Symbiosis is a Greek term meaning 'Living together for the mutual benefit of each other.' Symbiosis is an educational and cultural center of international standards established in 1971, under the patronage of Dr. S. B. Mujumdar, President & Founder Director (Awarded “Padma Bhushan” in 2012 & “Padma Shri” in 2005). It is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950.
Symbiosis Law School, Pune established in June 1977, was earlier affiliated to the University of Pune and later became a constituent of Symbiosis International University in 2002, with an enhanced degree of autonomy in teaching, learning and research.
Being the meeting point of all kinds of talent in the legal arena, SLS, Pune occupies "a" place of pride among the flagship institutions of the Symbiosis International University. Symbiosis Law School "epitomizes" excellence in legal education. Nestled in the heart of Pune,( "a city" popularly described as the Oxford of the East "and the capital of the Peshwas empire), it embodies the essence of 'Symbiosis' 'which means living together for mutual benefit'. Amongst a host of outstanding institutions under Symbiosis International University offering various courses Symbiosis Law School, Pune stands tall with the India Today Nelson Survey ranking the institute among the top 10 law schools of India in 2013 and the Bar Council of India conferring it with the Gold-star Award in 2013.
In a journey of 38 years, Symbiosis Law School, Pune has achieved various milestones in teaching, learning and research. It is the first law college in Pune to offer evening law programs and is one of the pioneers of the five year law program. Its innovative and creative educational experiments have set it apart from other law colleges in the city and the region. Symbiosis Law School, Pune has the honour of being a core partner in the global network of legal institutes of the Erasmus Mundus consortium. It has also been selected by the Government of India, Ministry of Social Welfare for awarding scholarships to SC & ST students. SLS, Pune also has collaborations with various bodies and renowned national and international educational institutions.