Every educational institution has a purpose. Symbiosis has a truly unique purpose.

Set up to take care of international students studying in India and to provide them with a ‘home away from home’, the Symbiosis International Cultural Center was established in 1971. It has evolved from being a cultural center to a renowned educational family with a host of institutions offering quality education from Pre-primary to Doctoral programmes. The Founder Director Dr. S. B. Mujumdar believed that education is the best medium to inculcate international understanding among the students. He hoped that Symbiosis students would become ambassadors of goodwill for our country. He envisioned a multi cultural campus where students from different parts of the world would study together, live together and play together. Even today he believes that Symbiosis students serve the world well by going back to their countries and fulfilling their potential of being true ambassadors of goodwill. A true manifestation of Symbiosis, a botanical term, meaning ‘different species living together for mutual benefit’. The Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce is proud to be part of this family.

The college was established in 1983 and recently celebrated its silver jubilee. We are under Savitribai Phule Pune University and have students from approximately 36 Afro-Asian countries and from almost all the states of India. All these students learn an appreciation and tolerance of different cultures as they all study together, play together and live together.