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About Us

Media studies is a discipline and field of study that deals with the content, history, and effects of various media (the mass media). Media studies may draw on traditions from both the social sciences and the humanities, but mostly from its core disciplines of mass communication, communication, communication sciences, and communication studies. Researchers may also develop and employ theories and methods from disciplines including cultural studies, rhetoric (including digital rhetoric), philosophy, literary theory, psychology, political science, political economy, economics, sociology, anthropology, social theory, art history and criticism, film theory, feminist theory, and information theory. Media Studies is a fast-growing academic field in India, with several dedicated departments and research institutes. With a view to making the best use of communication facilities for information, publicity and development, the Government of India in 1962-63 sought the advice of the Ford Foundation/UNESCO team of internationally known mass communication specialists. They recommended setting up a national institute for training, teaching and research in mass communication. Anna University was the first university to start Master of Science in Electronic Media program. It offers a five years integrated program and a two years program in Electronic Media. Media Studies Includes: Mass Media Print Media Social Media Electronic Media New Media Multimedia

Career Way

Level Under-Graduate
Duration 3 years
Eligibility 10+2 (any discipline)
Entrance Exam Mostly institutions/colleges conduct their own entrance tests. Some colleges take direct admissions on merit basis.
Specialization --
Average Course Fee ₹8,000 to ₹7,50,000
Mode Regular
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Colleges

Amity University (AU) ,Jaipur
Amity University ,Gurgaon
Amity University, Kolkata
Amity University, Lucknow
Amity University, Mumbai
Amity University ,Noida
Anna University, Chennai
Asian Academy of Film & Television (AAFT), Noida
Asian College of Journalism ,Chennai
Banaras Hindu University (BHU) ,Varanasi
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's ,Delhi
Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamsala
Christ University ,Bengaluru
Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media, Bengaluru
Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) ,New Delhi
Institute of Mass Communication Film and Television Studies ,Kolkata
International Institute of Mass Media, Delhi
K.R. Mangalam University, Gurgaon
Karnatak University
Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism , Bhopal
Manipal University, Manipal
Manorama School of Communication (MASCOM), Kottayam
Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad
National Institute of Mass Communication (NIMC) ,Delhi
School of Broadcasting and Communication ,Mumbai
Symbiosis International University, Pune
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Times of India School of Journalism ,Mumbai

Key Skills

Accuracy and Precision
Commercial Awareness
Communication Skills

Career Prospectous

Circulation Manager
Social Media Manager
Channel Head
Digital Media Manager
Digital Media Analyst
Media Relations Manager
Editor
Columnist
Proof Reader / Editor
TV Anchor
Freelance Writer
News Analyst
Correspondent
Reporter
Journalist
Public Relations Officer
Sound Mixer and Sound Recorder
Special Correspondent
TV Correspondent
Producer
Screenwriter
Art Director
Illustrator

Salary

The average pay for a Media Manager is ₹45,000 to ₹50,000 per year. A skill in Media Management is associated with high pay for this job.

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