Mass communication as a field has catapulted to one of the most sought after career choice in recent times. With the advent of digital media, the opportunities in this sector have boomed and more and more individuals are therefore signing up for mass communication courses to kick-start or advance their career.
One of the most sought institutions is the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi, which was established in 1965 after a team of internationally known mass communication specialists from UNESCO and the Ford Foundation recommended it. IIMC is an autonomous society under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and focuses on training, teaching and research in mass communication.
Indian Institute of Mass Communication offers the following Post-graduate Diploma courses:
- Journalism – Hindi, English and Odia,
- Advertising & Public Relations and
- Radio & TV Journalism.
Admissions to these courses are highly competitive consisting All India Entrance Examination followed by Group Discussions and Interview.
IIMC also offers Diploma Course in Development Journalism for non-aligned and developing countries.
The courses organized by Indian Institute of Mass Communication are a mixture of classroom study as well as field trips such that students get a taste of theory along with the practical environment and ground realities. This ensures that students are well prepared to implement their classroom theories in real life situations. Also, the curriculum is continuously upgraded and revised with respect to the emerging trends and technologies in the rapidly developing field of media and communication. The Institute also enables its students to secure gainful employment in Newspapers, TV Channels and Media Houses, as well as Advertising and Public Relations Agencies after completing their courses, through Campus Placements and otherwise.