About SCBS


Symbiosis Centre for Behavioural Studies (SCBS) is one of the five research centers under Symbiosis Centre for Research and Innovation (SCRI). It has been established to intensify the thrust of behavioural research scholarship within Symbiosis International (Deemed University). Symbiosis Centre for Research and Innovation (SCRI), established in 2009, is the dedicated department of SIU for promoting and facilitating research among students and faculty, under the leadership of Director (SCRI). Through its academic and administrative services, SCRI enables researchers to achieve excellence in their work, and eventually, translates SIU’s vision of creation of knowledge for the benefit of the Society into reality.

Main focus of SCRI

  • To develop institutional research agenda and to formulate policies to nurture quality research culture within the University.
  • To establish minimum standards for research activities at SIU.
  • To build research capacity and mentor researchers.
  • To set up systematic procedures for administration of research programmes.
  • To facilitate research endeavours at SIU.


Symbiosis Centre for Behavioural Studies will have its thrust in Transformative Human Research that seeks to encourage, support, and publicize research that benefits human welfare and quality of life for all beings affected by behavioural paradigms. Collaborative research is an agenda of SCBS and we invite an outside-in approach for research, solving problems that are not only of academic interest but of societal relevance.

Symbiosis Centre for Behavioural Studies will focus on improving the well-being of the society, though a deeper understanding of their lifestyles, by employing paradigm diversity in their research methods, careful to maintain rigour in theory and method, eventually disseminating these findings to relevant stakeholders for a larger social good.

SCBS encourages research in such functions as Healthcare, Sales and Marketing, International Relations, Personnel Management, Communication, Media and Design amongst others. It also finds applications in Criminology, Sociology, Politics and Anthropology.