Maharashtra Diwas

The first day in the month of May holds special significance for the state of Maharashtra as the existing state was formed on this day about 60 years ago when it was divided from Bombay in 1960. To commemorate this day, the people of Maharashtra celebrate 1 May as the Maharashtra Day or Maharashtra Diwas, which …

Speech by Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar at FICCI HE Summit 2021

Hon’ble Minister for Education Shri. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ Ji, Dr. Mashelkar Sir, Mr. Uday Shankar, Secretary-General FICCI Mr. Dilip Chenoy, my Co-chairs Dr. Rupamanjari Ghosh and Dr. Sekar Vishwanathan, Dr. Ranjan Saxena,  ladies, and Gentleman. More than 3000 academia and Industry and Civil Society. On behalf of FICCI, Higher Education Committee, I welcome you to the …

Talented Tapsee

It was indeed a different day for our medico students. Tapsee Pannu was shooting for her new film at Symbiosis University Hospital and I requested her to address our students at the Symbiosis Medical College for Women. Apart from the usual interaction about her films, the Question & Answer session was fantastic. As she answered her …

Rigour, Relevance and Resilience

These three aspects have undoubtedly been the pillars in the functioning of the institutes of Symbiosis. Symbiosis institutes were established at a time when it was relevant to impart an education that focused on relevance. Stepping beyond the didactic practices, Symbiosis has always emphasized the need to research and innovate so that education becomes practical and …

We Can if We Choose To

My dear friend Lt. Gen(Dr.) Madhuri Kanitkar addressed the first batch of girl students at the Symbiosis Medical College for Women. It is needless to say that even before she addressed the girls, they were captivated by the ‘lady in uniform’. Having been in service for 38 years, she has accomplished so much as she has …

Excitement and anticipation at Induction at SMCW!

I feel sheer pride and utter joy as we induct the first batch of 150 women, into the first batch of medical graduates at the Symbiosis Medical College for Women! Reminiscing about my first day as a medical graduate at BJ Medical College Pune, still brings back the butterflies to my stomach and I can empathize …

50 Years of Symbiosis’ Journey

An idea was born! 50 years ago one man had a dream.. a dream to establish an organisation called ‘Symbiosis’ which is a Botanical word meaning living together of 2 different organisms for mutual benefit! This professor of Botany was Dr. S.B. Mujumdar initiated Symbiosis 50 years ago with the motto of Vasudhaiv Kuttumbakam- the world …

First baby born today at Symbiosis University Hospital!

It was indeed a nostalgic moment this morning. It was a different feeling to be changing into the OT scrub and assist my doctor colleague Dr. Kawade for a Caesarean section operation at the Symbiosis University Hospital. A baby girl was born. The first baby at our hospital. It’s Navratri festival and I am certain this …