Admission to all the courses and programmes at Symbiosis International (deemed University) (SIU) are strictly on merit basis based on the criteria and processes prescribed by the University and assessment of individual performance in Symbiosis National Aptitude Test [SNAP] for Postgraduate Studies and Symbiosis Entrance Test [SET] for Undergraduate Studies.
All aspirants / parents are hereby notified that some individuals / organisations are giving / making false and misleading advertisements / claims in newspapers, websites, social media platforms that they can ensure admission to Symbiosis International (deemed University) and also charging heavy amount for the same.
In this regard, SIU requests the aspirants / parents to refrain from entering into any transaction with such elements. SIU has not appointed any individual / agency / organisation to make such assurance on its behalf. It is a matter of Policy that SIU does not charge capitation fee for admission from students and this is widely and prominently published as well on all the relevant places like prospectus, website, SNAP Booklet, SET Booklet etc.
Despite this Notice, if any aspirant / parents still proceeds with or enters into transaction with such elements, they would be doing so at their own risk and cost. SIU further notifies that any aspirant attempting to approach SIU for admission through or at the instances of such agents will be permanently debarred from admission to all the courses and programmes at Symbiosis International (deemed University).
Dr. K. P. Venugopala Rao is a Doctorate in Commerce from Osmania University. His thesis was in the area of Commodity Derivatives in India.
He has been actively engaged in higher education for over two decades and held various academic and administrative positions in reputed academic institutions.
He is an avid researcher and has research publications in national and international peer reviewed journals. His research interests lie in the area of Accounting, Finance, Taxation, Capital Markets and Technical Analysis. Currently he is guiding four research scholars.
Dr. Rao also holds a degree in Law and Education. He is the member of Subcommittee of BoS in Banking and Finance and also for BoE at Symbiosis International (Deemed University). He is active in promoting innovative pedagogy to make the learning more effective and provide deeper engagement with the audience. His teaching and research engagements were across prestigious universities and institutes like Osmania University, Kakatiya University and Centre for Economics and Social Sciences.
He has been a part of the founding team at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad, served as an Associate Professor and Deputy Director during 2016-2020.
He has conducted training programmes for corporate executives and leaders at Cogent Ltd, Indian Railways, Bayer Ltd and L&T. He is also actively engaged in conducting Faculty Development workshops and Management Development Programs.
He is invited as a speaker at various academic workshops and National Seminars on research methodology. He is a member of ISDSI and Telangana Commerce Association and is a part of committees at FTAPCCI and CII. He has taken over as Director, SCMS NOIDA in March 2020.