Symbiosis School of Media & Communication

Symbiosis School of Media & Communication, Bengaluru

(Established under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 vide Notification No. F.9 12/2001-U.3 of the Government of India)
Accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade


An MBA in communication management guarantees to provide an insight into mingling business with media, which is a combination cherished in the entire media industry.The eligibility criterion to apply for the same is, as follows:

Admission Procedure

  • Visit for application form and all information related to SNAP 2018.
  • Register for SNAP 2018 and make payment.
  • Upon payment, a SNAP ID and password is generated which will be essential to fill up online form for SSMC-Bengaluru’s MBA(CM) Programme.
  • Appearing for SNAP 2018 exam is compulsory for seeking admission to SSMC-Bengaluru’s MBA(CM) Programme.
  • Only those candidates who have registered and paid for ‘SNAP 2018’ will be eligible to apply for MBA(CM) program.
  • Fill up Online Application Form for MBA(CM) Programme and pay the registration fees of Rs.1000.
A Group Exercise, Personal Interaction & Written ability Test will be carried out for the shortlisted candidates by SSMC-B.

  • Group Exercise will include activities to asses aspirants in areas like Innovation and creativity, Team Work Skills, Time Management etc.
  • Written Ability Test will include questions to assess the creative, analytical skills.
  • The Personal Interview round will be to assess candidates on parameters such as Interpersonal Skills, Communication Skills, Academic Proficiency etc.

Admission Calendar

Admission Process Date or Timeline
SNAP and Programme Registration Begins August 28, 2018, Tuesday
SNAP Registration Closes On November 26, 2018, Monday
SNAP Payment Closes On November 26, 2018, Monday
SNAP Admit Card Live On ( December 01, 2018, Saturday
SNAP Test December 16, 2018, Sunday
Time: 14:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs
SNAP Results 2nd Week of January 2019
Last Date of Online Registration for SSMC-B January 16, 2019, Wednesday
Last Date of SSMC-B Payment January 19, 2019, Saturday
Announcement of GEPIWAT Shortlist January 24, 2019, Thursday
SSMC-B GEPIWAT At Pune February 8, 9, 10 & 11, 2019
SSMC-B GEPIWAT At Bengaluru February 15, 16, 17 & 18, 2019
Announcement of First Merit List March 04, 2019, Monday
Last Date for Payment of Fees for the First Merit List Candidates March 18, 2019, Monday
Programme Commencement on June 10, 2019, Monday
*Please note that the above dates are subject to change.
*Look out for shortlisted aspirants list after SNAP Result.

Fee Structure

Fees for the MBA – Communication Management at Symbiosis School of Media and Communication, Bengaluru as applicable for below Academic years as under:

Refund Rules

Eligibility Norms


  • Graduate from any recognized University / Institution of National Importance with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes).
  • Programmes which require specific discipline/ subject specialization need to be checked for eligibility as given by the respective Institute.
  • A candidate who has completed qualifying degree from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • All foreign degrees/ qualifications need to be verified from AIU by the candidate before seeking admission to any programme of SIU.
  • Evaluation Division of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) issues equivalence certificate for foreign degrees/qualifications. The contact details are as below:Association of Indian Universities
    AIU House, 16 Comrade Indrajit Gupta Marg (Kotla Marg),
    Landmark: Opposite National Bal Bhawan, Near I.T.O.,
    New Delhi-110002, India
    Tel. No. +91-11-23230059; 23232429; 23232305
    Fax No. +91-11-23232131

    Note: It is the responsibility of the candidates to ascertain whether they possess the requisite qualifications / eligibility for admission. Having been admitted provisionally does not mean acceptance of eligibility. Final eligibility of admission will be decided by Symbiosis International University.

Reservation Policy:
As per the UGC Regulations, following will be the reservation policy for admission to any program of Institutes of SIU (Except Symbiosis Institutes of Management Studies, which has separate policy #)

    1. Within Sanctioned Intake:
      • Scheduled Caste (SC): 15%
      • Scheduled Tribe (ST): 7.5%
      • Differently Abled*: 3%


  1. Over & Above:
    • Kashmiri Migrants: 2 Seats Per Programme
    • International: 15% Candidates

Candidates applying from categories other than Open Category are required to submit valid supporting document (s) at the time of GE-PIWAT (if shortlisted).

* Differently Abled Category (DAC) at SIU:
In compliance to Govt. Directives on disability guidelines issued by the office of the Chief Commissioner for persons with disabilities vide Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment New Delhi notification no. 16-18/97 on dated 01 June 2001 and University Grants Commission Notification No. F.6-1/2006 (CPP-II/SCT) dated 30/09/2009, SIU has made provision of reserving 3% seats for Differently Abled Category (DAC) students in all the Constituent Institutes of SIU.

Types of disabilities covered are:

  1. Vision Impairment
  2. Hearing Impairment
  3. Locomotors Disabilities
  4. Mental Retardation
  5. Multiple Disabilities
  6. Dyslexia

All candidates claiming admission under DAC will be provisionally admitted under the said category. Thereafter, the candidate will be required to obtain an ‘Authentication Certificate’ from Symbiosis Centre of Healthcare (SCHC) within one month of commencement of the program. SCHC will check validity of documents produced by the candidates and verify the continued existence and extent of the disability.