Top Ranked Mass Communication Colleges in India 2022

Mass Communication is a comprehensive term that is not limited to only Journalism but other specialisations such as Public Relations (PR), Event Management, Advertising, Corporate Communication, Film Direction, etc. India is home to some of the top-rated colleges to pursue Mass Communication courses. These include Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Delhi; A.J.K. Mass Communication Research Centre, Delhi; Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC Pune), Pune; UNIPUNE - Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune; University of Hyderabad (UoH), Hyderabad; Manipal School of Communication, Manipal; Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai; Christ University, Bangalore; Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalore; Sophia Shree B.K Somani Polytechnic, Mumbai, etc. Some of the popular specialisations offered in Mass Communication colleges in India are:

  • Print Media
  • Electronic Media (TV, Radio, Online)
  • Media Planning
  • Anchoring and Reporting
  • Film Making
  • Production Design
  • Radio Jockeying
  • Visual Communication

Checkout below some skills and traits that a candidate aspiring to pursue a career in Mass Communication should possess:

  • Creativity

  • Confidence

  • Networking skills

  • Interviewing skills

  • Observation skills

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Critical thinking

  • Ability to work under strict deadlines

Mass Communication Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can pursue a degree, diploma or certificate Mass Communication course at both UG and PG levels. Given below is the basic eligibility criteria for both UG and PG levels:

  • UG courses: Candidates should clear Class 12 in any stream with 50-60 per cent aggregate. Some colleges/universities also require candidates to be a minimum of 17 years of age.

  • PG courses: Candidates should clear graduation in any stream with 50-60 per cent aggregate. Some colleges/universities also require candidates to be a minimum of 23 years of age.

Apart from merit-based admission, many top-ranked Mass Communication colleges in India also accept scores of national and state-level entrance exams including CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT, D-ART, MET, etc.

There are a total of over 985 Mass Communication colleges in India that provide a full-time, part-time, distance-learning and online mode of study. These colleges provide degree courses. Out of these, the top 20 Mass Communication colleges in India ranked by India Today offer degree courses in full-time mode of study.

Although there are plenty of Mass Communication colleges in India there a few top ones that have been listed by India Today. Following is a list of top 10 Mass Communication colleges in India under the Mass Communication category ranked by India Today:

College

India Today'20 Ranking

IIMC, Delhi

1

A.J.K. Mass Communication Research Centre, Delhi

2

SIMC Pune

3

UNIPUNE - Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

4

UoH, Hyderabad

5

Manipal School of Communication, Manipal

6

Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai

7

Christ University, Bangalore

8

Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalore

9

Sophia Shree B.K Somani Polytechnic, Mumbai

10

Here is the list of some of the top private and public Mass Communication colleges in India:

Private Colleges

Course Fee (in Rs lakh)

SIMC Pune

7.97

Manipal School of Communication, Manipal

5.50

Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai

2.70

Christ University, Bangalore

2.72

Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalore

4

 

Public Colleges

Course Fee (in Rs)

IIMC, Delhi

72,000

A.J.K. Mass Communication Research Centre, Delhi

1,42,820

UNIPUNE - Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

10,990

UoH, Hyderabad

10,935

Sophia Shree B.K Somani Polytechnic, Mumbai

-

Refer to the infographics below to get a detailed overview of the top 8 Cities / States of Mass Communication colleges in India:

*Note: Y axis in the above bar graphs shows the number of colleges.

What are the study options after Mass Communication and Media?

Candidates pursuing Mass Communication course at UG level can choose to study a PG level degree or diploma course. Some of the PG level Mass Communication courses that candidates can pursue include:

  • Master of Arts (MA)

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • PG Diploma

  • Master of Science (MSc)

  • Master of Journalism (MJ)

  • Master of Journalism and Mass Communication (MJMC)

Candidates pursuing a Mass Communication course at PG level can consider doing Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in their subject of their interest.

  • Certificate in Film Appreciation

  • Certificate in Film Direction

  • Certificate in Short Film Making

  • Certificate in Music Production

  • Certificate in Video Editing

  • Certificate in Digital Advertising

  • Certificate in Print & Publishing

  • Certificate in Broadcast Media Design

  • Certificate in Design & Publishing

  • Certificate in TV Direction

  • Certificate in Sound Recording

Top-rated Mass Communication colleges in India offer different types of courses. Around 347 colleges offer BA course, 226 offer MA course, 149 offer PG Diploma courses and 123 offer Certificate courses.

Placement Trends

After completing a course in Mass Communication, candidates can work in different job profiles as per their chosen specialisation. Some of the popular Mass Communication job profiles include:

  • Desk Writer

  • Reporter

  • Sub-Editor

  • Correspondent

  • Video Editor

  • Radio Jockey (RJ)

  • Anchor

  • Photo Journalist

  • Video Journalist

  • Public Relations Officer

  • Scriptwriter

  • Copywriter

  • Media Planner

  • Art Director

  • Event Planner

  • Wedding Planner

Graduates from below top Mass Communication colleges in India can bag a median salary of Rs 2-4 LPA:

Graduates from below top Mass Communication colleges in India can bag a median salary of Rs 4-6 LPA:

Graduates from below top Mass Communication college in India can bag a median salary of more than Rs 6 LPA:

  • UoH, Hyderabad

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed overview of the median salary for Mass Communication colleges in India:

Top Recruiters for Mass Communication Students

Various Mass Communication colleges in India offer placement opportunities to students on the successful completion of their course. Below is the list of few top companies that recruit Mass Communication students along with their placement ratings:

Colleges

Placement Ratings (Based on Reviews)

Top Recruiters

A.J.K. Mass Communication Research Centre, Delhi

4.5

ABP News, CNN IBN, Edelman, Sony Entertainment, Times Now, Viacom

 

IIMC, Delhi

4.4

Times Now, Hindu, India Today, Economic Times, Aaj Tak, ABP News, Dainik Jagran, Utkridt Media

Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalore

4.4

BBC, Bloomberg, Business Standard, CNBC Awaz, CNN IBN, Deccan Chronicle, Google, Hindustan Times, HT Media, Indian Express, Mint, NDTV, News Wire18, NEWS X, Outlook Group, Rediff.com, Reuters, Times Now, Times of India, TV9

Manipal School of Communication, Manipal

4.4

AD Factors, Fever 104 FM, JWT, Perfect Relations, Times of India, Vedanta, Viacom 18, Zee TV

Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai

4.3

Publicizes Group, Dentsu Network, Genesis Burson-Marsteller, MSL, Text 100, Adfactors, Cohn & Wolfe

 How affordable is studying Mass Communication in India?

Based on the below pie chart, it can be estimated that pursuing Mass Communication Course in India is moderately-priced as 50% of the colleges have annual fees that ranges from Rs 1-5 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

  • A.J.K. Mass Communication Research Centre, Delhi
  • IMS Unison University, Dehradun
  • AIMC, Delhi
  • Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai
  • Christ University, Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalore

Around 25% Mass Communication colleges have fee structure that ranges from Rs 5-10 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

  • Manipal School of Communication, Manipal
  • SIMC Pune
  • Amity School of Communication, Noida

Around 25% Mass Communication colleges have fee structure of less than Rs 1 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

  • UoH, Hyderabad
  • UNIPUNE - Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
  • IIMC, Delhi

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed overview of the segregation of Mass Communication colleges in India based on fee:

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Location

Total Fees

Rating

Ownership

Specialization

Exams Accepted

1
India Today ' 21
IIMC - Indian Institute of Mass Communication
4.4

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

3.8
(10)
Fees: 72,000
1
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
2
India Today ' 21
Jamia Millia Islamia [JMI]
4.2

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.7
(432)
Fees: 1.42 Lakh
Salary : 4.80 Lakh
5
The Week ' 20
1
Outlook ' 19
3
India Today ' 21
Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Symbiosis International, Pune
3.9

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

3.4
(16)
Fees: 8.35 Lakh
Salary : 18.20 Lakh
3
The Week ' 20
4
Outlook ' 19
4
India Today ' 21
UNIPUNE - Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU)
4.2

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

4.6
(133)
Fees: 10,990
Salary : 3.85 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
10
Outlook ' 19
5
India Today ' 21
Department of Communication, University of Hyderabad
Fees: 45,725
Salary : 7.00 Lakh
7
The Week ' 20
3
Outlook ' 19
6
India Today ' 21
Manipal Institute of Communication, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
4.5

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

5.0

Value for Money

5.0
(8)
Fees: 6.64 Lakh
Salary : 3.00 Lakh
6
The Week ' 20
6
Outlook ' 19
7
India Today ' 21
Xavier Institute of Communications
4.3

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.8

Value for Money

3.8
(11)
Fees: 3.25 Lakh
4
The Week ' 20
2
Outlook ' 19
8
India Today ' 21
Department of Media Studies, Christ University
4.1

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

3.8
(12)
Fees: 2.72 Lakh
Salary : 3.56 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
9
India Today ' 21
Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media
4.4

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

5.0
(2)
Fees: 4.35 Lakh
8
The Week ' 20
5
Outlook ' 19
10
India Today ' 21
12
India Today ' 21
Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication - MCNUJC
3.6

Placements

3.2

Infrastructure

3.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

3.5

Value for Money

4.0
(22)
Fees: 58,510
Salary : 21,000
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
14
India Today ' 21
Department of Journalism, Madras Christian College
4.2

Placements

3.0

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

5.0

Value for Money

5.0
(2)
Fees: 56,157
Salary : 2.52 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
15
India Today ' 21
Kishinchand Chellaram College
4.0

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

3.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.3
(54)
12
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
16
India Today ' 21
Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication Dwarka Delhi (AIMC)
4.3

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.0
(12)
Fees: 2.60 Lakh
Salary : 2.80 Lakh
11
The Week ' 20
13
Outlook ' 19
17
India Today ' 21
SJC Bangalore - St. Joseph's College
4.2

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.3
(88)
Fees: 4.49 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
18
India Today ' 21
St Joseph College of Communication
3.6

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.7

Crowd & Campus Life

3.7

Value for Money

3.3
(3)
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
16
Outlook ' 19
19
India Today ' 21
Institute of Management Studies, Noida
3.5

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

3.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

3.5

Value for Money

3.4
(152)
Fees: 3.29 Lakh
13
The Week ' 20
11
Outlook ' 19
20
India Today ' 21
Jain Deemed-to-be University, Bangalore
3.9

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

3.6
(294)
Salary : 4.25 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
21
India Today ' 21
IMS Unison University
4.3

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.3
(115)
Fees: 2.16 Lakh
Salary : 4.00 Lakh
15
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
22
India Today ' 21
Jagran Lakecity University
4.2

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

4.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.0
(53)
Fees: 4.40 Lakh
Salary : 2.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
22
Outlook ' 19
23
India Today ' 21
Chandigarh University (CU)
4.2

Placements

4.2

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.1
(1619)
Fees: 3.51 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
24
India Today ' 21
AMU  - Aligarh Muslim University
4.3

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.6
(385)
Salary : 7.22 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
26
India Today ' 21
Amity School of Communication, Amity University, Noida
4.0

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

3.5
(55)
Fees: 8.88 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
8
Outlook ' 19
27
India Today ' 21
National School of Journalism and Public Discourse (NSoJ)
4.5

Placements

4.6

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.6
(9)
Fees: 3.30 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
28
India Today ' 21
Amity University, Lucknow
4.0

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

3.6
(292)
Fees: 5.85 Lakh
17
The Week ' 20
19
Outlook ' 19
29
India Today ' 21
Doon Business School
3.7

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

3.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

3.6

Value for Money

3.9
(184)
Fees: 4.29 Lakh
14
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
30
India Today ' 21
MCM DAV College for Women
3.8

Placements

2.9

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.0
(116)
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
31
India Today ' 21
St. Aloysius College Magaluru
4.1

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.2
(19)
Salary : 2.70 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
32
India Today ' 21
Galgotias University
3.9

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.7
(957)
Fees: 2.41 Lakh
Salary : 1.90 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
33
India Today ' 21
National Institute of Mass Communication and Journalism (NIMCJ)
4.1

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

3.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

0.0
(3)
Fees: 2.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
14
Outlook ' 19
34
India Today ' 21
Kristu Jayanti College
4.2

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.3
(160)
Fees: 1.98 Lakh
Salary : 4.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
35
India Today ' 21
Chitkara School of Mass Communication, Chitkara University, Chandigarh
4.6

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

5.0

Value for Money

4.0
(3)
Fees: 3.92 Lakh
Salary : 2.10 Lakh
18
The Week ' 20
23
Outlook ' 19
36
India Today ' 21
Garden City University
4.0

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

3.8
(64)
Fees: 4.66 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
37
India Today ' 21
PSG College of Arts and Science - PSGCAS
4.2

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.3
(85)
Fees: 96,850
Salary : 2.49 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
38
India Today ' 21
Jaipur National University
3.7

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

3.8

Value for Money

3.7
(257)
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
39
India Today ' 21
Amity University, Raipur
4.1

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

3.9
(59)
Fees: 2.43 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
40
India Today ' 21
Alva's College
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
41
India Today ' 21
Hindusthan College of Arts and Science [HICAS]
4.0

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.0
(33)
Fees: 3.00 Lakh
Salary : 3.46 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
42
India Today ' 21
Rathinam College of Arts and Science - RCAS Coimbatore
3.4

Placements

2.8

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.5

Crowd & Campus Life

3.8

Value for Money

3.3
(4)
Salary : 2.44 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
43
India Today ' 21
IIS
4.0

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

3.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.8

Crowd & Campus Life

3.9

Value for Money

3.8
(27)
Fees: 1.30 Lakh
Salary : 3.20 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
24
Outlook ' 19

FAQs

Q1. What are the different specialisations offered at Mass Communication colleges in India?

A. Specialisations offered in Mass Communication colleges in India are:

  • Print Media 
  • Electronic Media (TV, Radio, Online)
  • Media Planning
  • Anchoring and Reporting
  • Film Making
  • Production Design
  • Radio Jockeying
  • Visual Communication

Q2. Which are the best colleges to pursue Mass Communication course in India based on placements?

A. Top five Mass Communication colleges in India based on placement trends are:

  • J.K. Mass Communication Research Centre, Delhi

  • IIMC, Delhi

  • Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalore

  • Manipal School of Communication, Manipal

  • Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai

Q3. What are the job opportunities after completing Mass Communication course in India?

A. There are several job opportunities after mass communication course. Some of them are listed below:

  • Desk Writer

  • Reporter

  • Sub-Editor

  • Correspondent

  • Video Editor

  • Radio Jockey (RJ)

  • Anchor

  • Photo Journalist

  • Video Journalist

  • Public Relations Officer

  • Scriptwriter

  • Copywriter

  • Media Planner

  • Art Director

  • Event Planner

  • Wedding Planner

Q4. What is the estimated fee for studying Mass Communication course in India?

A. It is estimated that pursuing Mass Communication in India is moderately-priced as 50% of the colleges have annual fees that ranges from Rs 1-5 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

A.J.K. Mass Communication Research Centre, Delhi

IMS Unison University, Dehradun

AIMC, Delhi

Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai

Christ University, Bangalore

Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalore

Q5. Which are the popular entrance exams to qualify for Mass Communication in India?

A. Various exams accepted in India for Mass Communication include CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT, D-ART, MET, etc.

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