Author: Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar

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 …

Symbiosis at the heart of India

Since its inception, Symbiosis has grown by leaps and bounds. Symbiosis is already in 5 cities – Pune , Nasik, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Noida . Today, we take this growth to Nagpur. I announce this with extreme pride – Symbiosis has established a large 75 acres campus in the beautiful city of Nagpur. This new campus, …

Internationalise Symbiotically in India at Pune

SIU-AIU Conference on Internationalization of Higher Education 2019 ‘Building Strategic Partnerships towards Collaborative International Learning’ 4th-5th-6th April 2019 We at Symbiosis understand the importance of collaborative learning for an international world. The nature of our global economy, the challenges of solving global problems, the geo political paradigm shifts, the emerging markets and powerhouses in Asia, and the size of …