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I want to make my career in Journalism and Mass Communication. May I know the top colleges to pursue the courses in Journalism and Mass Communication?

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Avadhut Desai
Avadhut Desai
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It is one of the good queries. Nowadays Mass-communication has emerged as an inalienable part of the world affairs for the very importance of Mass-communication in the development of the society and the world at large thereby. The rise and spread of Information Technology (IT) along with the concept of Free Trade and Global Village, the world seems to get closer thanks to the development of the Media and mass communication technology. The awareness and curiosity of the people make it obvious the mobilization of information and the exchange of ideas between groups of people located in distance places.


We all know that how media has been critical since years in socio-economic development of the country and that’s why the field has attracted may aspirants and intellectuals towards mass-media institutions as they aspire to revolutionize the society to a new level synthesizing class, religion, culture, language, and regional identities and to help create the better interconnected good society. Media helps individuals and groups thrive in diverse situations as they can take informed decisions knowing what is happening around them. This is the reason the courses in Media and Mass-communication has got currency. Let us have a look at the top colleges in India providing mass communication courses.

1. Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi

Established in 1965 by Govt. of India, and accordingly expanded with the addition of five regional centers, the IIMC, New Delhi, is the premier and leading national institute with the world-class faculty and world-class learning environment. The IIMC has proved its expertise and it is seen as the honorable alumni of the institute are making their mark in field remarkably. The Institute based in New Delhi has expertise in Education, Trainnig and Research in the field of Media and Mass-communication.


Courses Available:

  • Post-graduate Diploma Courses: Radio & TV Journalism, Advertising & Public Relations, Journalism (Hindi), Journalism (Odia), Journalism (English)
  • Diploma Course in Development journalism
  • Diploma Course in Urdu journalism
  • Courses for Indian Information service
  • Seminars/workshop on related subjects in the field


2. Xavier Institute of Communication (XIC), Mumbai

Started by Catholic Bishop’s Conference of India in 1969, the XIC has bagged many national awards for its consistency in imparting quality education in Media and Mass-communication field. The XIC, located in Mumbai made its imprint through its successful alumni who are shouldering strategic and important positions in the field. The institute provides diploma and certificate courses in training and production.


Courses Available:

Diploma Courses:

  • Advanced Integrated Communication Programme (For Working Professional)
  • Communication for Development
  • Journalism and Mass-communication
  • Public Relations and Corporate Communications
  • Advertising and Marketing Communications
  • Film, Television and Digital Video Production
  • Mass Communication Marathi

Certificate Courses:


3. Asian College of Journalism (ACJ), Chennai

Based in Chennai, the Asian College of Journalism is producing one of the best minds in media industry. The ACJ feels being a developing country, India needs to be adapted to the world class journalism practices so as to keep pace with the developed countries in socio-economic development. Joining ACJ will be a wise decision for you.

Core Courses:

  • Reporting, Writing & Editing
  • Tools of the Modern Journalist
  • Key Issues in Journalism
  • Media Perspectives
  • The Media, Law and Society
  • Covering Deprivation

Elective Courses

BBC Courses

  • Investigative report
  • Post Graduate Diplomas
  • MA Journalism from Cardiff University                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

4. Anwar Jamal Kidwai Mass Communication Research Centre (AJK MCRC), New Delhi

The Mass communication and Research Centre of the Jamia Millia Islamia University, established by the former vice chancellor A J Kidwai in 1982, boasts of many famous alumni including Kiran Rao, Barakha Dutt, Kabir Khan and many more. The MCRC has been founded in collaboration with York University, Toronto and the Canadian International Development Aid Agency (CIDA). The institute is one of the finest institutes for Mass-communication career courses in the country.

Courses Available:

Doctoral Programmes

Ph.D. (Mass Communication)

Masters Programmes

  • M.A. (Mass Communication)
  • M.A. (Visual Effect and Animation) (Self-financed)
  • M.A. (Convergent Journalism) (Self-financed)
  • M.Sc. (Mathematics Education) under Meta University program
  • M.A. (Development Communication) (Self-financed) 

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes

PG Diploma in Acting (Self-financed)

PG Diploma in Broadcast Technology (Self-financed)

PG Diploma in Still Photography & Visual Communication (Self-financed)


5. Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC), Pune

One of the top institutions in India, the SIMC is imparting world class education in Mass-communication filed at its Pune-based international campus. The SIMC has lived up to the vision set by SIU (Symbiosis International University), and the vision is “Promoting International Understanding through Quality Education”. 

Courses Available:

  • MA (Mass communication)
  • MBA (Communication Management)


6. Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media, Bangalore (IIJNM)

The IIJNM is a Bangalore based Media and Mass Communication Institute offering quality education in the field. The institute has set the mission to educate students in various practical skills and concepts which include collecting, editing and presentation of the Information and to prepare the students to go higher in their career paths.

Courses Available:

  • Post-graduate diploma (PGD) in print, broadcast or multimedia
  • Diploma in print, broadcast or multimedia.


7. Department of Communication, Madras Christian College (MCC), Chennai

The Department of Communication of the MCC is one of the reputed places to learn media courses for better future in the media industry. You will be able to get the personalized experience of theory plus practice which will help you after you get into your career. some of the specialized subjects are as following, Event Management, Public Relations and Corporate Communication, Advertising- aspects and aesthetics, Media Management, Ad Photography, Online Journalism, Documentary Filmmaking, Film Studies, etc.

Courses Available:

  • MA in Communications


8. Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune

The FTII is an autonomous institute under the ministry of information and broadcasting, govt. of India. Established at the premises of erstwhile Prabhat Studio in Pune, it has long legacy and contribution to the Indian cinema. The FTII is now considered as Centre of Excellence across the world for its expertise and legacy in the field. Many honorable film personalities have led the institution. 

Courses Available:

  • Three Year Post Graduate Diploma in Direction & Screenplay Writing
  • Three Year Post Graduate Diploma in Cinematography
  • Three Year Post Graduate Diploma in Sound Recording and Sound Design
  • Three Year Post Graduate Diploma in Editing
  • Two Year Post Graduate Diploma in Acting
  • Three Year Post Graduate Diploma in Art Direction and Production Design
  • One Year Post Graduate Diploma in Feature Film Screenplay Writing
  • One Year Post Graduate Certificate Course in TV Direction
  • One Year Post Graduate Certificate Course in Electronic Cinematography
  • One Year Post Graduate Certificate Course in Video Editing
  • One Year Post Graduate Certificate Course in Sound Recording and TV Engineering


9. Department Of Communication and Journalism, Pune University

Pune University now Savitribai Phule Pune University, one of the leading and reputed university in India constantly contributing to the India’s top intellectual minds since its inception. The department of communication and Journalism of the Pune University also has a great reputation for its expertise in Journalism and Mass-communication. You would find finest learning environment which you would really like to learn at. 

Courses Available:

  • Master of Journalism and Mass Communication (MJMC).
  • Diploma in Mass Media (Post graduate, part-time Diploma course).
  • Vruttapatravidya Padawika (Marathi Medium Course)
  • Ph.D. (by research)


10.  School of Communication (SOC), Manipal University, Karnataka

School of Communication of The Manipal University Karnataka is one of the top-ranked premier institutions in India in Mass-communication studies. The Manipal University boasts of many high profile alumni in India and abroad. It has international collaborations with foreign reputed universities in Germany, Australia, France, Denmark, etc. Overall the SOC of Manipal University can be a right choice for career aspirants in the field of Media and Mass-communication. 

Courses Available:

Dear Aspirants, we enlisted some of the top institutions in Mass-communication in India. The CareerGuide will help you choose the right institutes and guide you in every other aspect regarding admission and preparation for entrance exam. Just speak to our Professional Experts and get you guided for desired career field. Hope you would find this helpful!

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