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Give me details of institutes that offer courses in Advertising.

Keerti Patel

Given below are some of your options:

Advertising as an academic discipline can be pursued by opting for a course in advertising or by taking up a course in mass communication where it is offered as one of the subjects in the curriculum. The following are some institutes offering the course:

Loyola Academy Degree and PG College, Hyderabad offers BA in Mass Communication. For details, log on to www.loyolaacademy.ac.in

Nizam's College, Hyderabad offers BA with Advertising as a subject. For details, log on to www.osmania.ac.in

At postgraduate level, you can opt for MA in Advertising or MBA with Advertising as a specialisation. Below are the details of some institutes that offer the course:

Amity School of Communication, Amity University, Noida offers a two year full time course M.A Advertising and Marketing Management For details log on to http://www.amity.edu

Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi offers Postgraduate Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations. The eligibility criterion is graduation. The admission is based on performance at entrance examination and group discussion/ interview. For details, log on to www.iimc.nic.in

Zee Institute of Media Arts, Mumbai offers MBA with Advertising as a specialisation. The eligibility criterion is graduation. For details, log on to www.zimainstitute.com

Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune offers MBA Communications Management with Advertising and Marketing Communications as specialisation. The admission is based on performance at SNAP, Group Exercise and Personal Interaction. For details, log on to www.simc.edu

If you are looking for short-term courses:

Leapfrog School of Digital Media, Hyderabad offers Diploma in Advertising. For details, log on to www.leapfrogstudios.in

College of Arts and Commerce, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam offers PG Diploma in Advertising and Media Management. For details, log on to www.andhrauniversity.

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After the completion of the course you can work with the marketing and advertising departments of business organisations, media houses or NGOs. If you are creative and have entrepreneurial abilities, you can even consider starting your own advertising agency. Other prospects are with educational institutes.

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