Symbiosis International (Deemed University) is a premier international university which was founded in 1971 by Padma Bhushan Dr. S.B. Mujumdar. Since then, it has grown to be a multidisciplinary university conducting 107 under-graduate as well as post-graduate courses across faculties such as law, management, computer studies, health & biomedical sciences, media, communication & design, humanities & social sciences & engineering. The university has campuses in nine locations across four cities namely Pune, Bengaluru, Nashik & Noida (UP), & another campus coming up in Hyderabad.
Symbiosis International (Deemed University) was set up in order to make the international students feel at home, in a country far away from their land. Therefore, the motto of SIU is "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" or "The World is My Family". The various campuses of SIU host students from across countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal & Bhutan as well as African & Middle-eastern nations. Over time, the several institutes of SIU have provided skilled professionals in every walk of life, be it business, media, IT, arts and even entrepreneurship. The Chancellor of the University is Padma Bhushan Dr. S.B. Mujumdar himself, with Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar being the Principal Director and Dr. Rajani Gupte, the Vice Chancellor.
Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communications, (SIMC-PG, Pune) is ranked among the top media and Communication colleges in the country offering courses in both MBA in Communication Management and Mass Communication MA (MC) program. SIMC– PG offers four specializations in MBA (Communication Management) program: Brand Communications,Public Relations,Marketing and media analytics & Media Management,. In Masters in Mass Communications, MA (MC), SIMC offers two specializations: Journalism & Audio visual. These specializations are introduced from the batch 2016 – 2018.