Somaiya Vidyavihar Campus, Mumbai

While there are many colleges in India that offer certificate courses in Advertising, only a handful of good colleges offer an MBA/PGDM in Communications /Advertising. I have sorted these colleges based on a rating system of Excellent, Good & Average.

EXCELLENT

1) Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad

Programme- Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Communications (PGDM-C)

Admission Test- CAT/XAT/GMAT & MICA Admission Test. These are followed by GE & PI

Course Fees- INR 16.5 Lacs (approx.)

Application Dates- Registration opens around last week of September

Review- Consistently ranked among top management colleges in India. Best for Communications/Advertising management

Website- https://www.mica.ac.in/

 

GOOD

2) K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai (my alma mater)

Programme- Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Communications (PGDM-C)

Admission Test- CAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT. This is followed by GD & PI

Course Fees- INR 11.9 Lacs (approx.)

Application Dates- Registration opens around September

Review- Although PGDM-C is a new course, it’s one of the best in India right now. Also, K J Somaiya boasts of one of the oldest and beautiful campuses in India

Website- https://www.somaiya.edu/simsr

 

3) Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (Pune & Bangalore)

Programme- MBA (Communication Management)

Admission Test- SNAP test (www.Snaptest.org). This is followed by GE-PIWAT (Personality Assessment Test, Group Exercise, Written ability Test and Personal Interaction.)

Course Fees- INR 11.2 Lacs

Application Dates- Registration opens around second week of August

Review- One of the best colleges for Communications/Advertising Management. Breathtaking view from the campus

Website- https://www.simc.edu/

 

4) The Delhi School of Communication

Programme- 2 Year Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Communication (PGDPC) along with Masters in Mass Communication (MMC)

Admission Test- Internal Test/MAT/CAT/ATMA. This is followed by a Psychological test & Personality Interview

Course Fees- INR 5 Lacs (approx.)

Application Dates- Registration opens around August-September

Review- One of the oldest college to offer a PGDM in Communications. Overall a good College for Communications /Advertising management

Website- http://www.dsc.edu.in

 

AVERAGE

5) ISB&M

Programme- PGDM- Media & Communication with Marketing

Admission Test- CAT/ XAT / MAT/ ATMA/ CMAT. This is followed by GD & PI

Course Fees- INR 8.9 Lacs (approx.)

Application Dates- Registration opens around August-September

Website- http://www.isbm.ac.in/

 

6) FLAME University, Pune

Programme- MBA (Communications Management)

Admission Test- CAT/XAT/MAT/CMAT/GMAT/MH-CET. This is followed by GD & PI

Course Fees- INR 13 Lacs

Application Dates- Registration opens around September-October

Website- http://www.flame.edu.in/

 

7) Deviprasad Goenka Management College of Media Studies, Mumbai

 Programme- PGDM in Media & Communication

Admission Test- MH-CET/ CAT/ GMAT/ CMAT/ MAT/ XAT/ ATMA. This is followed by GD & PI

Course Fees- INR 5.9 Lacs

Application Dates- Registration opens around September-October

Website- http://www.rset.edu.in