Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, the Principal Director of Symbiosis Society is a gynaecologist, who also has a degree in law to add to her qualification.
She imbibed the zeal for social and educational work through her father, Dr. S.B. Mujumdar. She has traveled widely to countries like UK, USA, UAE, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia etc. On these tours she has participated in educational fairs and has interacted with students and parents in an attempt to promote higher Indian education abroad.
She has also developed close contacts with the Ministries of Education in different countries. By liaisoning with these departments she is able to understand the specific needs of the youth of those countries. Under her administration at Symbiosis, these needs are then met and provided for, in an attempt to increase the comfort level of the foreign students at Symbiosis.
Dr. Vidya's main interest is to carry forward the vision of her father, Dr. S.B. Mujumdar - by promoting international understanding through quality education. Being a member of the Board of Management of the Symbiosis Society and Symbiosis International University, she contributes to the overall planning and development of Symbiosis. She has been instrumental in collaborations of Symbiosis with some of the world-class universities abroad.
She has been nominated as member of University Grants Commission and a member of governing Body of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) by the Govt. of India. She has also been nominated as a member of Executive Council of National Institute of Agriculture Extension Management (MANAGE) which is under Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India.