Symbiosis School of Biomedical Sciences was established by Symbiosis International University (SIU) in 2011 under the Faculty of Health Science (formerly Faculty of Health and Biological Sciences) to address the need for a school devoted towards training, research and development in the field of biomedical sciences and biotechnology, and forming an interface with the healthcare sector. The school was renamed as Symbiosis School of Biological Sciences (SSBS) in 2017 to accommodate other contemporary research areas in biological sciences. SSBS has a very strong research foundation with an excellent publication profile and numerous research grants awarded by the public and private funding agencies. Along with the masters programs, the department also offers doctoral programs in Biotechnology. Needless to say, the research activities at SSBS are empowered by excellent laboratory infrastructure built through intramural and extramural support.