Professor (Dr) Manas Ranjan Panigrahi (Director)
School of Professional and Extension Studies (SPES)
At our esteemed University, we have always been committed to providing exceptional educational opportunities and fostering personal and professional growth. The School of Professional and Extension Studies (SPES) has long served as a catalyst for transformative learning experiences, empowering individuals from all walks of life to reach their full potential.
At SPES, we are dedicated to embracing innovation and staying at the forefront of industry trends and advancements. Our programs have been meticulously designed to meet the evolving needs of the modern workforce, equipping our students with the skills and knowledge required to thrive in an ever-changing global landscape.
One of our core values is accessibility, and we take immense pride in offering flexible learning options to cater to the diverse needs of our students. Whether you are a working professional looking to enhance your skills, an adult learner seeking personal enrichment, or an individual eager to embark on a new career path, we have tailored programs and courses to suit your aspirations.
Furthermore, we understand the importance of fostering a supportive and inclusive community. Our faculty members are renowned experts in their respective fields, and they are passionate about guiding and mentoring students on their educational journeys. Our staff is dedicated to providing unparalleled support, ensuring that you have all the resources and assistance you need to excel academically and personally. In addition to this, in the spirit of continuous improvement, we are constantly refining our curriculum and expanding our offerings to reflect emerging trends and emerging fields of study.
Lastly, I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to all of you, our students, faculty, and staff. Your unwavering commitment to learning and personal growth is what makes the School of Professional and Extension Studies truly exceptional. Together, we will continue to push the boundaries of knowledge and create a brighter future for all.
I am genuinely thrilled to embark on this journey with each and every one of you. Together, let us embrace the power of lifelong learning and make remarkable strides toward success.
Wishing you the best!
The School of Professional and Extension Studies was founded in 2021 under the aegis of Symbiosis Skills and Professional University with a vision of imparting quality education to the aspirant learners’ community which was unreached until now. The School firmly believes in the mission that quality education at higher levels is a basic right of all human beings and that one shall not be denied the same due to socio-economic or cultural constraints. With this mission, the School has now been catering to the UG and PG level educational needs of working professionals, allowing them to upgrade themselves with skills through a work-integrated approach.
The School boasts of highly learned and distinguished faculty members who are motivated by the ‘giving back to the society spirit’; this is evident by the plethora of academic initiatives undertaken by the School since its inception.
The School offers a wide range of programs using a blended learning approach. Over a period of time enhancement of employability and entrepreneurship amongst the learners has not only boosted the vision of the School but also proved its ever-increasing relevance in modern times.
To become the bridge between the university and the wider community by offering a diverse range of educational programs, services and resources
To provide accessible, quality education opportunities to individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
Our curriculum covers skill-based components extensively. The continuous assessment techniques are meticulously employed to evaluate the progress of each-and-every student. Assignments, Mini Projects, Projects, Group Discussions, Case Studies, etc. are assigned to students to ensure their participation in the continuous assessment process which leads to unique personalised learning experiences and skill enhancement. The programs are multidisciplinary in nature and hence classes through the ‘Inter-Disciplinary Approach’ are also conducted which awards the learners a holistic understanding of the concepts.
Programmes also aim at developing communication, entrepreneurial and economic skills amongst its learners with the view of enhancing their employability post-completion. The procedures that are followed include:
- Work integrated-aligning to learner’s work environment
- Continuous Teaching/Learning support through LMS (i.e., Learning Management System)
On-site and On-Campus teaching-learning
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A)
The MBA program at Symbiosis Skills and Professional University, Pune has been tailor-made for learners desirous of acquiring a clear advantage in terms of knowledge and skills for their growth and development.
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
BBA programme at Symbiosis Skills and Professional University, Pune, has been designed for learners who want to gain a distinct advantage in terms of knowledge and skills for their future growth and development. A rigorous curriculum interspersed with cutting-edge pedagogy encourages participants to develop a broader perspective and gain confidence.
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
B.Com. deal with the basics of accounting, costing, customer relations, consumer behavior and market challenges in the dynamic world and enhance the ability of professionals to overcome the complexities.
Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
The Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) program is a three-year undergraduate program that deals with concepts of Information technology and Computer Applications. This program is oriented towards building a career in the IT field. The course imparts knowledge about various trending subjects like Cloud Computing, Agile frameworks, Advance Data Management Systems, Information Security, Mobile Application Development and so on.
Bachelor Arts (BA)
Bachelors of Arts is a dynamic programme that aims at making the students resilient and future-ready. The course aims at awarding the learners with a composite understanding of different facets of human existence through its multidisciplinary approach.
This programme is offered in two mediums of instructions, i.e., English and Marathi with a view of catering to the needs of learners of all possible areas, be it urban, rural or semi-urban. The unique way in which this programme is delivered makes sure that it enhances communication, entrepreneurial and economic skills among the learners. Also, the course is offered in a blended (i.e., synchronous-asynchronous) mode which facilitates a high degree of learning flexibility. The enrollment process of the programme is quite easy which provides convenience to all the prospective learners at their fingertips.
Prof. (Dr.) Manas Ranjan Panigrahi
|Educational Details:||MA (Education), B.Ed., MA (History), LLB, PGDCA, Ph.D. (Education)|
|Teaching and Research Experience:||25 Years|
|Publication and Research Areas:||
Education Technology, Distance Education, Online Education, Leadership and Management, Blended Learning
1.International Papers: 14
2.National Papers: 22
3. Book Chapters: 16
5.Invited Lectures Delivered: 15
6.No. of Books published-13
Ms. Nidhi Khare
|Educational Details:||B.Sc., ADCA, MCA, MH-SET (Computer Science and Applications), Ph.D. (Computer Applications)- Pursuing|
|Teaching and Research Experience:||22 Years|
|Publication and Research Areas:||14 Research papers (International/National Conferences, Journals)
Information Security, Cloud Computing, Information Systems
Dr. Chandan Ambatkar
|Educational Details:||B.Sc., MBA, MMM, Ph.D. (Management)|
|Teaching and Research Experience:||15 Years|
|Publication and Research Areas:||
4 Research papers (International/National Conferences, Journals)
Research Interest: Consumer Behavior, Marketing Management, and Product and Brand Management
Mr. Yogesh Lahankar
|Educational Details:||B.A, M.A, MH-SET(History), UGC-NET(History), Ph.D. (History)- Pursuing|
|Teaching and Research Experience:||5 Years|
|Publication and Research Areas:||Medieval History of Deccan, History of Marathas, History of Konkan, Economic Aspects of Konkan|
Mr. Bharat Aher
|Experience:||Over 15 Years of Experience in E-Learning Industry With 7 Years of Instructional Design Experience.|
Ms. Chaitali Kurde
Ms. Prachi Bhagwat
|Designation:||Motion Graphic Designer|
Ms. Archana Kolekar
Ms. Pramada Kulkarni