Symbiosis Centre for European Studies (SCES)

Who We Are

Symbiosis Centre for European Studies (SCES) is a multidisciplinary support department that works with Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE), Symbiosis International Deemed University (SIU). SCES was launched in January 2019 by the Former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, H.E. Mr. Andrej Babiš. SCES liaises with Symbiosis institutes which have been offering academic programs for the past 50 years. SCES lays emphasis on facilitating people-to-people and institute-to-institute connections with Europe, bringing the best of scholarly expertise to India, and encouraging Symbiosis students, faculty, and staff mobility to Europe for research projects and learning through partnerships. SCES is an umbrella support system for all academic/scholarly/generic activities with European nations/institutes.

SCES has been actively working with European partners for Study in India Programmes and Erasmus+ projects.

SCES has partnered with European Universities in different consortiums under the Erasmus + Programmes with an intention to enhance cooperation for facilitating students, faculty mobility and strategic partnerships which in turn will help capacity building and exchange of best practices. Partnerships with Universities in Germany under the DAAD- DIES (Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies) and DAAD-A New Passage to India have facilitated mobility and workshops for promoting internationalisation of higher education. In addition, we have organized Annual Leadership Series & Conferences on the contemporary issues focusing on the European Union and its relationship with the world. These forums have witnessed think tanks, diplomats and ambassadors share their insights with SIU students and faculty.

SCES-SCIE Beyond Borders Work from Home International Internship Programme

Program Overview: The Beyond Borders Virtual Internship Programme is a voluntary opportunity designed to offer a flexible and intercultural working environment. Participants will engage in a diverse range of projects that contribute to their professional development while fostering a global perspective. This unique initiative is tailored for students eager to gain hands-on experience in international projects, thereby enhancing their profiles and intercultural competencies.

Key Features:

  • Flexibility: Participants can work from the comfort of their homes, allowing for a seamless integration of the internship with their academic commitments.
  • Diversity: Collaboration with students from diverse backgrounds ensures a rich and dynamic working environment, promoting the exchange of ideas and perspectives.
  • Professional Development: The program focuses on capacity building, research, and innovation in the context of international higher education, providing valuable insights and skills to participants.
  • Available Roles: Research Associates, Social Media managers, Graphic Designers, Motion Designers
  • Application Process: Rolling calls for applications are open throughout the year. Interested candidates can find detailed information about the various roles available and application procedures here.


  • Gain practical experience in international projects.
  • Enhance professional profiles with hands-on contributions to capacity building and research.
  • Develop intercultural competencies through collaboration with students from around the world.

Reach out to us with your latest CV at to express your interest.

Symbiosis E-Academy on Internationalisation for Educators

We present a series of dynamic capacity-building workshops, meticulously designed to empower staff in both Indian and overseas educational institutions. These three-hour sessions, led by distinguished international experts, delve into cutting-edge themes in internationalisation, ranging from embedding Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) to championing sustainability, intercultural competence in curricula, and promoting Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. The workshops, limited to 30 participants each, offer an immersive and interactive experience, ensuring personalized engagement. Participants, upon completion of the assessment and full attendance, receive certificates recognizing their commitment to advancing global perspectives in education.

Watch out this space for the next call.

Symbiosis E-Academy on Internationalisation for Students on on ‘Your Gateway to Europe’ and ‘BC (Before COVID) to AC (After COVID): Unlocking Internationalisation’

This programme has been designed for young learners to experience an international setting at home and develop globally relevant skills that will help them in higher education, jobs or any entrepreneurial venture.

The participants will be able to

  • Develop and broaden their global perspective and foster personal development.
  • Make new friends from different parts of the world through the international E-buddies.
  • Learn to communicate in different cultural settings.
  • Understand cultural nuances and respect cultural differences.
  • Apply this experience in advancement of their personal career.
  • Chart out a map for their personal and professional journey.

This programme takes place virtually 3-4 times a year with each cycle running for three weeks. Watch out this space for the next call.

SCES Student Think Tank

The SCES Student Think Tank is a policy think tank under the Symbiosis Centre for European Studies focusing on policy-based research in law, economics, and socio-political matters. The Think Tank aims to provide a platform for students with an interest in European Policy and Research. It aspires to construct a network of students, professors, professionals, scholars, and policymakers who are integrated through their engagement with European policy and affairs.

The think tank also houses the European Horizon Symbiosis Chapter, a student-run Think Tank established by Symbiosis Centre for European Studies (SCES) in 2019. In India, it is the first chapter of European Horizons.

first chapter of European Horizons. This think tank is only open to students from Symbiosis International (Deemed University). Students can be involved in various cohorts such as research and content, social media, events, blog, podcasts and more. Reach out to us at and to be involved.

VISEGRÁD4 Virtual Student Fair INDIA

Symbiosis Centre for European Studies had partnered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary for its first Virtual Student Fair spotlighting higher education opportunities in Visegrád 4 countries. Students from all over India participated in the fair.


Symbiosis Centre for European Studies (SCES) student think tank which is also India's first European Horizons Chapter at Symbiosis organises webinar quickies - SCES E-Symposium on different contemporary themes with all that is happening in Europe with a specific focus on Indo-EU partnerships. This series of E-Symposiums began in November 2020. We were delighted to host EU Member States on the latest on India and EU member states bilateral relationships particularly in research, innovation and higher education.

Virtual Summer School

SCES in collaboration with University of Cologne, Germany; Universitas Pembangunan Jaya, Indonesia and Tongji University, China had organised a virtual summer school on ‘ Digi Journey through Asia and Germany’ to provide an intercultural exposure to 30 students from the four participating countries.

Study India Program

SCES organised and hosted 15 students from Liverpool John Moores University, UK for a two-week offline Study India Programme on ‘Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in India’.

Visit Ms Vibhuti Sukhramani, Head, India & South Asia Office

SCES-SCIE had the privilege of hosting Ms Vibhuti Sukhramani, Head, India & South Asia Office, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany at our Lavale Campus in Pune to explore potential collaboration.