Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) is an Indian media center of learning funded and encouraged by the Government of India in New Delhi. The IIMC is an autonomous society controlled by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The then Minister Incharge of Information and Broadcasting, Indira Gandhi had formally launched the Institute on 17 August 1965. The institute has five regional offices at Aizawl (Mizoram), Amravati (Maharashtra), Dhenkanal (Odisha), Jammu (J&K) and Kottayam (Kerala).
IIMC teaches a variety of disciplines enveloping print journalism, photo journalism, radio journalism, television journalism, development communication, communication research, advertising and public relations.
Admissions to these courses are comprising All India Entrance Examination followed by Group Discussions and Interview.
It also offers Diploma Course in Development Journalism for non-aligned and developing countries. The institute to provide training to the officers of the Indian Information Service. The institute also organizes each year a number of specialized short-term courses to meet the training needs of media personnel working in government and public sector organizations.
The Indian Institute of Mass Communication will establish global standards for media education, research, extension, and training, using state-of-the-art technology for building a knowledge-driven information society, contributing to the human development, empowerment, and participatory democracy, anchored in pluralism, universal values, and ethics.
To form a dynamic learning and working environment which nurtures new ideas, creativity, research, and scholarship and develops leaders and innovators in the domain of media and mass communication.