Post Graduate Diploma or PG Diploma in Mass Communication is of recent origin. The education under it is not imparted at undergraduate level nor it’s a two years master course. It’s a diploma which one can pursue after finishing his/her bachelors education. He has to devote just one year after his graduation to gain access to different mediums (Print, radio, television and internet).
Graduate from any stream can pursue this course but at the end of the course, he would be conferred with a diploma and not a degree. The contents of this course are similar to the contents of Bachelors and Masters programs but are completed in a span of nine months. This course is also offered by various government universities and institutes.
Young Women Christian Association (YWCA), Young Men Christian Association (YMCA), Pioneer Media School and IIMC are some of the institutes of in Delhi that provide education at this level. PG Diploma courses in Mass Communication is fast overtaking ‘Masters in Mass Communication’. Even Distance education universities like Indira Gandhi National Open University ( IGNOU) is also offering one year diploma course in Mass Communication after graduation.
Age : A student should have completed 20 years at the time of joining the course. The upper limit is 25 years. But those who belong to SC/ST categories are given relaxation of 5 years. The SC/ST candidates can appear for the test even if they have attained the age of 30 years. Other Backward Castes candidates, however, are provided relaxation of 3 years.
Education Qualification : A student should possess bachelor’s degree after 10+2+3. The stream in which he/she has attained the degree doesn’t matter. Degree holders of any stream are welcome however the marks which he/she has obtained are of real significance. Most of the universities and institutes take only those students who have attained minimum 50 percent in bachelors’ degree. A student getting less than 50 percent is not allowed to take up the entrance test. Some universities demand at least 60 percent. The institutes/universities keep on changing their eligibility criteria from time to time. To keep oneself updated on it, the student must check the latest prospectus or information brochure of the university/institute.
Candidates who wish to pursue a PG diploma in mass communications must keep the following points in mind while preparing for the entrance exams.
Mostly PG diploma in mass communications top colleges accept the score of the entrance exam. The details regarding the entrance exams are tabulated below:
Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi
Manipal university, Manipal
Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET)
Symbiosis International University
Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test (IPU CET)
Indraprastha University, New Delhi
Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) Entrance Exam
Asian College of Journalism, Tamil Nadu
Xavier’s BMM/BA(JMC) entrance XIC OET 2022
St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
Film and Television Institute of India Joint Entrance Test (FTII JET)
Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata (WB)
Film and Television Institute of India, Pune (Maharashtra)
The course fee structure for PG diploma in mass communication courses in India can range anywhere from 25,000-1-25,000 per year. The average course fee for a PG diploma in mass communication will depend on the institutes and colleges.
Introduction to Communication
Introduction to Advertising
Media and Globalization
Principles of PR and Corporate Communication
Audio-visual communication: An Introduction to Media Communication
News Reporting for Different Mediums
Print, Online, and Social Media Marketing
Media Planning and Buying
Candidate can get various mass communication job opportunities that include:
Web content developer
Social Media Platforms
Tv Production studios
New channels and websites
PR and advertising Firms
Digital Content Firms
Post Graduate Diploma or PG Diploma in Mass Communication is a 1-2 year diploma course that is gaining popularity these days. The course is for a duration of 9 months excluding exams.