About Symbiosis

Symbiosis is one of India’s leading educational institutions, providing quality education across diverse fields for over four decades. Symbiosis also embodies the philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam meaning ‘the whole world is one family’.

In recognition of the pioneering work done in the field of education, Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce was granted ‘Autonomy’ by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, effective from the academic year 2012-13. However, we continue to be under the Savitribai Phule Pune University, which confers degrees to our students. We are also proud to state that the UGC recognized us as a ‘College with Potential for Excellence (CPE)’ in 2016. Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce was Reaccredited with an ‘A+’ and a 3.51 CGPA For Third Cycle By NAAC. Additionally, our college was conferred with Empowered Autonomous status by the UGC in July 2024.

At Symbiosis, we blend the wisdom of traditional education, with practical knowledge, utilizing contemporary global best practices in education. As a result, students who graduate from Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce are equipped with a solid theoretical foundation and the relevant skills to apply their knowledge in practice.

Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce offers four-year programs in Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts under NEP 2020 as well as a 2-year program in Master of Commerce, Master of Arts in English/Economics/Psychology. Additionally, we provide Diploma and Certificate courses in Liberal Arts, through the Symbiosis Centre for Liberal Arts (SCLA), an initiative of Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce. In the 4th year, the student can pursue a BCom/BA with Honors degree or BCom/BA with Research degree. The Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce also offers BCom courses with syllabi integrated with professional bodies such as The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) UK, the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA leading to CMA certification) USA and the Institute of Analytics (IoA) UK, providing students with international-level certification.

Studying at Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce offers the benefits of belonging to both an internationally renowned institution and a multicultural, interdisciplinary academic community. The College features an extensive library with access to online resources, the latest informational software, a Wi-Fi Network, a gymnasium, medical and health Services, and a food court.

Symbiosis fosters an intellectually enriching environment through a variety of avenues such as seminars, conferences, workshops, guest lectures, field visits, all designed to expand students’ perspectives. International initiatives through student’s semester abroad and student exchange programs lead to acquiring new skills and realizing their dreams. Experts from commerce and business provide research orientation to enrich the learning experience of the students. Students are encouraged to participate in national and international conferences, competitions, and symposiums to inculcate a healthy spirit of competition and team building. At Symbiosis, we have embraced the power of technology to help our students learn in ways never possible before. Self-paced learning, online assessments, continuous evaluation processes, e-learning modules, technology-enabled classrooms, virtual library etc. make for an unparalleled learning experience.

Milestones of the College

  • 1983 SCAC Established
  • 2006 Centre for Liberal Arts
  • 2012 Academic Autonomy
  • 2013 Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • 2014 An embedded Honours programme
  • 2015 Centre for Skill Development
  • 2016 College with Potential for Excellence
  • 2017 Reaccredited A+ by NAAC with a 3.51 CGPA
  • 2018 B.Com with specialisation in Accounting and Finance (in collaboration with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK) (ACCA)
  • 2019 Recipient of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) grant of rupees 5 crores for enhancing Quality and Excellence
  • 2020 B.Com Interdisciplinary programme (Integration of Liberal Arts courses)
  • 2020 B.Com with specialisation in Management Accounting (in collaboration with Certified Institute of Management Accountants, UK) (CIMA)
  • 2022 B.Com with specialisation in Business Analytics (in collaboration with Institute of Analytics, UK) (IoA)
  • 2023 Conferred with Empowered Autonomous status by UGC
  • 2023 Implementation of the National Education Policy