Symbiosis International University, Pune
With a 300 acre state-of-the-art campus, Symbiosis International University (SIU), is located on the outskirts of Pune city. Founded in 2002, it has seven key faculties—law, management, health and biomedical sciences, computer studies and technology, engineering, media communication and design, humanities and social sciences.
But the most popular courses are MBA in international business, marketing, finance and communication management, BA LLB, journalism and mass communication. “Education is beyond training and imparting skills for employability. We embed liberal arts courses in our technical programmes so as to develop leadership skills in students. We believe that students should not only focus on placements but should focus on finding the right place in society,” says Vidya Yeravdekar, Principal Director of Symbiosis Society. › Popular courses MBA, BA LLAB, design and BA in journalism › USP SIU has collaborations with 56 universities from around the world, offering global immersion programme in which students are given scholarships of $600 to study at universities abroad to ensure they gain global competence
› Entry Graduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes allow entry on the basis of minimum Class 12 marks percentage, besides entrance tests and interviews › Fee `15.5 lakh for MBA (two years) and `11.75 lakh for law (five years) › Website www.siu.edu.in
ANUPAM SIDDHARTHA, DIRECTOR OF SYMBIOSIS CENTRE FOR MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION, AND STUDENTS IN A BRAINSTORMING SESSION