President of India conferred the 'Padma Bhushan' award to Prof. Dr. S.B. Mujumdar
We feel happy and proud to inform you that the President of India Shrimati Pratibha DeviSingh Patil conferred the 'Padma Bhushan' award on Prof. Dr. S. B. Mujumdar, Founder and President, Symbiosis in the investiture held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on Thursday, March 22, 2012. The Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award, was declared to Dr. S. B. Mujumdar by the President of India on Republic Day.
Dr. S.B. Mujumdar is a distinguished Academician and Educationist. He is the Founder & President of Symbiosis, a multi-lingual, multi-national and multi-disciplinary educational complex of international repute. He is also the Chancellor of Symbiosis International University. In appreciation of his long and illustrious social contribution in the field of education, the President of India awarded the prestigious 'Padma Shri' to Dr. S.B.Mujumdar in 2005. Dr. Mujumdar was also awarded 'Punyabhushan' award in the year 2009 at the hands of Hon'ble Vice President Shri. Hamid Ansari.
P D Patil Maharashtra Bhushan Puraskar' to Prof. Dr. S B Mujumdar
Prof. Dr. S B Mujumdar, President and Founder Symbiosis, has been awarded the prestigious ' P D Patil Maharashtra Bhushan Puraskar ' by the ‘P D Patil Gaurav Pratishthan, Karad in appreciation of his valuable contributions to the field of education for the past four decades.
Vocational Committee Report - Govt. of Maharashtra
At a press conference held on 1st July 2011 in Pune, Dr. Swati Mujumdar, Chairperson of Vocational Committee, submitted the Vocational Committee report to Hon'ble Shri. Rajesh Tope, Minister for Higher & Technical Education, Govt. of Maharashtra. The report consisted of some path breaking policies and recommendations in Vocational Education, Training & Skill Development sector for the State of Maharashtra and for our country.
A book titled 'Symbiosis Is My Breath' authored by Ms. Swati Mujumdar
The book covers the memorable moments of Dr. Mujumdar's life from childhood to date, captured through his photographs and the articles contributed by his close friends. This publication also contains interview of Symbiosis taken by Swati Mujumdar. Symbiosis has been personified and goes down the memory lane and narrates the story about itself and its creator, Dr. Mujumdar
Next Learning Unwrapped , A Case Study on SCDL
A case study written by Dr. Swati Mujumdar, Director, and SCDL has been published as part of a book by Dr. Nick van Dam Director Global Talent for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) Next Learning Unwrapped. This field book presents new concepts 37 business cases and lessons learned by leading organizations that use technology-based and blended learning to achieve business goals and SCDL is one of them.
Symbiosis Skills & Open University Bhoomi Poojan & Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony
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SCDL First Alumni Meet - Pune
In keeping with Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learnings initiative to always stay connected with all its students, SCDL organized its first Alumni Meet on April 6, 2013 at the SCDL campus in Pune. The event received an enthusiastic response with more than 70 students from previous batches coming together. The Alumni Meet gave a “face” to the virtual student fraternity of SCDL.
In her welcome address, Dr. Swati Mujumdar, Director, SCDL, talked about how the institute has evolved since its inception and the new programs that have been introduced. The Director also announced the creation of an alumni page where former students can log in to connect with each other and share their experiences. To make this association a more valued experience, SCDL will provide its alumni access to its e-learning material as well as its e-library.
SCDL took the opportunity to felicitate some of the alumni who have achieved great success in their professional lives. As part of the event, a workshop on strategic management was conducted by Dr Sripad S Thavare. All the participants were given a certificate of participation and a memento. It was a memorable event, which gave the students an opportunity to reconnect with the institute.
SCDL First Alumni Meet - Pune
SCDL hosted its first International ALUMNI MEET at Dubai on Thursday April 18, 2013 between 6 pm to 8 pm at Hotel Regent Palace, Dubai. The Alumni meet received an overwhelming response and a large number of alumni from all walks of life attending the Meet.
The Meet started with a Welcome Address by SCDL Director, Dr Swati Mujumdar. The Welcome address was followed by a brief introduction by all alumni present for the Meet. An interactive session of one hour with the Director led to a number of valuable suggestions being received. SCDL also felicitated its Star Alumni who have done exceptionally well in their fields of work.
This Meet provided an excellent platform for the alumni to network and interact amongst themselves and with the SCDL staff. We look forward to arranging many more such Alumni Meets in the future.
Inauguration of the new campus for Symbiosis Institute of Skill Development & Symbiosis Community College At Daravli, Paud, near Pune
To further our commitment for facilitating social and economic development through vocational education and skill development, Symbiosis Open Education Society has constructed a large campus near Daravli, Paud village, Mulshi Taluka, about 17 kms from Pune. The campus will host the Symbiosis Institute of Skill Development and the Symbiosis Community College and is dedicated to conducting vocational & skill development courses customized to the needs of local industry and community.
We have also planned the inauguration of "An exhibition of handicrafts and products developed by students of the Symbiosis Community College" and the opening of "A Community Resource Centre" created exclusively for the local farmers, women, children and which will provide information, counseling, guidance and free seminars to them in various areas such as agriculture, health, farming, dairy, handicrafts etc.
This campus will house the Symbiosis Institute of Skill Development, a new initiative undertaken with the mission of creating large pool of skilled youth. The campus will also house the Symbiosis Community College, a social initiative started in 2009 with the objective of creating an alternate education system for the under privileged, rural, women and school drop-outs. The campus has state of the art infrastructure having labs, classrooms and workshops suitable for conducting vocational and skill based short term courses in collaboration with local industry and other community stakeholders.
The inauguration of this new campus is scheduled on 16th October 2012 at 11.30 am. Shri. Rajesh Tope, Hon. Minister for Higher & Technical Education, Govt. of Maharashtra, has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest. Mr. Dilip Chenoy, MD & CEO, National Skill Development Corporation, New Delhi has accepted to be the Guest of Honor.
The Symbiosis Community College mainly offers short-term vocational courses to underprivileged students, women, rural youth and school drop-outs with the objective of creating opportunities of gainful employment and entrepreneurship. Most of the courses are delivered on location. About 400 students till date have successfully completed various courses offered by the Symbiosis Community College. The local community stakeholders are actively involved in the Community College. Symbiosis Institute of Skill Development which is a new initiative will focus on providing advance skill development courses in high growth sectors such as Automobile, Manufacturing and Construction, to cater to local industry needs for skilled manpower. We are in dialogue with industries such Tata Motors, Bajaj, Mahindra & Maruti to understand their specific needs and create courses with on-job training facility. Courses in the areas of denting, painting, welding, auto electrician, two wheeler mechanic etc. will be started very soon from the new campus.
The Community Resource Centre will bring people, ideas and resources together. It shall educate and create awareness amongst the community stakeholders and key decision makers, provide facilities such as internet, library etc. and promote entrepreneurship. The Centre will also provide an opportunity to the local farmers and other community members to showcase their products through regular exhibitions. Seminars on health, farming, dairy etc. in upcoming areas have also been planned for the benefit of the local population.
We have invited top industrialists as well as top Government officials and other community leaders for this function. Meritorious students who have recently completed various courses from the Symbiosis Community College will also be awarded certificates. An audience of approximately 350-400 is expected on this occasion. We cordially invite you for this inauguration function and look forward to your support and blessings for this new initiative!
With warm personal Regards,
Symbiosis Open Education Society (SOES)
CIMA and SCDL Launch PG Diploma in Management Accounting and Finance
World’s largest management accounting body, The Chartered Institute of Managements Accountants(CIMA) and India’s one of the largest distance education providers in management, Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning(SCDL) have partnered together to launch a 2 year distance learning Corporate- Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (C-PGDBA)The students who complete this distance learning program will receive a dual qualification a C-PGDBA in Finance from SCDL and an Advance Diploma in Management Accounting from CIMA. A MOU to this effect was signed by Dr. Swati Mujumdar, Director, SCDL & Mr. Andrew Harding, Managing Director, CIMA at SCDL, Pune on July 19th, 2012.
Inauguration of Symbiosis Studio at Lavale, Pune
Bollywood superstar Mr. Amitabh Bachchan inaugurated the Studio of Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication on Tuesday 30th March 2010 at Symbiosis International University, Lavale Campus, Tal Mulshi, Dist. Pune. Mr. Amar Singh, MP was also present for the function.
Sanskrutik Mahotsav - 2012
Symbiosis Society celebrated the festival of cultural activities called Symbiosis Sanskrutik Day (Symbiosis Cultural Program at Lavale on 19th Jan. 2012. The event attracted all staff and faculty members under the umbrellas of SIU from all over Pune. The variety entertainment program included Antakshari, Personality Contest, Singing and Dancing contests. SCDL bagged 1st prize in Antakshari Competition and 2nd prize in Dance Competition.
ICDE International Conference held by SCDL at Pune
Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL) Pune hosted the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) International Conference in Pune, India on March 10 and 11, 2017 at its Model Colony Campus. The theme of the Conference was “Unleashing the potential of ODL - Reaching the unreached”.
National Conference on Distance and Online Learning (ODL) Held
The Conference was organized by SCDL on 19th September 2014 from 11 am to 6 pm at SCDL Campus, Pune.