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PG Diploma in Mass Communication is a 2-year postgraduate Mass Communication course, the minimum eligibility is Graduation from a recognized college or its equivalent exam. Admission in this course it depends on the applicant’s performance in a relevant entrance test and the consequent round of counseling.

Some of the top colleges and institutes which provide admission to PG Diploma in Mass Communication are as follows:

  • Baba Sahib Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University - BRABU, Muzaffarpur
  • Karnataka State Open University - KSOU, Mysore
  • Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa
  • Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi
  • Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai

The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges from INR 10,000 to 10 lacs, for a span of 2 years.

Mass Communication is the study and investigation of mass media including all kinds of medium utilized to deliver information to the people. The aim of this program is to instruct honest and progressive journalism to the candidates. The course is helpful to provide intensive theoretical and practical knowledge in various media professions ranging from the management of media organization to research and an integrated perspective of media functioning along with a fair amount of exposure to technical know-how to hone the candidate’s analytical skills.

    After PG Diploma in Mass Communication course candidate will be able to describe the concept of news and apply it in different forms of journalistic writing; develop new story ideas and sharpen the news sense to identify the news and develop a new style of news writing and its presentation. Graduates of Mass Communication programmes work in a variety of fields in news media and publishing, public relations and research institutes. After passing this course, they can go for further research studies for enhancing their educational values and job promotions.

    Such graduates are hired in capacities such as Public Relations Specialist, Media Consultant, Communications Coordinator, Speech Writer, video editor, Video Editor, Communication Officer, Communication Manager, Social Media Executive, Lecturer/Professor, Media Lab Assistant, Copy Editor etc. The average annual salary offered to such professionals ranges between INR 3 to 20 lacs, increasing with applicants’ experience and expertise.

    PG Diploma in Mass Communication: Course Highlights

    Given below are some of the main highlights of the course:

    Course LevelPost Graduate
    Duration of the Course2years
    Examination TypeSemester and Annual
    EligibilityGraduation
    Admission ProcessEntrance exam and Merit Based
    Average Course FeeINR 10,000 to 10 Lacs
    Average Starting SalaryINR 3 lacs to 20 Lacs
    Top Recruiting CompaniesIndiatimes, Yourstory, Beebom, NDTV, Accenture, HCL, Concentrix, News18, IBM, Snapdeal, Flipkart etc.
    Top Job AreasAdvertising Companies, Reporting & Editing, Public Relations, Corporate Communication, Media Management Companies, Television & Film Production, Colleges & Universities etc.
    Top Job PositionsPublic Relations Specialist, Media Consultant, Communications Coordinator, Speech Writer, video editor, Video Editor, Communication Officer, Communication Manager, Social Media Executive, Lecturer/Professor, Media Lab Assistant, Copy Editor etc.

    PG Diploma in Mass Communication: What is it all about?

    PG Diploma in Mass Communication is of recent origin. The education under it is not imparted at undergraduate level nor it’s a two years master course. It’s a diploma which one can pursue after completion of his/her bachelor's education. He has to devote just one year after his graduation to explore access to different mediums (Print, radio, television, and internet).

    Graduate from any stream can pursue this course but at the end of the course, he would be conferred with a diploma and not a degree. The contents of this course are similar to the contents of Bachelors and Masters Programs which are completed in a span of nine months. This course is also offered by various government universities and institutes.

    PG Diploma in Mass Communication course exhaustively grounds you in ideas and sets you up for a remunerating profession in Mass Communication practice or research. This means that learning the tools, methods, and technology is only a preliminary surface of what you will learn.

    The course is suitable to prepare the candidates to join news and media organizations such as magazines, newspapers, radio, and television. They must have knowledge of the business of media, and capable enough to help a news organization generate revenues without compromising their ethics.

    PG Diploma in Mass Communication: Top Institutes 

    Given below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course:

    NAME OF INSTITUTECITYAVERAGE ANNUAL FEES
    Indian Institute of Journalism And New MediaBangaloreINR 3,25,000
    University of MysoreMysoreINR 10,100
    Sai Nath UniversityRanchiINR 20,000
    Tezpur UniversityTezpurINR 43,700
    Pearl AcademyNew DelhiINR 3,68,000
    University of CalicutCalicutINR 20,000
    Pacific UniversityUdaipurINR 55,000
    SCMS Cochin School of BusinessCochinINR 3,76,000
    Raffles Millennium InternationalBangaloreINR 9,13,000
    WLCI School of FashionPuneINR 3,72,000
    PK Roy Memorial CollegeDhanbadINR 3,000
    Lotus Institute of BareillyBareillyINR 1,49,000

    PG Diploma in Mass Communication: Eligibility 

    Bachelor’s degree in any subject with 50% marks (Reservation as per notified norms). Some of the very reputed universities and institutes conduct entrance examination for admission.

    PG Diploma in Mass Communication: Admission Process

    Admission to a PG Diploma in Mass Communication is usually based on a written test. The entrance exam for a diploma in mass Communication tests an applicant's general knowledge and aptitude. Each institute conducts its own test. Some institutes also hold interviews for selection of applicants for mass communication courses. The entrance test is more or less similar to that of Bachelors in Mass Communication.

    Below are the few entrance tests that are conducted by some of the PG Diploma in Mass Communication colleges in India:

    • International School of Business and Media Entrance Exam
    • Jamia Milia Islamia Entrance Exam
    • Manipal Institute of Communication Entrance Exam
    • Xavier Institute of Communications Entrance Exam
    • Mudra Institute of Communication Entrance Exam
    • Andhra University Common Entrance Test
    • Symbiosis National Aptitude Test

    PG Diploma in Mass Communication: Syllabus and Course Description

    A Semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.

    Semester ISemester II
    Introduction to Mass CommunicationPrinciples of Mass Communication
    Print MediaNew Media Technology
    Reporting, Editing and Specialized WritingMedia Law and Media Ethics
    Photography and PhotojournalismMedia Organization and Management
    Seminar on Current AffairsFilm Studies and Appreciation
    English Language and Communication Skills-
    Semester IIISemester IV
    Advertising and Corporate CommunicationDevelopment Communication
    Media ResearchIssues before Media
    Radio JournalismInternational and Intercultural Communication
    TV JournalismRadio and TV production
    DissertationGraphic Tools

    PG Diploma in Mass Communication: Career Prospects

    With a degree in Mass Communication, candidates can get job offers from newspapers, television channels, magazines and radio stations, advertising agencies as well as from the internet. The media industry (be it the visual media, print media, electronic media, and broadcast media) is always on the lookout of spontaneous, creative, flexible and outgoing applicants who are open to experimenting and exploring the various aspects of the mass communication.

    Related PG Diploma in Mass Communication courses:

    • PGD in Journalism and Mass Communication
    • PGD in Broadcast Journalism
    • PGD in Journalism

    Read more about PG Diploma courses in Mass Communication 

    JOB POSITIONJOB DESCRIPTIONAVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY
    Public Relations SpecialistPublic relation specialist is responsible to maintains and create a favourable public picture for their boss or client. They write material for media releases, plan and organize public relations programs, and raise funds for their associations.INR 4 to 5 Lacs
    Media ConsultantMedia consultants are responsible to draft press releases to feature positive achievements of an organization, business, or individual.INR 3 to 4 Lacs
    Communications CoordinatorCommunications coordinators responsible to develop materials and communicate with external and internal clients to convey an industry’s messages to the public and the media.INR 6 to 7 Lacs
    Speech WriterSpeech writers responsible to work closely with consumers to build engaging speeches in a wide variety of fields.INR 4 to 5 Lacs
    Video EditorVideo Editor is in charge of assembling recorded raw material into a completed product that's appropriate for broadcasting.INR 2 to 3 Lacs

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