Real List: 17 Top Visual Communication Colleges in India

Do you want to pursue a career in the field of Visual communication? Congratulations! you have arrived at the right place.Listed below are the 17 top Colleges offering Courses in the field of Visual Communication in India. This list covers all the relevant information of all colleges right from admissions to eligibility, fees and admission procedure.So sit back as we take you through a tour of all these top colleges.

List of 17 Top Visual Communication Colleges in India

1.Asian Academy of Film and Television – Noida, Uttar Pradesh 

We have always believed that a film school should take a holistic and realistic approach in its teaching. By holistic we mean that film school training should not be limited to only classrooms and lectures on theories and techniques. Therefore, at AAFT we have adopted a comprehensive training method with equal importance on the practical training of film making and acting. Believing that training and skill building are quite essential in the field of visual media, Asian Academy of Film & TV, has been imparting education and training in the art & craft of film making in television presentation since 1993.

Courses offered and Fee Structure:

  • Diploma in Visual Communication (1 year Duration)
  • Rs. 20,000/- (for One year Diploma Courses through demand draft favoring “Asian Academy of Film & Tv” payable at Noida)

Admission Process

  • Application form and prospectus can be obtain by paying Rs. 600/- in cash or sending a demand draft for Rs. 600/- favouring of Asian Academy of Film & Television or Asian School of Media Studies payable at Noida/Delhi, as the case may be.
  • This will be followed by An Aptitude Test Round: Aptitude Test will be conducted under supervision of the Admission coordinator at Asian Academy of Film & Television / Asian School of Media Studies premises as a case may be. Online Aptitude Test: Online Aptitude Test ID and Password will be provided to the applicant for this purpose.
  • A personal interview round will be conducted for selected participants and accordingly a decision will be made.

Important Dates

Second week Of Jan (tentative)

Official Website : aaft.com/

Address: FC 14/15, Film City, Sector 16A, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301
Phone: 0120 483 1100

 

2.Mudra Institute of Communications – Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Established in 1991, MICA (formerly known as Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad), is the only residential institute in the country, and perhaps in the Asia-Pacific region, dedicated to creating Leadership in Strategic Marketing and Communication. MICA, an autonomous, non-profit institution —offering a wide-range of academic programmes since the past two decades —now has three residential programs: the Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Communications (PGDM-C), the Crafting Creative Communication (CCC) and the Fellow Programme in Management-Communications (FPM-C).

Courses Offered

Post Graduate Certificate Course in Visual Merchandising

Eligibility And fee structure

Admission to the PGDM (C) programme requires a Bachelor’s degree (in keeping with the 10 + 2 + 3 system) or an equivalent qualification in any discipline recognised by the Association of   Indian Universities (AIU). Candidates appearing for final examinations towards a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) are also eligible to apply.

Fees: Registration fees: 1750 Rs (approx)

Course fees : 70000 Rs (approx)

Admission Procedure

MICA Admission Test (MICAT) followed by Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI)

Important Dates

Application date (Start):First week of January (tentative)

Application Date(end):Last week of Jan (tentative)

Admit card issue: First week of February (tentative)

Entrance exam:Second week of February (tentative)

Result Displayed: Last week of  February (tentative)

GE and PI : Full month of March across various cities (tentative)

Final results : Last month of March (tentative)

Address: Telav – Ghuma road, Shela, Gujarat 380058
Phone: 02717 308 250

 

 

3.Sathyabhama University – Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Sathyabama University (A Christian Minority Institution) formerly known as Sathyabama Engineering College was established in 1987 by Dr. Jeppiaar. It is a premier institute imparting knowledge in the areas of engineering, science, technology and education. The institution’s progress and contribution to the field of technical education for over two decades resulted in granting Deemed University status on 16th July, 2001 and University status on 13th September , 2006 under section(3) of the UGC Act, 1956 by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India. The University has been awarded as Category “A” University by Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India and accredited by NAAC and also certified with DNV- GL ISO 9001 standard. The University is offering exemplary education from last 29 years.

Courses Offered

Doctor of Philosophy in Visual Communication
Bachelor of Science – Visual Communication

Eligibility and Fees

Should have passed HSC (10+2) from any state board or CBSE

Annual Fees : 2.5 Lacs (approx)

Admission Procedure

  • Advertisements are given , regarding issue of Application forms for Common Entrance Examination , important dates  etc., in all leading newspapers all over India and also notified in the Sathyabama University website.
  • Entrance Exam Application Form can be obtained inperson from the University Administrative Office.
  • Entrance Examinations are conducted in major cities all over India.

Important Dates

Advertisements are given , regarding issue of Application forms for Common Entrance Examination , important dates  etc., in all leading newspapers all over India and also notified in the Sathyabama University website.

www.sathyabamauniversity.ac.in www.sathyabamauniversity.ac.in

Address: Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Jeppiaar Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600119
Phone: 044 2450 3151

4.  Srishti School of Art – Bangalore, Karnataka

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology is a non-residential institution founded in 1996 by the Ujwal Trust with the objective of providing art and design education in an environment of creativity to maximize the individual’s potential.The Ujwal Trust also manages Srishti’s sister institution, the prestigious Mallya Aditi International School.

Courses Offered

Diploma in Visual Communication Design

Eligibility And Fees

Entry to the Professional Diploma Program can be in either of 2 ways:
Direct entry as a Graduate from any discipline (with interest in Art & Design)
Course transfer students who have completed 2 years of Foundation studies from another institute in Art, Design or Architecture
Course transfer students who have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate studies in any field and wish to change their line of profession to Art & Design may also apply.
For those who meet the qualification criteria, admission to Srishti’s Professional Diploma Program is on the basis of a portfolio review and interview.

Fees : 5 Lacs PA (approx)

Admission Procedure

Round 1 : Written Entrance test

Round 2 : Portfolio review & interview

Round 3: Selection of candidates on basis of interview

 

Important Dates

Application forms available October to March (approx)
Last date for submission of application form First week of March (approx)
Written Entrance test First week of April (approx)
Result of entrance test May (approx)
Portfolio review & interview May (approx)

Official Website : srishti.ac.in/

Address: No. 40/D, Marilingiah building, 2nd Cross, 5th Main, Shiva Mandir Road, KHB Industrial Area, Yelahanka New Town, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560106
Phone: 080 4044 6964

5. Manipal Institute of Communication

Manipal University is synonymous with excellence in higher education. Over 28,000 students from 57 different nations live, learn and play in the sprawling University town, nestled on a plateau in Karnataka’s Udupi district. It also has nearly 2500 faculty and almost 10000 other support and service staff, who cater to the various professional institutions in health sciences, engineering, management, communication and humanities which dot the Wi-Fi-enabled campus.

Courses Offered

Diploma in Visual Communication

Eligibility And Fees

Pass in 10+2, A Level, IB, American 12th grade or equivalent and a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate. Arts group subjects are preferred.

Annual fees-4.2 lacs PA

Admission procedure

Indian: Admissions to some of the courses, Medicine & Engineering in particular, are done through a process which has an online test followed by counselling, which eventually leads to the admission of a student. Admissions are either through online entrance test or are based on qualifying examination marks.

International: Foreign nationals, Non Resident Indians or Indian nationals supported by NRI relatives can apply under Foreign/NRI category. Admissions are done on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying examination.

Important Dates

Last Date to Apply: 8th May 2017

Test   Date  The MU-OET will be held on 20.06.2017. Candidates can select the test schedule of their choice in the Online Test Booking System.

Successful candidates selected for GD & Interview will be announced in the website on 22.06.2017

The GD & Interview will be held in Manipal on 04.07.2017 and 05.07.2017. The exact schedule will be displayed in the website.

General Category: Based on the marks obtained in MU-OET, GD & Interview, Manipal University will declare a list of candidates in the order of merit on or before 01.07.2017 in the website.

Foreign/NRI Category: A separate merit list of the applicants under the Foreign/NRI category will be prepared based on marks obtained at the qualifying examination and those selected for admission will be informed separately.

Official Website : manipal.edu/soc.html

Address: Madhav Nagar, Eshwar Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka 576104
Phone: 096203 97265

6.National Institute of Design (NID)

NID was established in 1961, and has been a centre for design education, practice and research since then.The broader objectives of education programmes at NID, both at Undergraduate and Postgraduate stream are listed here. The education programmes under each discipline are designed to meet these objectives so that students are able to progress through their courses in an integrated manner.The curriculum should generate the scope for opportunities to integrate experiential and explorative learning in order to understand and achieve a high degree of creative innovation and quality.

Courses Offered

Diploma in Visual Communication

Eligibility And Fees

Age Limit: Candidates upto 20 years of age on or before 30 June 2017 are eligible to apply (relaxable by three years for candidates belonging to reserved category)

Qualification: Applications for academic year 2017–18 are open to applicants who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2017-18 from any recognised board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent.

Fees: 4 lacs

Admission Procedure

  • All candidates applying in the Overseas category for either the M.Des. and B. Des. programme must appear for their DAT Prelims at Ahmedabad Test Centre, which will be followed immediately by the DAT Mains. Both DAT Prelims and DAT Mains will be conducted at Ahmedabad. The details of the schedule will be provided later.
  • Admit Cards will be available for download on the NID website (www.admissions.nid.edu) as per the schedule. It is the responsibility of all candidates to download and print their own Admit Cards.

Important Dates

Download Admit Card – DAT(Mains)
M.Des.: 1600 hrs. on TUE 14 Feb 2017
Result DAT (Prelims) B.Des.: 1600 hrs. on TUE 28 Feb 2017

Official website : www.nid.edu/

Address: Opposite Tagore Hall, Paldi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380007
Phone: 079 2662 9500

7.Journalism and Mass Communication – Mysore

The University of Mysore was established on 27th July, 1916 during the benevolent reign of the Maharaja of Mysore, His Highness Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar (1884-1940).Considering the progress of the University in all directions and its contributions to the society, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has considered  University of Mysore as `Institution of Excellence’ and has awarded special grant of Rs.100 Crores for establishing Centre of Excellence in “Biodiversity, Bioprospecting and Sustainable Development” and also to strengthen infrastructural facilities in the University.On recommendation of Karnataka Knowledge Commission, the Karnataka Government considered University of Mysore as an “Innovative University”. University of Mysore is recipient of several research and other academic programs of UGC, CSIR, DST and DBT and other agencies of Govt. of India.

Courses Offered

Diploma in Visual Communication

Eligibility And Fees

Candidates should have passed Two-YearP.U.C. or 10 + 2 examination recognised as equivalent thereof OR A pass in S.S.L.C. /10th standard with a Diploma in Dramatic sof the University of Mysore or any otherqualification recognised as equivalent

Fees: 2.5 lacs Approx

Admission Procedure

you have to clear a written test comprising objective type questions and subjective questions.Fee for submitting an application per every subject is Rs.350/– and the remittance of this fee is by e-payment / online payment only.The candidate should have appeared for entrance examination in that subject for which he/she submits the application for admission, after ensuring the eligibility conditions.

Important Dates

for important dates please visit the official website at :http://www.uni-mysore.ac.in/

Official website : www.uni-mysore.ac.in/

Address: Krishnaraja Boulevard Road, K.G Koppal, Mysuru, Karnataka 570006
Phone: 0821 241 9450

 

8.Film and Television Institute of India

Established as ‘Film Institute of India‘ in 1960 on the erstwhile Prabhat Studio premises at Pune, FTII boasts of a rich legacy in quality Indian cinema. The Prabhat Studios were declared heritage sites by the Pune Municipal Corporation and are used by the students to this day. The Institute was renamed ‘The Film and Television Institute of India’ in 1971.The FTII is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Government of India. Its policies are determined by a Governing Council. The latter appoints the director of the institute.

Courses Offered :

Diploma in Visual Communication

Eligibility And Fees

Graduation Degree

You must have done 10+2 with an aggregate of 45% to 50%.

You must be at least 17 years old to apply for these colleges.

Fees

48,000 rs (approx)

Admission Procedure

Students will be shortlisted for orientation/ interview/ Audition round on the basis of their performance in the written test. Candidates will be selected for admission on the basis of written examination and workshop & interview session organized at campus. Candidates have to clear these rounds for admissions

Important dates

Application form release 6th February 2017
Last date for the application 5th March 2017
Admit card release Last week of July 2017 (Tentative)
Exam date Second week of August 2017 (tentative)
Result announcement September 2017

Official website : www.ftiindia.com

Address: No.11, Telephone Exchange, Law College Road, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune, Maharashtra 411004
Phone: 020 2543 3016

9. Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication

Symbiosis is a family of 46 academic institutions, imparting quality education for over 40 years. It is host to over 27,000 Indian and International students on campus.These campuses epitomize the Symbiosis motto, ‘Promoting International Understanding through Quality Education’ and are a beehive of international students from all across the globe, being privy to Indian culture and hospitality

Courses Offered

Diploma in Visual Communication

Eligibility And Fees

A graduate from a recognized university with 50% (45% for SC/ST) aggregate is eligible to apply. Applicants expecting their final year results can also apply. However, their admission will be provisional and subject to their proof of graduation with 50% by the beginning of the second semester.

  • Any graduate from a recognized university with 50% (45% for SC/ST) aggregate is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants expecting their final year results can also apply. However, their admission will be provisional and subject to their furnishing proof of graduation with 50% by the beginning of the second semester.

Fees: 11 lacs for full duration of course (Approx)

Admission Procedure

Step 1 : Online application

Step 2: Make Payment

Step 3: Appear for Entrance exam

Important Dates

Registration Starts: Mid September (tentative)

Registration ends: January First Week (tentative)

Entrance Exam: January Second week (tentative)

Entrance Exam results: February First week (tentative)

Interview test: February last week (tentative)

Final merit List: MArch second week (tentative)

Official website : www.simc.edu

Address: Symbiosis Knowledge Village, Lavale, Mulshi, Pune, Maharashtra 412115
Phone: 020 3911 6100

10.Xavier Institute of Communications

The Xavier Institute of Communications (XIC) is a professional media centre which offers a variety of services in training and production. The Institute is at two locations; the St. Xavier’s College campus and the St. Xavier’s High School campus, Mumbai.

Courses Offered

Diploma in Visual Communication

Eligibility And Fees

ny graduate in Arts, Mass Media, Science or Commerce. (Students awaiting their graduation results should submit the attested photocopy of their mark sheet in the second semester to the Administration Office, failing which they will not be eligible for the XIC diploma.) There is an on-line entrance test followed by an individual interview. Working persons are not eligible.

Fees : 3.5 lacs (approx)

Admission Procedure

Students will be shortlisted for orientation/ interview/ Audition round on the basis of their performance in the written test. Candidates will be selected for admission on the basis of written examination and workshop & interview session organized at campus. Candidates have to clear these rounds for admissions

Important Dates

The Online Registration process on our website will commence on April 1, 2017 and closes on April 16, 2017. The admission procedure will be uploaded on our site in March 2017.

Official website : http://www.xaviercomm.org/

Address: 5, Mahapalika Marg, Dhobi Talao, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
Phone: 022 2262 1366

11.Kamala Nehru College

We at Kamala Nehru College celebrate the spirit of womanhood in terms of making them conscious of their true strength and abilities through an education system that amalgamates academic excellence as well as self-discovery by involvement in various extra-curricular activities. In the legacy of our national movement that envisaged strong, responsible and dignified women like Smt. Kamala Nehru, the college continues to carry forward her spirit not only in name but in true sense by striving to impart value education and empowerment to young women so that they can create a niche for themselves in all areas of life.

Courses Offered

Diploma in Visual Communication

Eligibility And Fees

You must have done 10+2 with an aggregate of 45% to 50%.

You must be at least 17 years old to apply for these colleges.

Fees : 10,000 rs Per sem (approx)

Admission Procedure of Kamala Nehru College

Students will be shortlisted for orientation/ interview/ Audition round on the basis of their performance in the written test. Candidates will be selected for admission on the basis of written examination and workshop & interview session organized at campus. Candidates have to clear these rounds for admissions

Important dates

Kindly visit the official website at kamalanehrucollege.org/knc for more details.

Official website :  kamalanehrucollege.org/

Address: August Kranti Marg, New Delhi, Delhi 110049
Phone: 011 2649 4881

12. Indraprastha College for Women

Established in 1924, in the movement of nationalist philanthropists for women’s education in Delhi, housed in a heritage building, marching towards its centenary, the College is proudly aware of its glorious history and tradition. The institution is the oldest women’s college of the University of Delhi. The Vision of the College is to educate, enable and empower young women, emphasizing the need to mainstream the marginalized and weaker sections among them to ensure justice and equity in society. The Mission is to steer the education it offers not only to lead to the pragmatic goal of employability, but also to build a life of the mind and sensitize and orient its students to the service of the community, in the quest for a better life for society and the world that we inhabit.

Courses Offered

Diploma in Visual Communication

Eligibility And Fees

You must have done 10+2 with an aggregate of 45% to 50%.

You must be at least 17 years old to apply for these colleges.

Fees : 70100 (approx)

Admission Procedure

The Entrance test is planned to test the basic skills required to meet curricular requirements of the Course.The test is on General Awareness & Current Affairs and on English Comprehension, Grammatical and Analytical Skills and will be a multiple choice question test of  2 hours duration.All aspiring candidates are required to appear for the Entrance Test.

Important dates

Kindly visit the official website at ipcollege.du.ac.infor more details

Official website :  ipcollege.du.ac.in

Address: 31, Sham Nath Marg, Civil Lines, Delhi, 110054
Phone: 011 2396 2009

13.Asian College of Journalism, Chennai

The ACJ Programme seeks to combine the “How To” aspect of journalism with a critical and reflective “Why” perspective which enables the young journalist to keep up with the demands made by a dynamic work environment and, as importantly, by a changing society.

Courses Offered

Diploma in Visual Communication

Eligibility And Fees

A Bachelor’s Degree is mandatory. Graduates in any discipline and students awaiting their degree examination results are eligible to apply for admission to the ACJ. Enrolled students should provide their degree certificate to the Registrar within the first week of commencement of classes. Students awaiting their examination results should provide their degree certificate latest by the end of February 2017.

Fees: 3.5 lacs (approx)

Admission Procedure

After a careful assessment of applications, short-listed candidates will be required to take an entrance examination.The examination will be offered in Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bhopal, Lucknow, Ranchi, Chandigarh, Guwahati, Pune, Ahmedabad, and possibly other cities, depending on the number of applications received from a particular region.

The examination will be delivered online in real time and will be in two parts: (a) to test the applicant’s English language skills and facility and (b) the awareness of current affairs and general knowledge. It will also test the candidates’ writing ability and assess their analytical thinking and problem-solving skills. Other procedures may be prescribed for candidates from abroad.

Important dates

Entrance Test: Mid May (tentative)

Interview round: First week of June (tentative)

Final merit list: Second week of June (tentative)

Official website : www.asianmedia.org

Address: 2nd Main Road, Behind M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Tharamani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600113
Phone: 044 2254 2840

14.Loyola College: Chennai

Loyola College, a Catholic Minority Institution, was founded by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1925, with the primary objective of providing University Education in a Christian atmosphere for deserving students irrespective of caste and creed. The College aims at training young men and women of quality to be leaders in all walks of life, whom we hope will play a vital role in bringing about the desired changes for the betterment of the people of our country, more particularly of the Dalits and other poorer sections of society.

Courses Offered

Bsc in Visual Communication

Eligibility And Fees

You must have done 10+2 with an aggregate of 45% to 50%.

You must be at least 17 years old to apply for these colleges.

Fees : 1.1 lacs  (program total) (approx)

Admission Procedure

Students will be shortlisted for orientation/ interview/ Audition round on the basis of their performance in the written test. Candidates will be selected for admission on the basis of written examination and workshop & interview session organized at campus. Candidates have to clear these rounds for admissions

Important dates

Please visit official website for news on admission dates

Official website :   www.loyolacollege.edu/

Address: Sterling Road, Near Nungambakkam Railway Station, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034
Phone: 044 2817 8200

15. St Joseph’s College, Bangalore

t. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Bangalore is one of the oldest colleges in the State of Karnataka with a history of more than 130 years behind it. It imparts graduate, post-graduate and research education while searching, renewing and expanding itself, attempting to be ever relevant to the changing situations of the times.

Courses Offered

Bsc in Visual Communication

Eligibility And Fees

Eligibility :
A pass in PUC (10+2) or equivalent is the minimum eligibility for admission.

Fees : 73,000 (approx)

Admission Procedure

Students will be shortlisted for orientation/ interview/ Audition round on the basis of their performance in the written test. Candidates will be selected for admission on the basis of written examination and workshop & interview session organized at campus. Candidates have to clear these rounds for admissions

Important dates

Entrance Test Date : 9/4/2017

Interview round : 14/5/2017

Official website : www.sjc.ac.in/

Address: 36, Lal Bagh Main Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560027
Phone: 080 2227 4079

 16. Amity  University – Delhi

Amity School of Communication is a premier communication institute under the Amity Universe umbrella which offers professional courses at under-graduate and post graduate level. It has over 1500 students on its rolls. Supreme emphasis is laid in the institution on providing the most modern and sophisticated learning environment coupled with rich Indian heritage, value system and Sanskars.

Courses Offered

M.sc in Visual Communication

Eligibility And Fees

Eligibility :
A pass in PUC (10+2) or equivalent is the minimum eligibility for admission.

Eligibility And Fees

Students will be shortlisted for orientation/ interview/ Audition round on the basis of their performance in the written test. Candidates will be selected for admission on the basis of written examination and workshop & interview session organized at campus. Candidates have to clear these rounds for admissions

Fees : 1.6 lacs (approx)

Admission Procedure

Students will be shortlisted for orientation/ interview/ Audition round on the basis of their performance in the written test. Candidates will be selected for admission on the basis of written examination and workshop & interview session organized at campus. Candidates have to clear these rounds for admissions

Important dates

Please visit official website for news on admission dates

Official website: http://www.amity.edu/

Address: Sector-125, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201313
Phone:0120 244 5252

17. Amrita School of Arts and Sciences: Kochi

The Department of Visual Media and Communication at Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Kochi has pioneered a uniquely incorporated combination of innovative media theories and practical works, designed to foster the critical understanding and creative use of the audio-visual media.Department has excellent infrastructure with recording studio, post-production facilities, lighting systems, modern video and still cameras, high end multimedia work stations, more than 500 film classics, books, digital library archive and faculty with professional experience.

Courses Offered

  • Ph.D. in Visual Media and Communication
  • M.Phil. in Visual Media and Communication

Eligibility And Fees

tudents will be shortlisted for orientation/ interview/ Audition round on the basis of their performance in the written test. Candidates will be selected for admission on the basis of written examination and workshop & interview session organized at campus. Candidates have to clear these rounds for admissions

Fees : 40,000 – 50,000 for 1 year (2 semesters)

Important dates

Please visit official website for news on admission dates

Official website- https://www.amrita.edu/

Address: Brahmasthanam North PO, Surabhi Road, Edappally, Kochi, Kerala 682024
Phone: 0484 280 2899

 

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