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Media And Communication

The communication education covers journalism (print, radio, television and news media), film studies, public relations, advertising, corporate communication along with many other related subjects.

Mass media refers to all media technologies, including the Internet, television, newspaper, and radio, all of which are used to entertain as well as broadcast information and generate public opinion regarding various issues concerning society. Press plays a significant role and journalists are valued as front runners in determining public opinion. Media ensures free flow of news, information, and entertainment. The privatization of media and the introduction of new media (online media) have completely transformed the industry.

The world has witnessed a remarkable and unmatched explosion in communication technology and media. Boundaries have been excelled, and the entire global community seems to have been brought together into one unified whole. A career in media promises to be very rewarding but at the same requires one to be resourceful and enterprising. It involves broadcasting (documentaries, television, radio, online media [including blogs, forums, etc.]) and print (newspapers, magazines, books, journals, etc.). The skills required to enter this field are creativity, articulate communication, and the ability to build in-depth knowledge of social, economic, and political issues.

A professional course in Media Management opens doors for a career in films & TV, publishing, public relations, journalism, editing, direction, filmmaking, scriptwriting, production, etc. In short, it widens the horizon of career options for a person. Attractive and high paying jobs as journalist, actor, director, editor, screenwriter, RJ, producer, VJ are available to the talented and trained individuals. Those with qualifications related to filmmaking can join film studios and production companies to build a career in this field.

Numerous reputed media organizations/groups (such as Times Group, UTV, NDTV, CNN-IBN Adlabs, Sony, Sahara Group, Mukta Arts) recruit skilled and proficient media personnel.

Advertising also offers a number of job opportunities; one can work in media planning, client servicing, or creative visualizing.

For undergraduate courses in Media, a 10+2 pass in any stream from a recognized Board is required, while for postgraduate courses, graduation in any discipline from a recognized university is mandatory.

An individual needs to have creativity and a great deal of patience, because in this field, it takes a lot of hard work, and quite some time, to make it to the top. Candidates who are interested to get into news media should have keen interest and sound knowledge of news and current affairs. Global outlook on various issues helps candidates in obtaining the position of reporter or journalist.

Similarly, those who are interested in electronic media are required to have practical knowledge on video editing. Most of the mass media training institutes offer internship programs with news channels or entertainment channels which help candidates get a job after completion of the course.

FOLLOWING ARE THE VARIOUS JOB PROFILES OFFERED TO GRADUATES IN MEDIA

  • Fashion Photographer
  • Film Director
  • TV Correspondent
  • Producer
  • Radio Jockey/ RJ
  • Screenwriter
  • Sound Engineer
  • Sound Mixer and Sound Recordist
  • Special Correspondent
  • Video Jockey
  • Art Director
  • Editor
  • Event manager
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Client Servicing, Market Research and Media Research
  • Copywriters, scriptwriters, visualizers, creative directors

Media And Communication Colleges In Coimbatore

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a University established under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. The University focuses on higher education and research in the areas of Engineering, Medicine, Management, Science, Education, Mass Communication and Social Work. The University has five campuses at Amritapuri (Kollam), Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Kochi and Mysore and around 15000 students studying in various disciplines.

Amrita has been among the few Indian Universities to have adopted the UNESCO Model Curricula for Journalism Education since 2008.

Year Started 2008
Affiliated Amrita University
Website http://www.amrita.edu
Location Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Amritanagar Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
Courses
  • B.A Mass Communication programme
  • M.A Communication programme
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism

PSG College of Arts and Science

Thus was born PSG College of Arts and Science in the year 1947 to the PSG & Sons Charities Trust which was founded in the year 1926 by the four praise-worthy sons of P.S. Govindasamy Naidu, the four brothers of the PSG family, Thiru PSG Venkataswamy Naidu, Thiru PSG Rangaswamy Naidu, Thiru PSG Ganga Naidu and Thiru PSG Narayanaswamy Naidu who took "Charity through Education" with great missionary zeal.

The college has been accredited at the FIVE STAR level by NAAC and became an ISO 9001: 1994 certified institution in 2001 and subsequently an ISO 9001: 2000 certified institution since 2003. In the second NAAC Accreditation the college secured A+ in 2007. In Feb 2014 the college was Re-Accredited with A Grade by NAAC (3rd Cycle).

Year Started 1981
Affiliated Bharathiar University
Website http://psgcas.ac.in
Location Avinashi Road, Civil Aerodrome Post, Peelamedu,Coimbatore, Nadu 641018
Courses
  • B.A Mass Communication

Hindusthan College of Arts and Science

Hindusthan College of Arts and Science (HICAS), Coimbatore established in 1998 is managed under Hindustan Educational and Charitable Trust. The college is affiliated to Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. The college offers a wide array of excellent academic programs and provides a learning environment for students and faculty that fosters intellectual, social, and personal development. The vision of HICAS is to provide world class education to the students to face global challenges and to inculcate the latest trends in technological advancement and cater the needs of the environmental and ethical values in the minds of students to become good citizens and entrepreneurs. Their mission is to pursue a philosophy of perpetual acquisition of knowledge. The important policy is to provide value based education and to bring out the hidden potentials in students that equip them to approach life with optimism.

Year Started 1998
Affiliated Bharathiar University
Website http://hindusthan.net
Location Hindusthan Gardens, Behind Nava India,Avanashi Road, Peelamedu, Coimbatore,Tamil Nadu 641028
Courses
  • BSc Visual Communication
  • MSc Visual communication

Nehru Arts and Science College

Nehru College of Educational and Charitable Trust, established at an auspicious moment in the year 1968, with the primary objective of rendering selfless, dedicated and yeomen service to cause of higher education originally in the field of Aeronautical Engineering and subsequently in the field of rest of engineering branches, Management, Arts, Science, and Paramedical Sciences and has added feather after feather to its Cap. Its educational service to the poor underprivileged and downtrodden in the society is freely accessed and widely appreciated by the people, especially from Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Over the period of nearly four decades, it has established and patronized a number of prestigious Educational Institutions, all of which have grown to the stature of being accredited with ISO 9001:2000 certification by the International Certification Services. The Trust headquartered at Coimbatore has two years back spread its wings to the neighbouring Kerala State too by establishing Educational Institutions of high reputation. The Trust was registered at Coimbatore registry as a Public Charitable Trust with registration number 114 dtd.9th Feb 1994.

NASC is affiliated to Bharathiar University and recognised by UGC, New Delhi is catering to the needs of the aspirants by offering much-sought after courses in Arts and Science courses. This College has all modern facilities & imported and Indian equipments in various lab and other infrastructural facilities. As an ISO 9001:2008 certified institution & Accredited with "B" Grade (CGPA2.75) by NAAC. It has contributed a lot for the cause of higher education in the above mentioned fields of specialization. The college offers M.Phil and Ph.Dprogrammes in Bio-Technology.

Year Started 2006
Affiliated Bharathiar University
Website http://nehrucolleges.net/
Location Palakkad Main Road, Navakkarai, Madukkarai,Coimbatore,Tamil Nadu
Courses
  • BSc Visual Communication
  • MSc Visual communication

Dr G R Damodaran College Of Science

Dr G R DAMODARAN COLLEGE OF SCIENCE (Autonomous) , affiliated to the BHARATHIAR UNIVERSITY, Coimbatore and recognized by the UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION is a highly regarded Co-educational Institution offering Degree, Post Graduate, M.Phil and Ph.Dprogrammes in Management, Computer Science and Information Technology, Biotechnology, Visual and Mass Communication, Commerce and International Business, and Tamil literature, etc.

It was started in 1988, and within a span of 2 decades it had registered exceptional progress.The NAAC is a statutory body set up by the UGC for assessing and rating the Universities and Colleges in India so as to help them identify and overcome weaknesses and deficiencies and motivate them towards quality enhancement. Dr. GRDCS (Autonomous) put its claims for high Overall Quality and Superior Performance (in the pursuit of excellence) beyond question by obtaining recognition including the Re-accreditation at the 'A' GRADE Level rating by the NAAC (NATIONAL ASSESSMENT AND ACCREDITATION COUNCIL).

Year Started 1988
Affiliated Bharathiar University
Website http://www.grd.org
Location Avinashi Road, Civil Aerodrome Post, Peelamedu,Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641018
Courses
  • BSc Visual Communication
  • MSc Visual communication

Rathinam College of Arts and Science

Rathinam College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore was established in 2001 by the KPM educational Trust which has 35 years of experience in promoting education in Coimbatore. It is a co-educational institution, affiliated to Bharathiar University and is accredited with B++ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). It is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. The College is an ISO: 9001:2008 certified organization.

The media department is one of the reputed department in Rathinam college of arts and science. It offers both UG and PG courses. Bsc Visual communication & E-Media was started in the year 2004 and later in 2006 Master in Journalism and Mass Communication was started.

Year Started 2004
Affiliated Bharathiar University
Website http://www.rathinamcollege.edu.in
Location Kpm Nagar, Pollachi Main Road, Eachanari,Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641021
Courses
  • BSc Visual Communication& e-media
  • Masters in Journalism & Mass Communication

Bishop Ambrose College

Bishop Ambrose College was established in 1997 and is part of The Coimbatore Diocese Society which has established a number of Educational institutions in and around Coimbatore District in the cause of serving humanity, chose to fulfill a long felt need to open a new college for the benefit of boys and girls. The 150th year celebration of the Diocese and the Silver Jubilee of the Episcopal Ordination of the then President of the society, Most.Rev.Dr.M.AMBROSE, DD,DCL, Bishop Emeritus of the diocese of Coimbatore, became the memorable occasion to fulfill the genuine wishes of the community by favoring the establishment of this co-educational institution in the city.

Year Started 1997
Affiliated Bharathiar University
Website http://bishopambrosecollege.org
Location College Nagar, SungamBypass Road, Ramanathapuram Post, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641021
Courses
  • BSc Visual Communication& e-media

AJK College of Arts and Science

AJK College of Arts and Science (AJKCAS) was established in 2006 by AJK Educational and Charitable Trust. The institution is run under the aegis of the trust and is affiliated to the Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. It provides a high degree of personalized education and supports the advancement and dissemination of knowledge through teaching, research and scholarly activities. College is recognized by UGC New Delhi under UGC Act 1956 to receive Central Government assistance.

Year Started 2006
Affiliated Bharathiar University
Website http://www.ajkcas.com
Location Palakkad Main Road, Navakkarai, Madukkarai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641105 641021
Courses
  • BSc Visual Communication & e-media

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