The InstituteIIMC has two branches, one in Delhi and the other in Dhenkanal (Orissa). The institute stands ahead of others in its infrastructure and permanent faculty status. The per faculty student ratio is pegged at about 1:8, better than any Indian media school. The Institute attracts maximum applications[clarification needed] than any Indian media school. Only 1 out of 100 applicants stands a chance to get admitted. Most prominent faculties include Senior Journalist Prof. Shivaji Sarkar, Prof. KM Srivastava, Dr. J Jethwaney, Prof. S Raghavachari, Dr. Gita Bamezai, Prof. Hemant Joshi, Shashwati Goswami and Dr. Anand Pradhan. Media personality Sunit Tandon is the present director of IIMC.
 CoursesIIMC teaches a variety of disciplines including print journalism, photo journalism, radio journalism, television journalism, development communication, communication research, advertising and public relations. IIMC offers postgraduate programmes in Print Journalism, Electronic Journalism and Advertising and Public Relations. Of late,[when?] it has started programmes in Hindi and Oriya language. The students and alumni of IIMC are colloquially referred to as IIMCians. IIMC alumni have achieved success in a variety of professions, but primarily Indian media. IIMC offers Diploma Course in Development Journalism for non-aligned and developing countries. The institute was basically set up to provide training to the officers of the Indian Information Service. The institute also conducts each year a number of specialised short-term courses to meet the training needs of media personnel working in government and public sector organizations.
 An International Media UniversityConsidering the status of IIMC as an institution of exceptional excellence in the field of media and matching those of Indian Institutes of Technology, and Indian Institutes of Management, Indian government has decided to develop it as an international media university.
 Noted IIMCians
- Chitra Subramaniam, journalist who broke the infamous Bofors story
- Niret Alva, TV producer, co-founder Miditech
- Nidhi Razdan, top anchor and journalist
- Sourav Mishra, journalist, livelihood interventionist, researcher
- Ravish Kumar, NDTV
- Vartika Nanda, LSR COLLEGE
- Neelesh Misra, author, journalist and Bollywood lyricist
- Priya Kapoor, graduate programme director at communications department, Portland University
- Rahul Sharma, President - Public Affairs & The Core, Genesis Burson-Marsteller