Welcome​ Ceremony of Incoming Exchange Students

Date:​ ​07th August 2018
Venue: AV Room, SCMS Pune

International​ ​Cell​ ​of​ ​SCMS, ​ ​Pune​ ​conducted​ ​a​ ​Welcome​ ​ceremony​ ​for​ ​the​ incoming ​exchange students​ ​studying​ at​ ​SCMS, ​ ​Pune​ ​with​ ​the​ ​objective​ ​of​ ​welcoming​ ​them​ ​to​ ​SCMS​ ​and​ ​India in Indian tradition​ ​and introducing​ ​them​ ​to​ ​our​ ​culture​ ​here.​ ​13 exchange students ​ ​from​ ​ ​France​ ​and​ ​Portugal and 10 students from the International Cell Core committee were present for the event. Director, Dr. Adya Sharma, Faculty, Prof. Sonica Rautela and Mr. Angelo Dccunha were also present for the event. The event was hosted by the International Representatives, of Student council of SCMS, Pune.

The exchange students were put on tika by the Indian students and offered sweet and rose followed by a presentation by the buddy committee heads about India. The​ ​presentation​ ​included​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​relevant​ ​topics. ​ ​Presentation​ ​began​ ​by​ ​speaking​ ​about​ ​India​ ​and its​ ​rich​ ​diversity​ ​in​ ​terms​ ​of​ ​food, ​ ​language, ​ ​physical​ ​appearance, ​ ​geography​ ​and​ ​culture​ ​in general.

This was followed by the Welcome address by Dr Adya Sharma and finally we concluded with Q&A session and mehndi ceremony for the exchange students.

Sarva Dharma Sama Bhaav 2017-18

One of the most awaited and grand event organized by International Cell of SCMS, Sarva dharma Sambhav took place in a majestic manner in the evening of 31st Jan 2018 at Amphitheater, Symbiosis Viman Nagar Campus. The event was based on the motto of Symbiosis International Deemed University of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam ” which means “World is one family”. It was an event which shows the care and importance Symbiosis put foreword for its international students and tries to make them familiar with the Indian culture and also presenting the strength of diverse cultures at SCMS campus to the Indian students. Foreign exchange students from Germany, France, Spain and Foreign Nationals from Afghanistan, Israel, Nepal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Tanzania and UAE along with NRI students participated in this event and performed magnificent dance and cultural walk. The event also included performances from different arts clubs of SCMS, Pune. The event was witnessed by Dr. Adya Sharma, Director SCMS- Pune, Col C V Mohan, Campus Administrator , Viman Nagar, Col Joshi, AO – SCMS-Pune , faculties, staff and students from entire SVC. The event was a huge success with the Amphitheatre going full with the students all cramped up yet excited and on their tip toe waiting for the next performances. The event ended with vote of thanks by Prof. Sonica Rautela, Faculty In charge for International Initiatives SCMS- Pune.

Hindi Saptah 2017-18

The International cell of SCMS Pune, organized Hindi Saptah, its first event of the year on 13th & 14th September 2017. Hindi Diwas is celebrated on 14th September 2017 on National level. All the International students and foreign exchange students were invited to learn basic Hindi language. This language was taught with the objective of helping students to interact with general public on day to day basis. On first day the treasure hunt was organized and on the second day the Hindi Speaking Session along with a Henna Ceremony was organised. The event came to an end with the Foreign Nationals learning a few Hindi words & sentences and having beautiful henna designs on their hands.


A farewell ceremony was organized on 8 March 2017 to say goodbye to the incoming Exchange students. The session was cheered by the Director Dr. Adya Sharma and she thanked the students for choosing India and Symbiosis. The students also shared their experiences in India and Symbiosis. They were glad that they chose Symbiosis International Universities for their exchange program.