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Best photography colleges in India

Photography as a profession is pretty famous from ancient era.  Why not? Photography is one of the best creative ways to express and preserve moments for the futures. Now a days becoming photographer is trend especially among the youth.Most of them take this as a passion. As always they want to know how is it as career option.  When we want to learn something professionally we must have to join some good institutes. In this article we are going to talk about the some best Photography colleges across India. Though we are not going to talk about the Photography as a career option but we explain some point like scopes,prospects, and salary briefly. Here something you should read carefully. We picked some best colleges of photography in India based on placement, infrastructure and reviews. We do not list the photography colleges in ascending or descending order rather we list it randomly.

List Of Best Photography Colleges in India.

You can know more about these institutes by clicking on the institutes’ title.

 The Indian Institute of Digital Art and Animation:

This is in Kolkata,West Bengal. It was established in 2008 by IIDA educational trust. WBSCTE (West Bengal State Council of Technical Education) affiliates diploma course. Gulbarga University and KSO University affiliate full time course. You might think that how is it possible! Actually this institute is affiliate by multiple Universities. This institute provides diploma in Photography & Videography, BSc Film & Photography and PG Diploma Photography. Read more

  National Institute of Design:

This is in Ahmedabad. This is one of the elite institutes in this field. NID offers plenty of courses in photography, design and many more. This one of those institute who provides M.Des degree Photography Design course at its PG campus. The sit is limited. They only offer 15 sits for this course. Remember only those can opt this course who hold a degree in any discipline or a diploma in design.  To know more details click here.

Osmania University:

It is located in Hyderabad.There is beautiful history behind the foundation this institute (you can read).  The things that makes you happy is this institute offers 158 combinations, PG courses, PG Diplomas as well as Research Programmed at M.Phil and PhD levels. More over this institute affiliates more or less 1000 colleges across India. Aspirants can get admission after qualifying test conducted by this institute.

Sir JJ Institute of Applied Arts:

It is located at Mumbai. University of Mumbai affiliates this institute. In the year 1935 this institute was established. In the year1961 Sir JJ Institute of Applied Arts was given “independent institute status”. India Council for Technical Education and University of Mumbai approve BFA in Applied art. University of Mumbai approves MFA in Applied Art in this institute.  This institute also offers Master of Fine Arts (Photography) and Apprentice Training Course (Photography).

Delhi College of Photography:

When someone really want explore the photography world then this would be the best institute for him or her.  From the sub-heading you can guess this is in Delhi, near the campus of Delhi University. As always this is one of the premium institute among the photography colleges across India.  You might think why have I mentioned best place for exploring photography learning.The reason is simply their infrastructure. They are providing “air-conditioned classrooms, waiting lounge, a multimedia projector room, a fully equipped B&W darkroom, i Mac stations, makeup room, a fully equipped lighting studio powered by Elinchrom, high speed Wi-Fi, a well-stocked library and a 1,200 sq. space for exhibitions.” What is need more? Isn’t it? Being a part of Dhawan Production Pvt. Ltd. This institute is best place to learn creative photography like wildlife photography, fashion photography, weeding photography and many more.  Read more.

Light and Life Academy:

This is in Ooty. Mr. Iqbal Mohamed, a well-known person in advertising photography founded this institute.This institute offers one of the biggest campuses among other institute among the photography colleges in India. You might be astonished to know that this institute is a non-profit institute. This institute offers diploma and pg degree on professional photography and journalism. Beside those big degree they also conducts short time workshop.

Asian Academy of Film and Television:  

International Film and Television Research center affiliates this institute. This is located in Noida established in 1993. This institute also offers many course related to photography, art and film industry. Special one of their famous course is journalism and still photography of 3 months. This quiet cheap as compared to others courses in this segment. You should know that this course is also a full time course.

Other courses are –

  • Screenplay Writing
  • PGD in Film and TV Production Direction
  • BSc Cinema
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor in Performing Arts (Music Production)
Many more courses offers by this institute. Especially if you are interested for film industry then this institute might be for you. For more detail click here.

National Institute of Photography:

In the year 1993 (late prof) Manohar Desai founded this institution. This institute offers a huge no of course including diploma as well as certificate courses. If you are slightly interested towards wild life or birds watching this might be a good institute for you. This institute offers bird photography,wildlife, macro photography, nature, press, and sports photography.


More or less these are the name and short details of best photography colleges in India. I hope you have a got an idea about name and frame of those institute. If you have any doubts or suggestion regarding photography institute please let me know in comment section.  
Updated: December 11, 2018 — 11:00 am

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