Symbiosis, an international cultural and educational
center, well known for excellence, has earned a
reputation at the national and international
scenario. Symbiosis has established 39 need-based
academic institutions in almost every discipline
beginning from English and other foreign languages,
Kindergarten through Primary and Secondary education
to Post Graduation courses in Business Management,
Computers, Engineering, Commerce, Law,
Mass-Communication, Geoinformatics, Designing,
Distance Learning and so on. The Government of
India, in appreciation of its high academic
excellence, has given the status of Deemed
University to the programs in the faculties of Law,
management, Computer, engineering, humanities and
Health Sciences in the year 2001.
GENESIS OF SPA : (Established in 1993)
The genesis of Symbiosis Sports Centre can be traced to the
International Youth Year in 1985 when Symbiosis
conducted two sports events for the first time :
Table Tennis and Six-a-Side Cricket tournaments.
Looking at the popular demand from Puneites and a
request from the sports associations, Symbiosis
continued to conduct these tournaments thereafter.
Over 60 national-, state- and district level table
tennis tournaments for Maharashtra State Table
Tennis Association, Poona District Table Tennis
Association, Intercollegiate Sports Board, Zilla
Parishad, Central School Sports Board have been
organized by the Spa so far.
While conducting the tournaments at various venues
in Pune, Dr. Thigale realized the need to have own
sports infrastructure was felt. Dr. S. B. Mujumdar,
Founder President of Symbiosis responded to his
request favorably by allotting a space in the prime
locality at Deccan Gymkhana in the school premises.
The complex was completed in 1993 and since then we
have been conducting sports activities under the
banner of the Symbiosis Sports Centre. The Spa has now become
a center of excellence in promoting sports culture
through coaching, organising tournaments, activities
leading to sports academics and so on.
The squirrel, a symbol of sharp reflexes, speed and
fitness is our logo. We believe in the
philosophy of Olympic Games i.e. 'Together we
will move forward, faster, higher and stronger
for a better tomorrow' - the words that
epitomize the spirit of games.
Activities of SPA are not restricted to
Symbiosis school students alone but also open
to students from other schools. As of today,
we have players from 16 schools in Pune
including the Loyola, St Mari and Josephs, St
Anns, Karnataka, Apte Prashala, Abhinav,
Chandrashekar Agashe, Bal Bharati, Garware,
Jog, Modern, Gurukul etc schools.