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Top 10 Mass Communication Colleges in India - Affiliation, Courses, Admission Process

NidhiPublished On: July 15, 2020

If you are dreaming to study journalism or Mass Communication from the top college in India, then you are in luck! Check out the top 10 Mass Com. Colleges in India and find out about their courses offered, admission, fee, etc. 

List of Top 10 Mass Communication Colleges in India

Media is the fourth pillar of democracy. A job that comes with new experiences and excitement every day, makes a number of youngsters drool over it. Every year, over 70 to 80 lakh students opt for media programmes (Journalism and Mass Communication) across the country. It goes without saying that the cut-throat competition in the professional media field demands a lot of hard work, dedication and excellent communication skills. But, getting yourself enrolled in the courses at best media institutions in India is equally tough.

So, if you are confused about which Mass Communication college is the best for you, then we have a solution for you. Listed below are the top 10 Mass Communication and Journalism colleges in India as per 2020 rankings. You can go through all the details about these colleges, from the year of establishment to selection process and fee structure.

1. Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication

Location: Pune

Establishment year: 2002

Affiliation: Symbiosis International University (SIU)

Ranking: Ranked #2 by Outlook and #1 by India Today

Courses Offered:Mass Communication courses offered at SIMC, Pune are -

  • MBA in Public Relations

  • MBA in Media Management

  • Masters in Mass Communication (MMC)

  • MMC in Audio Visual

Admission Process: Admission process is conducted through the SIMC Entrance Test. Know more about SIMC Admission Process now!

Top Recruiters in Placement: CNN IBN, MSL Group, ESPN Cricinfo, Amazon, Drishti, Edelman, Hindustan Times, Times Now, Viacom 18, Groupm, ZEE, etc.

2. AJ Kidwai MCRC, JMI

Location: New Delhi

Year of Establishment: 1982

Affiliation: Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Ranking: Ranked #1 by Outlook

Courses Offered:Courses offered at AJK MCRC are -

  • MA in Mass Communication

  • MA in Visual Effects and Animation

  • MA in Development Communication

  • MA in Convergent Journalism

  • PG Diploma in Acting

  • PG Diploma in Still Photography & Visual Communication

  • PG Diploma in Broadcast Technology

Admission Process: Admission is done through Jamia Millia Islamia Entrance Exam. If interested, register for the exam now!

Top Alumni: Barkha Dutt, Kiran Rao, Shahrukh Khan, Kabir Khan, Roshan Abbas, Loveleen Tandan, Shazia Ilmi, Habib Faisal, Simran Kohli, Aseem Mishra, Nishtha Jain, etc.

3. Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi

Location: New Delhi

Year of Establishment: 1965

Courses Offered:Courses offered by IIMC, New Delhi are -

  • PGD in Radio and TV

  • PGD in Advertising and Public Relations

  • PGD in Hindi Journalism

  • PGD in English Journalism

  • PGD in Urdu Journalism

  • PGD in Odia Journalism

  • Diploma Course in Development Journalism

Admission Process: Admission is done through the IIMC Entrance Exam.

Notable Alumni: Željko Malnar, Ravish Kumar, Aishwarya Rutuparna Pradhan, Deepak Chaurasia, Sudhir Chaudhary, David Devadas, Sourav Mishra, etc.

4. Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai

Location: Mumbai

Year of Establishment: 1869

Courses Offered: Following are the courses offered by XIC Mumbai.

Diploma Courses in -

  • Journalism & Mass Communication

  • Communication for Development

  • Advanced Integrated Communication Programme (Valid for working professionals)

  • Film, Television & Digital Video Production

  • Advertising & Marketing communications

  • Mass Communication Marathi

Certificate Courses in -

  • Announcing, Broadcasting, Compering, Dubbing & E-book Narration

  • Computer Graphics for Print Design

  • Radio Jockey

  • Photography

  • Public Speaking & Personality Enhancement

  • Creative Writing

Admission Process: Admission through an entrance test - XIC OET.

5. Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi

Location: New Delhi

Year of Establishment: 1956

Affiliation:The University of Delhi

Ranking: Ranked #3 by India Today

Courses Offered: BA (Hons.) Journalism

Admission Process: Direct Admissions on the basis of candidates' percentage in class 12 or equivalent.

Top Recruiters in Placement: TOI, Hindustan Times, CNN IBN, The Hindu, NDTV, Times Now, The Indian Express, Aaj Takk, India Today, Google, etc.

Notable Alumni: Nidhi Razdan, Maneka Gandhi, Vinita Bali, Sakshi Tanwar, Gurmeher Kaur, Gauri Khan, Uma Sharma, etc

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6. Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media, Bangalore

Location: Bangalore

Year of Establishment: 2001

Courses Offered:IIJNM offers the following courses.

  • Post-graduate Diploma (PGD) in Multimedia

  • Print Journalism

  • Broadcast Journalism

  • Diploma in Multimedia

Admission Process: Admission done through an aptitude test and personal interview.

Top Recruiters in Placement: CNN, Bloomberg, CNN-IBN, CNBC, Times Now, Rediff, Google, Reuters, Press Association-UK, and major newspapers like Times of India, Indian Express, Economic Times, etc

7. Department of Communication, Hyderabad

Location: Hyderabad

Year of Establishment: 1994

Affiliated By:The University of Hyderabad

Courses Offered: Following are the offered programmes.

  • MA in Print and New Media

  • MA in Radio and Television

  • MA in Communication and Media Studies

Admission Process: Admission is done through the Hyderabad University's Entrance Exam.

    8. Department of Media Studies, Christ University

    Location: Bangalore

    Year of Establishment: 1991

    Ranking: Ranked #2 by India Today

    Affiliated By: Christ University

    Courses Offered:

    • BA in Journalism, Psychology and English

    • BA in Communication and Media, English and Psychology

    • MA in Media and Communication Studies

    • M.Phil in Media Studies

    • PhD in Media Studies

    Notable Alumni: Viswakumar Menon, Vinod Vaidyanathan, Ribu Sarah Mathew, Gautam Kartik, Jahnavi Kamath, Shimoga Aravind, Sriram, KM Chaitanya, etc.

    9. Film and Television Institute of India, Pune

    Location: Pune

    Year of Establishment: 1960

    Affiliated By:Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU)

    Courses Offered: Following are the courses offered by FTII Pune.

    Diploma Programmes in -

    • Direction & Screenplay Writing

    • Cinematography

    • Sound Recording and Sound Design

    • Editing

    • Acting

    • Art Direction and Production Design

    • Feature Film Screenplay Writing

    • Electronic Cinematography

    • TV Direction

    • Video Editing

    • Sound Recording and TV Engineering

    Admission Process: Selection is done on the basis of Joint Entrance Test (JET), candidates' performance in orientation and personal interview.

    10. Institute of Mass Communication & Media Technology

    Location: Pune

    Year of Establishment: 2006

    Ranking: Ranked #8 by India Today

    Affiliated By:Kurukshetra University

    Courses Offered: Here are the offered courses -

    • BA Mass Communication

    • BTech (Printing, Graphics and Packaging)

    • BSc Graphics, Animation & Gaming

    • BSc Multi-Media

    • MA Mass Communication

    • MSc Mass Communication

    Admission: Candidates are selected through KUK Entrance Exam.

    After going through this listicle, hope your search for the best Mass Comm. college is now complete. You can get more details about the colleges listed above by clicking on their names. If you find yourself interested in applying to any of the mentioned courses, you can fill out our Common Application Formand our education experts will guide you through the application. If you have any doubts or questions, you can ask us through our Q&A Section.

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