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With the growth and development of this informational era, Journalism and mass communication have become the most sought after career. For the young minds that have power to influence ideas or mirror the world through their writing, speech or photography –‘Journalism & Mass communication’ is the path toward bright future. Career in journalism and Mass Communication is full of lucrative options and challenges. Here are some of the best institutes of India surpassing in delivering education and producing future pioneers.

1. Indian Institute of mass and communication, Delhi

IIMC, established in 1965, is one of the finest colleges of mass communication in India. There are five campuses of IIMC located in Delhi, Orissa, Mizoram, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kerala. The faculty of IIMC consists of both academicians and practicing media professionals. The average salary package is 5-6 lakhs per annum. It offers various certificate programmes and regular post- graduate diploma programmes such as:

  • Radio & TV Journalism

  • Advertising and public relation

  • journalism (Hindi)

  • Journalism ( Odia)

  • Journalism ( English)

2. Xavier Institute of communication, Mumbai

The Xavier Institute of Communications (XIC) is a professional media center which offers a variety of services in training and production. The best of the best agencies come for the campus placement. College offers great assistance in the process preparation. Most student get offers in the companies they are interning with. Courses provided by XIC are:

  • Journalism And Mass Communication

  • Public Relations and Corporate Communications

  • Advertising and Marketing Communications

  • Film, Television and Digital Video production

  • Mass Communication(Marathi)

  • Advanced Integrated Communication Programme

  • Communication for development

3. Asian College of Journalism, Bangalore

ACJ was founded in 1994 in Bangalore and later it was shifted to Chennai. Asian College of Journalism is always counted in list of top mass communication and journalism colleges due to the quality of education and skill they provide to students.  ACJ offer a one-year postgraduate diploma with specialization in Television/print/ new media or radio under its 10-month programme.  Famous courses provided by them are:

  • Reporting, Writing and Editing

  • Tools of the Modern Journalist

  • Key Issues in Journalism

  • Media Perspective

  • Media, Law and Society

  • Covering Deprivation

4. Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication

SIMC located in Lavale (Pune) was established in 1990 . They intend to extend the scope of media training and journalism. SIMC offers two full-time postgraduate degree programmes in the areas of Mass communication (production of creative content), Brand communication and Media management (management of creative businesses). SIMC provide:

  • MBA in Brand Communication

  • MBA in Public Relation

  • MBA in Media Management

  • MMC in Journalism

  • MMC in Audio Visual

5. Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad

Established in 1991, MICA is a top rated institute with the perspective of both academics and infrastructure. MICA provides AICTE approved Post graduate diploma courses and even offer Fellow Programme in Management Communications. Companies from sectors of BFSI, Education, Travel &Transport, Telecom and Consulting ,Cognizant Interactive continued are the largest recruiter, followed by Google, Amazon, GroupM and others. . The average salary package was of 11.3 lakh.  Courses offered by MICA are as follow:

  • Fellow Programme In Management – Communications (FPM-C)

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Communications) – PGDM (C)

  • Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Crafting Creative Communications (CCC)

  • Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Advertising Management and Public Relations (online)

  • Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Market Research and Data Analytics (PGCPMRDA) – Online

  • Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Retail Management (PGCPRM) – Online

  • Certificate Programme in Digital Marketing – Online

6. Indian Institute of Journalism, Bangalore

IIJNM was established in 2001, with the goal to provide education with curriculum which is developed in association with Columbia university Graduate school of Journalism, New York. The curriculum includes both theory and practice to prepare students for media industry. Their graduates are now working in CNN, CNN-IBN, CNBC, Times Now, Rediff, Google, Reuters, Press Association-UK, major newspapers like Times of India, Indian Express and Economic Times, and many other leading media houses. Courses offered by IIJNM are:

  • Post graduate Diploma in Print Journalism

  • Post graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism

  • Post graduate Diploma in Online/Multimedia Journalism

7. Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, BHU

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of Banaras Hindu University was established in 1973. From years, DJMC is enhancing potential of students and making sure their expertise in the field of Journalism and Mass Communication. Their teaching methods involve field visits, projects, films and reporting by students on various topics. DJMC offer various programmes in area of Journalism and Mass Communication like:

  • Ph. D.

  • MA in Mass Communication

  • Masters in Corporate Communication Management

  • PG Diploma in’ Health Communication’ ,’Theater communication’, ‘Communication Skills’ and ’ Hindi Journalism’

8. Times School of Journalism, New Delhi

Times Group is India’s largest media house from 1838. With the objective of promoting excellence, it set up the Times Centre for Media Studies in Delhi in 1990. TSJ postgraduate diploma in Journalism(English) which is integrated programme covering Print, TV, New Media .Their students are placed in esteemed organizations like Times  of India ,Zoom, CNBC TV 18 , The Economic Times and various other leading companies.

9. AJ Kidwai Mass Communication Research Centre, Delhi

AJKMCRC was founded in 1982 and has proved to be one of the institutes that provide quality education in the area of Mass communication. The college give brilliant graduates every year who outshine among other. It also offers a Ph. D in various disciplines of Mass Communication. AJKMCRC offers the following courses:

  •  Ph.D.

  • M.A in Mass Communication

  • M.A in Convergent Journalism

  • M.S in Development Communication

  • S in Visual Effects and Animation

  • G Diploma in Broadcast Technology

  • G Diploma in Still Photography and Visual Communication

  • G Diploma in Acting

10. Bharati Vidya Bhavan’s Sardar Patel College of Communication and Management, Delhi

Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan’s Sardar Patel College of Communication and Management is tracing its roots from the year 1967. The college was set up with the objective of providing professional studies at the Post-Graduate level in the field of communication and management thus training young mind as professionals. The college have a list of excellent students who are doing remarkable work in their respective fields. The various courses offered by Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan’s Sardar Patel College of Communication and Management are:

  • Hindi Journalism

  • English Journalism

  • Public Relations

  • Marketing and Advertising

  • Industrial Relations and Personnel Management

By- Anushikha Chaudhary



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