Symbiosis was founded in 1971 with the sole mission “Welfare of Foreign students” by Dr. S.B. Mujumdar, then a professor at the famous Fergusson College (Pune). This Oxford of east attracted many Afro Asian students for higher studies. Problems of admission, accommodation, cultural shocks and language barriers were severe.
Dr. Mujumdar offered to help out and established “Symbiosis International and Cultural Centre” and “International Students Home”. He considered these foreign students as “Ambassadors of Goodwill” and a “National Investment” to promote international understanding and camaraderie and hence adopted the motto “Vasudeva Kudumbakam”, much before the present concept of globalization.
Welcome to the Technology and Operations Management area of Symbiosis. Business today is technology. Understanding the breadth and depth of this area; the advent of SIOM aims towards World Class Management Programs with emphasis on Operations Management.
There is the real opportunity to emerge as World Class in every sector. The companies need to adopt new and different business models. "To execute these business models successfully, they will need to build a Global Mind Set , world class scale to achieve cost excellence, world wide marketing capability, global / regional operations and the ability to manage global talent pool.” – states CII McKinsey Report October 2004.
SIOM is an effort to nurture the students mindsets and skills so that they master the ability to manage ambitious corporate growth by achieving cost excellence, acquiring market excellence rapidly, strengthening and customizing design and building global / regional operating footprints. SIOM is born out of the conviction that engineers, if forged and chiseled in an exclusive B-School environment can be outstanding business techno – professionals atop the current competitive markets by developing the critical and required traits.
At SIOM we shall produce managers with broad based knowledge, practical and analytical ability, leadership qualities and effective inter-personal skills.