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10 Most Promising Media and Mass Communication Institutes

Media in today's world has Information, Infotainment, Entertainment, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, and everything that matters for employment, innovation. and culture. Every aspect of these facets shouts screams of media plurality. The evolution of the power of media has been extremely impressive, wherein media have acquired the power to make or break public opinion and further extended to form the culture in every aspect of people's life. The Indian entertainment and media (M&E) sector is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.3 percent over the next four years to cross $40 billion by 2020, predicts PwC's latest report - Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2016-20. Emergence of Digital Media and Internet penetration has left the population spellbound by its affects on their...

10 Most Promising Media and Mass Communication Institutes
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10 Most Promising Media and Mass Communication Institutes

Media in today's world has Information, Infotainment, Entertainment, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, and everything that matters for employment, innovation. and culture. Every aspect of these facets shouts screams of media plurality. The evolution of the power of media has been extremely impressive, wherein media have acquired the power to make or break public opinion and further extended to form the culture in every aspect of people's life.

The Indian entertainment and media (M&E) sector is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.3 percent over the next four years to cross $40 billion by 2020, predicts PwC's latest report - Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2016-20. Emergence of Digital Media and Internet penetration has left the population spellbound by its affects on their culture. From a traditional media to now an app based media, this industry has evolved in leaps and bounds with every new innovation. As a result, it poses a threat to their relevance on the mass and demands fresh and talented professionals to bring in strategies and effective actions to revive them. However, the dearth of trained and quality professionals remains a generic issue of all time, clearly suggesting that there should be more number of skilled professionals to deal with the ever-evolving changes in the Media Industry. 

Screening a number of institutes offering Media Studies in the country, we at the Higher Education Review's first issue of 2017 have brought you '10 Most Promising Media and Mass Communication Institutes.' These media institutes represent themselves through their performance-oriented curriculum, teaching methodology, infrastructure and most importantly through industry collaborations and practical exposures during the training period. Students who have keen interest to pursue a profession in media will find these selected institutes helpful, as it would guide their decision making while choosing their founding destination to begin with their career graph.

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Azaz Rizvi College of Journalism and Mass Communication Lucknow, UP ARCJMC has a well equipped electronic media studio and has a number of infrastructural offerings for students to explore the most out of it. A number of industrial tie-ups open up placement opportunities for the students of the institute
Calcutta Media Institute Kolkata, WB As a wholly owned subsidiary of ABP Pvt Ltd, one of the largest and most diversified media conglomerates in India, the institute is committed to further expanding its operation by creating and delivering training programs for existing professionals and new aspirants
Christ University Bangalore, KA The Department of Media Studies at Christ University lays stress on an extensive practical agenda in an effort to help students align themselves with the demands and relatives of the industry
Lady Shri Ram College for Women Delhi, DL One of the pioneer institutes for women at University of Delhi with highly qualified and experienced faculty members, the institute provides the best personal and intellectual growth
Manipal University Jaipur Jaipur, RJ The institute offers a unique integrated program in media studies combined with the right blend of computer application skills as well as a firm background in social, behavioral and policy sciences
Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad, GJ A niche media institute for creating media managers and leaders in media and communications, MICA offers 100 percent placement assistance and collaborations with international institutes
Navrachna University: Making Ethical 21st Century Journalists Vadodara, Gujarat, Navrachna University's The university create leaders who can bring about a change in local and national conditions and make a difference internationally through the power of quality education
NSHM Institute of Media & Communication Kolkata, WB The institute has become one of the best educational destinations in India that has successfully created industryready professionals, researchers and entrepreneurs in the past 10 years
St. Xavier's College Mumbai, MH Started in 1869, St. Xavier’s is one of the most prestigious institutes in the country and is the best arts college for providing media studies
Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication Pune, MH One of the largest Post graduate institutes in the Media and communication space, the institute is equipped with advanced curriculum, focused delivery, expert faculty and hand - picked students