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40 per cent increase in IIMC admissions 2017

Webdesk | Monday, May 29, 2017 2:00 PM IST

40 per cent increase in IIMC admissions 2017

The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) has released the application forms and the prospectus for the academic year of 2017-18. Candidates who wish to apply for this institution can do so by filling the form either offline or online.

The sales of the offline application forms commenced March 31, 2017. The instructions for filling the form are also available on the official website. This year, two new courses— Marathi and Malayalam journalism— have been added.

According to IIMC, candidates can fill more than one form for each of the following courses:

– Journalism (English),
– Journalism (Hindi),
– Journalism (Odia),
– Journalism (Urdu),
– Journalism (Marathi),
– Journalism (Malayalam),
– Radio and TV Journalism
– Advertising and Public Relations

The government-run Indian Institute of Mass Communication has received a record number of applications for admission this year. The institute for journalism, radio and advertising saw a nearly 40 per cent jump in the number of applications.

It has received 6,624 applications compared to 4,733 last year. “We have broken all previous records for the number of applications to various courses,” Suresh said.

He said the increase in number of applications was due to new courses that were introduced this year, upgrade of existing courses and “improvement in academic excellence in the past one year.”

He said the high number of applications was also an “indicator” of IIMC’s “growing popularity among media aspirants.”