Admissions

MA (Mass Communication)



Admission Details

Graduate from any recognized University / Institution of National Importance with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes).Applicants expecting their final year results can also apply. However, their admission will be provisional and subject to their proof of graduation with 50% marks or equivalent grade.

  • Programmes which require specific discipline/ subject specialization need to be checked for eligibility as given by the respective Institute.
  • A candidate who has completed qualifying degree from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • All foreign degrees/ qualifications need to be verified from AIU by the candidate before seeking admission to any programme of SIU.
  • Evaluation Division of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) issues equivalence certificate for foreign degrees/qualifications. The contact details are as below: Association of Indian Universities AIU House, 16 Comrade Indrajit Gupta Marg (Kotla Marg), Landmark: Opposite National Bal Bhawan, Near I.T.O., New Delhi-110002, India Tel. No.+91-11-23230059; 23232429; 23232305 Fax No.+91-11-23232131 Email: info@aiuweb.org Website: www.aiuweb.org Note: It is the responsibility of the candidates to ascertain whether they possess the requisite qualifications / eligibility for admission. Having been admitted provisionally does not mean acceptance of eligibility. Final eligibility of admission will be decided by Symbiosis International (Deemed University).

Application Procedure

The application procedure of M.A. (Mass Communication) at SIMC (PG)is a three - step process.

Step 1: Online Registration

  • Visit www.simc.edu
  • Fill up the online application. The application form contains the details under the following tabs.

    • Programme and Personal Details
    • Educational Details
    • Family Details
    • Experience Details

Step 2: Make Payment

Pay a non-refundable fee of Rs.1250/-. You have the option of following payment mode: ONLINE PAYMENT THROUGH BILLDESK

  • Credit/Debit/Cash Cards/Internet Banking Payment Through BillDesk Payment Gateway:

    You may pay your SIMC application fee using any one of the available modes to Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC).


Step 3: Appear for SIMC MA (MC) Online Entrance Test

Taking the SIMC MA (MC) Online Entrance Test is mandatory for applying to SIMC's MA(MC) Programme.

In case of further queries related to admissions, please join: SIMC Pune Aspirants Facebook Page.

Post clearing the SIMC MA(MC) online entrance test, the 2nd Phase involves appearing for GE-PIWAT

It is mandatory for all shortlisted candidates to complete this process.
Here is what all you need to know about this process:
  • The process involves three components. Group Exercise, Personal Interaction and Written Ability Test.
  • Group Exercise will include activities to asses aspirants in areas like innovation and creativity in problem solving ,team skills, time management etc.
  • The Personal Interaction round will be to assess candidates on parameters such as interpersonal skills, communication skills, academic proficiency. course fitment etc.
  • Written Ability Test will include questions to assess the creative analytical skills of the aspirant.

  • International Students :

    The International Students' Office of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) takes care of the admission process for International students.

    The candidates are requested to contact :

    By Post

    • The International Office,
      Senapati Bapat Road, Pune - 411 004, Maharashtra, India.

    Call Us

    •   +91 20 25671905
    •   +91 20 25659209

    Please refer to the following categories under International Students for Admissions:

    • Foreign National (FN)
      A student is eligible to apply as a Foreign National (FN) if he/she holds a foreign passport.
    • Person of Indian Origin (PIO)
      A student is eligible to apply as a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) if he/she has a PIO card, and is a citizen of a country other than India.
    • Non Resident Indian (NRI)
      A student is eligible to apply as a Non Resident Indian (NRI) if he/she has appeared either for the 10+2(equivalent to the Indian 10+2) examination or graduation outside India. It is mandatory for one of the two qualifying examinations to be given outside India.

MA (MC) - Journalism: Batch 2021-23

Details of fees for the Master of Arts (Mass communication) - Journalism programme at Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune
as applicable
for Batch 2021-2023 is as under:

Installments for MA (MC) - Journalism 1st Year (Amount in ) 2nd Year (Amount in )
1st Installment 2nd Installment 3rd Installment 4th Installment
Academic Fees (Per Annum) 200000 200000 200000 200000
Institute Deposit (Refundable) 35000 - - -
Hostel Deposit (Refundable) 15000 - - -
Hostel Fees (Three Sharing)*# 51000 51000 ** **
Mess Fee 35,475 35,475 ** **
Total Fees 336,475 286,475
Last Date for payment of Fees At the time of Admission 25-Nov-2021 25-June-2022 25-Nov-2022
1st Year (Amount in ) = 6,22,950/- (3,36,475 + 2,86,475)
 

Note: * Hostel fees could change, depending on the guidelines issued by UGC for the shared accommodation from time to time due to the COVID19 pandemic.

**Hostel and Mess Fees can be increased up to 10% each year. Government taxes would be additional as and when applicable. Hostel and Mess Fees for the subsequent year would be communicated before commencement of the next academic year.

#Hostel Fees are subject to change accommodation type wise, e.g. twin sharing, triple sharing, four sharing and dormitory.

MA (MC) - Journalism: Batch 2020-22

The complete fee detail for Journalism for the two-year programme is as under:

Installments for MA (MC) - Journalism 1st Year (Amount in ) 2nd Year (Amount in )
1st Installment 2nd Installment 3rd Installment 4th Installment
#Academic Fees (Per Annum) 200000 200000 200000 200000
Institute Deposit (Refundable) 35000 - - -
Hostel Deposit (Refundable) 15000 - - -
*Hostel Fees (Per Annum) 46350 46350 ** **
Mess Fee (Per Annum) 32250 32250 ** **
Installments 328600 278600    
Installments pay by date At the time of Admission 25-Nov-20 25-Jul-21 25-Nov-21
1st Year (Amount in ) = 6,07,200/- (3,28,600 + 2,78,600)
 

#Acdemic Fees can be increased up to 10% during the period of the programme. Government taxes would be additional as and when applicable.

NOTE1 *Hostel fees are subject to change (campus & accommodation type wise, e.g. single sharing, Twin sharing, Triple sharing, Four sharing, Dormitory.) The hostel fee of Rs. 92,700/- per annum used for calculation above is for a Three seater room & the fees are different for Two seater, Four seater, Dormitory room. The actual charge will be based on type of room available / alloted.

NOTE2 **Hostel and Mess Fees for the subsequent year would be communicated before commencement of the next academic year.

MA (MC) - Audio Visual: Batch 2020-22

The complete fee detail for the Audio Visual programme two years as under -

Installments for MA (MC) - Audio Visual 1st Year (Amount in ) 2nd Year (Amount in )
1st Installment 2nd Installment 3rd Installment 4th Installment
#Academic Fees (Per Annum) 230000 230000 230000 230000
Institute deposit (Refundable) 35000 - - -
Hostel Deposit (Refundable) 15000 - - -
*Hostel Fees (Per Annum) 46350 46350 ** **
Mess Fee (Per Annum) 32250 32250 ** **
Installments 358600 308600    
Instalments pay by Date At the time of Admission 25-Nov-20 25-Jul-21 25-Nov-21
1st Year (Amount in ) = 6,67,200/- (3,58,600 + 3,08,600)
 

#Acdemic Fees can be increased up to 10% during the period of the programme. Government taxes would be additional as and when applicable.

NOTE1 *Hostel fees are subject to change (campus & accommodation type wise, e.g. single sharing, Twin sharing, Triple sharing, Four sharing, Dormitory.) The hostel fee of Rs. 92,700/- per annum used for calculation above is for a Three seater room & the fees are different for Two seater, Four seater, Dormitory room. The actual charge will be based on type of room available / alloted.

NOTE2 **Hostel and Mess Fees for the subsequent year would be communicated before commencement of the next academic year.

MA(MC) - Journalism: Batch 2019-21

The complete fee detail for Journalism for the two year programme is as under
Installments 1st Year (Amount in ₹) 2nd Year (Amount in ₹)
1st Installment 2nd Installment 3rd Installment 4th Installment
#Academic Fees (Per Annum) 1,90,500 1,90,500 1,90,500 1,90,500
Institute Deposit (Refundable) 35,000 - - -
Hostel Deposit (Refundable) 15,000 - - -
Hostel Fees (Per Annum) 1* 44,150 44,150 ** **
Mess Fees (Per Annum) 2* 29,325 29,325 ** **
Total of Installment 3,13,975 2,63,975
Installments pay by date At the time of admission 25 - Nov -2019 25 - Jul -2020 25 - Nov -2020

1st Year ( Amount in ₹ ) = 5,77,950/- (3,13,975 + 2,63,975)

#Acdemic Fees can be increased up to 10% during the period of the programme to cater to any changes, Introduction of Government taxes as and when applicable.

NOTE1: : *Hostel fees are subject to change (campus & accommodation type wise, e.g. single sharing, Twin sharing, Triple sharing, Four sharing, Dormitory.) The hostel fee of Rs. 88,300/- per annum used for calculation above is for a Three seater room & the fees are different for Two seater, Four seater, Dormitory room. The actual charge will be based on type of room available / alloted. Hostel fees can be increased up to 10% during the period of the programme to cater to any changes, Introduction of Government taxes as and when applicable.

NOTE2: *Mess fees can be increased up to 10% during the period of the programme to cater to any changes, Introduction of Government taxes as and when applicable.

**Hostel & Mess Fees for the subsequent year would be communicated before commencement of the next academic year.

MA(MC) - Audio Visual Production: Batch 2019-21

The complete fee detail for Audio Visual Production for the two-year programme is as under
Installments 1st Year (Amount in ₹) 2nd Year (Amount in ₹)
1st Installment 2nd Installment 3rd Installment 4th Installment
#Academic Fees (Per Annum) 2,17,000 2,17,000 2,17,000 2,17,000
Institute Deposit (Refundable) 35,000 - - -
Hostel Deposit (Refundable) 15,000 - - -
Hostel Fees (Per Annum) 1* 44,150 44,150 ** **
Mess Fees (Per Annum) 2* 29,325 29,325 ** **
Total of Installment 3,40,475 2,90,475
Installments pay by date At the time of admission 25 - Nov -2019 25 - Jul -2020 25 - Nov -2020

1st Year (Amount in ₹) = 6,30,950/- (3,40,475 + 2,90,475)

#Acdemic Fees can be increased up to 10% during the period of the programme to cater to any changes, Introduction of Government taxes as and when applicable.

NOTE1: : *Hostel fees are subject to change (campus & accommodation type wise, e.g. single sharing, Twin sharing, Triple sharing, Four sharing, Dormitory.) The hostel fee of Rs. 88,300/- per annum used for calculation above is for a Three seater room & the fees are different for Two seater, Four seater, Dormitory room. The actual charge will be based on type of room available / alloted. Hostel fees can be increased up to 10% during the period of the programme to cater to any changes, Introduction of Government taxes as and when applicable.

NOTE2: *Mess fees can be increased up to 10% during the period of the programme to cater to any changes, Introduction of Government taxes as and when applicable.

**Hostel & Mess Fees for the subsequent year would be communicated before commencement of the next academic year.

MA(MC) - Journalism: Batch 2018-20

The complete fee detail for Journalism for the two year programme is as under
Installments 1st Year (Amount in ₹) 2nd Year (Amount in ₹)
1st Installment 2nd Installment 3rd Installment 4th Installment
Academic Fees (Per Annum) 1,81,500 1,81,500 1,81,500 1,81,500
Institute Deposit (Refundable) 35,000 - - -
Hostel Deposit (Refundable) 15,000 - - -
Hostel Fees (Per Annum) 1* 41,250 41,250 41,250 41,250
Mess Fees (Per Annum) 2* 28,750 28,750 28,750 28,750
Total of Installment 3,01,500 2,51,500 2,51,500 2,51,500
Installments pay by date At the time of admission 30 - Nov -2018 31 - Jul -2019 30 - Nov -2019

1st Year ( Amount in ₹ ) = 5,53,000/- (3,01,500 + 2,51,500)

2nd Year ( Amount in ₹ )= 5,03,000/- (2,51,500 + 2,51,500)

(Total fee for 2 years 10,56,000/-)

MA(MC) - Audio Visual Production: Batch 2018-20

The complete fee detail for Audio Visual Production for the two-year programme is as under
Installments 1st Year (Amount in ₹) 2nd Year (Amount in ₹)
1st Installment 2nd Installment 3rd Installment 4th Installment
Academic Fees (Per Annum) 2,06,500 2,06,500 2,06,500 2,06,500
Institute Deposit (Refundable) 35,000 - - -
Hostel Deposit (Refundable) 15,000 - - -
Hostel Fees (Per Annum) 1* 41,250 41,250 41,250 41,250
Mess Fees (Per Annum) 2* 28,750 28,750 28,750 28,750
Total of Installment 3,26,500 2,76,500 2,76,500 2,76,500
Installments pay by date At the time of admission 30 - Nov -2018 31 - Jul -2019 30 - Nov -2019

1st Year (Amount in ₹) = 6,03,000/- (3,26,500 + 2,76,500)

2ndYear (Amount in ₹) = 5,53,000/- (2,76,500 + 2,76,500)

(Total fee for 2 years 11,56,000/-)

NOTE: * Hostel fees are subject to change (campus & accommodation type wise, e.g. single sharing, Twin sharing, Triple sharing, Four sharing, Dormitory.) The hostel fee of Rs. 82,500/- per annum used for calculation above is for a Three seater room & the fees are different for Two seater, Four seater, Dormitory room. The actual charge will be based on type of room available / alloted. Hostel fees could increase by, upto 10% over the period of the programme.

NOTE2: *Mess fees could increase by, upto 10% over the period of the programme.

MA(MC) - Journalism: Batch 2017-19

The complete fee detail for Journalism for the two year programme is as under
Installments 1st Year (Amount in ₹) 2nd Year (Amount in ₹)
1st Installment 2nd Installment 3rd Installment 4th Installment
Academic Fees (Per Annum) 1,65,000 1,65,000 1,65,000 1,65,000
Institute Deposit (Refundable) 35,000 - - -
Hostel Deposit (Refundable) 15,000 - - -
Hostel Fees (Per Annum) 1* 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000
Mess Fees (Per Annum) 2* 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000
Total of Installment 2,75,000 2,25,000 2,25,000 2,25,000
Installments pay by date At the time of admission 30 - Nov -2017 31 - Jul -2018 30 - Nov -2018

1st Year ( Amount in ₹ ) = 5,00,000/- ( 2,75,000 + 2,25,000 )

2nd Year ( Amount in ₹ )= 4,50,000/- ( 2,25,000+ 2,25,000 )

( Total fee for 2 years 9,50,000/- )

MA(MC) - Audio Visual Production: Batch 2017-19

The complete fee detail for Audio Visual Production for the two-year programme is as under
Installments 1st Year (Amount in ₹) 2nd Year (Amount in ₹)
1st Installment 2nd Installment 3rd Installment 4th Installment
Academic Fees (Per Annum) 1,87,500 1,87,500 1,87,500 1,87,500
Institute Deposit (Refundable) 35,000 - - -
Hostel Deposit (Refundable) 15,000 - - -
Hostel Fees (Per Annum) 1* 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000
Mess Fees (Per Annum) 2* 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000
Total of Installment 2,97,500 2,47,500 2,47,500 2,47,500
Installments pay by date At the time of admission 30 - Nov -2017 31 - Jul -2018 30 - Nov -2018

1st Year ( Amount in ₹ ) = 5,45,000/- ( 2,97,500 + 2,47,500 )

2nd Year ( Amount in ₹ )= 4,95,000/- ( 2,47,500 + 2,47,500 )

( Total fee for 2 years 10,40,000/- )

NOTE: * Hostel fees are subject to change (campus & accommodation type wise, e.g. single sharing, Twin sharing, Triple sharing, Four sharing, Dormitory.) The hostel fee of Rs. 70,000/- per annum used for calculation above is for a Three seater room & the fees are different for Two seater, Four seater, Dormitory room. The actual charge will be based on type of room available / alloted. Hostel fees could increase by, upto 10% over the period of the programme.

NOTE2: * Mess fees could increase by, upto 10% over the period of the programme.

MA (MC) –Master of Arts (Mass Communication): Batch 2016-18

Audio Visual Production
Sr No Particulars Amount in Rs
A Fees Per Annum [Includes: a) Academic Fees, b) Value Added Programme Fees] Rs. 3,60,000
Total Academic Fees (a+ b) Rs. 3,60,000
c) *1 Hostel Fees (Per Annum) Rs. 65,000
d) *2 Mess Fee (Per Annum) Rs. 45,000
Total Academic Fees (A) = (a + b + c + d) Rs. 4,70,000
B Deposits
i Security Deposit (Institute) Refundable Rs. 35,000
ii Hostel Deposit (Refundable) Rs. 15,000
Total Deposits (B) = ( i + ii) Rs. 50,000
C Total Fee with Deposit (A + B) Rs. 5,20,000
D 1st Installment Rs. 3,18,000
To be paid by the last date for payment mentioned in the offer letter
E 2nd Installment Rs. 2,02,000
To be paid by November 2016

MA (MC) –Master of Arts (Mass Communication): Batch 2016-18

Journalism
Sr No Particulars Amount in Rs
A Fees Per Annum [Includes: a) Academic Fees, b) Value Added Programme Fees] Rs. 3,15,000
Total Academic Fees (a+ b) Rs. 3,15,000
c) *1 Hostel Fees (Per Annum) Rs. 65,000
d) *2 Mess Fee (Per Annum) Rs. 45,000
Total Academic Fees (A) = (a + b + c + d) Rs. 4,25,000
B Deposits
i Security Deposit (Institute) Refundable Rs. 35,000
ii Hostel Deposit (Refundable) Rs. 15,000
Total Deposits (B) = ( i + ii) Rs. 50,000
C Total Fee with Deposit (A + B) Rs. 4,75,000
D 1st Installment Rs. 2,78,000
To be paid by the last date for payment mentioned in the offer letter
E 2nd Installment Rs. 1,97,000
To be paid by November 2016

NOTE1: * Hostel fees are subject to change (campus & accommodation type wise, e.g. Single sharing, Twin sharing, Triple sharing, Four sharing, Dormitory.) The hostel fee of Rs. 65,000/- per annum used for calculation above is for a Three seater room & the fees are different for Two seater, Four seater, Dormitory room. The actual charge will be based on type of room available / alloted. Hostel fees could increase by, upto 10% over the period of the programme.

NOTE2: * Mess fees could increase by, upto 10% over the period of the programme.

Important Dates for Admission Cycle - MA(MC) Programme - Batch 2021-23
MA (MC) Phase I
MA(MC) Programme Online Registration Starts Tuesday, October 27, 2020
MA(MC) Programme Registration Closes Saturday, January 23, 2021
MA(MC) Last Date of Payment Saturday, January 23, 2021
SIMC MA(MC) Online Entrance Test Sunday, February 7, 2021
SIMC MA(MC) Test Result Wednesday, February 17, 2021
MA (MC) Phase II
Shortlist of Candidates for GE-PIWAT Friday, February 26, 2021
Group Exercise - Personal Interaction and Written Ability Test (GE-PIWAT) Sat-Sun March 20,21 2021
Announcement of First Merit List Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Last Date of Fee Payment of First Merit List (1st installment) Tuesday, April 27, 2021
DISCLAIMER: These dates are subject to change. Changes if any will be updated here.
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