Founded by visionary Dr. S. B. Mujumdar in 1971 as an International Cultural and Educational Centre,Symbiosis provides a “home away from home” to a large number of students including foreign students who come to Pune in pursuit of higher education. Living up to its name which is a botanical term meaning “living together for mutual benefit”, Symbiosis has grown over the past four decades into a family of 43 academic institutions providing education from Kindergarten to Post Graduation in a wide range of disciplines. Today, Symbiosis is ranked amongst the top educational providers in the country and is known in India and abroad for its excellence in education.
Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences is a self-financed University established vide Government of Madhya Pradesh gazette (extraordinary) No 2 of 2016 dated 13 June 2016, under the provisions of MP Niji Vishwavidyalaya Adhiniyam 2007.
To crystallise the ‘Make in India’ mission of Hon’ble Prime Minister and to provide opportunities of Skill development along with vertical mobility leading to gainful employment to our youth, Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences has been established in Indore under the able leadership of President and Founder, Symbiosis Padma Bhushan Dr. S B. Mujumdar & Dr. Swati Mujumdar, Vice President, Symbiosis Foundation.
The University has offered short-term skill-based courses as well as degree programs in high growth sectors of CSIT, Automobile, Mechatronics, Retail, BFSI, and MBA in BFSI.
The University has already collaborated with over 20 leading industries in India and 12 German Universities of Applied Sciences. In this unique model of Skill Development, top industry leaders such as Reliance Capital, HDFC Bank, Future Group and Mahindra and Mahindra are also setting up their bases on the University campus, to provide skill training to students.
With an investment of over Rs. 200 crores, Symbiosis has created a state of art infrastructure spread over 30 acres of land. Academic buildings, hostels for boys & girls, Centre of Excellence, specialised training labs and workshops, School of interdisciplinary Sciences and Community College are a hallmark of this University.
The University has imported specialised skill training machinery from Germany to impart hands-on practical training to its students.