Top Mass Communication Colleges in India

Top Mass Communication Colleges in India

Top Mass Communication Colleges in India
Study Info CentreThu Jan 27 2022

A Mass Communication degree helps you to make a career in business, media/broadcasting, journalism, public relations, politics/ government, community relations. journalism/ publishing and so on. 

This article will take you across top Mass Communication Colleges in India. These colleges offer short certifications, diploma courses in Mass Communication, Bachelor degrees and Master degrees in Mass Media, communication, journalism and so on. 

The eligibility to study a mass communication course in India differ from one institute to institute and college to college. Overall for a bachelor degree, you need to complete 10+2 with a minimum of 50%.

 For a master degree in Communication, you need to have a bachelor degree (preferably in mass media, communication, journalism, public relations) with a minimum of 50%. 

Top Colleges for Mass Communication in India

Name of the College

India Today Ranking 2020

India Today Ranking 2019

Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi

1

1

AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia

2

2

Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC), Pune

3

4

Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

4

7

University of Hyderabad

5

3

Manipal University, School of Communication, Udupi

6

6

Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai

7

5

Christ University, Banglore

8

8

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

9

9

SCM Sophia, Mumbai

10

10

Top Mass Communication Colleges in India: Christ University

Academic Courses offered at Christ University

Undergraduate Programs at Christ University

  • Bachelor of Arts (Media and Public Affairs Honours) ( Delhi NCR Off-Campus )
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) Communication and Media, English and Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts Journalism, Psychology, English
  • Bachelor of Arts Economics, Media Studies, Political Science ( Bangalore Bannerghatta Road Campus )
  • Bachelor of Arts Journalism (Honours) ( Bangalore Bannerghatta Road Campus )

Postgraduate  Mass Communication Courses 

  • Master of Arts Media and Communication Studies
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Research Methodology (PGDR)

Doctoral Program in Mass Communication

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Research (PGDR)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Media Studies

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for mass communication programs in Christ University is different for students in Karnataka, students of other Indian States, NRI Students, students of SAARC countries and so on. 

The fees are also different for different courses.

Programs

Yearly Tuition fees in INR

Undergraduate course

  • INR 75,000 for students in Karnatka
  • INR 95,000 for students of other Indian States
  • INR 143,000 for NRI
  • USD 2,500 for students from SAARC Countries. 
  • USD 3,000 for other foreign nationals

Postgraduate courses

  • INR 140,000 for students in Karnatka
  • INR 150,000 for students of other Indian States
  • INR 252,000 for NRI
  • USD 4,000 for students from SAARC Countries. 
  • USD 4,500 for other foreign nationals

PhD Courses

  • INR 30,000 Indian Nationals
  • USD 450for other foreign nationals

Top Mass Communication Colleges in India: Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC)

SIMC is associated with Symbiosis International University (SIU). It was established in 2002. To study mass communication courses in SIMC, students need to appear on the SIMC Entrance Exam. 

Top recruiters in placement for this institute are Amazon, Drashti, Viacom 18 and so on.

Academic Programs at SIMC

Courses offered in Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication are 

  • Mass Communication (MA) (Specializations)
    • Journalism
    • Audio Visual
  • MBA Communication Management (4 specializations in these areas are)
    • Brand Communication
    • Public Relations
    • Marketing and Media Analytics
    • Media Management

Fees

The tuition fees at SIMC is different from the course it offers. 

Programs at SIMC

Total Tuition fees in 

MBA in Communication

INR 7,57,950 

MA in Communication

INR 6,22, 950

Top Mass Communication Colleges in India: Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi

Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) was established in 1965 AD. Students to appear on and crack the IIMC Entrance Examination to be shortlisted for this university. 

This university is affiliated with JNU, New Delhi. 

Some of the academic courses offered by IIMC are: 

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Radio and TV
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Hindi Journalism
  • Post Graduate Diploma in English Journalism
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Urdu Journalism
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Odia Journalism
  • Diploma Course in Development and Journalism

The tuition fees at IIMC ranges from INR 50,000 to INR 1 Lakhs per year. 

Top Mass Communication Colleges in India: Xavier Institute of Communication

Xavier Institute of Communication was established in 1969. This institute offers certificate courses via an entrance test called XIC OET.

  • Diploma courses offered at Xavier Institute of Communication are
    • Advanced Integrated Communication Program (for working professionals)
    • Journalism and Mass Communication
    • Public Relations and Corporate Communication
    • Advertising and Marketing Communications
    • Film Television and Digital Video Production
    • Event Planning and Experimental Marketing. 

The Tuition fee is INR 3,25,230. The institute also offers online certificate courses related to mass communication. These courses last from 10-25 sessions long. 

Top Government Mass Communication Colleges in India

In the table below, you will see some of the most popular colleges for getting a Mass Communication degree: 

University

Location

Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC)

New Delhi

Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR)

New Delhi

Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (DCAC)

New Delhi

Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)

Pune

Indraprastha College for Women (IP College)

New Delhi

AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Milia Islamia University

New Delhi

Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, BHU

Varanasi, Uttar Prades

Department of Communication and Journalism, Pune

Pune, Maharastra

Institute of Mass Communication, Film and Television Studies (IMCFTS)

Kolkata, Bengal

Institute of Mass Communication and Media Technology, Kurukshetra University

Kurukshetra, Haryana

Top Mass Communication Colleges in India: Jobs and Salaries

With a degree in Communication, you can find jobs in several areas. Some of the popular areas you can go in after completing your education are 

  • Advertising/Marketing – Advertising & Promotions Manager, Brand Manager, Copywriter, Marketing Analyst, etc.
  • Business – Corporate Relations Officer, Communications Trainer, Media Relations Specialist, etc.
  • Media/Broadcasting – Announcer, Art Director/Producer, Graphic Designer, Presenter, Station Manager, etc.
  • Public Relations – Media Planner, Publicity Manager, Special Events Coordinator, News Writer, etc.
  • Journalism/Publishing – Reporter, Editor, Newscaster, Sports Information Director, Media Interviewer, etc.
  • Community Relations – Health Communications Analyst, Activities Director, Fundraiser, Human Rights Officer, Mediator, Counsellor, etc.
  • Politics/Government – Speech Writer, Campaign Director, Lobbyist, Elected Official, Public Information Officer, etc.
  • International Relations – Foreign Correspondent, Diplomat, Foreign Relations Officer, Translator, etc.

Many students wonder about the salary of Communication jobs before taking this degree. Perhaps, this table will help you with proper ideas- 

Job Title

Range

Average

Content Writer

₹134k - ₹527k

₹266,006

Marketing Manager

₹316k - ₹2m

₹699,763

Senior Account Executive

₹216k - ₹558k (Estimated *)

₹346,244

Web Content Editor

₹242k - ₹703k (Estimated *)

₹420,209

Product Marketing Manager

₹484k - ₹3m (Estimated *)

₹1,172,197

Public Relations (PR) Associate

₹134k - ₹642k (Estimated *)

₹281,370

Communications Manager

₹494k - ₹2m (Estimated *)

₹1,110,836

Sr. Editor

₹194k - ₹1m (Estimated *)

₹482,124

Marketing Communications Manager

₹403k - ₹2m (Estimated *)

₹878,831

Writer

₹251k - ₹1m (Estimated *)

₹486,843

Creative Director

₹458k - ₹2m (Estimated *)

₹964,292

Executive Producer

₹773k - ₹3m (Estimated *)

₹1,523,164

Copywriter

₹366k - ₹2m (Estimated *)

₹679,298

Producer-Director, TV/Cable Broadcast

₹130k - ₹2m (Estimated *)

₹470,384

 

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