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 IIMC Kottayam – At a Glance

Indian Institute of Mass Communication’s Regional Centre in South India was founded at Kottayam – the land of letters, latex and lakes – in 1994. The foundation stone was laid on 16th May 1994 by Shri.  K.P. Sing Deo, the then Union Minister of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India in the presence of Shri. K. Karunakaran, then State Chief Minister of Kerala. Initially, it was started to impart quality training to working journalists, Public Relations professionals and State Information Officers.

IIMC’s Regional Centre in Kottayam was re-established in full throttle at Mahatma Gandhi University Campus in the year 2012 when for the first time IIMC Kottayam opened its doors to graduate students with the introduction of Postgraduate Programme in English Journalism. Since then, IIMC Kottayam has been consistently nurturing journalism talents with commitment, quality and industry-readiness. In the year 2017, Postgraduate Programme in Malayalam Journalism was launched in the Regional Campus with a view to set new quality standards in journalism training in the regional milieu with specific focus to impart quality training in language media on a national scale. The courses have earned good reputation with its students pursuing careers in major media organizations within the country.

In 2019, the new and permanent Southern Regional Campus of IIMC was established in the 10-acre lush green, scenic locale at Pampady, around 12 km away from Kottayam. It is a residential campus with an Academic Cum Administrative Block, Students’ Hostel, Guest Suites, Staff Quarters and other facilities.

With the new campus, IIMC Kottayam envisions to enhance its stature by initiating a bunch of new short-term courses for communication professionals from public and private sector. In the coming years, IIMC Kottayam aspires to be the main hub of mass communication and media training in Kerala.

Courses Offered


Postgraduate Diploma in English Journalism

Postgraduate Diploma in Malayalam Journalism