The idea of Symbiosis Institute of Digital & 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 Digital & Telecom Management (SIDTM) came into existence. At the time it was established, SIDTM was the first of its kind in India & first such experiment in Asia.
Admission to all the courses and programmes at Symbiosis International University (SIU) are strictly on merit basis based on the criteria and processes prescribed by the University and assessment of individual performance in Symbiosis National Aptitude Test [SNAP] for Postgraduate Studies and Symbiosis Entrance Test [SET] for Undergraduate Studies.
All aspirants / parents are hereby notified that some individuals / organisations are giving / making false and misleading advertisements / claims in newspapers, websites, social media platforms that they can ensure admission to Symbiosis International University and also charging heavy amount for the same.
In this regard, SIU requests the aspirants / parents to refrain from entering into any transaction with such elements. SIU has not appointed any individual / agency / organisation to make such assurance on its behalf. It is a matter of Policy that SIU does not charge capitation fee for admission from students and this is widely and prominently published as well on all the relevant places like prospectus, website, SNAP Booklet, SET Booklet etc.
, if any aspirant / parents still proceeds with or enters into transaction with such elements, they would be doing so at their own risk and cost. SIU further notifies that any aspirant attempting to approach SIU for admission through or at the instances of such agents will be permanently debarred from admission to all the courses and programmes at Symbiosis International University.