Career in Mass Communication

Before discussing a career in mass communication, do you really know what mass communication really means? Mass communication refers to a process through which a person or a group of people sends a message through a channel of communication like the internet, newspaper, television, etc. to a large group of anonymous and heterogeneous people and organisations, like the general public, or a particular company, etc. Nowadays, due to the growing industry and expansion of media, a career in mass communication has become a leading choice for the youngsters and they are making a good career for them in this industry.

Pursuing a career in mass communication involves a bachelor’s degree, internships and projects. To get admission in a good college for studying mass communication the students need to score at least 55% in their 12 standards along with English as a best four subjects., also they have to clear the entrance exams of the particular college they wish to go to. There are various streams in the mass communication field such as-

  • Journalism
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Reporting
  • Films
  • Screenwriting
  • Animation
  • Anchoring

There a lot of various kinds of degree available, which can be pursued in mass communication like-

  • Diploma Course- 1 year
  • Bachelors in Journalism and mass communication- 3 years
  • Post Graduate Diploma in mass communication- 1 year

List of some of the best colleges in India to start a career in mass communication are-

  • Asian College of Journalism-

Asian college is located in Chennai and is focused upon producing skilful and proficient journalists for the media industry who would give their best to meet the needs of the industry. It provides a post-graduate diploma course of 1 year and also a master in journalism of 3 years. Admission into this college is through an entrance exam known as the ACJ entrance exam. The fees of this college is around Rs. 1 Lakh- 3 Lakh a year.

  • Xavier’s Institute of Communication-

A renowned and prestigious institute Xavier’s Institute of Communication was established in 1969, with an aim to provide the media industry with young and talented people. The course provided here in the college is Postgraduate Diploma, Advanced Integrated Communication Program, Post Graduate Diploma in Development Communication, Certificate Course in Journalism. The duration of all these courses is between 10 months to 1 year. Fees of this college are around Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 2.2 lakhs depending upon the course chosen by you.

  • Indian Institute of Mass Communication-

Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Mumbai, was established in 1965 and is affiliated with Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). This college is best known for its faculties and facilities and is a well-established college for many years. Admission into this college is through an entrance exam known as the IIMC entrance exam. The courses here offered are Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (Hindi, English and Urdu), Radio and TV Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations.

  • Symbiosis Institute of Media-

Symbiosis Institute of Media is affiliated to Symbiosis International University and aims to foster the highest standard of training to the dynamic requirements of the media industry. The college conduct an entrance exam named SNAP for admission into this college. The course offered here is Bachelors of Media Studies, it is a 3-year graduation course. Fees for this college is around 1.75 Lakhs p.a.

There is a lot of scopes for you to create a good career in mass communication. You can create a sea full of opportunities for growth and development if you are motivated and sincere enough.

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