Journalism has made a remarkable progress in the last ten years; there has been a boom in this industry. The picture of journalism has gone through a complete makeover than what it used to be in the past. It is also one of the most challenging jobs you could come across but this has not stopped the individuals to opt for Journalism. If you a senior secondary pass out or have earned a graduation degree, you are eligible to apply for journalism course.
Journalism has many streams; you can choose to work with TV, radio, newspaper, magazines etc. The career opportunities are also incredible like you could become a reporter, a sub-editor, a feature writer, a photojournalist and much more.
The courses offered in journalism by the institutes are as follows
- Bachelors in Mass communication and Journalism
- Masters in Mass Communications and Journalism
- Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication and Journalism
- Diploma in Media Planning and Buying
- Post Graduate Diploma in Creative Communication
- Post Graduate Diploma in Event Management and amp
- Diploma in Event Management and amp
- Post Graduate Diploma in Broadcast System Maintenance
- Diploma course for Rural Journalism
- Post Graduate Diploma Courses in Rural and Tribal Communication
You may choose to do a certification course or diploma or go for a graduate or post graduate degree in Journalism from a reputed institute.
If you are interested to do a certification course then the minimum eligibility required is 10+2 along with some relevant work experience. These short term courses are helpful to build up your career in journalism. You can pursue this course and work at a media house simultaneously. One may also opt for correspondence certification courses in Journalism.
The other option that you can grab is post graduate diploma in Journalism after graduation in any stream. Most of the Universities require 50% marks aggregate in Graduation.
The duration for these diploma courses is normally 1 year and lot of prestigious universities across India run this program. Some of the Universities are mentioned below
- Aligarh Muslim University Centre of Professional Courses, Aligarh
- Amity School of Communication, Noida
- Asian College of Journalism, Banglore
- Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, New-Delhi
- Amrita School of Journalism, Coimbatore
You can also go for graduation or post graduation degree in Journalism. For graduation degree it is important to pass out 10+2 from a recognized board. Most of the prestigious colleges conduct an entrance test which checks your ability to speak and write in English along with your General Knowledge. Duration is of three years.
There are many well known colleges that provide education on journalism at graduate level. Once you are done with your graduation in Journalism you could go for MA in Journalism. The requirement of the prestigious colleges for MA in Journalism is 50%. The duration for the course is two years. One may also opt for PhD in Journalism after completing masters.