Course information

Entry requirements

Course Name

Certificate Course in Integrated Media Planning


3 Months (Weekend Course)


Graduation (Min 50%) or
Work Experience (Min. 2 Years)

Course Highlights

  • Media Planning & Strategy Fundamentals
  • Emphasis on TV & Digital Planning
  • Reporting and Measurement
  • Industry Ready with a Practical Approach

Course overview


The Opportunity

The Indian media and entertainment industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.8 per cent and reach Rs 4.30 lakh crore by 2026, according to a report by global consultancy firm PwC. The growth would be paced by digital media owing to internet penetration mainly through smart phones. Traditional media will hold their steady growth.

Considering the huge growth of the media industry & lack of specialized media planners in the industry; Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication (SACAC) has come up with a unique certification program in integrated media planning. This course is prepared & run by industry practitioners with a collective experience of over 50 years. The emphasis is on practical skills that could be implemented from day one of the job. This course is equally beneficial for both freshers and working professionals looking for a career transition into the bright future of media.

Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication (SACAC) has been running the PG Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations course for the past 15 years. Over 350 students have been trained by experienced teachers who have remained connected to the industry. Our students make contact, receive valuable career advice, and become immediately competitive in the global job market. Getting our students industry-ready is at the heart of what we do at SACAC. Our courses are well recognised by professional media organisations. Our continued commitment to the students’ growth and success has given us the confidence to introduce a specialised media planning course.

Course Overview

The media options are exploding today and the number of hours in a day is still 24 hours. Digitisation and mobile devices have disrupted how people consume media. We know that the mobile device is a 24x7 companion offering consumers content on demand at the time suitable.

For brand communications to reach the consumers effectively, the science and principles of media planning are critical. The plans have to be worked based on data ( syndicated and owned) to arrive at the optimal use of budgets.

There are multiple long-term & generic mass media or advertising courses in the market but there is no specialized course for integrated media planning. Few institutes have attempted digital marketing courses but most brands are looking for planners who could plan for multi-media because the consumer is platform agnostic. Therefore our aim is to train you as a specialized integrated media planner who could confidently strategise & plan for all mediums & not just tv planning or digital planning in isolation. This will give you an edge over other courses which are either too generic or provide specialization in just one medium.

This course is designed & run by media industry practitioners.


  • Marketing & Brand Management Fundamentals
  • Media Planning Introduction & Media Terminologies with emphasis on TV Planning & Digital Planning
  • Media Scenario - Media Evolution & Emerging Trends (NFT, Connected TV, Metaverse, Social Commerce etc.)
  • Media Planning Channels with emphasis on Digital Media
  • Media Competitive Analysis
  • Media & Marketing Synergy with emphasis on Digital Marketing
  • Media Tools & Outputs (Mass Media & Digital Media)
  • Media Strategy Modules with Group Case Studies.
  • Understanding & Preparation of Media Planning Reports & Media Plans
  • Media Buying & Negotiation
  • Media Workshop
  • Additionally, there would be at least two online counseling sessions after the course completion. These sessions would mentor students to appear for job interviews confidently.

Placement Opportunities

After successful completion of the course, these are some of the possible types of companies where you would get employed:
  • Media Investment Companies like GroupM, IPG,OMG, Publicis Media etc.
  • Media Research Organizations like BARC, Kantar, TAMetc.
  • Broadcasters & Publishers
  • Media or Marketing Consultancies & Audit Firms - Accenture, EY, KPMG
  • Marketing Communication Departments at different Corporates like HUL, Nestle, GSK, Coke

Course Outcome

Our course will help you in the following ways:
  • Become multi-media planners
  • An expert in TV & Digital planning
  • Understand & prepare key media reports for your brand using data from media tools.
  • Understand the elements of formulating a media strategy
  • Understand basic media concepts
  • Course would entail a healthy mix of case studies in all modules, final media strategy workshop, reports & plan preparation. This would be supported by industry guest lectures.


Sulina Menon:

Sulina is a seasoned media professional who started working in 1986 and has seen the industry evolve from the analog world to a digital world today. She has worn multiple hats in her career - Agency, Broadcaster, Client and Publisher. She has worked on most reputed brands in the country while heading organizations as CEO, Managing Partner & Chief Client Officer etc. Her journey in media has been exciting and she continues to advise clients on Integrated solutions for brands in today’s world. She is the course designer & full-time facilitator for a 3-month Integrated Media Planning Course at SACAC. She has been associated with SACAC since 2004 as faculty for the Advertising & PR Course. Linkedin

Vikrant Singh:

Vikrant has progressive career growth in media since 2004, with rich cross-functional experience in media communications; ranging in Strategic Media Planning, Media Buying, Digital Marketing, harnessing Agency-Client Relationships and Integrated Media Communications. He has diversified experience with cross category exposure in Auto, Telecom, FMCG, Banking, Lubricants, Consumer Durables & Services. His key strengths include Coaching, Mentoring, Collaboration & Communication Skills. Along with Sulina, he is also the course designer & full-time facilitator for a 3-month Integrated Media Planning Course at SACAC. Linkedin

Guest Faculty:

Industry experts will be invited to share their industry experience of crafting innovative media solutions for recent brand campaigns (TV Media, Digital Media, Print Media, OOH Media etc.)

Admissions & Fee

If you have any further queries before going ahead with the admission process, you may fill this form. Based on your queries, we will arrange a webinar cum counseling session on media planning with the core course faculty on Date 15 Oct & 30th Oct, 4pm. You may choose one of the slots.

Course Name Integrated Media Planning
Duration 3 months
Age Group 20+ years
Batch Starts In Nov 2022
Registration Fee (Valid for One Year) Rs. 1200
Course Fees Rs. 130000 + GST
Admission Form Click here to download or Apply Online
Days & Timings Saturdays (3 pm – 6 pm) & Sundays (10 am – 1pm)

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