Degrees offered: B.A., B.A.(Hons), B.J., B.Sc., B.Voc., BCJ, Diploma

What is Journalism

Courses taught in Journalism and Mass Communication at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in educational institutions across India entail the study of ways and methods to collect and distribute news and create general awareness among the common public through print and electronic media. Students are taught the various ways of writing, reporting, editing, photographing and broadcasting on radio, television and the internet. Bachelor of Arts in Journalism is a 3-year programme. Furthermore, students are taken to newsroom debates as part of the audience and made familiar as to how news presenters moderate debates and present bulletins. They are taken to radio stations to get a first-hand experience of how radio jockeys present their shows. They get to train with domain experts and learn how to write and publish on the internet and run audio and visuals in such a way that makes for compelling content. You can pursue Master of Arts in Journalism after completing your graduation.

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Journalism

UG: Candidates must have passed 10+2 with mandatory minimum marks along with a good score in entrance tests held for the UG programme conducted by various state, central and private universities.

PG: Candidates must hold a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism or in any other relevant subject with at least 50% marks along with a good score in entrance tests held for PG programme conducted by various state, central and private universities.

Scope of Journalism in India and Abroad

  • There are plenty of jobs for Journalism graduates in News Channels, Radio Stations and Publications.
  • They are opportunities available in Advertising and Public Relations as well besides in newspapers, magazines and websites.

Some of the positions that are up for the grabs include:

Associate Editor








Course Fees Journalism

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
4.14 K
B.A.(Hons) in Journalism at Balurghat Mahila Mahavidyalaya Balurghat
6.00 K
B.J. in Journalism at Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur
11.32 Lakhs
B.A.(Hons) in Journalism at Apeejay Stya University, Sohna
4.05 Lakhs
B.A. in Journalism at Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune
2.30 K
M.A. in Journalism at Bengaluru Central University, Bengaluru
1.01 K
P.G.D in Journalism at University of Allahabad Allahabad
7.08 Lakhs
P.G.D in Journalism at Asian College of Journalism, Chennai
2.00 Lakhs
M.A. in Journalism at MIT International School of Broadcasting and Journalism, Pune
2.25 Lakhs
Ph.D in Journalism at JS University, Shikohabad
Data not available
2.52 Lakhs
Ph.D in Journalism at Amity University, Gurugram
Data not available
16.00 K
Diploma in Journalism at AP College of Journalism, Hyderabad
4.47 K
Diploma in Journalism at Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University, Guwahati
10.83 Lakhs
Diploma in Journalism at Pearl Academy, Mumbai
25.00 K
Diploma in Journalism at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Questions related to Journalism

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is their any eligiblity to journalism after completing bsc?

Shivani sunil kakde 25th Sep, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

As you have completed to your B.Sc .So to join journalism after UG course,you must have a valid UG degree from a recognized university.Candidates from any stream of field are eligibile to join the PG course in journalism.Candidates must have been ready to apply for the entrance exam conducted by the particular institute offering this course.Some institutions require you to possess excellent communication skills,speaking skills and writing skills.

Admission to the particular institution is either merit based or entrance based.Entrance exam depends on the particular institute.

Thank you


Is BA journalism merit based or entrance based in Delhi University?

Shubham Dhane 23rd Sep, 2020


Delhi University offers admission to a candidate in Journalism and Mass Communication course on the basis of merit in the qualifying examination. University of Delhi will release DU Journalism and Mass Communication 2020 cutoff (first) tentatively in October 12, in online mode, at Candidates can check the cutoff of DU Journalism and Mass Communication 2020 by visiting the official website of Delhi University.


carrer options after MA journalism.Do we get direct om campus placements?Which is the best college to go for?

sushreesethi4 23rd Sep, 2020


Career Options-

Content writer

Public relations manager


Event manager

Social media executive

Television and film production

Digital marketing

So these are some options after ur MA journalism.

No, U need to apply the form and there will be interview..It also differ from company to company they have different rules and regulations so it depends on them.

I hope it will help u..


Best wishes to you!


I have completed my LLB and i want to go for journalism, so can someone please suggest me a diploma course for journalism?

Mohammed Faiz 21st Sep, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Yes you could opt for Diploma In Journalism which is a 2-year course pursued after the successful completion of 10+2 level of education from a recognized educational Board, with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.

Some Top Institutes offering this course are:

  • IIMC, Delhi
  • Amity School of Communication
  • Sai Nath University, Ranchi
  • ITM University, Gwalior
  • ST Xavier's College

The average course fee charged for Diploma in Journalism course by various institutes ranges from INR 10,000 to 5 Lacs. The course includes advanced professional learning in writing news for newspapers, magazines, broadcasting news on radio or television, dissemination of information about current events, trends, issues, and people.

Hope this helps

Thank you


After doing litigation for 4 years, can i shift to legal journalism?

stutijain2224 23rd Sep, 2020

Hello student.

Hope you are doing well. So basically after studying litigation or law for 4 years you can absolutely shift to journalism. It is a great option as you will have knowledge of laws with the journalism. So, if you want you should opt for this.

Hope you have a great future ahead.

Good luck!!

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