Symbiosis: A Saga of Excellence
Symbiosis was founded in 1971 with the sole mission "Welfare of Foreign students" by Dr. S.B. Mujumdar, then a professor at the famous Fergusson College (Pune). This Oxford of east attracted many Afro Asian students for higher studies. Problems of admission, accommodation, cultural shocks and language barriers were severe.
Dr. Mujumdar offered to help out and established "Symbiosis International and Cultural Centre" and "International Students Home". He considered these foreign students as "Ambassadors of Goodwill" and a "National Investment" to promote international understanding and camaraderie and hence adopted the motto "Vasudeva Kudumbakam", much before the present concept of globalization.
Today, 45000 students drawn from various parts of India and from more than 60 different foreign countries study in the 35 academic institutions. Symbiosis is now one of India's leading educational institutions imparting, quality education for over 35 years. Over 1,00,000 study off campus . Symbiosis students have acquired positions as prominent decision makers in their country as ministers, executives, entrepreneurs and ambassadors.