The Symbiosis Pre University Programme is an educational programme that offers 10th/11th & 12th standard students an opportunity to cut through the confusion associated with choices regarding their 'after 12th' educational programmes.This programme gives participants a college experience, introduces them to the academic programmes, disciplines, and culture of Symbiosis International University and offers professional guidance on career choices, study habits, and college preparation skills. The programme is divided into the 4 categories. The first three categories are compulsory for all students. In the fourth category, students can choose any one of the clusters available
Academic Skill Development (20 hours): Students will learn critical skills of reading, writing, learning, time management and research. This component will be designed and taught by SIS.
Career Counselling / Guidance(20 hours): Workshops and individual sessions will help students learn about academic options, career prospects, aptitudes and abilities, and personal career priorities.
Sports & Wellness (20 hours): The University Sports Board of Symbiosis International University will offer modules on sports, yoga, meditation, fitness & wellness
Academic Module (60 hours) : Introduction to clusters
Students will choose one module from available options: (Each module will include a mix of sessions from the different SIU UG institutes)
Modules for the Pre University Programme aim at helping students clearly understand the various educational and career options available to them after the XIIth.
After an intensive workshop on "how to make educational choices and which educational programmes suit me and why", students will attend sessions introducing them to these options.
Sessions will introduce students to careers in engineering, business, economics, design, media, liberal arts, computer science, nursing, biomedical and health, law and photography, etc.
After this introduction, students will then choose a single cluster to focus on. Each 60 hour cluster will focus on 3 educational streams/options and will help students understand the following about each stream:
Enjoy this eye opener to college life at one of India's finest universities.
Students appeared for 10th, 11th or
A programme designed to provide students, working professionals, in fact, all adults above the age of 18, an intellectually stimulating environment with like-minded people to explore and learn. Participants can choose only one of the following courses at a given time. This is because each course has been uniquely designed and is for 90 hours each and worth 6 credits.
A. Duration of Course: 90 hours
B. Aim: The course provides an introduction to a subject which has developed into a fast growing area of study in recent years, with cinema and television becoming the focus of more and more literary and artistic work.
C. Objective: The experience of watching the screen seems to be enjoyed so naturally and readily that we do not think of it as something that has had in some way to be learnt. No viewer, before watching a film or a television programme, has to go through the long and weary process each of us has had to suffer in learning to read a book. Indeed where, at a certain stage in our getting used to it, reading seems nothing so much as hard work, watching a movie offers nothing but relaxation. But meaning in film is constructed, and it can be constructed in many different ways, all of which subtly alter the meaning that is conveyed. To learn something of the methods by which a film has been put together is to discover some of the means by which those who made it tried to shape the audience's understanding of it. It is to discover that our responses to what goes on have been organized not only by the events we watch, but to some extent also by the way those events are presented on the screen. The intention of this course is to introduce the student to the range of techniques available to the filmmaker for the transmission of his message, and to analyze the effects achieved by these techniques. A film is difficult to explain because it is easy to understand – Christain Metz
D. Course Content: The course will be divided into the following:
Structure and Meaning
Elements of Visual composition
Elements of Sound Composition
Film Production methods
Documentary and other Non-fiction Filmmaking
History of Cinema
Study of select Auteurs
Duration of Course: 90 hours
To develop in students a creative
way of using language
To provide students with creative tools, techniques and skills in order to develop various genres of written art.
To encourage in students the appropriate approach towards developing and maintaining experience- based material that can be used for creative inspiration.
To develop in students the specific skills required for short fiction and poetry / song writing
Through a process of shared experience, interaction, observation, practical exercises, individual and group writing and language experimentation, students will be encouraged to develop complete works of one or more creative genre and put together a creative portfolio.
To expose participants to the range
To facilitate better reading and comprehensive thinking which are essential tools for better writing. To touch upon issues of grammar and style
To create a small body of written work comprising poems, short stories and essays
|Building Blocks||First Steps||Crafting a Paragraph|
Discussing and listing
elements that go into writing fiction, non-fiction,
|From Paragraph to Essay||Research||Writing Commercially|
Read a few samples of
good essays by renowned writers
Review of homework
| Learning to convert notes
into press notes, newspaper articles, web content,
e-newsletter, formal report (pair work)
|Poetry Workshop||Travelogue Workshop||Short Story Workshop|
Elements of good
Elements of an
Elements of a great
Feedback On Workshops And Project Planning
Project – Write any two of the following – essay, travelogue, short story, poem, memoir. Submissions And Evaluation
Duration of Course: 90 hours
Aim: Photography is a multi-disciplinary skill that calls upon the practitioner to exercise creativity, science and art and for this art form to flourish, it needs to be taught in an environment conducive to success and by a faculty worthy of their repute.
Course outline: The course will be divided into the
Setting Parameters with Digital Camera
Shooting with Basic Modes
Shooting People in Daylight
Shooting Landscape & Nature
Understanding DSLR & Hand flash
Rules of Composition
Creative application of Photography
Effective composition of image
Using and understanding light
To develop an understanding of the science of climate change, and explore causes and impacts
To understand the policy and equity issues in the climate change debate
To understand the action perspectives - international, national and local
To explore a range of actions possible to address the climate crisis
Course duration: 90 hours
|Science of Climate Change||Climate Equity, Development and Sustainable Living||Action Perspectives|
Climate system: an
Equity in climate
change: emission scenario, current energy use and
growth, access to development
Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and key
landmarks in the negotiation process
|Living with Climate Change||Methods and Communication aids envisaged|
Transportation, Construction, Waste and Recreation
lectures and interactive presentations with PPTs, video films and group discussions facilitated by different experts; and exposure visits in and around Pune.
Duration of Course: 90 hours
Course Objectives: To introduce students to:
The legal system of India
The different forms of business associations in India
The laws regulating business transactions and good practices to be followed in business
|Introduction to Legal Systems and Concepts||Types of Business Associations and their Features||The Formation and Constitution of Business|
Legal Terms and Maxims
Constitution and Business:
Fundamentals of business organization
|Basic Legislations Regulating Business Transactions||Capital and Financing of Business||Powers and Functions|
Formation of a valid
contract and essential ingredients
management of business
|Dispute Resolution under Business Transaction||Social Responsibility of Business||Self-Learning|
Role of Alternate Dispute Resolution Mechanism and Role of Courts
Learning by doing: Mock
Duration of Course: 90 hours
Foreign policy and international security are two extremely important and intrinsically linked parts of the inter-disciplinary domain of International Relations. The 'International Relations' Summer School offering will comprise three parts-the first,will focus on foreign policy making and analysis; the second, will explore the multifarious aspects of international security and the third will focus on the role of the media vis-a vis communicating on and for issues related to foreign policy and international security.
|Foreign policy making & analysis||International security||Foreign policy and international security : the role of the media|
Study of foreign policy; policy
Current and main trends in
Writing for and about foreign
Course duration: 90 hours
B. Course Content:
Web Design (HTML 5.0) - 10 Hours
Interactive Web Development - 10 Hours
Mobile Application Development - 10 Hours
Glimpses of Digital Marketing and SEO - 10 Hours
Principles of Programming and Logic - 10 Hours
Animation and Game development using Flash - 10 Hours
Introduction to Networking Devices, technology - 10 Hours
Tour of Cloud Services - 10 Hours
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence - 10 Hours
Course duration: 90 hours
Invest 20 days of your life at SSCA this summer, exploring your love for food in our state of the art world class kitchen labs and bakeshop. You’ll learn to cook, bake, and think like professional chefs do. Cooking is easy, provided you know how to play with flavors and bring out the best combinations on the plate. Our expert chef trainers assist you to explore the culinary secrets within you. Cooking is all about hands-on learning during this culinary vacation.
The students will be encouraged to be creative in this Culinary Playground to explore the inner chef.
To develop an understanding amongst the students that “Cooking is an Art” and learn the Art of Cooking
To provide the students with the Basic and Fundamental Cooking Knowledge
To help the Students understand that how the Kitchens Operate
Understand the use of food in the body and its relationship to good health and be able to use nutrition knowledge to appraise one’s food habits
To build a platform for the students from where they can see culinary as a career for themselves
All students will work in SSCA Culinary labs alongside the chefs. Practical cooking classes will be conducted in combination of interesting interaction through informative theory lectures.
Introduction to chef uniform, chef tools, culinary equipment and raw materials
Importance of personal hygiene, and grooming
Importance of sanitation and food safety
Knife Skills and introduction to kitchen tools and equipment
Information, identification and storage of food raw materials
Designing Nutritious Meals for various body types
Preparation of Healthy Breakfast and Meals
Preparations of Appetizers, Starters & Soups in Menu
Salads, Egg and Potato preparations
Main course delicacies- Veg and Non- Veg
Breads, Cakes and Pastries
Eligibility: Anyone with the passion to follow their dreams & above 18 years of age.
Courses will run subject to a minimum of 6 enrollments (per course)
If you ask me to put my experience at Summer School in just few words, then I guess I'll surely be at war with words. Although, it was the credibility of brand 'Symbiosis' that made me enroll for the Programme, but after my stay at Summer School I can very confidently say that I could not have enrolled for a better Programme than this. Its very rare to find such an organized and supportive management teamed with an interesting and experienced set of faculty, and I guess that was the only reason that made us learn and work much more then I thought I could ever do ... !!
Summer School was not just about what we did ... It was rather about what we can do now !Arpita Sharma
Symbiosis Summer School was not only a great learning experience but it also allowed me to gain more confidence, taught me to be punctual and how to work effectively within the given time. The course was very well structured and we learnt a lot about how films are made. Also, every faculty that taught us or i personally had the opportunity to interact with was brilliant. The lavale campus is beautiful and we had a lot of fun. It was a perfect balance of work and play. Anybody who is fascinated by the cinema and films and wants to learn as much as possible about it should definitely attend this course!Himali Sharmila
My experience at Symbiosis Summer School was amazing. 20 days in the beautiful lavale campus studying filmmaking and photography was the best way to spend my summer vacations. I have learned so much. There are so many unforgettable memories. It has made me see my creative side and made me confident of my work. The teachers were amazing , they have taught me so much , not just about filmmaking but about life too. They have inspired me a lot.Aashna Chawla
Summer School at Symbiosis Lavale campus was a great experience. The creative writing course I had chosen was very informative. The learning didn't happen only in the classrooms. We watched a couple of movies and read a few books as well. We were even allowed to sit outside and write, which added to the experience of writing, as the campus is very scenic. I had a great time interacting with our two professors. I still do keep in touch with them. The stay at Lavale campus was very comfortable.They also gave us cycles to move about on campus as it's huge. The food was filling and quite yummy. Every weekend we were taken for an outing into the city. These, I enjoyed, as we got to watch movies and shop. The whole experience was great. I have made some really close friends.The saddest part is that it is only for a few weeks. I hoped that it could be for 2 months.Vishaka Srinath Kaluve
I spent 21 days at SIU and it was an experience of a lifetime. I enjoyed a lot. I learnt a lot and made a lot of new friends. The entire atmosphere, where so many people from different parts of India stayed together, attended classes together and got to know each other was amazing.I learnt so much not only about my subjects but also about myself while I was there. I really miss the morning exercise sessions (that we really hated back then, but miss now!), the classes that we were almost always late for, and the evenings were the best. After classes all day, I enjoyed the evening the most; the setting sun, walking with friends in the campus and taking pictures. Apart from having a lot of fun we also troubled Gokul Sir a lot (which was fun too) sorry Sir! People are home-sick, I am Symbi-sick. I want to come back again.Neha Jogi
Symbiosis Summer School'14, was one of the most craziest experiences I've had! With the most amazing people around and the beautiful place, it was a perfect place for summer. I had taken up business law and liberal arts, and the faculty was just amazing! They are extremly talented and help you out so much. For business, they had taken us to the Coca-Cola and the Oxyrich factories, to understand how the business works there. For law, they gave us some case studies and we all had debates with eachother. And liberal arts, its something I never knew about but after this summer, i'd probably consider that as a career option! But the mess food was a bit of a problem. So most of the times we all would would walk 2.5 kms down the hill everyday to Cafe Coffee Day and have our meal and then 2.5 km back up the hill again. I know it sounds too much to walk but with your friends around, you just dont realize it. I will cherish the memories of this summer school throughout my life. It gave me friends and experiences that I can never let go off :")Sanjena Bhutani
Never had I ever been to such a camp/summer camp type setting before. It was my first of many experiences. 21 days in a huge campus with strangers from all over the country, and a few from further away too - seemed like an intimidating thought. But I have to admit, to learn, have fun and be helped and given guidance in making the most important decision of our lives all together, the Pre-University Programme was an experience of a lifetime - one I will want to relive again, no doubt.Tanvi Sharan
The Symbiosis Pre-University Programme (PUP) was a truly unique experience which I will cherish for a lifetime. When I registered for it after my 10th grade, little did I know that it was going to be such a wonderful experience. The days were filled with interactive sessions, group projects, presentations, seminars and much more which were facilitated by the friendly Symbiosis Faculty. Sessions on academic writing and soft skills helped in developing in my personality. The comprehensive aptitude test highlighted my strengths and areas of improvement and has helped me in choosing a career. For me, staying away from home has brought in a very exciting experience of independence and responsibility. I aspire to be a part of the Symbiosis fraternity for my higher education.Shreya Jaokar
I undertook the Symbiosis Summer School program during my gap year because I was interested in honing my ability to write and express myself. The experience was rich and fulfilling, I made friendships that lasted, understood a new craft, all in an environment that stimulated and excited me to the very core.Vir Mehta