Dr. Ramakrishnan Raman, an accomplished academician and seasoned professional, is the Vice Chancellor at Symbiosis International (Deemed University). With a remarkable educational journey that includes a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Engineering and an MBA in Systems and Marketing, and a doctoral degree in Management from Pune University, Dr. Raman brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this esteemed institution. His extensive career spanning over two decades is a testament to his diverse experience in the corporate, academic, and research domains. He has served Symbiosis for over a decade in different capacities including Professor & Director Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology, Professor & Director Symbiosis Institute of Business Management – Pune, Dean – Faculty of Management and Director – Strategy & Development.Dr. Raman's contributions extend beyond the classroom, as he has been instrumental in fostering international collaborations with universities in Japan, Canada, United Kingdom, and the United States. His prolific research in Information Systems, IT Strategy, Entrepreneurship, AI, Big Data, has earned him recognition with international academia. He has published several papers in reputed International Journals indexed in SCOPUS and Web of Science.

"Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE), a department within our university that embodies our commitment to fostering global understanding, ethical values, creativity, and entrepreneurship among our students and faculty. At Symbiosis, we firmly believe in the principle of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,' which teaches us that the world is one family. To transform this belief into action, SCIE plays a pivotal role in nurturing cross-cultural sensitization and developing global competencies among our students. These competencies are vital in building bridges of understanding and cooperation across diverse cultures, a fundamental step towards creating a more harmonious and peaceful world. Ethical and value-based learning is another cornerstone of our educational philosophy. By instilling ethical values in our students, we aim to cultivate responsible and accountable citizens who contribute positively to society. This commitment to ethics extends beyond the classroom and into the actions of our graduates, who carry these values with them into the world."

SCIE is a testament to our commitment to global education, ethical values, creativity, and entrepreneurship. It embodies our belief that education goes beyond classroom learning—it is about equipping our students with the skills and values needed to create a better world.

I encourage you to explore the opportunities offered by SCIE, participate in global programs, and contribute to our shared vision of a more inclusive, empathetic, and interconnected world.

Dr Ramakrishnan Raman
Vice Chancellor