India’s best journalism colleges. Mass Communication as a field of study has emerged one of the immensely popular academic routes to purse after school. With the cutthroat competition between the media houses existing in India day by day the search of these institutions for the candidates having good journalism skills who can fill the gap in an incident with news is increasing. At the same time many institutions are emerging themselves as the top in the course of mass communication. With a credible study I have done, here I am listing down the top colleges in India for Mass communication. I believe all of these are of same in terms of the essential criteria for choosing as your Centre for study and these are arranged in no order of ranking. now check India’s best journalism colleges from below..
India’s Best Journalism Colleges
Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC)-Delhi:IIMC was established in 1965 by the then Minister for Information and Broadcasting during the ministerial term of Smt. Indira Gandhi. Started as a training provider for Central Information Service Officers it grew into India’s one of the premier institutes for mass communication. It is regarded as the IITs and IIMs in the field of communication.
IIMC offers Diploma Course in Development Journalism and Post-graduate Diploma Courses along with many short term programs.
Admission: 1. Written test 2. Personal interview
- Chitra subramaniam – well known for her Bofors scandal coverage
- Nidi Razdan - Times Now
- Amit sen gupta - was senior editor in Tehelka, Outlook, The Hindustan Times etc.,
- Sunetra choudary – ND TV 24x7
IIMC’s headquarters are located in New Delhi. And the institute has 5 regional centres in
- Kottyam (Kerala)
- Dhenkanal (Odisha)
- Amravati (Maharashtra)
- Aizawl (Mizoram)
- Jammu ( Jammu & Kahnir)
Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad (MICA):
With a need to develop skilled professionals in the field of media and communications Mr AG Krishna murthy who engaged with Dhirubhai Ambani has established MICA in Ahmedabad the Industrial capital of Gujarat in 1991. Having a tagline “The school of ideas” MICA provides a cutting edge advantage to those aspirants who are ambitious to excel in the field of media and communication.
As residential programs MICA offers Fellow Programme in management-communications, Post graduate diploma in management-communication and Post graduate certificate programme in crafting creative communication. It also offers many other programs online.
- Initial screening for written test followed by written test (considers CAT, XAT for some programs)
- Personal interview 3.Group discussion 3. Individual Presentation and Personal Interview
- 1.Kunal jeswani – CEO at Ogilvy
- 2.Sushanth das - Global brand director at TATA beverages
- 3. Charu Harish - Director - Strategic Planning & Consumer Insights at Grey group
- 4.Praveen sharma – Head of display sales at Google
- 5. Manmeet Vohra – Director of marketing at TATA Starbucks
Asian college of journalism, Chennai (ACJ):
Founded by Indian express initially in Bengaluru in 1994 it grew into Asia’s one of the finest colleges for Journalism. In the year 2000 it was taken over by a nonprofit organization run by a media person called Sashi kumar the founder of Asianet and in the same year college has been shifted to Chennai. The Cardiff University at Wales in the United Kingdom has audited and recognized the ACJ postgraduate diploma programme as on par with its own.
One year post graduate diploma programme with specializations in
- New Media
- Print media
The programme of ACJ is very unique among all the premier institutes in India claiming that it seeks to combine the "How To" aspect of journalism with a critical and reflective "Why" perspective which enables the young journalist to keep up with the demands made by a dynamic work environment and, as importantly, by a changing society.
Admission: 1 Initial screening for taking the test 2. Written test 3. Personal interview.
Famous alumni: 1. Madona Devasahayam
2. Mr Kamlesh singh
Symbiosis Institute of media & Communication (SIMC):
Started in 1990 by the premier Symbiosis International University SIMC with its state of the art infrastructure in Pune has emerged as the top player in the Media and communication studies. It has been ranked as among the top media and Communication colleges in the country.
- MBA in Communication Management
- Mass Communication MA program.
Admission: 1. Written test (SNAP) 2. Application to SIMC 3. Interview.
Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media (IIJNM):
Situated in the IT capital of India and the silicon valley of South Asia IIJNM stands a India’s one of the best institute for journalism and media studies. Founded in 2001 within a short span of 10 years it has emerged as a world class training provider in the field of mass communication. With its on campus residential programme and distinctive curriculum It has always been a favorite destination to journalism aspirants.
- 1. Post graduate diploma in Print
- 2. PGDM in Broad cast
- 3. PGDM in Multimedia.
Admission test followed by personal interview is the way to be a student of IIJNM.
Manorama School of communication, Kottayam (MASCOM):
It was founded by KM Mathew a notable journalist in the year 2002 in Kottayam a city of Gods own country Kerala. Having the routes of Malayala manorama in its way generating content MASCOM has dedicated faculty and infrastructure to train the aspiring journalists as integrated members of the media industry
MASCOM provides a post graduate diploma program in journalism. Shortlists the students based on the written test followed by personal interview to allot an admission.
- Ram Mohan - Assistant News Editor at Business Standard
- Prince Thomas - Senior Assistant Editor at Forbes India
- Shalin Thomas - Sub-editor at The Hindu
- Jimmy Jacob - Chief Copy Editor at Hindustan Times
This post is a result of my little study about the journalism colleges in India. Will come up with another article comparing the fees, facilities and opportunities.