Amrita University Coimbatore UG PG Programmes in Communication Admission 2017


Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, Department of Communication invites applications for admission to Bachelor of Arts (BA), Master of Arts (MA) in Communication and Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism for the session 2017-18.

Department of Communication
The Mass Communication Curriculum is based on the internationally-acclaimed UNESCO model. The infrastructure and service facilities include a modern broadcast studio and labs, student exchange programs, internships - all geared to help students make a smooth transition from classrooms to the industry.

Programmes Offered

The programmes offered at Amrita School of Communication are B.A, M.A, PGDJ and PhD Programmes in communication.

B.A. MASS Communication
Mass Communication is the practical applications of journalism (online or print media), television and radio broadcasting, film, public relations, animation and graphic design, advertising

M.A. in Communication
The Master of Arts in Communication program engages in a broad array of courses that range from the development of hands-on skills to the exploration of theory, to a focus on practice and application, and analysis of state-of-art research
This stimulating course which creates professionals with advanced communication skills

PG Diploma in Journalism (P.G.D.J)
The one year Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism (P.G.D.J.) programme at the Amrita School of Communication imparts training to students interested in print journalism who aspire to become journalists in newspapers and magazines
This also provides students an opportunity to make a lateral entry into our M.A. (Communication) programme in the second year, in the print specialization stream

PhD in Communication
The PhD in Communication Studies draws on preeminent research in both the humanities and social sciences traditions. The programme is designed for those intending to pursue a teaching and research career in higher education.

Eligibility Criteria:

For B.A. Mass Communication:

  • Communication Aptitude Test - CAPTEST (Entrance Exam)
  • Pass in 10+2 examination with an aggregate minimum of 50% marks or any equivalent qualification recognized by the Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi. Candidate from the foreign universities should obtain an Equivalence Certificate from the Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi. Visit (link is external), for applying online for Equivalence Certificate.
  • Personal Interview (PI)
For M.A. in Mass Communication & P.G. Diploma in Jounalism (P.G.D.J.):

A pass in bachelor's degree (10+2+3 system) in any discipline recognized by the Association of Indian Universities with an aggregate 50% marks. Candidate from the foreign universities should obtain an Equivalence Certificate from the Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi. Visit (link is external) (link is external) (link is external), for details. Candidates with appropriate industry experience will have an added advantage.

All candidates are required to appear for the CAPTEST conducted by Amrita University. Selection is based on performance in Communication Aptitude Test -

  • CAPTEST (Entrance Exam)*
  • Group Discussion (GD)
  • Personal Interview (PI)
Candidates with more than 70% aggregate marks during the first two years of their degree are exempted from appearing for the CAPTEST. However, they will have to appear for personal interview.

Students who qualify for personal interviews will be allotted fast track interview slots on priority basis before the actual CAPTEST slots.


M. A. in Communication / P. G. Diploma in Journalism


B.A. Mass Communication

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