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SIMC Pune Course Admission 2024: Last date, Fees, Eligibility, Cutoffs, Application Process

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Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Symbiosis International, Pune Admission Process 2024

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Q:   Which is the top course of Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication?

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SIMC offers the following courses:
1. MBA in mass media
2. MA in Mass Communication (MA MC)

The admission requirements for the MA MC programme are a graduate degree from any recognised university or institution of national importance with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% or equivalent grade for SC/ST)

 

Q:   Can I join Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication without SNAP?

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No, you cannot join Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC) without taking the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP). SNAP is mandatory for admission to the MBA programme offered by SIMC Pune. SIMC Pune offers both MBA and MA programs, and admission to the MBA programme is based on SNAP score. However, admission to the MA programme does not require SNAP.

 

Q:   What is the process to get admission in SIMC Pune?

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The application procedure for the MA (Mass Communication) programme at SIMC (PG) is a three-step process. First, candidates must register online and pay the application fee of Rs. 1950/- which is non-refundable. Once the application is submitted, candidates will be eligible to appear for the SIMC MA (MC) Online Entrance Test. The test is a 60-minute, MCQ test that consists of questions on general English, comprehension, and reasoning. The test is held on a computer. The test scores/rank are used to shortlist candidates for the GE-PIWAT. Its is a two-part assessment that takes place after the online entrance test. The first part is a group exercise and the second part is a personal interview

 

Q:   How can I get admission at SIMC?

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SIMC has a multi-step admission process which students need to follow to get into the Institute. Starting with the application, students are required to go through the course-specific entrance exam followed by other selection rounds. After the selection rounds are over, course-wise merit lists are released on the official website of the SIMC post where interested candidates can submit the fee and confirm their admission. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria on the official website of SIMC, before filling out the admission form.
Step 1: SIMC Application Process 2024
Students interested in getting into SIMC must submit the online application form for all UG and PG courses as per their preferred course. The SIMC application process is completely conducted in online mode. 
Step 2: SIMC Selection Criteria 2024 & Release of Merit List
After the applications are submitted, students are required to go through the course-specific entrance exam followed by other selection rounds. The process involves three components. Group Exercise, Personal Interaction and Written Ability Test. After the selection rounds are over, course-wise merit lists are released on the official website of SIMC
Step 3: Admission Confirmation at SIMC
Post the selection rounds, candidates who are shortlisted and have their names on the merit lists can submit the fee and confirm their admission to the relevant course at SIMC

 

Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune MA Admission 2024

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  • Undergraduate Degree with 50% aggregate
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Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune Application Process 2024

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Q:   How do I apply for MA at SIMC?

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The application procedure of MA (Mass Communication) at SIMC is the applicant required to register online and pay the application fee, then appear for the SIMC MA (MC) Online Entrance Test and lastly the candidate needs to appear for the GE-PIWAT. For more understanding refer the mentioned below details :

Step 1: Online Registration

  • Visit the SIMC official website.
  • Fill out the online application form with valid details.
  • Pay the non-refundable application fee of INR 1950/-.

Step 2: Appear for the SIMC MA (MC) Online Entrance Test- Online Entrance Test is a mandatory part of the application process. The test is 60 minutes long and consists of MCQ on general English, comprehension, and reasoning.

Step 3: Appear for the GE-PIWAT- The GE-PIWAT it is divided into two-part assessment that takes place after the online entrance test. The first part is a group exercise and the second part is a personal interview.

 

 

Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune Scholarship 2024

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Q:   Does SIMC offers any scholarship?

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SIMC offers scholarships to the students based on the following categories:

  • University Scholarships
  • International Scholarships
  • Central Scholarships Scheme
  • NHFDC Scholarships for students with disabilities
 

SIMC Pune
Students Ratings & Reviews

3.9/5
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Placement Review IconPlacements3.6
Infrastructure Review IconInfrastructure4.2
Faculty Review IconFaculty & Course3.7
Crowd Review IconCampus Life4.4
Money Review IconValue for Money3.4
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MBA in Communication Management - Batch of 2021
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All round development at SIMC.
Placements: The highest salary in the past year was 13L PA, with the lowest being around 4LPA and the average is around 6-6.5 LPA. The top roles offered vary from specialisation to specialisation and also according to the need on the organisation. However, to name a few, brand manager, media planner, PR professional, journalist etc. 100% of students from my batch secured an internship even amidst a pandemic.
Infrastructure: In the academic block, we have great facilities of classrooms and labs for MBA students and proper studios and work stations for M.A. students. We have a Wi-Fi in the Academic block and a huge library with a set of computers in it (Apart from the ones in the computer lab). There are 2 hostels both for girls as well as the boys to accommodate us. We have a LAN system for the internet in the hostels and attached bathrooms. We have a 2 floor mess which serves 3 meals and high tea in the evening. Apart from that we have 2 canteens and certain departmental stores in the campus. Our campus facilitate each and every sport from football, to basketball, to badminton to swimming to chess and carrom too.
Faculty: The teachers are very much knowledgeable. Not only that but we also have a lot of industry experts who teach us as the visiting faculty to keep us updated about the current industry norms. The course structure and the curriculum is pretty decent and helpful.
Other: The reason why I chose this course was because it is a blend of both management as well as media. SIMC is the only college in the country that provides and MBA degree in Communication management. It not only focuses on academics but on the overall development of the students. I can say so with confidence because I have seen a change in myself. It is a student run college, hence all the events are managed and organised by the students itself.
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MBA in Communication Management - Batch of 2015
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Placements could have been better in 2015.
Placements: Most of the students from our batch got placed. The top advertising and PR agencies usually visit our college for recruitment. Apart from that, a lot of corporate firms also visit here. I specialised in PR, and during my tenure, companies like Edelman, Weber Shandwick, Perfect Relations and GBM had visited our college for placements. But major corporates which visit here mostly prefer students who have the experience, which is a bit disappointing thing. The placement cell also didn't really perform much in terms of salary negotiation with firms.
Infrastructure: Like any other college, the quality of the food served in our college mess was also pretty average. Since Symbiosis Lavale Campus is situated on the hills, you don't get many options to have food. You can have only the mess food. However, there is a gym which is pretty good, and the campus was highly active. There were a lot of options for students in sports and cultural activities. Our college has a pool, massive football ground, squash court and a badminton court.
Faculty: Guest faculty members were really good here. During our tenure, the dean of our college is Mr. Chandan Chatterjee, who used to make students not to depend on others. The course curriculum needs to be improved a little. It doesn't make students industry-ready, but overall, it is decent.
Other: A lot of events are organised on the campus all the time. Since Lavale Campus houses four colleges, there is a lot of scope to interact with students of other colleges. The campus crowd is really good.
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M.A. in Mass Communication (Journalism) - Batch of 2024
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Teachers are helpful in nature.
Placements: In the year 2023 placement season, 100% students of in journalism get placed. The average package offered by the companies is Rs 7,10,000/- per year. The highest package offered by the companies is Rs 12,00,000/- per year. The top recruiters are Network 18, The Times of India, etc. Coming for the campus placement.
Infrastructure: The studio with a chroma studio, a massive shooting floor, a PCR room, a Teleprompter Pro System, 2 studio cameras, and audio equipment. The central library has a collection of over 2 Lacs books on various topics as well as a wide range of journals and magazines.
Faculty: The teachers are friendly in nature and guide the students for the future as well as for their careers. The teachers are well qualified and have a great knowledge of the subject. This course makes the students industry-ready. The exams are held semester-wise as well as mid-semester-wise.
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MBA in Communication Management - Batch of 2021
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Really good experience and would definitely recommend this college.
Placements: Above 90% students are placed unless you choose to venture on your own. The highest package was 14L and the lowest was 5L. Top recruiting companies will be Kantar, Group, Vedanta, Publicizes, Cognizant etc. 100% students got internship in companies like Jio Saavn, Group, Gozoop, Wedding Sutra, Watconsult etc. Roles offered usually involve social media manager, content manager, research associate etc.
Infrastructure: The facilities are great. No AC in the hostels and you don't need it too because it's pretty chilly most of the time on the hills. The classrooms are great with gallery style seating and projectors and whiteboards. The food is standard and there are other options of food available.
Faculty: Most of the teachers are Ph.D. They are extremely helpful and guide us all the time. The overall atmosphere is very warm and welcoming. The media industry is always evolving and the course also keeps on changing. We have AR, VR courses now since it's becoming so popular.
Other: I chose this course because I wanted to work at an ad agency. The best thing is the knowledge that you gain and the relevance of the course. We have Fest-o-comm which is the annual fest conducted by SIMC. We have different circles and cells for extracurriculars. The campus is beautiful and picturesque.
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M.A. in Mass Communication (Audio Visual) - Batch of 2022
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Review of SIMC Pune - Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication.
Placements: I cannot provide the placements information as of now because I am in this college from few days. Due to the pandemic, we are having online classes from home so I cannot interact with the seniors who had their placements this year. As far as I have heard, the roles offered are in the production houses or content creating. Some of them prefer freelancing. Some students work in movies or television. Some make documentaries and others make advertising films.
Infrastructure: The institute has top-class facilities. The infrastructure of our college is one of the best in the country. Many films have been shot here. Our college is beautiful, picturesque and the best experience to live among nature. The hills feel like a home away from home. It is surrounded by people from all over the country and even some from abroad. It has people from all cultures and religions. The animals, especially the dogs, can be seen everywhere and all love them. The rains are constant throughout the year, and the weather is beautiful. Wi-Fi facility is available here. Classrooms are well-equipped, and the library is the best. You get a lot of facilities in the library, both online and physical library. Hostels are great. It is a residential course, so it is compulsory to live in a hostel for the whole 2 years. There is a huge sports ground, and all kinds of sports, indoors and outdoors games are available here. There is a gym, swimming pool and basketball court. Our college also conducts an annual college sports event. There are a mess and a midnight canteen. The canteen serves better food than a mess. Labs are great with a lot of facilities.
Faculty: Professors in our college are the best, and all of them have been in the industry from so many years. They are well-experienced, helpful, understanding and caring. The course curriculum is good. I am from a non-media background, so the first semester is just the basics from the scratch of mass communication. M.A students have to do 2 internships in 2 years. Since I have just started college, I cannot say more about the benefits of the course curriculum.
Other: The institute is student-driven. There are various cells and circles by students and for students. They keep on conducting various events and fests throughout the year, which helps the students to show their skills. Festocomm and SimCuts are the flagship events. Freshers is also one of the great events organised at our college, and it is known as Aarambh.
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SIMC Pune Admission FAQs

Q:   Can I get direct admission in SIMC Pune?

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To get direct admission in SIMC is a competitive process, and not all applicants will be successful. However, if you have a strong academic record and are able to show your potential to succeed in a SIMC program, you may be eligible for direct admission. Here are some additional details about direct admission in Symbiosis:

  • The application process for direct admission in SIMC typically opens in the fall.
  • The application deadline for direct admission in SIMC varies depending on the program.
  • The admission criteria for direct admission in SIMC vary depending on the program.
  • The cost of direct admission in SIMC varies depending on the programme and the seat.
 

Q:   What is the process to get admission in SIMC Pune?

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The application procedure for the MA (Mass Communication) programme at SIMC (PG) is a three-step process. First, candidates must register online and pay the application fee of Rs. 1950/- which is non-refundable. Once the application is submitted, candidates will be eligible to appear for the SIMC MA (MC) Online Entrance Test. The test is a 60-minute, MCQ test that consists of questions on general English, comprehension, and reasoning. The test is held on a computer. The test scores/rank are used to shortlist candidates for the GE-PIWAT. Its is a two-part assessment that takes place after the online entrance test. The first part is a group exercise and the second part is a personal interview

 

Q:   Can I get admission to Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication with 60% in Class 12th?

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Yes, you can get admission to Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC) with 60% in Class 12th. However, the admission will be provisional and subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% or equivalent grade for Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes). Candidates appearing for final year examinations can also apply, but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% or equivalent grade for Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes).

 
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The admission process for Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC) varies depending on the program. Here are the admission details for different programs offered by SIMC:
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Yes, admissions are open in Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC) Pune for the academic year 2023-24. The application process is online and the deadline for submitting applications is May 31st, 2023. The last date to register for SNAP 2022 is mentioned as November 24, 2022.

 

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