Mass Communication Courses In India - A Complete Guide

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This section deals with mass communication education in India, its scope and career prospects and list of various institutes offering mass communication courses.  The term Mass Communication, which was coined in 1920, is referred to the process of delivering and transferring of messages and news to a large group of people using different forms of media like newspapers, radio, internet and television.

Mass Communication Courses

Mass Communication courses in India is taught in various colleges and universities. It is also known by various names like communication studies, media studies, communication science, communication arts and media science. While mass communication colleges in India  offer a 3 –year Bachelor’s and 2-year Master’s degree, many institutes offer diploma and certificate programs in specialized fields like journalism, event management, advertising and marketing, and public relations. These diploma and certificate courses can vary from 3-6 months or even a year. Mass Communication has become such a popular stream of education in India today that distance education courses in mass communication have also picked up in a big way. IGNOU is one of the leading distance education universities to offer courses in mass communication.


Mass Communication Careers in India

The study of mass communication encompasses the academic study of various means of communication. Specialized courses in mass communication offer students an in-depth knowledge and functioning of various media like television, radio and the internet. Successful completion of mass communication  courses open a plethora of opportunities for students in various fields of advertising, journalism, public relations, event management, broadcast journalism, internet and radio. mass communication and journalism shouldn't be confused as the same thing, mass communication is the exchange of information on a large scale to a large number of people while journalism is a part of mass communication that deals with news writing and reporting on newspaper, radio or television.

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Mass Communication Institutes in India

Mass Communication has become an important stream of study. Many institutes offering specialized courses in Mass Communication have come up. Some of the top Mass Communication Institutes in India are:

  • IIMC Delhi
  • MICA Ahmedabad
  • Symbiosis Pune
  • Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai

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 Mass Communication Institutes in India
DelhiHaryanaHimachal PradeshJammu KashmirPunjab
RajasthanUttaranchalChandigarhAndhra PradeshHyderabad
PondicherryBiharOrissaKolkataWest Bengal
Arunachal PradeshMadhya PradeshUttar Pradesh  

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