Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC), Manipal is ranked 1st amongst the top media schools in India as “India's Best Professional Colleges” by The Outlook-ICARE Professional College Rankings 2020. MIC is a premier institution of media and communication in Manipal, India is a constituent college of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), which is an Institution of Eminence as recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Government of India. The institute offers degree and pg diploma courses in the discipline of Media and Communication, Animation, Film Arts and many more.

Latest Update: MIC has begun the registration process for all the admission in the academic year 2020-21. The last date to apply for the BA (Media & Communication) course is March 15, 2021.

Manipal Institute of Communication Highlights

Established | Institute Type 1997 | Private
Approved by AICTE
Affiliated to MAHE, Manipal
Courses Offered UG, PG & PG Diploma
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Merit-based + SoP + PI
Facilities Available Library, Auditorium, Lab, Studio, etc
Official Website

Manipal Institute of Communication Rankings

  • Ranked 5th amongst the top media schools in India by Outlook survey 2015.
  • Ranked 4th amongst the top 10th Communication Institutes in India Source by Outlook Magazine 2014.
  • Ranked 1st among Mass Communication Colleges in India based on factual ranking by India Today Magazine, 2013 and ranked 4th in general.

Manipal Institute of Communication Courses

MIC offers degree and pg diploma courses in the discipline of Media and Communication, Animation, Film Arts and many more. Tabulated below are the details for the same:

Course Specialization Eligibility
BA Media and Communication 10+2 with a minimum of 45% aggregate marks 
B.Sc Animation 10+2 from a recognized board
B.Voc Graphic and Digital Media
MA Media and Communication, Film Arts & Film Making Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks
PG Diploma Corporate Communication, Sports Communication

Check: MIC Manipal Courses and Fees

Manipal Institute of Communication Admission

  • Go to the official website.
  • Click on ‘Apply’.
  • Fill out the form carefully.
  • Upload a photograph and signature.
  • Select the program and enter your address.
  • Select a mode of payment.
  • The application fee is INR 600 (for General Category) and INR 2500 (for Foreign/ NRI/ NRI Sponsored Category). Pay it using your preferred means.

Selection Criteria

  • The candidates will be selected on the basis of merit.
  • The candidates are required to submit a Statement of Purpose (SoP) followed by a Personal Interview.

Manipal Institute of Communication Scholarship

MIC Manipal awards a scholarship for its Under Graduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) students under the following categories

  1. Kalam-Pai, Freeship and Scholars Scholarship for MBBS & BDS Programs
  2. Merit Scholarship for MD and MDS Programs
  3. Freeship, Scholar and Achiever Scholarships for BTech
  4. Freeship, Scholar and Achiever Scholarships for BPharm
  5. Scholar and Achiever Scholarship for All Other Under Graduate (UG) & Post Graduate (PG) Programs
  6. Board Toppers Scholarship for All Under Graduate (UG) Programs
  7. Scholarships for Academy of General Education Students (SAGES)
  8. Academy of General Education (AGE) Scholarship for AGE Students
  9. Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for B.Sc. Nursing students
  10. Merit Scholarship for BTech (Lateral Entry) students from Manipal Group Polytechnic Institutions
  11. Merit Scholarships for Foreign / Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Category Students
  12. Merit Scholarship for Konkani speaking students
  13. Merit Scholarship for Children of Manipal Alumni
  14. Scholarship scheme of interest subsidy on education loan for MAHE students
  15. AICTE Tuition Fee Waiver
  16. Kadambi scholarship
  17. ITC scholarship

Manipal Institute of Communication Faculty

MIC is headed by Dr. Padma Rani, a sociologist, media researcher and educator with extensive teaching and research experience. Dr. Rani’s team of faculty at SoC consists of meritorious individuals with a passion for teaching and research bringing with them diverse backgrounds and experiences, thereby evolving and adapting pedagogies to make the academic environment always relevant and current. MIC has a total of 18 core faculty members.

Check: MIC Manipal Faculty

Manipal Institute of Communication FAQs

Ques. How are the facilities at Manipal Institute of Communication?

Ans. Manipal Institute of Communication is housed in two charming, homey buildings with walls made of laterite stones, clay brick pillars and a traditional tiled roof. MIC is a walkable distance from MAHE’s hostels and Manipal’s main hub, Tiger Circle. Facilities on the campus include:

  • Classrooms equipped with ACs,
  • Computer labs with printing facilities,
  • The library that houses over 13,000 books and journals and offers photocopying facilities,
  • Sound studio,
  • TV production studio,
  • Mac Lab for editing,
  • Animation labs,
  • Radio Manipal, the university’s community radio station,
  • Canteen
  • Common room
  • Auditorium and many more.

Ques. What are the documents required during admission at Manipal Institute of Communication?

Ans. The following are the documents to be uploaded after Online application submission at Manipal Institute of Communication:

Educational Qualification Details

  • Mark cards of all years/semesters obtained from recognized University

Proof of Foreign/NRI status Details

  • Foreign Nationals: Passport copy of Candidate and Parent(s)
  • NRI: Passport copy of Candidate and Parent Resident VISA / Letter from the Embassy (of Parent)
  • NRI Sponsored:
    • Passport copy of the Sponsorer
    • Proof of NRI Status i.e. Resident VISA / Letter from the Embassy
    • Notary affidavit from the Sponsorer

Ques. Why should I choose the Manipal Institute of Communication?

Ans. The key benefits of joining Manipal Institute of Communication are as follows:

Media Research Centre Hands-on training & live projects Sound studio, TV studio, Editing Lab Community Radio station
National and international internships & Placement opportunities Campus Newspaper Interdisciplinary research International collaborations and student-exchange partnership several global universities