20 Social Media Training Institutes and Courses in India

Social Media in India is emerging outrageously, it is becoming a very vital part/component of the modern marketing mix for every Business today. Almost all brands have hopped onto the Social Media bandwagon and planning to create an online presence for themselves.

It is easy to hop on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and every social network out there, but without training it is difficult to comprehend the various features of these platforms. Thus with training you gain the in-depth vital information required. A lot of Institutes and courses all over India are providing such help in forms of Discussions/Seminars/Classes etc.

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Let’s have a look at some of the very popular Social Media Training Institutes and the SMM Courses they offer. The below list is in random order and is not sponsored in any manner.


NIIT Imperia- Centre for Advanced Learning invites applications for its course, Advanced Program in Social Media Marketing. The program is designed to provide participants with the skills and confidence to understand and manage various Social Media platforms and tools. The advanced program focuses on practical ways to learn from case studies, industry real life examples, assignments with a very hands-on approach.

2. Digital Vidya

Digital Vidya is Asia’s leading Digital Marketing training company and the first to launch Social Media Marketing course series in India. Since January 2010, over 5000 professionals (including CXOs) & students from over 2000 organizations and institutions such as Philips, Google, eBay and others. Digital Vidya also offers Social Media Master (CSMMM) and Professional (CSMMP) certifications in association with Vskills, a Govt of India initiative.

3. Edukart

The EduKart Online Course Understand Social Media Marketing is a 3 month online course that helps you learn the usage of social media marketing to enhance your sales. The course enhances your knowledge on creating Facebook Ads, making viral videos and using Facebook, You Tube, LinkedIn and Twitter to increase your branding.

4. Pearl Academy

Professional programme Digital Marketing & Internet Retail, this course is going to begin next year August 2014. This programme fulfils the industry need for graduates who understand the world of E-commerce and digital marketing. With the help of Industry Experts students are taken to the next level where they understand and analyze E-commerce Business Strategy, Digital Marketing including SEO, SMM, Affiliate Marketing, Web Analytics, Customer Relationship Management and Entrepreneurship.


Internet & Mobile Research Institute is a full-service international digital media training centre — with classrooms, a library, a computer lab, student seminar hall and a dining hall. They have their presence in the major metros of India. They offer courses mainly relating to digital marketing, from developing apps to marketing those with online media planning, social media marketing etc.

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6. Venturesity

Venturesity started to connect top notch talent to high growth startups. The industry demand led, to them launching some initial courses such as Product Management for Beginners taught by Rutvik Doshi, ex-Google Product Manager and Growth Hacking, a technology investor and digital marketing expert. Every industry stems from an immense desire or necessity to make things better.

7. Don Bosco

DBCL in association with DPU {Digital Professionals Unwired} offers the Digital Marketing Course with the aim of transforming the present generation of working professionals into Digital Marketing Strategists. The students will become Job Ready capable of using latest technologies to deliver creative and effective digital marketing campaigns and create innovative digital marketing strategies.

8. Digital Soch

Digital technologies are impacting each one of us in a big way. The things are changing now– how we play, do things, talk as individuals and groups, and how and what we learn. As a result it is becoming imperative for the businesses (be it brands, SMEs, big corporate houses, start-ups) to see digital marketing as a business critical to reach, know and interact with the consumers.


LIPS India is an initiative by a team of experienced professionals from IIT, IIM and Industry experts. The idea behind LIPS is to bridge the gap between the existing educational framework and the evolving business landscape. With the growth and penetration of internet and mobile, the future would be based on the convergence of internet and mobile platforms hence they have launched courses in Internet and mobile space

10. Operating Media

Operating Media is one of India’s leading Digital Marketing Training providers. If you aspire to be a Digital Marketing expert and want to excel in the domain of Internet Marketing you are at the right place. They also offer customized Digital Marketing Workshops for corporate organizations, who are interested in taking their businesses to the next level by leveraging Digital Marketing.

11. Digital Marketing Training institute (DMTI)

The Digital Marketing Institute is dedicated to educating professionals in the field of Digital Marketing to ensure career growth and competitiveness in a global jobs market. The courses they provide are diplomas in digital marketing, SEO, SMO, Google adwords, web design+ digital diploma

12. Digital Academy

Today, no marketing strategy is complete without a digital component. At Digital Academy, they equip leaders of tomorrow for transformation in global organizations and markets. With their Programs they develop the advanced knowledge and skills required to implement, manage and evaluate marketing strategies in a globally connected economy.

13. Websense

Websense offers courses as well as open workshops for students and professionals who wish to excel in the internet marketing space. The course covers five senses of internet marketing – The Digital Marketing sense, Social media sense, Search Engine sense, E commerce sense, Mobile marketing sense.

14. Web Marketing Academy

WMA India provides practical hands-on training and education in SEO, PPC, Social Media, Web Analytics and Web Marketing Management Courses that makes you stand out. With each course you’ll get more than 40 hours of instructor led one on one training in Bangalore in what you need to plan, strategize and measure successful internet marketing programs following digital marketing industry best practices and work on real time live projects.

15. Digital Marketing Institute

A system which connects millions of other networks to support connectivity among users forms the internet. This thus led to change in the marketing ways, to digital. They provide varied courses for digital marketing which include SEO, SMO, content marketing, email marketing, SEM, PPC etc. with this course they help groom the students and make them ready with all the necessary information for digital platform and make them Job ready.

16. Team.i

Team.i, The Entertainment & Media Institute is a premier Business School located in the heart of Bangalore. They offer “Generation next”, career based, Degrees and Diplomas in different verticals. Their Mantra is to “bridge the gaps between” Industry requirements and students aspiration. They offer various diploma courses for digital marketing duration being from 6 months – 1 year.

17. DSIM

The Delhi school of Internet marketing (DISM) provides full-fledged live classroom training for industry executives and entrepreneurs. They teach marketers how to reach right target market with lower acquisition cost in the best way possible. They provide various courses for digital marketing: Internet marketing, inbound marketing, SEO and SMM.

18. SCIT

SCIT Solution Pvt. Ltd. is a Gurgaon based company, providing a number of services likewise web services, corporate training modules, software, internet marketing etc all across the world. They have professionally qualified and highly experienced experts at best SEO training institute who are able to provide the dynamic quality of training courses like SEO, SMM, and PPC etc.

19. Sri Aurobindo Society Campus

At Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts & Communication (SACAC), their teaching philosophy stems from the principles of Integral Education of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. The course they offer for Digital Marketing, the Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Media Communication is an innovative course that provides students with the tools needed to develop new ways of creating and delivering information over digital media networks along with business innovation and strategic application to support them.

20. Edit Institute

Edit was established with just one objective – to bring about awareness that there exists a lucrative career in various fields and the Web (Internet). It provides various diploma courses for Digital Marketing and even courses for Web designing. Thus in a way providing complete solutions with the help of their training in digital marketing.

Huge list right?

Nowadays, Internet has been our daily need. Ever since the innovation of social networking websites, more and more people got involved in the use of the internet. In society where communication is constantly propelled by the newest and best social networking website, it is hard to live without social media. Thus with the help of these various institutes all over India, it helps fine-tune knowledge according to the newest industry standards and with the training make them ready to face the digital space with their insights!

If you want our help to choose the right course and institute, please contact us here.

A social media and web tech enthusiast. I keep myself busy with building social media strategies, tactics, exploring new platforms and sharing the best of my knowledge online. I like to play basketball and football.

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  • Rohit

    Hello Harsh,
    Thanks for providing the relevant and to the point information. I also need to start training in Digital Marketing. Please advise what is the best place in Delhi/NCR for this purpose according to you.

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    • http://blog.digitalinsights.in/ Harsh Ajmera

      Rohit, I think NIIT and Digital Vidya are good choices! If you need to discuss more on this, you can write us an email about your background and other qualifications, send it to info[at]digitalinsights.in

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  • Vaibhav Shah

    Hi Harsh ,
    You mentioned Don Bosco Kurla too in your list . If you could share the reviews regarding the quality of course here . Also,if you could suggest me the best institute in Mumbai for Digital Marketing . I have an engineering background and work in a digital agency in Tech Department but I need to get into the depth and breadth of Digital Marketing .

    • http://www.digitalinsights.in/ Digital Insights

      Hi Vaibhav,
      Thanks for reaching out! Don Bosco’s program to us is a blend of Search Marketing+Social on a broader level. It is meant for those who need an overall overview of Digital. If you are interested in talking us on a personal level, you can shout out to hello[@]digitalinsights.in

  • Ranjanraji

    Thanks for sharing the list of institutes in India relating with Social Media Marketing training.

    • http://blog.digitalinsights.in/ Harsh Ajmera

      Happy to know it was helpful :)

      • Rammy

        Hi Harsh,
        This is very informative article. Thanks for sharing.
        I also want to seek your advice regarding moving into Digital Marketing field.

        • payal

          Hello harsh ,
          This is payal.I have completed my b-tech.I’m a fresher .I want to move in to the digital marketing.
          I found DMTI interesting as they are gibing 100% placement guarantee.
          As a fresher ,placement is a concern for me.
          Please let me know about DMTIs reputation in the market.

          • http://www.digitalinsights.in/ Digital Insights

            Hey Payal,

            We have not heard much for DMTI recently (there are some bad experiences from last year though), 100% placement is something everybody falls for and it is very tricky as well. 100% placement doesn’t mean that it will be upto your expectations/what you deserve. We would suggest you to go for some trial classes, see how the faculty is and if they are not only talking in air.

            The same you should be doing for others as well. Ask for trial classes, see how comfortable you are with it, and how proximate it is to reach faculties in person. Case studies, practicals, assignments and so on.

          • payal

            Thank you so much for your reply :-)

  • Ankur Sinha

    Hi, I am a marketing professional with about 4 years of experience in advertising, events management, media planning & strategy. Currently based in Delhi I am looking to make a shift to digital sphere, essentially via classroom program & training. Would like to know which are the institutes worth getting enrolled to. Also, would want to be enlightened about various certifications available in the market & the best ones which are acceptable everywhere.

    • http://blog.digitalinsights.in/ Harsh Ajmera

      Ankur, I would say don’t stick to classroom trainings. Rather you should be focusing on curriculum and practical knowledge that course can provide you. You can reach out to me at harsh[at]digitalinsights.in to discuss more on this. Let me know.

  • Priya

    Hi , My name is Priya , i have marketing background , I want to do course in Digital Marketing in Mumbai . Any reviews on Lips India . i searched them through Google and joined them on Facebook , It seems they are fetching employment for many students .

  • manasvi

    Hi, My name is Manasvi.I am working as a category Manager , but I want to shift to Digital Marketing now.I am currently based in Mumbai
    I am confused which course to join, I inquired for DMTI their 6 months weekend course , their fees is around 95k. I am not sure about its worth. Could you please help me which one to choose.

    • http://blog.digitalinsights.in/ Harsh Ajmera

      Hi Manasvi, glad to hear from you!

      I am sure 95K is much more than other institutes like NIIT, Digital Vidya, Don Bosco and others. I would suggest you to go for demo classes (maybe for 3-4 days) and see which one you like the most! Digital Vidya has a good online training facilities and they also have free webinars every Wednesday. I attend them myself, I think that will give you a good idea.

      You can reach out to me at harsh[at]digitalinsights.in if there is anything else.

  • Kunika Vyas

    Heya Harsh..
    Dis is Kunika Vyas frm Mumbai.. I hv completed by T.Y.B.M.M. M finding the institute for digital marketing as u placed the name of LIPS institute in borivali. Can u plz guide i can trained maslf as a professional ovr dr..

    • http://blog.digitalinsights.in/ Harsh Ajmera

      Hi Kunika,

      I am not very sure about LIPS, ask them for 1-2 demo classes. I believe they are more into SEO and web development, still would suggest you to check. And then compare it with some other institutes like NIIT and Digital Vidya. You can reach out to me on email for more queries.

      • Kunika Vyas

        Heya harsh i have checked with the institute’s od Niit & Digital Vidhya.Niit don’t recommend fresher & Digital Vidhya is the online base class & dt to on once or twice in d weak.I need a regular class.I hd also chcked with one more institute which is placed in dadar.Dt is TBS institute.Dy r saein me dy have 3months ka diploma course & 5months ka master course for digital marketing & this is regular clas on mon to fri 2hrs so shld i look into this.Plz do guide me with this.

  • Anil

    Dear Harsh,

    I am based in gurgaon and wanted to join some institute in Gurgaon. I even went for some (2-3) demo classes but could not find one. I would like to learn SEO, SEM, PPC and would like to be a google and bing certified. Could you please help me to find one good institute.

    Thanks in advance,

    • http://blog.digitalinsights.in/ Harsh Ajmera

      Hi Anil,

      Can you share some of your background details and past experience with me over email at harsh[at]digitalinsights.in

  • dialus

    It is great post.Thank you.

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    Hi , these are pretty exhaustive list but I would like to mention another fantastic center “Ask4Study”.
    Managed by real professionals having years of working experience in digital media and the faculty are superb lending practical industry insight.
    Can check up their site at http://www.ask4study.com

  • yash

    hey i need URGENT attention i already have MBA MArketing degree but not on paper pure marketing experience since my team has beem moved to finance opearations ihave decided tht i want ma marketing career back on track not pure sales though so i thought i will do course in digital marketing so can u please suggest me go go further is there any opportunity and carrer in this as have come to 2 choices i like DMTI but very very Expensive and LIPS very unsure but promising which one to go and need to get admision quickly too please help me urgent my career is domed my major concern placement ????

    • http://blog.digitalinsights.in/ Harsh Ajmera

      Hi Yash,
      Apologies about me being late in responding here. Coming back to your question, your experience will not be counted if you join a social/digital media agency but if you join a brand it will be an edge for you always. Since you were looking for an admission quickly, I am not sure if you are still looking for suggestion on that. If so, let me know.

  • Vaibhav Gupta

    Hi Harsh,
    Really needing your help right now, just enquired from NIIT about their Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing course collabrated with DIgital Marketing Institiute(DMI), Ireland.

    I know its a good brand they have collabrated with and certainly diploma will help but somehow not getting a good feeling about it and feel like DSIM has more to give, but certification not good as NIIT. In addition to it DSIM has classroom teaching and helps in placement too which i feel will be much useful to me as a fresher in Digital Marketing.
    I am a professional with experience of 1.5 years in Sales and did MBA in marketing.
    Please help me want to join quickly and Thanks in advance

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  • Vaibhav Gupta

    Hi Harsh,

    Really needing your help right now, just enquired from NIIT about their Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing course collabrated with DIgital Marketing Institiute(DMI), Ireland.

    I know its a good brand they have collabrated with and certainly diploma will help but somehow not getting a good feeling about it and feel like DSIM has more to give, but certification not good as NIIT. In addition to it DSIM has classroom teaching and helps in placement too which i feel will be much useful to me as a fresher in Digital Marketing.

    I am a professional with experience of 1.5 years in Sales and did MBA in marketing.

    Please help me want to join quickly and Thanks in advance

  • Suresh Babu

    Hi Harsh Thanks for the detailed list. This is Suresh Babu from Web Marketing Academy. Keep up the good work. We have updated the curriculum now the Digital marketing programs are more than 100 hours.

  • shahana

    hi Harsh… in your opinion, which would be a better institute to go with, for a digital marketing course- Digital Vidya or Digital Academy?

    • http://blog.digitalinsights.in/ Harsh Ajmera

      Hey, IMHO I have not heard much about Digital Academy, from what I have heard they are good with SEO but not for digital marketing overall. I would suggest you to ask both of them for a trial class/session and see which one you find more interactive and practical. Theory? you can always read that on internet :)

  • Divya Aneja

    Hi Harsh
    I have been into sales and business development profiles for 6 years. I wish to move to marketing side now..Will getting classroom trained in digital marketing be of any help? If so, will my experience will be taken into count by new organization…Also which institute would you suggest in Delhi?

  • sunny

    Hi any feedback how is TheDMTI 1 year Full time program in Mumbai ? Please could you provide feedback as soon as possible.

    • http://www.digitalinsights.in/ Digital Insights

      Last thing we heard about DMTI is, “they will tell you they gonna deliver Apples, but you will get grapes in return” – these are exact words from one of the student there. Hope that helps.

  • sunny

    Hi @ Payal , have you got any feedback about TheDMTI 1 year full time program in Mumbai ? Is it worth doing this course? Please could you provide an Urgent response.

  • sunny

    Hi for a Part time course in Digital Marketing would you suggest going for a Classroom course like TheDMTI in Mumbai or for Digital Vidya which is an Online course which would you suggest, as i have heard that Classroom courses are more HandsOn and the practical training is more effective in Classroom? What would you suggest for someone like me as i am Completely New to Digital Marketing? Pls advice between TheDMTI Partime classroom or Digital Vidya Online? Please could you reply as i need to take Urgent decision.

    • http://blog.digitalinsights.in/ Harsh Ajmera

      We hear this question multiple times about classroom and online, but let me put this again in simple words. And I am not saying anything about Digital Vidya/NIIT in particular, its generic for classroom vs online courses.

      Social Media is so dynamic that while we are discussing there are X number of changes happening right NOW! A classroom session restricts you to limited faculties, infra and case-studies. Last time I visited a social media institute (don’t want to name it) they were bragging about Oreo’s 2013 story. On the other hand if you see Online sessions have a dynamic framework, you will get people from Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi and everybody sharing the best of their knowledge.

      The old school thought about sitting in a classroom and learning, won’t work. It never did for me.

  • sunny

    @Harsh Hi, I am currently based in Mumbai and would like to join a Classroom course on Digital Marketing on Sunday’s
    I am confused which course to join, I inquired for TheDMTI their 6 months weekend course , their fees is very expensive compared to others around 85k. I am not sure about its worth but i do not mind if it is worth the quality and placements. Could you please help me which one to choose other Classroom providers in Mumbai are Edupristine, Learning Catalyst, DonBosco (starts in September-do not want to wait so long), NIIT (heard quality is not that great), Pls advise if you got any feedback about TheDMTI Weekend Course. @ Manasvi – What did you decide any feedback about TheDMTI Weekend course?

    • sunny

      Pls Advise as soon as possible. Thanks

  • http://www.7boats.com/ Debajyoti Banerjee

    Thanks for the great list. We Seven Boats Info-System Pvt Ltd (Seven Boats Academy) are also quite a popular name in market for our classroom & online digital marketing training courses. Google it for more details and choose wisely. Digital marketing is the next big thing in India in coming years.

  • Rohit Shelwante VFx

    School of Digital Marketing is a pune based institute for Digital Marketing having branches in Pune, PCMC, Dadar & Andheri. They cover SEO Basics & Advance, SMO, Email Marketing, Mobile SEO, & 4 Paid Campaigns covering 2 Google Certifications with 100% Job Assistance. You can contact them on 8698606666.

  • http://www.universalmarketinginstitute.in/ Roop Kumar

    Hi Harsh Ajmera,

    Could you update in this post about my institute (Universal Marketing Institute) in this list would be helpful for students and professionals in the area Koramangala, Bangalore. We Provide Job Oriented Practical Training Live and Online Classes

  • https://www.amicicorp.net/ Aryan

    If any institute share the basics of Social Media, basics of tools, basics of consumer psychology etc.then that would be the best institute. SMO/SEO is a very dynamic field in nature, so knowledge of working principle of these new domains is essential.

  • Aditya

    Hey guys,
    Though there are many online and offline sources from where you can learn about digital marketing but I would suggest you should get a hands on experience by enrolling into some institute for short or long term course. If you are in Delhi I would suggest you to visit Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication (SACAC), New Delhi. Visit their website for detailed information abut the course.

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  • Ranjanraji

    How do we decide one from this total 20 institutes?

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    Is there any class room type teaching institution

  • Kriti Solabki

    Hi I’m Kriti and recently I completely my degree in BJMC. And I’m interested in going for social media marketing as my post grad course. Which institute or which course would suit best?