Founded by visionary Dr. S. B. Mujumdar in 1971 as an International Cultural and Educational Centre, Symbiosis provides a “home away from home” to a large no. of students from India and abroad who come to Pune in pursuit of higher education. Dr. S. B. Mujumdar was awarded the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan by His Excellency President of India. Living up to its name, which is a botanical term meaning “living together for mutual benefit” Symbiosis has today grown into a family of 43 academic institutions, providing education from Kinder garden to Post Graduation. Today, Symbiosis is ranked 5th in the country and 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 and Commence.


Symbiosis Open Education Society (SOES) has been registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act on 9th May, 2008 and is also registered as a public trust under Bombay Public Trust Act on 10th October 2008. There are three constituents of SOES- Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, Symbiosis Institute of Skill Development & Community College and Symbiosis Vocational Junior College.

The mission of SOES is to provide high quality, affordable education to develop the youth of our country.


Proud recipient of ISO: 9001:2008, SCDL is located in the heart of India’s premier Education city- Pune. Our global family consists of students virtually from all states of India and over 42 countries abroad, representing varied educational and cultural background. SCDL is further organized into various functional departments/sections such as Enrollment, Student Care, Evaluation, Programs and E- Learning, Data Support, Academics, Finance and Purchase, Systems and web support, Mail, Stores, HR, Corporate Development & Central Development. All these work together in a seemingly integrated manner with the ultimate objective of providing Quality Education and excellent student services. SCDL emphasizes on a constantly evolving curriculum which is at par with the full time educational programs and meets the latest needs of a fast growing economy and progressive society. SCDL introduces new and innovative educational programs each year empowering learners to meet challenges of a dynamic society.


SVJC has been established with a view to interweave general education with work oriented skills and knowledge. The college provides opportunities for skill development leading to employment. A hand on practical training is the most important component of the vocational college. The courses are designed for vocational education at HSC level. The courses are in business & Commerce Group & Engineering and Technology group. The curriculum comprises of two languages, general foundation and electives specific to that group. SVJC has also been designated as “examination Centre for Secondary and Higher Secondary Examinations for National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)”


The objective of Symbiosis Community College (started in 2009) is to develop an institution “of the community, for the community and by the community.” This is an alternate system of education, which aims at empowering individuals through appropriate skill development in collaboration with local industry and the community. The college offers courses for the underprivileged, rural students, SHG ladies etc. in order to create opportunities for gainful employment. The college also conducts need based lectures at students’ convenience in local places. This facilitates socio-economic development of the region.


Considering the growing need for skilled manpower from the industry, SISD was established in 2012 with an objective to develop skilled human resources thereby creating industry-ready employable youth. Along with life coping skills, SISD offers customized management Development Programmes to suit industry requirements. SISD has tie ups for OJT (On-Job-Training) and Placements.


Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences is a self-financed University established vide Government of Madhya Pradesh gazette (extraordinary) No 2 of 2016 dated 13 June 2016, under the provisions of MP Niji Vishwavidyalaya Adhiniyam 2007.

To crystallise the ‘Make in India’ mission of Hon’ble Prime Minister and to provide opportunities of Skill development along with vertical mobility leading to gainful employment to our youth, Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences has been established in Indore under the able leadership of President and Founder, Symbiosis Dr. S B. Mujumdar & Dr. Swati Mujumdar, Vice President, Symbiosis Foundation.

The University will offer short term skill based courses as well as degree programs in high growth sectors of Automobile, Construction, Manufacturing, Retail, IT ,Banking & Finance.