Mass Communication Courses In India - A Complete Guide

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This section deals with mass communication education in India, its scope and career prospects and list of various institutes offering mass communication courses.  The term Mass Communication, which was coined in 1920, is referred to the process of delivering and transferring of messages and news to a large group of people using different forms of media like newspapers, radio, internet and television.

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What is Mass Communication

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Mass Communication Courses

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Mass Communication Careers in India

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Mass Communication Colleges/Institutes in India

  • IIMC, Delh
  • Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai
  • Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune
  • MICA, Ahmedabad

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Eligibility Criteria of Mass Communication

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Scope in Mass Communication

What is Mass Communication?

Mass communication is the whole process of analyzing and providing messages to a larger audience via written and verbal media. It is a vast field that provides messages using several media that include print, digital media, social media, radio, internet, and television. The students, who want to pursue mass communication must have a degree in an equivalent field including a certificate, diploma, bachelor's, and master's in mass communication.

Mass Communication Courses


Mass Communication courses in India is taught in various colleges and universities. It is also known by various names like communication studies, media studies, communication science, communication arts and media science. While mass communication colleges in India  offer a 3 –year Bachelor’s and 2-year Master’s degree, many institutes offer diploma and certificate programs in specialized fields like journalism, event management, advertising and marketing, and public relations. These diploma and certificate courses can vary from 3-6 months or even a year. Mass Communication has become such a popular stream of education in India today that distance education courses in mass communication have also picked up in a big way. IGNOU is one of the leading distance education universities to offer courses in mass communication.

 

Mass Communication Careers in India


The study of mass communication encompasses the academic study of various means of communication. Specialized courses in mass communication offer students an in-depth knowledge and functioning of various media like television, radio and the internet. Successful completion of mass communication  courses open a plethora of opportunities for students in various fields of advertising, journalism, public relations, event management, broadcast journalism, internet and radio. mass communication and journalism shouldn't be confused as the same thing, mass communication is the exchange of information on a large scale to a large number of people while journalism is a part of mass communication that deals with news writing and reporting on newspaper, radio or television. Below is a list of mass communication careers that may be open to those with a degree in the field:

  • News Media Director
  • Journalist
  • Web Content Specialist and Web Producer
  • Public Relations Director
  • Marketing Director
  • Marketing Specialist

Read More: The list of Mass Communication Careers


Mass Communication Institutes in India


Mass Communication has become an important stream of study. Many institutes offering specialized courses in Mass Communication have come up.
Some of the top Mass Communication Institutes in India are:

  • IIMC Delhi
  • MICA Ahmedabad
  • Symbiosis Pune
  • Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai

IIMC, Delhi:

Indian Institute of Mass Communication was inaugurated by Indira Gandhi in 1965. IIMC offers the following courses that include:

  • Postgraduate diploma programs in radio and TV journalism
  • Postgraduate diploma programs in Urdu journalism
  • Postgraduate diploma programs in advertising and public relations
  • Postgraduate diploma programs in Hindi journalism, Odia journalism, English journalism.
  • Diploma course in development journalism.

Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai:

Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai offers the following courses that include:

  • PG Diploma in Advertising and Marketing Communication
  • PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • PG Diploma in Public Relations and Corporate Communication
  • PG Diploma in Film, Television, and Digital Video Production
  • Certificate in Announcing, Broadcasting, Compering, dubbing, and e-book narration
  • Certificate in Computer Graphics for Print Design
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Communication for Development
  • Advanced Integrated Communication Program

Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune:

Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication/ SIMC is deemed to be a university. Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication offers a Masters's Programme and an MBA Programme.

  • M.A. in Mass Communication (Journalism)
  • MBA in Communication Management
  • M.A. in Mass Communication (Audio Visual)

MICA, Ahmedabad:

MICA, Ahmedabad offers the following courses that include:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Communications (PGDM-C)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
  • Fellow Programme in Management - Communications (FPM-C)
  • Crafting Creative Communications (CCC)

Also Read: The list of top institutes in India



Eligibility Criteria of Mass Communication

Undergraduate or postgraduate mass communication fulfill the following eligibility criteria that include:

  • The candidate must have completed a 10+2 class from a recognized university.
  • The candidate must have completed a 10+2 class from a recognized university. If the candidate wants to take admission in post-graduate mass communication, should fulfill the eligibility criteria
  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized university.

Scope in Mass Communication

The students of this trade can look forward to working in public relations, television, films, publishing, journalism, editing, direction, etc. Following are the various job profiles offered to graduates in mass communication:

TV Correspondent

Sound Engineer

Radio Jockey/ RJ

Film Directo

Public Relations Officer

Fashion Photographer Cartoonist

Sound Mixer and Sound Recorder

Special Correspondent

Screenwriter

Art Director

Producer

Event manager

Illustrator

Video Jockey

Editor

Photojournalist

Attractive and high-paying careers as a director, journalist, actor, RJ, producer, editor, screenwriter, VJ are available to capable and qualified individuals. Starting salary for a mass communication professional depends on people's experience and communication skills.

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