Media and Communication

Media and Communication

This is truly the “ICE Age”, Information, Communication and Entertainment are in demand like never-before. There is an “I” (Communication devices) and an “E” (Communication modes) prefixed to everything today. Capitalising on the hunger for ICE, globalisation and development of new technologies every single day, the media industry (print, broadcast, and digital) is on an all-time high.

Media and Communication

The catapulting of an industry leads to growth of career options in the same. Hence mass media, new media and internet communication are offering promising and remunerative work opportunities. Diploma holders can enter as trainees/ employees on Newspapers, Magazines, and in TV/Radio, media service agencies, corporate organisations. Since education in any field precedes employment in the same, Mass media market with its tremendous potential is already luring thousands of students across the world to pursue it as a career. There are umpteen number of Institutes across the country in all Metro and Tier-2 cities offering a plethora of courses at Graduation/Post-graduation levels and requirement-specific Diplomas/Workshops. Also, the institutes offer flexibilities in terms of Part-Time/Full-time courses, commencement of the session as per the individual convenience (more applicable in Distance Learning/ Correspondence courses).

This is truly the “ICE Age”, Information, Communication and Entertainment are in demand like never-before. There is an “I” (Communication devices) and an “E” (Communication modes) prefixed to everything today. Capitalising on the hunger for ICE, globalisation and development of new technologies every single day, the media industry (print, broadcast, and digital) is on an all-time high.

The catapulting of an industry leads to growth of career options in the same. Hence mass media, new media and internet communication are offering promising and remunerative work opportunities. Diploma holders can enter as trainees/ employees on Newspapers, Magazines, and in TV/Radio, media service agencies, corporate organisations. Since education in any field precedes employment in the same, Mass media market with its tremendous potential is already luring thousands of students across the world to pursue it as a career. There are umpteen number of Institutes across the country in all Metro and Tier-2 cities offering a plethora of courses at Graduation/Post-graduation levels and requirement-specific Diplomas/Workshops. Also, the institutes offer flexibilities in terms of Part-Time/Full-time courses, commencement of the session as per the individual convenience (more applicable in Distance Learning/ Correspondence courses).

The various courses offered are:

  • Graduation Level (B.Sc- Mass communication/Journalism/Multimedia/electronic Media)
  • Post-Graduation levels(MA/M.Sc- Mass communication,MBA-Media Management)
  • Diplomas( Photography,TV & Film Acting, Camera & Lighting, Production and Direction)
  • PG Diploma in (Print/TV/Broadcast Journalism)

The new trend that colleges are following is offering students a one-stop shop for mass media a career. Most colleges offer the Bachelor’s in Mass Media (BMM) for under-graduate and the Master’s in Communication and Journalism for graduates.

Some of the Institutes are:

1. The WLC College India, is located in Mumbai and offers – Undergraduate Diploma -Media(3 years, full-time); Post Graduate Diploma- Mass Communication (2 years, full-time) and Post Graduate Diploma- Visual Communication (2 years, full-time). High-point: Great infrastructure and Faculty, decent Placements.

2. KC College of Management Studies, Mumbai, offers – PG Diploma Programs (1 year, full-time); Diploma Programs and PGCHM/PGCAM. High-point: Highly qualified visiting faculty and high-profile Advisory board; course curriculum changing as per corporate needs.

3. Xavier’s Institute of Communication, Mumbai ranks 1st among Top 10 Mass Communication Institute in India. It offers-

a) PG Diploma Courses(The Journalism & Mass Communications, Public Relations & Corporate Communications, Film, TV & Digital Video Production and Advertising & Marketing Communications; Full-time; Duration: 9 months; Eligibility: BA, B.Sc, B.Com, BE, BMS) or BMM (Mass Media). Working candidates are not eligible.)

b) Certificate Courses/ Workshops in Public Speaking, Photography, Radio Jockey, ABCDE, Creative Writing, Poetry Writing, etc. They are specially designed and conducted for two significant groups: Students and Media Professionals. These are session-based programs, each of them having different no of sessions, of 1-2 hours, the dates being announced online from time-to-time.

4. In addition to the regular full-time/part-time Institutes, there are Instititutes like SMU-DE (Sikkim Manipal University- Distance Education), offering Distance education in Journalism and Mass- Communication. The SMU-DE programmes are specially designed for journalism aspirants to make a career in myriad areas of mass media and communication, and aims to impart training in print, radio, television, internet and corporate communication.

SMU-DE offers 2 different courses under Journalism and Mass Communication.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication (BAJM), Eli: 10+2 or equivalent and Duration: 3 yrs(6 Semesters)
  • Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication (MAJM), Eli: Graduation and Duration; 2 yrs(4 Semesters)

Highlights

  • Recognised by DEC, UGC and the Ministry of HRD
  • EduNxt—24x7 access to online courses and classes
  • Correspondence with heavy online learning: to study anytime, anywhere

With niche fields coming up even in media and Communications every day like Training for Press Releases, Interview skills, Spokespersons Communications, Crisis Communications, Sports Media Training, Advertising for Causes, Graffiti, Event Management, etc, the need of the hour is professional education providing courses and degrees that are both specialized and coherent, tuning the pass-outs with the job market.

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Comments

0 # Tushar 2017-08-13
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0 # Shruti 2017-08-14
Yes, it is a good choice as there is a considerable increase in the demand for oncologist in India and also abroad, But, it is important that you should choose a good institution of or any other place for doing your PG in Oncology
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0 # Aayush Older than three months
Hello, I have done my B.tech from Warangal with Electrical stream, now i want to do M.tech, Please suggest how I can get good college for M.tech
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0 # Mukesh Older than three months
It's good that you are looking forward for M.tech from Warangal, for getting good college you should have to give GATE exam, which is entrance exam for M.Tech
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