A career in journalism and mass communication is a rewarding one. In this field you get to work with print media like newspapers, magazines, periodicals or with channels and media houses who are into radio and television broadcasting. There’s a third kind of media and that’s the digital media. The information technology boon has to the spread of internet and web based services far and wide. All the three kinds, print, broadcast and the digital media are expanding rapidly in the country and abroad. This facilitates today’s generation to take up journalism or mass communication as a career choice and make a mark in this field.
Eligibility and course duration
Graduates from any stream can apply for the course. Applicants may have to sit for an online admission test followed by an interview. Admission criteria may differ among institutes. Some may stress on cut-off marks, some on experience.
Duration of this course is generally 1 year.
More about the course
Expansion in print media, television channels, FM channels and internet has led to a massive growth in this sector. Cheaper and better technology in printing and broadcasting has helped in the growth. Increasing awareness and literacy among the masses, has brought a wider range of the population under the coverage of the mass media. The explosive growth has created a shortage of people trained in this field. This postgraduate courses tries to bridge that shortage. The curriculum stresses on industry relevant skills and helps build a strong foundation in journalism and mass communication. The course also gets you with on-the-job experience to make you industry ready on completion. A few topics that get covered during the course are history of Indian journalism, communication, mass media, news editing, reporting, advertising, public relations, TV and radio journalism.
With such a rapidly expanding field, it’s no wonder that there are lots of job opportunities in this field. In the broadcasting sector there are a number of television and radio channels to select as your job destination. Periodicals, national dailies, regional newspapers, magazines are some other media channels where you can opt to work. You can get into news reporting, reading, editing, anchoring, recording, feature writing, sports columnist or a dozens of other roles in the media segment. One can also get into advertising and public relations on the strength of this course. With suitable experience, one can get into entrepreneurship too.
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