Course Details

Mass communication is the study of spreading information to a large audience through the various means of communication. Journalism is the activity of writing about recent developments for newspapers, magazines etc.  Basically collection and dissemination of news through the print media as well as the electronic media. Reporting, writing, editing, photographing, broadcasting or cable casting news items are various areas to work. Journalism includes investigating, analysing and reporting local as well as world events, trends, current affairs, and so on.

Journalism can be broadly classified as :
  • Print Journalism : Print journalism is the practice of collecting, writing, editing, and presenting of news or news articles. Newspapers, magazines and journals are some of its examples. In print journalism one can work as editor, reporter, columnist, correspondent etc.
  • Electronic Journalism : Electronic journalism basically uses electronic means as a medium to spread the news. It includes working for Radio and Television. In electronic journalism roles of a person can be as of a reporter, writer, editor, researcher, correspondent and anchor.
  • New Media Journalism : Internet is referred to as New Media Journalism. Blogging, news writing, forum writing on websites like First post, Huffington Post, Scroll, The Wire etc is considered New Media Journalism. It is a combination of both print and electronic journalism.
  • Duration Of the Course : For Bachelor the duration of journalism courses is three years. Bachelor’s programs in journalism and mass communication combine classes in journalism, writing and communications. Students must complete both a broad liberal arts education and rigorous writing coursework.


Journalism, the minimum requirement is 10+2 with any subject combination. You may get go in for BA in Journalism or B.Sc in Journalism and Mass Communication. At post graduate level M.A , M.S in Communication can also be pursued

Career Opportunities

Jobs where the journalism degree would be useful include:

There are certain soft skills you need to work on to get this degree some of them are Inquisitive nature, investigative mind, adaptive nature, can handle changing and difficult situations, good communication skills, good writing skills, good command over language, confident, enthusiastic, knowledge in various fields such as politics, culture, religion, social and current

Journalists can work as editors, reporters, columnists, correspondents, staff or freelance writer, photojournalists, proof readers, news analysts etc. in print (newspapers and magazines), electronic (Radio, Television) and internet media. Some of the related jobs can also be broadcast journalist, Editorial manager, Publishing copy-editor/proof reader, magazine editor, Newspaper journalist

Entrance Exams


Sr No.SectionTotal MarksNumber of Questions
1General English4040
3General Awareness4040
4Analytical & Logical Reasoning3030

Structure of MUOET- 2 Hours

Sr. No SectionTotal Marks
3General English20
4General Awareness20
5Case Study15

Candidates are required to give an entrance test and are shortlisted based on their performance. The shortlisted candidates then have to attend a group discussion and personal interview. Finally, the list of selected candidates is released.

Courses offered are:
  • BA (Media & Communication)
  • MA (Media & Communication)

Top Colleges and Institutions to Pursue Law:

Lady Sri Ram College for Women – New Delhi:

Lady Shri Ram College for Women is highly reputed college of higher learning for women in India. Courses like Psychology and Journalism are some of the top courses. Students get admission if their cutoffs are in the range of 85 to 98%.

Christ University-Bangalore

Christ University is one of the top academic institutes in India offering courses in Management, Science, Humanities, Law and more. It has been recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) as an institution with “Potential for Excellence”.


Admissions in this university are very competitive and students should ideally score 85% and above. Apart from class 12 scores stu- dents are also required to appear for Christ University Entrance test.

Courses in the Media are offered in combination with other courses as well:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication and Media, English, Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Media Studies, Economics, Political Science
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Journalism, Psychology, English (JPEng)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) Honours in Journalism

For BA Honours programmes, BA Communication and Media Studies, admission is based on Entrance Test, Skill Assessment and Personal Interview and academics

Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication

Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication is ranked as India’s best Mass Communication College. Students have to clear entrance test conducted by the institute, known as SET- Symbiosis Entrance test. Students qualifying in the entrance exam are called for further group discussion and interview.

Manipal School of Communication:

The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Communication has been renamed Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication from 2015. It has achieved 100% placement of graduates passing out every year. Students have to clear online entrance test known as MUOET- Manipal University Online Entrance Test.

Madras Christian College:

Madras Christian College or MCC has a large campus . The college offers around 25 undergraduate courses and has over 5000 students. It is one of the oldest colleges in Asia. Students get admission based on merit. They need to score 85% and above.

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