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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


The Mudra institute of communications in Ahmedabad (MICA)


  • 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 Institute of Communication, Manipal


Indian institute of journalism and new media, Bangalore


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


Asian college of journalism, Chennai

Mass Communications Courses in India