SIU About Us - Overview

Overview

Symbiosis International (Deemed University) is a multi-disciplinary university offering its students and faculty a vibrant learning ecosystem designed around its multi-cultural and innovative ethos. Symbiosis was established in 1971 by Prof. (Dr.) S.B. Mujumdar, for ‘Promoting International Understanding through Quality Education’, the Institution is based on the principles of Vedic thought of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ meaning ‘World as One Family’. The University’s name fittingly captures the quintessence of the relationship amongst students across the Globe. Symbiosis is committed to building international understanding by offering quality education, and is resplendent of the activities and students of more than 85 countries.

The Symbiosis journey however began with a surge of enthusiasm spurred on by an incident that, in itself, makes a poignant tale. Witnessing the plight of international, Dr. Mujumdar was deeply moved. Symbiosis was thus born out of a passion for creating ‘a home away from home’ for international students. The institution was founded to alleviate the problems faced by foreign students coming to India. At that time, these problems included - accommodation, meals, medical care, guidance, coaching, information about the city, etc. The university is a champion of research and innovation, fostering a culture of exploration and discovery. The university boasts of dedicated research centers where faculty and students collaborate on ground-breaking projects, pushing the boundaries of knowledge. The university provides more than just academic rigor; it cultivates a vibrant student life filled with opportunities for growth and connection. From cultural events and sports teams to social initiatives and service learning projects, students learn, thrive, and build lifelong friendships in a diverse and dynamic environment. Symbiosis is deeply committed to the cause of ‘Health for All’.

Choosing Symbiosis International University is choosing more than just a university; it is choosing a community, a family, and a world of possibilities.

National Accolades:

Within India, Symbiosis is continuously recognized for its academic excellence. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has awarded an A++ grade (2022), reflecting our commitment to quality education. In 2018, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India granted the university a Category-I Status, a testament to our high standards. Our dedication to continuous improvement is evident in our steady climb in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) rankings, currently positioned at 32nd among Indian Universities (2023). MHRD’s ‘Swachhta Ranking’ has placed the university among the top three universities in the residential campuses category (2019), recognizing our commitment to cleanliness and hygiene. Furthermore, the university is designated as a University Grants Commission (UGC), National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Mentoring Institute, to guide other institutions towards quality education. Our innovative spirit is acknowledged by the 10th rank in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA, 2021). SIU has received prestigious awards from Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) for Faculty Development and Internationalization of Higher Education. Renowned publications like Outlook-ICARE, India Today, and The Week consistently rank us among the top Universities in India.

International Accolades:

On the global stage, Symbiosis consistently shines amongst the top universities in the world. QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024 has ranked the University 140th Globally & 6th in India in Business & Management Studies, 389th Globally & 10th in India in Social Sciences & Management, and in the 551-600 band Globally & 12th in India in Computer Science & Information Systems. QS World University Rankings, 2024 have placed us within the top 261-270 in Asia (2024), showcasing our dedication to high standards. Beyond academics, our efforts towards sustainability are acknowledged with a ranking of 661 in Governance by QS (2024).

Contributing to these laurels is our 22nd position in India and amongst 351 – 400 in Asia by THE World University Rankings (2024). Symbiosis is also the proud recipient of a Diamond rating in Indian colleges and universities by QS I- GAUGE (2023) and holds the unique distinction of being the only Indian University with the Asia Pacific Quality Label (2019). Notably, we are the first university globally to receive the 2000W Smart Cities Certification (2019).

Website last updated : May 24, 2024