Students attend a lecture at Pune’S Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research
SYMBIOSIS INSTITUTE OF COMPUTER STUDIES AND RESEARCH (SICSR), a constituent of Symbiosis International (Deemed University), was established in 1985 with the aim of churning out future leaders for the Information Technology (IT) industry worldwide. IT is a rapidly changing field where new concepts and technologies are constantly emerging and are leading to new products and innovative applications. IT also plays a vital role in the development of next-generation technologies in other disciplines. IT has become a critical tool for economic, business and social development and will play a pivotal role in the nation’s progress.
We offer a complete portfolio of IT education, including undergraduate programmes like Bachelor’s in Business Administration (Information Technology) and Bachelor’s in Computer Applications, full-time postgraduate programmes like Master’s in Business Administration (Information Technology), Master’s in Business Administration (Digital Transformation) and Master’s in Science (Computer Applications). We use a holistic approach while designing the programme structures, which provides a strong foundation for higher studies, smart careers in IT, business administration and the development of entrepreneurial skills. Besides conducting regular sessions, we train the students with the help of dissertation, projects and industry internships.
The BCA and BBA (IT) programmes at SICSR offer the pre-qualification for professionals heading for smart careers in techno-management. These programmes build the foundation for higher studies in content management systems, mobile computing, game designing, network and operating system administration, cloud infrastructure management, commerce and management.
The MBA (Information Technology) and MBA (Digital Transformation) programmes nurture students with a blend of technical expertise and managerial skills that help them understand the business aspects of the IT industry. There is a huge demand for blended talent—an arena where SICSR excels by providing industry-focused specialisations, including Data Science, Data Analytics, Banking and Financial Markets, Digital Marketing, Software Process Management, and IT Infrastructure Library.
MSc (Computer Applications) offers specialisations in Software Development and Data Science. This provides an exploratory environment to prepare the students for real-life scenarios. The courses and co-curricular activities prepare the students for taking up roles such as Software Developer, System Security Administrator/Engineer, Network Security Specialist/Engineer, Data Centre Engineer, Security Engineer/Penetration Tester/Architect, etc.
Over the years, SICSR has stitched tie-ups with various international universities, such as Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL), Germany, and Dauphine University, France, among others. We also offer a Global Immersion Programme (GIP) that provides students with an opportunity to study abroad for a semester. SICSR students have successfully completed the GIP programme at foreign universities like Leeds Beckett University, UK, and Ritsumeikan University, Japan.
Being a 37-year-old institute, we have a strong alumni base. Many of our alumni are working in top IT companies like Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Facebook/Meta, Oracle, IBM, Infosys, Red Hat, Deloitte, Sybase, Byju’s, and others. Our alumni also contribute in the programme structure and syllabus designing, guiding the students for their professional growth.
Most of SICSR’s faculty members have expertise in the latest technologies. To bridge the gap between industry and academia, we invite industry experts to engage in regular lectures at SICSR. The institute has been associated with various professional bodies, such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, the Association for Computing Machinery, and various open source communities.
As a part of continuous improvement, we conduct guest lectures, quality improvement workshops for students and staff and faculty development programmes.