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MJMC

MJMC-Master of Arts (Journalism & Mass Communication)

The Master of Journalism and Mass Communication or MJMC programme is one of the most commonly opted PG degrees in journalism and mass communication. It is a postgraduate course of 2 years duration. It has been designed to provide an in-depth and critical understanding of the Indian Media and Mass Communication channels. The students are able to use the skills and experience they gained in the area of journalism, mass communication, advertising, public relations, event management, etc in a more effective and critical manner. It provides  the basis for higher education and research purposes such as for PhDs and Junior Fellowship programmes. It gives training to the students in both technical skills and critical analysis of the media spectrum. The course includes the study of mass media such as newspapers, magazines, cinema films, radio, television etc in order to convey information to the audience. The course comprises the concept of news, the role of journalism in society, history of journalism, skills in identifying news and also covers political and social issues of particular society.

Skill Set:

Skill Set 

Good flair of the language

Excellent communication skills

High level of confidence

Attention to detail

Problem-solving skills

Ability to work under stringent deadlines

Ability to work under rough conditions

Good observation skills

Ability to express ideas and thoughts clearly

Ability to present information in an effective manner

Good interviewing skills

Great networking skills

Course Highlights:

Course Level

Post Graduation

Duration

2 years

Examination Type

Semester system/ Year wise

Eligibility

Completed Bachelor’s degree in any stream from any recognized university with minimum 50% marks in it.

Admission Process

Merit Based/ Entrance Test

Course Fees

INR 50, 000 to 3 Lakh

Average Starting Salary

INR 2.45 to 9 Lakh

Top Recruiting Companies

Indian Express, LT Finance, Max New York Life, Tata Steel, Times of India Group, India Today Group, HT Media, Anand Bazar Patrika, Zee Entertainment Enterprise

Top Recruiting Areas

Advertising Agencies, Books and Novels, All India Radio, Photography Companies, Broadcasting Corporations, Central Information Service, Journals, Periodicals and Magazines, Legal Affairs Departments, News Agencies, Circulation and Public Relations, Newspapers, Press Information Bureau, Radio Telecasting Companies, TV Channels, Websites

Job Positions

Art Director, Correspondent, Fashion Photographer, Cartoonist, Feature Writer, Production Worker, Columnist, Film Director, Proofreader, Journalist, News Analyst, Floor Manager, Presenter, Freelance Writer, Public Relations Officer, Radio Jockey, Screenwriter, Reporter, Sound Technician, Transmission Executive, Special Correspondent

Eligibility Criteria:

Admission Processes:

Journalism colleges across India offer admissions to the 2-year MJMC course either on the basis of Merit or an entrance exam. In India, there are no state-level or national-level entrance tests for admissions to the MJMC course. 

Entrance Exam:

Top Institutes:

Name of the Institute

City/ State

Indian Institute of Journalism

New Delhi

Indian Institute of Mass Communication

New Delhi

Mahatma Gandhi Mission College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Aurangabad

Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication

Pune

Mudra Institute of Communication

Ahmedabad

Asian College of Journalism

Chennai

Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media

Bangalore

Xavier Institute of Communication

Mumbai

AJ Kidwai Mass Communication Research Jamia

New Delhi

Manorama School of Communication

Kottayam

Film and Television Institute of India

Pune

Times School of Journalism

New Delhi

Chitkara University

Punjab

Sharda University

Greater Noida

Syllabus and Course Description:

Semester I

Semester II

Basic Principles of Communication

Communication Development

History and Development of Mass Media

Media Management

Media Laws and Ethics

Media and Society

Computer Applications for Media

Advertising and Public Relation

Reporting and Editing

Electronic Media (Radio and TV)

Professional Writing

Advertising (Practical)

Communication Theory

Photography

Print Journalism Practice

PR & Corporate Communication

Semester III

Semester IV

International Communication Rural Communication

New Media

Reporting and Editing for Electronic Media

Media and Human Rights

Internship

Environment Communication

Intercultural Communication

Study Tour & Reporting

Radio and TV Production

Communication Research

Media Management

Media Laws and Ethics

Elective Subjects:

Elective Subjects

Political Communication

Creative Communication

Global Communication

Television News and Studio Production

Television News and Studio Production

Basics of Audio and Video Production

Organizational Communication

Web Design and Production

History of World and Indian Cinema

Radio News and Studio Production

Brand Planning and Management

Print Journalism

Advertising

Science Communication

Photojournalism

Creative Expression in Regional Language

Foreign language

Creative Writing

Instrumental Music

Marketing Management

Micro Economics

Statistical Analysis

Design Studies

Culture Studies

Theatre Studies

Business Ethics

Web Technologies and E-Commerce

Computer Hardware and Networking

Career Options and Job Prospects:

Candidates generally pursue jobs under advertisement agencies, All India Radio, Journals, Periodicals Magazine, News Magazine, Central Information Service, and others. Students who wish to do more research in the respective field can also pursue M.Phil (Journalism & Mass Communication).

Job profiles offered to MJMC candidates:

 

Job Position

Job Description

Average Annual Pay Scale in INR

Correspondent

They are responsible for reporting news which is interesting to the public. Their job is to speak in front of the camera. They can report live news, sports news etc

3, 46, 511

Content Writer

They involve in writing engaging and informative content for website

2, 38, 392

Photojournalist

They basically tell the stories through photographs.

3, 45, 727

Screenwriter

They convert the manuscripts into scripts for the purpose of filmmaking

2, 50, 000

Journalist

They are responsible for collecting and reporting news and events. Journalist can work for newspapers, magazines, news channels etc

3, 46, 511

Editor

Editors are responsible to detect and correct errors in spelling, syntax, punctuation. They also prepare, rewrite and edit to improve readability

3, 59, 978

Top Recruitment are :

Top Recruiters for MJMC Candidates

Times of India Group

India Today Group

Hindustan Times

Indian Express

Anand Bazar Patrika

Zee Entertainment Enterprise

Doordarshan

Network 18

NDTV

Sahara One Media & Entertainment Limited

Balaji Telefilms Limited

Wizcraft Entertainment

Percept Limited

DNA Entertainment Networks

Cox & Kings

Cineyug Entertainments