Academic excellence has become a way of life with all of us at Symbiosis. In line with our tradition of introducing high quality, career-oriented programmes, it is indeed a great pleasure to announce the setting up of the Symbiosis ANJU institute of Nursing Science , with its ANM Nursing and Post Basic ANM Nursing programmes. Never in the history of health care have nurses had such wide opportunities and improved prospects. Through its pioneering efforts, the Symbiosis College of Nursing aims to create leaders in the nursing profession by providing unique, innovative programmes that are responsive to the market need, keeping in mind the rapid advances in the health care sector in India as well as abroad I am confident that the Symbiosis College of Nursing will create a benchmark in nursing education in India as also overseas by ensuring a steady flow of trained professionals who meet the international standards in terms of quality of education and service provided. I welcome you to the Symbiosis College of Nursing and wish you success in all your future endeavours.