Mass Communication and Journalism

What is Mass Communication and journalism?

Journalism is the activity of gathering, creating and presenting news information. It is also the product of these activities journalism can be distinguished from other activities and product by certain identifiable characteristics and practices. And a journalist is a professional writer, who inform and educate people about the happening around to make them aware and well informed. Its all defined mass communication and journalism.

How to get into the field of journalism/ How to apply?

Information brochure of every institution give detailed information regarding the process of applying also the modes of sending of requisite fees, etc. Students are advised to read thoroughly the brochure concerned before filling the application form. You can get the online application form from the college itself to which you are going to apply or on their websites.

List of Top colleges of mass communication

Indian Institute of mass communication(IIMC),
Jamia Millia Islamia
Symbiosis Institute of mass communication,
International Institute of mass communication, Delhi
Banaras Hindu University
Delhi colleges of Arts and Commerce
Asian College of journalism
TIMES school of journalism, New Delhi
Apeejay Institute of mass communication, New Delhi, Etc. The fee structure of these above colleges are a little bit high as the media course require maximum exposure.

Courses in mass communication

Bachelor program in Mass Communication
Master program in mass communication
Certificate diploma programs in mass communication

How to get admission in these programmes

As most of the media Institutes take entrance test, group discussion and a personal interview on which the whole selection procedure depends.

Entrance examinations pattern/ Syllabus

Language skills
Comprehension and analytical capability
Aptitude and mental make-up
Writing skills
International Development
General Knowledge
Advertising and Public Relations-
General knowledge and awareness about public issues
Social consciousness
Aptitude and mental make-up
Brand awareness
Language skills
Comprehension and analytical capability, thinking capabilities. So the important skills required to enter in the field of journalism is your attitude level, awareness about the current affairs, inquisitive, the high command on general knowledge, excellence in writing and speaking skills, you should be a good orator as well as a debater to enter in the field of journalism. With these qualities, you are a perfect candidate to enter in the field of journalism.

Career opportunities

You can be Content moderator, Copywriter, Corporate communications specialists, Editor, Grant writer, Critic, public relations specialists, reporter, social media specialists, Technical writer, photojournalist, correspondent, feature writer, Broadcast reporter, anchor, lead writer, columnists, Presenter, etc.

Eligibility criteria

Mass communication have their specific eligibility criteria but some of these are common to all – for bachelor degree one should have to pass 10 + 12 from a recognised Education Board of India, for post-graduation one must have a bachelor degree in any discipline, some Institute ask for a specific percentage of marks 45- 60%, some of the institutes also required experience for their PG program like for IIMC maximum age limit is 25 years for general category candidate and for SC – ST It is 30 years. For Jamia maximum age limit is 30 years for general category of students, likewise the other institutes also have these conditions.
So students are advised to check the eligibility criteria and all procedures before opting this field.
Although the field of mass communication is little bit challenging and so much competition you would find in this field, but if you have determination, skills, and the inquisitive mind then no one can stop you to acquire your dreams and goals,
I hope this article would provide some understanding of the whole process of journalism.

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