The word 'Symbiosis' is a biological term to describe a mutually beneficial co-existence of two living organisms. To those who know Symbiosis, and its founder Dr Shantaram Balwant Mujumdar, it is not surprising that he chose this word. Dr Mujumdar was a professor of botany in the well known Fergusson College in Pune, in 1971, when an extraordinary incidence inspired him to start an International Cultural and Educational Centre. He named it Symbiosis. It was to be a home away from home for the international students who came to study in India. Symbiosis is a unique space where foreign students can exist in harmony with Indian students.
SIMC's mission is to serve the multi-faceted needs of the media and communications industry in particular, and society in general, through education, training, research and advocacy. We seek to develop competent, responsible and innovative professionals in the practice, development and management of media and communication. We offer Masters in Journalism and Audio-visual Communication and Management degrees in Advertising and Public Relations. Our alumni are now in well-placed positions across various media.
We have now moved to a spacious new campus amidst nature at Lavale, a fully residential campus with the best studio facilities, and an area that spreads over 300 acres. Many other Symbiosis Post-graduate institutes share this massive space. Aptly named Symbiosis Knowledge Village, this campus aims to be the seat of post-graduate educ