Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar is the Principal Director of Symbiosis Society, and Pro Chancellor of Symbiosis International University.

Dr. Vidya holds a Postgraduate Degree in Medicine, a Degree in Law and Ph.D. in 'Internationalisation of Higher Education in India’. Having presented papers at various National & International Conferences, she has numerous research publications to her credit and has also authored several books. Ranked No.14 amongst India’s top 25 Powerful Women, Dr. Vidya has been instrumental in bringing in innovative approaches to promote internationalisation of higher education in India.

She is a member of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) under the Ministry of Education and Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) under Ministry of External Affairs.

Dr. Vidya has been appointed as a member of the expert group on Global Outreach of Higher Education, a member of the Advisory Group of Analytical and Advisory work (ASA) World Bank, Advisory Committee of the IAU for the global survey on internationalization and member of the Board of Trustees of Muscat University, Oman.

"My dear International Students, Over the years, Symbiosis has grown to address the needs of students not just from India but from 75 countries across the globe."

Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar
Principal Director