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Mass communication has become a sought-after field of study in the recent years. Graduates studying mass communication work in the fields of public relations, news media and publishing, research institutes, etc.



Eligibility for pursuing mass communication


Bachelor's degree in mass communication

12th standard and course duration is 3 years



Post graduation diploma/ Post graduation degree


Bachelor degree,
Duration of course for Post graduation diploma will be 1 or 2 years whereas for Master's degree, it is 2 years



Requirements to remain in the field of mass communication


  • Curious and probing mind
  • Presentable and confident persona
  • Good communication skills
  • Aptitude to write and present information precisely and efficiently
  • Creative thinking


Mass communication job - nature of work


Media is a resource that gives the common man an occasion to express his mind. In India there has been a tremendous growth in mass communication media like newspapers, television channels, advertising firms etc. This has paved way for various options for people choosing mass communication for a career. You can choose to specialize in journalism; public relations, cinematography, advertising etc. Listed below is the nature of work for people graduating in mass communication:


Print journalism: Collecting and editing news for print media like newspapers, magazines.


Public relations: Creating and revealing constructive and optimistic image of the organization.


Electronic journalism: Camera, program research, direction, graphics, production, editing, sound, script writing, etc


Advertising: Brand building procedure of a product, service, thought or idea through efficient mediums of communication.



Career prospects for mass communication


People who have completed a course in mass communication can find lucrative job prospects in the print and electronic media as columnists, freelance writers, editors, proofreaders, photojournalists, correspondents, news analysts, staff reporters, etc. A student trained in the field of mass communication can make a career in:


  • The public relations departments of various companies
  • The news media industry
  • Research institutes
  • Publishing industry
  • Radio stations
  • Television networks


Salary expected


Entry level salary of Rs.10000 to Rs.15000 is what a mass communication graduate can expect. After 4- 5 years of experience, you can expect Rs.25000-50000.



Institutions offering mass communication course in India


Ahmedabad

The Mudra institute of communications in Ahmedabad (MICA)



Mumbai

  • Xavier institute of communication, Mumbai
  • Sophia SBKC polytechnic, Mumbai



New Delhi

  • Amity School of Journalism and Communication, New Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi
  • A J K Mass Communication Centre, New Delhi
  • New Delhi YMCA Centre for Mass Media, New Delhi


Manipal

Manipal Institute of Communication, Manipal


Bangalore

Indian institute of journalism and new media, Bangalore



Pune

  • Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune
  • Department of Communication and Journalism, Pune
  • Film and television institute of India, Pune


Chennai

Asian college of journalism, Chennai


Mass Communications Courses in India