B.A. Photography

The mission of the B.A- Photography study program is to prepare students for careers in the field of professional photography through a philosophy of “learning by doing.”  The cross-platform philosophy combined with the experiential learning provided by professional photographers/ instructors provides a unique and innovative technical education that develops graduates creative style and unique visual problem-solving skills.

The learning-by-doing principle has been advocated widely and in many forms.The three-year program is an intensive, hands-on program designed to train aspiring professional photographers in the art, craft, and business of contemporary image making. Encompassing state of the art digital technology, the moving image as a natural extension and 21st-century convergence of photographic and cinematic technologies and aesthetics, while being firmly grounded in the history and photo chemical processes of the medium, students graduate with a comprehensive set of skills tailored towards making them fiercely competitive in today’s marketplace.

Academic Highlights

      • The mission of the program is to prepare students for careers in the field of professional photography through a philosophy of learning by doing

      • The cross-platform philosophy combined with the experiential learning provided by professional photographers/ instructors provides a unique and innovative technical education that develops graduates with a creative style and unique visual problem-solving skills.

      • The course provides exhaustive knowledge and training in order to foster skilled professional photographers. The extensive course shall allow students to explore and embrace photography to its pinnacle.

      • Across nine trimesters, students are immersed in all aspects of Photography study, representing a progression of knowledge that provides them with scholastically rigorous and creatively challenging courses.

      • In addition to the academic growth of students, the programme aims at their holistic development through the value-based education system of MIT World Peace University.


Our prescribed Nine-Trimester Photography curriculum serves to address the following core competencies:

      • Comprehensive knowledge and proficiency with lighting tools, digital camera systems, digital output systems and the video controls on DSLRs

      • Understanding of the characteristics of available and artificial light and applying this to images

      • Proficiency in the use of Lightroom as an organizational tool, Photoshop as a non-destructive editing tool and other image editing and designing softwares.

      • Applied understanding of the visual language and aesthetic theories of photography and incorporate these in creative work.

      • Working knowledge of industry standard, marketing and business practices.

      • Knowledge of the history of photography, aesthetics and technology.

      • Ability to produce photographic work that is consistent with high professional standards.

Programme Structure


B.A. Photography is a three years full time undergraduate programme of Trimester Pattern with Credit System with specialization in one of the following subjects-

    • Fashion & Portrait Photography

    • Advertising & Commercial Photography

    • Nature & Wildlife Photography

    • Photojournalism & Documentary Photography

    • Image Post Processing & Designing

    • Fine Art Photography

Program Structure


Fundamentals of Photography – 1 Fundamentals of Photography – 3 Outdoor Photography – 1
Fundamentals of Photography – 2 Fundamentals of Photography – 4 Introduction to Studio Photography
IT Literacy Post Processing – 1 Post Processing – 2
English Art & Photography Appreciation WPC – 2
Open Elective – German / French Open Elective – German / French Open Online Course (MOOC)
WPC – 1 Rural Immersion



Outdoor Photography – 2 Studio Photography – 3 Photojournalism & Documentary Photography
Studio Photography – 1 Studio Photography – 4
Studio Photography – 2 Post Processing – 4 Post Processing – 5
Post Processing – 3 WPC – 3 Open Elective – Media Economics / Digital Marketing
Fundamentals of Mass communication
Open Online Course (MOOC)
National Tour / Industry Visit
National Tour / Industry Visit



Videography – 1 Specialization – 1 Specialization – 2
Videography – 2 AV film project Dissertation
Video Editing WPC – 5 IPR
Film Appreciation WPC – 6
WPC – 4 Exhibition
Summer Internship




Diploma in Photography

“Diploma in Photography” is a one-year part-time course that comprises of everything from Basic to Advance photographic studies.
The course ensures to build a strong technical and aesthetical base. We believe that scientific foundation of photographic art is essential to enable students to efficiently apply technical knowledge to his/her creativity. We aim to groom our students to become technically and aesthetically sound photographers, who can cater to the various photography genres.

Academic Highlights

Students get to learn about various genres ranging from Advertising, Fashion and Wildlife to Medical photography and much more. In order to provide deep knowledge, special workshops and guest lectures are organized for every genre. We thrive to provide students with maximum practical guidance by arranging demonstrations both in the studio and outdoors.

Study Tour (Optional)

Every year we organize a study tour with the aim to let our students explore their photography skills in a new place away from the comfort of the college campus and their city. The destinations that we choose for study tour provide abundant opportunities to capture street life, architecture, portraits, landscapes, wildlife etc. The study tour has proved to be extremely beneficial for students and has bought out the best in them.

Co-Curricular activities

Click Foto Fest is an integral part of MITSOP’s co-curricular activities. Click is an exhibition of student’s work from that particular academic year. The students organize this event with able guidance from the staff and management. It is a great platform for our students to showcase their talent in front of the who’s who from the industry.

Assessment Scheme and Examination

  • Class Continuous Assessment (Internal) – 60 Marks (Theory and Practical)

  • MIT-WPU Examination (External) – 40 Marks (Theory or Practical)

  • Internal and External examinations will be conducted for each trimester.

  • The student must clear all subjects with min 40% marks to become eligible for the Diploma certificate.

  • MIT-WPU Examination (External) – 40 Marks (Theory or Practical)

  • Internal and External examinations will be conducted for each trimester.

  • The student must clear all subjects with min 40% marks to become eligible for the Diploma certificate.

Rev. Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad
Founder, Executive President & Managing Trustee
MAEER’s MIT, Pune, India.
Welcome to MIT-WPU School of Photography, Pune, India. MIT-WPU School of Photography comes under the umbrella of MIT group of Institutes, one of the most renowned and respected groups of educational institutes in the country. Founded in 1983, MIT group of institutes imparts value-based education to over 60,000 students spread over institutions specializing in multiple academic disciplines located at various cities and towns of Maharashtra. The MIT group has always adopted a proactive approach in providing new avenues of education available to the students that will enable them to enhance their career prospects. The field of photography is undergoing a revolution of sorts in terms of quantity and quality. The institute will train students to adhere to the noble values of photography for a positive outcome within the society. Media can be a double-edged sword, which can be used for constructive or destructive purposes. We are sure that the students of MIT-WPU School of Photography will seek only the right and reinstate the profession to the glorious principles for which it was intended.

Dr. Suresh Ghaisas
Vice-President and Founder Member
MAEER’s MIT, Pune, India.
I am glad to announce the establishment of MIT School of Photography and commencement of its academic activities under the aegis of globally renowned MAEER’s MIT Group of Institutions, Pune, India. The field of Photography & Fine Arts has vast scope for youth to pursue the same as a profession as it provides avenues for lucrative employment. The school of photography would facilitate learning of various branches of photography such as product photography, medical photography, fashion photography etc. Thus, this course has manifold advantages and I am sure, prospective students will avail the facility fully. Qualitative Education is a synonymous to MAEER’s Group of Educational Institutions in India & Abroad. I wish the School Management and its Teaching Staff a grand success. Trust this school will bring glory & fame.

Mr. Rahul V. Karad
Executive President,
MIT-World Peace University, Pune
I am delighted to welcome the aspiring students of Higher Education on a vibrant journey of learning at MIT-World Peace University (MIT-WPU), which is the Flagship University of MIT Group of Institutions. You will surely attach a sense of pride with this very precinct that boasts of its legacy of four decades which has produced many brilliant and gifted minds over the years. We have always been uniquely committed to providing the young minds not just the necessary means and knowledge to excel in their professional lives, but also teaching the values that are vital to mould them as complete human beings. We value the faith bestowed in us by students and parents over the years, which empowers us to deliver on Continuously Updated Education across disciplines. I invite you to join hands with us to synergize our efforts for developing the young minds as global citizens by keeping the development of our society and nation at the core of their hearts.

Dr. Virendra Ghaisas
Executive Director,
MIT School of Photography, Pune
On behalf of management and faculty of MIT School of Photography, I would like to assure each one of you that with our enthusiastic and highly efficient team of In-House and Guest faculty, we shall provide you with best of education and training to cope with the challenges of professional photography career. The infrastructure at MIT-SOP is designed to provide quality education to students, which will help them to build a career in the highly competitive photography industry.

Meet the Principal

Ms. Ashwini Abhyankar-Ghaisas
Principal, MIT School of Photography, Pune

“ When you choose your passion to be your profession, work becomes a way of life! ”
Ms. Ashwini Ghaisas is portrait photographer and leading short film maker. She holds a postgraduate degree in Fine arts (painting) and a diploma in photography. She is a trained film maker from the New York Film Academy, New York. As a director, her short films have won many accolades at International and national level film festivals. These include MIFF, JIFF, etc. Her specialty in portrait photography has resulted in completing several portfolio assignments including those of some of renowned personalities. She was awarded ‘Pu La Deshpande Smruti Puraskar’ for her achievements as young photographer. She has worked not only as a creative artist behind the camera but also in front of the camera as TV serial and film artiste, stage artiste, etc. She also has teaching experience in the field of photography. Costume designing and make-up artistry too have utmost contribution in her multifaceted career.It is her extensive experience in teaching photography that has lead in the formation of the strong foundation of the institute.

MIT-WPU School of Photography

MIT-WPU School of Photography is dedicated to providing quality education in photography. MIT-WPU SOP was started with the sole aim of reaching out to large number of aspirants who wish to pursue photography as a career or a hobby.

MIT-WPU-SOP provides a platform for photographers to give expression to their originality and create powerful visual communications. Photography is one of those rare activities that present a wonderful combination of technology and aesthetics. It is our endeavour to facilitate excellence through integrity and ethics.

MIT-WPU SOP offers courses that cater to all age groups. Our courses have been carefully crafted to satisfy the urge for photographic knowledge of school going students as well as grown up professionals. Weare lucky to have veteran photographers as student mentors and teaching faculty. Through them, we wish to transpire quality photographic knowledge and exposure to the students.

We believe, with the best of teaching instructors, computer labs, studios and other facilities, the institute has established itself as an anchor to many quality photographers.

Programme Highlights

As a student of Photography at MIT-WPU School of photography, you will be at one of India’s best Campuses conducive to creative learning and under the tutelage of experts from the field-

    • Our programs offer Basic To Advance Studies in photography.

    • Study Tour& Photography Expedition.

    • Special Workshops for Different Genres of Photography.

    • Outdoor And Indoor Practical’s, Presentations and Demonstrations alongside classroom Lectures.

    • Co-curricular activities & Click Foto-Fest Exhibition.

    • Examinations & Submissions.


Pursuing UG/PG Programmes in Liberal Arts, Science and Commerce from MIT World Peace University delivers a uniquely designed experience of best-in-class resources that are in conformance to futuristic Industry requirements, giving you an edge over your peers. Few of these are highlighted below-

    • Flexible Academic Credit System (ACS)

    • Continuous Updated Education (CUEd)

    • Team Teaching by Faculty in classroom

    • Digital Edge classroom teaching

    • Rural Immersion Programme

    • National Study Tour

    • Peace Programmes for holistic development

    • Promote Sports Culture for Peace

    • Rural Immersion Programme

    • National Study Tour

    • Peace Programmes for holistic development

    • Promote Sports Culture for Peace

    • Alumni Connect for hand holding support

    • de Entrepreneurship Skills

    • Social Mission – inculcate Social Responsibility for sustainable development goals

    • Life @ campus beyond education

Eligibility / Selection Criteria

B.A. Photography

    • H.S.C. (10+2) with min 50% marks and English as a compulsory subject. (12th Appearing candidates can also apply).

 Diploma in Photography

    • S.S.C (10th) with min 50% marks and English as a compulsory subject. (10th Appearing candidates can also apply).

Admission Process

    • Admissions for both the courses will be enrolled through Personal Interview to be conducted at MIT-WPU School of Photography Campus, Pune.

    • Students who are appearing for 10th/ 12th can apply and avail for provisional admission.

    • Personal Interview schedule shall be conveyed to the applicant through a separate email after successful submission of form and receipt of payment.

    • Merit score shall be calculated as- 50% -10th/ 12th marks + 50% – performance in personal interview.

    • 1st Merit list for admissions shall be declared in last week of May.

    • Please note that admissions are strictly based on Merit only.

Department Infrastructure

At MIT-WPU SOP we believe in providing our students with a perfect canvas to create their masterpieces, thus we have intricately designed 3 studios for our students to explore their creative potential unhindered and to their highest ability.

    • Master Studio – Our Master studio is a spread across a huge 24ft X 60ft. This spacious studio is designed to accommodate 2 elaborate and 2-3 small setups at the same time. This studio is perfect for students opting for customized sets designed for their shoots.

    • Professional Studios – Along with the master studio, we have two more studios of 16ft X 30ft. These studios too are perfect for any professional shoot.We always strive to provide our students with the best of infrastructure. Thus, our studios are fully equipped with latest lighting equipment used by professionals in the industry.

    • Computer Lab – MIT-WPU School of Photography has fully air conditioned computer lab with latest software for post processing.

    • Library – An excellent library that hasa large collection of technical and non-technical books, which cover relevant aspects of photography is constantly updated. The library also subscribes to a wide assortment of national and international newspapers, magazines and journals that are available for ready reference by Faculty and Students.


For Admission 2020-21

MIT-World peace University

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Pune, Maharashtra 411038

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