Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL)
Being one of the largest private universities in India, Symbiosis has always been one of the most desirable colleges for the aspiring candidates. Symbiosis University was founded back in 1971 by Prof. Dr. S B Mujumdar in Pune, Maharashtra. Being a family of 48 academic Institutions, Symbiosis University is spreading the joy of learning and education in the world since more than four decades. The university is imparting quality education for over 45 years and this is how it has become one of the first choices for the aspiring candidates. The Symbiosis Society works on the motto of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakkam, which means “World is one Family”. Staying strong its foundation ground, the university hosts several students from various countries from around the world every year and with this, it is spreading the words of trust across the continents. The University proudly hosts more than 34,000 students from both India and overseas on campus. If you are wondering that what is Symbiosis Society, so here is the answer, Symbiosis Society is the managing body of all the institutions under the Symbiosis banner. Situated in Pune, Maharashtra, Symbiosis University is spread across an area of 138 square kilometres. It is constructed at a very beautiful place which at an altitude of 559 metres above sea level.
Symbiosis University was given an autonomous status in the year 2002 by the Ministry of Human Resources Development and it has led the university to start various other institutions affiliated with it. Symbiosis International University has 28 academic institutions which are spread over 10 locations in various cities like Pune, Nashik, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Noida. Earlier, the Symbiosis Society was affiliated with the University of Pune, however, later, it has been registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and the Bombay Public Trust, Act, 1950.
Rankings and Awards
Symbiosis has been ranked several times among the prestigious listings in the education area. Symbiosis Institute of Technology, the engineering wing of the Symbiosis Society, was ranked at the 19th position among engineering colleges in India in 2017 by India Today. It was ranked at the 42nd position by Outlook India among the top engineering colleges in India in 2017. Symbiosis Institute of Business Management has been ranked at the 20th spot in the list of India’s Best B-Schools in India in 2016 by Business Today. The same has grabbed the 34th position in the list of Top MBA Colleges in India 2017 by Careers 360. Furthermore, the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management has been ranked at the 7th spot in India Top 100 Management Schools of 2016 listing by Outlook India. The Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development was ranked at the 22nd position by Business Today in their list of India’s best B-schools 2016, The same wing has been ranked at the 36th position by Careers 360 in their list of Top MBA Colleges in India 2017 while Outlook India has ranked it at the 11th position among the private colleges and 12th in India in their list of Top 100 Management Schools of 2016.
Recognitions and Affiliations
Recognitions, Accreditations and Affiliations are something that increases the value of any educational institution and it makes the university or the college what they are. Recognitions and affiliations play the most important role when an aspiring candidate is in the process of decision making that which college to go for and why. Being one of the best colleges in the country, Symbiosis University holds various recognitions Such as –
- Until 2002, the university was operating under the affiliation from the University of Pune, however, in the year 2002, the Ministry of Human Resources Development recognised the three institutes under the Symbiosis banner the “Deemed to be University”. The three institutes are the Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management(SIBM) and Symbiosis Society’s Law College.
- The university is recognised by the University Grants Commission of India (UGC).
- Symbiosis University is also recognised by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).
- The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has recently accredited Symbiosis International University (SIU) with an ‘A’ grade.
- SIU is a member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning
Not only in the regular mode of education, but Symbiosis University is a very well-known name in the distance education scenario as well. The distance education wing of Symbiosis Society is recognised by the Distance Education Bureau of India. Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning is known as one of the leading autonomous educations institutes in India offering education through the distance learning mode. Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning was established in the year 2001 and started offering quality education to those people who cannot enrol for a regular academic programme. Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning provides education in various fields. It offers Post Graduate Diploma, Diploma and Certificate programs in different fields such as Business Management, International Business, Information Technology, Banking and Finance, Supply Chain Management, Customer Relationship Management, Insurance Management, Education Management, Business and Corporate Law and Entrepreneurship Development. Also, the institute provides corporate programmes in association with various corporate companies in India such as IBM, Cognizant, Infosys, Wipro, Ranbaxy, Collabra, Aditya Birla, Bharti Retail Pvt. Ltd., Wall-mart, Vodafone, Cipla, etc. The
Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning has employed more than 350 faculties who are available for providing academic counselling to the students, developing curriculum and assessments and for providing valuable feedback to students on their academic development. The institute provides Online Classrooms, E-Mentoring, Self Learning Material, E-Learning, etc. to help the students get the best out of their courses. Also, they have student portal that help the students with E-Counselling and also student support call centres. Moreover, Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning has the largest alumni network and all the ex-students are connected with each other through the SCDL Alumni Association.