Go Back

BA in Mass Communication

The full-time programme, revised from 2019-20, is spread over a period of three years and spaced out over six semesters. Benchmarked for quality and contemporary connect with the under graduate structures in apex Universities in the world, our programme incorporates lively theoretical lectures, hands-on practical sessions, tutorials, classroom presentations and take-home assignments. Furthermore, field trips, study tours, projects and an intensive internship structure help add to the depth of learning in the programme.

It is a three-year undergraduate programme that teaches students the technical skills and social understanding required to write about and communicate information to the general public about business, history, culture, budget issues, governmental matters, entertainment, and sports through mass communication mediums such as television, radio, and web-based social networks.

Because journalism is based on truth, autonomy, and openness, the course provides a thorough grasp at both the academic and practical levels. The topics covered in this course include Communication Theories and Models, Public Relations, Design and Graphics, Digital Media, Print Media Reporting and Editing, Radio Production, Data Journalism, Photo-Journalism, Event Management, and Media Law and Ethics.

Our programme includes dynamic theoretical lectures, hands-on practical sessions, tutorials, classroom presentations, and take-home assignments. It is held to a high standard in quality and relevance to undergraduate structures in the world's top universities. Field trips, study tours, projects, and a rigorous internship framework add to the program's depth of learning. SCMC Pune has a vibrant college and campus culture that promotes sports and cultural events and club and association activities that cultivate leadership, camaraderie, and competitive spirit.

We provide a complete learning experience through conventional academics and research and online and experiential learning through our Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication) curriculum. We are one of the leading bachelor of mass communication colleges in India that offers undergraduate specialisation/courses accompanied by comprehensive homework and academic sessions led by professionals.

A vibrant college and campus culture that encourages sporting & cultural events as well as club and association activities promotes in building leadership, camaraderie and competitive spirit. The following are the Programme Outcomes for the three-year full-time BA Mass Communication programme at Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication (SCMC).

SIU Graduate Attributes

 All the Programme outcomes of SCMC are aligned with the
following are the graduate attributes of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) -
❖ Scholarship: research, inquiry and lifelong learning
❖ Global citizenship: ethical, social and professional understanding.
❖ Eco-literate: sensitivity towards a sustainable environment.
❖ Employability: equipped with skills, attributes, leadership and entrepreneurial qualities that society needs; being capable of making a contribution to society through earning a living.

Programme Outcomes (B.A. Mass Communications)

The following are the Programme Outcomes for the three-year full-time BA Mass Communication programme at Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication (SCMC). Students completing the programme should be able to: 

1. Theoretical & Historical Perspectives: Understand and apply the concepts and theories in the areas of communication; and demonstrate an understanding of the history & evolution of media forms and the role of professionals/institutions in shaping communications 

2. Effective Communication: Write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for the communications professions, audiences and purposes they serve by converting knowledge and experience learnt in the class room and simulated environments and apply to the real world situations 

3. Diversity and Sustainability: Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of peoples, regions, countries and cultures, ideas and opinions; and of the significance and impact of communications in addressing local/global issues related to environment, sustainability and resource management

4. Service & Development Orientation: Understand the communication needs of developing societies, develop empathy and understanding, and become the voice of underprivileged, voiceless communities 

5. Problem Solving, Critical Thinking & Research: Apply their knowledge and understanding for complex problem solving in the real world; think critically, creatively and independently and conduct research relevant to the communications professions in which they work 

6. Professionalism & Ethics: Understand and apply the principles and laws of freedom of speech and press; demonstrate an understanding of professional ethical principles in governance and management, and work professionally and ethically in pursuit of truth, accuracy and fairness 

7. Technology Application: Apply modern tools and technologies relevant to various media and communications professions for purposes of production, creative design and research in both non-digital and digital communications world. 

8. Leadership, Management & Teamwork: Develop leadership skills, business acumen, managerial skills and the ability to work effectively in teams for potential self-employment, entrepreneurship and/or to contribute to enhancing the productivity, efficiency and bottom-lines of organisations employing them 

9. Lifelong Learning: Continuously knowledge and upgrade skills in accordance with the changing requirements of the media and communications domains; develop adaptability and the keenness to be a life-long learner 

10. Values: Keep and enhance the core cultural and professional values of SIU in their daily work and lives while participating in the programme as well as in their future professional and personal lives

Specialisations

The B.A. (Mass Communication) three-year full time programme is structured as below:

  • Multidisciplinary and Foundation
  • Integrated: Core & Interdisciplinary Cluster
  • Specialisation Concentration Cluster

The Foundation cluster is a set of essential courses required of all students, irrespective of their choice in major. Clearly aimed at providing a multidisciplinary perspective, the cluster primarily provides a sound base and transition into a more professional realm.

The Core interdisciplinary cluster is a set of common courses that have a high component of skills, professional inputs and inter-related content. The students in their second year have the option of taking up specializations in Media Communication or Communication Management.

The final year specialisation cluster is focused on specific professional areas that the student might want to choose in the course of his or her career. The Media Communication students can choose to specialize in Journalism or Audio-Visual Production and the Communication Management students may specialize in Advertising or Public Relations

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.

Programme for Academic Year 2020-21 : Click Here

Internships

Students, in order to supplement classroom learning with on-field exposure generally take up internships between the semesters. As a part of the project module, the students are required to do two development sector internships and two industry internships.

The Development Sector Internships provide students with direct exposure to issues at the grassroots level and the experience they required to become socially-committed and sensitised media professionals. Our students work with big and small NGOs and voluntary organisations. In their first semester the students have the option of interning with small organisations that may be doing exemplary work, in their hometowns.

With Industry Internships, our students get direct exposure to the sector, hands-on training, work experience and an opportunity to hone their skills under guidance from professionals. In their final year, they intern with companies in their area of specialisation. A number of our students in the past have been taken on as full-time employees at the places where they have interned. We are actively working to create a support network of SCMC alumni, who are spread across the media industry, to become mentors and guides, and strengthen our internship programme.

Placements

At SCMC, we have pro-active internship and placement cells consisting of student coordinators and faculty supervisors. Our placement record has been very robust at around 80% over the years. On average, around half the students graduating with a Bachelor’s degree from SCMC choose enroll for higher studies at universities in India or abroad. Of the remaining some opt to work freelance, continue their internships or pursue other interests.

Placement Partners Career Prospects Academic Calendar Sem-I-II Academic Calendar Sem-III-IV Academic Calendar Sem-V-VI

ORIENTATION & PEDAGOGY

The BA Mass Communication programme is aimed moulding aspiring media students into top class professionals endowed with practical skills, creative thinking, leadership qualities, ethical grounding and sensitivity to developmental needs and nation building. As such, the classroom environment is highly interactive and a variety of teaching-learning methods are followed at SCMC including:

  • Interactive Lectures
  • Group Discussions
  • Case Studies
  • Presentations
  • Group/Collaborative Tasks
  • Screening and Discussion
  • Role-plays

Eligibility

Applicants who have completed their 10+2 (or 10+3 Diploma approved by State Board of Technical Education) in any discipline, from any recognised Board / Council / University, with a minimum of 50% (45% for SC/ST) aggregate marks, or equivalent grades, are eligible to seek admission.

Applicants expecting their 12th results may also apply. It is incumbent upon them to furnish proof of securing a minimum of 50% (45% for SC/ST) aggregate marks, or equivalent grades.

Intake Capacity :

SCMC has an annual intake of 120 students

Reservation of Seats:

Within the sanctioned Intake:

  • Scheduled Caste - 15%
  • Scheduled Tribe - 7.5%
  • Differently-abled - 3%

Over and above the sanctioned Intake:

  • Kashmiri Migrant - 2 seats
  • International Students including PIO & NRI - 15%

ACTIVITY 

DATE

SET Online registration & payment starts 

January 25,2022 (Tuesday)

Last date for SET registration and payment 

June 15, 2022 (Wednesday)

Last date for online registration & payment for SCMC 

July 10, 2022 (Sunday)

SET Admit Card Live 

June 22, 2022 (Wednesday)

Entrance Test Date

SET – July 3,2022 (Sunday) 

11:30am to 12:30pm

Test Result 

July 12, 2022 (Tuesday)

SCMC Shortlist for PI 

July 19, 2022 (Tuesday)

Online WAT 

July 22, 2022 (Friday) to 

July 23, 2022 (Saturday)

Online uploading of Portfolio 

July 22, 2022 (Friday) to 

July 25, 2022 (Monday)

Online PI dates

July 28, 2022 (Thursday) to  

August 2, 2022 (Tuesday)

First Merit List 

August 9, 2022 (Tuesday)

Last date for payment of fees for candidates in  the first merit list 

August 26, 2022 (Friday)

Second & Subsequent Merit Lists

Will be declared later

Programme Commencement

September 5, 2022 (Monday)

Orientation Programme

September 7, 2022 (Wednesday)

Note:- * Above mentioned dates are subject to changes

ACADEMIC FEE STRUCTURE – 2022-23:

Particulars 

First Year (Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication) Indian Students

1st Installment 

2nd Installment

(Amount in Rs) 

(Amount in Rs)

Academic Fees * 

1,65,000=00 

1,65,000=00

Institute Deposit (Refundable) 

20,000=00 

-

Installments 

1,85,000=00 

1,65,000=00

Last Date/ Due Date for payment of Fees 

At the time of Provisional Admission 

25th November, 2022

Particulars 

First Year (Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication) International Students

1st Installment 

2nd Installment

3rd Installment

(Amount in Rs) 

(Amount in Rs)

(Amount in Rs)

Administrative Fess (Non Refundable)# 

40,000



Academic Fees (Per Annum)

45,000

1,82,500

2,67,500

Institute Deposit (Refundable) 

20,000

-


Installments 

1,05,000

1,82,500

2,67,500

Last Date/ Due Date for payment of Fees 

At the time of Acceptance of 'Offer Letter' 

At the time of Reporting to SCIE

25th November, 2022

Particulars 

 Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication) Indian Students

1st Installment 

2nd Installment

(Amount in Rs) 

(Amount in Rs)

Academic Fees Batch 2020-23

1,57,500 

1,57,500

Academic Fees Batch 2021-24

1,57,500 

1,57,500

Particulars 

 Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication) International Students

1st Installment USD Equivalent to INR

2nd Installment USD Equivalent to INR

(Amount in Rs) 

(Amount in Rs)

Academic Fees Batch 2020-23

2,36,000 

2,36,000 

Academic Fees Batch 2021-24

2,36,000 

2,36,000 

*Academic Fees can be increased upto 10% over the duration of the entire programme. Government taxes would be additional as and when applicable.

# 50% Concession will be given only to the Foreign National Students on Administrative Fee

HOSTEL AND MESS FEES : VIMAN NAGAR CAMPUS Academic Year 2022-23 :

** Hostel and Mess Fees for Indian & International Student.

(Subject to change in campus and accommodation type wise, e.g. Twin Sharing, Triple Sharing etc.) (The fees indicated herein are for Vimanagar Campus Only)

Amount in INR (for Indian Student) Academic Year 2022-23

USD Equivalent to INR (For International Student) Academic Year 2022-23

Mess Fees (Per Annum)

78,000

78,000

Hostel Deposit (Refundable)

15,000

15,000

Hostel Fees (Different, Subject to Sharing per Annum)*

 

 

Twin Sharing A Wing

1,31,700

1,31,700

Three Sharing B Wing

1,11,600

1,11,600

Twin Charing C Wing

1,45,400

1,45,400

Three Sharing C Wing

1,22,600

1,22,600

Twin Sharing F Wing

1,45,400

1,45,400

Three Sharing F Wing

1,29,800

1,29,800

 

REFUND RULES – Academic Year 2022-23

Sr. No.

Point of time when the student has applied for withdrawal/cancellation of admission

Percentage of Refund of Aggregate fees *

1

15 days or more before the formally-notified

last date of admission*

100%

2

Less than 15 days before the formally notified

last date of admission**

90%

3

15 days or less after the formally- notified

last date of admission

80%

4

30 days or less, but more than 15 days,

after formally-notified last date of admission

50%

5

More than 30 days after formally-notified

last date of admission

0%

NOTE:

* The University shall deduct an amount not more than 5% of the fees paid by the student, subject to a maximum of Rs. 5,000/- as processing charges from the refundable amount.

**The University shall deduct an amount of 10% of the academic fees paid by the student as processing charges.

Fees shall be refunded by the University to an eligible student within fifteen days from the date of receiving a written application from him/her in this regard.

For the purpose of refund of Fees, the last date of admission will be considered as one day prior to the date of commencement of programme.

ROUND 1 –

In the first round candidates appear for the Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET). SET is a common objective, written test held in several cities across India.

SET Application is a two-step process:

Step 1 :

  1. You may apply on SET Test and pay a non-refundable application fee of Rs 1,950/-
  2. Select the institute and click the button "Click here to Finalize the amount to be paid" in the 'Make Payment' section.
  3. Pay a non-refundable application fee for Rs 1,000/.

Step 2 :

  1. Choose the option 'General (SET-General)' during the ' Afternoon session GENERAL/SITEEE' in the 'PROGRAMME/DISCIPLINE PREFERENCE' section.
  2. Choose the option 'Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication [SCMC] - [B.A. (M.C)]' in the 'PROGRAMMES UNDER GENERAL; Select Institute(s) you may apply to (General)' section.
  3. Select the institute and click the button "Click here to Finalize the amount to be paid" in the 'Make Payment' section.
  4. Pay a non-refundable application fee for Rs 1,000/.-

ROUND 2 –

Candidates shortlisted for the Second Round will be required to appear for a Written Ability Test (WAT) to be conducted online by the Centre. They will also be required to appear for a home-based online Personal Interaction (PI) and required to submit a portfolio of creative work/extra-curricular activities/achievements that are relevant to their candidature. The links for WAT, PI and portfolio submission will be shared with the shortlisted candidates. All updates regarding admission will be posted on this website.

SIU welcomes students from all over the world and is committed to providing them with a world-class learning environment. The University has extensive research partnerships with many institutions around the world. The educational co-operation extends to student and faculty exchange programmes, academic assistance, cultural exchange and more.

The SCMC student community is similarly highly diverse, being not just from all over India but countries around the world. Currently we have around 84 students from 19 countries constituting 20 per cent of our total academic intake across three batches.

Over the years we have had students from countries including Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Canada, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, UAE, UK and USA.

Many of our students have studied / are studying at various foreign universities.

Students from SCMC have gone on a semester abroad programme at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. We have had sessions by resource persons from institutions abroad in our classrooms as well.

International students looking to attend SCMC will find more information here: http://scie.ac.in/

Batch 2019-20

COMING SOON


Batch 2018-19

COMING SOON


Batch 2017-18

COMING SOON


Batch 2016-17

COMING SOON


Batch 2015-16

COMING SOON


Download SET Score