Media and Journalism: Programmes by Top Institutes
Urvashi Dalal, 26 Apr 2017

Indian Institute of Mass Communication tops the list of institutes offering courses in Journalism in India. A number of institutes and universities also offer similar top of the line media courses for aspirants interested to pursue media and journalism as their undergraduate as well as postgraduate degrees. Careers360 gives you a consolidated list of top institutes offering media and journalism courses. 


What is Journalism and Media?

Journalism involves gathering, interpretation, and presentation of news and other information of current interest. The information gathered and disseminated through various arms like print, broadcast, and collectively is known as Media. They also include, radio journalism and advertising and public relations. Universities or institutes, across the country, offer media and journalism at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Most of such institutions, both government-run and industry-driven or private, also offer one-year Post Graduate Diploma courses in various streams of journalism.


Programmes and Institutes


A degree in Media and Journalism is important for aspirants of this field. The degree prepares the aspirants and hones their knowledge base and helps them gain practical skills. Prof. B. K. Kuthiala, Vice Chancellor, Makhanlal Chaturvedi University of Journalism and Communication (MCNUJC) Bhopal said, “Today, it is all about journalism and communication. Major job opportunities are in the area of content production, both text and visual. Like any other education system, a media institute requires a variety of courses and students require a full-time degree to learn the practical aspects of the field.”

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Media and Journalism Institutes list- Programme and Duration




Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi

1 Year


PG Diploma in English Journalism, Radio and TV Journalism, Advertising and PR


Asian College of Journalism, Chennai

1 Year, 2 Year

Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism, M.A. Journalism from Cardiff University


Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication

2 Year


MA(Mass Communication)

Xavier Institute Of Communications

1 Year


PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Comm, Public Relations and Corporate Communication,  Advertising & Marketing Communication, Film, TV & Digital Video Promotion, Mass Comm Marathi

MICA Ahmedabad

1 Year

Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Communications (PGDM-C)

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan


1 Year

Journalism (English Medium), Journalism (Hindi Medium), Mass Communication (English), Mass Communication (Hindi), Public Relations, Business Journalism, Industrial Relations & Personnel Mgmt, Marketing & Sales Mgmt Marketing, Advertising & Sales Mgmt, Event Management



1 Year, 3 Year

Three Year PG Diploma in Sound Recording and Sound Design, One Year PG Certificate Course in TV Direction, One Year PG Certificate Course in Video Editing, One Year PG Certificate Course in Sound Recording and TV Engineering

Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies

3 Year


Degree in Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication


Jamia Millia Islamia


1 Year, 2 year


PhD.(Mass Communication), M.A.(Mass Communication), M.A.(Visual Effect and Animation), M.A.(Convergent Journalism), M.A.(Development Communication), PG Diploma in Broadcast Technology, PG Diploma in Still Photography & Visual Communication

Banaras Hindu University


1 Year, 2 year


MA (Mass Communication), MA (Corporate Communication), PG Diploma in Health Communication (Innovative Project), PG Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication

DU (several colleges like IP, DCAC, LSR, Kalindi,etc)

3 Year

B.A. (Hons) Journalism (English/Hindi),  Bachelor of Mass Media and Mass Communication (BMMMC) at IP College for Women

Bangalore University

2 Year

M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication

University of Mumbai

2 Year

MA in Communication and Journalism, MA in Electronic Media, MA in Public Relations

Manipal School of Communication, Manipal University

3 Years, 2 Year


Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication, MA in Media and Communication


Jain University


3 Years, 2 Year

BA Journalism and Mass Comm, MA Journalism and Mass Comm


Amity School Of Communication, Amity University


3 Years, 2 Year


B.A. (Film & Television Production), B.A. (Journalism & Mass Communication), B.A.(Mass Communication - International), MA (Advertising & Marketing Management), MA (Film & TV Production), MBA (Media Management), MA (PR & Event Management), MBA (PR & Event Management), M.A. (Journalism & Mass Communication), Ph.D in Mass Communication

Department of Media Studies, Christ University

3 Years, 2 Year

BA CEP-BA in Communication and Media; BA JPEng-Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Journalism, Psychology, English; MA in Media and Communication Studies, PhD) in Media Studies, MPhil) in Media Studies

Kurukshetra University


3 Years, 2 Year

B.A. Mass Communication, M.A. Mass Communication, M.Sc. Mass Communication, MPhil, PhD


Guru Jambeswar University

2 Year

Ph.D. (Mass Communication), M.Sc. (Mass Communication)



1 Year

Diploma in Public Relations, Advertising, and Marketing; Diploma in Public Relations, Media and Event Management; New Media (English/Hindi); Advance Diploma in Television Production & Journalism; Diploma in Development Journalism & TV Production

Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication

3 Year, 2 Year


BA, MA, BSc, MSc in Media Research, Print, Broadcast Journalism, Advertising and PR


Savitribai Phule Pune University

2 Year


M.Sc. Media and Communication Studies, M.Phil./Ph.D. Media and Communication Studies


Madras Christian College

2 Year

MA in Communication

Manav Rachna International University

3 Year,

Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication


Chandigarh University

3 Year, 2 Year

Bachelor of Arts (Journalism + Mass Communication), Master of Arts (Journalism + Mass Communication)

MIT International School of Broadcasting and Journalism

3 Year, 2 Year, 1 Year

BA (JMC), MA (MCJ), PG Diploma in Mass Communication


Time School of Journalism


Industry-led diplomas

PG Diploma Journalism (English)


NDTV Media Institute

1 Year

PG Diploma in Broadcast Training Programme

Pioneer Media School

1 Year

PG Diploma in Journalism; Television Direction & Production; Advertising & Marketing

Calcutta Media Institute

1 Year

Post Graduate Program In Digital Marketing & Media Management

Manorama School of Communication

1 Year


PG Diploma in Broadcast Journalism,  PG Diploma in Journalism


Eenadu Journalism School


3 Year, 2 Year, 1 Year

BA Journalism and Mass Comm, MA Journalism and Mass Comm, PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication


Demand for Media and Journalism Programmes


As per the industry trends, a good degree and accompanied training experience helps future prospects in this field. There are job opportunities in journalism and media fields with good remuneration packages and growth opportunities.


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