Type of College

Private - Autonomous

Accreditation & Recognition

UGC, NAAC with "A+" Grade




Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

About Symbiosis College of Arts & Commerce

Established on 1st August 1983, Symbiosis College of Arts & Commerce in Pune was founded by Dr. S.B. Mujumdar. The college has a strong backing of Symbiosis and is one of the renowned institutes with several achievements it can boast of.

Symbiosis College of Arts & Commerce is affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune and it was recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) in July 1989 & 12(B) in March 1996 under the UGC Act, 1956. It was re-accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with "A+" Grade (CGPA score 3.51 on a 4 point scale in the 3rd cycle) on 28th March 2017.

It is one of the 36 branches of the Symbiosis Society. It has turned out to be a college of international repute because of its nature: multi-cultural, multi-lingual, multi-disciplinary and multi-national.

Being a grants-in-aid college, the government decides on the fee structure and the facilities to be provided to the students. The admission procedure of the college is decided by the affiliating university.

Symbiosis College of Arts & Commerce became autonomous from the academic year 2012-13. The college was also recognized and conferred the status of “College with Potential for Excellence (CPE)" by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi on 1st April 2016.

According to a survey conducted by India Today and Neilson-Org Marg, the college ranked as the best college in the city of Pune for ten consecutive years and one of the best ten colleges in the country.

Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce believes in combining traditional education with practical know-how by making use of the present-day worldwide best practices in education. Hence, with a strong theoretical base and skill sets to put these theories into practice, the students of this college are all ready to face the world when they graduate from the college.

Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce offers Master of Commerce (a two years program) and  Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce (three years programs). Under the Symbiosis Centre for Liberal Arts (SCLA), an initiative of the college, it also offers diploma and certificate courses in liberal arts.

The college has started offering from the academic year 2014-2015 a ‘Degree with Honours’ programme for the B.A./B.Com. students with the aim of providing theoretical and practical skills to the students to increase their employability.

The ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) course is offered at the Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce which is an international level certification and is designed according to the needs of employers.

The college has a multicultural, academic and interdisciplinary student community and the college believes in creating an environment that stimulates young minds and broadening the perspective of students through conferences, seminars, workshops, field visits and guest lectures. Exchange programmes are conducted through student exchange programmes and student’s semester abroad.


  • The college has a vision of creating a centre of excellence where global competency is developed through social commitment, knowledge creation and dissemination and character building


  • The college is on a mission to offer an academic curriculum which is a mix of traditional and contemporary learning, incorporating an interdisciplinary approach, research, and technology. This is to be supported by relevant extra-curricular and co-curricular activities instilling social accountability, values, and life-skills, enabling the students to make a positive impact globally
  • The college has a vibrant campus life with a wide range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The college has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping and beautiful flower-beds
  • The college has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The college has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The college has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, canteen, seminar halls, multipurpose halls, playground, gymnasium & hostel etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The college has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The college has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • Experts from commerce and business provide research orientation to enrich the learning experience of the students
  • Students are encouraged to participate in national and international conferences, competitions and symposiums to inculcate a healthy spirit of competition and team building. At Symbiosis, we have embraced the power of technology to help our students learn in ways never possible before
  • Self-paced learning, online assessments, continuous evaluation processes, e-learning modules, technology-enabled classrooms, virtual library etc. make for an unparalleled learning experience
  • The college has established an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) on 1st July 2006 to assure the quality of the college and also details regarding submission of Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQAR) to NAAC annually
  • The college runs a canteen inside the campus where staff and students can have meals and snacks prepared in a hygienic manner and at an affordable cost
  • Internet & Wi-Fi facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • Transportation facility is available for students
  • The college also has a hostel with providing all the facilities, security and good atmosphere, best suited for studies of the boys & girls coming from far-off places
  • The college has a large playground with well-equipment for different sports like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton and so on
  • A medical facility has been available in the college for the benefit of the students
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • The institution has provided ICT facilities like computers, projectors, audio-visual gadgets, scanners and printers to the departments and also other aids and a huge number of availability of books for effective delivery of curriculum and for inculcating the knowledge of the subject
  • To sharpen the skill of students and their personality development, various curricular and extra-curricular activities are the regular features of the institution
  • The college also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology
  • The college consists Women Cell to help female students. This cell helps and guides girls to sort out from their personal problem and avoid them from any harassment
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, English & Psychology Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Master of Arts in Economics Full Time 2 Years B.A
Master of Arts in English Full Time 2 Years B.A
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Commerce Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Master of Commerce Full Time 2 Years B.Com
Additional Courses
Streams Duration Eligibility
Add-On Courses:    
Certificate Course in Symbiosis Centre of Liberal Arts 3 Months 10+2
Diploma in Symbiosis Centre of Liberal Arts 3 Years 10+2
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) 3 Years 10+2
Foundation Course in Accountancy F.Y.B.Com 1 Year 10+2
Degree With Honor Programme (B.A & B.Com) 3 Year 10+2
  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Gymnasium
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Digital library
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Reading Rooms
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Digital Classrooms
  • UPS
  • Conference Hall
  • N.S.S.
  • Medical Facility
  • Counseling Centre
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Common Rooms
  • Students Welfare Fund
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Anti Ragging
  • Women Cell
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Campus Security(24x7)
  • Public Transportation
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Soft Skills Training





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