The technological and media boom of the Nineties saw the birth of this college of communication in 1997. What makes it special is that, equipped with state of art facilities, the college has a tie up with Hochschule, Bremen, Germany. The Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC), over the years, has conceived comprehensive undergraduate and postgraduate programmes with effective revisions to accommodate the changing media scenario. The programmes are based on the premise that the best professional multi-skilled communicator is a critical media consumer as well.
Candidates should have passed Plus Two or its equivalent with more than 45 per cent aggregate. Humanities students will be given preference.
Admission is on the basis of the all-India MAHE bachelors admission test (BAT). The online test is held on three consecutive Saturdays in April at centres in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Calcutta, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Ernakulam, Gangtok, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Manipal, Mangalore, Mumbai and Pune.
Pattern of exam
The two-and-a-half hour, objective-type test carries 100 marks and is divided into sections on numeracy (20 marks), conceptual (25 marks), English (20 marks), general awareness (20 marks) and case study (15 marks).
How to prepare
The numeracy section measures how well you can handle topics like computation and interpretation of tables and graphs. You could prepare from Quantitative Aptitude by Abhijit Guha, Objective Question Bank (Mathematics) by R.K. Gupta and J.P. Arya, Mental Ability and Quantitative Aptitude by Edgar Thorpe and Test of Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal. To prepare for the English section, revise the fundamentals of grammar from A.S. Hornby's Guide to Patterns and Usage in English. Go through Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis to increase your vocabulary. Reading will improve your comprehension and speed reading skills. Brush up your GK from the CSR or Manorama yearbook as well as from magazines such as Competition Master, India Today, Frontline and Newsweek.