Top 21 Digital Marketing Courses in India

Top 21 Digital Marketing Courses in India

With the global internet population at over 3.74 billion and growing at a steady rate, increasing number of customers now make their purchase decisions online and buy online. Businesses the world over have begun to make digital marketing an integral part of their overall marketing strategy and spends. This has led to a massive growth in the digital media marketing services industry which, in turn, has spawned a new demand for trained professionals with knowledge and experience in the field.

With the industry, especially in India, showing an enormous projected growth potential and an expected paucity of trained professionals, many students, graduates and young professionals are looking to get on the digital marketing bandwagon. This has created a need for courses in Digital Marketing to provide the requisite knowledge and training to excel in the field. There are tons of books written on Digital Marketing as well.

To cater to the growing need for these courses, a number of companies and organizations have started various courses on Digital marketing. Digital marketing is a broad field and comprises various disciplines including Display advertising, Search Engine Marketing(SEM) and Search Engine Optimization(SEO), Social Media marketing(SMM), Email Marketing, Mobile Marketing and Affiliate Marketing. Each of these is a field in itself and there are field-specific courses being offered as well. Below is a guide on some of the best institutes that you could choose from.Since this is an extensive article we’ve split it into sections to make it easier for you to navigate and read through.

  1. Criteria for evaluating digital marketing courses
  2. Online Digital Marketing Courses in India
  3.  Online Vs Classroom courses 
  4. classroom and Offline Courses 
  5. Executive Programs on Digital Marketing
  6. Global Online Digital Marketing Courses

Short Video Guide on how to select the right digital marketing course in India:

Criteria you should use for evaluating social media & digital marketing courses

Before opting for a digital marketing course online or offline, here are some pointers to evaluate the desired institute or course structure.

  • Certification: Certification is no substitute for skills learned and hands-on industry experience but, nevertheless, can add to the CV of a fresher making an entry into the field or for a professional looking to make a career switch. Opt for certification courses recognized by various educational bodies and corporates.
  • Course Curriculum & Faculty Expertise: Gauge the Institute or the course offered based on the curriculum, faculty expertise, training modules and relevance to the current industry trends & practices.
  • Reviews and recommendations: Check for reviews and recommendations from industry experts & former students through online education portals or discussion forums. Reach out to alumni on LinkedIn/Twitter for their direct feedback, where possible.
  • Placements: Explore the institute’s placement opportunities or institutional tie-ups for live projects & hands-on experience on acquired digital marketing skills.

Here are some of the popular websites/companies/institutes offering Digital Marketing courses (in no particular order) which will save you a considerable amount of time in research if you’re looking for one for yourself. Please do also read our post on top digital marketing blogs in India as these blogs can help you get started on the learning path.

Online Digital Marketing Courses in India

1. Manipal ProLearn

Manipal Global Education Services is a reputed organisation that offers online and classroom based courses on digital marketing. Their online certification program spanning 30 hours of learning covers various aspects of digital marketing such as SEO, SEM, ORM and Analytics. Those interested in learning Google AdWords and advanced online marketing techniques can opt for their Digital Marketing Professional Program – a joint certification by Manipal ProLearn and Google India, that comprises of e-learning, classroom training and live projects.

2. TalentEdge

TalentEdge provides a Specialised Executive Programme in Digital Marketing from MICA, Ahmedabad, ideal for early beginners and working professionals. They claim to have reached over 8,00,000 registered learners who have benefitted from the live lectures, case studies and content structure designed by MICA faculty & industry experts. Amit Kishore from MICA is the current lead faculty and comes with over 18 Yrs. of experience in strategic media planning & media research in India, Middle East, and West Africa & South East Asia.

3. 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 2009, they claim to have had participations from over 20,000 professionals and students, from over 10,000 organizations and institutions such as Philips, Google, eBay, Reliance, Star TV, Cisco, SAP, Naukri, Citibank, GM, Toyota, ITC, CNBC, NIIT, IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Lucknow, in more than 1,200 Digital Marketing training programs conducted by them.

Digital Vidya also offers Digital Marketing (CDMM), Mobile Marketing (CMMM) and Social Media Certification programs (CSMMP) in association with V-Skills, a Govt. of India initiative. They conduct a free weekly digital marketing orientation session for those who want to understand how digital marketing can help them grow their career or scale their business. They also have an active placement cell with digital marketing employment opportunities for their alumni.

Disclaimer: Rohit Uttamchandani of Social Beat is a Trainer for Digital Vidya

4. Simplilearn

Simplilearn is one of the leading platforms for online training and professional certification programs. They have around 30 courses in digital marketing that provide hands-on experience in various Digital marketing domains. Accredited by OMCP, these courses are aimed at helping working professionals & aspirants stay ahead of the digital curve with relevant skills.

5. Internet & Mobile Research Institute(IMRI)

Internet & Mobile Research Institute, headquartered in Bangalore is a full-service international digital media training centre. IMRI conducts a one-month Executive Programme course in SEO, PPC advertising, SMM & Web Analytics, a six-month Professional Program In Digital Marketing (EPDM) and a one-year Graduate Program for aspirants to jumpstart their digital marketing career.


The All India Management Association (AIMA) along with Digital Vidya offers a joint Certification Programme in Digital Marketing and Analytics. The major digital marketing tools covered in this course are email marketing, SEO/SEM, pay per click, affiliate marketing, digital display, mobile marketing, online video and social media analytics. Spread over a period of three months, this online course is divided into 6 modules, costing Rs. 36,000 + service tax.

7. Digigyan

Digigyan, a digital marketing institute based out of Delhi NCR region, offers e-commerce and digital marketing courses and training to students, professionals, entrepreneurs and corporates. The online course is certified by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).

How to choose between Online and Classroom courses for digital marketing

Online Courses are generally more convenient for most people, especially working professionals as they can be attended from the comfort of one’s home/office without having to travel to a training centre. The travel might even have to be to another city for those who live in cities where good classroom training courses are not conducted.

Also, with technology having improved, online instructor-led virtual classrooms are as good as actual classrooms, with webinar software allowing for both peers to peer interaction as well as student-teacher interaction. Webinar recordings are also available for those who miss out on sessions.

Classroom programs would only work best for you if you are the personality type that prefers learning in a classroom environment or if you’re not too comfortable with learning in a live webinar format.

Classroom & Offline Courses for digital marketing

For those of you who prefer classroom to online training, here is a list of institutes which conduct digital marketing classroom courses and workshops in various Indian cities:


NIIT Imperia, in association with Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) Ireland, offers a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing for graduates and working professionals at their centres in most major cities in the country. This course is accredited by Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) of Ireland.


Digital Marketing Training Institute conducts a Post Graduate Program in Digital Media Marketing in Mumbai. The course is a one-year, full-time program that focuses on the strategic and practical aspects of Digital Marketing. They have an active placements cell as well which helps course participants get jobs in the digital marketing space.

10. EduPristine

EduPristine is one of India’s leading training providers for international certifications in Finance, Accounting and Analytics. They also conduct digital marketing classroom courses in 11 Indian cities. The course covers 60 hours of digital marketing classroom training over 12 Sundays. They also have a 48-hour online course spread over 6 weekends. On completion of the course, the participants are awarded a Certificate of Excellence in collaboration with “Microsoft IT Academy Program”.

11. DSIM

The Delhi School of Internet Marketing conducts an all in one advanced digital marketing live classroom course for working professionals, business owners and job-seekers, at their training centres in Delhi and Bangalore. They conduct an online instructor-led course as well on weekends. However, they do not seem to offer any digital marketing certification for participants who complete the course.

12. Simply Digital

Simply Digital, started by a group of IIT-IIM alumni conducts digital marketing and big data courses at their centres in Delhi and Gurgaon. They also have a placement cell to help students get internships in digital start-ups & final placements at all levels across sectors.

13. Learning Catalyst

Learning Catalyst, based out of Mumbai, specializes in niche web/mobile/digital related programs directed towards a wide segment of individuals with marketing, design and tech backgrounds. They have centres in 7 Indian cities (Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad) where they conduct courses of various durations on SEM, SEO, SMM and a 6-week integrated digital marketing program. They conduct an online course on Google hangouts as well.

14. Digital Nest

Digital Nest conducts an Advanced Digital Marketing Training Course in Hyderabad. The course includes 48 hours of classroom training with weekday/weekend classes. They also conduct workshops/seminars and webinars for corporate bodies and educational institutions.

15. Social Samosa

Social Samosa, one of the most popular social media news and information portals in India, conducts workshops and seminars on the basics of Social Media, Facebook and Twitter marketing in Mumbai. These one-day sessions can serve as a primer for those who want to gain a basic knowledge of the space.

Executive Programs & Management Development Programmes on Digital Marketing in India

Most of the courses listed above are best suited for students and working professionals. If you are someone in a fairly senior role who has more than 5 to 10 years of work experience under his/her belt, then it might be worthwhile considering doing an executive digital marketing course.

It’s surprising to see that not many business schools in India are offering executive or management development programs around digital marketing. The few that do exist have been showcased below and we have tried to find a mix of programs that focus on digital marketing, e-commerce and analytics. If you have attended any of these programs please do leave your feedback in the comments below.

16. Indian School of Business, Hyderabad

ISB Hyderabad has a 3-day executive program titled “Digital & Social Media Marketing Strategies” priced at Rs.1,00,000 + GST. It is specifically targeted for professionals and leaders in the marketing and strategy domain. The program aims to give an overview of digital and social media marketing and how to get ROI from the medium.

17. Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

IIM Bangalore has a programme called “Digital Marketing for Business Growth” which they conduct three times in their academic year. The programme aims to give an overview of digital marketing with a focus on the different social media marketing channels, search engine marketing (both search advertising & search engine optimization) and digital analytics. So it aims to give an overview of each of the key elements that can enable brands to get better engagement, leads and conversions. It also touches upon analytics and what metrics can be used to measure the performance of the digital campaigns.

18. Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow

IIM Lucknow does seem to have a programme on Digital Marketing by renowned Professor Moutusy Maity. She has done extensive research in e-commerce, m-commerce and CRM so the quality of the programme is likely to be very high. She has worked in the Industry (at Nielsen) and handled clients like PepsiCo and Eveready Batteries so she would definitely bring a practical experience to the table. We are yet to receive more details on the programme from them so we shall update it here shortly.

19. Great Lakes Institute of Management

Great Lakes has a very interesting Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics and Business Intelligence for working executives which has a large focus on digital analytics. It is a blended program with classroom & online sessions. It also gives exposure to tools like SAS, R, Tableau. The entire programme is designed by experts in the Industry and the students have to complete a project under the mentorship of industry leaders. It is offered in Chennai, Bangalore, Pune & Gurgaon at the moment.

Global Online Digital Marketing Courses

20. HootSuite Social Media Certification

Hootsuite, one of the most popular tools for social media scheduling and monitoring offers a program called HootSuite Podium covering the fundamentals of social media marketing, with six free online courses. They also offer a paid certification exam, after passing which participants are listed in HootSuite’s public directory of social media professionals.

21. Hubspot Academy

Hubspot Academy offers a free Inbound Marketing Course & Certification marketers, entrepreneurs and students. They also conduct classroom training but only in the United States.

Apart from the courses listed above; there are various courses available on online learning sites including Google Digital Unlocked, Udemy, Udacity, Coursera and Gyaanexchange. If you are a self-learner keen on understanding the digital marketing space, there are various digital marketing blogs, articles, books and real time case studies available online. You can also join relevant LinkedIn groups to participate in discussions & connect with industry experts.

All said Digital marketing is a field where just taking courses or following the industry trends alone will not make one an expert. Maximum learning can only be gleaned from actual hands-on, on-the-job experience. Hence, the success of these courses will eventually depend on the quality of digital professionals they send into the industry and how well they execute the acquired knowledge & digital skill sets.

If you are looking out for digital marketing or social media career opportunities in Chennai, Bengaluru or Mumbai then please visit our Career Opportunities page.

Have you taken up any of these courses? Please share your experiences with us in the comments!

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252 thoughts on “Top 21 Digital Marketing Courses in India

  • The list is really nice. But, I did my Digital Marketing course from Compete Infotech Academy in Kolkata. Over there I found that the mentor is really good, friendly and knowledgeable. I found this institute really useful. Now, Digital Marketing is the upcoming trend and the opportunities are opening up. So, it will be great if some one selects this as their career.

  • Hi there, Thanks a lot for sharing such a great blog post on digital marketing courses in India. You have been mentioned so many top institutes where they are providing professional courses programs. But please tell me about best institutes available in Indore for learning digital marketing training. I m looking for such institutes in Indore for digital marketing training institute.

  • Hi,

    I think the most important thing too assess is the quality of faculty that you get at a particular institute.

    I did my digital marketing training from simply digital (New Delhi) and most of our classes were taken by IITians.

    But at the end of the day if you want to build a career in digital marketing, you need complete involvement. Making your own website and experimenting on that, is what, will help you learn the most!!

  • Excellent blog post! I loved reading the details about where and which courses are available of digital marketing in eminent digital marketing firms. There are different ideas which can be inculcated in creating campaigns and its a great opportunity to start my career in this field.

  • I am currently working as a Digital Marketing Executive in a good MNC. After my graduation moving to Digital Marketing has proved a good idea for me. Honestly speaking I am not very much comfortable with online training. So I took practical classroom training with professional at NVD Academy. This training really helped me a lot because I was working on live projects.

  • Any comments on the Executive Programme On Digital & Social Media Marketing Strategy (EPDSMMS) at IIM Calcutta which is supported by NIIT. Iam a working professional with 13 years of experience, can you please suggest if this programme is useful and how is the overall feedback

  • Hello geetika, as per your question on best institutes in hyderabad, the one I would recommend would be Social Prachar – as they provide real time training during the classes. I have done the course and they have a friendly faculty. They even help you in getting a job.

  • That’s a nice review. Helpful indeed. There are lot of budding training centers as well, who might not be doing aggressive marketing, but focus on quality training. One such I know is Talenteye Academy in Bangalore, which offers digital marketing course for working professionals only. Trainers are real life digital marketers in big consumer goods companies and IIM Bangalore alumni. You can think of reviewing them as well.

  • Hi Rohit,
    Thanks for sharing some of top digital marketing course in India. I would be good if you share some of best in institute in Mumbai & other cities.

  • Hi, SocialBeat, I am 60 now and past 30 was in sales &Marketing. Out of 30 years last 7 years in Branding and Marketing.(construction Industry) Website and digital marketing was relying on out source. Got relieved recently from service. But now wish to learn & enter Social media & digital Marketing and thereby work again to earn. Could you please suggest a mean/way to learn free on week ends. wish to keep my self brisk and busy.

  • This is Helpful information about where is best opportunity of digital marketing courses . thank you share information on board.

  • Excellent Information, Nice blog. Each & every details of all institute are very good. Sir I am form jodhpur & Digital Marketing institute is not available here then suggest me where i am completed this course? pls sir tell me in brieaf

  • Thank you for sharing this list. Any comments on the Executive Programme On Digital & Social Media Marketing Strategy (EPDSMMS) at IIM Calcutta which is supported by NIIT. Would be helpful if you share light on this programme. Thank you.

  • Hi, I have heard a lot about Digital Marketing course. I want to do a professional short term course. What could be the possible choices?

  • Sir i want proper information about cource or masters in digital marketing in india. I am interested to learn about digital marketing so please provide reputed institute and their fee structures and address

  • Great Post! Thanks for sharing such valuable information. I would personally like to recommend Brand Salon to add to your list owing to their quality courses and affordability.

  • Hi, Very good article for freshers to compare the various institutes about digital marketing. Thanks for sharing your valuable information.

  • Great Information. It would be very helpful for fresher who is seeking for job they can easily get to know about the fact of Digital marketing after reading this blog

  • Hi, Its a nicely compiled article which gives an idea of all the Digital Marketing Courses. You can actually built this article by rating the every institute Score/10. Also You can add a few more to the list as well. Let me know if you would be okay to add new institutes to the list ?

  • Excellent list. This is the age of digital marketing. Good to see more and more folks looking at it as a valuable skill.

  • Thanks for the Post! It’s good to see the growing interest of individuals in digital marketing. I too analyzed many institutes on various parameters and hence prepared a list of institutes’ measure on various parameters.

  • My Suggestion to people who are Interested in digital Marketing Course , you can learn digital marketing by yourself in best way by using Youtube platform in Practical way .Dedicated YouTube Channels Like for SEO Rankya will help you to learn digital marketing in better way of your choice your timing free of cost

  • Sir i want proper information about digital marketing i. am interested to learn about digital marketing so please provide reputed institute and their fee structures and address

  • Hi, I am Rajasekaran(MBA) Currently working as Sales Manger in Construction Material sales company (field work) I am having 6+ years experience. Do you guys think that moving to Digital Marketing would be a good idea for me at this point of time? If yes then which course and what type of training mode would be better for me. please suggest me something which will work for me.

  • I am from engineering background,is i am eligible for the digital marketing course,or what skills should i possess before starting with an digital marketing course.

  • Hey I just did my graduate and I am loooking forward for carrer in DM I am comfused i should persue it as a cerftificate course provided by DSIM or PG in Digital Marketing from DMTI

  • Hi,
    I just completed my graduation in I’m really interested in social media marketing as well as brand management and communication. I want to work with renowned media firms. Will a course of social media marketing be enough or should I also add a diploma in mass communication to my C.V?

  • 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.

  • Please suggest any best free online course for google adwords and google analytics, SEM…. Thanks… Have no idea about it at present and there are so many to choose from so I am getting confused….

  • Hello Social Beat:

    I am working as an Executive Assistant but keen to acquire additional skill set in Digital marketing space .Could you guide me which is the best institute in NORTH DELHI to impart quality courses in Digital Marketing?And being new to this field,could you please also tell which modules should I go for and hold great future?


    1. Hi Arun,

      I would suggest first do your research on basic things aka beginner studies to make you understand whether it is helpful for your career or not than go for institute. My recommendation read this first: it will tell you actually how things works before hand.

      If you are ok to excel your career in DM and call few institutes which is stated above.

  • At DigitalAcademy360 we are offering the Digital Marketing Courses in Bangalore, our institute is located in 9th block Jayanagar, we offer certification course like SEO, SMM, SEM, Adwords.

  • I am planning to start a local grocery online retail business starting with 1500 products.. i ofcourse want to test my model first hence i am leaning towards Zepo, why dont youll suggest zepo for a big product line up ?

  • Hello Social Beat

    I am a MBA grad in Marketing & I am interested in DM course in Bangalore. I inquired few institutes and right now I am indecisive which one to opt for. WMA is very costly so i am not considering it as my option.
    Can you comment how is “Skydream Training & Consulting” or any other Institute within this range?

    Eagerly waiting for the response.

    1. Hi Ankit, we haven’t heard about this particular institute. Your best bet would be to talk to their current students and benchmark their offering with online only players. All the best.

  • I have quite a bit experience in SEO & now i am looking forward for some courses in growth hacking. Any advice would be really appreciated.

  • hie i am shahank i wanna know about the one year full time course in dm at theDMTI…but its is very expensive but yet wont mind if its worth it…

  • With the advent of entrepreneurship and growing number of startups , online marketing which incorporates various aspects like SEO, paid ads, SMM, Email marketing etc are all maturing in terms of there offerings within India. Lots of good courses are there. Prima facie this is one of the most dynamic professions. So things which worked yesterday wont work today and the same going forward. So the focus i feel should also be put on strategy creation/development rather then just technical. What differentiates marketers from each other is usually strategizing and deployment.

  • Hi Nikunj,
    After going through your query it is evident that you want to take up Digital Marketing as a career option. Digital Marketing basically involves promotion of your website and apps. There are google certification courses available. For more information you can go through this institute School of Digital Marketing, Mumbai.

  • Hi .. I am looking to make a career in Digital Marketing. I m thinking of taking up a certification course or something in the hope that the transition into Digital will be easier. Any career advice on this matter would be appreciated. I would like to get into Social Media Strategy and wondering what would be the best way to go about it.,
    I am confused between Social Media, Digital Marketing or Designing of website and logos.
    I am confused between to go for Degree course or to do certificate course. Please suggest Me… Thank You.

    1. Hello Nikunj,

      Certification course with practical exposure will be more than enough for any candidate to start in Digital Marketing. I would recommend you to learn digital marketing because its a combination of many technologies like SEO, PPC, Display Ads, Social Media, Email Marketing, Analytics etc. This will help you to get complete knowledge and then start as a freelancer or work for any company in digital space.

      Md Azhar

  • Hi my name is Anuj. I have done BSc.IT and have a 2 years work exp in the Finance field. I have no work experience in Digital marketing but i would like to develop my career in Digital Marketing. Team, please guide me as i would like to attend Digital Marketing lectures in Mumbai rather than an online course. Reply would be appreciated.

    1. Hi Anuj, I have read your post even i have the same qualification. ill suggest you to go for certificate course in Digital Marketing it has a reat future as is in Booming stage in India . i have done the course from LIPS – its is in ( Borivali ) & ( Andheri )its a great institute they even allow you to sit fr extra classes if you miss any lecture or you dint understand any topic . 😉

  • Thank you folks for providing a great post on Digital Marketing. I joined Marketmotive couple of years but couldn’t pursue as it was online only course, and kinda wasted a thousand bucks. Looking for instructor led course now.
    How do you compare Digital Vidya vs Digital Academy ?
    I’m holding a Masters in Telecom Management from US, and have more than 16 yrs of experience in the Industry, but recently shifted gears towards E-Commerce, so trying to find how to promote my business. Any inputs will be appreciated.

  • I Stay in Bangalore and am looking for a digital marketing classroom course, which institute would be best. Please help me out.

  • Thats a great post and certainly clarifies lots of doubt but do we have any more addon’s to the list (as this was originally posted 7 months back)?
    I am planning to start a couple of online stores:

    1st with upto 50 products and 2nd with around 500 products (scalable)
    Both will be targeted to domestic (india) market – From the logistics point of view

    I have reviewed Shopify, Zepo, Shop2Grab, BuildABazar, Shopmania, powerstores and a few more.
    I am working as an individual without external funding – offcourse budget is the biggest role player 🙂

    Any guidence would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    1. Hey Kumar – Thanks for writing in. If you have lower budgets and dont want to get a technology team in place then its best to go for Shopify or Zepo. They would allow you to go to market quickly. The platform can be upgraded to a different one once you scale up. Hope this helps.

  • hi,
    i live in Bangalore and am looking for a digital marketing classroom course, which institute would be best. Please help me out.

  • Hi my name is vivek. I have done hotel management but due to some health issues i am not going in this field as it requires a lot of physical strength. I have no work experience since graduation. I am interested in Digital marketing course and since its an upcoming concept in India, i think more jobs will come up. I am confused from where i should start because in the end only job matters. I am actually seeking some course which can be attended physically rather than online. As you mentioned NIIT also above, is it right time to join a course and are there good job perspectives ?

  • Hi, I have been working in PR and communication field from last 7 years. Having good knowledge about traditional PR tactics, industry trends and other market dynamics, now I think my career has reached a stagnation point as market is taking a dramatic shift towards Digital Marketing. Hence want to peruse a good course in Digital Marketing, which may prove as a booster for my career. Please suggest which course and institution can be considered .

  • Hi,
    I am working as a Trade Marketing Incharge for a reputed MNC. I am interested to take up the course. So please suggest which institute serves the best courses and also their reputation. So that I can take up digital marketing as my career.

  • I am a marcomm professional having 7 years of experience. Work Ex is as follows: Started off with Print Media in Sales; then Radio in Corporate activation’s; then outdoor media; then Communication in Constructions chemicals; then industrial water equipments manufacturing into global mar comm role. Pl suggest a right course for me to enter digital marketing. I am an MBA in marketing but in our time social & digital media was not that active as course modules. Pls advise.

  • Hi Sunil/Vikas,

    Any course in Chennai? I am not comfortable with online courses. I am looking at learning various tool based digital marketing like Adwords, WordPress etc. Basically want o cover in and out of Digital marketing, right from the technical to marketing aspects.

    1. Thanks for reaching out Komal. In Chennai NIIT or Echnove do offer offline courses so you can check with them on the same. Hope that helps.

      1. Hi, I am from Bangalore can you please suggest me a few Digital marketing institutes here which are best for class room traning

  • Hi, I am working as a Senior Web Engineer with Yahoo Small Business. I provide consultative services to E-commerce merchants regarding their online stores. I have around 11 years of experience in the BPO industry. I would like to move out of it and get into Digital Marketing. I would like to get certifications in Search Engine Optimization, Pay Per Click, Conversion Optimization, Mobile Marketing, Email Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Content Marketing. You have mentioned that a good way to start learning (for free) is to read up on the top blogs like Moz, Neil Patel, Matt Cutts (Blog & YouTube) before taking up a full course.

    Any help on how i can get access to the top blogs would be greatly appreciated. I would like to get into the field of Digital Marketing as it has immense growth potential….I am a beginner to Digital Marketing and would like to learn all the concepts….Please help me with the details on where i can learn more details about Digital Marketing.

  • Hi,
    I am have done BBA and MBA in Marketing, do you i can do any courses from the above will help me to get a good job. Need Guidance for this, need to start on the righ foot. Your reply would be really appreciated.

  • I am working into travel industry since 8 years. Can I still switch my profile to Digital Marketing. I am very keen to have this certificate and how are the chances to get job/salary offered after doing this course, as I will be totally new in this field, but I am very good in computers.

  • Thanks Social Beat for such informative stuff. Truly, a concise and to the point information. I have a good knowledge of seo and content writing. And I am currently working as a Digital Analyst for a small start-up. Can you suggest any digital marketing course(s) that would really help give my career a boost and some direction to it. I am open to online courses and weekend classes as well. Currently I am placed at New Delhi.
    Thanks in advance !

  • Hello. I have done masters in Statistics and working in the Software industry for over 30 years. I teach “Business analytics and R Programming” in many educational institutions in Chennai, India. I am interested to learn Social Media Strategy course and certification. Will it help me to do consulting in Social Media Strategy? Thanks in advance.

  • I am working as a marketing manager for an oil and gas company in Malaysia where I am taking care of all events, conferences, workshops, advertisments, updating websites for my company. As Oil & Gas business is running slow now and I am only working part time I have pleanty of time to learn something about SEM/ SEO. Can you please suggest if I should go for a course with digital vidya or try out something free first?

    Many Thanks,

  • Hi,

    I have pursued PGDM with Marketing specialization from IIPM and have been working as a marketing & sales executive in hospitality from past 2 years. Currently, I am planning quit the job & am very confused about picking the right institute of Digital marketing. Kindly suggest one in Thane or Mumbai or Pune. I would prefer a full time offline course. Also I had inquired in DMTI but still not sure how good the institute would be. Please suggest.

  • Hello,

    I am an MBA (mktg) from Mumbai, currently in customer service role in a jewellery manufacturing firm with 2 years of experience & a long gap in my career. I want to get into digital marketing.

    As per your suggestions im taking a free course from google, however i am not sure if it will help me fetch a decent Job in Digital Marketing.

    Given my profile can you please suggest me a good course? i would prefer classroom training, however online course will also do incase it will really add substantial value to my profile and help me get fetch a Job in DM.

  • Hi , I am looking forward for an advanced executive program in Digital Marketing as I am targeting Google / Facebook as my next company to work .
    I would really appreciate if someone can assist me in guiding the suitable course in the Social Media or Digital Marketing ( Online Ad Sales & strategies) so that I can find my way .

  • Hi, I have 13 years of experience is a sales, and handling big team, I am interested in doing this Couse, But how this course will help me in my career

    1. Hi Vivek,

      As you know presently digital marketing is essential for every field of business. If you learn digital marketing , with your experience you can start as an entrepreneur.

      Md Azharuddin.

  • ApnaCourse offers quite a few good courses. I took the Digital Marketing Course last month and found it really good. Received the certificate yesterday. Give it a try.

  • I am a retired bank officer working more than 33 years as Branch Head in various branches and aged 62 years. I have enough time to spare and I want to earn some monies from my home. I do not posses much of the technical aspect of the internet. However, I want to learn the technicalities. What types of course I can attend at this age and whether it will be beneficial for me to achieve my targeted plan ?

  • I am looking for Internationally recognized institute for Professional Digital Marketing Course offered in india or anywhere but should be globally licensed…!!

    1. Hi Uday,

      We offer international certifications through our website smstudy (dot) com.

      Please contact us for more details on digital marketing courses

  • Hello,

    Thanks for this, I really want to do this course but not able to fix up my mind.

    Also Have you heard about, LIPS institute of Pune.

    Please do let me know.

    Thanks in advance,

    Vishal Rathi.

    1. Hi Vishal,

      You could start with the free courses from Google, including their Google adwords and analytics certification courses. We haven’t come across any reviews of LIPS in particular. Trust this is useful.

  • Hi,

    I have 11 years of experience in BPO, now I am planning to move out of BPO industry & get into Media & Advertisement field as a fresher. I am looking to enter this industry with a certification in Digital Marketing. I reside in Mumbai & want to find out good classes who can provide class room training as I am not really interested in doing online courses where face to face training is not available. Can you help me with names of some institutes that provide DM certification courses with class room training. Help appreciated.

  • Hi,

    I Belong to the field of real estate and would like to enhance my knowledge as to how can we go about best leveraging the DM arena for boosting branding/responses/engagements which may result in sales. Are there any specialized places which takes up industry specific courses which will best give us the know how of leveraging the DM in to our field.



    1. Hi Rahul,

      Thanks for reaching out. There are many courses which focus on Ecommerce, but none of the above have a specific focus on Real Estate. Overall, many of key elements of digital marketing are applicable across b-2-c markets. For Real Estate marketing, the key areas to build expertise on would include (1) Google Analytics (2) Google Adwords, Facebook ad campaigns and other ad platforms like Linkedin (3) Social Media & Content Strategy (4) Website design (5) SEO and (6) Email Marketing.

  • Hi,

    Really keen on doing these courses. But not able to make up my mind which institute to choose from (in Mumbai).

    Please help.

    1. Hi Praveen, it would depend on your areas of interest within digital marketing. You may want to start with the free online courses from Google to get started.

  • Hi,

    I am having about 10 years of overall experience, currently I am in the Campaign Marketing Management role from 3 years. I had little exposure in my job working with Google Analytics. What is the course you suggest for me considering my profile and my experience. I am based out of Bangalore, please suggest what are the different courses available for Marketing, Digital Marketing etc both classroom and online courses.

    Roopa K

    1. Hi Roopa, the coureses mentioned in the blog all have their benefits. You can take the Google Analytics certification to get started.

  • if you want to survive on online marketing so you should have the knowledge of digital marketing.
    Nice information i was searching these courses only.

  • I have completed my MBA in marketing last year.
    I wish to opt for digital marketing courses. I have been working in automobile sales for last 3yrs. Now i wish to change my job field
    Can u plz suggest some good institutes with classroom training and placement assistance?

    1. Hi Sonam,

      There are many free courses available online, including Google’s certification courses in Adwords and Analytics. Those would be good starting points given your background.

  • I am considering doing a Digital Marketing Live Virtual classroom 3 month course offered by EduPristine. Can anyone provide a review on this course or any details relative to the course? I have checked their website and the course content looks really interesting, however since it cost US$599, I would like to know more before committing.

  • Hello Everyone,

    I used to work with online travel portal where i came across the whole new world of digital marketing , I got chance to work on the same for 3 months only before it shut its office in India.
    I am looking out for some institute who conducts certificate course for absolute beginners/freshers also in Mumbai.

    I would like to opt for offline courses so tat I can learn more from it..Please help n suggest..thanks

    Thanks | Ankur

  • Hello social beat team i have seen your comments for the queries, i am an MBA grad specialized in marketing looking for your suggestions of certification courses i can do in marketing be it anything related to marketing

  • Hello Everyone,

    Im sagar form pune, gone through many queries and comments against the issue mentioned
    I have done MBA with a Marketing as a specialization and graduated in Computer Science
    Currently ( time being ) working with a manufacturing company which is almost not related to any of my subjects, (almost 2 years working)
    I’m totally blank………
    got to know that DM is a sector where i can step up being graduated in BCS which will be an added advantage ,I humbly request you guyz to provide details regarding the course and wanted to know whether at this stage going ahead with this course will add an advantage….?

  • Hi Can I still do this course? what is the procedure and duration? Is it recognized ? especially abroad? please do let me know.

  • Hi, Does anyone have an idea on the program being offered by Manipal Global in association with Google providing adword certification? How valuable is a google adwords certificate as compared to the other certification provided by some of the websites offering DM courses ? I am a newbie to DM and looking to change career into this field; all answers would be greatly appreciated.

  • Hi Rohit,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great piece of content. As a marketer, I’ve noticed a large influx in folks sharing free certification content, as a way to help educate the market as a whole. It’s truly a wonderful thing.

    Oh and also thank you for including a bit about our “HubSpot Academy” website! We are very honored. The link you included has tons of free content, you’re right but we also welcome you to take our free inbound marketing course as well, called the Inbound Certification. If you go through it, please let us know your thoughts!

    Thanks again moving the marketing industry further ahead, by sharing these great learning resources.

    All the best,


      1. Hi Rohit,

        Me again! I wanted to reach out and let you know that our team is going through our annual update for the Inbound Certification, and it will be launching on May 1st. Since you’re well-versed and passionate about digital marketing certifications, I’d like to invite you to take a look and provide us with your thoughts.

        I’ve included my email address in this form, so you should be able to reach out if you’re interested in learning more, or you can reach out to me on Twitter (@sbedrick).

        Thanks again for the great content!

        1. Thanks so much for reaching out Sarah. We are also in the process of updating the list of certifications & courses and shall surely look up the new Hubspot Inbound Certification. Please do connect with us on twitter at @socialbeatindia

  • Hi, I have completed my Bsc in electronic media. As of now I am a fresher. Is there any way i can get into Digital Marketing courses? If yes, suggest some best institutes across india & also their fees. Thanks!

  • Hi all,

    What do you suggest? Doing an online course on DM or opting for classroom courses? (see the irony?? )

    I want to do a course that offers certification by recognised bodies.

  • hiii m completing pgdm (mkt) with 1.5 year exp. in real state. i m not satisfying my job, i think this this waste of time so i can switch my line I hav heard about DM course is it the best option for me..?? please suggest me some good institute, organizing DM course in Delhi Ncr and also providing good placement facility.. please help me. thanks

  • Hello I have 2 year of IT sales experience, I want to move in digital marketing field. but i have some doubts like which course is best ? and where i will get good coaching ?and what about jobs in digital marketing ? which institute is good ? or it is a right time to move in this field?. I got email from Delhi school of digital marketing regularly to join digital marketing course is this institute is good or not please tell me? Thank you!

  • Have been looking for good digital marketing course in Bangalore not able to make my mind which one to choose .The price difference from each institute is so huge it ranges from 70k to 10k.some start up institutes with one faculty teaching at home to other who asks you to get your own laptops

  • Hello I have year of sales experience and currently unemployed. Does any of the institute mentioned above provide with fastrrack courses of about 30-40 days and hows the placement propspects after the course ?which one of them are the cheaper ones ?

    Thanks in advance.

  • hey pls enlighten me with basic difference between Digital marketing and SEO/SMO and also google adwords…??
    Also i would like to know good certification courses with placement assistance.As of now i have a year of sales experince and currently unemplyed…So are their any fasttrack 40-50 days course..??with live project ..?

  • Hi
    I am reading lot abt digital marketing nowadays.. I have no clue wat course should I opt for in digital marketing..I need some guidance.. pls guys help to understand abt various courses offered in digital marketing n which one is gud for a female n its job opportunities in abroad countries like Australia. ..n I stay in chennai any gud recognised institution to join the course. .I want to join offline courses so tat I can learn more frm it..pls help n suggest..thnks

  • What’s your take on the digital marketing course provided by Avagmah (India)? Their course is OMCP/OMCA certified (just like that of Market Motive) and I think that their certification will hold equally good world-wide.

  • Hi,
    I am MBA(marketing) in 2006. I have 8+ years of work exp in Sales industry where i have worked with Dabur, Pepsi etc i want to make a move to digital marketing. Please suggest which would be the best course for me in this field..Will i get a sucecssful career if I go by this course..where should I join this course in NCR/Delhi.

    Appreciate your response!

  • Hi ,
    i am still pursuing my mba in marketing and am from a bcom grad. background while studying i was working too in an dm company were i learnt quit a bit of seo and now while persuing my MBA i have got placed in another dm Co. Now the thing is i want to do certification course in seo and i am interested in a classroom environment not online i stay in pune can you please help me ? weekend batches preferable.

    1. Hello Aanchal,

      You can do this SEO training at institute which offers hands on experience on projects. Because in SEO hands on experience is mandatory. There is not special certifications for SEO, your capability of work and implementation will count in SEO. I suggest you to do the entire digital marketing rather than only SEO.

      Md Azharuddin

  • Hi,

    I’m working in US base health insurance company and like to work in digital marketing bur don’t know which course i do and is this course help me to work as a freelancer so that i can earn something with my job.
    I am a commerce graduate and a post graduate in finance.


    Nitin khera

    1. Hello Nitin,

      You can opt for learning the complete modules of digital marketing which includes the following topics

      1. Search Engine Optimization
      2. Search Engine Marketing (Paid Marketing)
      3. Display Ads Campaign
      4. Social Media Marketing
      5. Email Marketing
      6. Digital Analytics

      The above topics are very crucial for digital marketing. If you become capable of handling the project based on above topics. You can able to get very good oppurtunities on freelance basis

      Md Azharuddin

  • Hi,
    I’m from Bangalore and I did my course in Digital Marketing. Now I want to move into ONLY Social Media Marketing with some listening tool.
    Can you please suggest me one good institute or some freelancer whoch can train me with some live experience in Social Media?


  • Hi, i am a commerce graduate and and i work under marketing dept.. i wanted to learn digital marketing course… So pls guide me with the best institutes in Mumbai..

  • Hi,

    I am into IT Sales / Business Development profile with 6 + Yrs of experience. I have been associated with Inside Sales role and now I want to move ahead so I am looking out for a course which will allow me to enter into Digital Marketing. I have been doing Direct/ Email/ Call marketing, Campaign and event Management. Can some one suggest me a good course to go with?


    1. Hi Anup,

      IIM Bangalore has started offering digital marketing training. But this course is more useful for getting a degree as the course is only for 4 days. Which is not enough for hands on experience in digital marketing.

  • Hi I am from Mumbai..I am an Electronics an Telecommunication Engineer and have worked as Asst. Manger – Operations for 2 years in a start up organization. I wish to make a career in social media marketing and branding.

    Please suggest the best course in Mumbai which will suffice my requirements and which has some internationally accepted and renowned accreditation. because I do not want to do “just another certification course” which does not have much worth in the market and is not recognized and valued.
    Please let me know asap.. Thanks

  • Hello everyone

    Iam right now working as a online digital marketing executive. But want to do masters in digital marketing. Can anyone suggest which college provides master course?

  • Hi,

    I am a dad, whose daughter wants to take up Digital Marketing as a career option. Searching for input that I can process as to where I’d get the best value for the money I’d have to invest in building measurable DM skills in my daughter I landed on this Blog post.

    After carefully and patiently going through this Blog post I decided I’d share my re-action to its content.

    Let me start of by saying, Thank you for creating this content. I do appreciate the effort it took.

    Here is my re-action.

    When I visited the website of these DM schools, finding the information I wanted such as:
    How was the training syllabus defined / developed?
    How was the training syllabus updated? i.e. the basis / period / triggers used for syllabus updation?
    Who were the trainers for either the entire program or a specific block of the program?
    What were their pedigree?
    What was the technique(s) used for delivering the training.
    Okay so its all via the web, great, now how about a paragraph or two explaining exactly how – Via the web?
    Especially for an old man of 63 years who will make the investment and is concerned about ROI.

    What was the participant handout material?
    What was the participant evaluation process?

    How is one to understand whether a participant had absorbed enough to – Build a career in Digital Marketing?

    A whole load of questions shrouded in Grey. No answers.

    On one website a telephone number was give right at the top, I called. The less I say about that transaction the better for all concerned.

    My take is that Digital Marketing is not rocket science, how did I figure that out?
    Oh Well, most websites state that there is not minimum qualifications to do their course(s). That’s how.

    I’d be really obliged if I could get some – Real Value Add – information about a Digital Marketing Training Program – Mumbai based (that’s where I’m located).

    I believe that a reasonable business opportunity exists, for and individual or a school, who can deliver measurable Digital Marketing training to its participants and is a load more transparent about how this is done.

    My plea, charge whatever you believe is a fair fee for services rendered I’ve no issues with that at all , in turn deliver measurable throughput – with a real helping of transparency.

    Anyone listening, anyone out there?

  • Hi , iam a marketing professional and want to look for a career in Digital marketing , want to know which are the best institute in Ahmedabad , where i can cover the course .

  • By reading all the above data about course i have decided to do Digital marketing course, but i have to search one best institute in Hyderabad.By doing this course i can get good chances in Top MNC.

  • I am searching a top management institute/ University who can provide Marketing Management & Digital Marketing course in Distance in Kolkata / India.

  • Hiii….I have done my MBA in Marketing and now wanna pursue Digital Marketing course as its flourishing and will have great scope in future…. But I dont have much knowledge related to IT…like SE0,SMO and alll…So can I join digital marketing course even if i dont have much knowldege about these….

  • Hi Team Social Beat,

    First of all thanks for this informative piece. I was doing some research on digital marketing courses and this has surely helped me a lot! Like as many people who posted above, I would like to understand which course to go for to enhance my career. Namely I am a bit confused among Digital Vidya (CDMM) , NIIT/DMI (Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing) and Digital Academy India(Certification Program in Digital Marketing)!

    Any suggestion on that would be of great help!

    Thanks & Regards,

  • hi. I am persuing MBA from mumbai. i wanted to know whether there are any offline courses of DM because i dont think online learning will be of that much use to me. can you please suggest good institutes for a certificate course of DM in mumbai, preferably in Thane area (because i have college on sundays also. so travelling is an issue) that are as good as online courses? and which one would you prefer? online or offline course?

  • Hi,

    Im a Media Professional in Gulf . Want to enroll in Digital Marketing. Do you think will this course on DM from NIIT will help me.

  • Hey Folks can you suggest me some good institute in Delhi for digital marketing course? I don’t want to pursue online. Please help!

  • Hey I am interested in digital marketing.I visited DISM the institute good or bad..??should I do advanced digital marketing course from DSIM

  • Hi , iam a marketing professional and want to look for a career in Digital marketing , want to know which are the best institute in delhi / chandigarh , where i can cover the course .

  • Hi
    I have not read any reverts for the past few queries, so I am doubtful about writing in.
    But just the same, here goes my query.

    I have zeroed down on 3 courses on digital Marketing – Certified course by Digital Vidya, Professional Diploma by NIIT
    I wish to understand the merits and de merits of these courses.
    Some parameters to jufge would be – faculty, hands on experience, to what extent fundamentals are taught, recognition by industry amongst others.
    Hoping for a timely revert.


  • Hi,
    I am a MBA (Hr & Marketing) fresher and want to enter the field of digital marketing. Please suggest me what course I should opt for. Also I prefer classroom sessions over online learning. My location is indore.

  • Sir I am blogger and i wanna specialized in blogging, so digital marketing is good and any other course you suggest me plzz its urgent realy.

  • Hi,
    The list provided by Social Beat’s team is comprehensive and indeed very helpful.
    I am in a quandary whether to pick Digital Vidya or Digital Academy. I would like to know your take on the same.
    Thanks a tonne Team Social Beat for compiling a list of credible courses!!!

  • Guys, I would like to how well is the digital marketing course offered by Edupristine? Since they have classroom training and assignments after every module. I am keen on enrolling for the same. Reviews and suggestions are welcome.

  • Hi,
    I m doing GNIIT course from NIIT ,So my I know that what is the position of this course in market …. that it will come use in future properly…???

  • Hi,

    I wanted to get your take on the Digital Marketing courses offered by Edupristine. They run series of classroom session for a duration of 3 months. I am planning to enroll for one of these, so want to take your views if you have heard anything about the courses that they offer.


  • Dear Team Social Beat, greetings for the day!
    How is the Digital Marketing course offered by MICA through Talent Edge vis-a-vis Digital Vidya. Your feedback will help me take the decision between the two. Thanks

  • Hi, this is vignesh i completed dip in ECE..And i have experience in my field 2yrs.but steel now i cant interested in my field..i saw your add some website…so i need some information…wat kind of job and which course i studied….

  • Hi, am a market research guy currently working in insurance industry. I have around 12 yrs of work ex. I want to do DM cert course from MICA. I want to ustand whether doing this course, at this point of career is a good move? Second, how is the MICA’s course considered in market, does it carry any value??? Thanks!

  • Hi

    I am working as a operation head and Business development manager in one offshore staffing company at Ahmedabad. I am pretty much interested in online DM courses. Because i have very hectic schedule in my profession. Please suggest me best online course and institute which providing online course.

  • Hi,

    I am currently working in the capacity of Team lead – Inside sales [software services company] I would like to explore digital marketing space. could you please recommend courses for beginners in this space.


  • Hi ..I am currently working in sales of Software Product for since last 4.5 years and total exp. is 6 years in sales. Now I want to move my carrier in the Digital Marketing. Currently i have no exp. in this field. I come to know about NIIT offering course in this. My only concern is that will this course help me in getting through good company.

  • HI

    Iam mohan form Chennai.. i wanna learn DM courses and iam a marketing professional..i have 5 years exp,, in online Advertisement portal..Pls suggest me a good offline institute and i am looking for international certification course…

  • Hi,
    I am paul have done my MBA(mktg) i wanted to do digital marketing from NIIT. I have 2 years of Experience in IT sales .looking to purse certification course in digital marketing .Can U suggest me Which institute good for me , my location is bangalore.

  • Hi.. I am Deepika currently working as a Sr. SEO Executive.. But I wanna learn more about onpage seo,ppc,social media marketing,digital marketing ,content curations etc..I am looking for international certification course which comprises of all these.. I am little bit in a favor of digital marketing course offered by niit for professional ..but not yet ready to make decision to enroll into this course.. kindly suggest me some more course.. I genuinely want to go for such kinda courses. Thanks…

  • Hi there I am planning to something which will help me to make change in my long running career but in same field that’s marketing. And so wish to do some thing that will help me to cover overall aspects of digital marketing and will also be related traditional marketing and probably help me in starting my own firm. Please let me know which course and institute I should go for (pls note m a working professional can attend only sat sun classes or distance learning)

  • Hello Team,

    I am currently working in back office and I want to switch my career to Digital Marketing. Can you please let me know what would be the best course at basic level.


  • Hello Team,

    I have four years of Experience in IT sales .looking to purse certification course in digital marketing . I am confused can to take up this course is there any other certification course to help for my carrier.

  • Hi Team Social Beat.
    I hold 1.5 years of experience in Marketing and Sales. I wanted to switch into DM. I have talked with Digital Academy rep about the course (Certification Program in DM) and their course seems interesting. But I am confuse about it because I have no experience in DM and i have read it somewhere that instead of enrolling in any course of DM, you can learn the same via books and blogs etc. Please suggest me that should i need to do. Go with any course or go with the self study? If with course then please suggest me best institute in Delhi-NCR for the DM course.


  • Hi Team Social Beat

    I am Under Graduate But i want to join Digital Marketing Course Can U suggest me Which one line institute good for me 2nd my English Back Ground is not Good .Can I do this course
    Thanks From

  • Hi,

    I was looking for an online course that is recognized and can be completed ASAP and my research came to DMM course certified by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). Can anyone please help me to know more about the validity of the certificate and its scope? Would it be benificial out side India, like, in GCC countries?
    Thanks in Advance

    (I am a Digital Media Marketing Professional with more than 3 yrs exp in the field. Whatever I learned is through hands-on industry exp. However, I am planning to get a formal education and certificate in the field to boost my career, especially planning to move to middle east. My specialty is my capacity to use Web Analytics myself along with digital media planning.)

  • Hello Team Social Beat.
    I had been working as Sales professional for the past 3 years. The past year, I had to quit my job due to marriage and I got shifted to Bangalore. I am not working right now. I want to take up a course in Digital Marketing that gives me a lot of practical exposure. Can you suggest one?
    Also, would taking up a course like such , help me in getting back to work/ in the digital marketing field ?

  • Hi,
    I hold 8+ years of experience in marketing under mutliple domain like commerial infra and airways. How this digital marketing course will help me, or to be direct, what is tought during the session. Are there any syllabus available online to check?

  • Hi,

    I have been learning about the Digital Marketing from various blogs and online platforms.

    I am interested to move into a freelance career/online business. Will a Digital Marketing course help me start up a freelance/online career opportunity for myself.

    I also like to write articles. Can that hobby be nurtured along with this skill set. Heard of PPC and stuffs on various through which people earn some bugs. But not sure about exact combination of how to start up and set things up.

    Can somebody please guide me with this dilemma along with the realistic view of market?

    Thanks and regards,

    1. Hi Sunil,

      Digital Marketing is a really interesting and useful course if you are looking for a career growth in online world or hoping to start with freelancing. With the growing demand and dependency on internet, getting formally trained in it will add immense knowledge which is very much required before starting as a freelancer.

      Looking at your interest in content writing, I am sure you can you can use this skill set to your advantage once you get a training. After the training I think you will have a fair idea on how to combine all aspects and set things right. I suggest you take training from The Brand Salon as I myself undergone the same and it really helped me in my career advancement.

      Hope this was of some help for you.

      1. Thanks Kavita,

        It really did help a lot. But Brand Salon is in Mumbai and I am in Delhi. I have visited few institutes here and got few course curriculum. Kavita would you mind sharing your email address. I wanted to attach some course curriculum pdf files of a couple of institutes so that you can help me in choosing the best. Some of the terminologies are new to me. Hence this hiccup!

        Thanks and regards,

  • Hi .. I am a management grad and have been into FMCG sales and strategy function for 6 years now. I plan to move into marketing side now with a keen interest into Digital marketing.Will a certification course help to make this transition easier? Could you suggest some courses in India/abroad in Digital marketing for executives in this regard.


  • I am a traditional marketing professional and want to switch to a specialised vertical and I have been researching for DM course and this list is very helpful. But can you help me with the course content. Tough all these institutes are good, the course content highly varies. So what is the best course structure to opt for. What are the major topics to be covered. Plus many institute have separate structure for students and working professional. Please help.

  • Good blog on the digital Marketing Front !!! , Hi Social Beat team, I am Harish working as a sales professional in an MNC, online marketing has been always an interest in me to learn and I want to pursue my further career in Online Marketing, firstly I am 7 years experienced in Sales ( Direct Marketing ) in B to B so do you think its late for me to switch to online marketing now ?
    If yes I am planning to do a certification course in IIM Bangalore, are they good at it ? because its nowhere mentioned about them in your blog but as they have a physical course I was more keen on it. Plz Suggest

  • Wonderful article on the digital courses! We are sharing this post within our network.. Keep up the good writing, Team social beat.

  • Digital Advertising and digital marketing is growing day by day all over the world and digital platform has increased significantly in india recent year. were social media marketing emerged a new trend in digital marketing. so there are so many career opportunities for youngsters to get in to this industry. but i believe you need at least basic knowledge about advertising to understand how all this work. you dont have to enroll in to an university for a degree and dont need pay huge money for any course there are plenty course available and they are free.. google adwords certification , hubspot inbout certification, google analytical , diploma in social media marketing on , diploma in online advertising on .

  • I am looking forward to join NIIT at nagpur for certification course in digital marketing. Since I am fresher ,want to know if it would give me good job opportunities in digital marketing field.

  • hello,i am a 2013 passout.can i opt any of these courses?which is better to get me a good placement with a good package?

  • Hi,
    I am planning to take up Digital Marketting online course.
    I would like to know which is the best institute for the same.

  • Hi,

    I am looking at doing a DM course, with certification so it adds value. I ave done a little research on this, and your post has been quite helpful. There is an institute Web Marketing Academy, in Bangalore. I am also considering this – do they have distant learning courses? Digital Vidya seems okay, but Market Motive is very good. The course fee looks acceptable, but would you recommend an online course or a class-room course? Also, It would be great if anyone here could help me with some more information on Web Marketing Academy as well, so I can take an informed decision. thanks a lot. Trisha.

  • Hello,
    I am a BCom Graduate and i want to do post graduation in digital marketing. so please can anyone tell me where from i do this course.also i m thinking of doing mcom in ecommerce, so please guide me.

  • Hi

    I am working in Wipro and very much interested in doing DM courses coz there are lot of DM projects are there where I can work whether in offshore or onshore. But I don’t have any experience in DM. which course would be really great, as companies are moving into Digital transformation like content management, SEO, multichannel marketing etc.

  • Hey
    I want to do digital marketing course ( with certification ) having international value.
    DMI, Ireland has it. However, have you heard about ‘Advanced diploma in digital marketing and social media communication’ from London School Of Business and Finance ( LSBF, London ). What is the recognition of that course ? I am confused between the courses. Because, I want to start my own business after doing the course.

    Please advice.


  • hi,

    Please do let me know of any valid certified courses recognized in the job market. I am looking at moving out of sales to digital marketing.

  • Hi,
    thanks for the information, but now i am so confused which course opt for. Are all the online courses that you have mentioned credible? in terms of content & certification. I am keen on opting for what Webnext Solutions is offering considering the course structure and cost they are offering . some one asked you feedback on Webnext Solutions course offering and you have suggested to get in touch with Webnext Solutions team to connect to the person who has opted for the course , but wont that be a biased review.

  • Hello SocialBeat Team,
    Great post. Saved me a lot of time. I am a traditional marketing professional wanting to move to Digital Marketing.
    I will be moving to Sydney and Digital Marketing seems to be hot there.
    I am comparing between Market Motive (self-learning course) and Digital Vidya.

    Can you help me out? Is it possible to reach out to you for 1-1 discussion?


    1. Hi Varun, Thanks 🙂 We are glad the post helped you save some precious time on research! Market Motive courses are amongst the best in the market especially in terms of covering all the latest trends in the industry. If you are ok with their considerably higher price tag, Market Motive would definitely be the better option. It would also be more recognized in Sydney than Digital Vidya at the moment. Hope this information helps. Pl feel free to give us a shout here if you need any more information.

  • Hi,

    Most of the digital courses offer a V-Skills certification or an IAMAI certification. Is it possible to project the merits of each certification or which among these 2 more recognized.

    1. Hi Sandy, Both the certifications are quite new and it would take a while for them to be recognized in the job market. As of now, both of them share pretty much the same level of recognition. Pl let us know if we could help you with any other information

  • Hi, I am a banking sales professional with more than 9 years of sales experience.
    Is it a good idea to shift to digital media marketing at this stage if my career? My question is precisely in regard to the salary hit I might have to take because of this switch. Can you help me in understanding the salary range that I can expect after doing best of the courses you have mentioned above? As in minimum, maximum and an average. I am ready for a hit but still would like understand the quantum of impact.
    I understand that it may vary a lot and on so many things, but a brief idea would really help me take this decision.

    Thanks. 🙂

    1. Hi Shikhar, It’s still early in the digital marketing space and with large growth expected, now would be the best time to get in, if you are planning to. As for the salary hit, as you have mentioned, it is very difficult to quantify as it varies widely from profile to profile. You could possibly connect to someone in the digital marketing space with a profile similar to yours to get a fair idea. Specifying a range may mislead you and we would not want to do that! Pl do let us know if we can help you with any other information.

  • I’m interested in seo,sem,ppc and total digital marketing suggest me some good training institute in n Hyderabad
    What is the duration of course
    What is the fee structure

    1. Hi Ramakrishna, You could try NIIT in Hyderabad, if an offline course is what you’re looking for. It’s a six-month Digital Marketing course. Please contact them for the latest fee structure.

  • Hi,
    I am into ITes marketing for past 2 years with sales of HIS for hospital sector. I am working in Trivandrum Techno park , and would like to details for DM class,if any near to our vicinity . Do NIIT in Trivandrum, Kerala provides class room section for DM and is it worthwhile spending for the same. Please suggest as I am desperate to do some add on course to boost my career.

    1. Hi Mahesh, Pl check with the NIIT website or call-centre if their Trivandrum institute conducts the DM course. We have heard some good feedback about their DM course but it would be great if you could ask them to connect you to their past participants and get feedback from them before signing-up.

      1. Hello ,

        Someone suggested me online.manipalglobal for digital marketing would like to know how is this instute and is it well know?


  • Hi! I am looking forward for a comprehensive Digital Marketing Course (with certification) along with E Commerce business management program. I am not looking forward for a career into any organisation rather for entrepreneurship.

    We are from a traditional trading business like distribution, retailing etc. and willing to venture into E Commerce business. Hence would like a program which not only covers about SEO/SEM, SMM/SMO, PPC/CPC, Email Mktg, etc but also covers Website Mgmt., Web & Data Analytic, Affiliate Programs Mgmt., Online Advertising mgmt., Content Mgmt. PLUS overview of IT Mgmt., Operations Mgmt., Vendor Mgmt., Logistics Mgmt., Procurement Mgmt. with the perspective of E commerce industry.

    Hope to receive your guidance & related information on the above.

    Thanks & Regards
    JK Rao

    1. Hi Janardhan, No institute currently offers all these modules as one single program. However you could try learning the individual modules, which are not covered in current digital marketing programs, through online learning sites like Udemy and Coursera. Do let us know if we can help you with any other information.

  • hi, i am an international marketing professional having more than 4 years of exp. mostly done traditional marketing like attending trade shows around the globe and everything else. As i am from an electronics background there is not much of opportunities in India to grow . india exports mainly pharma and agro products , therefore if i do this course do my experience will count when i look for a job. and with my experience how much salary i can expect.

    1. Hi Shikhar, The digital marketing space is growing fast and doing a digital marketing course will definitely add value to your resume and hold you in good stead. As for the salary, it varies from organisation to organisation and depends on a wide range of factors. Do let us know if we can help you with any other information.

    2. I think digital marketing expertise adds well to your current skillset and is in demand by employers. An international digital marketing project experience can help you a lot in your career.

  • Hi,

    Could you please suggest me an institute with global recognition in the field of digital marketing. I have gone through the course structure of Digital Vidya, NIIT Imperia, and Digital academy but I am not sure whether the certificate they will provide will hold any importance in US or UK. Although when I spoke to their representative he told me that the certificate will hold relevance but still I am doubtful. Can you help me out here?

    Thanks and Regards,


    1. Dear Vaishali, In our view some of these courses which have international tie ups would hold good in USA and UK. For instance, NIIT and Digital Academy are offering their programs in tie up with Digital Marketing Institute, Ireland and these are globally recognized. Some of the domestic courses might not be recognized abroad but what really matters at the end of the day is practical experience that you have in this field. Hope that clarifies your question.

    2. The growth of digital marketing is increasing day by day, So there are many digital marketing institutions in bangalore, chennai, Delhi and other cities that offer certificate courses. The above list is very useful and can be good starting point.

  • Hi Rohit/admin . please suggest some good institute in Delhi for digital marketing course? I prefer class room training . Please help!

    1. Hi Vedant, Most of the good courses are in the online classroom format, with live interactive sessions involving the trainer and all participants. Digital Vidya, NIIT, Edukart and Digital Academy have some good online classroom courses to offer. Do let us know if we can help you with any other information.

  • I am currently doing Business Developement and Sales for IT services and would like to swich to digital media and Social media.

    What course you recommend for full coverage of those courses.


    1. Hi Ram, Digital Vidya, NIIT, Edukart and Digital Academy have some good DM courses to offer. Do let us know if we can help you with any other information.

  • Hey Folks can you suggest me some good institute in mumbai for digital marketing course? I don’t want to pursue online. Please help!

    1. Hi Vineet, thanks for reaching out to us. With regards to physical courses, we have heard of Echovme running some excellent programs so you can check them out but unfortunately most of the good courses are online. Do let us know if we can help you with any other information.

  • I am full time SEO & SMO professional (currently self employed) and a trainer as well. I am from engineering background and have got around 6+ years of experience. Do you guys think that moving to Digital Marketing would be a good idea for me at this point of time? If yes then which course and what type of training mode would be better for me. Honestly speaking I am not very much comfortable on online training and have got tight schedules as well. So please suggest me something which will work for me.

    1. Hi Soumya, we believe its still early days for digital marketing in India so this moment is as good as any. With regards to physical courses, we have heard of Echovme running some excellent programs so you can check them out but unfortunately most of the good courses are online. Do let us know if we can help you with any other information.

    2. Hi Soumya,

      I am very much instructed to work as SEO & SMO professional… I have very good background in enterprise search . I would like to know more about SEO & SMO and yours experience …
      Could you please provide me your contact details and email id….. so I can get advice from you . my email id is

      1. @Team Social Beat, Thanks for the reply, I could not find any such good & physical DM courses in my city, Kolkata. And right now it is not possible for me to move out and as I told I am not that much comfortable in online courses. You won’t believe, the reputed courses in Kolkata on DM are very very average and I am sure those things I can learn easily from my end only. So as of now, no, I did not get any remarkable course and planning to get my own hands dirty. And as you guys said, I too believe that this is just the beginning of DM in India. What do you think? Please feel absolutely free to correct me.

        @Vedant, I am really very sorry for this late reply. Actually was busy with my website launch. I really appreciate that you wanted to contact me. Will respond to you ASAP on your email id.

        1. Hi Soumya, have you join DM course in any institute in kolkata? I am keen to know your experience with DM classes in kolkata as my situation is similar to yours, I prefer physical classes over the online. I have done my MBA in marketing and now working in an IT company as marketing executive. I want to enroll for DM course but not sure about the quality of course here in kolkata.

      2. Hello Team,

        My situation is mostly similar to soumya, I’ve around 5-6 years of experience in SEO, Social media, Internet marketing, Blogging and mobile promotion and looking for some course related to Digital marketing which can help to boost up my knowledge and help to grow career in the same filed because I don’t want to make change in my domain and looking for good career opportunity. I’ve reviewed courses of Educart, NIIMS certificate and currently the NIIT digital marketing diploma.

        From first two I didn’t get what they have any kind of specialization in courses they have shown for professionals having experience in the similar fields by conversing the course executives. I’m looking for any institute which can help me to improve knowledge, work on more live projects relevant to these technologies to add additional boost up in career.

        Please help me to select best course available in market which is suitable for field professionals and help to improve knowledge and career growth.

        Waiting for some good responses.

  • Let us know if we can help in anyway Indrani. A good way to start learning (for free) is to read up on the top blogs like Moz, Neil Patel, Matt Cutts (Blog & YouTube) before taking up a full course.

    1. Hi .. Thank You for this list. I work for an ad agency in Bangalore and I am looking to make a career in Digital Marketing. I m thinking of taking up a certification course or something in the hope that the transition into Digital will be easier. Any career advice on this matter would be appreciated. I would like to get into Social Media Strategy and wondering what would be the best way to go about it., Thank You.

  • Absolutely, we couldnt agree more. Social Media is powerful and needs to be used responsibly and ethically. Ofcourse, there is paid PR even offline but its time a line is drawn.

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