The world has observed an extraordinary explosion in communication technology and media. All boundaries have been exceeding, and the whole global community seems to have been brought together into one united whole. And it is here that mass communication, as a field of study, and as a career, becomes so important, attractive and desirable.
Mass Communication is not limited to journalism only. To a great scope mass media is a modern reality which covers all facts of human life. Moreover, a great amend can be observed in the notion of people working in mass media. Career opportunities in Mass Communication are not only high package but also bring in a great deal of job satisfaction, inspiration and expression of creativity.
Not long ago, people with good communication skills and a degree in literature were applicable or fit for journalism and other fields of mass communication. However, mass communication playing greater role in our lives, all occupations related to mass communication now want skilled professionals who work efficiently and fast send across the message to a whole range of viewers. Even though with the explosion of blogs, it is usually claimed that ‘anyone’ can become a journalist, a closer analyze of reality shows that only those with professional training make the score.
Unlike engineering, medical and other streams there are no any preparation strategies or set formulae for making a future in mass communication. A graduate in the field is good to start with but a post graduate diploma or degree is almost important to be considered for responsible positions in any company. Meanwhile, you need to begin blogging or work as a freelance or self employed contributor to newspapers and a host of online publishing websites to expand your communication skills. Maturity, objectivity and communication skills are essential for this field.
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Study in mass communication is expensive as tuition fees and charges and expenses for doing internships, projects, and field work is quite high. Most of the institutes providing under graduate certificate courses charge anywhere between Rs 60,000 - 2, 00,000 per year. It means you will have to pay around Rs.3,00,000 Lakhs for a course of 3 years duration. Similarly, a PG (Post Graduate) diploma course from Indian Institute of Mass Communication can cost in the range of between Rs 40,000 - 1,00,000 for one year. PG course in Mass Communication from MCRC at Jamia Millia Islamia can cost approximately Rs.100,000 lakh for 2 years.
Whereas students passing out from Mass Communication Research Centre Jamia (MCRC Jamia), Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Symbiosis College and many other institutes get attractive campus placement after their courses and smat salaries, candidates from not-so-well- known colleges have to work hard to get placed. Initial salary for a mass communication professional could be between Rs 12,000 to 25,000. After five Years of work experience a professional can expect higher salary package in the range of Rs 50,000 - 1,00,000 per month.
Top Institutes of Mass Communication
• Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune-411004
• AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025
• Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi-110067
• Asian College of Journalism, Chennai
• Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal
• Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai
• AJ Kidwai MCRC Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
• Indian Institute of Journalism and New Delhi – Bangalore
• Amity School of Journalism And Communication, New Delhi
• Dept of Communication & Journalism, Pune University
• Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi
• Mudra Institute of communications- Ahemedabad
• Banaras Hindu University : Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, Varanasi