Indian Institute of Mass Communication Admission 2024 - Dates, Form, Online Process, Fees

LocationDelhi (Delhi)
Updated on - Dec 08, 2023 19:50PM IST

Indian Institute of Mass Communication Delhi Admission 2024

The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), established under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India on 17 August 1965, is currently one of the premier institutions of its kind in the country providing quality training in journalism and undertaking meaningful research in the field of Media and Mass Communication. 

IIMC is Asia’s first Institute to have a dedicated Communication Research Department conducting research, analysis, and impact assessment studies for various Ministries and Government Departments. The Research focuses primarily on government campaigns, impact analyses, feedback, etc., providing quality inputs for strategizing government campaigns and communication programs for their effective and wider reach. 

IIMC New Delhi is the Training Academy of Indian Information Service (IIS) Officers. In addition, the Institute successfully conducts a number of Post-graduate Diploma in Journalism Courses in English, Hindi, Radio & TV, Urdu, Odia, Marathi, Malayalam, and Advertising & Public Relations, which enjoy high industry acceptance. IIMC also runs many short-term courses on media relations & engagement and public relations for officials of various departments of the Government of India, State Governments, PSUs, and the Armed Forces. It also conducts an international program – a biannual Diploma Course in Development Journalism for mid-career journalists and media across developing countries. Overall, IIMC Delhi has been at the forefront of preparing trained communication professionals in the country for many years. 

Offering industry-oriented courses in Mass Media, IIMC Delhi enjoys an excellent placement record for its students. It has been ranked the No. 1 Media Institute in the country by India Today, Outlook, and The Week-Hansa annual ranking of educational institutions in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. 

The Ministry of Human Resources Development, on the recommendation of the University Grants Commission, has granted the Letter of Intent to IIMC Delhi for becoming a Deemed-to-be University under De Novo category over the three years to come. Efforts are being taken on war footing to achieve the goal of making it to be a Deemed-to-be University. Headquartered at the full-fledged campus in New Delhi, it provide quality media schooling in the respective regional languages, in addition to various courses offered at the national level.  

Following are the IIMC New Delhi One Year Post Graduate Diploma Programmes being offered 

Sl. NoCourseNo. of Seats
1.PG Diploma in Journalism (English)68
2.PG Diploma in Journalism (Hindi)68
3.PG Diploma in Radio & TV Journalism (Bilingual – English & Hindi)51
4.PG Diploma in Advertising & Public Relations (Bilingual – English & Hindi) 77
5.PG Diploma in Journalism (Urdu) 17
6.PG Diploma in Digital Media20
Total number of Seats301

The IIMC Delhi admission process for the PG Diploma Course in Journalism in English, Hindi, Radio & TV, Digital Media and Advertising and Public Relations has been started through National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted Entrance Examination- CUET- and the process of which is already commenced and the last date for online application form submission is 18th June 2022. The IIMC Delhi Online application form, Information Bulletin, and Syllabus for the entrance examination for admissions are available at 

The application form for PG Diploma Course in Odia, Marathi, Malayalam, and Urdu Journalism has been issued on the IIMC website:  

How to join a PG Diploma Programme? 

The IIMC Delhi admissions will be based on the candidates’ performance in the Computer-based Entrance Examination conducted by National Testing Agency. Detailed instructions regarding the Entrance Examination are given in the Instruction Bulletin and FAQ of CUET (PG). It is expected from all the examinees that they attend the examination in a fair and self-disciplined way and is advised not to use any unfair means. Applicants are strongly advised to understand the whole process properly by attending the webinar and mock test to be organized by the National Testing Agency. 

Eligibility: Indian nationals possessing a Bachelor’s Degree awarded by a recognized university are eligible to apply. Students who have appeared/are appearing for the Final year/semester examination of their Bachelor’s Degree are also eligible to apply. If selected, their admission will be subject to their producing at least a Provisional marks sheet/Certificate in original from their college/university latest by 30th September 2022, (extendable in genuine cases after ascertaining the reasons). On completion of the course, the Diploma will be awarded only if the Original Degree Certificate is produced for verification at IIMC’s office. 

Date of Birth: General Category candidates should be born on 1.8.1997 or later (maximum 25 years as of 1st August 2022). For SC/ST/Differently abled candidates, the date of birth should be 1.8.1992 or later (maximum 30 years as of 1st August 2022). For the OBC category, the date of birth should be 1.8.1994 or later (28 years as of 1st August 2022). 

NRI Quota: Five additional seats are available in each course for NRI/NRI-sponsored candidates. The eligibility criteria and age limits for NRI quota candidates are the same as above. However, the applicants under NRI/NRI-sponsored quota can directly appear for an Online Interview by applying/writing directly to the IIMC (Not through NTA) by depositing an entry fee of US $ 50. Fees for the NRI quota are as indicated and the same will have to be paid in one go. 

IIMC Delhi Reservations: 

(i)15% of the seats for Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates 

(ii) 7.5% seats for Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates 

(iii) 27% of seats for Other Backward Classes (OBC) Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) candidates as per the Central List 

(iv) 10% of the seats for General Economically Weaker Sections (General -EWS) candidates 

(v) Reservation for Kashmiri Migrant (subject to notification from Ministry of Education for Academic Session 2022-23). 

Each category mentioned above will have 5% reservations for the candidates with 40% or more disabilities as defined in Sections 2 (r) and 2(zc) of the Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 2016. 

Provisions for Persons with Disability (PwD): As per Section 2(t) of the RPwD Act, “Persons with Disability (PwD)” means a person with long-term physical, mental, intellectual, or sensory impairment which, in interaction with barriers, hinders his full and effective participation in society equally with others. 

According to Section 2(r) of the RPwD Act, 2016, “persons with benchmark disabilities” means a person with not less than forty percent (40%) of a specified disability where the specified disability has not been defined in measurable terms and includes a person with disability where specified disability has been defined in measurable terms, as certified by the certifying authority. 

IIMC Delhi Selection Procedure: The selection of candidates (other than NRI quota) will be solely based on their performance in the CUET conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). After the merit list is issued by the NTA IIMC Delhi will organize centralized counseling sessions to guide the students so that they may get their preferred program and Centre. There will be no Interviews or Group Discussions for admissions. The final category-wise and course-wise Rank List and admission will be decided on the basis of the candidate’s overall score out of 100 marks. If two or more candidates secure equal marks, the candidate senior in age will be given preference in the rank list.  

How to Apply for IIMC Delhi Admission? 

  • The candidates are advised to read all the instructions carefully before filling up and submitting their forms. 
  • Candidates whose applications have been successfully submitted will receive a Unique Registration Number (URN) which can be quoted for all future admission-related correspondence.  

IIMC Delhi Admission Process 

Once the result is announced by NTA, IIMC will issue the merit list and the students will have to fill out a counseling form showing their preference for the Programme and the center. A list of candidates to be provisionally admitted to each course and at each campus will be prepared on the basis of the category-wise merit list, as per course/seat allocation criteria will be published on IIMC websites The allocation of the Campus (applicable to English, Hindi Journalism, and Digital Media) will be on the basis of Merit-cum-Preference. Candidates are advised to rank all the Regional Campuses in the order of their preference at the time of counseling. In the event of a candidate leaving the choice of campus blank, IIMC Delhi will allocate the campus to the candidate on the basis of an alphabetical roster. 

Successful candidates are given a maximum of seven days’ time to secure their admission by depositing the prescribed fees online along with the necessary documents. Candidates claiming reservation under the Economically Weaker Section scheme should produce the Income & Asset Certificate issued by a designated authority in the prescribed format. 

Depending upon the number of Indian Institute of Mass Communication Delhi Admissions secured, further rounds of results would be announced. If any seats remain vacant in any of the campuses, the same shall be offered to any of the interested candidates as per the category-wise merit list. Reservation of seats will be as per Government of India orders/rules for SC, ST, Differently-abled, and EWS. 

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Dear Student,

BA in Mass Communication course is not offered by the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Delhi. IIMC only offers Diploma and PGD courses related to Journalism, Advertising and Communication.

Here is a list of popular colleges offering BA in Mass Communication in India. You may also find it helpful to change the specialization filter to find out other colleges offering a BA degree in journalism and broadcasting stream.

Please feel free to reach out if you need any other information.

Thank you.