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Symbiosis International (Deemed University)

Symbiosis is a family of academic institutions which include University, Colleges, Centres, and Schools which have been imparting quality education for 50 years. Symbiosis is a family of 45 institutions spread across 8 campuses in and around Pune, sister city to Mumbai, India's commercial capital. It is host to over 40,000 Indian and International students on campus.

These campuses epitomize the Symbiosis vision, '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.

The University was given "Deemed to be University" status by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in 2002.Symbiosis International (Deemed University) offers doctoral, post graduate, under graduate, diploma and certificate programmes in Law, Management, Computer Studies, Health Sciences, Media & Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences, Engineering and Architecture & Design. The University has been awarded Category-I status by UGC, and an ‘A’ grade by NAAC with a score 3.58 on 4. In the residential campuses category, Symbiosis International (Deemed University) has been ranked #1 in the country in the ‘Swachh Campus Rankings 2018’, #43by NIRF 2020in India under the Universities Category, #109 in BRICS QS World ranking 2018-19, and is the only Indian university to have received the Asia Pacific Quality Label.

Recently, the University has established the Symbiosis Medical College for Women. The medical college and its attached Symbiosis University Hospital and Research Centre have state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities.

Keeping its excellent track record in mind Symbiosis International (Deemed University) (SIU) has been selected by the UGC to promote Indian higher education abroad. SIU is a member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Symbiosis School for Open and Distance Learning (SSODL)

Symbiosis School for Open and Distance Learning (SSODL) is a constituent of the prestigious Symbiosis International (Deemed University) (SIU). SSODL has conceptualized & implemented a group of professional up-gradation programmes through distance education meant to equip the healthcare professionals with appropriate tools needed to survive this age of fierce competition and specialization. SSODL encourages a symbiosis of thought, word & action of all such professionals who would address the all important issue of health in its totality. Through its unique innovative career-oriented Programmes, SSODL plans to raise a cadre of professionals who would ensure delivery of optimum health care services.


  • To be a leader to offer distance programmes in healthcare
  • To cater to the paucity of credible programmes in healthcare sector
  • To upscale  the expertise of healthcare professionals through equipping them with knowledge of recent advances
  • To equip the healthcare professionals, with the appropriate tools in order to survive & grow in this age of fierce competition & specialization
  • To allow learning, at the participant's pace & place with apt back end support
  • To provide professional education in a flexible academic package with specially prepared courses designed by the subject experts
  • To provide new wave of opportunities & offer bright career perspectives to aspirants in various
  • To offer distance education programmes catering to the significant demand & dearth of trained healthcare professionals

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