A splendid 15-acre state-of-the-art campus with specialized laboratories, learning factories, and hostel facility. Leading industry organizations are resident in the campus as Center of Excellence to provide real life, Taking the mission of Skill India forward experience and help gain in-demand skills by Industry, Symbiosis Open Education Society announced the establishment of Maharashtra’s first Skill Development University called the Symbiosis Skills and Open University at Kiwale, Pune.
The University was enacted through a bill passed by State Legislation on 3rd May 2017. The innovative model of the University provides entry to all, enabling those from both the formal as well as informal systems to acquire education and skills. The model has incorporated the strength and best practices of the vocational and skill development system followed in various countries as well as the characteristics of the Indian ethos and culture. Partnerships with industry for joint curricula development, skill training, on the job training, joint applied research projects etc. will be undertaken by the University.
Centre of Excellence, labs, simulation software, and training workshops will be created to impart skill and practical training. The University will also have a Community College and a Vocational & Employment Guidance Cell which will offer career guidance and livelihood oriented short-term courses to local farmers, women and school dropouts.