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MICA – The School of Ideas: Ranking, Courses, Eligibility, Selection Process, Admissions, Placements

Last updated on August 26th, 2021 by Sapna Malik

Mudra Institute of Communication, popularly known as MICA, is an autonomous, non-profit institute approved by AICTE. The institute offers 2 Post Graduate Diploma programmes, 1 Fellowship programme and 1 Certificate programme in Management stream. The institute also offers a wide range of online programmes in the fields of Advertising Management and Public Relations, Digital Marketing, Media and Entertainment Management. Admissions to on-campus courses are provided on the basis of MICAT which is conducted by the institute itself.

MICA provides 100% placement assistance and has collaborated with various international organizations as well. The average CTC offered is INR 13.8 LPA and the top recruiters are Amazon, Google, Adani Wilmar etc. Along with best placement opportunities, the institute also provides various academic facilities.

MICA – The School of Ideas, Ahmedabad Highlights

Established | Institute Type 1991 | Autonomous
Approved by AICTE, NBA
Entrance Exams MICAT/ CAT/ XAT/ GMAT
Courses Offered PG and Research Level
Popular Course PGDM
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Entrance Based
Top Recruiters Adani Wilmar, Aditya Birla, Amazon, Google, Deloitte, Mahindra
Facilities Available Library, Cafeteria, Sports Complex, Health and Medical Centers, Auditorium etc
Official Website mica.ac.in

MICA – The School of Ideas, Ahmedabad Awards/ Achievements/ Ranking

  • MICA has been awarded as one of ‘The Economic Times Best Education Brands’ in 2017.
  • The institute has also been recognized in India’s Top 30 best institutes in areas of research and publications in the Careers360 publication.
  • The institute was ranked 43 for MBA by Jagran Josh 2019.

MICA – The School of Ideas, Ahmedabad Courses

MICA offers Post-graduate Diploma and Certificate programmes in various disciplines as mentioned below:

Course Details
Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM/ PGDM-C)
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Specializations: Advertising & Brand Management, Digital Communication Management, Marketing Analytics, Media & Entertainment Management
  • Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree (10+2+3 system) or equivalent qualification in any discipline recognized by AIU
  • Selection Criteria: CAT/ XAT/ GMAT/ MICAT followed by GE & PI
Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Specializations: Management, Communication, Marketing, Media and Entertainment, Digital Marketing
  • Eligibility: Post Graduate/ Master’s Degree or equivalent qualification with at least 55% marks or equivalent in the field of Management/ Communications/ Humanities or Social Science
  • Selection Criteria: Written Test, Individual Presentation and Personal Interview
Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Crafting Creative Communication (CCC)
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Specializations: Crafting Creative Communication
  • Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree (10+2+3 system) or equivalent qualification in any discipline recognized by AIU
  • Selection Criteria: Merit-based

MICA – The School of Ideas, Ahmedabad Admissions

MICA provides admissions to PGDM and FPM programmes on the basis of MICAT and FPM Admission Test respectively. However, candidates with a valid score in CAT/ XAT/ GMAT need not to appear for MICAT. The additional selection criteria for FPM is that candidates must hold Professional Work/Research Experience in Media and Communication. All candidates irrespective of the course will be required to appear for GD & PI rounds.

How to Apply?

The application procedure at MICA is as follows:

  1. Visit the official website of the MICA.
  2. Click on ‘Apply Online.
  3. Applicants need to register themselves with a valid email id and contact number.
  4. After the successful registration, candidates will receive an email with MICA ID and password.
  5. Login with the generated credentials.
  6. Fill the application form and pay an application fee via online mode.

MICA – The School of Ideas, Ahmedabad Placements

MICA provides a 100% placement assistance to its students and trains them to be business leaders. The students are also offered internships and pre-placements. The 2106-18 batch received the highest international salary package of INR 35.27 LPA while the highest domestic package was INR 12.3 LPA. Among hundreds of recruiters, some of the top recruiting companies are Amazon, Publicis Group, Wipro, Amul, Raymond, Tata Global Beverages, L’oreal, Bajaj Auto, Google, Reliance Brands, DB Corp, Bajaj Electricals, Havells, Upgrad, Essel Group, E&Y, FirstCry.com, Grofers, Gulf Oil, REC and Target, Lenskart etc.

Below are the placement reports over the past few years:

Final Placement Report:

Course PGP CCC
Batch 2017-19 2018-20 2019-20
Batch Size 180 180 48
Students Placed 179
Companies Participated 78 88
Average CTC INR 12.8 LPA INR 13.9 LPA INR 5.5 LPA
Highest CTC INR 58.2 LPA INR 58.2 LPA INR 8.5 LPA

Summer Placement Report 2019-21:

Batch Size 215
Students Placed 213
Companies Participated 76
Average CTC INR 98,349
Median CTC INR 80,000
Highest CTC INR 3.3 LPA

MICA – The School of Ideas, Ahmedabad Scholarships

MICA has offered various scholarship programs to help the students gain their desired knowledge. Academic performance, economic background and attendance are taken into consideration. For the academic year 2020-21, out of 20 scholarships, 8 were for PGP-1 and 2 and 2 for the CCC programme. Below are the details:

  • FPM students are provided a stipend of INR 27,500 per month for the first 2 years and INR 29,700 and INR 33,000 for 3rd and 4th years respectively. In addition to the stipend, a contingency grant of INR 15,000 in the first year and INR 30,000 in each of the second and third years is also provided.
  • For PGDM and CCC students, scholarship amounts upto 25% of the annual fees per student in the programme.

MICA – The School of Ideas, Ahmedabad Facilities

MICA provides its students with some of the best infrastructural and academic facilities. Below mentioned are the highlights:

  • MICA provides all the necessary facilities for a comfortable stay at the campus.
  • The infrastructure is good with wifi connectivity.
  • The food served in the cafeteria is also hygienic and of good quality.
  • The libraries have a large collection of books and journals and Labs are well maintained.
  • Proper health care facilities are present.
  • There is a sports complex for various sports activities like tennis, volleyball courts, etc
  • Gym facilities are also available on the campus.

MICA – The School of Ideas, Ahmedabad Faculty

The faculty members at MICA are well skilled and experienced and most of them have a master’s degree at minimum. The faculty at MICA is categorized as Core Faculty, Adjunct Faculty and Visiting Faculty. All the faculty members are experts in their area of interest and dedication to providing their students with extensive knowledge of the business world. The faculty details are as follows:

  • Core Faculty: 31
  • Adjunct Faculty: 13

FAQs

Ques. What is MICAT?

Last updated on June 5th, 2021

Ans. MICAT is a Computer Based Test that has been designed comprehensively to assess the knowledge and skills that the applicants have in the fields of media, marketing, advertising, and business. It includes psychometric, analytical, and reasoning tests. MICAT is an institute level test conducted twice a year by MICA, Ahmedabad.

Ques. Can a candidate appear in both the MICATs?

Last updated on June 5th, 2021

Ans. Yes. A candidate is eligible to appear in both exams but has to fill two separate application forms by paying the registration fees and as per the timelines. Shortlist will be prepared on the basis of MICAT-1and /or 2 or better of the two performances if a candidate has taken both MICAT-1 and MICAT-2.

 

Ques. Which foreign universities have collaborations with MICA, Ahmedabad?

Last updated on June 5th, 2021

Ans. MICA allows student exchange and learning programs with various international universities and organizations. MICA has collaborated with several foreign organizations such as Sankt Augustin, Germany, University of Southern Denmark, University of Tampere, etc

Ques. How do you prepare for the MICAT & GE-PI?

Last updated on June 5th, 2021

Ans. The MICAT has been designed as a comprehensive test to assess various skills of a candidate. GE and PI consist of a series of interactions with the candidates to assess their suitability for the Strategic Marketing and Communication driven industry sectors. This does not require any prior preparation.