Symbiosis Center for Media and Communication
Survey No. 231, Symbiosis Viman Nagar Campus
Viman Nagar, Pune – 411014, Maharashtra
Tel: +91 20- 26634511/12/13/14; +91 20- 26634515 (Fax)
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Ranked as India’s Best Mass Communication College by the annual surveys for India Today and Nielsen Company in 2013, 2014 & 2015, Symbiosis Centre for Media & Communication (SCMC), has been successful in carving a niche for itself in the field of Media and Communication education since its inception in 2008.

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 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 SCMC we cohere ideas together and give it 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.


Seminar Halls:

These are provided with overhead LCD projectors and public-address 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 flood lights, 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 multi-channel digital audio mixer.

Post-Production Suite & Laboratory:

Four air-conditioned cubicles, as well as a post-production laboratory, are equipped with non-linear edit systems to provide professional level post-production facilities. The same has the following facilities – Four MacPro machines with FCP and 10 iMac machines with Adobe Premier CS5. Additional software includes Adobe after Effects, Adobe Photoshop, & FCE.

Sound Recording Suite & Laboratory:

The air-conditioned and acoustically balanced practical-demo suite has an industry-standard multi-track sound recording and reproduction set-up. 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 air-conditioned 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 motorised backdrop changer. It also has an iMac with contemporary photo editing software for digital imagery.

Developing & Printing (Dark) Room:

The air-conditioned 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 air-conditioned 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 high-speed broadband connectivity, with power back-up. A variety of Publishing, Post Production and Design Technology software are available. The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled. All desktops and server are fully protected with upgraded anti-virus software.


The library has a well-stocked collection acquired since its inception, and covering a broad span of technical and non­technical 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.

Audio-Visual Library:

The audio-visual 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.

Programme Offered


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.

Specializations 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 grassroot level and provides them with the experience required for sensitised 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:

The SCMC is driven by its commitment to providing the industry with skilled and trained media professionals adept in all fields of communication.
The SCMC's method of instructing its students in both the theoretical and practical aspects of mass media & communication management has produced students who not only excel academically but also respond swiftly to professional challenges. Though the medium of instruction is English, certain case studies used by individual resource persons may be in other languages (primarily Hindi).

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, Rediffusion-Wunderman, 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


Students having completed 10+2 (or 10+3 Diploma approved by State Board of Technical Education) in any discipline from any recognised 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.


120 seats

Reservation of Seats as per University norms.

As per Symbiosis International University norms

Important dates related to Institute:

Name Date
Online Application for SCMC commences February 08, 2016
Online Application for SCMC concludes May 15, 2016
Last date for Payment of SCMC Application fee May 15, 2016
Short-listing for Second Round (PI / WAT) May 24, 2016
Second Round (only in Pune) June 03-07, 2016
First Merit List June 13, 2016
Last date for payment of Tuition fee (1st List) June 17, 2016
Second Merit List June 20, 2016
Last date for payment of Tuition fee (2nd List) June 24, 2016
Third Merit List June 27, 2016
Last date for payment of Tuition fee (3rd List) July 01, 2016
Reporting to the Institute July 04-07, 2016
Orientation(Compulsory for student and Recommended for parents) July 09, 2016
Programme commences July 11, 2016

Please note that the above dates are subject to change.

Contact details

Symbiosis Centre For Media & Communication
Survey No. 231, Viman Nagar
Pune – 411014, Maharashtra

Tel: +91 20- 26634511/12/13/14;
(Fax):+91 20- 26634515

E-mail id: