Top Journalism Colleges

A Good Journalism must have at least the facilities given below.

The first thing that a student should consider is placement. High placement figures substantiate the fact that the training imparted at the College is held in high esteem in the industry.

Infrastructure or facilities is the second factor to take into consideration. One should definitely check out if the institute has a proper computer lab with facilities for photography, video editing and producing lab journals.

A journalism student should do a lot of reading and hence one must check out if the institute has a good library.

With the following criteria in mind the following list of the best journalism colleges in India have been compiled. [In alphabetical order]

Asian College of Journalism

This College has been functioning in Bangalore since the early nineties under the aegis of BD Goenka Trust. It was taken up by Media Development Foundation and its base shifted to Chennai in 2000. The college has a year long course in print, broadcast and internet journalism. One of the special features of the college program is a ten-week BBC course for the broadcast journalism students, which is one of its kind in India. 

School of Convergence

The institute offers a two year Post Graduate Diploma in Content Creation and Management, Print, Radio, Television, New Media and Cinema.
Degree courses offered by Kolkata and Delhi University

The two year postgraduate course in journalism offered by the Kolkata and Delhi Universities help an aspiring journalist build up a solid academic foundation. The universities also arrange for internships with media houses.

Indian Institute of Mass Communication

Established in August 17 1965, the IIMC is one of the oldest and most reputed institutes in India. It trains wannabe journalists in a variety of disciplines including print journalism, photo journalism, radio journalism, television journalism, development communication, communication research, advertising and public relations.

The Indian Institution of Journalism and New Media

The institute, established in January 2001, offers students a post graduate diploma in Journalism. The curriculum of the school has been developed in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York.

Jamia Milia Islamia

The University offers MA in mass communication and PG diploma course in television journalism. Both the courses are held in very high esteem in the media sectors across the country

The Manorama School of Communication

This new entrant in the field of journalism colleges has already carved a niche for itself. The 10-month course usually starts from mid-June. The college, located in Kottayam, has courses designed for both English and vernacular stream journalists.

Manipal Institute of Communication

The institute offers a BA degree in Journalism and Communication Studies. It also offers a two-year post graduate degree course in Mass communication which is open to graduates from all over the country.

SYMBIOSIS Institute of Mass Communication

Established in 1990, the Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication offers a two years postgraduate diploma in mass communications with specialization in print, cyber and broadcast journalism. It also offers a BA course in journalism.

Sophia College Polytechnic

Recognized by Maharashtra Technical Board, the one year full time course offered by the college is held in high esteem in the industry. The college arranges for a month long placement after the course ends.

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