SIMC Pune Admission 2021: Courses, Application Form

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Symbiosis Institute of Mass and Communication (SIMC) is a private institute located in Pune. Affiliated to Symbiosis International University, the institute offers admission in MA (Mass Communication) and MBA (Communication Management) at PG level. 

  • Admission to MA (MC) is based on the SIMC MA (MC) Online Entrance Test followed by the GE-PIWAT process
  • Whereas, securing admission in MBA (CM) requires a valid score on SNAP Test. The final selection is done depending upon the performance in the GE-PIWAT process.
  • The applications for both courses will be available online.
  • MA (MC) candidate needs to apply on the SIMC official website while the MBA (CM) candidate needs to apply on the SNAP official website.
  • The last date to apply for MA (MC) is January 18, 2021.

Read about SIMC Pune Courses & Fee

NOTE - The GE-PIWAT process consists of three components: Group Exercise, Personal Interaction and Written Ability Test.

Highlights of SIMC Pune Admission 2021

Refer to the table below displaying some of the key details about the institute:

Name of the Institute Symbiosis Institute of Mass and Communication
Commonly Known As SIMC Pune
Type of the Institute Private
Entrance Exam Yes
Name of the Entrance Exam Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) and MA (MC) Online Entrance Test

Important Dates

EVENTDATE
SIMC Pune MA (MC) Registration (Phase 1)Oct 27, 2021
MA (MC) Program Registration ClosesJan 18, 2021
MA (MC) Last Date of PaymentJan 18, 2021
MA (MC) Online Entrance TestFeb 7, 2021
SIMC MA (MC) Test ResultFeb 17, 2021
Shortlist of Candidates for GE-PIWATFeb 26, 2021
Panel Interview and Written Ability Test (GE-PIWAT)Mar 20, 2021 - Mar 21, 2021
Announcement of First Merit ListApr 6, 2021
Declaration of SNAP ResultJan 22, 2021
Last Date of Fee Payment of First Merit List (1st installment)Apr 8, 2021

SIMC Pune MBA Admission 2021

Go through the information tabulated in the table below:

Course Name MBA(CM)
Specializations 4
Duration 2 years
Course Fees INR 12,44,000/- 
Mode of Application Online
Application Fees
  • INR 1750/- for SNAP Registration
  • INR 1000/- for MBA (CM) Registration
Intake 120
Selection Criteria SNAP Test, Group Exercise, Personal Interaction and Written Ability Test

MBA (CM) has 4 specializations namely:

  • Brand Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing and Media Analytics
  • Media Management

SIMC Pune MBA (CM) Eligibility

The minimum requirement to apply for MBA (CM) in SIMC Pune is mentioned below for Indian and International students:

Indian Students

  • Graduates with at least 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% for SC/ST candidates).
  • Those who are in their final year are also eligible but their admission will be subject to securing a 50% marks or equivalent grade.
  • Candidates who have completed their Qualification from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from AIU.

International Students

  • A student is eligible to apply as a Foreign National (FN) if he or she holds a Foreign Passport.
  • A student is eligible to apply as a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) if he or she has a PIO card, and is a citizen of a country other than India.
  • A student is eligible to apply as a Non Resident Indian (NRI) if he or she has appeared either for class 12th examination or Graduation outside India. 

SIMC Pune MBA (CM) Selection Criteria

Candidates can check the selection criteria of MBA (CM) in the following points:

  • Symbiosis Institute of Mass and Communication will shortlist candidates on the basis of their SNAP Test score.
  • The screened candidates will then have to be present for GE-PIWAT process.
  • The final selection will be based on the performance in the above process.
  • A merit list will be released by the institute which will contain the names of selected students.

NOTE - Foreign National/OCI/ PIO/NRI candidate is exempted from taking SNAP Test. However, such candidates need to apply through SCIE.

How to Apply for SIMC Pune MBA (CM)?

Applying for MBA (CM) is a two-way process as candidates have to first apply and pay for SNAP and then register for the course.

Step 1 - Apply and Pay for SNAP

Students have to follow some simple steps which are listed below:

  1. Go to the snaptest.org website.
  2. Click on the “Apply Now” tab.
  3. Now register yourself by clicking on the “Register” tab.
  4. Read all the instructions carefully and then click on the 'I Agree' button to accept the Terms and Conditions.
  5. Fill in all the details correctly.
  6. After details are filled, click on ‘Save & Continue” tab. 
  7. An OTP will be sent on your email id and phone number.
  8. Enter the 'OTP' and submit it.
  9. After successful registration, you receive an email and SMS containing your SNAP ID and password.
  10. Lastly, pay the application fees of INR 1,750/- for SNAP Test.

Mode of Payment - Applicants can pay the fees through Billdesk Payment Gateway/Easebuzz Payment Gateway/Indian Bank Gateway/Demand Draft.

NOTE - Candidates should send the Demand Draft(s) to Symbiosis Test Secretariat by 5:00 pm on November 23, 2019 after which it will not be considered and will be returned to the respective candidate.

Step 2 - Register for MBA (CM)

Only those applicants who have applied for SNAP Test can register for the SIMC Pune in the same application form for MBA (CM) course by paying an application fee of INR 1000/-.

Documents Required

A list of documents need to be submitted along with an application form:

  • Marksheet and Certificate of Bachelor’s Degree.
  • SC/ST Certificate (If applicable)
  • Demand Draft

SIMC Pune MA Admission 2021

Candidates can take a look at the given table encapsulating details related to the course in brief:

Course Name MA(MC)
Specializations 2
Duration 2 years
Course Fees
  • INR 10,56,000/- for Journalism
  • INR 11,56,000/- for Audio Visual Production
Mode of Application Online
Application Fees INR 1250/-
Intake 60
Selection Criteria MA (MC) Online Test, Group Exercise, Personal Interaction and Written Ability Test

MA (MC) offer 2 specializations and they are:

  • Journalism
  • Audio Visual Production

SIMC Pune MA (MC) Eligibility

The eligibility to apply for the course is different for Indian and International students. Check the eligibility beneath:

Indian Students

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% for SC/ ST candidates)
  • Final year candidates can also apply. However, their admission will be provisional and subject to their proof of Graduation with 50% marks or equivalent grade.
  • Any individual who has completed his or her Qualification from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from AIU

International Students

  • A student is eligible to apply as a Foreign National (FN) if he or she holds a Foreign Passport.
  • A student is eligible to apply as a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) if he or she has a PIO card, and is a citizen of a country other than India.
  • A student is eligible to apply as a Non Resident Indian (NRI) if he or she has appeared either for class 12th examination or Graduation outside India. 

SIMC Pune MA (MC) Selection Criteria

SIMC Pune selects applicants for admission on the following basis:

  • Firstly, the institute consider the score in MA (MC) Online Entrance Test to shortlist candidates.
  • After shortlisting, SIMC call screened candidate for GE-PIWAT process.
  • Finally, students are selected depending upon their performance in the above process.

How to Apply for SIMC Pune MA (MC)?

Candidates who wish to apply for the MA (MC) have to follow a sequence of steps which are listed as follows:

  1. Go to the official website of SIMC.
  2. Click on the “Admission Open for MA(MC)” tab available on the home page.
  3. Now register yourself by providing necessary details.
  4. Make payment of INR 1250/- through Net banking/Credit Card/Debit Card via BillDesk Payment Gateway.
  5. Preview your registration and payment details.
  6. Upon successful registration, you will receive an email ID and password.
  7. Sign in using the above credentials.
  8. Now fill all the required details in the application form.
  9. Click on the “Submit” button when all the details are filled.

Documents Required

Applying students have to submit various documents along with their applications which comprise of:

  • Marksheet and Certificate of Bachelor’s Degree
  • SC/ST Certificate (If applicable)

SIMC Pune Scholarships

The deserving students of the institute are offered various Scholarships by the Symbiosis Society Foundation which consists of:

  • Postgraduate Merit Scholarship: SCIM Pune offers a yearly scholarship to the toppers of the semester who have scored a GPA of 7.50 in MBA as well as in MA. 
  • Jayatee Deshmukh Award: This scholarship is awarded to a Girl student admitted in the institute. If she has the highest marks in SNAP test then the institute will award a scholarship amount of INR 75,000/-
  • International Scholarship: Symbiosis University and Indian Council for Cultural Relations has developed a joint scholarship program to offer an opportunity for foreign students to pursue higher studies. This will be awarded to only 1 student for a full-time program and will cover full tuition/ academic fee, accommodation and food stipend as per the norms.

FAQs

Ques. What is the cutoff for the SNAP Test?

Ans. As per the last year record, the cutoff for the SNAP Test was 70 percentile.

Ques. What is the difference between Journalism and Audio Visual under MA (Mass Communication)?

Ans. The difference between the two is as follows:
  • Journalism basically trains students who want to enter news organizations like print, broadcast and online.
  • Audio Visual Production is for students who wish to enter the domain of AV production, direction, writing, camera, editing and other related roles in the television and film sectors.

Ques. Does the college provide Hostel facility?

Ans. Yes, there is a hostel facility among the rolling hills with a view of the entire countryside. There are two and three-seater rooms which are fully- furnished with attached bathrooms. Apart from the breath-taking view, residents of the hostel enjoy conveniences like hot water, morning tea and a common area with a television.

Ques. What is the placement record for MBA(CM)?

Ans. Around 91% of students were placed last year in top organizations like Cognizant, ICICI Bank, Reliance Brands Limited, Vedanta, etc. the highest package offered was 64 LPA and the average package was of 6.03 LPA.

SIMC, Pune Fees & Eligibility

CourseFeesEligibility
MBA5.7 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) Graduation
M.A5.1 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) Graduation

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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8.3 /10

Admission :

The admission process consits of a written test called Symbiosis entrance test then the short listed candidates have to go through a Personal Interview. Then a total of 60 candidates are selected on the basis of merit which consists of 30 each for journalism and AV Specialization respectively. I chose SIMC because it has maintained its ranking and also holds a privilege to be among the best media and communication colleges in our country

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I think the college management team is doing a fantastic job. They are woking day and night to ensure that the college is running efficiently.

8 /10 faculty
8 /10 placement
9 /10 social life
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M
7.8 /10

Admission :

There's an entrance aptitude test SNAP, conducted all across India for admission into any of the Symbiosis Institutes. There are different cut-offs for different Symbiosis colleges. If you clear the cut-off, you receive a call letter for GD-PI. And clearing that would lead to the admission. The SNAP entrance test usually takes place in the month of December-Jan, whereas the GD-PI is scheduled in Feb, and results are announced mostly in March-April

Remarks :

It's not a typical B-school. It's a rather C-school with niche programs and courses.

7 /10 faculty
7 /10 placement
9 /10 social life
7 /10 course
8 /10 hostel
9 /10 campus life
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SS
8.5 /10

Admission :

We had to first give the SNAP entrance test and apply to various institutions under SIU - Symbioisis International University. Post results you get interviews calls if you are selected. The second round is on campus round conducting written test, interview and group activity.

Remarks :

It is a good experience which provides holistic learning.

9 /10 faculty
8 /10 placement
8 /10 social life
9 /10 course
8 /10 hostel
9 /10 campus life
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PD
8.0 /10

Admission :

SNAP test entrance undertaken first. All the form and procedural details on website available shortlisting for GD/PI rounds by test scores one of a kind admission process which required to submit 3 projects 3 day admission process of group discussion, personal interview by a panel, peer interface, directors interview, project submission final merit List.

Remarks :

I have had a wonderful experience, with loads of learning, new friends etc. There were issues around placements and managements handling them but eventually it turned out fine for a lot of the classmates one way or the other.

8 /10 faculty
7 /10 placement
10 /10 social life
8 /10 course
6 /10 hostel
9 /10 campus life
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8.5 /10

Remarks :

I feel that every institute evolves with time. The course content, curriculum should be in sync with what the students are actually going to face in the market. Also the program need to have futuristic vision while ensuring that the capability of the students to visualise their careers 5-10 years down the line is improved and clear.

8 /10 faculty
8 /10 placement
9 /10 social life
8 /10 course
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10 /10 campus life
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SK
8.8 /10

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The college keeps you stressed out, but pushes you to give in your best. The professors are very approachable and the director is the best.

9 /10 faculty
10 /10 placement
7 /10 social life
10 /10 course
10 /10 hostel
7 /10 campus life
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10.0 /10

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Campus, the course structure, future plans, placements, companies that come to campus, the location and Faculty. The course has a pretty dynamic structure that resonates with the current status in the industry itself.

10 /10 faculty
10 /10 placement
10 /10 social life
10 /10 course
10 /10 hostel
10 /10 campus life
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DM
9.5 /10

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One of the top ranked colleges for post graduation Journalism in India and course structure was more inclined towards my choice of subject, namely Journalism. Also, the reputation of college made my decision easier.

10 /10 faculty
8 /10 placement
10 /10 social life
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10 /10 campus life
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