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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

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Assistant Professor

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 megha.mhaske@scmc.edu.in

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