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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What is the scope for job after doing B.A with subjects, journalism, psychology and old English?

Suvakanta Sahu 9th Jul, 2020

Dear Shreyosi ,

I hope you are doing well !

If you start your career in journalism then there are lots of scope are available .we are shortlisted some of well knowing job or if you are fresher then you can go through the below mentioned job

  • Fashion Photographer
  • Video Jockey (VJ)
  • Photojournalist
  • Radio Jockey(RJ)
  • News Writer
  • News Editor

If you are growth your career in  psychology then go through different jobs like

  • sales representative
  • Advertising agent
  • Psychiatric technician
  • career counsellor
  • probation and parole officer

I hope it will helpful



Can a B.A.English student finish her graduation they can study M.A. Journalism

priyaankasarkar Student Expert 5th Jul, 2020

Ideally to study Masters in any subject you should have completed Bachelor's degree in that subject. If not the entire duration of the course, you should have atleast studied that subject for atleast one semester. In your case if you have studied BA Eanglish and want to pursue MA Journalism, that is going to be difficullt through regular mode because you do not have Journalism or Mass Communication as a subject during your Bachelor's degree/ Now having said that, you can pursue MA Journalism through Distance Education where in Bachelor's degree from any discipline is considered valid. For example, IGNOU offers MA Journalism and according to the eligibility criteria mentioned in the official website , Bachelor's degree in any discipline is allowed. All you need is access to Computer, Internet and basic knowledge of word processing. But IGNOU is an Open University which means this course is a Distance Education Course.


I have completed a B.L.S.LL.B and I want to become a journalist so can you please guide me? 1) How to start journalism? 2) Is any additional degree required? 3) How much will be the salary?

pdwords Student Expert 6th Jul, 2020


You can start with doing interships, it'll make your foundation stronger,you'll also get an idea about how to write catering to different audiences, you can start your own blog and pen down whatever interests you, law can be your option as you're a graduate in the same field, there are many onlines sites as well where you can contribute, this in a way will build your body of work. When it comes to the pay package it varies depending on experience and expertise. Companies often look for people who have published body of work, with experience and enough expertise people do well in this industry, but then one needs to work hard for that, it's not all of a sudden a person starts making lots of money, it's a continous process.

Coming to whether a course in journalism is required or not, many people have entered into this field without any degree in  the relevant field, with experience and opportunity they've learnt the craft, a course definitely helps you  learn the finer intricacies, you can choose to do Master's Degree or Post Graduate Diploma, some of the best colleges are IIMC(Delhi), Jadavpur University, IPU, Amity University, St Xavier's College,Asian College of Journalism etc.


Can I do MA in Journalism after doing plain B.A. ?

Shudhanshu Gupta Student Expert 20th Jun, 2020
Yes, you can do MA in journalism after BA in any stream or plain, according to the basic eligibility criteria you need to complete your UG course in any discipline from any recognised university, there is seperate admission procedure for all Universities their UG percentage cutoff may vary accordingly some of the University also demand bachelor degree in journalism or mass media in order to give you admission in MA in journalism but in majority of Universities you are eligible to take admission.
Best of luck.

is niscort media college good for ma in broadcast journalism in respect of placements...

Mayank Chowdhary 14th Jun, 2020

Yes it's one of the best available colleges in India and probably the best in Delhi. The placements record is around 92%. At the same time it has some top placed students also from the same Institute. CBN, Radio Mirchi, ABP, STAR etc companies come here to recruit students every year.

You can refer to the site below for more detailed information..

Best wishes. Thank you.

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