If you dream of working in entertainment or news industry but can't choose which college to take admission in, you are not alone as there are thousands of students out there who are going through the same dilemma. But with this list of best journalism colleges in India, your problem might be solved to a large extent.
Selecting a good journalism college can be as tough as getting into it. With so many options available to choose from and deceptive advertising all around, things might become a little too confusing. But worry not, we are there to help you out.
We have compiled a list of ten best journalism and mass communication colleges in cities across India for your ease. Have a look:
Department of Journalism, Lady Sri Ram College (LSR)
Delhi University's premier women's college Lady Sri Ram provides a bachelors course in journalism to its students and the admission is done through cut off system. You can find the cut-offs of last year at: http://lsr.edu.in/cutoff-2016.asp.
The cost of the course is 27190 for general students, 1550 for PWD and 33690 for foreign students.
On graduating, students get placed with some of the most prestigious organizations in the country, like: CNN IBN, Indian Express, Aaj Tak, India Today and The Hindu.
Asian College Of Journalism (ACJ)
Situated in Chennai, the college should be on your list of best journalism colleges owing to its academic excellence. ACJ was founded by the Indian Express group in 1994 in Bangalore but was shifted to Chennai later when it was taken over by a non profit trust group.
Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Financial Journalism
Post Graduate Diploma In Journalism, with specialisation in four streams under its 10-month programme : Television, Print, New Media and Radio
The students are admitted to course through admission test and an interview.
Indraprastha College for Women (IPCW)
Indraprastha College for Women is the oldest women's college of Delhi University and the only one in the country to provide Bachelors of Mass Media and Mass Communication (BMMMC). The admission is done through an entrance test which tests their General Awareness & Current Affairs and on English Comprehension, Grammatical and Analytical Skills.
There are 52 seats in total with 26 in general category, 14 in OBC, 8 in SC, and 4 in ST. The course fees of this Self-Financing course is Rs. 70100/- per year.
The students graduating after doing this course have the exclusive tag of being the only ones to have such a qualification in the country. The college flaunts a separate BMMMC studio which has all the facilities for any aspiring to journalist to sharpen her skills. From shooting to editing, there are best equipments for all mass communication activities in the studio.
Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC)
The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) was inaugurated on August 17, 1965, by the then Minister for Information and Broadcasting Indira Gandhi. Situated inside JNU campus in Delhi, the college has become one of the best in providing higher education in various fields of journalism and mass communication. The students are admitted to course through admission test and an interview.
- Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (English)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (Hindi)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (Odia)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (Urdu)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (Radio&TV)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising & Public Relations
- Post Graduate Diploma in Development Journalism
The college has campuses in Odisha, Mizoram, Maharashtra, Jammu And Kashmir, Kerela
Amity School Of Communication
One of India's best private universities, Amity provides a course in communication with various specializations to choose from. Admission is done through a written test and/or group discussion and/or Interview which is done after successful screening of the application form.
BA (Film & Television Production), BA (Journalism & Mass Communication), BA Journalism & Mass Communication), BA (Journalism & Mass Communication) - Evening , BA (Mass Communication - International)
MA (Advertising & Marketing Management), MA (Film & TV Production), MBA (Media Management), MA (PR & Event Management), MBA (PR & Event Management)
PhD (Mass Communication), PhD (Mass Communication)- Part Time
Lucknow, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Noidaa, Jaipur, Gwalior, Raipur
Symbiosis Institute of Media And Communication (SIMC)
Symbiosis Institute of Media And Communication is one of the leading colleges in the field of journalism. The students need to submit an application form and the admission happens through Symbiosis National Aptitude Test [SNAP] for Postgraduate Studies and Symbiosis Entrance Test [SET] for Undergraduate Studies.
Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication
MBA (Communications Management)
The college has great placements with companies like Hindustan times, MSL and Viacom visiting the campus for recruitment.
Mudra Institute of Communications (MICA)
MICA is the only residential institute in the country dedicated to creating Leadership in Strategic Marketing and Communication and offers a wide-range of academic programmes. Telephone interviews of eligible candidates. The Shortlisted candidates appear for MICA’s FPM Admission Test. The FPM Admission Test is a three-day process organised on the MICA campus, comprising of the Written Test (WT), an Individual Presentation (IP) and a Personal Interview (PI).
Post Graduate Diploma in Management- Communications
Fellow Programme In Management- Communications
Crafting Creative Communications
Jamia Milia Islamia
Founded in 1982 by Anwar Jamal Kidwai (former VC of Jamia Millia Islamia and later, Chairman of the Centre), the MCRC offers graduate and post-graduate courses in the art, craft and technology of the modern media. Jamia Milia is one the best colleges in India to get higher education in the field of mass communication, journalism and research. The college also offers courses in photography and acting. The admission is done through entrance test and interview.
- MA (Convergent Journalism)
- PhD (Mass Communication)
- MA (Mass Communication)
- MA (Visual Effect and Animation)
- MA (Convergent Journalism)
- MA (Development Communication)
- PG Diploma in Acting
- PG Diploma in Broadcast Technology
- PG Diploma in Still Photography & Visual Communication
- Delhi College of Arts & Commerce (DCAC)
Xavier Institute of Communications (XIC)
The Xavier Institute of Communications (XIC) is a professional media centre which offers a variety of services in training and production. The Institute is at two locations; the St. Xavier's College campus and the St. Xavier's High School campus, Mumbai. Admission is done through Online Entrance Tests (OETs), followed by a skype interview.
- Diploma Course in communication for Development
- Advanced Integrated Communication Program
- Diploma Course (Journalism & Mass Communication)
- Diploma Course (Public Relations & Corporate Communication)
- Diploma in Advertising & Marketing
- Diploma Course (Film, Television & Digital Video Production)
- Diploma in Mass Communication
Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication (MCNUJC)
The university offers full-time programmes only, and does not offer any correspondence or distance education programmes/courses. It admits students based on national level entrance exams. The university has 11 academic departments and awards bachelor's, master's and PhD degrees.
- Department of Electronic Media
- Department of Computer Science and Applications
- Department of Journalism
- Department of Management
- Department of Mass Communication
- Department of New Media Technology
- Department of Public Relations and Advertising Studies
- Department of Publications
- Department of Communication Research
- Department of Short Term Training Programmes
- Department of Text Book Writing
- Amarkantak, Rewa
We hope that this list of top ten colleges of journalism and mass communication will make your task of choosing one, easy.