Top Indian Universities offering MA in Journalism and Mass Communication correspondence courses


Master degree in Journalism and Mass Communication has become very popular all over India. Not only young students but also working professionals undertake this programme through correspondence. In this article, the author discusses three Indian universities which offer this course through correspondence.

A Post Graduate Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication is very coveted in India. Nowadays, more and more people are joining the profession of journalism in both print media and in audio-visual media. So the demand for this course is increasing day by day.

The students who are keen to investigate, report any happening, exploring issues and stories, are fit for this course. They should have the ability to convey their messages to the public without any ambiguity. The students of Journalism can also work in various other fields like Central Information Service, advertising agencies, circulation and public relations, books and novels, Government broadcasting corporation, legal affairs departments, journals and blogs, news agencies, Press Information Bureau, TV channels, radio broadcasting companies, as public relations officers, etc.

Not only students but also many people engaged in related professions pursue Post Graduate Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication through correspondence/distance learning. In this article, we are going to discuss some Indian universities which offer Master Degree in journalism and mass communication.



At Himachal Pradesh University ICDEOL

Himachal Pradesh University is undoubtedly the best university of Himachal Pradesh. It is located at Summer Hills at the outskirt of Shimla. The University's International Centre for Distance Education and Open Learning (ICDEOL) was started way back in 1971 and is well-known not only within the state but also in other states of the country. ICDEOL has study centres in all districts of the state as well as in many other states like Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

Along with various other Graduate-level and Post Graduate-level courses, ICDEOL, Himachal Pradesh University offers Master Degree in Mass Communication (MMC) through correspondence mode. The course is very popular and many students and professionals take admission in this course. This is an annual examination-based course and the content of the study material is of very high quality.

Important information

Address: International Centre for Distance Education and Open Learning (ICDEOL), Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hills, Shimla-171005
Website: http://icdeolhpu.org/
Telephone Nos.: 0177-2832239 (Extension 5454), 0177-2831327

At Madurai Kamaraj University

Madurai Kamaraj University is a UGC-approved university with headquarter at Madurai in Tamil Nadu. The University started running correspondence courses in 1971 and the Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) was formed in 1996. Along with many other courses, DDE of the university runs Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication through correspondence. This is a very popular course and many students and professionals take admission in this course. The eligibility for admission is Graduation in any stream.

Important information

Address: Directorate of Distance Education, Madurai Kamaraj University, Palkalai Nagar, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Website: https://mkudde.org/
Telephone No.: 0452-2458471



At Uttarakhand Open University

Uttarakhand Open University is the only open university of the state of Uttarakhand with headquarter at Haldwani. It was established in 2005. The university has around 250 study centres all over the state. The university offers distance education courses in various subjects including Master of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communication. The minimum eligibility for admission is Graduation in any stream. Every year, many students and professionals take admission in this popular course.

Important information

Address: Uttarakhand Open University, Behind Transport Nagar, Vishwavidyalaya Marg, Haldwani, District: Nainital, Uttarakhand. PIN-263139
Website: http://uou.ac.in
Telephone Nos.: 1800 180 4025, 05946-286000, 05946286002

Final few words

In addition to the Master degree, many Indian universities offer Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication through correspondence. For example, IGNOU offers Post Graduate Diploma and Advanced Diploma in this field. Annamalai University also offers Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism. Many students also take admission in these recognized Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma courses also. It is expected that other Indian universities would start offering Master degree in this field and more and more students would take admission for progress in their profession.


Article by Partha K.
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