BBM ke baad what? Faizan Patel says Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC) saved his a**
Like many of my friends, I was going through the post graduation trauma of what to do after BBM (Bachelor of Business Management). MBA being my first option, I began preparations for the CAT exam with a hope to get admission into the most coveted management colleges in India – the IIMs. However, I failed to bell the CAT or any of the MBA colleges and was left stranded with, literally, nowhere to go. But I knew creativity was my forté, which prompted me to consider a degree in Mass Communication that would help me get into a creative work environment.
After a lot of research online for colleges that offered a PG in communication or advertising, I zeroed down on St. Xaviers Institute of Communication (XIC) and Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC) – the former offering only a diploma. MIC won due to its proximity from my hometown, Mangalore.
Manipal Institute of Communication
I cleared the entrance test, GD and PI with relative ease (fifth rank, which amazes me till date!) and became a proud student of the Manipal University – ranked among the top 20 universities in India, and in its constituency, MIC ranked among the top five communication colleges in India.
MIC offers you a three-year Bachelors degree in Journalism and Communication Studies (BAJC), two-year MS in Media and Communication with a year’s PG diploma in Corporate Communication. You can choose from four specialisations – Broadcast Media, Print Media, Corporate Communication and Film Studies.
The first thing that strikes you is the architectural beauty. Located in a lush green campus, MIC will surely give you a homely feeling. The lecturers have immense knowledge and experiences from various fields and you’re sure to pass out of MIC as a well rounded communicator. It has every facility on its campus from a well-equipped audio-visual room to a full fledged radio station and a library with zillions of books and a huge computer lab.
Life in Manipal
One major concern about Manipal is the drug abuse on campus that might hinder you from applying in MIC. However, it’s always a personal decision to indulge in or refrain from such harmful activities. There is a simple funda to avoid these things – have a good set of friends. If you are confused about which path to choose, MIC is definitely the place for you. Trust me.