Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Thursday, 25 December 2014

The season of cheer and time to prepare for your career choices !!!

Feels great to see the perfect sphere of the sun protected by a thick layer of eye-protecting dense Delhi fog. The only time I get to see the sun is during a solar eclipse through solar filters and every winter through the fog filter :-)

This is the time to prepare for your career choices in the summer.

You can apply for the IIMM Entrance Exam forms for a payment of Rs. 1250 or pick it up from B 50 South Extension Part 1 New Delhi 49 for Rs. 1000

The entrance will happen in June and July.

Classes for successful applicants will begin in August.

The session will be August to July.

Bachelor of Mass Communication is a three year degree programme with an annual fee of Rs. 75,000 payable in two installments.

Master of Mass Communication is a two year degree programme: 80,000 rupees in the first year and 90,000 rupees in the second year payable in two installments every year.

The One Year Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising, PR, Marketing and Event Management is Rs. 90,000.

There is also a One Year Diploma in Broadcast Journalism EMC Electronic Media Communication plus Certificate courses in Digital Marketing.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Why Mass Comm

There are many students who are leaving the hackneyed careers of engineering, medicine and the civil services to contribute to the emerging area of mass comm.

Mass Comm demands good communication skills in English, Hindi or any of the other languages of India as well as keen interest in what is happening in the world around us.

For those who fit the bill, Mass Comm promises to be a lucrative career that can make you a household name in the country like Arnab Goswami or Barkha Dutt.

If you wish to know more about Mass Comm as a career and how a degree at the International Institute of Mass Media will help you to realise your career goals, call us on 0 98 100 88 11 0 or send an e-mail to directorhriimm@gmail.com

Campus Winter Fest

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Well Done, BMC 2, Mansi, Abhishek, Meenal, Simran

Well Done, BMC 2, Mansi, Abhishek, Meenal, Simran for winning awards at the IIMM Print Photography Contest that was organised for Bachelor of Mass Communication Second Year Students in November 2014 :-)

Well Done, BMC 2, Mansi, Abhishek, Meenal, Simran

Well Done, BMC 2, Mansi, Abhishek, Meenal, Simran

Thursday, 13 November 2014



Sunday, 9 November 2014

Print Photography Awards Ceremony

IIMM is organizing a award ceremony on the subject "Print Photography" where BMC - IInd Year Students have taken part in the project. The ceremony will take place on Monday, 10.11.14 at 1:30 PM at B 50 South Extension Part 1, New Delhi 110049 in the Studio of the Teaching Block. You are cordially invited for this ceremony.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Awards Ceremony for BMC Print Photography Students on Monday 1:30 P.M. at the Teaching Block B 50 South Extension Part 1 New Delhi 49. Be there :-)

Awards Ceremony for BMC Print Photography Students on Monday 1:30 P.M. at the Teaching Block B 50 South Extension Part 1 New Delhi 49. Be there :-)

Tuesday, 21 October 2014



Dhanteras and Diwali are Indian festivals where wealth and prosperity are celebrated and worshipped. It is an occasion - like all other Indian festivals - to bond with family and friends. It is considered auspicious to shop for family, relatives and friends and especially to buy metallic objects on Dhanteras - gold, silver, gold biscuits, idols made of silver as well as utensils and cutlery for the kitchen. These festivals lead to a consumption boom and like Christmas in the west, Dhanteras and Diwali give a fillip and a leg up to the economy boosted by consumption saving. Some people also purchase gold bonds, shares, debentures, stocks during the mahurat trading on the stock markets on Diwali (it is not considered auspicious to sell during the Mahurat trading session ;)

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Infrastructure @ IIMM



Much investment has happened and is a regular input every year in infrastructure at IIMM. Among the institutions providing mass media training and education, IIMM has two dedicated teaching blocks, one corporate office, a fully tech enabled modern conference hall, and completely fitted out studios for television, newsroom, radio and photography. IIMM has invested significantly in its infrastructure for practical training and teaching. This includes a DAVP approved bilingual newspaper 'Yuva Udaan' with RNI Number which provides a live experience for our students of print journalism to work on a bilingual newspaper. We have invested in a live broadcast studio with PCR controls, console, TV newsreading studio with lights and multi camera, foot and hand controlled teleprompter, with facility for in campus broadcast and anchoring across all our teaching facilities and buildings, a live broadcast radio and sound studio which is also broadcast on campus and anchored and produced by the students of IIMM. We have invested in the latest motion and still cameras for film, television and photography. IIMM students produce films for the institute as well as on live commercial projects. Our Faculty comprises practising mass media and electronic media professionals. They are able to use these facilities to groom our students for their real day to day work in the industry. The infrastructure is used by mass media professionals as well as many of our faculty members for the production of actual programmes and shoots which are commercially deployed, thereby giving IIMM a presence in the market through our production arm as well as giving our students an opportunity to be a part of this real life industry. Our students benefit from this real experience making their training more work oriented and useful for actual placement.


Thursday, 17 July 2014

By our media school alumnus

By our media school alumnus http://zeenews.india.com/business/indian-budget-2014/rail-budget-2014-15-challenges-before-the-modi-government_102484.html

Friday, 9 May 2014

ADPR, BMC 3 and MMC 2 Students of IIMM are cordially invited for the Farewell at the Teaching Block at 5 P.M. tomorrow.

ADPR, BMC 3 and MMC 2 Students of IIMM are cordially invited for the Farewell at the Teaching Block at 5 P.M. tomorrow. See you all :-)

BMC 3 MMC 2 Farewell Tomorrow 5 to 8 P.M. @ the IIMM Teaching Block

Owing to the heat wave and the considerable heat that our wonderful students are likely to generate ;-) the BMC 3 MMC 2 Farewell will be from 5 to 8 P.M. tomorrow at the IIMM Teaching Block. See all of you there :-)

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Good work by our media school students

This is perhaps the most polarised general election of all time as the world's biggest democracy votes for over a month with more than 800 million eligible voters !!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Iz1y-SuCM&feature=youtu.be

Monday, 5 May 2014

Job Opportunities after a course @ IIMM

If we look closely at the emerging mass media scene in India, we find that there is a dearth of trained professionals in mass media, in new media, in entertainment and in news channels. With new launches in the pipeline the demand will only shoot up. Opening up of the media sector for foreign investment is expected to create thousands of new jobs in the field.

Career opportunities in mass communication are expected to increase as not less than 70 news channels will come up in next five years. Thanks to mass media, news and entertainment job opportunities are aplenty for trained professionals in various roles - particularly in journalism and in films. India being the largest producer of films in the world has ample opportunities in this sector. Technically qualified media professionals can work for TV channels, production houses or can make documentaries on their own.

We at IIMM take pride in announcing 100% internship and job opportunities for our students in print, electronic media, new media, PR and advertising agencies.

A career in mass communication, in PR, corporate communication and in advertising requires commitment, dedication and sacrifice of personal time for the sake of staying in front or on top, particularly in the news industry. A journalist may have to work day in and day out to get breaking news. Similarly, media professionals who are in entertainment or film making need to work with passion which may come at the cost of their personal life.

Starting salary for a mass communication professional could be between Rs 12,000 and 25,000. After five years of work experience, a professional can expect to earn a higher salary in the range of Rs 50,000 to Rs 1,00,000 per month.

In a nutshell, mass communication as a career provides job satisfaction, name and fame and a fresh challenge every day.

Our media, PR, and journalism courses are designed to meet students' career goals. We constantly update our media courses to ensure that they are relevant to today's communication environment. IIMM has an excellent reputation and attracts a wide range of people to our courses.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The glam quotient of electronic media jobs

Youngsters nowadays have a craze for jobs in the electronic media - television and radio because of the higher glamour quotient of TV where a successful anchor or reporter could become a national celebrity and a face or voice that people can recognise and relate to. However, print media also builds solid foundations for journalists and many of the successful television personalities of today have made the journey from the print medium to the electronic media. The two are not water tight compartments and movement from one to the other can happen easily and seamlessly and gives wider experience to the journalist. Also, many media houses in India have a presence in both the electronic and the print media. If a professional has experience in both and also in new media, he or she stands a better chance to head such organisations at a later stage in their career.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Is Paid News a threat to our democracy ?

When 'news' is published in favour of a particular politician or a political party through sale of editorial space, the 'paid news' phenomenon becomes even more pernicious. Innumerable complementary 'news' reports and feature articles on representatives of political parties, including candidates who have been contesting elections, appear in newspapers and are broadcast on television channels across the country in the run-up to the 2014 and 2009 Lok Sabha elections and the state legislative assembly elections. No disclosure is made that money is exchanged between the concerned candidate or political party to which she or he belongs and the owners or representatives of media organisations before such 'news' is printed or broadcast.

This is obviously ill-gotten black money or slush money earned through corruption in awarding government contracts, smuggling, crime, arms trade, arms deals, kickbacks on arms deals that compromise national security interests and sub-standard ships repeatedly break down in high sea en route from rusty Russian ports to rusty Indian ports without a single shot being fired by the Pakistanis or the Chinese who must be rubbing their hands in glee !!!

Black money is generated in almost all land, real estate and property deals in India where transactions are registered at 60 to 80% of the real value of the transaction. Once some of this black money finds its way into the pockets of media barons in return for subverting the news, we have effectively neutered the fourth pillar of our democracy...

Monday, 24 February 2014

Friday, 21 February 2014

Is the Modern Media a Feral Beast ?

On June 12, 2007, the British Prime Minister Tony Blair called the modern media a "feral beast" that hunts in packs and tears the reputation of its targets and adversaries to shreds. Do you agree or do you think that that is the role of the mass media in a functioning democracy ?

In your view, is it also healthy to deliberately confuse news and comment and blur any distinction between factual reporting and opinion ?

Monday, 17 February 2014

Is it healthy for media organisations to have political affiliations ?

Mass Media is the fourth pillar of our democracy. It is supposed to hold to account the first three pillars for their acts of omission and commission in the court of public opinion.

But what we are witnessing recently is that media organisations have open or subtle political affiliations. While every individual, being a member of society as well as a citizen, will have his or her own politics and political views, is it healthy if media organisations as entities start plugging for one political formation or the other ? Can reporting and the editorial content remain objective in this case ?

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Top Mass Communication colleges in India

Top Mass Communication colleges in India

One of the most sought after careers for youngsters these days is a career in mass communication. There are oodles of money, glamour and fame and if someone is also very socially inclined and is keen to make a positive difference and contribution to society, then a career in mass communication is very attractive indeed. In order to build a superb career in mass communication, students want to get admission in and study in one of the Top Mass Communication colleges in India like the International Institute of Mass Media IIMM, Jamia Milia Islamia, FTII Pune etc.

For students who have completed their graduation, Master in mass communication is a course that particularly attracts them. In this course, in the first year a general well-rounded grounding is provided to the students wherein they are exposed to the various facets of the mass media, communication skills – both written and spoken – in English and Hindi and various theoretical and skill based practical teaching, training and hands on experience. In the senior year, students of Master in mass communication are sent for internship in media organizations in their area of choice and specialization – whether it is electronic media or print journalism, or corporate communication – advertising and public relations, or production and direction.

Top Mass Communication colleges in India like IIMM take care to develop their institutional culture in line with the demands and the requirements of industry. Such colleges are places for making the seamless transition from college life to the professional mass media industry where the competition is cut throat and only the fittest will survive.

Some things that make Top Mass Communication colleges in India stand apart from the also ran institutions of mediocrity:
·         Top Mass Communication colleges in India attract the best faculty, including practicing professionals from the mass media
·         They make every student feel valued and bring the very best out of every student
·         Students have a strong sense of belonging to the college
·         Top Mass Communication colleges in India are very serious about providing practical and hands on training and exposure to their students
  These colleges invest a large portion of the fee paid by students in purchasing the latest state-of-the-art equipment and machinery for their studio

The reason why students need to do due diligence is because many also ran mediocre institutes have made a sham of education and levy hefty fees without giving the students anything worthwhile in return. This has mushroomed into an industry in India. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the students and their parents to subject institutions to the above check list and only apply to one of the Top Mass Communication colleges in India for a Bachelor of Mass Communication and Master in mass communication.

Friday, 24 January 2014

History of IIMM

History of IIMM

IIMM was established in the Year 1999 by a group of professionals with the mission of creating an institution of excellence that provides cutting-edge industry relevant teaching and training in the area of mass communication. 

Says the Founder and Group Chairperson of IIMM, Prakash K. Bhagat, “Since the entire team of founders are practicing professionals from the mass media, we could sense first hand the skill gap between what the industry required and the sort of skills that freshers used to come to industry with. It called for a lot of time and heavy investment to make these resources job ready. This is why we decided to shoulder some of this responsibility and make this investment of time and resources at our end so that our students can hit the ground running and contribute to the mass media in very little time after being selected to join the industry organization.”

IIMM functions through its two branches, namely 3/A N.I.T. Faridabad, Haryana and B 50 South Extension Part 1 New Delhi 49.

We run dual degree/ diploma programmes at the graduate and post graduate levels. The degree is UGC approved and is recognised for all government and private sector jobs across India and the world. The Board of Governors of IIMM issue a diploma to successful students in their chosen area of specialisation. This is a reputed diploma that is welcomed by the media industry since IIMM is a well-known institution that has been engaged in providing high quality media education and training for a decade and a half.
Today, IIMM feels proud that thousands of its alumni work in the best print and electronic media houses, PR firms, advertising agencies and corporate sector organisations across the country.

IIMM's success is carved by practising professionals from the best print and electronic media houses, film making organisations, advertising agencies and PR firms who render industry relevant curriculum and training to the students while the foundation is laid by eminent scholars, professors, teachers and academicians.
The right kind of teaching and training by experts helps IIMM students to be welcomed by industry with open arms. 

The primary objectives of IIMM are to set high standards of education to build students' careers and create a difference in their professional lives;  impart practical and theoretical training in all aspects of mass communication, grant diplomas, advanced diplomas, and such other certificates, as may be instituted by the Governing Council, to successful students; to coordinate the activities of education and skill development in the fields of mass communication, and to create an ideal environment for developing a powerful network with the various industries that would help students throughout their career.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Is Mass Media creating political forces in India ?

Is the mass media creating political forces in India ? If we were to closely examine the anti corruption and Pro Jan Lokpal movement, we will realise that an acute need of Indian society was identified and highlighted by activists under the leadership of Shri Anna Hazare. The role of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India of the time Shri Vinod Rai was also a crucial role. The active, interested, impartial and fearless role played by the Judiciary headed by the Supreme Court of India, some top judges, jurists and the Chief Justice of India helped to turn on the heat on massive public corruption. Helping all these forces along was the mass media. From the time of the Bofors kickbacks scandal to the filth of the Commonwealth Games preparations and facilities - both literal filth and the filth of financial wrongdoing and willful delays in the execution of the mega projects leading to cost over-runs to highlighting the findings and recommendations of the Shunglu Report that indicted many top leaders of the ruling party to turning on the heat on the governments in Maharashtra and at the Centre after the indictment of former Chief Minister and top leaders in the Adarsh Scam to the mass media highlighting the wrongful allocation of coal blocks in Coalgate, it can be safely said that it is the mass media that acted as the force behind Anna Hazare and then helping Arvind Kejriwal to convert this crusade into a serious political party.

Monday, 6 January 2014

About Journalism in India

About Journalism in India

TV Journalism Institute

Journalism College in Delhi

Journalism is the reporting of events, current issues and trends in the mass media for varied purposes. It is said that the media is the 'watch dog' of our society, as it keeps its watch 24 hours on our society and then reports it to the members of the society. Now citizens have become so dependent on the media that life without the media cannot even be imagined.
Journalism has been a hallowed profession in India from the time that the printing press came into vogue and then into wide use in India. The Pro Mughal Urdu Akhbaar played an important role in presenting the case of the mutinous sepoys before the readers during the Revolt of 1857.
Throughout the national movement, the pro Government English language newspapers were counterbalanced by newspapers in vernacular languages like Bal Gangadhar Tilak's Marathi language Kesari and the newspaper that Gandhiji used to publish called "Young India." After independence, newspapers representing all shades of political and cultural opinion have proliferated across the country. Media is regularly performing its duties tremendously from the past period. Only the techniques which media uses are getting advanced. Journalism College in Delhi is serving large number of effective media persons with excellent latest technologies and media knowledge to the media. There are various pass out students of the institute who are well known and performing great role in the media.
Media performs a crucial role in today's time which rises every time the need of reporters and journalist to serve the society well. Therefor there are various colleges in our country for the people who wants to be a part of media. At present, Journalism College in Delhi is considered best in the field of media. The institute is guiding and teaching well about the media ethics to the students and is constantly giving marvelous reporters or journalist to our society. The mass media derives its freedom, autonomy and power directly from Part III of the Constitution of India, namely Fundamental Rights. The Right to free press is contained within the Fundamental Right of Expression guaranteed to every citizen by the Constitution of India. As the Supreme Court of India has repeatedly held and ruled, and especially in the landmark Keshavanand Bharti case, these Fundamental Rights are the soul of our democratic republic and comprise the Basic Structure Doctrine of the Constitution of India – something that cannot be changed, altered, amended or truncated by the Parliament in a manner that it takes these fundamental freedoms of the citizens away.
The mass media, the press, journalism and newspapers thus occupy this space of freedom where different shades of political and non political opinion can all have their say in an atmosphere of equality and civility.
As Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen says in his book "The Argumentative Indian" that we Indians are very argumentative and debate loving by nature and this goes back to our hallowed oral tradition of philosophical and metaphysical arguments in the form of tark – vitark that was employed as a tool of teaching and instruction by philosophers as far back as Shankara and Gautam Buddha and Mahavira and Vivekananda in the modern age.
This oral tradition and the spoken word has been critical and crucial in the evolution of Indian history and our composite culture like it has been in the case of all cultures in the world.
The early Hindu scriptures in the form of the Vedas and the Upanishads as well as the great epics like the Ramayana and the Mahabharata were handed down from generation to generation through the spoken word before they were committed on paper and on the leaves and barks of trees and such parchments.
The oral tradition stays alive in the mass media today in the form of the proliferating radio channels and radio stations – the state broadcaster has retained its monopoly over news and news based programmes and musical/ entertainment/ RJ chat programmes have seen the entry and domination of private FM channels and stations especially in the larger cities. In the rural hinterland of India as well as in inaccessible and inhospitable areas, it is still All India Radio that rules the airwaves. With time media is also adopting new changes to serve the people well with the news or information. Journalism College in Delhi is making its students well aware with the media priciples and latest technologies which media is using to inform, educate and entertain the people.
Television has seen a burgeoning of channels in all segments – news, news based programmes, film based channels, family entertainment based channels, music channels, channels dedicated to or focused on lifestyle, travel, food, fashion, sports, science and technology. It has become one of the most interesting and entertaining medium of media. Today's large percentage of youth wants to be a part of this medium. TV Journalism Institute located in Delhi is the college which provides perfect education and also gives students the advantage of getting placed in the television media.
This tradition of debating has been kept alive by journalism in India since democracy is essentially about debating the burning issues of the day facing the country and the world and engaging in a process of educating the country and the society to learn the three Rs of Reading, Writing and Arithmetic and the Big PPES of Politics, Philosophy, Economics and Sociology that makes our democracy what it is today. Indeed, it can well be argued that our democracy as it stands today – its strengths and weaknesses – can be broken down into and narrowed down to the processes of basic education and political education as it is disseminated across the country by the mass media and by journalism.
Therefore, like the professions of medicine and teaching, the profession of journalism involves something as big and central as nation building and character building. If you have a characterless mass media or a corrupt mass media, it is safe to assume that you will end up with a characterless nation and a corrupt nation.
Journalism is the Fourth Estate or the Fourth Pillar of our democracy – the first three being the Legislature to which the Executive is responsible and the Judiciary which is the autonomous arbiter and watchdog over the excesses, the crimes of omission and commission committed by the Legislature and the Executive and it is also an interpreter and adjudicator of the Constitution and the law. The mass media and journalism acts as a watchdog over all the three pillars of our democracy and it communicates directly with the People who gave to ourselves this Constitution on the twenty-sixth day of November, 1949.
Due to the increasing and prominent role of media in our society, more and more people are getting interested to become a part of the media. It can be fulfilled by adopting effective education from the International Institute of Mass Media. This is one of the best Journalism College in Delhi, which guides its students very well to give competent journalists to the nation. Various effective media courses are provided by the institute which includes courses like:
  • Bachelor of mass communication
  • Masters of mass communication
  • Post graduate diploma in advertising and public relations
  • Print photography
  • Electronic Camera and Handling
  • Non-Linear Editing
  • Production and direction
Among all the mass media, television is the most attractive, entertaining and effective mass medium which delivers important news, information etc. to a large number of people. It has been found that a large number of youngsters want to study television journalism to enter this creative medium. The TV Journalism Institute gives efficient training and education to its students which makes them aware of all the journalistic ethics and develops good journalists. The Institute gives both theoretical as well as practical knowledge to the students by using advanced technologies.
At present there is a wide availability of television and radio channels, magazines, newspapers as well as new media in the society which gives rise to massive competition in the media. Due to this competition the need of more and more competitive and talented journalists is constantly rising. Every year a large number of youngsters take admission to the TV Journalism Institute situated in Delhi to become specialized in the media field and to become a part of it. The International Institute of Mass Media uses technologies like advanced cameras, lenses, microphones, lights and other technical assets to provide practical and field exposure to their students. Various famous personalities of the mass media who are now well recognized faces have graduated from the International Institute of Mass Media or IIMM

IIMM – Offering World Class Education

The media domain is one that has matured and benefited with the development in technology that have allowed information to get dispersed rapidly to a wider audience. The domain has gained popularity in the past decade and now it has become one of the most promising sectors in the nation. The youth of the country is continually getting captivated to this sector because of the fame and glamour. If you are also planning to enter in this sector to have a brighter future then it is important for you to have specific qualification which is a degree in mass communication. There are various schools around the country that are offering course in mass media, International institute of mass media (IIMM) is one of the best media colleges in the country.
The college provides world class education that gives enough space to students to have in depth knowledge of the domain. The syllabus of the course is designed after a thorough study of the domain. Hence, students who get graduated from here know the inside out of this sector. IIMM understands the demand of the industry is skilled media professionals, thus, in order to cater them to the market the college is following one of the most innovative ways of education which is learning by doing. This method is beneficial for students because the main focus is on providing practical knowledge to students. With this route of education students can practically conceptualize their theoretical sessions which give them an ease to understand the industry better.
IIMM hires some of the best faculty from the market. They are highly skilled and well experienced hence they cater their expertise to students. It is helpful for students because students can use their experience throughout their professional life. Professors make students aware about the changing trends of the industry which makes students prepared for the industry. After getting aware of the domain students tend to analyze themselves and they can bridge the gap between skills they have and skills demanded by the sector.
The college is based in Delhi. Being in the capital of the country, the IIMM focuses on making students an extrovert individual which is the demand of the domain. Hence, the professors of the college work hard on students to make them prepared for the job market through conducting numerous group discussions, seminars, training sessions, conferences, mock interviews, etc. Once students are prepared for the industry the placement cell of IIMM extracts some of the finest job opportunities from the market to cater to them. Through this, students can start their career early and achieve success faster in life. 

What kind of streams are better for getting into mass communication ?

What kind of streams are better for getting into mass communication ?

A question that often exercises the minds of young students is what kind of streams of study are better for getting into a course in mass communication.

A feeling that persists even now is that it is students from a background in the humanities who are better suited for a career in mass communication. Nothing could however be further from the truth. It is increasingly seen that students from traditionally more left brain and analytical streams like the sciences and engineering are getting increasingly attracted towards a course of study in mass communication.

This is because mass communication is a superset of many diverse disciplines that include journalism, technical competence in production and direction, corporate communication etc. where a knowledge of economics or history or physics or mathematics can be equally relevant or irrelevant. What really matters is a course in mass communication from an Institute like the International Institute of Mass Media located in South Extension Part 1, New Delhi and in Faridabad, Haryana.