Transforming India 2030:
Strategies for Sustainable Development Goals

15-17th February, 2017
Pune, India


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FOHSS), SIU,

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FOHSS) at SIU, encompasses the schools of, economics (Symbiosis School of Economics (SSE) - 2008), liberal arts (Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts (SSLA) - 2011), international studies (Symbiosis School of International Studies (SSIS) - 2013), culinary arts (Symbiosis School of Culinary Arts (SSCA) - 2016) and language (English Language Teaching Institute of Symbiosis (ELTIS) - 1972). Committed to offering and creating a number of programmes and courses under its ambit, the faculty works towards realising the broad vision and mission of the University, through its academic activities – it touches upon socially relevant and pertinent issues, creating a class of social leaders and citizens, sensitised to the varied needs of an ever evolving society. Over its short span of eight years, the FOHSS has organised several national and international conferences:

  • Symbiosis School of Economics (SSE) organised its first National Conference in 2011 on ‘Urban Policy and Planning: A Case Perspective of Pune’.
  • Symbiosis School of International Studies (SSIS) has hosted three International Relations Conferences:
    1. ‘In 2013, ‘India and Development Partnerships in Asia and Africa: Towards a New Paradigm’, in association with Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
    2. 'India's Look East- Act East Policy: A Bridge to the Asian Neighbourhood' was organised in 2014 with the support of the Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
    3. In 2015, the third International Relations Conference ‘Link West: India and the Gulf’ was the third International Relations Conference was organised.
  • English Language Teaching Institute of Symbiosis (ELTIS) organised, “Communication Plus: Empowering Language Learners through Effective Listening and Active Vocabulary” in 2016.
  • Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts (SSLA) hosted the ‘Future of Liberal Arts and Science Education’ in 2016.


Dr. Jyoti Chandiramani
Director, Symbiosis School of Economics
Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - SIU

Prof Jyoti Chandiramani has over 30 years of experience in Teaching, Institution Building, Administration, and Research. Presently, she teaches – International Trade Policy, International Organization and Regional Cooperation and Urban Economic Development at the Masters level. She has conducted more than 50 Management Development Programs for corporates, such as WIPRO, AZTEC, HP, Intel, Godrej, Zensar Technologies, WNS, Cognizant, EXL, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Continum Solutions, Dr. Reddy’s etc. Prof Jyoti has been a founder core member of the Symbiosis Centre for Liberal Arts.

In 2007, she was awarded a short-term scholarship at the University of DePauw, Indianapolis – to study Liberal Arts Education. In 2013, she was a part of the Indian delegation to Pakistan for the Tenth South Asian Economic Students Meet (SAESM) at Lahore University of Management Sciences, and in 2015, she has been conferred with the iCongo instituted Gold Karmaveer Chakra and Rex Karmaveer Global Fellowship in Delhi, for her contributions to the field of education. Recently, she was invited to the 5th ASEM Rectors’ Conference and as a Mentor for the Students’ Forum (ARC5, organized by Charles University in Prague and the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) at Prague.

Prof Jyoti Chandiramani research interest lies in the urban economic development and international economic cooperation. She has steered and focussed the activities at the Symbiosis School of Economics in this direction. To this effect, a course on Urban Economic Development has been introduced in the Masters Programme since 2014 (Specialisation: Development Studies). Besides writing a couple of textbooks, she has jointly edited a book with Ramanath Jha on ‘Perspectives in Urban Development: Issues in Infrastructure, Planning, and Governance.’ Her areas of research interest in urban include Urban Infrastructure, Urban Transport, Urban Poverty and is presently working on Pune centric cases. Besides she keenly studies and follows trends in International Development Cooperation –from the MDGs to the SDGs.

Dr. Jyoti Chandiramani