Dr. S. B. Mujumdar
President, Symbiosis Open Education Society
(Awarded the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan by the President of India)
Dr. S. B. Mujumdar is a distinguished academician and an educationist.
Dr. S. B. Mujumdar is the Founder & President of SYMBIOSIS – a multi-lingual, multi-national, multicultural and multidisciplinary educational complex of international repute.. He is also the Chancellor of Symbiosis International University. In appreciation of his long illustrious career in the field of education, the President of India awarded the prestigious “Padma Shree” to Dr. S. B. Mujumdar in 2005. Dr. S. B. Mujumdar was awarded ‘Punya Bhushan’ at the hands of His Excellency Shri. Mohammed Hamid Ansari, Vice President of India in July 2009. He is a recipient of many other National Awards including the FIE Foundation Award etc.
Dr. S. B. Mujumdar was conferred with the prestigious ‘Padma Bhushan’ award by the President of India on March 22, 2012.
Born on 31st July 1935 in a small town Gadhinglaj in Kolhapur District (Maharashtra), Dr. Mujumdar completed his higher education at Kolhapur and Pune. He obtained a first class first in M.Sc. (Botany) and a Doctorate in Microbiology. He was the Head of the Department of Botany, Fergusson College, Pune for 20 years. He has written many standard books and published several papers in national and international journals. He was also a member of the Executive Council of the Pune University for 9 years.