School of Mass Communication

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

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The IMS Unison University PhD Program in Mass Communication equips the scholar with a thorough knowledge and understanding of the field in which s/he is pursuing the research. It enables scholars to inculcate in themselves essential skill sets with expertise in the field of mass communication.

Why Pursue a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from IMS Unison University?

  • Preparing Teachers for a Better tomorrow: Grooming teachers is the major aim of this unique Ph.D. program at IMS Unison University. With a good quality Ph.D. degree, the successful candidates are able to command better jobs.
  • One of its kind Program: It offers a coherent course of study that integrates the rigorous terrains of mass communication studies.
  • Publications and Presentations: Ph.D. scholars are encouraged to prepare quality academic papers so that these can be presented at National / International conferences and published in journals of repute. Regular monitoring is done by the Research Guide assigned to the scholar who reviews and guides the scholar.
  • Research Projects: The Scholars are encouraged to do challenging research projects with practical relevance.
  • Teaching Assignments: The scholars are encouraged to interact with the undergraduate students to gain teaching experience.

Career Opportunities

  • The Ph.D. Mass Communication qualified candidates can join different Media Research Consultancy firms and Media Communication companies. They can join Academic Institutions and take up challenging teaching roles and thus contribute towards the society.

Apply Online

  • Online at the University website:
    After filling the "Registration Form”, the candidate has to pay a registration fee of Rs. 1000/- either online through Debit Card / Credit Card /Net Banking or cash at the Cash Counter of the University. On successful payment of registration fee, a receipt will be generated by the system. You will have to save this registration number for all your future reference. You are required to scan and email this receipt along with documents to along with the scanned copies of all the documents required.
    Alternatively, the student can also download the registration form from the website or procure it from the University Admission office, fill it up completely, attach the necessary documents and send it with a Bank Demand Draft of Rs 1000/- drawn in favour of IMS Unison University payable at Dehradun and send it at the postal address of the University.
  • The registration fee is non-refundable under any circumstance whatsoever. Registering to a Program does not guarantee admission.
  • After the successful registration to the Program chosen, our admission team will check the seat availability and your eligibility for the admission. If you meet the admission criteria, you will be contacted to proceed further as per the Admission procedure of the program.
  • You shall remain in constant touch with our Admission office to know about the status of your registration.
  • Admission Process:
    Aptitude Test and Personal Interview.
  • Interested candidates can register themselves at the University website or personally visit the University Admission Office to complete the registration process.
  • All eligible candidates will have to appear for a round of Personal Interview. Merit will be formed on the basis of marks scored in Graduation and Personal Interview Scores.
  • Admission Criteria:
    Merit List prepared on the basis of class 12th marks and Personal Interview
  • Admission Process:
  • A: Entrance Test
    Admission in Ph.D Program will be through a screening of candidates through a Written Entrance Test conducted by the University or any other equivalent test such as JRF/NET/SLET/GATE etc.
  • B: Preparation of Merit List
    Merit list for admission to Ph.D program shall be prepared by Department according to the following criteria
    1- 30% weightage to the percentage marks of Master's Degree Examination.
    2- 30% weightage to the entrance test score of IUU/JRF/NET/SLET/GATE/any other equivalent exam.
    3- 40% weightage to the personal interview, which will be conducted by a Panel of experts at IMS Unison University, Dehradun (Preference would be given to the candidates with good publication records such as books, papers in National/ International Journals and paper presentation experiences in National/International Conferences and those with prior teaching and research experience or candidates from industry having made exceptional contribution in their area of work would be given an important consideration).

Online application process


Fill and confirm the registration form


Pay registration fee using any online method


Get registration No. on successful payment

Download fee document Ph.D. Mass Communication FEE (FULL TIME DOCTORAL PROGRAM)

Fee (2021-22)


1. 40% Seats of the intake in the program are reserved for UK Domicile candidates and will be allotted purely on first come first serve basis. The decision of the University in this respect is not open to question

2. *For the Ph.D. scholars, who are required to continue beyond the fourth year, the fee to be paid shall be equivalent to the fee applicable for the fourth year of the program. The thesis submission fee shall be payable in the year of thesis submission.

Ph.D. Mass Communication

Program Curriculum

S. No. Course Code Course Name
1 PHDC-101 Research Methodology
2 PHDC-102 Research and Publication Ethics
3 PHDC-103 Communication and Media Studies
4 PHDC-104S Report Writing and Presentation
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