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Journalism Courses

Journalism is an exciting and glamorous career. Not only are the big bucks there, but it is also a passport to quick fame and visibility. It is also a challenging career, which is full of responsibilities and require very high level of energies. The reporting job requires frequent travelling, and willingness to work 24*7. The different positions one can work at are reporter, news analyst, editor, magazine specialist, and photojournalist. You can also work as feature writer. A journalist should have exposure to current affairs and should have deep analytical skills.

There are three levels of journalism course, intermediate, graduate and post graduate. For better employment opportunities one should opt for a post graduate level program in journalism. An internship in a prestigious media house would also help you raise your prospects. The key skills to excel in the field of journalism include your language skills. You should know the art of choosing the words which grab attention and force a person to listen to what you say or go through what you write. Passion is also a crucial element in the field of journalism, which can take you to stars within a very short period of time. In the long run nothing can beat the fire of passion.

Current Scenario of Journalism Courses in India

India is a country with 1.25 billion people and there are lots of media houses, TV channels and periodicals in the length and breadth of the country. So, there is no dearth of jobs for the right people. Increasing competition among the print and electronic media is giving way to fresh hiring sprees and everybody is on the lookout for younger, fresher and talented people. Fresher graduates can start as freelancers and later on go for full time job with leading periodicals.

Major Examinations for Journalism Courses in India

The eligibility criteria to get selected in the Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication is 10+2 with minimum 50% of marks, (45% for SC/ST/OBC, please refer to the prospectus.) After completing Bachelor of Journalism and mass communication course, you can go for Master of Journalism and Mass Communication course. Some PG diploma courses in Journalism and Mass Communication are also equivalent to it. Some of the course that can help you make a career in journalism are
  • Master of Science in Mass Communication
  • Master of Media Studies
  • Master of Arts in Mass Communication
  • Master of Communication Studies
  • Master of Arts in Journalism
  • Master of Communication & Journalism

Top Journalism Colleges in India

  • Mudra Institute of communications- Ahemedabad
  • Asian college of Journalism- Chennai
  • AJ Kidwai Mass Comm Research centre, Jamia - New Delhi
  • IIMC - New Delhi
  • Xavier Institute of Communication - Mumbai
  • Film and Television Institute of India - Pune
  • Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication - Pune
  • Indian Institute of Journalism and New Delhi - Bangalore
  • Manorama School of communication - Kottayam
  • Times School of Journalism - New Delhi
  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • Bharathiyar University, Maruthamalai Road, Coimbatore
  • University of Calcutta, Senate House, 87 College Street, Calcutta
  • University of Hyderabad, PO Central University, Hyderabad
  • Karnataka University, Pavate Nagar, Dharwad
  • National School of Drama, Bahawalpur House, Bhagwandas Road, New Delhi
  • University of Kashmir, University Campus, Hazaratbal, Srinagar
  • Kodaikanal Christian College,(Affiliated to Madurai Kamraj University), Paradise Hill, Kodaikanal (T.N.)
  • Madras University, Centenary Building, Chepauk, Madras
  • Magadh University, Bodh Gaya
  • Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism, E-8/76, Area Colony, P.O. Box R S N/60, Bhopal
  • Mangalore University, University Campus, Mangalagangothri
  • Mysore VishwavidhyalayaIa Karya Soudha, Crawford Hall, P.B. No.17, Mysore
  • Nagarjuna University, Nagarjuna Nagar, Distt. Guntur
  • University of Pune, Department of Communication Studies, Pune
  • Punjab Agricultural University,Ludhiana
  • Punjabi University, Patiala
  • Rabindra Bharati University, 6/4 Dwarkanath Tagore Lane, Calcutta
  • Ranchi University, Ranchi
  • Sri Padmavathi Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Chittoor Distt., Tirupati
  • Courses by Distance Education/correspondence
  • Alagappa University, Directorate of Distance Education, Karaikudi
  • Bharathidasan University, Centre for Distance Education, Tiruchirapalli
  • Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Department of Correspondence Courses, Sagar
  • Kakatiya University, School of Distance Learning & Continuing Education, Warangal
  • Karnataka State Open University, Manasagangotri, Mysore
  • Patna University, Directorate of Distance Education, Patna

Last Updated on : March 20, 2016