The Symbiosis International University (S.I.U) is the most renowned university among all other co-educational universities, multi-institutional university located in Pune city, in state of Maharashtra. It has been given official recognition by the UGC and the AICTE. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council have conferred an 'A' grade to the University. SIU is part of the Symbiosis Society which is its managing body. In 2006 the University Grants Commission withdrew the word "Deemed" and renamed the institution as "Symbiosis International University".