In the last couple of years we’ve gotten a chance to take a close look at some of the best mass communications colleges in India, particularly in Mumbai, NCR and Bangalore – where (post graduate) PR education is provided or from where PR and communications agencies recruit. After studying various factors such as curricula, career prospects, affordability, location, industry connect, infrastructure, alumni network, we’ve shortlisted these five:
We look at PR institutes as PR encompasses all aspects of mass communications (more about it here: 10 Reasons Why You Should Study Public Relations)
Besides the legacy, good curriculum, the biggest plus of this institute is that it attracts the brightest aspirants, by virtue of it being ranked at the top. Which means the level of competitiveness and the learning what a typical student (from faculty as well as her peers) is quite high. Being one of the best mass communications colleges in India it is also usually one of the preferred recruitment grounds for India’s leading PR consultancies
This is India’s only institute created by the official body of PR the Public Relations Consultants Association of India (PRCAI). Because of that the institute attracts the best recruiters, job profiles and faculty, besides exclusive access to events, platforms and case studies (check out Life At SCoRe). Taught by India’s leading PR professionals on cutting edge ideas – teaching mass communications students exactly what they need to learn to hit the ground running in India’s top PR firms. The biggest plus is that the students perform as PR professionals from Day 1. All of it makes it arguably India’s most powerful PR programme and one of the best mass communications colleges in India
These MBA and MS programmes are very robust; and similar to XIC, by virtue of their legacy they attract some very bright candidates. SSMC is new so it may take some time to get up there, but SIMC has long been considered as one of the top institutes for communications. The only cons are that these are two year programmes, and the fees maybe very steep
This is one institute that has improved their one year programme consistently and with dedication. They’ve also improved their industry connect over the years. Alumi have commended the individual focus that they receive (rare for large institutes). Placements record has been great and it is considered one of the best in Delhi
This institute has been ranked amongst the top 5 institutes for post graduate education for a long time. It has a tough entrance test, which has made sure that over the years the student quality has only gone upward. A diploma from a government college has held weight traditionally. This is also the most affordable programme in this list.
These 5 institutes collective have a capacity of just about 300–400. So in case you don’t make the cut in these, there are several other good ones. If you are looking for guidance on an education and a career in PR generally, We would be happy to guide you (drop us a word on here or on our site).
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