Symbiosis Faculty of Media and Communication fosters the highest standard of training and inquiry into the multi-faceted needs of the media and communications industry. Our strong academic programmes are driven by rigour, scholarship and a healthy integration of theory and practice that translate abstract ideas into tangible forms.


Prof. Ruchi Jaggi


Dr Ruchi Kher Jaggi is a PhD in Media Studies from the University of Pune. She has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses for more than 13 years now. Her areas of specialization are Culture Studies, Communication Theories and Qualitative Research Methodology.

Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune

Ruchi Jaggi

Director  Prof. Ruchi Jaggi  

Dr. Ruchi Kher Jaggi is a PhD in Media Studies from the University of Pune. She has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses for about 13 years now. Her areas of specialization are Culture Studies, Communication Theories and Qualitative Research Methodology. Her research interests include media representations, popular culture analysis, gender studies, television studies, and emerging discourses of identity on new media. She has authored text books, several book chapters and has published her research work extensively in national and international journals. She is a member of several international consortia on media and communication research as well as is on the editorial boards of reputed journals and conferences.

Institute Overview

We are the premier pure-play Media & Communication School nurturing and developing future leaders in the

- creative content generation (MMC) and
- managing creative businesses- MBA(CM).

We bridge the traditional and the contemporary; with our feet on the ground and fingers on the pulse. That is why our curriculum has both research and digital tracks built into it.

We have carefully built an ecosystem that allows for contrasting opinions, methods and processes to co-exist and deliver. Co-locating instruction, exploration, process and instinct, we believe, is a good mix for academic progress.

We are also the largest Post graduate institute in the Media and communication space. Each one of our specialization areas is either ranked 1 or 2 as per published rankings.

Symbiosis School of Media & Communication, Bengaluru

Dr N Thilaka

Officiating Director Dr. N. Thilaka 

Dr. N. Thilaka holds a doctorate in Journalism and Mass Communication. She has almost 16 years of academic experience, teaching at the postgraduate and undergraduate levels and actively participating in research in communication and media studies.

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Institute Overview

Symbiosis School of Media & Communication, Bengaluru, SSMC-B, has carved a niche in Media and Communication through its MBA program in Communication Management. It has been deemed as the Centre of Excellence in Advertising & Public Relations.

At SSMC-B, learning is a participative and interactive activity. The Curriculum is contemporary, fluid, dynamic and totally industry driven. The state of the art, expansive, inviting ambience of SSMC-B has all the facilities that a top- notch Media and Communication Professional Institute needs. SSMC-B aims to serve the multi-faceted needs of the Media and Communication industry in particular, and the society in general, through education, training, research and advocacy. It seeks to develop competent, responsible and innovative professionals in the practice, development and management of Media and Communication. The academic program is holistic - involving group discussions, case studies, seminars and workshops, live projects, NGO Internships, besides summer and winter Internships. Equal emphasis is laid upon curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.


Institute Overview

Ranked as India's Best Mass Communication College by the annual surveys conducted by India Today & Nielsen Company in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017. In 2012, it was ranked as India’s Second Best Mass Communication College. Symbiosis Center 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.

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. The potential to transform society by challenging and changing the norms constantly, by resorting to the voice that is present within us, to express what is felt and it is this active expression which makes us human.

At SCMC, we cohere ideas together and give it powerful voice and a shape. This crystal ball of consciousness has the ability to not only see but also bring a positive change in the future through its continuous evolution. Armed with the technology and brewing creativity of relentless contemplation, we pride ourselves to be the leader in media education. Thus, striving to transcend the apogee reached by us every step of the way.

Through our programme, Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication), we offer a comprehensive experience through traditional academic learning & research with cyber & experiential learning.

 Dr. Sreeram Gopalkrishnan

Director  Dr. Sreeram Gopalkrishnan

Dr. Sreeram Gopalkrishnan has a PhD in Mass Communications, MS in Communications, MBA from NMIMS and has attended Executive Programmes at the IndianOil Institute of Petroleum Management and Mudra Institute of Communications & Advertising(MICA). He has a UGC NET lectureship in Communications and published research papers in leading peer-reviewed and Scopus indexed research journals.

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Symbiosis School of Photography, Pune

Dr. Gagan Prakash

Director  Dr. Gagan Prakash

Dr. Gagan Prakash, an academician, and a photographer has a Ph.D. in visual media ethics from Symbiosis International (Deemed) University. He has 10 years of teaching experience in the areas of Photography, Cinematography and Visual Communication. He has also worked as a photojournalist and a documentary film-maker.

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Institute Overview

Photography is likened to a multi-disciplinary skill. One that calls upon the practitioner to exercise creativity, science and art. And for this art form to flourish, it needs to be taught in a conducive environment and by a faculty worthy of their repute.

Hence under the auspices of Symbiosis International (Deemed University), a first-of-its-kind venture has taken shape; the Symbiosis School of Photography. A venture as unique as it is bold, the Symbiosis School of Photography was formed with the intent to cultivate talent in this art form and to infuse passion for photography.

The Symbiosis School of Photography offers its students a 3 year Degree programme Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts and Photography). The course is designed with a holistic approach instead of just technical skills.

Situated at the picturesque Lavle hilltop campus in Pune, overlooking a sensational valley, with a spacious indoor studio equipped with advanced equipment, library and a digital post production lab.

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