President, Symbiosis Foundation
Chancellor, Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences
(Awarded the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan by the President of India)
“INDIA IS PASSING THROUGH A HISTORIC PERIOD CALLED DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDEND”
We must provide skills to our youth to enable our country to reap its benefits. In order to achieve this, our Hon’ble Prime Minister has given us a clarion call “Skill India” and Symbiosis has taken a lead by establishing India’s first residential Skill Development University called the Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences at Indore.
Based on the German model, this University will be a pioneer in the field of Skills education and shall contribute to the socio-economic growth of our nation. I am confident that students seeking gainful employment and opportunities for entrepreneurship will be immensely benefited.
I welcome you all to the Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences and hope that the international experience at this unique University will help you harness your full potential to serve our country through the skills gained here.
Dr S. B. Mujumdar is the Founder and President of Symbiosis a multi-national, multi-lingual and multidisciplinary educational institution of repute. A distinguished academician and educationist, he is also Chancellor of the Symbiosis International University (SIU), a Deemed University located at Pune.
In his Master’s Degree (M.Sc.) in Botany, he stood first class first with distinction in Pune University. He went on to obtain a Doctorate (PhD) in Microbiology from Pune University.
The Government of India conferred Padma Shri (2005) and Padma Bhushan (2012) on Dr S B Mujumdar for his outstanding contribution to the field of education. Dr Mujumdar is also a recipient of the Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskar (2003), FIE Foundation Puraskar (2006), Pune Municipal Corporation’s ‘Roll of Honour for Lifetime Achievement (2006), Punya Bhushan Award (2009), Top Management Club Pune’s “Excellence in Education” Award, the Rotary Club of Pune’s ‘Service Excellence Recognition Award (SERA)’, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow, Giant International Lifetime Achievement Award, Lion Gaurav Puraskar, Pune Festival Award and many others. The Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth conferred a D. Litt. on him in 2016.