Types of Journalism Courses:
Check out the list of courses available in Journalism at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, in the table given below
|Undergraduate Programmes||Duration||Postgraduate Programmes||Duration|
|Diploma in Journalism||1 Year||PGD in Journalism||1 Year|
|Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication||2 years||PG Diploma in Radio and TV Journalism||1 Year|
|BA in Journalism||3 Years||PG Diploma in Print & Broadcast Journalism||1 Year|
|Bachelor of Journalism||3 Years||PG Diploma in Acting||1 Year|
|BA in Convergent Journalism||3 Years||PG Diploma in Direction and Screenplay Writing||1 Year|
|Bachelor in Journalism and Mass Communication||3 Years||PG Diploma in Editing, Sound Recording & Design||1 Year|
|BA in Mass Media||3 Years||MA in Journalism and Communication||2 Years|
|BA in Journalism and Communication Studies||3 Years||MA in Entertainment, Media and Advertisement||2 years|
|BA in Script Writing||3 Years||MA in Multimedia||2 Years|
|B.Sc in Mass Communication, Journalism and Advertising||3 Years||Masters in Communication||2 Years|
|B.Sc in Mass Communication and Journalism||3 Years||Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication||2 Years|
|Bachelor of Media Science||3 Years||M.Sc in Television and Film Production||2 Years|
Journalism Eligibility Criteria
For Undergraduate Courses:
- You can apply for journalism courses after you have passed class 12 with a minimum of 50% marks from any stream (Science, Commerce or Arts).
- Some colleges require you to possess excellent communication skills, English speaking skills and writing skills.
- Admissions are done either on the basis of class 12 marks or on the basis of entrance tests (varies from university to university). Some colleges also take personal interviews to shortlist students.
For Postgraduate Journalism Courses:
- You must have a valid undergraduate degree of a duration of 3 / 4 / 5 Years, procured from a recognised university or educational institution.
- Candidates from all streams and disciplines are eligible to pursue the PG journalism courses offered by journalism institutions in India.
- Candidates may be required to have appeared for an entrance test conducted by the college/university offering the course.
Journalism Admission Processes
Admissions to the different journalism courses offered by the various prestigious journalism courses in the nation are either merit-based or entrance-based. Depending on the admission policy of each individual college, candidates are required to present the necessary documents and appear for separate admission and selection processes conducted by the institution. Here are the Journalism admission processes usually opted by the colleges.
- Candidates are required to present the college/university with the appropriate documents to prove their eligibility to the respective courses, as outlined by individual colleges.
- Candidates may further be called for a Personal Interview and/or Group Discussion, as per the admissions guidelines of separate colleges.
- Based on the overall performance of the candidates in the different parameters including the past academic record, performance in the personal interview and/or group discussion will determine the admission status the aspirants.
- After submission of the application forms, aspirants will be called by the respective colleges for an entrance test conducted by the competent authority. On the stipulated date and time, candidates must appear at the specified test centres and attempt the exam.
- Soon after the test, the university or college will announce the results of the test and shortlist candidates for further selection processes based on the scores obtained in the test.
- Shortlisted candidates will then be called for a Personal Interview and/or Group Discussion, depending on the admission guidelines of the college/university.
- Prospective candidates will be shortlisted for admission based on their overall performance in the entrance test, personal interview and/or group discussion along with the past academic records.
|Language 1 (Native)||English||Introduction to Mass Communication|
|Fundamentals of Journalism||Media Laws & Indian Constitution||Reporting Methods|
|Editing Techniques||Media Management||Advertising & Public Relations|
|Basic Audio-Visual Media||Radio Broadcasting||History of Journalism|
|Media, Society & Development||Environment & Media||Media Criticism|
|Internet & New Media||Magazine Journalism||TV Broadcasting|