About Us

About Symbiosis

Symbiosis is one of India’s leading educational institutions, imparting quality education across diverse verticals for over four decades. Symbiosis also personifies Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam the ‘whole world being one family’.

In recognition of the pioneering work done in the field of education, The Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce has been bestowed with ‘Autonomy’ by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, effective from the academic year 2012-13.However, we continue to be under the Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune which will confer the degree to our students.  We are also very proud to state that the ‘College with potential for Excellence (CPE) has been conferred upon us in 2016 by the UGC.  Our College ranked amongst the top10 Colleges in India and best in Pune City, consecutively for the past ten years, in the survey conducted by India Today, Neilson-Org Marg. Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce was re-accredited with an ‘A’ grade by NAAC, with CGPA score of 3.43 out of 4 in 2011. This is the highest CGPA score in Pune city.

At Symbiosis, we blend the wisdom of traditional education, with a practical knowhow, utilizing the contemporary global best practices in education. Thus, the students who graduate from Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce are equipped with a firm theoretical foundation and relevant skill sets to put theories into practice.

Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce offers specially modulated 3 year programs in Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts and a 2 year program in Master of Commerce,    Diploma and Certificate courses in Liberal Arts, under the Symbiosis Centre for Liberal Arts (SCLA) which is an initiative of Symbiosis Arts and Commerce College.

The Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce also offers  ‘Degree with Honours’ Programme for the B.A. /B.Com. students effective from the Academic Year 2014-2015. This programme aims at creating a unique educational programme which blends intense subject domain knowledge along with the practical skills required for enhancing employability of students.

Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce. Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce now also offers the ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) course alongside the graduation programmes to empower students with an international level certification. The course content and values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors.

Studying at Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce gives you the benefit of belonging to both an internationally renowned institution and also to a multicultural, interdisciplinary, academic student community. The College has an extensive library with access to online resources, latest informational software and Wi-FiNetwork, Gymnasium, Medical and Health Services and the Food Court.

Symbiosis creates an intellectually stimulating environment through seminars, conferences, workshops, guest lectures, field visits which broadens the perspectives of students. International initiatives through student’s semester abroad and student exchange programs leads to acquiring new skills and realising 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.

 The highlights of our programmes under autonomy include –

  • Academic freedom in framing syllabi & continuous evaluation
  • Interdisciplinary approach
  • Degree with Honours Programme
  • An ACCA Certification
  • Skill Development Courses
  • Certificate Diploma courses under Symbiosis Centre for Liberal Arts