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Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication
Symbiosis Knowledge Village
Gram: Lavale, Taluka: Mulshi, Pune - 412115
Maharashtra, India
Tel.: +91 20 39116100; Cell: 08888864620 | Fax: +91 20 39116111
Email: [email protected]
Website: simc.edu
For admission related queries mail us at: [email protected]


The Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication promotes the high quality of education in the communication domain and promotes inquiry into the multi-faceted world of media and communications industry. Our MBA (CM) programme is driven by academic rigour, scholarship and a healthy integration of theory and practice that translate abstract ideas into tangible forms.
Our team of experienced board of advisors, mentors and faculty drawn from the industry and academia, contribute towards the overall development of students. This planned learning is complimented by our superior facilities and infrastructure located at the picturesque Lavale campus. Students also get an opportunity to learn the prevalent industry practices during their internship programmes. Our aim is not to merely train students to fit in with the industry requirements but also to extend our complete support in realising their true potential, be it as content writers, directors, managers, business leaders or entrepreneurs.


Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication will be the preferred destination for all those who aspire to excel in the field of Media and Communication Management.


Inspire. Influence. Impact.
SIMC develops future-ready communications professionals who apply knowledge to influence the attitude and behaviour responsive to societal progress. Thereby, SIMC intends to inspire young people to influence audiences to impact civil and economic societies.

Infrastructure facilities - Hostel, Library, Lab, Canteen, Club, etc.

State-of-the-art facilities provided at SIMC are among the best in private institutes of the country, and match up the international standards comprising of well-equipped studios, a Mac lab for editing, computer lab, mess, cafeteria, recreation centre, health centre and a residential campus. The latest technology meets creativity within the natural habitat of the picturesque Lavale Campus. Set in the verdant surroundings on a hilltop, it's a beautiful place filled with trees, especially during the monsoons.

programmes offered

Master of Business Administration - Communication Management [MBA - CM]

Specialisation in:

a. Brand Communication
b. Reputation Management
c. Media Management

We also offer a Masters in Mass Communication MA(MC) with specialisation in a. Journalism and b. Audio Visual. For more details please visit simc.edu/admissions


The placement season for the 2012-14 batch at SIMC-Pune continued to be positive and one of the best in the history of the institute. The performance was excellent in terms of the rise in number of reputed companies participating, number of students placed and the salaries offered. We have achieved near 100 per cent placement post the 2011 batch. That too, with better industry connections and higher packages, as compared to other similar programmes. With our constantly evolving syllabus that meets industry and contemporary needs, we shape new age professionals who can take on the challenges of the media industry. No wonder some of the A-listers from the industry have recruited from our institute.

Some of the notable recruiters: over the past several years

Advertising Agencies: Leo Burnett, FCB Ulka, Mudra, O&M;, Publicis, Ambience, Bates CHI & Partners, Contract Advertising, M& C Saatchi, Lowe Lintas, Mccann Erikson, JWT, Dentsu Marcom, DraftFcb Ulka, R K Swamy BBDO, DY Works, Paradigm Plus, WAT Consult, Digitas LBI & DDB Mudra.

PR Agencies: MSL Group India, Edelman, Perfect Relations, Clea, Adfactors PR, Ketchum Sampark, LinOpinion, Madison, Percept Profile, Concept PR, Fleishman and Hillard, IMPRIMIS PR, Integral PR, IPAN Hill + Knowlton Strategies, Genesis Burson Marsteller, TEXT 100, Avian Media, etc.

Media Agencies: Allied Media (part of the Percept Group), DDB Mudra Max (part of Omnicom/DDB Worldwide Group), Dentsu Aegis Network, Havas Media Group, Interpublic Group - IPG (formerly Lintas Media Group and Initiative Media), Madison Media, Group M (Maxus, Mindshare), Star Com Media Vest, Optimum Media Solutions etc.

Event & Activation Agencies: Wizcraft, Encompass, Innobella, Grey.
Brand solution agencies: DMA, Synapse.
Media houses: Next Gen Publications, My FM.
Market Research firms: Quantum, Hansa Market Research.
Corporates: ICICI Bank, HP, ACC, Cognizant, Vedanta, Nestle, Drive India, First Source, NDDB, KoltePatil.

TV: CNBC, HeadlinesToday, Times Now.
Newspapers: TOI, HT, New Indian Express.
Magazines: Infomedia 18, Nextgen Publications.
Digital: India Today, Reuters, Bloomberg.
Please note that the placement services are provided for many specialisations. Please refer to the prospectus for more details.

Method of Instruction

SIMC is driven by its commitment to providing the industry with skilled and trained media professionals adept in all fields of communication. The focus is on iimparting knowledge that includes both theoretical and practical aspects of communication and thus shaping the students to respond swiftly to professional challenges.

Medium of Instruction:


Profile of Past Students

• Abhijit Neogy - Deputy Executive Editor and Head, Delhi News Operations, Bloomberg TV India
• Abhishek Ghosh - Sr. Research Executive, Quantum Market Research
• Abhishek Mahapatra - Manager - Corporate Communications, Ford India
• Abhishek Sinha - Manager, Brand Activation, Wizcraft Int.
• Akash Khelkar – Asst. Vice President, Production, Zee TV, ME
• Amith Prabhu - Associate Director, Starcom, MediaVest Group
• Anand Mahesh - Founder and Partner, Mavcomm Consulting
• Arvind Sukumar - Deputy News Editor, CNBC – TV18
• Avni . C. Rao - Marketing Communications, Hewlett Packard
• Deepthy Menon - Bureau Chief, Times Now
• Gaurav Sinha - Audi India, Manager- Communications
• Insiyah Chawla - Assistant Product Manager, Loreal
• Karthik Aiyer - Won Lion in Cannes in 2009
• Neeti Tandon - Senior Manager, Security & Intelligence, RBS
• Nikhil Bhat - Director / Writer, Mirror Films
• Nupur Mahajan - Deputy Editor, Business India
• Praseed Prasad - Senior Director, Group M Media
• Prem Subedi - Account Group Manager, PR, Rediffusion DYR
• Rohini Lahari - Corp Comm Head, Fun Cinemas
• Sanjeet Saha - Strategic Planning & Int. Business, Star TV
• Shilpa Kannan - Business Correspondent, BBC News India
• Trevellyn Fynn - Creative Director, UTV

Career Prospects

After graduation, students find innovative / creative fulfilling career prospects in Media Houses, Space Advertising Agencies, Corporate Communication Units of Multi-National Corporations, Public Relation Firms, rules as Assistants to Film-Makers, varied jobs at Television Channels, TV Production Houses, Newspapers, Magazines, Web Portals, Content Writers, Event Management Companies and one can also become entrepreneurs in the Media and Communication fields.


Candidates must be graduates in any discipline from any statutory university with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks at graduation level. (45% marks for SC/ST candidates). Students in the final year of graduation can apply but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% aggregate marks. Diploma holders are not eligible.


Master of Business Administration (MBA): 120 seats*
Brand Communication: 40 Seats
Reputation Management: 40 Seats
Media Management: 40 Seats

Important dates related to Institutes (MBA-CM)



SNAP Registration Starts Wednesday, September 03, 2014
SIMC Online Registration Begins Tuesday, September 09, 2014
SIMC Online Registration Closes Saturday, December 20, 2014
SNAP Test Sunday, December 21, 2014
Last Date for Payment for SIMC-Pune Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Group Exercise - GE-PIWAT February 7 to February 15, 2015 at Noida, Bangalore & Pune. Exact dates for each location will be communicated later
Announcement of First Merit List Friday, February 27, 2015

Important telephone numbers, e-mail ids and website

Tel.: +91 20 39116100 |Cell: 08888864620 | Fax: +91 20 39116111
Email: [email protected]
Website: simc.edu

Contact Details:

Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication
Symbiosis Knowledge Village
Gram: Lavale, Taluka: Mulshi, Pune - 412115
Maharashtra, India
Tel.: +91 20 39116100; Cell: 08888864620 | Fax: +91 20 39116111
Email: [email protected]