Widely acclaimed as India’s premier mass communication college, Symbiosis Centre for Media & Communication (SCMC) has been successful in carving a niche for itself in the field of media and communication education since its inception in 2008.
SCMC is a department of Symbiosis International University (SIU), under the Faculty of Media Communication (FoMC). SIU was established under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956, by notification No.F.9-12/2001-U3 Government of India, and has been accredited by NAAC with “A” Grade.
Through our programme, Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication), we offer a comprehensive learning experience through traditional academics & research, as well as cyber & experiential learning.
We are the only media education institute in India to offer specialisation/courses at the undergraduate level supported by extensive coursework, academic sessions by professionals with years of industry experience, immersive internships and projects.
Our intake process entails hand-picking students every year for the programme through a screening procedure that includes an entrance test and personal interviews. Our mission is to nurture their natural talents and aptitudes; equip them with technical knowledge and skills; and prepare them for the media industry or further education, whichever they choose, post their graduation.
The SCMC core faculty possesses years of industry, academic and research experience, while our visiting and guest faculty are active media professionals. Together, they help the students gain an understanding of real world scenarios and of the changing demands of the industry, and to create networks within the media community.
We also ensure that we have the resources and infrastructure to back up classroom learning with practical, hands-on experience needed for each of our programme specializations. Several of our classrooms are acoustically sealed mini-auditoriums, with state-of-art projection and sound systems. We have a professional-grade AV studio and pre- and post-production audio and video laboratories, journalism labs, along with a photo studio and computer lab equipped with the latest software.
SCMC has a robust placement record and our alumni are spread across the media sector in India and around the world. Many have gone on to pursue higher education or research; and are excelling in their chosen fields.
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.