The University was established under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, in the year 2002, with the basic principle:
- To provide facilities for education and research of University standard
- The encouragement of the dissemination, advancement, development and application of knowledge.
- The provision of courses of study or instruction across a range of fields, and the carrying out of research, to meet the needs of the community.
- The provision of teaching and learning that engage with advanced knowledge.
Padma Bhushan Dr. S.B. Mujumdar established Symbiosis on the principles of Vedic thought of "World as One Family" and is resplendent of the activities and students of several countries. The University also has MOU's of collaboration with several renowned universities of the world and encourages students & faculty to participate in its programs. Symbiosis International University was given "Deemed to be University" status by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in 2002. The University was accredited by NAAC with Grade 'A' and CGPA of 3.35 in 2009.
Symbiosis International University is nestled on a beautiful 300 acre campus, the Symbiosis Knowledge Village, on the outskirts of the city of Pune in Maharashtra, India. The University's name fittingly captures the quintessence of the relationship with International students; a mutually beneficial bond between India and the International student community.
The genesis of the University stems from the Symbiosis Society, a 'Not for Profit' organization. Its growth reflects the dynamic changes in Indian society. It would not be far-fetched to claim that the history of the University is intertwined with the history of Management education in India. Today, SIU is a clear leader in management education with several of its management institutes ranked amongst the best in the country and its alumni occupying leadership positions across the world.
With changes sweeping across India's higher education environment, SIU has established need based institutes across the 7 faculties of Law, Management, Computer Studies, Health & Bio-medical Sciences, Media, Communication & Design, Humanities & Social Sciences and Engineering. Symbiosis International University continues to grow…. Evolving by benchmarking itself against the best in the world. A student centric philosophy leads to innovations in teaching and learning, student affairs, academic programs and health care.
Cutting edge technologies, smart classrooms and modern infrastructure positively impact the delivery of world class education. Diversity in the classroom and faculty rooms, service learning projects, internships and value added activities lead to a more holistic development of students.
The University bears in mind its objective that its ultimate aim is to participate in the task of inculcating knowledge and hone skills which are vital to the young graduates and post graduates who passes out from the University.