The definition of media has undergone a radical change in recent times. The shift is not merely technological but that of perception of society about media and the awareness of the potential that lies in the active participation in the creation of media. The potential to transform the society by challenging and changing the norms constantly, by resorting to the voice that is present within us, to express what is felt and it is this active expression which makes us human.

At Symbiosis Centre for Media & Communication – Undergraduate (SCMC), we cohere ideas together and give them a powerful voice and a shape. This crystal ball of consciousness has the ability to not only see but also bring a positive change in the future through its continuous evolution. Armed with the technology and brewing creativity of relentless contemplation, we pride ourselves to be the leader in media education. Thus, striving to transcend the apogee reached by us every step of the way.

Through our programme, Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication), we offer a comprehensive experience through traditional academic learning & research with cyber & experiential learning.

SET 2018 – Symbiosis Entrance Test

The important dates of SET 2018 are as given below.

Event Dates
Registration Starts 29 Jan 2018
Registration Closes 15 Apr 2018
Payment Closes 15 Apr 2018
Admit Card available 21 Apr 2018 to 05 May 2018
SET Examination Date 05 May 2018
SET Result 14 May 2018
Click Here for SET Test Application, Eligibility, Admit Card, Examination Pattern & Result

Important Dates for Symbiosis Centre for Media & Communication (SCMC)

Online Application for SET commences 09 Jan 2018
Online Application for SCMC commences 16 Jan 2018
Last date for Payment of SET Application fee (Offline) 09 Apr 2018
Online Application / Payment of Application fee (Online) for SET concludes 15 Apr 2018
Last date for Payment of SCMC Application fee (Offline) 04 May 2018
SET 05 May 2018
Online Application for SCMC concludes 09 May 2018
Last date for Payment of SCMC Application fee (Online) 09 May 2018
SET Result 14 May 2018
Short-listing for Second Round (PI / WAT / ST / DV) * 21 May 2018
Second Round (only in Pune) 25 – 29 May 2018
First Merit List 04 Jun 2018
Last date for payment of Tuition fee (1st List) 08 Jun 2018
Second Merit List 11 Jun 2018
Last date for payment of Tuition fee (2nd List) 15 Jun 2018
Third Merit List 18 Jun 2018
Last date for payment of Tuition fee (3rd List) 22 Jun 2018
Program commences 02 July 2018
Orientation (for Parents) 07 Jul 2018
Last Date of Admission 31 Jul 2018

SCMC Eligibility Criteria

Students having completed 10+2 (or 10+3 Diploma approved by State Board of Technical Education) in any discipline from any recognized Board / Council / University with a minimum of 50% (45% for SC/ST) aggregate marks, or equivalent grades, are eligible to seek admission. Applicants expecting their 12th results may also apply. It is incumbent upon them to furnish proof of securing a minimum of 50% (45% for SC/ST) aggregate marks, or equivalent grades, at the time of the second round of admission.

Seat Intake

  • 120 Seats

Reservation: As per Symbiosis International University norms

Fee Structure

Bachelor of Arts
(Mass Communication)
Fee Per Annum
(Amount in Rupees)
A Academic Fee 2,30,000/-
B Pre-Induction Fee 20,000/-
C Centre Deposit (Refundable)  –
Total Fee with Deposit (A+B+C) Rs. 2,50,000/-


  • Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication)

Bachelor of Media Studies (BMS): The full-time programme is spread over a period of three years, and spaced out over six semesters of six months each, incorporating theoretical lectures, hands-on practical sessions, tutorials, classroom presentations, take-home assignments, sporting & cultural events, field trips, study tours, projects, and internships.

Specialisations offered

  • Journalism in Print, Electronic & Cyber Media
  • Audio-Visual Production including Radio & Television Production, Advertising & Documentary Film-making and Film Studies
  • Advertising including Client Servicing, Account Planning, Media and Creative – Copy & Visual
  • Public Relations including Corporate Communication and Event Management

Placement/ Internship

Students, in order to supplement classroom learning with on-field exposure generally take up internships between the semesters. As a part of the project module, the students are required to do three development sector internships and two industry internships.

A development sector internship provides students with direct exposure to issues at the grassroots level and provides them with the experience required for sensitized media professionals. Industry internships provide students with direct exposure to the media industry and help them hone their skills and provide them with work experience.

Method of Instruction

SIMC (UG) is driven by its commitment to providing the industry with skilled and trained media professionals adept in all fields of communication. SIMC (UG)’s method of instructing its students in both the theoretical & practical aspects of mass communication & communication management has produced students who not only excel academically but also respond swiftly to professional challenges.

Profile of Past Students

Past Students of SCMC are working at organisations like – Aaainaa, Aaj Tak, ABB, Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Accent Infomedia, AgencyDigi,, Autumn Worldwide, Awesomeness TV, Babble Fish Productions, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company, Barcroft Media, BCCI, Bequrio, Between The Lines, Beyond Dreams Entertainment, Big Synergy Productions, BJP, Bosch, Chrome Pictures, CNBC TV­ 18, Colston Julian Photography, Contract Advertising, CPI Mediagroup, Cybage Software, Dainik Bhaskar, DDB Mudra Group,, Dentsu, DNA, Doha Film Institute, Doo Creative, Doordarshan, Durga Das Publications, Early Man Film, Edelman, Eighteen Plus, Encompass, EngageInfomedia, ESPN Star Sports, Everest Web Solutions, Fifth Ring, Film Engineers Company, F16’s, Fortune Cookie, FoxyMoron, Glamrs, Glitch, Good Relations, Google, Group M, Happy Creative Services, Headlines Today, Hill Road Media, History Channel, Hope Productions, HT Café, Impact Index, Indian Metal Scene, ¡VAMOS! Festival, Jack in the Box, Kiss Films, LAMP Fellowship (PRS Legislative Research), Law & Kenneth, LBi, Le Meridien, Leo Burnett, LT Research, Magic Lantern Foundation, Motivate Publishing, Mountain Creative, MPC, Mudra Max, National Geographic, NDTV, New Indian Express, NewsX Online, 94.3 Radio One, 93.5 Red FM, Ogilvy & Mather, Omnicon Group, Onions Creative Media, Open Canvas Motion Pictures, Paradigm Plus, Pepper Media, Percept D Mark, Perfect10, Pilcrow Communications, Publicis Groupe, Quick Start Global Resources, Radio Mirchi, Rajkumar Hirani Films, Rangrez Films, Recyclewala Films, Red Ice Films, Rediffusion­Wunderman, Reliance BIG Entertainment, Rupa Publications, Sahara Movie Studio, Sanjay Leela Bhansali Films, Spenta Multimedia, Star Entertainment Worldwide, Swastik Productions, Tata Consultancy Services, TBWA, Teach For India, Thomson Reuters, Tigmanshu Dhulia Films, Times Now, Times of India, Tips Film, Tossed Salad, Tourism Corporation of Gujarat, Travel News Digest, Trident, Tubelight Films, TÜV SÜD, Viacom 18 Media, Vinod Chopra Films, Visual Plus Advertising & Designing, Wax Girlz, Webenza, Windmill Entertainment, Wizcraft International Entertainment, Xebec Communications, Zansaar, Zee Media Corporation, Zeitgeist Movement Global, etc.

Career prospects

  • Newspapers
  • TV News Channels
  • Portals
  • Radio Channels
  • Television Production Houses
  • Television Channels
  • AD Filmmaking Houses
  • Independent Filmmakers
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Media Planning Houses
  • Market Research Agencies
  • PR Agencies
  • Event Management Firms
  • Corporate Houses
  • Media Organizations
  • NGOs

Infrastructure / Facilities

Seminar Halls

These are provided with overhead LCD projectors and public­address systems.

Screening Rooms

These are acoustically sealed, split air-conditioned mini-auditoriums with wall-to-wall carpeting and provided with overhead LCD projection systems and Dolby / DTS 7.1 surround sound system

Shooting Floor

The shooting floor along with a Production Control Room (PCR) is acoustically sealed and air-conditioned. The same is equipped with lighting equipment including Canara overhead moveable lighting grid with cool floodlights, spotlights, Kino lights, shadow casters & light meters. It has multiple digital cameras (Panasonic DVX102, Panasonic AG-AF100 & Canon 5D Mark III with lenses). It also has a Teleprompter for news reading apart from a multichannel digital audio mixer.

Post ­Production Suite & Laboratory

Four air­conditioned cubicles, as well as a post­production laboratory, are equipped with non­linear edit systems to provide professional level post­production facilities. The same has the following facilities – Four MacPro machines with FCP and 10 iMac machines with Adobe Premiere CS5. Additional software includes Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, & FCE.

Sound Recording Suite & Laboratory

The air­conditioned and acoustically balanced practical­demo suite have an industry­standard multi­track sound recording and reproduction set­up. It is equipped with audio mixing consoles like Yamaha MG166cx, Xenyx 802, Yamaha MG82cx & Eurorack UB880. The suite also has a pair of powered audio monitors Yamaha HS80M and two pairs of Yamaha MSP3. Nuendo 5 is the preferred audio software used to record and reproduce recorded audio files here. The laboratory has an additional 10 iMac machines for training.

Photography Studio

The air­conditioned photography studio combines both manual and digital facilities. It has the latest SLR & DSLR cameras with all types of professional lenses, tripods & other accessories. The studio is equipped with professional studio lights, light meters, and other essential lighting equipment apart from a motorized backdrop changer. It also has an iMac with contemporary photo editing software for digital imagery.

Developing & Printing (Dark) Room

The air­conditioned D&P room is equipped for manual black & white film developing and printing. It has a chemical laboratory for negative film development apart from & enlargers for photo printing.

Computer Laboratory

The air­conditioned computer laboratory has 40 terminals equipped with Pentium IV processor driven CPUs connected to LCD screens/overhead LCD projector. The laboratory is fully networked and provides high­speed broadband connectivity, with power back­up. A variety of Publishing, Post Production and Design Technology software are available. The entire campus is Wi­Fi enabled. All desktops and server are fully protected with upgraded anti­virus software.


The library has a well-stocked collection acquired since its inception and covering a broad span of technical and non-technical subjects pertaining to mass media and communication management. The library is using Koha software which provides instant access facility for any book, by title, author, publisher, or ISBN number. The library also subscribes to a wide assortment of national and international newspapers, magazines, and journals, besides some other publications. The library also subscribes to two online databases – TVAD Index and United News of India.

Audio­Visual Library

The audio­visual library has a comprehensive collection of Indian & foreign classic films, documentaries, radio & television programmes in English, Hindi and other Foreign / Regional languages.


The Viman Nagar Campus is situated inside the city limits, yet far from the absolute chaos of city life. Housed in a building, which won an award* for its design, the campus for the undergraduate media students is well suited to their needs and learning potential.

* AESA (Architect, Engineers and Surveyors Association, Pune) Silver Award 2008 in Non-Residential Category


Separate hostels for girls are situated near the campus building.


Health Club & Fitness Center (Gymnasium, Aerobics Floor, Yogshala), Auditorium & Amphitheatre.

Refreshment and dining

Cafeteria, Canteen & Mess.


Soccer, Cricket, Basketball, Volleyball, Throwball, etc.

Contact details

Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC-UG)
Survey No. 231, Viman Nagar
Pune – 411014, Maharashtra


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