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Mass communication as a career option in Kolkata

The subjects which we learn in Graduation gives us a hint about what’s on store in post graduation. However there is a big exception to this rule. A course for mass communication is like going to a different educational arena in the post graduation level.

In a very precise way mass communication can be interpreted as the field of cultivation or academic study through which an individual or a group of people can impart information to the larger section of society through mass media. Since the last two decades, scenario of mass communication in Kolkata has changed drastically. In all those mediums, including print and visual, which are used for dissemination of news and advertisements, students of mass communication gets absorbed.
A huge number of students are taking this very field of study to add a new dimension to their career.

Those people, who are associated with the field of mass communication, have taken initiative to make the mass aware about the whole scenario. Kolkata has always been one of the major hubs for intellectual revolution throughout the country.


Mass Communication in Kolkata plays a very crucial role in developing cultural backdrop of the City of Joy. Whenever fundamental rights of the common people was breached, whenever some kind of injustice happened to the society, people of this city always have come forward to protest against it.

A student  required to inculcate a sympathetic approach and deep understanding about various types of socio political issues, existing around him. In order to make a real good career in the sector of mass communication having adequate understanding about mass communication will not suffice.

The person is also required to have good understanding about Humanities. Kolkata Mass Communication Colleges have all sorts of infrastructure and guidance for the aspirants, who want to build a great career in Mass Communication. It is also very important to explore the truth behind all these things from microcosmic perspective.

List of Mass Communication Institutes in Kolkata

  1. Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication, Calcutta University
    Asutosh Shiksha Prangan (College Street Campus)
    87/1, College Street, Kolkata – 700 073
    Phone: 2219 4081
    Fax: 2219 4120
    Website: www.caluniv.ac.in
    M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication – 75 seats
    P.G. Diploma in Media Studies: Film and Television- 50 seats
    P.G. Diploma in Sports and Mass Communication Management- 30 seats
  2. Centre for Mass-Communication and Video-graphy
    Rabindra Bharati University, 6/4 Dwarkanath Tagore Lane, Kolkata – 700007
    2-year M.A. in Mass-Communication
  3. Oxford College of Education
    Patnotola Lane, Kolkata
    PG Diploma (Journalism and Mass Communication)
  4. Bhavan’s Asutosh College of Communication and Management
    Asutosh Sadan, 77, Asutosh Mookerjee Road,
    Bhowanipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700 025.
    Grams: “ASUBHAVAN”
    Phone: 24748518/ 24752013 (O), 24641890 (R)
    Courses: Journalism, Mass Communication
  5. Bhavan’s College of Communication and Management
    Block FA/ Sector III, Salt Lake City,
    Kolkata, West Bengal 700 097.
    Grams: “COMMANAGE”
    Phone: 23350152 (O), 25308531(R)
    Fax: 2335-1250
    Journalism, Mass Communication
  6. Institute of Mass Communication Film And Television Studies
    (Affiliated to the University of Kalyani and UGC)
    Address: 90/1, Prince Golam Hussain Shah Road,
    Kolkata – 700 095, West Bengal
    Phone: 03324222160 / 7940
    Email: imcfts@rediffmail.com
    Website: www.imcfts.org
    1) 3 yrs.Hons.Degree Course in Media Studies comprises Mass Communication, Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising, Audio Visual Communication.
    2) 1 yr. Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication and Journalism.

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