The idea of Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management came up during the visit to Dr. Mujumdar's office by the General Manager of Pune Telecom, Mr. Vijay Paranjpe. During the course of the conversation, he mentioned that the field of Telecommunications was soon going to open up & India was certain to see the arrival of international players like AT & T, Ericsson & others. He pointed out that the new economy would be thirsty for competent managers with a technical background & therefore suggested that Symbiosis consider establishing special courses for telecom personnel.
On the basis of past experience, Dr. Mujumdar decided to start a 2 year Post Graduate Programme in Telecom Management. Initially it seemed logical to conduct this new programme under the aegis of Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR).
However, Dr. Mujumdar was convinced about the potential of Tele Communication & felt it was wiser to organize the courses under a new institution. This is how Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM) came into existence. At the time it was established, SITM was the first of its kind in India & first such experiment in Asia.