LIST OF TOP MASS COMMUNICATIONS COLLEGES IN INDIA BASED ON 2020 RANKING

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The top mass communication colleges in India offer many courses like Journalism, Media Studies, Advertising, Photography, Cinematography, etc. Some of the best mass communication colleges in India are Asian College of Journalism (ACJ), Chennai, Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune, Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM), Bangalore and Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai. These colleges offer various courses like BMM, BJMC, MMC, and MPhil and PhD degrees in the field.

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  • There are 972 colleges in India offering mass communication courses, comprising 667 private and 305 public mass communication colleges.
  • Ranking agencies like Outlook, India Today and The Week have released the ranking lists for these top mass communication colleges in India. The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi has been ranked as the best mass communication college by most of the agencies. Check IIMC Delhi Admission 2020 Eligibility Criteria.
  • The education offered in these colleges is at par with the best mass communication colleges in world. The average fees of mass communication in India ranges from INR 25,000-50,000 per annum for UG courses and INR 50,000-2,00,000 for PG courses.
  • Admissions in most of the colleges are done through exams like IPU CET and CUCET. Most of the colleges admit students after 12th through merit on the basis of Class XII score. Read the IPU CET 2020 Latest Updates.
  • Students graduating with a Mass Communication degree get job opportunities in various profiles such as Fashion Photographer, Film Director, TV Correspondent, Producer, Radio Jockey (RJ), Screenwriter, Sound Engineer, etc.

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This article includes every information about these best colleges in India offering mass communication courses with their admission process, courses offered, exams accepted, cutoffs, ROI, placement, etc. Continue reading to find everything.

Top Mass Communication Colleges in India: Ranking

NIRF and multiple other agencies release the rankings of various colleges and universities in India every year. These rankings are based on various parameters like Placements, Faculty, Perception, Facilities, etc. Some of the top ranking agencies in India include NIRF, Outlook, India Today, The Week, etc.

These agencies release multiple lists for colleges, some of which are categorized for private and public colleges, while some are categorized for colleges according to state and city. Listed below are some of the top mass communication colleges in India as ranked by these agencies. While ranking these colleges, the agencies also consider the standard and quality of education imparted in the different Mass Communication courses offered by them.

Top Mass Communication Colleges in India: India Today Ranking

India Today is a weekly Indian English language news magazine published by Living Media India Limited. It is the most widely circulated magazine in India, with a readership of close to 8 million. The agency provides ranking to colleges so that students can decide the best college for themselves. Given below is the ranking list of India Today top Mass Communication colleges.

Name of the CollegeRanking 2019Ranking 2018ChangeAverage Annual Fees
Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi110INR 95,500
AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia220INR 86,320
University of Hyderabad330INR 7,230
Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC), Pune46+2INR 4,69,000
Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai54-1INR 3,77,150
Manipal University, School of Communication, Udupi65-1INR 2,60,000
Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune7NP-INR 10,990
Christ University, Banglore87-1INR 60,500
Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM), Bangalore990INR 4,35,000
SCM Sophia, Mumbai108-2INR 5,00,000

IIMC Delhi has been ranked as the best college for mass communication in India by India Today ranking survey. The institute was ranked No. 1 in India in 2018 also.

  • The average annual fees for pursuing mass communication courses in IIMC Delhi is around INR 72,000 per year.
  • The institute is followed by AJK Mass Communication Research Center and University of Hyderabad respectively.
  • Other top institutes include SIMC Pune, Xaviers Mumbai, IIJNM Bangalore, etc.
  • The best improvement in rank has been shown by SIMC Pune which ranked at 6th in 2018 and 4th in 2019.

See the institute’s performance in SIMC Pune Placement Highlights

Top Mass Communication Colleges in India: The Week Ranking

The Week is an Indian news magazine printed from Kochi and printed in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Kottayam. The agency conducts a survey along with Hansa Research every year to list the top colleges in India for multiple categories, both state wise and nation wise. Here are the rankings provided by The Week to some of the top mass communication colleges in India.

Name of the CollegeRanking 2019Ranking 2018ChangeAverage Annual Fees
Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi110INR 95,500
Asian College of Journalism (ACJ), Chennai23+1INR 4,24,800
Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai32-1INR 3,77,150
Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC), Pune440INR 4,69,000
AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi56+1INR 86,320
University of Hyderabad6NP-INR 7,230
Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM), Bangalore75-2INR 4,35,000
Amity School of Communication, Delhi87-1INR 2,50,000
Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi990INR 2,50,000
Kishinchand Chellaram College, Mumbai10NP-INR 19,175

?The Week has also ranked IIMC New Delhi as the best mass communication college in India. Check the complete list of courses offered at IIMC Delhi.

  • The Week ranking has some new names like Amity School of Communication, Delhi and Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi.
  • 2 institutes, University of Hyderabad and Kishinchand Chellaram College, Mumbai were not ranked by the agency last year but are included this time.
  • The cheapest mass communication course among these colleges is offered by University of Hyderabad while the SIMC Pune charges an average fees of INR 4,69,000 per year.
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Top Mass Communication Colleges in India: Outlook Ranking

The outlook is an Indian Weekly Magazine which also ranks different Colleges. The ranking given by outlook to some top Mass Communication Colleges in India 2019 are as follows.

Name of the CollegeRanking 2019Ranking 2018ChangeAverage Annual Fees
AJ Kidwai MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi110INR 86,320
Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai23+1INR 3,77,150
University of Hyderabad34+1INR 7,230
Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC), Pune42-2INR 4.69,000
Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM), Bangalore550INR 4,35,000
School of Communication, Manipal660INR 2,60,000
SCM Sophia, Mumbai770INR 5,00,000
Amity School of Communication, Noida880INR 2,50,000
Manorama School of Communication, Kottayam990INR 1,50,000
Department of Media and Communication Studies, Pune10NP-INR 10,990

Jamia Millia Islamia’s AJK MCRC has been ranked as the best mass comm college in India by Outlook 2019 survey. The agency ranked the institute No. 1 in 2018 also. Savitribai Phule Pune University’s Department of Media and Communication Studies has also been included by Outlook among the top 10 mass communication colleges in India.

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Top Mass Communication Colleges in India: ROI (Return on Investment)

ROI or Return on Investment describes how profitable it is to pursue Mass Communication from a certain college in India. The list below talks about the average annual fee and average placement package along with their ROI rank.

Name of the CollegeAverage Annual FeesAverage Placement PackageROI Rank*
Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), DelhiINR 1,30,000INR 4,00,0001
University of HyderabadINR 38,490INR 1,03,0002
AJ Kidwai MCRC, Jamia Millia IslamiaINR 1,43,000INR 2,20,0003
Xavier Institute of Communications, MumbaiINR 3,00,000INR 4,00,0004
Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC), PuneINR 5,20,000INR 4,80,0005

*ROI= {(Average Placement Package)/(Average Annual Fees)} *100%

  • Indian Institute of Mass Communication is ranked first as it gives 307% on ROI.
  • The college provides INR 4 LPA on placements with INR 1,30,000 of annual average fees.
  • The least ranked college in the ROI above is the SIMC Pune. The college gives only 92.3% returns and charges an annual average fees up to INR 5 Lacs.
  • The average placement packages provided by the college stands at INR 4 LPA.

Top Mass Communication Colleges in India: Cutoff

The mass communication admissions in India are done through merit basis as well as some entrance exams. IPU CET (Conducted by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University) and CUCET (Conducted by Chandigarh University) are 2 exams conducted for such admissions. The table below shows some details of cutoff scores released by VIPS New Delhi and FTII Pune for admission in mass communication courses.

CollegeCourseCutoff
VIPS New DelhiBJMC2-243
FTII PunePost Graduate Certificate Course in Sound Recording & TV Engineering50
FTII PunePost Graduate Diploma in Direction & Screenwriting71

Check more detailed FTII Pune Mass Communication Cutoff

Top Mass Communication Colleges in India: Admission Process

There are a total of 972 Mass Communication colleges in India out of which there are 667 private colleges and 305 are public.

public and private mass communication colleges in India

Source: Official Survey

The majority of the colleges give admission to students on merit basis but there are colleges that give admission to students based on marks obtained in the CUCET exam. 

Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC Pune)

Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, popularly known as SIMC Pune, is a premier institute for Media & Communication. It is affiliated to Symbiosis International University and approved by AICTE. SIMC Pune has been accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade. 

  • The media institute provides mainly 2 academic programs viz. MBA Communication Management and MA Mass Communication. 
  • The admission to the institute is done through an entrance exam conducted at the university level. 
  • Applicants expecting their final year results also can apply. However, their admission is going to be provisional and subjected to their proof of graduation with 50% marks or equivalent grade.
SIMC Pune Placement Stats)

Source: Official Website

The top recruiters for the placements in past years include The Quint, The Indian Express, The Print, Thomson Reuters, Times Now, and Vedanta. The table below compares SIMC Pune placements in past years.

YearPlacement Percentage
201695%
201795%
201861.54%
201995.45%

Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC Delhi)

Established by the Government of India in 1965, the Indian Institute of Mass Communication is affiliated to JNU, New Delhi. The institute offers Post Graduate Diploma Courses in Journalism in various disciplines, namely: Hindi, English, Urdu, Advertising & Public Relations and Radio & TV Journalism. IIMC also offers an International Program in Development Journalism.

  • The college conducts IIMC entrance exam to give admission to students.
  • IIMC Entrance Exam is a university-level test conducted by the college for admission to PG Diploma courses in Journalism, PR and Advertising and Radio and TV Journalism offered at 6 campuses affiliated to the institute.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline are eligible to apply.
  • Those appearing for their final year examinations can also appear for the entrance test, showing their final year mark sheet/provisional certificate by August 31, 2020.
  • If selected, their admission will be subject to their producing at least a provisional certificate in original from their college/university before 31 August 2019, failing which the provisional admission will stand cancelled.

Top Mass Communication Colleges in India: Entrance Exam Wise

There are different exams conducted by different colleges for the admission procedure. All colleges have their own exams and different selection criteria. Given below are some details of the top mass communication colleges in India entrance exam wise.

Top Mass Communication Colleges in India Accepting CUCET Exam

CUCET is a national level examination which is regulated by ten central universities jointly. It is a combined entrance test organized for providing admission into various UG, PG & other courses offered by the central universities across India. The paper is conducted once a year across various cities in India. CUCET Registration will commence in the month of March on the official website. 

Some of the top Mass Communication colleges in India accepting CUCET exam are given below:

  • Chandigarh University
  • Lovely Professional University

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Top Mass Communication Colleges in India: Region Wise

Different states in India have established different Mass Communication colleges to impart the finest education.

  • Out of the entire list of top Mass Communication colleges in India, Maharashtra has 165 colleges.
  • Other top members of the list are Delhi NCT (137) and Uttar Pradesh (120).

Top Mass Communication Colleges in Delhi

There are a total of 137 Mass Communication colleges in Delhi including the NCR Region.

  • Out of these, 106 are top Private Mass Communication colleges in Delhi, 31 are public colleges.
  • The 142 Mass Communication colleges in Delhi include 91 Degree, 66 Diploma, and 37 Certification courses.
  • Specializations offered to students are Journalism, Media Studies, Advertising, Photography, Radio, TV Journalism, Film Making, etc.

Some of the top Mass Communication colleges in Delhi NCR are as follows:

  • Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC)
  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University
  • AJ Kidwai Mass Communication Research Centre (MCRC), Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

See the complete list of top mass communication colleges in Delhi.

Top Mass Communication Colleges in Haryana

Haryana has a total of 39 Mass Communication colleges including the 21 private and 18 public colleges.    

  • 32 top Mass Communication colleges in Haryana award Degree, 12 award Diploma, and 2 awards Certification to students pursuing the same.
  • Haryana also has 3 Universities that provide distance education in Mass Communication. 
  • The Maharshi Dayanand University, Kurukshetra University, and Chaudhary Devi Lal University.

Some of the top Mass Communication colleges Haryana region are given below:

  • Lingaya’s Vidyapeeth, Faridabad
  • Arya Postgraduate College
  • CMK National Post Graduate Girls College
  • KR Mangalam University
  • SGT University

Top Mass Communication Colleges in Uttar Pradesh

Top Mass Communication colleges in Uttar Pradesh consists of 127 colleges including the 118 private and 9 public colleges.

  • The state offers BMM, MMC, and M.Phil/ Ph.D. in Mass Communication.
  • Uttar Pradesh offers a total of 15 specializations to students pursuing Mass Communication in the state.
  • The most opted specialization in Mass Communication is Journalism and the least opted specialization is Cinematography and Sound Recording.

Some of the top Mass Communication colleges in Uttar Pradesh are given below:

  • Amity School of Communication, Noida
  • Sharda University, Greater Noida
  • IMS Ghaziabad University Courses Campus
  • Institute of Management Studies, Noida

Top Mass Communication Colleges in India: Placement Wise

Given below is the average salary package offered at top Mass Communication Colleges in India:

 Top Mass Communication Colleges in India: Average Salary Package

Source: Official Website

  • IIMC New Delhi offers an average salary package ranging from INR 2 LPA to INR 5 LPA.
  • SIMC Pune has a record of 96% placement rate and helps students in achieving Highest Package of INR 8 LPA and an average package up to INR 3.4 LPA.
  • In the recent past years at India Institute of Journalism and New Media, most graduating students received attractive starting job offers, some quiet one, during the campus placement weeks itself; over 95% of the graduates received well-paying job offers by the top of the tutorial year. 
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Top Mass Communication Colleges in India: FAQs

Ques. Which is the best college for Mass Communication in India?

Ans. Here is a list of Top 5 Mass Communication Colleges in India (Undergraduate)

  • Indraprastha College for Women, New Delhi.
  • St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.
  • Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, New Delhi.
  • Christ University, Bangalore.
  • Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune.

Ques. What is the fee for Mass Communication in India?

Ans. The fees of government colleges will vary from INR 11,659 to INR 1,10,000 for the entire course. However, fees for Mass Communication courses offered by private universities will vary

Ques.  What should I do after 12th in Mass Communication?

Ans. After the completion of the class 12th you can go for the following courses:

  • Diploma Courses (1 yr.)
  • Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication (3 yr.)
  • Master of Journalism and Mass Communication (2 yr.)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication (1 yr.)

Ques. Is there any entrance exam for Mass Communication?

Ans. Another recognized and renowned Mass Communication Entrance Exams 2019 is WLCI All India common entrance test. This entrance exam is usually scheduled in the month of May every year. The entrance exam is organized at various centers and the candidate can choose the center as per their convenience

Ques. Is maths compulsory for Mass Communication?

Ans. No, for doing Mass Communication, maths is not compulsory. You will have to give an entrance exam for journalism. No, for doing Mass Communication, maths is not compulsory. You will have to give an entrance exam for journalism.

Ques. What is the salary of Mass Communication?

Ans. Starting salary for a Mass Communication professional could be between Rs 12,000 and 25,000 depending on your people and communication skills. After 5 Years of work experience, a professional can expect a higher salary in the range of Rs 50,000 to Rs 1,00,000 per month.

Ques. Is mass media a good career?

Ans. Yes, Mass Communication is a good career option which gives you a various career option like Radio, PR, Journalism, Film making and many more.

Ques. What is the qualification of Mass Communication?

Ans. The basic eligibility for admission to MA in Mass Communication is a Bachelor’s degree in any stream of minimum 3 years duration. It is not compulsory to have a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Mass Communication but it certainly gives an edge. There is no restriction with respect to the stream of education in graduation

Ques. Can I do Mass Communication after 12th science?

Ans. A career in Mass Communication & Journalism is the BEST option for after 12thPass out students. Arts, Commerce and Science streams student can also join Mass Communication & Journalism degree and diploma courses.

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