Founder President Padma Bhushan Dr. S.B. Mujumdar Dr. S. B. Mujumdar (Born on 31st July, 1935) is a distinguished Academician and Educationist. He is the Founder & President of Symbiosis – a multi- lingual, multi-national and multi-disciplinary educational organization of international repute. He is the Chancellor of Symbiosis International University. The shelf of accreditation is full under his name with commencement from the President of India awarding the prestigious ' Padma Shri' in 2005 & 'Padma Bhushan' in 2012 to Dr. S. B. Mujumdar. The Vice President of India also awarded him the 'Punyabhushan' award in the year 2009. He is also the humble recipient of the prestigious 'FIE Foundation Award', and the 'Maharashtra Gaurav Award'. Dr. Mujumdar has also served as the Chairman of the education wing of the prestigious federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industries (FICCI) (2005-06). He hails from a humble background of a small town Gadhinglaj in Kolhapur District (Maharashtra). If there was ever an inspiration for Symbians it is Dr. Mujumdar who completed his higher education at Kolhapur and Pune. He obtained a first class distinction in M. Sc. (Botany) and a Doctorate in Microbiology. He was the Head of the Department of Botany, Fergusson College, Pune for 20 years. He has written many books and published several papers in national and international journals. He was also a member of the Executive Council of Pune University for 14 years. Akin his journey of success he has successfully revolutionized Symbiosis into an International University. One of the most appreciated work is setting up of a Vishwa Grama (Global Village) on the University campus – where students across India as well as foreign ones mingle their cultures together to form a concoction of thoughts, ideas and beliefs all the while forming strong bonds of relationships.