Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce, under the aegis of the Symbiosis Institute, was established in 1983 in Pune. The college offers 3 year programs in Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts and a 2 year program in Master of Commerce, in addition to Diploma and Certificate courses in Liberal Arts. It also offers ‘Degree with Honours’ Programmes for the B.A. /B.Com. students. Admission to all the courses are made on the basis of merit achieved in the qualifying examination. It now also offers the ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) course alongside the graduation programmes to empower students with an international level certification. 

Graduates from the college are placed in top-notch companies such as Deloitte, Wipro, etc with a median salary of INR 3.6 LPA. 

Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce Highlights

Established 1983 | Private
Affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University
Accredited by NAAC with A+ (3.51 out of 4)
Courses BA, BCom, BA Hons, BCom Hons, BCom with ACCA, MA, MCom
Application Portal Online
Selection Criteria Merit Based
Facilities Library, Hostel, Sports, ATM, Food Court, Health Services, Wifi
Scholarship Yes
Official Website https://www.symbiosiscollege.edu.in/

Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce Courses

The college offers 11 undergraduate courses, which include BA and B.Com, specializations in BA Hons and BCom Hons, and BCom integrated with ACCA. At the postgraduate level, it offers an MCom course with 2 specializations and 3 MA courses, as well as a certain diploma and certificate courses. The details of the programs are mentioned below.:

Courses

Details

Bachelor of Arts

Duration: Three years

Eligibility: Passed 10+2 from ICSE or CBSE or any such recognized board.

Specializations: General

Selection Criteria: Merit Based

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Bachelor of Commerce

Duration: Three Years

Eligibility: Passed 10+2 with commerce stream and should have opted mathematics as a relevant subject from ICSE or CBSE or any such recognized board.

Specializations: General

Selection Criteria: Merit-based

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility: 65% aggregate at FY B.A

Specialisations: Economics, English, Psychology

Selection Criteria: Merit

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Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility: 65% aggregate at FY B.Com

Specialisations: Accounting and Finance, Banking, Business Entrepreneurship, Costing, Marketing

Selection Criteria: Merit

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Masters of Arts

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility: Bachelor's degree with minimum 50%

Specialisations: English, Economics, Psychology

Selection Criteria: Merit 

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Master of Commerce

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility: Bachelor's degree with minimum 50%

Specialisations: Business Administration, Accounting and Finance

Selection Criteria: Merit

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Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce Admissions

Admissions to all courses are based on merit achieved in the qualifying examination. Applicants are supposed to apply online on the official website of the college, post the declaration of the results of XIIth. The steps to apply are mentioned below: 

How to apply?

Download and fill in the pre-merit application form. 

  • Pay the application fee in the prescribed manner. 
  • Send the filled in pre-merit application form to the college along with the payment challan. This can be done either by post or in person. 
  • Keep checking for the merit list on the official website. 

If the student’s name appears on the merit list, the student must report to the college in the given time span along with the required documents. Once the documents have been verified by the college, the student must fill in the online application form and pay the admission fee within two days. 

The documents required for verification include: 

  • 10th standard marksheets
  • 10+2 std. marksheets
  • Migration certificate
  • All semester academic mark sheets of graduation (if applied for PG)
  • Government identity proof (Aadhar card/ voter id card/ driving license/ passport/ PAN card)
  • Address proof

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Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce Placements

In the recent campus placement cycle a total of 412 students participated out of which 122 students received placements. The median salary package offered to these students for the last academic year was INR 3.6 LPA for undergraduate courses, and INR 4.15 LPA for post graduate courses. Most students opt for higher education after finishing the course. 

The institute also conducts annual career counselling, out of which 212 students took advantage of last in the last academic year. 

Some of the recruiters of the college include: 

Ernst and Young Deloitte Honeywell Northern Trust
Deutsche Bank Wipro Hudl ICICI Prudential Bank
Tresvista Teach for India FRR Forex

Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce Scholarships

The college offers many scholarships, in addition to freeships and free studentship schemes. These Schemes are controlled by the various Central and State Governments as well as the Non-Government departments. A concise list of the same is given below:

  • Government of India Post Matric e-Scholarship & Freeship

Eligibility: Reservation caste category Student of Maharashtra State only

  • Bharatratna Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Swadhar Scheme

Eligibility: For hosteller students from SC category and Nav Bouddha (Maha state only)

  • Rajarshree Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj Shikshan shulk Scholarship Sheme 

Eligibility: Parents’ Income should be less than INR 800000 LPA.

  • Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships

Eligibility: 12th std in the 80th percentile

Some other scholarships candidates can apply to include: 

  • Arthik Durbal Ghatak Scholarship
  • Ishan Uday Scholarship Scheme
  • Krantijyoti Savitrimata Phule Scholarship
  • Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj Scholarship 
  • Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST children
  • Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme 
  • Eklavya Arthik sahayy yojana 

Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce Facilities

Some of the facilities that the college offers include: 

  • Library: The library has a total area 2500 sq. meters (stack room and reading room) in a total of 4 floors. It houses a total of 39842 books, 46 journals, 27 magazines and 20 daily newspapers. It also has an online library available. 
  • Hostel: There are three hostels provided by the college, two of which are for girls while one is for boys. The hostel preferences are allotted on the basis of merit achieved in XIIth standard. 
  • Medical Insurance: Every student is covered under a unique group of medical insurance scheme for hospitalisation up to INR 50000 in case of non-accidental injuries INR 1,00,000 in case of traffic accidents. 
  • Sports: The college offers both indoor and outdoor games for the Students as per the guidelines of the Savitribai Phule Pune University. The games included are Hockey, Cricket, Squash, Badminton, Chess, Tabletennis, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Swimming, etc. 
  • Other facilities include a Gymnasium, Xerox Centre, an ATM centre, Wifi Network, Food Court and Health Services. 

Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce Faculty

The faculty consists of a total of 36 permanent faculty members, in comparison to the 3084 students. Hence, there is a mentor mentee ratio of 1: 91. 19 of the faculty members are qualified with Ph.D. These include 18 associate professors and 18 assistant professors. 

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Awards, Accolades and Achievements

Some of the awards and achievements of the college are: 

  • The College was awarded the status of “College with Potential for Excellence” by the University Grants Commission from April 2016. 
  • It was selected by RUSA (Rashtriya Uchchattar Shiksha Abhiyan) for an award of grant INR 5 crore under the RUSA 2.0 Component 8. 
  • The Entrepreneurship, Employability and Career Hub of the college was digitally launched at the hands of our Honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi in 2019. 
  • The College ranked amongst the top 10 Colleges in India and best in Pune City, consecutively for the past ten years, in the survey conducted by India Today, Neilson-Org Marg.

Conclusion

Symbiosis is most definitely among the best choices. It is a leading institute, especially due to its brand name. The facilities are excellent, and the faculty is highly qualified and very experienced. The NAAC accreditation of an A+ grade also signifies its high standing. All in all, this college is an excellent choice. 

Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce FAQ

Ques. Does Symbiosis College of Arts and Science accept lateral entry?

Ans. Generally, the college does accept lateral entry. However, this year they will not be accepting admissions through lateral entry due to the COVID Situation. 

Ques. When will the admission forms be available? Is there a facility for paid seats in BCom?

Ans. The admission forms will be available as soon as the 12th standard results are declared. No, there is no facility for paid seats in BCom. All admissions are solely based on merit in the qualifying examination. 

Ques. What is the approximate Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce cut-off for the BA and BCom courses?

Ans. The approximate cut off for the BA course is 89.20% and the cut off for BCom is 92%. 

Ques. What is the procedure for admission of Foreign Nationals?

Ans. For Foreigners and NRI students, the admission link will be available on the college website after the declaration of CBSE result. Their admission will be processed by the Symbiosis Center For International Education.

Ques. Can I submit my Best of 5 marks?

Ans. No. The college does not consider either Best of 4 or Best of 5 marks. The merit in aggregate marks is solely considered.