M.Sc. Media and Communication Studies

Course Overview


Under the ambit of Communication Studies, Media Research includes the study of the theories and critical methods necessary to conduct media research. Students go on to pursue research in several fields such audience reception of the media, analysis of media content advertising and corporate communications among others. Potential employers include research agencies, Advertising and Media planners, Instructional designers and Content developers.


This specialization of Video Production focuses on intensive hands-on training in Video production, including direction, research, scripting, editing, camera work and sound production. The students of this course will be equipped to work in the areas of film and television production and independent media houses. Potential employers include filmmakers, television production houses, Non-Governmental Organizations, Educational and research institutions.


The admissions is to be completed online at - http://campus.unipune.ac.in/ by 18th June 2018

The hard copy of application form along with required documents have to be sent by post/courier or hand over in person at the office by 20th June 2018. Please refer to required documents & important dates section at:http://campus.unipune.ac.in/Pre_Admission_Process/Notifications/Media_comm_studies_2018_2019.pdf


The examination is on 23rd June 2018.

The venue will be Department of Media and Communication Studies.


Year 2017

Year 2016


Students who have earned a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline (Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering, Medicine, Law etc.) from a recognized university are eligible to apply. Students who have appeared for their final year degree examination but awaiting the results can also apply.

Admission Process

Admission to Masters' programme is given on the basis of an entrance examination. This exam is generally conducted in the month of June and the notification for the same is announced in the local/national newspapers and on the website around April /May. DMCS admits 47 students per year. University rules and regulation about reservations and various quotas are followed while admitting these 47 students. Besides these, DMCS also admits 7 students under NRI/PIO category and 6 students under the ‘foreign students category’. The admissions under NRI/ PIO and Foreign categories are channelized through International Students Center (ISC), Savitribai Phule Pune University.

Instructions for selected candidates:

  • Admission letters to be collected from the department office, starting from 29th June 2018, 4PM onwards
  • Verification of certificates for reserved category will be done at department on 2nd July 2018 from 10.30AM
  • Further, the admission process has to be done online at http://campus.unipune.ac.in under 'Tuition Fees' for following -
    - Hostel application form
    - Challan for payment of fees towards Bank of Maharashtra, HDFC Bank or online payment
  • The fees are to be paid by 9th July 2018, and the course starts from 10th July 2018
  • Waitlisted candidates will be contacted by the department office when vacancy appears in respective lists


Fee Structure

Maharashtra Students


Reservation (SC/ST) Students


Out of Maharashtra Students


SAARC Countries Students


Foreign/ PIO Quota


(Fees is charged according to University rules. The fee structure given above is subject to change.)

How to Apply

The application form and procedure will be available at the DMCS website once the notification is out.