More than 80,000 newspapers, 833 private satellite TV channels, close to 1500 movies releasing every year; Indian media and entertainment industry is one of the biggest in the world. In 2013, the industry generated 1,124 billion INR in revenue in 2013. According the latest reports, the industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15 percent to reach 2,272 billion INR in 2018. While the television sector is expected to grow strongly at a CAGR of 15 percent, internet advertising and internet access are projected to be the fastest-growing segments, with a CAGR of 28 percent and 21 percent, respectively. With the rapidly increasing adoption of smartphones and tablets, the gaming sector is fast emerging as a promising source of revenue for the Indian Media and Entertainment industry.
With this promising rise, the estimated current employment of 4.6 lakh in this sector is projected to grow at a CAGR of 13 percent to 7.5 lakh by 2017. While the demand for workforce is on the rise, there has been no shortage in the number of people seeking to be employed in the sector. However, the industry receives a large number of candidates with no formal training. As a result, the sector is characterized by a sizeable shortage of trained professionals that possess the relevant skills for jobs within each sub-sector. Understanding the dearth of people with a formal education in media, we at Higher Education Review are committed provide insights about the present media education scenario in India to our readers who are aspire to develop a career in the world of Media and Entertainment. Therefore, we bring to you some of the foremost institutes in the country that are providing quality education in media and entertainment under the banner "20 Most Promising Media and Mass Communication Institutes."
We sincerely hope that our efforts will help the student community who are aspiring to choose the right course and institute for pursing their dream of becoming a media professional. In the next few pages, we will bring you some of the top colleges across the country selected by our expert panel.
|Asian Academy of Film and Television||Noida, Uttar Pradesh||Established in 1993, the institute is affiliated with the International Film & Television Research Center and the Marwah Films & Video Studios. It is one of the oldest private media institutes in the country.|
|Asian College of Journalism||Chennai, Tamil Nadu||The institue was established in the year 2000 and it is known for high-class journalism training, which converts journalism enthusiasts into professional journalism in just 10 months. The institute offers four streams of specialization that includes Print, Television, Radio and New Media in Journalism.|
|Christ University||Bangalore, Karnataka||Founded in 1969, Christ University is one of the top private universities in India. The Department of Media Studies of Christ University, which runs an Undergraduate and a Postgraduate program Communication is one of the most vibrant departments on campus.|
|Delhi College of Arts and Commerce||Delhi||Known as DCAC, it is a prestigious institution of the University of Delhi and was the pioneering college to introduce a three-year honors program in Journalism in 1989.|
|Dept. of Communication and Journalism, Pune University||Pune, Maharashtra||Department of Communication and Journalism, Pune University is affiliated with University of Pune and approved by UGC. The department offers education in the field of Communication and Journalism.|
|Harkisan Mehta Institute of Media, Research and Analysis||Mumbai, Maharashtra||Founded in 1990, in memory of famous Gujarati Writer and Journalist Late Shri harkisan Mehta, the Institute trains media professionals in various streams.|
|Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media||Bangalore||The institute is one of South Asia's leading post-graduate schools of journalism and media. It offers an excellent curriculum that combines both theory and practice to prepare its graduates for positions in the media industry.|
|Indraprastha College for Women||Delhi||It is the oldest women's college of the University of Delhi and was founded in 1924 as a part of the nation-wide campaign for women's education and empowerment.|
|Jamia Millia Islamia||Delhi||The university has centers of learning and research, like the Mass Communication Research Centre (MCRC), Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Centre for Theoretical Physics and the Academy of Third World Studies (ATWS).|
|Kamala Nehru College||New Delhi, Delhi||The institute was established in the year 1964 and its offers various programs such as undergraduate, postgraduate and add-on courses under the aegis of Delhi University.|
|Manipal Institute of Communications||Manipal, Karnataka||The institute was established in 1997, and is one of the premiere institutes for communication, media and journalism with international acclaim.|
|Manorama School of Communication||Kottayyam||Established in 2002, the institute offers a full-time course in print journalism, leading to the award of Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism.|
|Mudra Institute of Communications||Ahmedabad, Gujarat||The college was established in 1991 as an autonomous postgraduate academic institute was set up to feed the Indian advertising industry with trained professionals.|
|National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)||Delhi||The institute was set up in 1986 under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and it is an institution of design, management and technology for the international fashion business.|
|SIES College of Arts, Science & Commerce||Mumbai, Maharashtra||Established by the South Indian Education Society, the college schools students from grade 11 and 12 right up to advanced degrees all taught with English as the medium of instruction and is affiliated to the University of Mumbai.|
|St. Andrew's College of Arts, Science and Commerce||Mumbai, Maharashtra||Established in 1983, the institute offers degree and junior courses, which started with 194 students and progressively increased to its present strength of over 4000 students.|
|St. Xaviers Mumbai||Mumbai, Maharashtra||It is one of the most prestigious liberal arts colleges in India and has been awarded the highest rating, A+ (5-Star), in the re-accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2007.|
|Symbiosis Institute of Mass Commmunication||Pune, Maharashtra||Opened in 1990 with only 40 students, the insitutute was was renamed as Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication and eventually as Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication.|
|Vishwakarma Creative-i College||Pune, Maharashtra||Vishwakarma Creative-i College is one of the nation's leading places for the study, practice and development of Design and Arts. The college provides a vibrant, innovative and accomplished environment, one focused on collaboration and community.|
|Xavier Institute of Communication||Mumbai, Maharashtra||It is a professional media centre which offers a variety of services in training and production. By virtue of its course offerings and enrolments, XIC ranks among the biggest non-government media centres in Asia.|