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Symbiosis Summer School

The Symbiosis Summer School 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.

Career Counselling / Guidance : Workshops and individual sessions will help students learn about academic options, career prospects, aptitudes and abilities, and personal career priorities.

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 Management, Law, Engineering, Medicine, Journalism & Mass Communication, Film & Animation, Liberal Arts, Architecture & Design, Pharmacy, Chartered Accountancy, Armed Forces, Computer Applications / IT, Gaming & App Development, Hospitality, etc.

  • What will I have to do to enter this stream?
  • What does the study of this stream include?
  • What subjects will I study and how will they help me in the future?
  • What are the future career options after choosing this stream?
  • What are the specializations available in this stream?
  • What are the postgraduate options?
  • What kind of jobs are available? In what kind of organisations?
  • What kind of life style does this career offer?
  • What kind of personality traits/qualities would I need to succeed at this career?
  • What kind of work would I have to do?
  • Will this work suit me?
  • An exposure to some examples of typical work involved through some visits/meetings with industry experts, etc

Enjoy this eye opener to college life at one of India's finest universities.


Law is a subject which deals with issues concerning legalities, society, justice, equality, freedom of expression and many such fundamental rights which our county offers its citizens. Often we see these black-and-white coated men standing in courts- but what exactly does their job entail? How vast is law? What does it take to become a lawyer?

To answer these questions, the participant will get an insight into various streams within the domain. Based on areas of interest, one can specialise in, like:

  • Civil Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Taxation Law
  • Labor Law
  • International Law
  • Family Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Administration Law
  • Patent Law etc.


As we know Gaming is one of the largest segment of the entertainment industry and is considered the hottest profession widely across the world. It is a demanding career in today's modern world. With the wide access to the internet has created a humongous demand for online games and with the advent of technology, this industry is growing at fast pace. So a plethora of career options is available for aspirants from artists to musicians to sound engineers to programmers in this field.

Career options in the gaming industry: Developing and designing all these types of games is a step by step process, where the variety of tasks are performed. Some of the common job prospects in the gaming industry are:

  • Game Developer
  • Game Designers
  • Game Artists
  • Game Programmers Network Programmer
  • Game/ Script Writers Audio/ Sound Engineers
  • Game Testers
  • Game Management

In the gaming industry, one can secure a job in small or large organizations. Online game designers may work as freelancers.

App Development

Software architect

This role is typically the end game for technically focused developers. Although titles differ by company, it involves making critical software architecture choices for the team. Software architects often mentor junior developers, but they don't have direct reports. They are serious problem solvers, many with a decade or more of specialized software expertise or generalized experience across several different stacks.

Lead developer.

Sometimes referred to as a developer manager, this role is for developers with strong time management and interpersonal skills. Lead developers are a sort of bridge between nontechnical and technical team members. They delegate work to direct reports while keeping communication lines open with company leaders.

Lead developer.

Sometimes referred to as a developer manager, this role is for developers with strong time management and interpersonal skills. Lead developers are a sort of bridge between nontechnical and technical team members. They delegate work to direct reports while keeping communication lines open with company leaders.

Senior technical project manager.

While not as common as the prior two, developers with strong resource planning and budgeting skills can ascend to this role. Technical project managers work closely with stakeholders and involved teams to keep the project on track and on budget. Candidates should be enthusiastic, efficient, organized, design-minded, and able to thrive under pressure.

Film making is possibly the broadest and most varied creative opportunity in mass media. A blend of creativity and technicality, Films are an important media, not only for entertainment and information, but also for communication. It is inclusive of feature films, documentaries, Promotional films, TV commercials, music Videos, etc. The technique of filmmaking is a teamwork which needs close and coherent organization of various skilled individuals. It involves acting, directing, producing, script writing, cinematography, sound recording, visual mixing, editing and so on.

Potential employers include:

  • Film Studios
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Government Departments
  • Production Houses
  • Self-employment through marketing of personal skills

Career options

  • Producer
  • Director
  • Editor
  • Screenplay Writer
  • Actor
  • Animator
  • Cinematographer
  • Cameraman

Liberal arts offer a well-rounded exposure to lifelong skills that will enable you to adapt to new challenges and juggle diverse responsibilities effectively. Top liberal arts students will immediately use their strong analytical, communication, and problem-solving skills, which are necessary to thrive in a constantly changing working world.

A liberal arts education is an excellent preparation for a career with us because it offers students a well-rounded education and an opportunity to be the creative thinkers needed in the business world in the decade ahead. This approach to education provides students with specialized ability in a chosen major as well as builds a foundation of skills and knowledge that can be applied among many career paths and academic pursuits. Employers value the ability to solve problems, adapt to change, work across disciplines, and collaborate with others, which are distinctive tenants acquired when you pursue a major in liberal arts. Clearly, all successful careers require critical thinking, teamwork, sensitivity to cultural, demographic, economic and societal differences and political perspectives.

Career Options

One can search career options in research, writing, social work, publishing, journalism, library operations, accounting, teaching, fundraising, business, private, public, civil services, NGOs, academics, marketing, government, business, engineering sectors and more.

  • Professor
  • Lecturer
  • Activities Assistant
  • Activities Director
  • Administrator
  • Case Manager
  • Church Pastor
  • Community Advocate
  • Public Welfare Social Worker
  • Media Instructor

Architects are generally concerned with the design. They create initial design sketches, detailed building plans and models of the buildings they work on. To create plans, architects may use software programs like computer-aided design and building information modeling. Besides planning and design, architects may also be concerned with the legal, financial and scheduling aspects of a project.

They also have to do the drafting and construction of buildings, structures, and other spaces for private and public. use A college degree in architecture can lead to several potential careers depending on the level of the degree and the graduate's area of focus. In addition to working as architects, graduates may be able to find work in drafting or industrial design. Career requirements vary, but employers generally look for individuals who are creative and work well with other professionals, such as engineers or construction managers. Architects also design buildings and living spaces for public and private use. They create initial design sketches, detailed building plans and models of the buildings they work on. To create plans, architects may use software programs like computer-aided design and building information modeling. Besides planning and design, architects may also be concerned with the legal, financial and scheduling aspects of a project.

Career Options

  • Architect
  • Architectural technologist
  • CAD technician ( Computer Aided Design)
  • Interior and spatial designer
  • Urban designer

Jobs where the architecture degree would be useful include:

  • Building surveyor
  • Commercial/residential surveyor
  • Construction manager
  • Estates manager
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Historic buildings inspector/conservation officer
  • Landscape architect
  • Planning and development surveyor
  • Production designer, theatre/television/film
  • Structural engineer
  • Town planner

A CA credential typically proves that its holder has the qualifications to file a business's tax return, audit financial statements and business practices, and offer advisory services to clients. Professionally and technically chartered accountant (CA) is an international accounting designation granted to accounting professionals in many countries around the world, apart from USA where, such a profession refers to: Certified Public Accountant (CPS). A chartered accountant is required to undertake a minimum level of continuing professional development to stay professionally competitive. They provide support to members by offering advisory services, technical helplines and technical libraries. They also offer opportunities for professional networking, career and business development

Working opportunities for a CA

  • Independent professional practice
  • Chartered Accountants firm
  • Capital market services
  • Business houses and industry
  • Consultancy firms
  • Large organizations and institutions
  • Financial institutions

Defending the world’s largest democracy Republic of Indian Armed Forces is the second largest and the finest in the world. Consisting of the Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard, the Indian armed forces are a prestigious institution on which the country takes pride in. It not only teaches discipline and perseverance but also many soft skills.

Career options

  • Infantry
  • Artillery
  • Armoured Corps
  • Engineers
  • Signals
  • Army Service Corps
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
  • Intelligence corps
  • Ordnance Corps
  • Army Medical Corps
  • Nursing and Dental Officers
  • Education Corps
  • Postal Service
  • Military Police
  • Judge Advocate General
  • Veterinary Corps

Pharmacy is the study of medicine, looking at how drugs are created, their chemistry and interactions, and everything else a qualified pharmacist is required to know. This profile includes studies in biochemistry, human physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Pharmacognosy and sven Drug store business management. A career in pharmaceuticals is always at a high risk position be it a drug store owner or a research developer in the laboratory.

Career opportunities

  • Clinical research associate.
  • Higher education lecturer.
  • Medical sales representative.
  • Pharmacologist.
  • Product/process development scientist.
  • Regulatory affairs officer.
  • Research scientist (life sciences)
  • Science writer
  • Toxicologist

Management is essential for organized life and necessary to run all types of management. It is one of the largest, most varied and most interesting areas of work in the global economy. Good management is the backbone of successful organizations. It is the organizational process that includes strategic planning, setting objectives, managing resources, deploying the human and financial assets needed to achieve objectives, and measuring results. Management also includes recording and storing facts and information for later use or for others within the organization.It’s functions are not limited to managers and supervisors. Every member of the organization has some management and reporting functions as part of their job.

Career options

  • Consultant
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resources
  • General Management
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Non-Profit sectors


Students appeared for 10th, 11th or 12th.

VENUE : Symbiosis Bhasha Bhavan, Gokhale Cross Road, Model Colony, Shivaji Nagar, Pune 411016, Maharashtra, India

Admissions on First-Come-First-Served basis

Total Intake - 60

Certificate to be issued only if attendance is a minimum 80%

Symbiosis Summer School Programme

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.

Course Options

  • Film Making / Film Appreciation
  • Creative Writing
  • Photography
  • Climate Change
  • Legal Aspects of Business in India
  • International Relations
  • Advanced Computing Technology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Banking & Insurance

From Script to Screen (Film Making)

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

Film Analysis

Study of select Auteurs

Creative Writing

Duration of Course: 90 hours

Course Objective:

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

Course Content:

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 of writing.
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

Course Outline:

Building Blocks First Steps Crafting a Paragraph

Discussing and listing elements that go into writing fiction, non-fiction, poetry etc.
Samples of good writing by renowned writers

Homework review
Working with grammar
Discussion, review (pair work)

Homework review
Closer look at writing a paragraph well
Paragraph writing
Discussion, review (pair work)

From Paragraph to Essay Research Writing Commercially

Read a few samples of good essays by renowned writers
Discuss and list essentials of good essay
Write a short essay

Review of homework
Discuss need and methods of research for good writing
Improve previous writing with help of research
Review, pair work

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 poetry
Types of poems
Reading and discussing samples
Writing poetry

Elements of an interesting travelogue
Reading and discussing short samples
Writing a short travelogue

Elements of a great short story
Reading and discussing samples
Writing a short story

Editing Workshop
Feedback On Workshops And Project Planning
Project – Write any two of the following – essay, travelogue, short story, poem, memoir.
Submissions And Evaluation
Participant Feedback


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 following
Digital Terminology
Setting Parameters with Digital Camera
Shooting with Basic Modes
Shooting Indoors
Shooting People in Daylight
Macro Photography
Shooting Landscape & Nature
Understanding DSLR & Hand flash
Rules of Composition
Printing Technology
Creative application of Photography
Effective composition of image
Using and understanding light
Shooting portrait

Climate Change

Course objectives:
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

Course Outline

Science of Climate Change Climate Equity, Development and Sustainable Living Action Perspectives

Climate system: an overview
Environment and Climate Change: differences
Insights from the IPCC
Impacts: global perspective
Impacts in the Indian context: eco-system based human perspective to understand the needs of the vulnerable communities in every ecosystem: Forest, Coastal, Mountainous, Arid, Urban
Issues of Mitigation(emission reduction and sequestration) and Adaptation
Peak Oil and the post industrial stone-age
Climate Skepticism

Equity in climate change: emission scenario, current energy use and growth, access to development
Survival v/s luxury emissions: sustainable living
Approaches to equity and burden sharing: contraction and convergence, GDR framework; polluter's pay principle
Need v/s greed: challenging the consumerism culture
Re-ordering the 'global ecological space' equitably (carbon budget approach)
Linkage between Climate Change and poverty
Climate Change: an opportunity to revisit the current economic growth oriented model of development
Global warming in an unequal world: emphasis on political economy – historical emissions and ecological debt of the developed nations
Intergenerational responsibility
Gender and Climate Change.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and key landmarks in the negotiation process
International climate negotiations: stakes, debates and dilemmas
Climate politics in India: Government's policy perspective, National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) and States' Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC) and driving forces, India in the context of global imperatives; Climate mitigation, Carbon Trading
Technology, sustainable development and the green economy
Global advocacy initiatives by civil society's key players: environment and development NGOs, international organizations, business communities, academic and research Institutions, networks
Influencing national government agenda on Climate Change

Living with Climate Change Methods and Communication aids envisaged

Urbanisation: Transportation, Construction, Waste and Recreation
Industrialisation: Power sector, mining and fossil fuel exploration, steel, cement and aluminium
New Economics
Global – Local; Urban – Rural linkages
Science and wisdom of local communities: indigenous knowledge and practices Identifying new livelihood options
Sustainable Development through carbon neutral or low carbon pathway
Sustainable agriculture
Water sharing
Renewable and decentralized energy options
Coping and managing increasing health vulnerabilities
Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Management: vulnerability assessment and intervention for climate risk reduction
Individual actions: carbon footprint – personal, local, regional
Climate Education and Communication

lectures and interactive presentations with PPTs, video films and group discussions facilitated by different experts; and exposure visits in and around Pune.

Legal Aspects of Business in India

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

Course Content

Introduction to Legal Systems and Concepts Types of Business Associations and their Features The Formation and Constitution of Business

Legal Terms and Maxims
Meaning of Law and Justice
System of Law: Civil and Common Law, Procedural and Substantive Law
Sources of Law
Overview of Constitution, Constitutional Governance
Hierarchy of Courts: Supreme Court, High Courts, Business Courts, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Tribunals
Law Making Process

Sole Proprietorship
One person company
Limited liabilities Partnership
Company form of Business
Joint Ventures

Constitution and Business: Fundamentals of business organization
Registration of business association
Documents required to be filed for registration
Consequences of non – registration

Basic Legislations Regulating Business Transactions Capital and Financing of Business Powers and Functions

Formation of a valid contract and essential ingredients
Skill building in negotiations through role play
Performance and discharge of contracts
Corporations and legal personality: Company formation
Negotiable instruments

Share capital
Loan capital
Capital maintenance and dividend law

Governance and management of business
Business collapses and failures due to inefficient governance and lack of ethics – case studies such as Enron and Satyam

Dispute Resolution under Business Transaction Social Responsibility of Business Self-Learning

Role of Alternate Dispute Resolution Mechanism and Role of Courts

Corporate social responsibility
Business and human rights through case studies such as Nike
Business and environment – sustainable development through case studies such as coca
Code of conduct for business – Ruggie report

Learning by doing: Mock trials/ Moots
Mock board meetings
Negotiation exercises
Role plays in ADR mechanisms
Field visits

International Relations

Duration of Course: 90 hours

Course Overview:
Foreign policy and international security are two extremely important and intrinsically linked parts of the inter-disciplinary domain of International Relations.

Course Outline:

Foreign policy making & analysis International security Foreign policy and international security : the role of the media

Study of foreign policy; policy making processes
Major issues and challenges in contemporary foreign policy-making
Role and influence of state and non-state actors in foreign policy making
India's foreign policy

Current and main trends in international security
Traditional and non-traditional security threats
India's national security: opportunities and challenges

Writing for and about foreign policy
Art of interviewing
Media in conflict situations

Advanced Computing Technology

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

Course Conduct:
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.

Course Outline:
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


Course duration: 90 hours

Modules For The Program:

S No Module Details
1 Overview of BFSI Indian Financial System
Introduction to BFSI
Regulatory Framework of BFSI
Career Opportunities in BFSI
2 Retail Banking Basics of Banking
Types of Customers
Retail Liability Products
Retails Asset Products
Allied Services
Banks as distributor
Digital Banking
3 Financial Services Demat Accounts
Mutual Funds
Types of Mutual Funds
4 Insurance Role and importance of Insurance
Life Insurance and General Insurance
Types of Life Insurance Products
General Insurance : Health and Motor Insurance
5 Customer Service and Marketing of Fiancial Services Changing Customer Profile
Customer Service for BFSI
Marketing of Fianancial Services
Distribution Channels
Product Mix

Eligibility: Anyone with the passion to follow their dreams & above 18 years of age.

Certificate Eligibility: Minimum 80% attendance


Duration: 20 days

Date of Commencement: 6th May 2018

Date of Completion: 27th May 2018

Check in at Lavale, Pune: 6th May 2018 (In the morning - before 10:00 AM)

Check Out: 27th May 2018 (After Valedictory Lunch)

Admissions on First-Come-First-Served basis

Total Intake - 15 (Creative Writing), 20 each (All Other Courses)

Certificate to be issued only if attendance is a minimum 80%

Note: Rs. 7000/- extra for culinary arts

Courses will run subject to a minimum of 6 enrollments (per course)