Established in 1971 as Symbiosis International Educational Centre, the primary objective was to promote international understanding through quality education. Today Symbiosis is a family of thirty four academic institutions spread over nine campuses in and around Pune. It draws students from all states of India as well as international students from over sixty different countries in the world. The Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning has about one lakh students studying for the Distance Education programmes.
In May 2002, the Deemed University status was conferred upon Symbiosis International Educational Centre.
The University started with three constituent institutes namely:
- 1) Symbiosis Society’s Law College (SSLC)
- 2) Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM)
- 3) Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research (SICSR)
In 2004, one more centre for undergraduate courses, namely the Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies was started. With effect from 10th November 2006, Symbiosis International Educational Centre has been renamed as the Symbiosis International University. It now has 10 more institutes under its ambit, namely :
- 1) Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication (SIMC)
- 2) Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB)
- 3) Symbiosis Centre for Management & Human Resource Development (SCMHRD)
- 4) Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (For Defence Personnel & their dependents (SIMS)
- 5) Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM)
- 6) Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT)
- 7) Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies - Under Graduate
- 8) Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM)
- 9) Symbiosis Institute of Geo-informatics (SIG)
- 10) Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)
- 11) Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS)
- 12) Symbiosis College of Nursing (SCON)
- 13) Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT)
- 14) Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Bangalore Campus
- 15) Symbiosis School of Economics (SSE)
Symbiosis was founded with the motto ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakkam’ – the world is one family. Here at Symbiosis, we are passionate about excellence in whatever we do.