Indian Institute of Mass Communication

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Indian Institute of Mass Communication
Indian Institute of Mass Communication Logo.svg
ChairmanShri Ajay Mittal, IAS
DirectorSanjay Dwivedi[1]
Headquarters: New Delhi, India Campuses: Jammu, Amravati, Kottayam, Dhenkanal, Aizawl

Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) is an Indian media centre of learning funded and promoted by the Government of India in New Delhi.[2][3] The IIMC is an autonomous society under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.[4] The then Minister Incharge of Information and Broadcasting, Indira Gandhi had formally inaugurated the institute on 17 August 1965.[citation needed][5] The institute has five regional centres at Aizawl (Mizoram), Amravati (Maharashtra), Dhenkanal (Odisha), Jammu (J&K) and Kottayam (Kerala).


IIMC teaches a variety of disciplines including print journalism, photo journalism, radio journalism, television journalism, development communication, communication research, advertising and public relations.

Admissions to these courses are consisting All India Entrance Examination followed by Group Discussions and Interview.

It also offers Diploma Course in Development Journalism for non-aligned and developing countries.[6] The institute was basically set up to provide training to the officers of the Indian Information Service. The institute also conducts each year a number of specialised short-term courses to meet the training needs of media personnel working in government and public sector organisations.

Notable alumni[edit]


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  7. ^ a b "Top mass communication colleges: Dethroned IIMC fights back". Mint. 23 June 2009.
  8. ^ "Launch Pad/ Ready to rock". The Indian Express. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  9. ^ "Manthan Award South Asia Grand Jury 2010 Profile: Rini Simon Khanna". Manthan Award. 2010. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012.
  10. ^ "FTII doesn't deserve the government's stepmotherly treatment". Daily News and Analysis. 24 June 2015.