The media industry is one of the sectors that are growing tremendously owing to the proliferation of the internet and other technologies. The industry is also one of the oldest with the establishment of the print media in the country in the late 18th century but a miasma has plagued the industry for ages. The industry is dominated by big names and brands. The industry has donned the model of a capitalistic society where the son/daughter inherits the property and capitalizes on the launch pad. This fuelled the overwhelming feeling therefore, that education is not a perquisite for this business, especially education in the field of media and entertainment itself. The media industry is a place where perception says you need 'talent'.
The FICCI-KPMG report highlights that the Indian M&E industry is expected to touch Rs 1,785.8 billion by 2018, with a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.2 per cent. An expected growth of this magnitude within an industry will require individuals who posses something more than mere talent. It will require qualified professionals with the discipline and structure who are up to the task of delivering quality. The hunt for such people have already begun within the sector and the setting up of the National Skills Development Council in India across sectors and including entertainment in those sectors is a step to formulate the necessary training skills needed for certain positions in the industry.
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 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."
This issue also features one of the front runners of Management education in the country on the cover - T A Pai Management Institute. The story explores how TAPMI went from being an act of social grace to evolving into an institute that has its case studies featured in the Harvard Business School’s publishing website.
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