Symbiosis Society was established in 1971 by Padma Bhushan Shri Dr. S.B Mujumdar to promote understanding and harmony between foreign and Indian Students by imparting quality education. In the year 1977-78 Symbiosis started its first law college and Management institute i.e. Symbiosis Law School and Symbiosis institute of Business Management in Pune.
In the year 2002, Government of India in recognition of excellence and achievement of the institutes run by Symbiosis conferred “Institution Deemed to be University” status on Symbiosis. It has its main campus in Pune and off campus in Bangalore and Noida. Symbiosis Institute of Business Management is one of the premier B-Schools in the country. It has been consistently ranked amongst top 10 Management Institutions in the country. The Symbiosis Law School is also consistently ranked amongst top 10 Law schools in the country.
Government of Andhra Pradesh also recognised the contribution of Symbiosis to the education system in the Country and therefore invited Symbiosis in the year 2008 to establish its campus near Hyderabad. Symbiosis has built state of art infrastructure on a 40 acre land. It is spread over 6 lakh sq.ft. The vast campus consists of Academic building, library, computer Lab, mess and cafeteria, hostel- boys and girls, recreation and wellness centre, Health Care centre, faculty quarters and 1000 sitting capacity auditorium.
On Completion of construction as required under the law, Symbiosis International University ( SIU )applied to the Bar Council of India for approval of its Law School and BCI granted its approval in 2013. SIU then applied to Government of India, (Ministry of Human Resource & development) in November 2013, seeking permission to start its off campus at Hyderabad. During the next one year SIU faced delays in approval by MHRD and UGC which therefore delayed the commencement of the SIU off campus at Hyderabad.
The University then approached the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India which passed an order dated 3rd December permitting Symbiosis International University to admit students in Faculty of Law and Management. Accordingly, being rightfully empowered by the order of the Supreme Court, Symbiosis International University has advertised and invited applications for admissions to Masters programme in Business Administration MBA of Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad (SIBM – Hyderabad) and to BA LLB and BBA LLB programmes in Symbiosis Law School Hyderabad. The MBA programme is approved by AICTE and Law Programmes are approved by Bar Council of India.