Journalism & Mass Communication
What is it?
Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communications (B.J.M.C) is a 3 year duration undergraduate program for students who wish to pursue their career in Journalism and media industry. The eligibility of this course is 10+2 or equivalent with 50% marks from a recognized university or board. Average fees for this course will be incurred from Rs. 50,000 to 1, 00,000 depending on the institute offering this course.
The career opportunities are very high with the media sector. A student who has completed B.J.M.C can work with the news channels, news magazines, and publication houses and can earn a healthy remuneration which ranges between Rs. 3 lakh to 9 lakh per annum depending on the skills and experience.
Media is a connection between the population and the world. It is an important source by which anybody can get information at the same time and at different places. B.J.M.C course is the source to makeover the skills of students as a journalism or reporter to make aware the public with the current affairs.
Difference between Journalism and Mass Communication
Journalism includes the activities of investigation, coverage of any incident and occurrence of current affairs but on the other hand mass communication refers to communicating to the population in a wide range.
Journalism is the method of collecting, verifying, representing the data to the general public through media resources. Whereas Mass Communication is the study of transforming information from different sources to one single source and delivered it to general public. Both the terms are different but inter–related with each other.
Both the terms have different features and benefits but both have similar importance in the field of media industry. At the time of gathering information, presenting it to the general public and making the world aware of current affairs all the skills are used related to journalism and mass communication.
What we learn after completing this course?
After the successfully completion of this course, students will be able to develop their skills of gathering and transmitting the data and information and deliver it to the audience or population to make them aware what is going around the world. This course will enable the students to present the news in such a way which will be easy for public to understand. Writing, reporting, news presentation, news editing are activities of journalist and mass communicator.
Categorization of Journalism
|The activity of storyteller is to connect the people with each other and raise those issues that are important in their lives.||Candidate who has chosen this category has the ability to expose facts which are hidden and clear the picture of truth.||A System Analyst has the ability to understand the world and explain it to the general public.||Candidate who selected this category reveal the complicated issues of the world at large scale.|
Who should opt for this course?
There are so many individuals who have interest in storytelling, audio-video, blogging & web content writing and most importantly interacting with more and more people in the world. Such kind of individuals should opt for this course as this course may fulfill their desire and passion as well.
The one who opt for B.J.M.C course should have critical thinking ability, analytical skills, interpretation skills, good communication skills and convincing power ability also.
Duration of this course is 3 years including theoretical study, practical sessions and study tours also.
10+2 or equivalent examination with minimum 50% marks conducted by a recognized university or board. Student has to clear entrance exam also and on the basis of marks obtained he/she can apply for the admission.
How to Pursue
To get admission in B.J.M.C. course, the candidate has to visit the online website of respective university/college in which he/she wants to take admission. By filling up the Application form candidates can enrol themselves for the entrance examination.
The pattern of most of the entrance tests for most of the universities is explained as under:
Examination Patterns – Written Examination
No. of Questions
English language & Comprehension
Total Number of Questions
After clearing the entrance exam, counseling or group discussion will be done as per the schedule of the college. On the basis of skills and abilities candidate will be shortlisted for admission.
List of Entrance Exams required for this course:
- Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test
- Xavier Institute of Communications Entrance Exam
- Asian College of Journalism Entrance Exam
- Indian Institute of Mass Communication Entrance Exam
- International School of Business and Media Entrance Exam
- JamiaMiliaIslamia Entrance Exam
- Symbiosis institute of Mass Communication