Media Law (Media Law)

Updated By Samiksha Rautela on 25 Nov, 2020

Average Duration
1 years-5 years
Average Fee
20 K-5 L INR annual
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About Media Law

Media law is a course that seeks a co-relationship of the constitutional objective of free expression and speech and also the restrictions and rights governing the fourth estate. Media Law is a specialisation of law that deals with the law of the press. Students can opt for a diploma, PG diploma or master's degree programmes in the domain of media law. The course of media law covers the topics that include Media and the Society, Media and the Constitution, Morality, Obscenity and Censorship, Right to Information, Defamation, Contempt of Court etc. 

Media and Law both are evolving sectors and have a huge demand for skilled professionals. Through the course of media law, an aspirant becomes aware of the legal framework surrounding the media industry. It also equips them with the emerging legal regime on Media and the current one. The course of media law is modified regularly to add up the new changes that keep occurring in the domain of media.

Media Law Highlights

Media law can be pursued in the postgraduate programmes offered by the universities/colleges. Check out the highlights of media law drawn below to grab a snapshot of the course.

Name of the Course

Media Law

Programmes Available

Diploma, PG Diploma, LLM



Mode of the Course


Exam Type


Admission Process

Merit-based or through an entrance exam

Fees Range

INR 15,000 to INR 1,50,000

Starting Salary

INR 1,41,000

Media Law Eligibility Criteria

To pursue a specialisation in Media Law, a candidate must follow the eligibility criteria prescribed by a college or university. If an aspirant fills the application form of the desired college without being eligible for media law, his/her candidature would be considered as invalid. Check out the pointers mentioned below in order to get an idea of the minimum eligibility criteria of media law.

  • Eligibility criteria vary from college to college and programme to programme.
  • For Diploma in Media Law, you must be a graduate from a recognised university or college.
  • To pursue a PG Diploma in Media Law the candidate must possess a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university/college. The aggregate must not be less than 45% marks.
  • In order to get admission in an LLM degree programme, the applicant must have qualified LLB from a recognised university with a minimum aggregate of 55% marks.
  • Certain colleges provide relaxation to the reserved categories in the aggregate marks.

Note: The aggregate marks may vary depending on the college/university you have chosen for the media law course admission.

Media Law Admission Process

An applicant has to go through an admission process of the college/university for undertaking admission in the course. Enlisted below are the Media Law Admission Process that a law aspirant encounter after filling the application form.

  • Admission processes of colleges are different from each other. Some colleges take an entrance exam to admit students to the course whilst others consider the score occupied in the common entrance exam of law.
  • Some colleges also enrol students on the basis of merit in the qualifying examination. The better the marks of the candidates in the qualifying examination the higher is his/her chances of getting admission in the college.

Media Law Syllabus

The tabulated data below captured the syllabus a media law student might come across while pursuing the course.

Media and the Society

Contempt of Court 

Morality, Obscenity and Censorship

Parliamentary Privileges, Judicial Reporting and the Media

Right to Information

Media and the Constitution


Cinema and the State


Investigative Journalism and the Right to Privacy

Media and Ethics

Media and the Law

Advertisement and the Law

Electronic Media and Regulatory Law

Copyright Law

First Amendment & Art

Copyright & Art

Comedy, Choreography, & Creative Commons


Privacy & Art

Right to Privacy

Restrictions on freedom of speech and expression

Historical background of Freedom of Speech and expression in India

Right to Information

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Media Law Career Options and Job Prospects

After completing a course in media law students can start seeking employment opportunities across various job profiles. Media law is a vast field and enlisted below are the possibilities you can circle out as your career option.

  • Human Rights Lawyer
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Independent Lawyer
  • Data Protection
  • Digital Forensics
  • Media & Entertainment Lawyer
  • Media Legal Advisor
  • Media Lawyer

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FAQs about Media Law

I want admission in Media Law. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

Telangana State PG Law Common Entrance Test , Chhattisgarh Pre-Polytechnic Test , Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Engineering Entrance Exam , Central Universities Common Entrance Test , Siksha O Anusandhan University Admission Test are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in Media Law courses.

What are the top colleges offering Media Law courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Law courses : Gujarat National Law University (Gandhinagar) , M.S. Ramaiah College of Law (Bangalore) , Cochin University of Science and Technology (Kochi) , Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (Patiala) , Veterinary College- Bangalore (Bangalore). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer Media Law or not.

What is the average fee for the course Media Law ?

The average fee for Media Law is INR 50,000 per year.

What are the popular specializations related to Media Law ?

Some of the popular specializations for Diploma are : Finance , Communication for Development , Food and Nutrition , Astrology , Religious Studies.

What is the duration of the course Media Law ?

Media Law is a 2 year course.

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