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.