What is Critics? Education & Career Scope

Professional Courses in India - Critics

A critic possesses in-depth knowledge of a particular subject and backs it up with comprehensive education. He/she analyses, judges and comments on the aesthetics or performance of a subject/object with logical thinking. They keep abreast of all developments in their fields, and as such their career as a critic might relate to Art, Food, Movies, and Media.  

Eligibility Criteria

  • No formal qualification is required.
  • Writing ability must be par excellence and writing must be objective.
  • Experience is best gained by venturing into writing reviews for print media. This also exposes one to various forms of art, thus enhancing their insight.
  • They need to be unbiased, but still know what it is that will most interest readers.

Professional Courses in India - Critics | Rajeev Masand

Career Scope & Job Prospects

This career is highly rewarding, and there are almost no restrictions as to the field. Critics can usually work as freelancers and on their own time. More than the money though, critic gains the trust of many people, not to mention a great deal of influence. They’re quite powerful.


Seasoned critics can earn Rs.40, 000-60,000 per month – income can be earned from different media such as magazines, newspapers, and television channels.

Popular Critics

Movies Khalid Mohammed | Taran Darshan | Nina Kamad
Literature Subir Dharand | Amitay Dey
Food Nondon Bagchi | Vir Sanghvi

Top Colleges/Institutes for a Critics Course

As of now, no university offers a specialized course in criticism. Courses in Journalism impart related skills necessary for this profession.

College/Institute City
Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) New Delhi
Mass Communication Research Centre (MCRC) New Delhi
The Asian College Of Journalism-ACJ Chennai
Amity School of Journalism & Communication Noida
Wigan & Leigh College New Delhi
Sardar Patel College of Communication & Management New Delhi
Times School of Journalism New Delhi
University of Delhi Delhi
Asian Academy of Film & Television Noida
EMPI Institute of Advertising & Communication New Delhi
Indira Gandhi National Open University New Delhi
YMCA Centre for Mass Media New Delhi
South Delhi Polytechnic for Women New Delhi
Sir Aurobindo Institute Of Mass Communication New Delhi
International Institute of Mass Media New Delhi
Institute of Mass Communication Manipal

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