Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication: Course Details, Eligibility, Syllabus

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Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communication (Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication) is a 3-year program to enrich and communicate to the public knowledge about business, history, culture, budgets, government, entertainment and sports through mass communication methods like television, radio and web. The course offers integral knowledge at both the theoretical and practical levels as the profession of journalism is focused on reality, autonomy and accountability.

BA Journalism and Mass Communication Eligibility: Following is the eligibility for BA Journalism and Mass Communication, followed by universities:

  • Candidates who complete 10+2 schooling or equivalent, are eligible to participate in any program with an overall mark of 50%.
  • Institutions requiring an admission exam may consider both the admission examination scoring and previous academic records. Each institution shall determine the cut-off mark for the exam.
  • Classification of 5 percent marks should be granted to candidates of the SC/ST/OBC (non-creaming layers), otherwise qualified and other groups.
  • The nominee can also receive letters of recommendation.

BA Journalism and Mass Communication Entrance Exams: The central government, which is widely recognized, carries out several entrance tests, by several states of India and by some universities.

  • SPPU Entrance Exam
  • MH CET
  • JET 

BA Journalism and Mass Communication Syllabus

Semester I: Fundamentals of Communication Skills, English Literature I, Fundamentals of Computers, Reporting-Theory, Reporting-Practical, Fundamentals of Journalism

Semester II: Writing for Media-Theory, Writing for Media-Practical, English Literature II, Introduction to Indian Constitution, Editing-Theory, Editing-Practical, History of Media

Semester III: Radio Broadcasting-Theory, Radio Broadcasting-Practical, Photojournalism-Theory, Photojournalism-Practical, TV Broadcasting-Theory, TV Broadcasting-Practical, Introduction to Cinema

Semester IV: Advertising-Theory, Advertising-Practical, Magazine Journalism-Theory, Magazine Journalism-Practical, Public Relations-Theory, Public Relations-Practical, Internet & New Media-Theory, Internet & New Media-Practical

Semester V: Environment & Media, Media Criticism, Media, Society & Development, Basic Media Research

Semester VI: Information Society, Media Law & Ethics, Organizational Behavior & Media Organization, Project

BA Journalism and Mass Communication Top Colleges

  • Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
  • Amity University Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  • University of Kashmir, Srinagar
  • Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan
  • Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
  • Lovely Professional University, Punjab

BA Journalism and Mass Communication Career Scope: After BA Journalism and Mass communication, students will go to higher education. Any of the following options are listed:

A degree in Journalism and Mass Communication or any of its specializations can allow graduates to gain more knowledge in journalism and of mass communication, then go into the field of M.Phil and Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication. Through research in a related aspect, graduates may join the academic profession and/or contribute to the broad spectrum of journalism expertise and mass communication.

Among the top recruitment firms are:

  • Star India
  • NDTV Network
  • The Pioneer
  • Times of India Publication
  • India Today Group
  • India TV
  • Indian Express
  • Balaji Telefilms LTD.
  • ABC News
  • Sahara One Media and Entertainment LTD.
  • Big Entertainment
  • HT Media
  • BBC
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