Established in 1978, SIBM Pune is in its 34th year of service to the student community. It remains the flagship brand of Symbiosis and is recognized as one of the best Business Schools in India. In the year 1979, SIBM Pune proved its pioneering self by becoming the only institute in Pune to organize a seminar outside the city precincts - in Mumbai. Soon the trend was set and others followed suit. The concept of Internships / Summer Training was another offering made by SIBM to Pune. It was in 1982 that learning cum training scheme was started.
Supplementary training courses were included in the curriculum to supplement the Pune University syllabus. Little wonder that the same year SIBM Pune started being ranked among the top B-schools in India. The same year saw SIBM Pune organize 3 national level seminars all outside the city of functioning. It would be interesting to point out that the first computer that was installed at SIBM Pune was donated by students in 1987. Switch to the completely Wi-Fi enabled campus of 2005, also incidentally a students’ initiative – SIBM Pune has certainly come a long way. In 1990, permanent affiliation was received from Pune University – the only B-school to have ever received it. In 1996 the BASE programme was introduced, in addition to the curriculum of Pune University. The same year witnessed SIBM Pune shift to its new campus with well-equipped infrastructure.
The icing on the cake came in 2002 - when SIBM became part of Symbiosis International University because of its excellent academic record. Further in 2006 the UGC vide its notification withdrew the word Deemed and renamed the University as Symbiosis International University (SIU).