National Education Policy 2020 has recommended online and digital education. University Grants Commission (UGC) has selected prestigious universities in India to impart ODL programs and I am happy that Symbiosis International (Deemed University) is among these universities. SIU has created a separate School for imparting quality education through Online and Digital Learning mode to Indian & international students.
I welcome you to the ODL School with a view to acquiring quality education in different subjects and enhancing their employability, and entrepreneurship.
May God bless you!
Prof. Dr. S. B. Mujumdar
Founder and President, Symbiosis Chancellor, Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
I am delighted to invite you to join the Online programmes of Symbiosis International University conducted by the Symbiosis School of Online and Digital Learning (SSODL).
Post pandemic, the importance of online education needs no justification.
The United Nations under the Sustainable Development Goals 4 (SDG 4) has mandated to eliminate discrimination in education and provide easy access to quality education. The Govt. of India has introduced the New Education Policy in 2020 which proposes revision and revamping of all aspects of the education structure and to create a system that is aligned with the aspirational goals of 21st century and the SDG4.
In order to fulfil the mandate of SDG 4 and the NEP and to improve access to quality education, SIU has introduced programmes in the online and digital learning mode.
Symbiosis International University has been accorded Category 1 status by UGC and has therefore been allowed to develop high quality online programmes for those who could not join the ‘on campus’ programmes and were interested in continuing to learn with Symbiosis. These online programmes are developed by the best faculty of SIU. Students who join the online programmes will also get some opportunities to be on our beautiful University campus and experience the campus life.
We will empower you with the requisite knowledge to help you apply this knowledge for the betterment of Society.
Welcome to SSODL
Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar
Principal Director, Symbiosis Society Pro Chancellor, Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
Vice Chancellor's Message
Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune offers the kind of education needed for leadership in a rapidly changing world. While continuing to work towards improving our offerings, we look for newer ways to deliver and improve access to quality education - hence the School of Online and Digital learning.
Symbiosis School of Online and Digital Learning (SSODL), offers programs from the faculties of Management, Computer Studies, Health Sciences, Media & Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences
In the present dynamic world there is an increasing use of technology. SSODL leverages technology for learner support and program learning delivery in synchronous and asynchronous mode. The school uses state of art recording facility for program recordings and the program structure is aligned to the program being delivered through regular mode, providing flexible learning opportunities using internet, e-Learning Materials and full-fledged programme delivery through the internet, using technology assisted mechanism and resources. The pedagogy ensures that the learning is holistic, flexible and learner-centred.
Dr. Rajani Gupte
Vice Chancellor, Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
We live in an extremely complex and dynamic world. The world is undergoing rapid changes in the knowledge landscape. Technology has become an integral part of our daily lives. With various dramatic scientific and technological advances in every field, there is a parallel rise in the demand for professionally qualified professionals in the field of management, economics, media and communication and health sciences, especially driven by the impact of technology in the design and delivery of academic programs.
At the Symbiosis School of Online and Digital Learning (SSODL), we offer programs in various domains of healthcare including healthcare management, clinical research, nutrition & dietetics, nursing and disciplines related to healthcare such as health communication, hospital architecture planning and design etc. In addition to these programs, the SSODL also offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in economics, media, computer management in the online mode of delivery. The program content and delivery is through the experts in relevant disciplines. Our endeavour is on leveraging technology to create a wholesome environment of complete teaching and learning.
The School of Online and Digital Learning (SSODL) is equipped with a full-fledged call centre for addressing the issues faced by learners. The learning material which would facilitates the self-learning is available to the learners on the learning management platform. The learning management platform would also provide access to the recordings of the videos of the sessions. The school would be using technology for assessment thus creating a complete contactless process from enrolment to teaching learning to assessment.
Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar
Provost, Faculty of Health Sciences, Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
Access to good quality education is becoming increasingly important and is the key to empowerment. The Symbiosis School for Digital and Online Learning (SSODL) has been set up essentially to provide quality education in the domains of Health care, Management, Computer sciences and Humanities delivered in distance, online and digital mode. Programmes offered under these domains provide professional education to the learners in a student centric manner.
At SSODL, learning is designed keeping in mind learner engagement, so in addition to a rich content developed by subject experts, learners have access to live lectures delivered in a synchronous mode and can engage with professors through interactive discussion forums. Our Business, Technology, Humanities, and extremely well received Health Care programmes, equip our students to become leaders with the moral depth and intellectual rigour.
The Symbiosis School of Online and Digital Learning, Pune located in the lush green Symbiosis International (Deemed University) main campus at Lavale, Pune, is the Centre of education and culture, providing students with exceptional opportunity to interact with peers from across the globe and network.
I invite all of you to join the learning community at SSODL, which offers the dual benefit of receiving top-quality online learning experience combined with the recognition of studying at a globally ranked University
Welcome to SSODL, a community of lifelong learners!