Founder & President
Prof. Dr. S.B. Mujumdar
Prof. Dr. S. B. Mujumdar is the Founder and President, Symbiosis; and
Chancellor, Symbiosis International 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, far too long for these pages, includes Maharashtra Gaurav Award
and the FIE Foundation Award.
He was born on 31 July 1935, in Gadhinglaj, Kolhapur district, Maharashtra. He won a
master’s degree in botany with honors and a doctorate in microbiology. He was the Head of
the Department of Botany at the Fergusson College in Pune for over twenty years. He has
authored a number of books and research papers, all of which are regarded as landmark
publications in botany and other sciences. He also served on the Executive Council Senate
and the Academic Council of the University of Pune for several years.
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