Master of Mass Communication through Distance Learning

Is your choice of films and music influenced by advertisements on the radio and television? Do television, newspaper and other mass media tools play an important role in your life? These are only some of the questions that you will be asked if you want to pursue mass communication at the postgraduate level of studies. With the growing number of television channels and dailies in the country, mass communication is also becoming one of the most popular professional courses pursued by students in India. Listed below are some mass communication institutes of India where you can pursue studies at the master’s level through distance learning.

Distance Learning Institutes Offering Master of Mass Communication

Name of the Institute Contact Details
Alagappa University Registrar, Alagappa University, Karaikudi – 630003, Tamil Nadu, India

Ph. No. – 91-4565-228080

Fax No. – 91-4565-225202

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Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya Hoshangabad Road, Bhopal – 462026, Madhya Pradesh, India

Ph. No. – 2491800

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Madurai Kamaraj University Madurai – 625021, Tamil Nadu, India

Ph. No. – 0452-2459455

Fax No. – 0452-2458449

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Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra – 136119, Haryana, India

Ph. No. – 01744-238169

Fax No. – 01744-238277

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Kota Open University (also known as Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University) Rawatbhata Road, Kota – 324010, Rajasthan, India

Ph. No. – 2471254

Fax No. – 2472525

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Eligibility Criteria


  • The minimum academic qualification for admission is successful completion of graduation in any subject and from any stream.
  • Basic knowledge in general knowledge and current affairs is necessary.

Admission Procedure


  • Marks in graduation is the basis of admission, but some institutes also conduct entrance tests, group discussion and personal interview to judge the capability of the candidate.
  • Every applicant must submit at the time of admission one copy each of mark sheets of school examinations and graduation final year results. Students who are awaiting results have to submit photocopy of mark sheet of last examination passed.
  • The applicant must also be able to produce identity proof documents like his voter id card or passport, two passport size photographs, the filled up application form and registration fees.

Duration of Study

The minimum period of study is two years. The duration may be extended if training programs or internships are arranged by the institute. For distance learning candidates, there is no fixed duration of study.

Career Prospects

Master’s in mass communication opens up a wide arena of jobs in sectors like:

  • Print Journalism – newspapers and magazines
  • Electronic Journalism – television, internet and radio
  • Advertising – advertisement agencies and small organizations that prepare signboards, bills and commercials
  • Public Relations – PR jobs in education institutes, business houses and government institutions
  • Films – producers, actors, dancers and directors are also part of the big mass media industry

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