Symbiosis International (Deemed University) is a multi-disciplinary university offering its students and faculty a vibrant learning ecosystem designed around its multi-cultural and innovative ethos. Symbiosis was established in 1971 by Prof. Dr. S.B. Mujumdar, which was a ‘home away from home’ for International students. The Institution is based on the principles of Vedic thought of "World as One Family".
The university is awarded the Category-I status by UGC, and an 'A++' grade by NAAC. The university is also ranked 32nd in the Universities Category of NIRF 2023, and ranked tenth in the category of 'University & Deemed to be University (Private-Self-Financed)' in Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievement (ARIIA) 2021. Globally the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking 2022 has ranked Symbiosis International University amongst the top 800 – 1000 Universities in the World. The University is also ranked in the top 350 Universities in Asia by the QS Regional Rankings, and is the only Indian university to have received the Asia Pacific Quality Label.
In addition to rich on campus programmes in the conventional mode , the University also offers online Programmes entitled by UGC through its Centre for Distance and Online (CDOE), the Symbiosis School for Online and Digital Learning (SSODL).
Symbiosis School for Online and Digital Learning (SSODL) is a constituent of the prestigious Symbiosis International (Deemed University) (SIU). SSODL offers online programmes ( UG & PG degree ) recognised by the UGC and AICTE. Programmes offered by SSODL are delivered in an online and digital mode imparting the same skills, knowledge and domain expertise of regular physical programmes offered under Symbiosis in terms of academic rigour, excellent faculty and a learner centric outcome based education, along with the flexibility of self paced learning. Our Business, Technology, Humanities, and extremely well received Health Care programmes, equip our students to become leaders with the moral depth and intellectual rigour.