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What are the top 10 colleges for journalism and mass communication?

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There was a time when media was quite limited to Doordarshan. Media is not so much expanded as in today's scenario. The rise of new media channels each year and cut-throat competition among them make it a herculean task for getting established and come up with a brand name. The usage of latest technology and change in day to day trends come up with a high rise in demand of Mass communication and Journalism.

The breaking news, talent shows, daily soaps, cookery shows etc has become an integral part of media and communication. Even the use of smart phones and the internet bring a rise in social media services for latest articles, blogs, websites and live channels. All this requires special skills and training for entering into the vast field of a media industry.

Study of Mass Communication fulfills all the demands of media services by offering various graduate, post-graduate or doctoral courses related to this field. Short-term certificate courses are also a good option for being specialized in various fields such as writing, printing, photography, presentations, radio jockey, news reader and more.

Gen-X and Gen-Y are coming forward to have an exposure with their creativity and to get paid for their talent. Those who have the ability to face challenges and are good in communication can choose their career in Mass communication and Journalism. Here, we are going to list top 10 institutes which offer various courses in Mass Communication.

SIMS, Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune

SIMS, established in 1990, is a part of symbiosis society. It ranked 2nd best mass communication institute by outlook. Symbiosis has a wide network of 46 academic institutions providing quality learning for over 40 years. Approx 27000 students enrol with SIMS campus in India and abroad. Various big names of media industry such as Hindustan times, CNN-IBN, Amazon, Zee and many others hire students from SIMS for future job placements.


  • MA (Masters in Mass Communication) in Journalism and audio/Visual.
  • MBA in Communication Management.


IIMC, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi

IIMC was inaugurated in 1965 by late Smt Indira Gandhi. The aim of this institute is to provide global learning, teaching, and research in Mass Communication. Its specialized courses help young students to get an expertise in today's competitive professional world.

Courses:     IIMC offers various diploma, short-term and postgraduate courses in the following fields:

  • Postgraduate diploma (1-year program) in Radio and TV Journalism, Advertising, and Public Relations, Journalism in English, Hindi, Odia and Urdu.
  • Diploma Course in Development Journalism (4 months duration, held twice from Jan to Apr and Aug to Dec every year.)
  • Courses for Indian Information Services (2-year training program)


Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai

XIC, established in 1969, is well known for its unique, specialized and real-time media courses provided to the students for their overall development and future prospects. This university is one of the top rankers offering quality learning in mass communication.

Courses:  Diploma courses are also offered by the institute in the following areas:

  • Advanced Integrated Communication programmes
  • Communication for Development
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Public Relations and Corporate Communication
  • Advertising and Marketing Communications
  • Mass Communication Marathi
  • Film, Television and digital video production


Amity School Of Communication, Noida

Amity School of Communication (ASC), established in 1999, is a part of Amity University. The objective of this school is to inculcate modernity with traditions. More than 1500 students enrolled in Amity School of Communication. Its branches are located in Noida, Ranchi, Raipur, Gwalior, Lucknow, Jaipur, Gurgaon, and Mumbai. Various big brands hire the amity students directly for their channels such as 519 Studio, Aaj Tak, BAG Network, Zee News, Big FM, TOI, Bridal Asia, CNN-IBN and much more.


  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in Film and Television program, Journalism and Mass communication, Mass Communication-International.
  • Master's degree (M.A.) in Advertising and marketing Management, Film and TV production, Media Management, PR and Event management, Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Mass communication both full time or part time.


Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalore

IIJNM established in 2001, is well known for its postgraduate courses in journalism and media. Being the south Asia's leading institute, graduates from IIJNM are sought for the various posts of media and journalism directly. It's practical academic environment oversee entire development of students for their future job placements.


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


AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Since 1920,  Jamia Millia Islamia has become an integral part of media Industry. It's unique curriculum and research center offer cutting edge learning to their students. The aim of this institute was set by Dr. Zakir Hussain declaring it as a remarkable identity of its own.


  • A.(Hons.) Mass Media Hindi
  • PG Diploma in Urdu Mass Media
  • PG Diploma (Self-financed courses) in Acting, Broadcast Technology, Still Photography and visual Communication.
  • Masters in Mass communication, Visual effect, and animation, Convergent Journalism, Mathematics Education under Meta University Program, Development Communication.
  • Doctoral Degree in Mass Communication.



Manipal Institute of Communications, Manipal

Manipal university established School of communication in 1997. This school offers various courses related to journalism including print, radio, television and new media. All the curriculum is designed to provide world-class learning to their students for achieving all the demands of media industry of late.


  • Master in Film Art and Film Making
  • Master in Communication
  • Sc. In Animation
  • Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication.


Other top Institutes of Mass Communication:

  • Institute of Mass Communication Film and Television Studies (IMCFTS)
  • Anwar Jamal Kidwai Mass Communication Research Centre (AJK MCRC), New Delhi
  • Department of Communication and Journalism, Pune
  • Manorama School of Communication, Kerala
  • MICA, Ahmedabad
  • Department of Media Studies, Christ University, Bengaluru
  • Delhi College of Arts & Commerce, University of Delhi
  • Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi
  • KC College of Arts, Science and Commerce, University of Mumbai
  • Madras Christian College
  • Ramnarain Ruia College, University of Mumbai
  • SIES College of Arts, Science & Commerce, University of Mumbai
  • Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal
  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi
  • Asian College of Journalism, Chennai


Mass communication is such a wide field which offers numerous career options to students. Various fields such as cable casting, news casting, photography, writing, editing, publishing, copywriting, proofreading, reporting, advertising, FM Radio, news channels, animation, freelancers, magazines, newspapers, creative artists, media managers and many more are the best choice for the students as per their skills and interests.

Media is the field which has a high impact on everyone's life all over the world. Media has given a new definition to the today's global world. Being the part of this industry attracts youngsters towards a bright career option. Along with this mass communication is also the best fit for entrepreneurs and give wide scope for employment.

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