Mass communication has a rewarding career and it is highly demanded among students. Despite of several challenges and work pressure that you often come across in this career youngsters have shown have a great interest in this profession. The minimum qualification for a three year degree in mass communication is senior secondary from a recognized board and good command over English is always counted. You may opt for a diploma in mass communication as well.
Mass communication is a collective term; it has various streams in it. For instance, you could go for journalism, advertising, radio jockey, production, publishing, anchoring, film-making etc. There is a plenty of courses to choose from. Mass communication is more suitable for the individuals who are outspoken, extrovert, bold and passionate about their profession. Today, media is a powerful industry in India and has an influence over large part of Indian population. This offers a wide scope of mass communication with number of exciting opportunities.
You could find dozens of TV channels that have come up in the market like- news, entertainment, infotainment etc. Other than that, print media companies have also developed remarkably and FM radio channels have covered a large part. All these developments invite vast opportunities in mass communication field. Mass communication graduates can find rewarding career opportunities in news channels, leading newspapers, FM stations, production houses, TV soaps and many more.
The latest development in mass communication is internet, now a good number of people also turn to internet for the latest updates in current happenings around the world and entertainment.
All the leading newspaper and media houses have their personal websites where you could find work as a columnist or journalist. Due to cut throat competition among various media houses, too much importance is given too viewer ship or TRP. Hence, the job of journalists, anchors, correspondents have become even more challenging and pressurized.
Due to the rising demand of media professionals in the market, a large number of government and private mass communication colleges have opened in India. To excel in your career it is very important to enroll yourself in a reputed college. Mentioned below are the top notch colleges in India
- Jamia Milia Islamia, New-Delhi
- Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune
- Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad
- Asian College of Journalism, Chennai
- Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh)
- Amity School of Journalism and Communication, New-Delhi
- National institute for Media Studies, Ahmedabad
- National Institute of Advertising, New-Delhi
- Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra
- Media Village, Kerala
These are just few names mass communication colleges in India, to get the entire list of mass communication institutes in India and in your city, you should browse internet and also visit the website of the college you want to seek admission. Most of these colleges conduct an entrance test for the selection of the candidates
Earlier career in mass communication was not very lucrative as it is now because media’s domain was limited to government, business houses and agriculture. Common man had very little role and his concern and difficulties were never given any prime importance. However, now the situation is just the other way round, today media gives prime importance to common man’s concern and grievance. Not only to common man’s problems but every section of the society is covered by the Media now. Today media provides great platform to everyone to raise issue and protest against any unethical and illegal agenda in the democracy.