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 2017.
  • Register for SNAP 2017 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 2017 exam is compulsory for seeking admission to SSMC-Bengaluru’s MBA(CM) Programme.
  • Only those candidates who have registered and paid for ‘SNAP 2017’ 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.
  • For queries related to admissions, Please join SSMC-Bengaluru’s Aspirants Facebook Page.
Four components are involved in the process. A non-gated personality assessment test, Group Exercise, Written ability Test and Personal Interaction.

  • Group Exercise will include activities to asses aspirants in areas like Innovation and creativity in problem solving, Team skills, Time Management etc.
  • Written Ability Test will include questions to assess the creative analytical skills of the person.
  • 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 & Programme Registrations Begins August 10, 2017, Thursday
Last Date to Apply for SNAP November 27, 2017, Monday
Last Date to Pay for SNAP November 27, 2017, Monday
SNAP Test December 17, 2017, Sunday
SNAP Results December 28, 2017, Thursday
Online Registration Closes for SSMC- Bengaluru * January 08, 2018, Monday
Last Date of Payment of Registration Fees for SSMC-B * January 10 2018, Wednesday
Announcement of Shortlist for Group Exercise and Personal Interaction * January 15, 2018, Monday
Group Exercise, Personal Interaction & WAT as follows: *
At Pune Campus * 2, 3, 4, 5 February 2018
At Bengaluru Campus * 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 February 2018
Announcement of First Merit List * March 01, 2018, Thursday
Last Date for Payment of Fees for candidates in the First Merit List * March 17, 2018, Saturday
Programme Commencement June 7, 2018, Thursday
*All the above said dates are Subject to revision

Fee Structure

Fees for the MBA – Communication Management at Symbiosis School of Media and Communication, Bengaluru as applicable for Academic year 2018-2019 is as under:

Particulars Year 1 Year 2
1st Installment
Amount in INR
2nd Installment
Amount in INR
3rd Installment
Amount in INR
4th Installment
Amount in INR
Acedemic Fees 2,30,000.00 2,30,000.00 2,30,000.00 2,30,000.00
Institute Deposit (Refundable) 35,000.00
Hostel Deposit (Refundable) 15,000.00
Hostel Fees (Per Annum) 47,250.00 47,250.00 47,250.00 47,250.00
Mess Fees (Per Annum) 28,750.00 28,750.00 28,750.00 28,750.00
Total Fees 3,56,000.00 3,06,000.00 3,06,000.00 3,06,000.00
Last Date/Due Date for Payment of Fees At the time of Admission 30th Nov 2018 31st July 2019 30th Nov 2019

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%
  2. 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.