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Symbiosis International University
Symbiosis International University (S.I.U) is a private co-educational, multi-institutional university located in Pune, Maharashtra, India. It has been given official recognition by the UGC and the AICTE. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council has conferred an 'A' grade to the University. SIU is part of the Symbiosis Society which is its managing body.

The Society was established in 1971 by Padmashree Dr S.B. Mujumdar. It was given autonomous status in 2002 by the Ministry of Human Resources Development[3] and since then has opened many more institutes affiliated to it.

Symbiosis International University has 19 Academic Institutions spread over 9 campuses in Pune, Noida , Bengaluru and Nashik[1]. All these institutes form part of the Symbiosis Society, with the other institutes in the Society being affiliated to various other bodies.
History

The first institutions belonging to the Symbiosis Society were established in 1971, and were affiliated to the University of Pune. Established in 1971 under the patronage of S. B. Mujumdar, President and Founding Director, the Symbiosis Society is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and the Bombay Public Trust, Act, 1950. The Principal Director of Symbiosis Society is Mrs. Dr.Vidya Yeravdekar.

In 2002, as part of a larger program to grant autonomy to institutions of academic excellence, the Ministry of Human Resources Development conferred the "Deemed to be University" status on three institutes under the Symbiosis umbrella - the Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) and Symbiosis Society's Law College.

In 2006 the University Grants Commission withdrew the word "Deemed" and renamed the institution as "Symbiosis International University".

Programmes and Courses

Symbiosis offers a total of 71 programmes with 117 courses by its institutes. The categories offered are:

• Telecom Management
• Law
• Managemen
t • Computer Studies
• Health Sciences
• Media, Communication & Design
• Humanities
• Engineering
• Geoinformatics
• Language
• Economics

Campuses with Institutes

Symbiosis has several campuses housing multiple institutes within each.

Lavale Campus

1. Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management
2. Symbiosis Institute of Technology
3. Symbiosis Institute of Business Management
4. Symbiosis School of Banking Management
5. Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication
6. Symbiosis School of Biomedical Sciences

Noida Campus

1. Symbiosis Law school
2. Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (Under-Graduate)

S. B. Road Campus

1. Symbiosis School of Economics
2. Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences
3. Symbiosis Law School
4. Symbiosis College of Nursing

Atur Campus

1. Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research
2. Symbiosis Institute of Geoinformatics

Kirkee Campus

1. Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS)

Vimannagar Campus

1. Symbiosis Institute of Design
2. Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication
3. Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (Under-Graduate)


Nasik Campus

1. Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management

Hinjewadi Campus

1. Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology
2. Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development
3. Symbiosis Institute of International Business

Model Colony Campus

1. English Language Teaching Institute of Symbiosis

Bangalore Campus

1. Symbiosis Institute of Business Management
2. Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication

Board of management

Members of Board of Management of SIU

Notification No. SIU/28/235 dated 24 April 2009

A. Vice Chancellor

1. Professor Bhushan Patwardhan

B. Deans Of Faculties

1. Brig. K. K. Khanzode (Retd.), Faculty of Computer Studies
2. Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar,Faculty of Health Sciences

C. Nominees of the Chancellor

1. Dr. P. J. Lavakare Country Partner, Institute Of International Education
2. Mr. Ravi Pandit Chairman and Group CEO, KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd.
3. Dr. Sanjay Dhande Director, IIT, Kanpur

D. Nominee of the Chairman, UGC

1. Mr. Pradeep Bhargav Managing Director, Cummins Generator Technologies India Ltd.

E. Nominee of the Government of India

1. Mr. Sunil Kumar, Jt. Secretary, MHRD, New Delhi

F. Nominee of Funding agency

1. Ms. Swati Mujumdar,Director, SCDL

G. Three Teachers according to Seniority

1. Mr. H. C. Hajare,Faculty Of Law
2. Dr. Mrs. Rajani Gupte,Faculty Of Management
3. Mr. Vinay Mundada,Faculty Of Media, Communication and Design

H. Nominee of Sponsoring Society
1. Dr. Mrs. Vidya Yeravdekar,Principal Director, Symbiosis Society.

I. Registrar, SIU

Admissions

• Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) is a common written test for the admission processes of undergraduate institutes of Symbiosis International University. It is a mandatory written test for admission into undergraduate programmes of all Symbiosis institutes.
• Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test is a common written test for the admission processes of Post-graduate Institutes of Symbiosis International University. It is a mandatory written test for admission into any Post-graduate programme offered by the Institutes.

Future Campuses

1. Lavasa, Pune Campus
2. Hyderabad Campus
3. Baner, Pune Campus

Controversies

In January, 2010, 143 students living in the hostels of the Symbiosis Infotech Campus at Hinjewadi fell ill after eating at the common mess on the campus.The mess contractor, manager and head cook were detained by the police.

On 1 August 2010 the Pune rural police had raided a farm house in Theur where 490 students were partying. A total of 80 students were arrested. All of them were released on bail later.[6] The police maintained that the raid was carried out because of complaints from the villagers about loud music and because no permission was sought to carry out bar activity. A music system and 13,000 litres of alcohol, were seized. Medical tests on 489 youths revealed that 80 had taken alcohol. These 80 students were arrested.[7] Five students were suspended and put on community service for fifteen days.[6] The incident led to discussions in the parliament where the insensitivity with which the police paraded the students before the media was discussed by the Shiv Sena as well as a cabinet minister.

 
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