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Symbiosis Institute of Media MA Mass Comm. Entrance 2016

SIMC Pune – MA (MC) Admissions Batch 2016-18

Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC), Pune has announced SIMC MA(Mass Communication) Entrance Test for admission into its Masters in Arts MA (Mass Communication) Course for the academic year 2016-18

Important Dates – MA (MC): Admissions Batch 2016-18: Phase I

MA (MC) Program Online Registration Open: 14th September 2015

MA (MC) Program Registration Closure: 29th December 2015

The Last Date for Payment of MA (MC) Registrations: 02nd January 2016

SIMC MA (MC) Online Entrance Test: 03rd January 2016 (Sunday)

SIMC MA (MC) Online Entrance Test Results: 25th January 2016

Important Dates – Admissions Batch 2016-18: Phase II

Written Test and Panel Interview (WT-PI): 20th – 21st February 2016

Final list of Selected Candidates: 07th March 2016

Last Date for Payment of Fees for candidates on Merit list (1st Installment): 17th March 2016

Orientation Program: 01st Week of June 2016

About the Program

Two full time postgraduate degree programmes in the areas of Mass Communication (production of media content), Brand Communication and Media Management (Management of Creative Business)

Intake Capacity: Master of Mass Communication MA(MC) – 60 seats

Duration of the Course: Only offer two year full-time programs

Eligibility Criteria

Graduations in any discipline from a recognized University with 50% (45% for SC/ST) aggregate are eligible; degree through correspondence is not accepted unless it is through IGNOU; applicants expecting their final year results may apply

Their admission will be provisional and subject to furnishing proof of graduation with 50% by beginning of the second semester

Admission Procedure

Apply for SIMC

Appear for SIMC MA (MC) test

If shortlisted, appear for SIMC GE/PI

Please visit:

Test Structure

The test will have the following components:

(i) General English – Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability (40 marks); (ii) Media & Culture (40 marks); (iii) Current affairs and Contemporary issues (40 marks); (iv) Analytical & Logical Reasoning (60 marks) and; total       180 marks

The new SIMC MA (MC) test is designed to assess the aspirant’s readiness to join a mass communication program

Pattern of the SIMC MA (MC) Test

a) SIMC MA (MC) test duration is 120 minutes

b) SIMC MA (MC) test is an objective test; each question has 4 responses

c) Candidate should choose an appropriate response

d) Each wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks

How to Apply

Online Registration for MA(MC) Programme is on for the Batch 2016-18. Click Here to Apply

Application to SIMC’s M.A (Mass Communication) programme is a three – step process

Step-1 Online Registration

a) Visit

b) Fill up the online application; the application form contains the details under the following tabs

i) Programme and Personal Details

ii) Educational Details

1) To fill in the educational details Class X, XII and graduation transcripts are required

iii) Family Details

iv) Experience Details

Step-2 Make Payment: The non-refundable application fee is Rs.2500/-; there are four modes of payment for registation

Online Payment through Credit Card

Online Payment through Net Banking

AXIS Bank Easy Payment System: After online registration print ‘Axis Bank Challan’ from the SIMC website. It has three parts. Pay Rs.2500/- in cash at any Axis Bank branch in your city

Sign the stamped ‘SIMC PUNE Copy’ of the “Axis Bank Challan” and send it to the SIMC Pune’s address mentioned below

Demand Draft: Obtain a DD of Rs.2500/- from any Nationalized Bank in favor of (in favour of Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, payable at Pune)

Step-3 Appear for SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test: Taking the SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test is mandatory for appling to SIMC’s MA (MC) Program

Further details of research activities can be found in the SIMC Pune webpage

Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC), Pune

(Constituent of Symbiosis Internationl University – Accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade), International Office, Symbiosis Society, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune-411004 (Maharashtra), Tel.: +91-20-25671905, Email: [email protected], Website