Dr. Rajani Gupte is the Vice Chancellor of the Symbiosis International University. A distinguished
academic, she received her Doctorate degree in Economics from the prestigious Gokhale
Institute of Economics and Politics, Pune. She has been actively engaged with higher education
for over thirty years, both as a professor and researcher. She has taught at many foreign
universities as well, including the Oakland University, Michigan US, and Bremen University for
Applied Sciences, Germany.
She has been a part of the leadership team at Symbiosis for over two decades. She joined
Symbiosis as a founding member of the Symbiosis Institute of International Business in 1992.
She was the Director of the Institute between 2004 and 2012. Her headship led the Institute to
be established as one of the top-ranking business schools in India. A capable institution-builder,
Dr. Gupte has also earlier held the positions of Dean - Faculty of Management, Dean-Academics
and Pro-Vice Chancellor at the Symbiosis International University.
She is an independent Director on the Boards of several subsidiaries of L& T Finance Ltd. She
has been frequently invited on committees of important organizations, such as International
Trade Panel - Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), World Trade Organization Committee,
Govt. of Maharashtra, and Chemtech World Expo. She has also served on committees
appointed by the UGC and on working groups on higher education.
Dr. Gupte is one of the ten women selected from across Asia who have attended the ‘Women
in University Administration programme’ sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
Dr. Gupte has been awarded for her outstanding contribution to Education by Lokmat National
Education Leadership Awards 2015 and the "Swayamsidha Puraskar 2015" by Lions Club of
For her valuable contribution in the field of Education, Dr. Gupte, has been awarded the ‘Think
Pure Award’ by the ‘Think Pure Social Welfare Foundation’ in 2016, in memory of ‘Late Shri
Dajikaka Gadgil’ .
Dr. Rajani Gupte
Symbiosis International University (SIU)
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.