Admissions

MA(Mass Communication)Admission to batch 2018 closed


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 by the beginning of the second semester.

  • 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.1475/- (this includes Rs.1250 as SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test fee and Rs. 225/- as GST @18%). You have 2 choices of payment modes.

  • Demand Draft:

    Get a demand draft for Rs.1475/- (this includes Rs.1250 as SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test fee and Rs. 225/- as GST @18%) from any Nationalised Bank in favour of “Director, Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication” payable at Pune.

    Write your MA (MC) ID and name at the backside of the DD. Choose the mode of Payment as DD in "Make Payment" Tab and click "Submit". Take a print of the payment advice form, sign it and send it along with the DD to Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune, Detailed address given below:

    Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication
    Symbiosis Knowledge Village,
    Gram: Lavale, Taluka: Mulshi,
    Pune - 412115.
    Maharashtra, India
    Ph. 020-28116100
    Fax No. 28116111.

  • 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).


    The Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune will authenticate the payment details and will send you an email confirming the payment for SIMC MA (MC) test, Pune.


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

Taking the SIMC MA (MC) 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.


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.
  • Admissions to batch 2018 closed
  • 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 2018-20 : MA (MC) Phase I
    MA(MC) Programme Online Registration Starts Thursday, September 21, 2017
    MA(MC) Programme Registration Closes Wednesday, January 3, 2018
    MA(MC) Last Date of Payment Friday, January 5, 2018
    SIMC MA(MC) Test Sunday, January 21, 2018
    SIMC MA(MC) Test Result Monday, February 12, 2018
    Important Dates for Admission Cycle - MA(MC) Programme - Batch 2018-20 : PHASE II
    Shortlist of Candidates for PI-WAT Friday, February 16, 2018
    Panel Interview and Written Ability Test (PI-WAT) Sat-Sun, February 24-25, 2018
    Announcement of First Merit List Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    Last Date of Fee Payment of First Merit List (1st installment) Thursday, March 22, 2018
    Orientation Programme 1st Week of June 2018
    Caution Notice