Seeking a career in Media? | Here are Top 5 Journalism Schools...

Seeking a career in Media? | Here are Top 5 Journalism Schools in India.


1. Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalore

Programs offered: Post-graduate and graduate diploma in Print, Broadcast and Multimedia

The curriculum at IIJNM is developed in association with Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York. Since the program requires intense study for one year, all students must stay in the college dormitory next to the campus.

IIJNM offers its students extensive placement assistance, and to date, has achieved practically 100% job placement for our graduates at attractive salaries. The institute guarantees placement to all its students who graduate in first class.

IIJNM has a sophisticated media lab wherein every student is assigned to a private work desk and personal computer. In addition to this, students also have access to 12 state of the art video edit suites as well as a radio recording room and a television broadcast studio from where students conduct live news broadcasts twice a week.

2. Asian College of Journalism, Chennai

Programs offered: Post-graduate and graduate diploma in Print, Broadcast or Multimedia

Asian College of Journalism (ACJ)  provides world class infrastructure facilities for the students. College has central well – stocked library, a modern computer lab and Multimedia classrooms, sports facilities for students.

Students can transfer their diploma credits to Cardiff University in the United Kingdom. By completing an additional dissertation, the student will receive the University’s MA Degree in Journalism.

Many top media organizations come to ACJ to recruit students, including The Times of India, The Economic Times, The Hindu, The Indian Express, The New Indian Express, Mint, Reuters, and Big FM Radio.

 3. Indian Institute of Mass Communications (IIMC), New Delhi

Programs offered: Post-graduate  diploma in Development Journalism, Journalism (English or Hindi), Radio & TV, and Advertising and Public Relations

IIMC was set up by the Government of India in 1965 on the recommendation of a team of internationally known mass communication specialists from UNESCO and the Ford Foundation. It has created a niche for itself in the field of mass communication education, research and training.

The institute’s campus is spread in an area of about 15 acres in new JNU campus. It has soundproof hall, multimedia projection facility, stage furnished with motorized curtains, projection screens, stage lighting, fire sensors, car parking and cafeteria etc.

The institute has the largest specialised library in mass communication in the country. It has collected about 26,000 volumes on different aspects of mass communication.

4. Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai

Programs offered: Post-graduate diplomas in Journalism & Mass Communications, PR & Corporate Communications, Advertising & Marketing, and Film, Television & Digital Video Production.

Sound studio:Pro tools on an ‘Apple Mac’. Recording, dubbing and digital editing facilities for songs, films, ad-jingles and computer animation assignments. Ideal for music composers, singers and dubbing artists. Additional Post-production facilities are also available.

Video Editing Studio: The Editing system available is the Final Cut Pro – Version 7. It can give you the ability to edit scenes and clips to make the kind of professional looking-movies that would have been impossible a few years ago.

5. Film and Television Institute of India, Pune

Programs offered: Post Graduate Diploma in Film, TV, Animation, Computer Graphics, Feature Film & Screen Play.

The FTII is well-equipped with the most up-to-date equipment. Students initially work with the low-end equipment and gradually get to use the advanced equipment through demonstrations and individual practicals. There are two Film studio floors, two Television studios, computer laboratory, book, Film and Video Library etc. Through its quality education and a professional environment, Film and Television Institute has earned a special rapport not only in India but also in Asia and Europe.

Its alumni have become the biggest known actors and directors in the Indian film industry.

6. Times School of Journalism, New Delhi

Programs offered: Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism

The Times School of Journalism was started by the Times Group. The Times Group has run a journalism programme since 1990. Computer lab with 1:1 ratio of students.

The school has excellent and world class facilities for their students. Campus incorporates the provisions such as air conditioned classrooms, broadcast studios, dedicated library, computer lab, access to 24X7 streaming news from news service feeds, and canteen.

Nearly 40 terminals of newspaper page-making and graphic designing software like Quark Express and Adobe Indesign are available for students.

Students have been placed at prestigious media organizations, such as Times of India, Reuters, The Telegraph, and NDTV.

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