Media is also known to be the fourth pillar of Indian democracy and has gained more prominence with the advent of 24 hour news channels and explosion of digital media. The minutest of happenings around the world are now being broadcasted to millions of Indians thereby enabling them to become better informed citizens with valid opinions. Therefore this field has started attracting a lot of youngsters who want to make a difference in this particular field of mass communication.
So, if you are one of those aspirants, who has or is about to, finish their school studies and are looking to join mass communication courses in India at the UG level, here is a list of the best.
Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi
This college was established in 1995 and is one of the premier institutions offering mass communication courses in Delhi. Some of the famous media personalities who have passed out from this campus include Nidhi Razdan, Kiran Walia, Gita Mittal and Shoma Chaudhury.
Department of Media Studies, Christ University
This institution was established in 1969 and offers BA in Journalism program at the UG level. This program ensures that the mass communication courses are structured in such a manner such that students get hand-on experience as to what they should expect while working in a media firm.
School of Communication, Manipal University
This institution was established in 1991 and has become one of the best journalism schools in the country. At the UG level, this institute offers a three-year graduate programme (Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Communication).
Delhi College of Arts & Commerce, University of Delhi
This college was the first college of Delhi University to offer journalism courses in Delhi University and has been a pioneer in the introduction of mass communication courses. It was established in 1989 with the idea to instill and equip students with the changing demands of the media sector.
Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi
This institute was established in 1924 and offers the Bachelor in Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC) course. This college has huge infrastructure to support a hands on learning environment for student in this field. It is fully equipped with production centers, editing bays, and other such learning tools.
KC College of Arts, Science and Commerce, University of Mumbai
Kishinchand Chelaram College or KC College was established in 1954 and offers 40 seats to students under its Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM) every year.
Madras Christian College
This institute was established in 1837 and established the ‘Department of Journalism of the Madras Christian College’ in 2005. The BA Journalism course provides specialization in different disciplines with respect to the needs of the changing and evolving media sector. It includes disciplines such as Print (newspaper and magazine) and Electronic (television and radio) media, photography and videography (documentary film making), web designing and film journalism. The mass communication course is regularly updated to ensure that students are made ready for immediate employment.
Ramnarain Ruia College, University of Mumbai
This college was established in 1937, Ramnarain Ruia College and offers the Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM) course in disciplines such as journalism, advertising and public Relations etc.
SIES College of Arts, Science & Commerce, University of Mumbai
The Arts and Science College was established in 1960 and offers a Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM) course at the UG level. This mass communication course has two optional streams – advertising and journalism.
Amity School of Communications
This institute was established in 1999 and currently offers mass communication courses at both the UG and PG level – Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication, Master of Journalism and Mass Communication.