About Mass Communication Course
The new generations nowadays are quiet attracted to journalism. Everyday there are various events happening across the globe like cultural, religious, educational, social, and others. We come to know about these events sitting in the comfort of our houses. The main job of a journalist involves investigating, analyzing, and reporting local as well as world events, trends, current happenings, and so on to society. With changes in society, the field of journalism has also undergone many changes. Specialized magazines and internet blogs are now available in the field of fashion, beauty products, family, travel, medicine, technical, lifestyle, sports, etc.
While there are opportunities in this field, it is also a competitive field. Therefore, one has to perform at the highest level and be able to work in difficult situations. However, if one persists with hard work and passion, a career in journalism can be quiet helpful and may lend you a lot of money.
One good thing about journalism is that it does not discriminate on the basis of stream. Students of any stream whether arts, PCM, PCB, commerce, or any other stream can take this as a career option after 12th class. There is no boundation on specific requirements.
How to become a Journalist in India
There are 2 ways to become a journalist, one to pursue undergraduate courses another to pursue post-graduation in Mass Communication. So basically one has to to do Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication(BJMC) or Masters of Journalism and Mass Communication(MJMC) from colleges providing degrees from authorized boards.
How to get admission
Admission is generally based on 12th class percentage, aptitude in case of an undergraduate degree, and on the basis of marks in 12th and interview for the Master’s degree.
Journalism is quite an expensive course. Fees range from 1 Lakh to 3 Lakh per annum for most colleges. However, Delhi University colleges fees are quite less and so they would be a good option to choose from. Likewise, the competition is also high there.
- University of Delhi, New Delhi
- Asian Academy of Film and Television, Noida
- Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication
- Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai
- Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media, Bangalore