Mass Communication has become a new practical career for many, who have a natural flair for writing. Opening up a number of Mass Communication colleges in Punjab has unlocked a completely new sphere of opportunities for the local students and others too. These courses are offered at both graduate as well as post graduate levels. Some educational institutes also offer certain certificate and diploma courses in Mass Communication and Journalism. Here is a list of Mass Communication Schools in Punjab that have been assessed on the basis of faculty, placement statistics and quality of education.
- Guru Nanak Dev University – Established in Amritsar in 1969, GNDU is spread over 500 acres of lush green lands. The Department of Electronics Technology offers a degree in Bachelor of Technology in Electronics & Communication Engineering. Moreover, one can also opt for a Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from GNDU. Besides Amritsar, it has two other centers in Gurdaspur and Jalandhar.
- Punjabi University – Started in 1960 in Patiala, Punjabi University was established with the aim of furthering the love of Punjabi language and literature. Today it has become of the largest universities in the state that offer a number of conventional, professional and vocational degree programs. The Center for Advanced Media Studies has been created with an aim to provide industry-ready professionals for the Indian media. It offers a one year full-time Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication.
- Lovely Professional University – Located in Jalandhar, Lovely Professional University is a private university that has gained a lot of reputation in the last few years. Today it enjoys the position of the largest private university of the nation. The Department of Animation, Film and TV Production offers specialized programs for those who aspire to make a successful career in Indian media. It offers Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, which blends together international training programs and teaching expertise for the benefits of students.
- Indian Management Training and Research Institute – Established in 1980, IMTRI is one of the most reputed institutes in Jalandhar. It has the reputation of being one of the oldest management schools in the nation. It offers specialized Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication. Also, one can opt for one year full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations.
- Panjab University – Started in 1882 in Lahore (now in Pakistan), Panjab University is one of the oldest institutes of higher education in India. It has a separate Department of Journalism that offers BJMC and MMC at graduate and Post Graduate levels. It also has a distance learning center that offers correspondence courses in Mass Communication.
- College of Basic Sciences and Humanities – Located in Ludhiana, it is an integral part of the GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology. It offers Post Graduate courses in Agricultural Journalism, Languages and Culture Journalism. Around 4000 under graduate, 1700 post graduate and 400 PhD students fulfil their dreams every year at this college. The college is known for its encouraging and highly organized faculty members. The faculty participates continuously in various seminars to keep themselves abreast of the latest challenges of the corporate world.
Punjab has some of the most ancient universities in India. With the changing interests of the youth, these universities have come up with more professional and vocational courses along with the conventional ones.