Symbiosis, by definition means living together for a mutual benefit;
however, we interpret it little differently ... synthesis of understanding amongst students, faculties, and administration, and our approach towards academics, which helps us unite academia with the real
world. This aspect is deeply woven in our work culture ...

Dr. S. B. Mujumdar, the President and Founder Director of Symbiosis was a Professor of Botany and
the rector for the hostels in Ferguson College. A simple incident of a foreign girl student helping her
countryman - another foreign student - who was down with jaundice touched his heart.Home sickness,   loneliness and helplessness of these foreign students, who are miles away from their kith and kin
pained his heart... precisely the moment with Symbiosis was born.

The journey then began as a cultural center; a place that brought students from different culture,
different countries together, to learn the nuances of life and academia together, a home away from
home for many. ''Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam''a world being one family''is the motto of the institute.
Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce was established in 1983. It is an Autonomous College under
the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU). Students here are offered a degree by the SPPU. We offer
the following academic programs:
  • B.A. with three specializations viz. Economics, English and Psychology
  • B.Com with four specializations viz. Banking, Business Entrepreneurship, Costing and Marketing
  • Degree with Honors' programfor B. A. and B. Com. in the chosen specializations mentioned
  • M. Com. with two specializations viz. Advanced Accounting and Taxation and Business
  • M.A in English and M.A in Economics
  • Diploma in Liberal Arts - Value added unique and interdisciplinary program focusing oncritical
    thinking and creativity. This diploma is expected to be completed along with the degree program.
ACCA - (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) The College offers an excellent opportunity to acquire an International Professional Qualification while pursuing B.Com. It is also a very attractive
proposal for M. Com students as they can avail certain exemptions. A student pursuing an ACCA
program can also get an additional degree of BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting by Oxford Brookes
University. We are also known for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and student is expected to participate in as many activities as possible. Other facilities include Wi-Fi connectivity, e-library, ICT
enabled classrooms, Health services, Hostel etc.

"We wish you meaningful academic experience at Symbiosis College of Arts and
Commerce. Welcome to the new world of academia."