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Symbiosis College of Arts & Science Pune extends ISDC Partnership to the New B.Com Program

New Delhi, November 9, 2021: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Symbiosis, Pune and International Skill Development Corporation (ISDC), UK, focuses on helping the students of the institute to achieve international accreditations, industry-centric practical knowledge and placement worth strategic visions. 

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the principal of the Symbiosis College of Arts & Science Pune, Dr. Hrishikesh Soman and Mr. Shone Babu – Head of Strategic Relations at ISDC, for the delivery of CIMA Integrated B.Com Qualification. ISDC has been working with Symbiosis since 2018 for the delivery of ACCA Accredited B.Com Degree.

Symbiosis is one of India’s leading educational institutions, imparting exceptional education across diverse verticals for over four decades. The University Grants Commission, New Delhi, has bestowed ‘Autonomy’ on The Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce in appreciation of its pioneering efforts in the field of education, starting from the academic year 2012-13. However, the students are still awarded degrees from Savitribai Phule Pune University, as the college continues to function under the university. In 2016, the college was conferred with “The College with Potential for Excellence” by the UGC. Reaccredited with ‘A+’ and a CGPA of 3.51 for the third cycle by NAAC, Symbiosis has been ranked among the top 10 colleges in Pune City, consecutively for the past ten years (Survey by India Today, Neilson-Org Marg).

ISDC (International Skill Development Corporation) is a leading International Provider for British Education and Skills with an active presence in India, working in partnership an excess of 200 Universities and Higher Education Providers by Developing and Upgrading the Academic Degrees for Future to Seek External Accreditations / Memberships / Qualifications along with the University Degrees. ISDC is working with UK Skills Federation, Scottish Qualification Authority, large number of universities and an excess of 25 Professional Bodies in UK for their Market Expansion, Transnational Education and Growth.

In association with the Global Body for Management Accountants – CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), ISDC will assist Symbiosis and its students to acquire CIMA Qualification while pursuing a B.Com degree.

Intended to prepare the students for the global job market, the collaboration will enable the students to nurture practical and in-demand industry expertise and skill set on subjects such as Accounting, Taxation, Risk Assessment, Risk Management and more.

“The mandates of the MoU will make sure that frequent and exclusive training sessions, workshops and seminars will be conducted to ensure enhancement of knowledge and job readiness of the students.” remarked Mr. Tom Joseph; Executive Director – Strategy & Development at ISDC.

“The MoU with ISDC is not just for the enhancement of the students’ learning experience, but it will also help the faculties to upgrade themselves through several Faculty Development Programme (FDP) that will be organised during the tenure of the MoU.” said Dr. Soman. 


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