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Career in Media and Mass Communication


Introduction : Journalism includes preparation of written, visual, or audio material envisioned for dissemination through public media with reference to factual, ongoing events of public concern. It deals with broadcast world such as TV and Radio, Web journalism, Print Journalism etc. There are also courses in particular areas of journalism like sports, television, photo, press law etc.

Eligibility : For Post graduate degree courses: BA in journalism. There is also PG diploma in journalism after graduation.


  • B.J (Bachelor of Journalism)

  • B.J.M.C (Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication)

  • B.A - J.M.C (Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication)

  • B.C.J (Bachelor of Communication and Journalism)

  • B.M.M (Bachelor of Mass Media)

  • B.J (Hons) (Bachelor of Journalism (Honours))

  • B.A - Mass Communication (Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication)


  • Kamala Nehru College for Women, Delhi

  • Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bengaluru

  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi

  • IIMC, New Delhi

  • Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai

  • Film and Television Institute of India, Pune

Mass Communication

Introduction : Mass communication is the course related to how individuals and entities relay information through mass media to large segments of the population at the same time. It usually relates to newspaper, magazine, book publishing, as well as radio, television and film, as these mediums are used for disseminating information, news and advertising.

Mass communication course in a collective term has a series of streams like- news-reading, reporting, columnist, Anchoring, radio jockey, public-relations, advertising, production, acting, web journalism, social media etc.

Eligibility :  The selection process conducted by various colleges includes interviews, group discussion, and written tests for a particular media or mass communication course at a university,

10 +2 for undergraduate course


  • B.A. (Mass Communication)

  • B.B.A (Mass Media Management)

  • PG Diploma.(Mass Communication Journalism)

  • M.A. (Communication and Journalism)

  • M.A.(Mass Communication Journalism)

  • M.A.(Mass Communication)

  • M. B.A. (Mass Media Management)

  • Ph. D in Mass


  • Anna Malai University, Chennai

  • Madurai Kamraj University, Chennai

  • Symbiosis Institute of Journalism Mass Communication, Pune

  • Department of Communication Journalism, University of Poona

  • Film Television Institute of India (FTII), Chennai Kolkata

  • Assam University, Silchar, Assam.

  • University of Kolkata

  • Aligarh Muslim University, U.P.

  • Banaras Hindu University, U.P.

  • Guru Nanak Dev University

  • Punjab University

  • Kurukshetra University, Haryana

  • Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi

  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi

  • Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi (

  • Sardar Patel University, Gujarat

  • Nagpur University

Public Relations

Introduction : Public relations is related to corporate communication and image building. The field is involved in promoting the organization goals and sustain a good reputation in public through communication. It helps to build relationships with stakeholders through various sources for news/ information dissemination.

Eligibility : Graduation in any discipline from recognized University


  • MA (Advertising and Public Relations)

  • PG Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations

  • MBA (Advertising and Public Relations)


  • Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi

  • Madurai Kamraj University, Tamilnadu

  • Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism, Madhya Pradesh

  • Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore

  • Guru Jambeshwar University, Haryana

  • Kurukshetra University, Haryana

  • Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

  • Punjabi University, Patiala

Art Direction

Introduction : Art Direction includes work such as creation and management of visual style and images in magazines, newspapers, and product packaging, movies and television productions. Artworks, illustrations or layouts are created for various purposes and used in advertising, newspaper and magazines, theatre, motion picture and video games industries.

Eligibility Courses

  • B.Sc. (Cinema) + Diploma in Direction

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Art Direction and Production Design


  • Film And Television Institute Of India, Pune

  • Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata

  • Center for Research in Art of Film and Television, Delhi

  • National School of Drama, Delhi


Introduction  :  Choreography is an artistic opportunity to express one's personality through the creation of dance. The course includes designing and direction of routines used in dances and performances. The course gives an opportunity to create, edit, and practice with professionalism and provide entertainment for audiences.

Eligibility  :  12th or equivalent exam in any stream


  • B.A in art and dance

  • B.A. in Dance

  • B.P.A. in Dance - Kathak

  • M.A. in Dance


  • Pune University (UNIPUNE) - SPPU (Savitribai Phule Pune University)

  • University of Mysore

  • Sangeet Natak Academy, New Delhi

  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

  • Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography, Bangaluru

  • Andhra University Visakhapatnam


       Direction deals with creative aspects of production such as creating, shaping and controlling artistic and dramatic facets of a film/drama, visualization of script or screenplay, selection of setting/ locations and special costume effects. It comprises guidance for technical crew/actors in creation and development of a concept or visualization.

Eligibility :  Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline


  • Bachelor’s degree program in fine arts, film, or a related field.

  • Three Year Post Graduate Diploma in Direction Screenplay Writing

  • Three-year full-time Diploma Courses in Dramatic Arts

  • *Three Year Post Graduate Diploma in Art Direction and Production Design


  • National School of Drama, Delhi

  • Film and Television Institute of India, Pune

Film /Drama Production

Introduction :  In Film/Drama production, is a joint activity of making movies, television shows, and sometimes commercials. The work includes camera, lighting, editing, sound and set design. This field deals in identifying design styles for sets, locations, graphics, props, lighting, camera angles and costumes, while working closely with the director and producer.

Eligibility : One can get a degree (Bachelor’s or Master’s), or pursue diploma courses, the duration of which may vary between 3 months and 1 year.


  • PG Diploma in Film, Television and Digital Video Production

  • One Year Post Graduate Diploma in Feature Film Screenplay Writing

  • 3-year (full time), Postgraduate Programme in Cinema ( specialization offered in Direction Screenplay Writing)

  • Three Year Post Graduate Diploma in Direction Screenplay Writing

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Art Direction and Production Design

  • One Year Post Graduate Certificate Course in TV Direction

  • Three-year full-time Diploma Courses in Dramatic Arts


  • Film And Television Institute Of India, Pune

  • Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata

  • Centre for Research in Art of Film and Television, Delhi

  • National School of Drama, Delhi

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad

  • College Of Fine Arts, Hyderabad.

Fine Arts

Introduction : Fine Arts is the study of creative disciplines like sculpture, painting, and drawing. This course includes variety of mediums–paper, metal, clay, photographic film.

Eligibility : Pass 10+2 with any subject


  • Diploma in Fine Arts

  • Bachelor in Fine Arts

  • Master of Fine Arts

  • PhD in Fine Arts


  • College of Art, University of Delhi, Delhi

  • Faculty of Visual Arts - Banaras Hindu University

  • Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art Mumbai

  • University of Mumbai

  • Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi (

Performing Arts

Introduction : Performing Arts is a form of artistic expression through Acting or Music performances done live for audiences, some of these include ballet, puppetry, mime.

Eligibility : It is better to visit the web sites for academic requirements as these vary. Some institutions base admission on auditions also.


  • Certificate in Performing Arts

  • BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

  • BVA (Bachelor of Visual Arts)

  • B. Cr.A (Bachelor of Creative Arts)

  • B.P.A. (Performing Arts)

  • Ph. D


  • Delhi College of Arts, Delhi

  • Faculty of Visual Arts, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

  • Maharaja Sayajirao University Of Baroda, Vadodara

  • Faculty Of Fine Arts, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

  • Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi (

Vocal and Instrumental

Introduction  : Music is an integral part of Films, Art and Theatre. The study of music includes theoretical understanding of Music and its history, interpretation of music, composition, voice instructions and much more.


  • 10+2 Examination with Music as one of the subjects

  • B.A. with Music /B.A. (Hons.) in Music for PG Course


  • BA Honours in Hindustani Music- Vocal/ Instrumental (Sitar/Sarod/ Guitar /Violin/ Santoor) or Karnataka Music

  • Vocal/Instrumental (Veena/ Violin) or Percussion Music (Tabla/Pakhawaj)

  • MA (Music) /MPhil/PhD (Music)


  • University of Delhi, Delhi

  • Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra

  • Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, New Delhi

  • The Kalakshetra diploma in Carnatic music (By Kalakshetra Foundation, Autonomous body under Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India), Chennai,

Information, Communication, Entertainment

Introduction : This is the age of Information- Communication Entertainment (ICE) and massive expansion in broadcasting with the introduction of more television channels, direct broadcast satellites, T.V./Computer link ups, cable T.V. and rapid growth in both All India Radio and other broadcasting services particularly FM.

Eligibility : After 10+2


  • B.A Mass Communication

  • B.A. Journalism


  • Xaviers Institute of Communication (XIC),

  • Indraprastha College, Delhi University, New Delhi (Mass Communication)

  • Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi University, New Delhi (BA Hons, Journalism)

  • Communication and Culture Media Education Programme. Loyola College, Madras (Mass Communication)

After Graduation

  • International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

  • Chitrabani, Kolkata

  • Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia, New Delhi

  • Indian Institute of Mass Communication, JNU Campus, New Delhi

  • Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad

  • Satyajit Ray Film And Television Institute, Kolkata

  • National Institute of design, Ahmedabad

  • Film And Television Institute of India, Pune

  • NIMT Institute of Mass Communication, Uttar Pradesh.

Foreign languages

Introduction : Learning foreign languages not only strengthens better understanding of cultures, perspectives, employability but also improves cognitive skills, concentration span, memorisation and multi-tasking skills in an individual.


There are a variety of short & long duration courses to learn languages like Japanese, Italian, German, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Persian, Arabic and French.

  • Short term (2months-1 year): Certificate / Diploma / Advance Diploma Courses.

  • Long term (2years-3years): Bachelor’s Degree & PG Diploma Courses.

  • Masters degree (1 or 2 year): MPhil, MA, Ph. D, etc.

  • 5 year Integrated Masters course

  • Summer courses-21months


  • 10th /10+2 for Diploma & Certificate courses.

  • 10+2 with Diploma or Certificate courses for BA.

  • The eligibility criteria is also varied for MA among the universities & language centres.


  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

  • Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages, Hyderabad.

  • Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

  • Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

  • Barkatullah Vishwa vidyalaya, Bhopal.

  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

  • Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.

  • Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

Library Sciences

Introduction : Library Science course is the study of managing, maintaining and preserving records and information. Information of various types is sourced and classified for users with the help of record management preserved and disseminated with the help of technology.


  • Certificate Course in Library Science.

  • Diploma in Library Science.

  • Bachelor of Lib & Info Science (BLISc)

  • Bachelor of Library science (BLSc)

  • asters in Lib & Info Science (BLISc)

  • Masters in Library science (BLSc)

Eligibility : 10+2 (any stream) for Certificate & Diploma Courses

Institutes /Universities

  • Jai Narain Vyas University

  • University Of Rajasthan, Rajasthan

  • Nalanda Open University, Patna, Bihar.

  • Medical Library Association of India (MLAI),

  • AIIMS, New Delhi offers a diploma course in Medical Librarianship.

  • Bachelor of Library & Information sciences

  • U.P. Rajarshi Tandon Open University, Allahabad, U.P.

  • Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik, Maharashtra. Kota Open University, Kota, Rajasthan.

  • Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi (

  • Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Open University, Telangana

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