Sym­bio­sis In­ter­na­tional Univer­sity, Pune

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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

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