SYMBIOSIS SKILLS & PROFESSIONAL UNIVERSITY
Taking the mission of Skill India forward, Symbiosis Open Education Society announced the establishment of Maharashtra’s first Skill Development University called the Symbiosis Skills and Professional University at Kiwale, Pune. The University was enacted through a bill passed by State Legislation on 3rd May 2017.
The ‘State-of-Art’ campus has been constructed on 15 acres of land with specialized laboratories, workshops, and centers of excellence having specialized skill training equipment and machines. The University offers Certificates, Diplomas and Degree programs in high growth sectors such as Automobile, Construction, Mechatronics, Architecture, Retail, Ports & Terminal Management, Beauty & Wellness, Media Management and Film Making etc. with multi entry-exit and credit banking options. The objective of the University is to create ‘industry-ready’ youth who can be gainfully employed upon completion of their courses.
The innovative model of the University provides entry to all, enabling those from both the formal as well as informal systems to acquire education and skills. The model has incorporated the strength and best practices of the vocational and skill development system followed in various countries as well as the characteristics of the Indian ethos and culture.
Partnerships with industry for joint curricula development, skill training, on the job training, joint applied research projects, etc. will be undertaken by the University. Centre of Excellence, labs, simulation software, and training workshops will be created to impart skill and practical training.
The University will also have a Community College and a Vocational & Employment Guidance Cell which will offer career guidance and livelihood oriented short term courses to local farmers, women and school dropouts.