Master of Mass Communication and Media in India

Master of Mass Communication and Media in India

Master of Mass Communication and Media in India
Karuna KarkiThu Jan 20 2022

Master of Mass Communication and Media in India is a postgraduate course that is generally 2 years long. 

To study this course, students must complete a Bachelor degree (in-stream). Many colleges and universities also conduct entrance exams to shortlist eligible candidates for this program. 

This course prepares you for the evergreen and exciting world of media and communication while providing you with a chance to make a difference in the world and people’s life. 

There is a lot of specializations in this field like advertising, public relations, corporate communication, journalism etc. As a result, you can make a career in diverse areas. 

 After completion of the mass communication degree, you can work in media houses, event management, public relations, TV Correspondence, Film making, news agencies, legal affairs department, screenwriting and so on. 



Master of Mass Communication

MA in Mass Communication

MA in Mass Communication and Media

Course Duration

2 years

Offered by

Private and public institutes

Tuition Fees

INR 3,000 to INR 5 Lakhs per year

Minimum Academic Requirement

Bachelor degree. 

Pass entrance exams

Entrace Exams

CUCET Exam, IIMC Entrance Exam, XIC OET (Xavier Institute of Communication Online Entrance Test), ACJ Entrance Exam

Annual Salary

INR 3 Lakhs to INR 10 Lakhs per annum and more


Brand Communication, Public Relations, Marketing and Media Analytics, Media Management, Journalism and Audio Visual

Master of Mass Communication and Media in India: Eligibility

To study Master of Mass Communication and Media in India, students need to pass a 3-year bachelor degree in any stream 

Though a Bachelor degree in journalism, mass media or mass communication is preferred, it’s not mandatory to have these degrees to study master of communication or a related degree in India. 

Many popular universities and colleges offer admission to this course based on the entrance examination.  

Some of the most popular entrance tests for this course are-

  • IIMC Entrance Exam

The application form for IIMC Entrance Exam will be released on the first week of April 2022. This is a computer-based test conducted by the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC). 

Colleges accepting this entrance exam to offer admission in masters level are- IIMC Delhi, IIMC Amravati, IIMC Jammu, IIMC Kottayam, IIMC Aizawl, and IIMC Dhenkanal

Based on the entrance test and personal interview, students are offered admission to different communication courses. This exam is conducted once each year. It is 2 hours long. You can fill out the online application on the official website of IIMC. 

The IIMC Entrance Exam 2022 Syllabus are-

  • General Awareness, including an understanding of the current trends in the social-political-economic sphere
  • India's socio-political-cultural history, legal and Constitutional provisions, Rights of Citizens.
  • India's developmental issues – economy, infrastructure, health, education, environment, science and technology etc.
  • Global developments and their impact on India
  • Awareness about media scene in India
  • Reasoning, Aptitude and mental make up
  • Language and expression skill
  • Literature, Cinema and Cultural scene
  • Analytical and comprehension skills
  • Ethics and values
  • Social Consciousness
  • Lateral thinking capabilities
  • General awareness about the field of Media & Communication.

XIC OET (Xavier Institute of Communication Online Entrance Test) is the entrance exam you need to appear on if you wish to apply for PG Diploma courses in Mass communication offered by the Xavier Institute of Communication. 

The application forms for XIC OET 2022 will be released in the first week of March 2022. This exam is conducted annually and is 1.5 hours long.  The objective section is 1 hour long (100 marks) and the subjective section is 30 minutes long (50 marks). 

The application fee for XIC OET is INR 3,500. 

Students are offered admission based on XIC OET Results, personal interviews and group discussions. 



Maximum Marks



60 minutes 

100 marks


Language Skills

General Knowledge and Knowledge of Media

Logical and Analytical Skills


30 minutes

50 marks

Total 3 media-related questions. 


IPU CET -Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test- is the entrance exam conducted each year by Guru Gobind Indraprastha University for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate examinations. 

This exam is conducted each year to offer admission to GGSIPU and affiliated colleges. This exam is 3 hours long. 

  • Some other Popular entrance exams-
    • ACJ Entrance Exam
    • Jamia Milia Islamia Entrace Exam
    • AUCET
    • MU-OET
    • MASCOM Entrance Exam

Name of Entrance Exam

Conducting Authority


Colleges Accepting Scores

ACJ Entrance Exam

Asian College of Journalism


Asian College of Journalism, Chennai


Andhra University


Colleges affiliated with Andhra University

IIMC Entrance Exam

Indian Institute of Mass Communication


View the list of colleges accepting IIMC Entrance Exam ranks/scores for admission here. Also, view seats available for admission.

IP College for Women Entrance Exam

IP College for Women, Delhi University


IP College for Women, Delhi University


Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University


  • University School of Mass Communication ( MMC - Master in Mass Communication)
  • BLS Institute of Management, Rohtak
  • Delhi Metropolitan Education, Noida
  • Fairfield Institute of Management & Technology
  • Jagannath International Management School
  • Kasturi Ram College of Higher Education
  • Lingaya's Lalita Devi Institute of Management & Sciences
  • Madhubala Institute of Communication & Electronic Media
  • Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Communication and Electronic Media, Rohini
  • Tecnia Institute of Advanced Studies
  • Trinity Institute Of Professional Studies
  • Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies

Jamia Milia Islamia Entrance Exam

Jamia Milia Islamia University


View the list of colleges accepting JMI Entrance Exam scores/ranks for admission. Also, view seats available for admission.

MASCOM Entrance Exam

Manorama School of Communication


Manorama School of Communication



Manipal University


School of Communication, Manipal University


Xavier Institute of Communications


Xavier Institute of Communications

Best Colleges for Masters in Mass Communication in India

Name of the College

India Today Ranking 2020

India Today Ranking 2019

Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi



AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia



Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC), Pune



Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune



University of Hyderabad



Manipal University, School of Communication, Udupi



Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai



Christ University, Banglore



Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM), Bangalore



SCM Sophia, Mumbai



Master of Mass Communication and Media Courses in India

There are many institutes that offer admission in master of mass communication, master of mass media or related degrees in India. These degrees are offered are a specialization of MBA and MA courses. 

Communication colleges and universities in India also offer Postgraduate courses which are generally 1 year long besides the 2 year-long Master degree in Mass Communication.


Courses offered

Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication

  • MBA in Public Relations
  • MBA in Media Management
  • Masters in Mass Communication (MMC)
  • MMC in Audio Visual


  • MA in Mass Communication
  • MA in Visual Effects and Animation
  • MA in Development Communication
  • MA in Convergent Journalism

Department of Communication, Hyderabad, University of Hyderabad

  • MA in Print and New Media
  • MA in Radio and Television
  • MA in Communication and Media Studies

Department of Media Studies, Christ University

  • MA in Media and Communication Studies
  • M.Phil in Media Studies

Institute of Mass Communication & Media Technology

  • MA Mass Communication
  • MSc Mass Communication

Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

  • Master of Arts in Mass Communication
  • M.A. in Development Communication

Doon Business School (DBS), Dehradoon

Master of Arts in Mass Communication

MA Media Institute, Lucknow

Master of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communication [MA (JMC)]

Pearl Academy

Master of Entertainment (Media and Communication)

Master of Mass Media fees in India

The tuition fees for the Master of Mass Communication and Media course in India ranges from


Course Duration

Total Fees (INR)

Manipal University, Jaipur

2 years


Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication- SIMC, Pune

2 years


SRM Institute of Science and Technology

2 years


Sharda University, Greater Noida

2 years


Amity University, Noida

2 years


Institute of Management Studies (IMS), Noida

2 years


Chitkara University

2 years


Noida International University (NIU), Noida

2 years


Chandigarh University

2 years


Scope of Mass Communication in India

A degree in mass communication will make a pathway in several industries like newspaper, television, radio, magazines, PR and Event Management, Colleges and universities etc. These are some of the most renowned companies which could hire you- 

  • Hindustan Times.
  • Times Group.
  • India Today Group.
  • The Hindu.
  • Malayala Manorama.
  • Zee Network.
  • All Indian Radio (AIR)
  • The Indian Express.

Job Title



Content Writer

₹134k - ₹527k


Marketing Manager

₹316k - ₹2m


Senior Account Executive

₹216k - ₹558k (Estimated *)


Web Content Editor

₹242k - ₹703k (Estimated *)


Product Marketing Manager

₹484k - ₹3m (Estimated *)


Public Relations (PR) Associate

₹134k - ₹642k (Estimated *)


Communications Manager

₹494k - ₹2m (Estimated *)


Sr. Editor

₹194k - ₹1m (Estimated *)


Marketing Communications Manager

₹403k - ₹2m (Estimated *)



₹251k - ₹1m (Estimated *)


Creative Director

₹458k - ₹2m (Estimated *)


Executive Producer

₹773k - ₹3m (Estimated *)



₹366k - ₹2m (Estimated *)


Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast

₹130k - ₹2m (Estimated *)


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