Prof. Dr. S B Mujumdar is the Founder and President, Symbiosis, and Chancellor, Symbiosis International (Deemed University). A renowned academic and educationalist, he has received civilian honor many times by the Government of India. He was awarded Padma Shri in 2005 and Padma Bhushan in 2012. He was also awarded Punyabhushan in 2009. The complete list of accolades is far too long for these pages, and includes Maharashtra Gaurav Award and the FIE Foundation Award.

Dr Mujumdar has a Master’s degree in Botany and a Doctorate in Microbiology and has headed the Department of Botany at the Fergusson College, Pune, for over twenty years. He has authored a number of books and published research papers in botany and served on the Executive Council, Senate, and Academic Council of the University of Pune for several years.

"Welcome, dear students, to our world, to this experience called Symbiosis. Here we believe that true leaders are defined more by action than by position and title."

Prof Dr S.B Mujumdar
Founder and President Symbiosis