Semester & Academic Year

The semester and academic year curriculum offers courses and internships (professional, community service, etc.). Courses are offered at the Symbiosis International University (SIU), Liberal Arts College. Internships are organized at various companies, NGOs and humanitarian organizations.

Students can enroll in up to 20 credits (5 courses) per semester. Most, but not all, courses at SIU are 4 semester credits (60 contact hours). Internships are 3 to 6 credits.

Comprehending India: The Living Past is a required course. Hindi Language is highly recommended.

Courses & Syllabi

Use the Course Offerings PDF file in the Download File box on this page to select courses. Check back periodically for UPDATED Course Offerings files for your term of study. Use the PDF file to select your courses. To view syllabi, select a subject area below to see courses and click on course titles to download syllabui. If a syllabus is not available on this website, contact KEI and we will email you the course information.

Business & Economics

Principles of (Micro) Economics
Principles of Macro-Economics
Money, Banking & Finance
International Economics & Finance
Principles of Econometrics
Comparative Economics
Development Economics & Sustainable Development
Comparative Finance
History of Economic Thought
Theory and Application of Public Finance
Economic History & Thought
Organizational Communication and Decision Making
Principles of Management & Contemporary Issues in Business & Management
Human Resource Management
Marketing Management
Financial Management
Production & Operations Management
Accountancy Management
Information Technology for Management
Organizational Behaviour
Business Laws, Ethics and Corporate Governance

Communications: Journalism, Media & Film

Media Theories with Culture and Communication
Introduction to Print and Audio-Visuals
Visual and Audio Communication
Introduction to Audio Visual Radio and Television
Journalism in Print, Electronic and Cyber Media
Audio-Visual, Radio & Television
Marketing Communication – Advertising, PR & Events
Practical Creation of a Newsroom/ Film / Marketing Communication
Films – Structure to Scripting
Marketing Principles & Communication
Consumer Behaviour
Understanding Modern Theatre: In Theory, Performance and Practice
Advertising & Contemporary Culture
Current Events
Rhetoric & Critical Writing
Technical Writing
Introduction to the Nature and Theory of Cinema
Narrative Cinema
Global Cinema Today
Film Appreciation

Hindi Language & Regional Studies

Comprehending India: The Living Past
Hindi Language – Beginner
Hindi Language – Intermediate
Urdu Language – Beginner
Urdu Language – Intermediate
The Indian Constitution
Women in India
Contemporary Indian Economy
India’s Foreign Policy
Verily Food is Life: the Story of India Through its Food
Foundations of Indian Philosophy
Modern Indian Thinkers
Indian Political Thought
Public Policy and Governance in India

International Relations & Political Science

Introduction to International Relations I
Introduction to International Relations II
International Law and United Nations
International Political Economy
World Politics
Introduction to Political Science
Conflict Diplomacy and War
Issues in World Politics
Shifting Homelands: Ideology, Migration and Conflict
Politics of Social Justice
Comparative Politics
Public Administration
Catch 22

Liberal Arts & General Education

Creativity & Innovations
Introduction to Wellness Management, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
OOP’s The Mystery: Objects Out of Place, the Unexplained and the Unexplainable
Research Methodology

Literature & Writing

Creative Writing
Reading the Classics
Short Stories from Around the World
Literature and Gender
Reading World Poetry I
Reading World Poetry II
The Novel

Art Appreciation: Visual & Performing

Idea of Art: Art, Aesthetics & Art History
The Heart of Haiku
World Music: Crossroads of Space, Place and Identity
Uday Shankar Style of Creative Dance
Introduction to Theater Making

Philosophy & Religion

Introduction to Philosophy
Women Philosophers
Comparative Religions
Comparative Mythology
Greek Philosophy
Introduction to Marxism
Introduction to Multicultural Worldviews

Culture & Social Studies

Understanding Feminisms
Diversity Studies
Peace & Conflict Studies
Society and Science
20th Century: Bloodiest Century in Human History
Revisiting the City
Impact of Science & Technology on Human Civilisation
Culture in Making

Environment & Sustainability

Environmental Awareness: Only One Earth
Sustainability Studies

Computational Sciences

Computer Fundamentals
Quantitative Reasoning I: Mathematics
Quantitative Reasoning II: Statistics
Computer Systems and Networks
Programming in C

Law & Legal Studies

Legislative Processes and Administrative Law
Family Law
Legal Awareness
Criminal Justice Administration
Law of Obligations
Corporate Law
Human Rights and Related Laws
Intellectual Property
Indian Penal Code
Cyber Law
Tort Law

Psychology, Sociology & Behavior

Introduction to Psychology
Criminology and Parapsychology
Social Psychology
Major Theories in Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Psychological Assessment
Interpersonal Psychology
Counselling and Psychotherapy
Behaviour in Organizations
Contemporary Studies and Dissertation
What is Anthropology?
Physical / Biological Anthropology
Socio-Cultural Anthropology 2
Anthropology Today: Its Applications

Internships & Service

Internships (3-6 credits) and community service (no-credit) allow students to learn from practical experience not attainable in a classroom setting. Internships require a minimum commitment of 120 to 240 hours. Community service does not have a minimum requirement, but students must be consistent with their schedule of participation.

Placement is based on professional interests. Possible placements include Editya Engineering Co., Bekaert Industries Ltd., Gupte Hospital, Hotel Tourist International, HU Consultancy Ltd., Gupte Orphanage and Tibco Software. Actual placement may be at a different organization. Positions are available in the following fields.

Information Systems
Public Relations
Humanitarian Aid
Cinema/Performing Arts
Teaching English

For more information, download:

Experiential Learning Guide
Internship syllabus


Credit and transcripts/certificates for courses and internships issued by the Symbiosis International University and Lincoln University (accredited in USA)


Symbiosis International University, founded in 1974, is one of India’s leading higher education institutions. Symbiosis consists of 17 colleges, centers, schools and museums, spread across 17 campuses, most of which are in Pune. The University enrolls more than 18,000 Indian and international students from Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Its faculty are amongst the top academics in the country. The language of instruction is English.