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Indian Institute of Mass Communication
TypeCivil Service training institute
Established17 August 1965; 58 years ago (1965-08-17)
ChairmanAjay Mittal, IIS
DirectorAnupama Bhatnagar [1]
Headquarters: New Delhi, India Campuses: Jammu, Amravati, Kottayam, Dhenkanal, Aizawl

Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) is a media institute, established in 17 August 1965, Delhi. Institute has five regional centers in all over India. The IIMC is an autonomous society under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.[2] The institute offers PG Diploma courses in media subjects like Journalism (Hindi, English, Oriya, Urdu, Marathi and Malayalam), Radio and Television, Advertising & Public Relations and Digital Media.


The institute has headquarters in New Delhi and five regional campuses at Aizawl (Mizoram), Amravati (Maharashtra), Dhenkanal (Odisha), Jammu (J&K), and Kottayam (Kerala).

National Institutes of Design
Institute City State Founded
Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi New Delhi Delhi 1965
Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Dhenkanal Dhenkanal Odisha 1993
Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Kerala Kottayam Kerala 1995
Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Mizoram Aizawl Mizoram 2011
Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Maharashtra Amravati Maharashtra 2011
Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Jammu Jammu Jammu and Kashmir 2012


The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) was established on August 17, 1965, by Central Govt. It was the initiative of the Minister for Information and Broadcasting. Then minister of this department, Smt. Indira Gandhi came for inauguration.[3]


IIMC teaches media disciplines including print journalism, photo journalism, radio journalism, television journalism, English journalism, Hindi journalism, Urdu journalism, development communication, communication research, advertising and public relations, Digital media.[4]

Admission to these courses is through an All India Entrance Examination followed by group discussions and interviews.

It also offers Diploma Course in Development Journalism for non-aligned and developing countries.[5] The institute was basically set up to provide training to the officers of the Indian Information Service. The institute also conducts each year a number of specialised short-term courses to meet the training needs of media personnel working in government and public sector organisations.

Notable alumni

Alumni Association

IIMC Alumni Association (IIMCAA) meets every year at their annual event Connections.[11][12][13] Held at various cities across India and worldwide[14] in Chapters, alumni regularly meet and network.


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  11. ^ "Mizoram : Aizawl Hosts 'IIMCAA Connections 2022'; Alumni Meet Featuring Interactions & Lectures". Northeast Today. 28 May 2022. Retrieved 26 August 2022.
  12. ^ "IIMC Dhenkanal hosted its annual event – 'Connections'". Odisha Diary. 24 April 2022. Retrieved 26 August 2022.
  13. ^ "IIMC alumni honoured at sixth awards meet". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 26 August 2022.
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