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Best Mass Communication Institutes in India

Are you looking for a creatively satisfying and a challenging role, with an immense access to the masses? Then you may be interested in the Media and Entertainment sector in India. It has been witnessing a phenomenal growth and practicing tremendous influence in the job market. According to KPMG-FICCI Media and Entertainment industry report 2016, Indian media & entertainment industry is likely to reach Rs 2,260 billion by 2020. Therefore, it has been a continuous invitation for hundreds of new mass media colleges that are being established with every passing year. Read Mass Communication, journalism and ethics.

So let us take a look at Best 5 Journalism and Mass Communication Colleges in India that guarantee success.

AJ Kidwai Mass Communication Research Centre (AJKMCRC), Delhi

Founded in 1982, the prestigious AJKMCRC has time and again proved its prominence in the field.  It has been a factory of some of the very erudite journalism graduates for more than two decades now. MCRC offers graduate and post-graduate courses in the art, craft and technology of the modern media. It is amongst the few colleges that offer an M.A in Mass Communication, and a PhD in various disciplines of Mass Communication.

Courses Offered

  • M.A in Mass Communication
  • M.A in Convergent Journalism
  • M.S in Development Communication
  • P.G Diploma in Broadcast Technology
  • M.S in Visual Effects and Animation
  • P.G Diploma in Still Photography and Visual Communication
  • P.G Diploma in Acting
  • Ph.D.

Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) Delhi

Headquartered at Delhi, IIMC also has five Regional Centres in Amravati (Maharashtra), Aizawl (Mizoram), Jammu (J&K), Dhenkanal (Odisha), and Kottayam (Kerala). It was established to set global standards for media studies and research, using cutting edge technology. It offers a dynamic course structure and various certificate courses and regular postgraduate diploma programmes in:

  • Journalism (English)
  • Radio and TV Journalism
  • Journalism (Hindi)
  • Journalism (Odia)
  • Advertising & Public Relation

Xavier’s Institute of Communication (XIC), Mumbai

Established in 1969, Xavier Institute of Communications (XIC) is a professional media centre which offers a variety of services in training and production. The Institute is at two locations; the St. Xavier’s College campus and the St. Xavier’s High School campus, Mumbai. XIC has a good infrastructure and provide learning for students that is more practical in nature. Apart from providing a few certificate courses XIC also offers various diploma courses in:

  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Film, Television and Digital Video Production
  • Public Relations and Corporate Communications
  • Advertising and Marketing Communications
  • Mass Communication (Marathi)
  • Communication for Development
  • Advanced Integrated Communication Program

Asian College of Journalism (ACJ)

Founded in 1994 in Bangalore, ACJ was later shifted to Chennai in the year 2000. It offers one-year PG diploma with specialisation in television and print and new media or radio under its 10-month program. The various diploma programs it offers are:

  • Reporting, Writing and Editing
  • Media Perspectives
  • Media, Law and Society
  • Key Issues in Journalism
  • Tools of the Modern Journalist
  • Covering Deprivation

Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication (SIMC), Pune

Established in 1990, SIMC aimed at broadening the scope of media training and extend it beyond old rules of journalism. The SIMC campus is located in Lavale, Pune. The courses offered by SIMC cover all aspects of the media industry.

SIMC offers two full-time postgraduate degree programmes

Mass Communication

  • Production of Creative Content

Brand Communication and Media Management

  • Management of Creative Businesses

SIMC offers the below mass communication courses:

  • MMC in Journalism
  • MBA in Media Management
  • MMC in Audio Visual
  • MBA in Brand Communication
  • MBA in Public Relation


Gone are the days when the activities and the role of Mass communication was only confined to newspapers, magazines, book publishing, radio, television and film. While with ever increasing internet activities online news portals, social media and other similar spaces are now used for disseminating information, news and advertising. There is more direct connection of mass media with masses now. Professionals play an important role in the development of communication. And hence, it leads to the process of direct change or growth of various other factors related to the overall development of a nation. Therefore, the power of media hugely influences people’s mind and is sometimes a major phenomenon in decision making. It inspires and attracts youngsters to pursue a career in it. Check out Journalism in India- Colleges, Jobs and Much More.

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