Type of College

Private - Autonomous

Accreditation & Recognition





Symbiosis International University, Pune

About Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication

Dr. S.B. Mujumdar established Symbiosis Institute of Mass and Communication, Pune in 1990. It was also called SIMC. The institute was under the governance of the Symbiosis Society that was set up in 1971.

The college is self-affiliated with the Symbiosis International University, Pune. The institute is approved and recognised by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. SIMC has also been awarded the ISO 9001:2008 Certification.

SIMC turned out to be one of the best institutes in the country that provided media studies, along with management and social studies. It aimed at producing trained industrial professionals in the field of media studies.

In the beginning, the institute was known as the Symbiosis Institute of Journalism & Communication (SIJC). It was renamed as Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication (SIMC) to focus on training in media and go beyond journalism.

In the year 2007, taking into consideration the widespread changing needs of the institute, it was renamed as 'Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication'. In 2002, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India conferred the 'Deemed to be University' status on Symbiosis as a result of the excellent quality of education given by Symbiosis institutes.

Currently, Symbiosis has campuses at Kolhapur, Nashik, and Pune in Maharashtra and also at Bangalore, Hyderabad and Noida.

In 2006, SIMC was included in the ambit of the Symbiosis International University, which was a remarkable achievement for the college.

SIMC offers MBA in Communication Management with specializations in public relations, media management, marketing and media analytics and brand communications. It also conducts a programme in Mass Communication, MA (MC) with specializations in journalism and audiovisual.

Students can seek admission to these courses through the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP Test), which is an entrance examination conducted on a yearly basis. For admission, students can also opt for the GE-PIWAT process which is conducted in a separate way by the individual institutes.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has conferred the college with the status of "College with Potential for Excellence (CPE)". For its MBA - Communication Management programme, in the B-school category, the college was ranked 35th. In 2017, the National Institutional Ranking Framework ranked it at number 61 in the list of management colleges in India.

SIMC has several tie-ups with top management institutes in the ASEAN and EU countries. For the students and the faculty members, SIMC conducts several international exchange programmes.


"Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam"


  • The institute has a vision of providing quality education in order to promote international understanding


  • The institute is on a mission to promote value-based and ethical learning; to become instrumental in knowledge generation and dissemination; to encourage health and wellness amongst the staff, community and students; to make the youth sensitive towards the environment and the community; to cultivate the spirit of national development among the youth; to develop thought-provoking leaders; to participate in human resource development and facilitate employability; to make the students globally competent; to encourage cross-cultural sensitization; and to facilitate creativity and support entrepreneurship


  • The Institute has a vibrant campus life with an applied range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The Institute has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping, and beautiful flower-beds
  • The Institute has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The Institute has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The Institute has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, hostel, canteen, hostel, seminar halls, common rooms, auditorium, multipurpose halls, playground & hostel etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The Institute has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The Institute has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • The Institute runs a canteen inside the campus where staff and students can have meals and snacks prepared in a hygienic manner and at an affordable cost
  • Internet & Wi-Fi facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • The Institute has easy access to every kind of public transport
  • The Institute offers on-campus accommodation for students enrolled in residential programmes. The five modern residence halls provide study areas and social spaces open to the entire community. The latest addition to the list is a world-class hostel, ‘Lake View Hostel.’
  • The Institute has a large playground with well-equipment for different sports
  • A medical facility is available on the campus for routine checkup for students as well as staff & also have a dental hospital with state of art facilities
  • The campus has shopping centers comprising various kinds of shops like medical, general stores, laundry, beauty parlor (men & women) café house, food parlors, fruit and Juice centers, etc.
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • The institution has provided ICT facilities like computers, projectors, audio-visual gadgets, scanners and printers to the departments and also other aids and a huge number of availability of books for effective delivery of curriculum and for inculcating the knowledge of the subject
  • To sharpen the skill of students and their personality development, various curricular and extra-curricular activities are the regular features of the institution
  • The Institute also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Master of Arts in Masss Communication Full Time 2 Years B.A
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Master of Business Administration in Communication Management Full Time 2 Years Graduation
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  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Bank/ATM
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Digital library
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Reading Rooms
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Digital Classrooms
  • Conference Hall
  • Medical Facility
  • Counseling Centre
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Common Rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Bus Facility
  • Anti Ragging
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Campus Security(24x7)
  • Public Transportation
  • Soft Skills Training





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