Media industry is one of the fastest growing sectors not only in India but worldwide and it has been acknowledged that it would continue to grow with a rapid pace and be the numero uno in attracting best talent.
Media is a source through which information is disseminated to the masses and it can be through TV, newspaper or radio.
With the advent of new technologies in communication, media is bound to progress and cover huge population in its ambit.
Therefore, professionals are required in this industry. Earlier, people even without having the requisite qualification could enter this field but now training courses are conducted by various government and private institutions.
List of Media Courses in India
There are many media courses like Journalism and Mass communication, Public Relations and corporate communication, Advertising and marketing, Digital animation , film, TV and digital video production which can be taken up to gain entry into this field. Examples of mass media include newspapers, magazines, cinema films, radio, TV etc.
Diploma courses are offered by many institutes like WLC, college, India, International School of Business, Indian Insitute of journalism, NBA school of Mass Communication., Take one school of mass communication, Apeejay institute of Mass communication, Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Pondicherry university, University of Hyderabad, University of Mysore, University of Rajasthan, Institute of film technology and autonomous institutes like Xavier Institute of communications, Mumbai.
Diploma courses after 10+2
Radio jockey (3 months-part-time)
News reading and anchoring
Acting and modeling
Sound recording and audio engineering
Fashion photography and videography
PG diploma courses after graduation
Public Relations , advertising and Event management
Creative writing :screenplay and dialogue
Eligibility is Graduation in any stream and duration is one year (two semesters, 6 months each)
For masters of mass communication( eligibility is graduation degree in any stream and the duration is two years , four semesters of six months each and the fees is Rs 35,000 per
Glamour is also associated with media and makes it one of the coveted professions.
There are many organizations like PIONEER group which have ventured into the business of imparting media studies.
Editors and publishers of the most eminent media companies have joined hands to establish media institutes like the TIMES group.
For bright students, scholarships are also available .
For media courses, practical experience is must as that would expose the student to real life situations and make them reach to a larger audience.
When it comes to TV , it is a fact that more than 500 channels are in Indian market as on date with English, Hindi and regional languages channel. Apart from English and Hindi newspapers a large number of regional dailies called as vernacular press are also published. As far as radio is concerned, there are more than 100 stations.
Media has acquired a huge importance and will continue to touch lives of one and all.