The Ministry of Education (MOE), Government of India (GOI) has established National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent autonomous and self-sustained premier examining organization under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 for conducting efficient, transparent and international standards exams in order to assess the competency of candidates for admissions to premier higher educational institutions.

The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), established under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India on 17 August 1965, is currently one of the premier institutions of its kind in the country providing quality training in journalism & mass communication and undertaking meaningful research in the field of Media and Mass Communication. The Institute offers Post-Graduate Diploma Courses in English Journalism, Hindi Journalism & Language Journalism, Radio & TV Journalism and Advertising & Public Relations, which enjoy high industry acceptance. Offering industry-oriented courses in Mass Media, IIMC enjoys an excellent placement record for its students. It has been ranked No. 1 Media Institute in the country by both India Today and The Week-Hansa annual ranking of educational institutions in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Admission to the courses is through an Entrance Examination. NTA will be conducting the IIMC Entrance Examination 2021 in the Computer Based Mode at different centres around the country.