(and Terms and Conditions) on the application procedure
Instructions (Please read the instructions carefully before proceeding)
This application form is an integral part of
the admission process. Please provide correct information.
Admission granted on the basis of incorrect information will be ipso facto null and void.
In all matters regarding admission to the
programme, the decision of the institute will be final and binding.
No correspondence from the applicant with respect to his/her
non-selection will be entertained.
The institute reserves the right to re-schedule
or change/cancel venue for the admission test.
The application fee should be deposited through
a Demand Draft of Rs. 2475/- drawn in favour of MICA payable
at Ahmedabad. Please
write your name and contact details on the reverse side of demand
draft. Applicants are required to provide the details of
application fee demand draft while filling the online application
Two letters of recommendation in the prescribed
format are required to be sent in sealed envelopes. Blank forms for
recommendation letters and the instructions to fill in and send
them can be downloaded from
Ensure that you respond to all items in the
application form (use N. A. for items which do not apply to you).
Please upload your Statement of Purpose (SOP)
typewritten in a word document (See item no 20 in the application form). Address each of the following points, using the
essay form in a maximum of two pages.
Why do you want to pursue the FPM-C?
What are your career and professional goals?
How do your research interests match with the
four sub-areas of MICA FPM: Communication and Media,
Communication and Marketing, Communication and Culture,
Communication and Social Change?
Please upload your proposed research of maximum 1000 words and mention names of 3 MICA faculty whose work is aligned to this area (See item no 21 in the application form).
Please submit documents in support of the
application according to the instructions given under Supporting Documents.
The application fee demand draft, sealed
letters of recommendation, copies of certificates and other
supporting documents should reach the following address latest by January 31, 2018 :
Shela, Ahmedabad 380058, Gujarat, INDIA
Phone: +91 2717 308250
Contact Person: Mr. G. K. Nair (Manager, FPM)
Please provide copies of transcripts of
academic records/mark sheets/certificates of 10th, 10+2,
Graduation, Post Graduation (all years/semesters), M. Phil. (if
applicable) and NET/JRF (if applicable). PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH MARK
SHEETS OTHER THAN THESE. The key to the conversion of letter grade
into percentage should be included wherever necessary.
Writing and Research
Please provide abstracts or summaries of any
published or unpublished research work which you might have
completed. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH THE ENTIRE DOCUMENT.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH RESUME.
Applicants must have a Post Graduate/Master's Degree/equivalent qualification with at least 55% marks or
equivalent grade in the field of Management/Communications/Humanities/ or Social Science. Exposure and
understanding of Marketing, Media, Public Relations, Advertising and/or Journalism shall be an added
The candidate should have also completed a three-year Bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification after
completing higher secondary (10+2) or equivalent. The Bachelor's degree can be from any discipline
(Engineering/ Science/ Social Studies/ Arts/ Commerce/ Communication/ Management/ or Media).
At least 55% marks or equivalent grade in Five year Integrated Masters Degree programme from any discipline of Management/Communications/Humanities or Social Sciences. Exposure and understanding of
Marketing, Media, Public Relations, Advertising and/or Journalism shall be an added advantage.
qualifications described above must be recognised by
Foreign nationals and NRIs with non-Indian degrees that are considered
equivalent (by UGC/AICTE) to the qualifications listed above are
also eligible to apply for the programme.
A Foreign National is a
person who is not a citizen of India.
An NRI is an Indian who as of
April 2018 is working or studying or residing outside India for at
least past 12 months continuously.
year students appearing for the Master's degree or equivalent
examination can also apply. Such candidates, if selected, should be
able to produce final mark sheet (proving that they satisfy the
eligibility criteria) at the time of accepting the offer of
admission failing which the offer shall automatically stand
Telephone interviews for eligible candidates.
Shortlisted candidates appear for MICA's FPM Admission Test. FPM
Admission Test is a three-day process organised at MICA campus
comprising of Written Test (WT), Individual
Presentation (IP) and Personal Interview (PI).
appearing for admission test will be provided lodging and boarding
on MICA campus.
Written Test (WT)
Written Test will examine candidate's
(communication) theoretical understanding, ability to investigate
a communication phenomenon and ability to interpret data and draw
WT will be descriptive in nature and is based
on prescribed readings. Candidates shortlisted after telephonic
interviews will be sent prescribed readings via email. They are
required to read them critically. Candidates may bring copies of
the readings to the WT as this is an open-book exam.
Individual Presentation (IP)
The candidate will be presenting the topic based on the submitted research
proposal. S/he will be given 15 minutes to present to a panel of experts.
Candidates will be required to make PowerPoint (PPT) presentations.
Personal Interview (PI)
Personal Interview will follow the IP where a
panel of experts will assess candidate's personality and passion
Detailed test structure and timings will be
sent to candidates shortlisted for FPM Admission Test.
Selection to the programme is based on:
Performance in FPM Admission Test
Consistent academic performance from 10+2
Professional work/research experience in media
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