Symbiosis Skills and Open University is the Maharashtra’s first Skill development university, which is taking the mission of Skill India forward, at Kiwale, Pune. Symbiosis Open Education Society announced the establishment and the bill was passed in the year 2017.The state-of-the art campus has been constructed on 15 acres of land with specialised laboratories, workshops and center of excellence having specialised skill training equipment and machines. The University will offer Certificates, Diplomas and Degree programs in high growth sectors. Read here to know more about the university.
SSPU Donates 1 Day Salay to PM Relief Fund to fight against COVID-19
Date: April 13, 2020
All the employees of Symbiosis Skills and Professional University and employees of Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, Pune voluntarily donated their One-Day’s salary to the PM cares fund to fight against COVID-19 and to provide some aid to the affected.
Symbiosis Skills & Professional University is also promoting safety measures to be adopted in these challenging times.To ensure that the education of the students is not affected during this time of crisis, the university has ensured that the academic calendar is not affected. Professors of the university are conducting timely online classes from the very first day of the lockdown, informed Dr. Swati Mujumdar, Pro-Chancellor, Symbiosis Skills and Professional University, Pune.
Dr. Swati Mujumdar appealed to the students to fully follow the lock-down guidelines, be safe and healthy and to suggest their neighbours, friends & relatives to follow all the precautions advised by the government. She also said that students are working on several projects to find solutions for challenges which society is facing today. For example, our data science students are tracking changes in the prices of the essential goods.Symbiosis Skills & professional university is leveraging technology to also ensure that admissions for upcoming sessions are not delayed. The entire process of admissions is being conducted online. For newly admitted students, an online mentorship program has already been planned.
Impact of Corona on Education
Date: April 08, 2020
Covid -19 shall have a far reaching impact on higher education. “Entrance tests for engineering and architecture will get delayed,” says Dr. Swati Mujumdar, Pro chancellor- Symbiosis Skills and Professional University, Pune. Students are likely to be confused about eligibility for admissions to various courses in absence/delays of entrance tests and related decisions of Government. Payment potential shall get affected due to jobs getting lost, pay cuts, layoffs, sectors getting closed. Students taking Bank loans for funding education may increase with affordability going down. Students and parents may be more inclined towards low fee courses, short term courses, online learning for quick re-skilling options. Hostel admissions may go down as out of city students may not come due to corona threat and affordability-parents will prefer their children staying at home and educating locally. Placements will see a huge dip but free internships may increase.
On the positive side, the number of students going abroad for masters may decline and therefore may look at options locally. Working professionals who may lose jobs or likely to lose jobs may look at re-skilling short term courses.New age technologies will emerge significantly and thus demand for courses in these technologies will rise. The need of being equipped to run these courses at own premises will be dire need in the future. Institutes and Universities like Symbiosis Skills Universities running such skill-based courses are gearing up to meet the requirements of the parents , students and society at large.