Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication - [SIMC]

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Updated on: January 29, 2023 | 4:52 pm, January 29, 2023 | 4:52 pm

Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication Pune offers MBA and MA programs. Admission to the MBA program is based on SNAP score while the Selection to the MA program in SIMC Pune is based on SIMC MA (MC) Online Entrance Test. Final Selection of the shortlisted candidates is based on Group Exercise, Personal Interaction and Writing Ability Test. 

Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication established in 1971 is ranked among the top Media & Communication colleges in the country. The institute offers MBA in Communication Management and MA in Mass Communication (MA MC). SIMC Pune is ranked 2nd best Private media school in India by Outlook iCare rankings for 2022, while 3rd best media college in India by India Today - MDRA rankings for 2022. 

SIMC Pune Admission for 2023-25 has begun. SNAP Registration started on August 4, 2022, and the last date to register is November 24, 2022. SIMC Pune offers MBA and MA programs. The MBA program includes subjects such as marketing, advertising, market research, and digital communication while the MA program includes courses in communication theories and culture, cinema and television studies, digital multimedia, and digital technologies. Check

SIMC Pune has released its Placement reports for 2019-21 batch. The highest CTC stood at INR 13 LPA while the average CTC recorded at INR 4.78 LPA. Top Recruiters like Cognizant, Vedanta, ICICI Bank, Times Now, The Indian Express etc took part in the placement drive. Check

SIMC Pune Admission is based on Candidates having a Bachelor’s Degree with a Minimum of 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST). Students in their Final year of Graduation can also apply for the program. SIMC Pune 1st year fees for MBA program is INR 7,97,100 while for MA program the fees is INR 6,55,100. Check

Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication Highlights

  • SNAP Entrance Exam: SIMC Pune accepts entrance test scores for Admission followed by Group Exercise, Personal Interaction and Writing Ability Test
  • MBA Specializations: SIMC Pune offers various specializations in MBA, they are Brand Communication, Public Relations, Marketing and Media Analytics, Media Management
  • MA Specializations: MA program in SIMC Pune has two specializations, they are Journalism and Audio Visual
  • Placement: The Highest package stood at INR 13 LPA while the Average package remained at INR 4.78 LPA

Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication Pune Ranking

  • SIMC, Pune ranks 2nd best Private media school in India by Outlook iCare rankings for 2022.
  • SIMC, Pune ranks 3rd best media college in India by India Today - MDRA rankings for 2022.
  • SIMC, Pune ranks 1st private media institute in the country by Outlook - iCare 2021 rankings.
  • SIMC was ranked as the third best Media Institute across the nation by India Today, 2020.
  • Institute was rated 4th best media college(overall) in the country by India Today 2019 rankings
  • Institute was ranked the best private media college in the country by India Today 2019 rankings
  • SIMC ranked 8th in the best MBA (CM) programme in Central Asia by 'Best Master's 2019
  • SIMC ranked 2nd in the best Mass Communication across India by Outlook 2018
  • SIMC ranked 4th in Top Mass Communication Colleges across India by The Week, 2018
  • Institute has ranked 39th in Outlook-Drishti 2018 'Best B School' rankings for its MBA programme.

Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication Important Dates

Some of the Important Dates for SIMC Pune are as follows:

Event Dates
SNAP Application Process (Ongoing) 4th August - 24th November 2022
Availability of SNAP 2022 (Test 1) Admit Card 5th December 2022
Availability of SNAP 2022 (Test 2 & Test 3) Admit Card 10th December 2022
SNAP (Test 1) 10th December 2022
SNAP (Test 2) 18th December 2022
SNAP (Test 3) 23rd December 2022
Announcement of SNAP Result 10th January 2023

Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication Courses & Fees

SIMC Pune offers MBA & MA programs to the candidates. Here are some highlights of the courses offered at SIMC Pune.

Course Name Eligibility Fees (In INR)
MBA Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks or Students in their Final Year of Graduation Duration: 2 Years
Selection Criteria: SNAP Score + Writing Ability Test + + Personal Interaction
INR 7,97,100 (First Year)
MA Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks or Students in their Final Year of Graduation Duration: 2 Years
Selection Criteria: MA (MC) Online Test Score + Writing Ability Test + Group Exercise + Personal Interaction
INR 6,55,100 (First Year)

Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication Admission 2023

SIMC Pune Admission for 2023-25 has begun with SNAP registration. Admission to the MBA program is based on valid SNAP scores while Admission to the MA program is based on SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test; accompanied by Group Exercise, Personal Interaction and Writing Ability Test. 

SIMC Pune MBA Admission 2023

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree with a Minimum of 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST). Students in their Final year of Graduation can also apply for the program. Here is the detailed Admission procedure for the MBA program in SIMC Pune.

Step 1:

  • Register for SNAP on http://snaptest.org/ and pay Rs.1950/- for each attempt. (For one attempt-Rs. 1950/-. For two attempts-Rs. 3900/-)
  • Select MBA - SCMHRD in the list of programmes given in the SNAP form. An additional fee of Rs.1000/- needs to be paid for the same
  • Appear for SNAP Exam

Step 2:

  • Based on valid SNAP score, a list of shortlisted candidates will be declared on the official website
  • Shortlisted candidates are required to appear for Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interaction (PI)
  • SIMC Pune will release the Final List of the Candidates based on the Overall Performance of the Candidate in SNAP, WAT, GE & PI

SIMC Pune MA Admission 2023

Candidates Graduated from any recognized University with a Minimum of 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST) are eligible to apply for MA program in SIMC Pune. Students in their Final year of Graduation can also apply. Here is the detailed Admission procedure for the MA program in SIMC Pune.

Step 1:

  • Register online for SIMC MA (MC) Online Entrance Test
  • Taking the test is mandatory for admission to MA program

Step 2:

  • Candidates with a valid SIMC MA (MC) score are shortlisted for 2nd Phase of Admission
  • Shortlisted Candidates are required to appear for Group Exercise, Personal Interaction and Written Ability Test

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SIMC Pune SNAP Cutoff 2022 (Expected)

Programs General Scheduled Caste (SC) Scheduled Tribe (ST) Differently Abled (DA) Kashmiri Migrants (KM)
Communication Management 49 33 12 14 41
Media Management 51 34 12 15 43
Public Relations 53 35 12 16 45
Advertising & Creative Management 48 32 12 16 44

SIMC Pune Placements 2021

  • 100% Placement achieved for batch 2019-21
  • Highest CTC stood at INR 13 LPA
  • Average CTC recorded at INR 4.78 LPA
  • Top Recruiters were: Cognizant, Vedanta, ICICI Bank, Times Now, The Indian Express etc
  • 35 Students received Internship during Summer Internship for 2022
  • Top Recruiters for Summer Internship were, The Works, Neem Tree, The Media Ant, Worley, Niswey, Travel Leisure etc

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SIMC Pune Faculty

Here are some details about the Faculty of SIMC Pune:

Name Department
Dr. Ruchi Kher Jaggi Director
Dr. Ashwani Kumar Upadhyay Associate Professor
Dr. Santosh Kumar Biswal Assistant Professor
Prof. Mudita Mishra Assistant Professor
Dr. Nilesh Gokhale Associate Professor
Prof. Mithunchandra Chaudhri Assistant Professor
Prof. Sneha Gore Mehendale Assistant Professor
Dr. Mun Mun Ghosh Assistant Professor

SIMC Pune FAQs

Ques. What is the Eligibility for MA program at SIMC Pune?

Ans. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with a Minimum of 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST). Candidates interested in pursuing an MA program are required to appear for the SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test.

Ques. Are SNAP scores eligible for MA (MC) Admission at SIMC Pune?

Ans. No, SIMC only accepts SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test scores for admission to the MA program.

Ques. What is the intake capacity for the courses at SIMC Pune?

Ans. 

Course Specialization Intake
MBA Brand Communication 40 Seats
Public Relations 40 Seats
Media Management 40 Seats
MA Journalism  30 Seats
Audio Visual 30 Seats

Ques. Is there any entrance exam for MA admission at SIMC Pune?

Ans. Yes. The SIMC MA(MC) Online Entrance test is designed to assess the aspirant’s readiness to join a mass communication program.

Ques. What is the test structure of the entrance test conducted for admission to the MA course at SIMC Pune?

Ans. 

Section Total Marks
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 40
Media & Culture 40
Current affairs and Contemporary issues 40
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 30
Total 150

Ques. Can a SNAP applicant be eligible to apply for MA(MC) course at SIMC Pune?

Ans. No. The SNAP test is valid only for the MBA programme and admission to MA(MC) programme is only through SIMC MA(MC) Online entrance test

Ques. Does SIMC Pune provide hostel facilities to its students?

Ans. Yes. SIMC, Pune provides hostel accommodation to their students. Hostel rooms are practically fully- furnished two and three seater rooms.

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