In modern India Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar was multi-faceted personality, architect of India's constitution, a great social reformer, a humanist, champion of the downtrodden and proponent of national unity. One of the illustrious sons of India, he achieved fame because of his achievements in various areas as leader of the poor, a powerful orator, a constitutionalist par excellence, a jurist, an astute politician, renowned author and the exponent of "DHAMMA CHAKRA". It was he who initiated the movement for social justice and equality in India. As years pass by, his personality is progressively achieving a greater significance. Born on 14th April 1891 at Mahu in Madhya Pradesh, his birth- centenary was celebrated in 1990-91 not only in India but the world over.
The foundation stone for this memorial was laid on April 14, 1990 - in the year of Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar's birth-centenary by the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra Hon. Mr. Sharad Pawar. The Govt. of Maharashtra has granted to Symbiosis about two acres of land to construct this Museum and Memorial on the Senapati Bapat Road. Symbiosis has spent a sum of sixty lakhs to construct the grand Museum & Memorial. Mr.Dhananjay Datar, a Pune-based architect conceptualised it in the classical Buddhist tradition of architecture and in the shape of stupa. M/s. Raje-Bhate, contractors gave it a concrete shape. The rocky and barren hilly tract surrounding this memorial was given a face-lift by a well-laid out garden. The entire surrounding is replete with greenery. The campus has also an open-air theater where cultural programmes are held from time to time.