Mass communication , as the term itself describes, includes communication processes via different means of technology. The field offers a wide range of programs also it serves as an open platform for a person. By learning market related skill sets and a positive attitude will let the person to excel in the field of Mass Communication.

About SIMC

Symbiosis International Deemed University (Deemed University) earlier Symbiosis Society is a multi campus university headquartered in pune maharashtra india. The university has 38 academic institutes that are dispersed in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Nashik, Noida and Pune.Established in 1971 Symbiosis Society with the affiliation of University of Pune.

The ministry of Human Resources Development in 2002 collaborated all the three institutes under Symbiosis Society and tagged it deemed to be a university in order to provide self governance.

The university opened its two new campuses, one in 2016 in Indore and another one in Nagpur in 2019.

TypePrivate Deemed University
AffiliationsUGC and AALAU
Official website
QS World university rankings (Asia)291-300
NIRF56th among Indian Universities
Outlook india6th among India’s private business schools

Mass Communication at SIMC

The Department of Media and Communication runs various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in mass communication. The department of media and communication delivers its top-notch professional degree courses through four institutions that are 

  • Symbiosis Institute of Media And Communication, Pune 
  • Symbiosis Institute of Media And Communication, Bengaluru
  • Symbiosis Center for Media and Communication, Pune
  • Symbiosis School of Photography, Pune

In addition to mass communication, the university also offers a related course. We are providing details for both for your convenience.

1. BA – Mass Communication

Bachelor of Arts – Mass Communication | Symbiosis Centre for Media & Communication (SCMC) Pune

SCMC is the department of Symbiosis university which offers BA in Mass Communication.

InstitutionSymbiosis Centre for Media & Communication SCMC-Pune
Programme nameBachelor of Arts – Mass Communication
Duration of programme3 year full time
EligibilityPass in 10+2 or its equivalent with minimum 50% marks for General category and 45% marks for SC/ST category from any recognised board.
Candidates who are expecting their 10+2 or its equivalent result can also apply, provided they have to produce the proof of minimum qualifying marks at the time of admission. 
Seats120 seats
ReservationsSC – 15%ST – 7.5%Physically Challenged – 3%Kashmiri Migrants – 3 seatsInternational Students – 15%
Academic Fee for first year3,20,000 INR 

2. SSP-Pune

Programme nameBachelor of Arts – Visual Arts & Photography 
InstitutionSymbiosis School of PhotographySSP-Pune
Duration of programme3 year full time
eligibilityPass in 10+2 or its equivalent with minimum 50% marks

About SET Exam

In order  to be a part of this elite university one needs to appear in the entrance test symbiosis entrance test (SET) conducted by the university. The Symbiosis Entrance Test  is coded into four 4 types, SET-A, SET-B,SLAT, SIT EEE for admission to its various undergraduate programmes in management, law, media engineering etc.

For admission into BA Mass Communication SET-A (General) is applicable. As there are two institutes that delivers undergraduate level mass communication , but SET-A is mandatory only for SCMC : Symbiosis Center For Media & Communication, Pune

Details of Symbiosis entrance test SET-A (General) are given below:

Test ModeOnline test
Test TypeMultiple Choice Question
Duration of Exam40 Minutes
Marking scheme1 marks for correct answer , no negative marking for wrong answer
Website for online application
Application FeeTest registration fee of 1750 INR plus 1000 INR for programme registration fee (both fees are non refundable)
  • Applicant have to appear in SET-A (General) followed by personal interaction (PI)
  • Personal interaction will be conducted online through a video chat process. 
  • Students can take this entrance test at home as it is an unsupervised exam, however the system will capture the navigation of the users during the test making any sort of malpractices detectable.

SET Exam Pattern

The exam pattern is as given below:

SectionMarks No. of Questions
General English 4040
Quantitative Aptitude4040
General Awareness 4040
Analytical and Logical Reasoning3030

Selection Criteria

Selection to the undergraduate programme will be made based on the scores obtained by the candidate in the entrance test.The scores will be calculated based on the weightage carried by each exam and the final merit list will be prepared.

SET-A Score20
Personal Interaction50
Written Ability Test20
High School Marks10

Application Process

Mentioned Below a step by step process to apply online for Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET).

Step 1: Go to the official website of Symbiosis international University (SIU) and do the registration part with the payment of 1750 INR

Step 2: In the programme preference section select “SET General”

Step 3: Choose the programme i.e BA-MC and select the institute

Step 4: Make final non refundable payment of 1000 INR 

Step 5: Book the PI slot from the official website as per your convenience using SET Id and password

Future Opportunities

The Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication offers immense opportunities through its campus placements.

Here are the list of top recruiters of the Symbiosis university

  • Hindustan Times
  • Network 18
  • ZeeTV Network
  • CNN
  • IBN

Apart from that a candidate can make his career in the field of acting, scriptwriting, production etc.