Widely acclaimed as India’s premier mass communication college, 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.
SCMC is a department of Symbiosis International University (SIU), under the Faculty of Media Communication (FoMC). SIU was established under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956, by notification No.F.9-12/2001-U3 Government of India, and has been accredited by NAAC with “A” Grade.
Through our programme, Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication), we offer a comprehensive learning experience through traditional academics & research, as well as cyber & experiential learning.
We are the only media education institute in India to offer specialisation/courses at the undergraduate level supported by extensive coursework, academic sessions by professionals with years of industry experience, immersive internships and projects.
SCMC's courses are taught by highly qualified, experienced, and passionate professors. SCMC Pune offers conclaves, seminars, and regular academic work to assist students in learning more. To help with successful learning, field visits, coursework, and case studies are recommended as practical learning modalities.
Internationalisation, centres of excellence, training and skill improvement programmes, mock courts, and other components abound, as does a technologically driven research culture. SCMC Pune offers students a warm and competitive learning environment. Furthermore, SCMC Pune offers extensive academic placement programmes that assist students in obtaining good career placements.
As one of the leading journalism and mass communication colleges in Pune, our essential faculty members in Pune have comprehensive industrial, educational, and research expertise, and our visiting and guest speakers are media professionals. They work together to assist students in grasping current events and evolving market needs and build networks in the media sector.
The networking possibilities provided to students are one of the key benefits of enrolling at SCMC. Networking with industry professionals and peers allows you to obtain insights and guidance from individuals who have already succeeded. You may also learn about current events and upcoming developments in your region.
Networking also teaches you how to communicate with others properly. Students on campus are encouraged to interact with their peers and create long-lasting bonds. SCMC Pune's significant teachers have considerable industry, academic, and research experience, while our visiting and guest lecturers are working media professionals.
They collaborate to help students understand current events and changing market demands and create networks within the media world. It finds the perfect blend of tradition and innovation, giving students a learning environment in which to flourish. SCMC Pune's instruction includes lectures, classroom discussions, case studies, group discussions, special sessions by industry specialists, simulated court hearings, personality training, and industrial tours.
Our intake process entails hand-picking students every year for the programme through a screening procedure that includes an entrance test and personal interviews. Our mission is to nurture their natural talents and aptitudes; equip them with technical knowledge and skills; and prepare them for the media industry or further education, whichever they choose, post their graduation.
The SCMC core faculty possesses years of industry, academic and research experience, while our visiting and guest faculty are active media professionals. Together, they help the students gain an understanding of real world scenarios and of the changing demands of the industry, and to create networks within the media community.
We also ensure that we have the resources and infrastructure to back up classroom learning with practical, hands-on experience needed for each of our programme specializations. Several of our classrooms are acoustically sealed mini-auditoriums, with state-of-art projection and sound systems. We have a professional-grade AV studio and pre- and post-production audio and video laboratories, journalism labs, along with a photo studio and computer lab equipped with the latest software.
SCMC has a robust placement record and our alumni are spread across the media sector in India and around the world. Many have gone on to pursue higher education or research; and are excelling in their chosen fields.
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.
We pride ourselves as leaders in media education and our core mission is to create exceptional communicators and future ready professionals, capable of understanding, responding to and actively engaging with global issues that need attention.
Dr. Sreeram Gopalkrishnan has a PhD in Mass Communications, MS in Communications, MBA from NMIMS and has attended Executive Programmes at the IndianOil Institute of Petroleum Management and Mudra Institute of Communications & Advertising(MICA). He has a UGC NET Lectureship qualification and published research papers in leading peer-reviewed and Scopus Indexed Management and Communications Research Journals.
Dr Sreeram started his career in the IT Industry before getting into the media industry as a Scriptwriter and Copywriter in companies like OS Studios & RK Swamy BBDO. He joined Fortune 500 company IndianOil as a Probationary Officer and worked in senior leadership positions pan India before shifting to the Atharva Group. In 2016, he received the prestigious Best MBA Faculty award from the premier Bombay Management Association. In 2017, he joined Symbiosis International University as Associate Professor and is presently the Director at Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication and visiting faculty at the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune for Film Marketing.
Dr.Sreeram research interests are in Lobbying Studies, CRM, Branding, Film Studies and Marketing Analytics and has contributed two books – Petroleum Perspectives and the Future - published by the D.Y.Patil Foundation, Pune & Cloud Computing: The Surge before the Storm by Cambridge Publishing.
Here is what some of the students, parents, professionals and guest faculty have to say about their experience at SCMC
When I first decided to pursue my career in the field of Journalism, in India, my parents were worried I wouldn’t fit in...As I look back at the three years that I’ve spent at college, I am glad that I left the protective cocoon. Every obstacle made me stronger and I’m thankful for the support I got here, from my friends, professors and my seniors.
This institute has taught me everything when it comes to looking at life with the ‘RIGHT’ perspective. As I step into the media industry as an aspiring Sports Journalist, I know I always have the support of my peers and my teachers.
One of the best things this college has given me is the friends I have today. All of the people I surround myself with have helped me in ways I could have never imagined. I came across people who constantly inspire me, teach me, and push me to be better; to be the best version of myself and I am really grateful for it.
Symbiosis Centre for Media & Communication ensures that aspiring journalists are given exposure to the various kinds of media in which Journalism flourishes. Our professor had always given us hands-on experience, where he would send us out in teams to find and edit stories for in-class assessments…
SCMC has changed me in more ways than I can count. I was never more exposed to so many opportunities before. This college also gave me the confidence to take them up so I could savor the taste of accomplishment.
Every day at SCMC is filled with opportunities to learn more, inculcate new values and gain great insight. Here we are urged to go beyond the drawn map, explore new ideas and understand the greatness of simple wonders.
Being a person who is interested in art and design, I was looking forward to the course in Aesthetics and Visual Communication. From day one, my perception of art and design radically changed for the better. Before SCMC, I always looked at all artwork from a spectator’s point of view. This class taught me to look from the creator’s perspective.
Thank you and your staff for regular updates of the events and the progress of our ward. We also appreciate the professional manner in which the course curriculum has been designed and executed.
A big thank you to TEAM SCMC for all the hard work in the last few months in converting our easy-going, happy go lucky wards into almost disciplined, nearly industry ready individuals. We whole-heartedly appreciate your efforts and attention and hope our wards will prove themselves worthy of the investment in terms of time and attention.
SCMC-UG has taught my daughter more than just her chosen course. She couldn't stop talking about college. I must admit I was more than a little worried when I took the decision to send her out of town to pursue her education. Today I can rest assured that my child is in safe hands.
Industry Practitioners and Guest Faculty Testimonials
CCO and Managing Partner, BBH
Extremely interesting and engaged students. They asked relevant and difficult questions from the get go. That’s always a fantastic start to a talk/presentation. They are smart, attentive. The arrangements were professionally executed too.
Media Consultant, RAA Media
Great bunch of kids with bright prospects ahead. Very enterprising students, interested to know about career opportunities in financial markets.
Associate Vice President, Dentsu Creative Impact Pvt Ltd
It was a fantastic experience. The students were very participative and enthusiastic. The interaction was great in delivering diverse ideas. Besides the class, the overall arrangements are very commendable. My experience was really good. There were a lot of queries on practical problems, on departments, roles and responsibilities. It was great to bring the real world closer to them.
Sports Correspondent, NDTV 24X7
The students were aware and curious. They came up with interesting ideas and questions. The session was interactive and the students did very well in mock coverage assignment where they were supposed to design treatment for sports coverage on multi-media work.
Associate Vice President, Lowe Lintas
Extremely energetic and articulate students. Keen to learn, debate and question. It’s been a pleasure to work with them to hone their understanding further. SCMC overall was extremely welcoming and warm.
Senior Lecturer, Deakin University
(Regarding Interaction with students) I felt that they were very attentive and interested and asked good questions. The overall experience was very good.
We are looking for qualified faculty and experienced professionals for the post of Assistant Professor at SCMC. You will take on the challenge of guiding and mentoring students drawn from across the country.
We are looking for expertise in the following areas:
Data Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, Print News Features, Reporting, Editing, Advertising Production(Art, Design, Digital), Advertising Film Making, Media Planning & Analytics, Design Thinking, Digital Video Production, Marketing Analytics, Animation, Scenic & Production Design, Advertising Account Planning, Film Distribution and Television Channel Management, Visual Design & Digital Multimedia, AV Post Production, Photo Journalism, Digital Marketing, Graphics & Visual Special Effects, Script Writing for TV/Films, Television News Production etc.
If you have industry experience any of these areas, and an aptitude and inclination for teaching, please send your Curriculum Vitae with subject line "SCMC 2019 Faculty Application" to email@example.com
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