IIMC Admission: No Entrance Test, Term 1 Classes to Be Held Online

Admission will be based on marks obtained in class 10, 12 results and an online interview. 

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The Indian Institute of Mass Communication on Thursday, 30 July, announced that it will not be conducting an entrance test this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students will be selected on the basis of their class 10 and 12 academic results and an online interview.

The premier media institute under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will not be holding any entrance exams this year for all eight post-graduate diploma courses in any of its six regional campuses. First semester classes will be held online.

“In view of the worsening situation of COVID-19 in many regions and receipt of enquiries from concerned candidates and parents about the need to travel to centres for appearing in the entrance examination, the Institute has, now, decided to go for a marker based selection process, as a special case, this year,” the official notice reads.


A short-list will be released based on the marks obtained in qualifying class 10 and 12 examinations and the online interview, with the weightage of 40:20:20 respectively. A final merit list will be released based on the candidates’ overall score out of 100.

Candidates who are yet to apply to the university are required to submit via email a 200 word statement of purpose or a 1-2 minute video describing their intent behind joining the course. Students who have already applied for the course are not required to re-apply but need to send a statement of purpose.

The final merit list will be released by 10 September 2020 on the official IIMC website –

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