Admissions are direct or on merit basis in most of the institutes and only few of them may conduct entrance examinations to short list the deserving candidates depending upon their performance in entrance tests.
The duration is 2 years for this course. The complete syllabus is divided into 4 parts and need to be completed in 4 semesters. Each semester is having 6 months duration.
Further Study options
After completion of M.A. in Mass communications, interested candidates can pursue M.Phil and then PhD. These courses can be done in same or related field like Journalism.
The course starts with Science of communication as communication skills are base of this course. It teaches about current affairs, media issues, communication technology, writing skills and basic of computer applications in this course.
The later part of course includes study about technology involved in Mass communications, Media and its all aspects like theory, types, development and growth, etc. Candidates also learn about public relations, corporate communications, media writing skills, Advertising, reporting skills, etc through this course. The last part of course emphasizes on social marketing skills, editing skills media laws and ethics, media management skills and different reporting mediums like in news paper, television, magazines, etc.
They are suitable for working in Advertising agencies, press information bureau, corporate communication agencies, legal affairs departments, Radio stations, news paper publishing firms, etc.
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