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Journalism and Mass Communication

Journalism and its broader avatar, mass communications (which includes advertising and public relations), are not disciplines in the nature of sociology or economics. They form a rather loose interdisciplinary field covering a wide range of issues related to public concerns. The pioneer in mass communication education in India is the Indian Institute of Mass Communication set up by the government in 1965. Today, there are over 75 Indian universities offering courses in journalism and mass communication, and 18 universities offering distance-learning programmes.

Education in journalism and mass communication is offered as a first degree (three-year BA degree), post-graduate Bachelor's degree (BJ/BCJ/BJMC etc) Master's degree (MJ/MCJ/MJMC etc) and pre-doctoral and doctoral levels. Some universities also offer the subject as one of the combinations at the first-degree level. A growing number of private initiatives, such as the Asian School of Journalism and the Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad, have also entered the fray and have carved out names for themselves.

   

Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Course: M.A in Media and Cultural Studies

Address: Post Box 8313,
Deonar, Mumbai 400 088
Tel: 91-22-2556 3289-96, Extn. 258, 259 and 261
Fax: 91-22-2556 2912
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Website: www.tiss.edu

Brief details: The M.A. in Media and Cultural Studies aims at honing skills of media production and research within a framework that enables the development of a critical perspective on media, culture and society.

A Bachelor's Degree of a minimum 3 years duration or its equivalent (under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirement of 15 years of formal education) from a recognised university.

 
   
   
The Delhi School of Communication

Course: Post-graduate Diploma Programme in Communication (PGDPC)

Address: DSC Centre,
321/2 Main Road, Neb Sarai,
New Delhi 110 068
Tel: 011-29531556, 011-29531559
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Website: www.thedelhischoolofcommunication.com

Brief details: The two-year four-semester programme comprises core courses in general management and communication (primarily in semester I and II). Subsequently, students may opt for any two specialisations from marketing, advertising and journalism. Apart from this, each student undergoes two fulltime internships. These internships, for a combined total of five months, encompass areas of market research, film production, public relations and advertising respectively. At the end of the third semester, the student is encouraged to undertake a thesis paper on the subject related to their career choice.

 
   

 

 

Mudra Institute of Communications

Course: Post-graduate Programme in Communications Management and Entrepreneurship

Address: Shela,
Ahmedabad 380 058,
Gujarat
Tel: +91 2717 308250
Fax: +91 2717 308349
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Website: www.mica-india.net

Brief details: This is a two-year residential programme that is recognised by the industry as a breakthrough in the study of integrated marketing communications management in India . The basic qualification required is a three-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Students have to first appear for the CAT conducted by the IIMs and those shortlisted have to then appear for the MICA entrance test (MET) followed by a group discussion and interview. Those who demonstrate an aptitude for conceiving, expressing or assessing ideas that move people to action and achieve business results will, according to the institute, stand a better chance of being selected.

 

 

 

 

 

Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication

Course: Post-graduate Diploma in Mass Communication

Address: Senapati Bapat Marg,
Pune 411 004
Tel: 91-20-5652303/5660972/5670282
Fax: 91-20-5674664
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Website: www.simc.edu

Brief details: This course, for which a graduate degree and an entrance test are required, offers specialisations in print, cyber and broadcast journalism, audio-visual production and animation. The programme offers about 72 weeks of intensive course work, plus three internships totalling 28 weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Asian College of Journalism

Course: Post-graduate Diploma Programme in Journalism

Address: Kasturi Centre, Wallajah Road,
2 Anna Salai,
Chennai 600 002
Tel: 91-44-28418254/55
Fax: 91-44-28418253
Website: www.asianmedia.org.in/

Brief details: Set up by the B D Goenka Foundation of The Indian Express in Bangalore in the mid-1990s, the college was later taken over by the Hindu-backed Media Development Foundation and moved to Chennai. Graduates of any discipline can apply. Admission to this one-year programme is by entrance test. About 60 students are chosen for the print media stream and about 30 for the broadcast media stream.

 

 

 

 

 

Indian Institute of Mass Communication

Course: Post-graduate Diploma Course in Journalism

Address: JNU new campus,
Aruna Asif Ali Road ,
New Delhi 110 067
Tel: 91-11-26742920/60
Fax: 91-011-26742462
Website: www.iimc.nic.in

Brief details: This eight-month programme is open to anyone with a Bachelor's degree in any discipline. The programme is available in Hindi, English and Oriya. A written test followed by a group discussion and interview is part of the selection process.

 

 

 

 

 

A J Kidwai Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia University

Course: M A (Mass Communications)

Address: Mohammad Ali Johar Marg,
Jamia Nagar,
New Delhi 110 025
Tel: 91-11-+91 11 2698 7285, 2698 6812, 2698 6813
Fax: 91-11-2698 6811
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Website: www.jmi.nic.in

Brief details: This two-year post-graduate degree programme covers visual communication, traditional entertainment, radio, video, television and film production.

 

 

 

 

 

National Institute of Social Communications, Research and Training

Course:
M A in Print Journalism (Two Years)
Brief details: Master's in Print Journalism is a program for the duration of two years. The students will specialize in the working skills of print and electronic media needed for news papers, magazines, and broadcast scripting. Basic skills of media research, scripting for different writing formats, competence to analyze and interpret events,
Graduate in any subject, with at least a second class is eligible.

M A in Broadcast Journalism (Two Years)
Master's in Broadcast Journalism is a program for the duration of two years specializing in Radio and Television journalism with intense production practices.

Graduate in any subject, with at least a second class is eligible.

Address: A-2, Sector I,
Vaishali, Ghaziabad District,
Uttar Pradesh 201 012
Tel: 91-120-2773206/3326/3480
Fax: 91-120-2776896
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Website: www.niscort.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media

Course: Post-graduate Diploma in Print, Web and Television Journalism

Address: 210, 5th A Cross,
HRBR Extension, 3rd Block,
Kalyananagar Post,
Bangalore 560 043
Tel: 91-80-5440164/5444170
Fax: 91-80-5440210
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Website: www.iijnm.org

Brief details: The institute, started in 2001, has a curriculum modelled on the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York. The one-year diploma programme is open to students with a Bachelor's degree.

 

 

 

 

 

Xavier Institute of Communications

Course: Post-graduate Diploma in Journalism/Public Relations/Advertising and Marketing

Address: St Xavier's College,
Mumbai 400 001
Tel: 91-22-22621366/22621639
Fax: 91-22-22658546
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Website: www.xaviercomm.org

Brief details: XIC is one of the country's oldest and most respected institutions offering diploma programmes in mass communications. The diploma programmes it offers in journalism, public relations and advertising and marketing are open to graduates of any discipline. An admission test and interviews form the basis for admission.

 

 

 

 

 

National Institute of Advertising

Course: Course:
Advertising1: 15 Months - Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Communication Management (PGDMCM): NiA's flagship Advertising program.

Brief details: Covers the entire gamut of Advertising across four trimesters

Course:
Advertising 2: 1 Year - Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising & Public Relations (PGDAPR): The standardized Advertising & Public Relations

Brief details: The program conducted over two semesters.

Address: NiA Campus
W23, Sector 11, Noida
201301, INDIA
Tel: 91- 11- 4356 0060/61/62/63/64/65
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Website: http://www.niaindia.org/

Brief details: A private institution promoted by professionals, the NIA diploma programme is open to candidates with a Bachelor's degree in any discipline. Admission is based on an aptitude test, group discussion and a personal interview.