Founded by visionary Padma Bhushan Dr.S.B.Mujumdar in 1971 as an International Cultural and Educational Center, with a view to imparting the spirit of co-existence to students from African and Asian countries. Symbiosis provides a "home away from home" to foreign students who come to Pune in pursuit of higher education. Living up to its name, which is a botanical term meaning "living together for mutual benefit". Within a short span of 45 years, Symbiosis has established itself as a premier educational institution in Maharashtra. Symbiosis has blossomed in to 46 different branches imparting education in about 176 different courses and has student strength of about 33,000 on campus. The students from all the States of India as well as from other 85 countries are studying in different institutes of Symbiosis.
Today, Symbiosis is known in India and abroad as one of the best educational institutes imparting quality education in various fields such as Management, Law, Computers, Health Care, Arts & Commerce and Distance Learning.
Symbiosis Motto: "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakkam" means "World is one Family"
These campuses epitomize the Symbiosis motto, 'Promoting International Understanding through Quality Education' and are a beehive of international students from all across the globe, being privy to Indian culture and hospitality. Many of these campuses are fully residential and have recreational facilities which include swimming pools, amphitheaters & Health Care centres. Keeping its excellent track record in mind, in 2002, the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India conferred the 'Deemed to be University' status on Symbiosis, and further in 2006 the University Grants Commission, Government of India withdrew the word Deemed and renamed the University as Symbiosis International University.
Padma Bushan Dr. S. B. Mujumdar
President & Founder Director, Symbiosis
Chancellor - Symbiosis International University