Mass Communication

Mass Communication

Degrees offered: B.A., B.A.(Hons), B.B.A, B.J., B.M.M., B.Sc., B.Sc.(Hons)

What is Mass Communication

Mass Communication is generally termed as the very important process via which a message is communicated to large segments of people using mass media. Mass communication is usually used to distribute a similar message to a big group of the population that have means to use that form of mass media.

Journalism, advertising, and print media are the major examples of mass communication. There are two kinds of courses available for aspiring students in mass communication, an undergraduate degree and a postgraduate degree.

The undergraduate degree is Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication (BA Mass Comm.) and the postgraduate degree in Master of Arts in Mass Communication (MA Mass Comm.).

Both courses focus on familiarizing students with the practical and theoretical aspects of mass communication.

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Mass Communication

If an aspiring student needs to be eligible for admission in the Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication (BA Mass Comm.) course, he or she should fulfil the following eligibility criteria:


  • The candidate must have completed Senior Secondary/ 10+2 Standard from a recognized university.
  • The candidate must have a minimum aggregate percentage of 50% at the 10+2 level.


If an aspiring student needs to be eligible for admission in the Master of Arts in Mass Communication (MA Mass Comm.) course, he or she should fulfil the following eligibility criteria: -

  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized university.
  • The candidate must have a minimum aggregate percentage of 50% at the graduation level. 


Entrance Exams for Mass Communication Courses

1. CUET: The Christ University Entrance Test (CUET) is organized by Christ University, Bangalore to help suitable students to gain admission in the suitable courses that the university offers.

2. TANCET: The Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) is conducted jointly by the Tamil Nadu government and Anna University for students who are seeking admission in suitable courses in the colleges in the state of Tamil Nadu.

3. Merit-based admissions: Many recognized colleges offer admissions to students based on their merit and performance at the senior secondary level. Some universities might even give scholarships to students based on their performance. 

Scope of Mass Communication in India and Abroad

Mass communication has a great scope and is a great way for students to start their careers. Mass communication opens up multiple avenues for a student as it allows students to take up very diverse jobs.

After doing a BA in Mass Communication, the student can explore these job opportunities such as photography, news editing, journalism or radio jockeying. He or she could even go for higher education and pursue a Masters in this field.

Completing the master’s degree improves the employability of the student and opens up job opportunities at higher positions. 

Course Fees Mass Communication

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
UG
1.70 K
B.A. in Mass Communication at Dayanand Arya Kanya Degree College, Moradabad
4.13 K
B.A. in Mass Communication at Rani Anna Government College for Women, Tirunelveli
13.50 Lakhs
B.A. in Mass Communication at Amity University, Noida
3.45 Lakhs
B.A.(Hons) in Mass Communication at Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi
PG
6.80 K
P.G.D in Mass Communication at All India Institute of Management Studies, Chennai
2.11 K
M.Phil. in Mass Communication at Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak
10.45 Lakhs
M.A. in Mass Communication at Xavier School of Communication, Bhubaneswar
1.74 Lakhs
M.A. in Mass Communication at State University of Performing and Visual Arts, Rohtak
DOCTORAL
1.50 Lakhs
Ph.D in Mass Communication at Singhania University, Jhunjhunu
12.00 K
Ph.D in Mass Communication at Panjab University, Chandigarh
6.00 Lakhs
Ph.D in Mass Communication at Noida International University, Greater Noida
14.00 K
Ph.D in Mass Communication at Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
DIPLOMA
3.00 K
Diploma in Mass Communication at Khariar College, Khariar
4.10 K
Diploma in Mass Communication at Vardhman Mahaveer Open University, Kota
3.35 Lakhs
Diploma in Mass Communication at Vel's Institute of Science Technology and Advanced Studies, Chennai
72.00 K
M.Sc. in Mass Communication at University of Lucknow, Lucknow

Course Subjects

The following subjects are taught to students when they study mass communication: -

1.      Aesthetics and Visual Communication

2.      Photography

3.      Journalism

4.      Audio-Visual Communication

5.      Camera and Lighting

6.      Feature Writing

7.      Audiography and Music

8.      News Reporting and Editing

9.      Marketing and Mass Communication 

Careers in Mass Communication

Mass Communication opens up a lot of job opportunities, and most of these opportunities are very practical jobs in nature. If a person is interested in doing a practical job, he or she can pursue mass communication. This field is also for those who want to act as a bridge which connects two completely different subsets of people also sometimes regarded as the mirror of the society. Mass communicators are highly sought after by companies to promote their products/services, making this field a good career option.

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

Mass Communication Job Profile

The job profiles of the people that graduate from mass communication are mentioned below: -

Job profile

Job description

Photographer

A photographer can work for an organization, have a freelance job or have his own business. Photographers click and modify professional-grade photographs.

Journalist

The job of a journalist is to write about current affairs in his or her chosen field in newspapers, magazines, for news channels or even online on blogs.

News Editor/ Anchor

News Anchors and News editors work for news channels and news networks. They work on filtering the content to be presented to the public and work as the face of that news channel/ network.

Advertiser

Advertisers work with marketing teams of a company to attract public attention that is much needed towards the company.

Radio Jockey

Radio jockeys work on radio stations. They play songs and work out new ways to improve the customer engagement of the radio station.


Top Recruiters

Mass Communication is a very sought-after course, and many reputed organizations look for mass communication graduates. The top recruiters that hire mass communication professionals are: -

1.      Time Network

2.      Zee Network

3.      The Hindu

4.      Door Darshan

5.      All India Radio

6.      India Today

7.      Outlook

8.      Republic Television Network 

Required Skillset for Mass Communication

Certain unique specific skills are required while doing each job. The skills required in a person when he or she is looking to pursue mass communication are: -

1. Open-Mindedness – A person willing to pursue mass communication must have an open and objective mindset. As a journalist, a person mustn't have a preoccupied mind frame. This helps him or her to do the job in a much better way.

2. Persistence – Doing a mass communication job is a very difficult job and comes with its fair share of complexities. A person needs to have a persistent nature to overcome the problems he or she might face and perform the job well.

3. Research skills – A person seeking a mass communication job must have excellent research skills. The jobs in this area require a lot of research to gather the full knowledge about the subject.

4. Self-Promotion – Self-Promotion is the ability of a person to advertise himself or herself. The person must have an engaging presence and good story-telling capabilities. Self-Promotion is an essential skill required in this field. 

Course Curriculum for Mass Communication

There are mainly two Mass Communication courses. Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication (BA Mass Comm.) is a three- year undergraduate program which is specially designed to give students the basic knowledge of mass communication and media.

The three years in this course are divided into six semesters of six months each. The second course, Master of Arts in Mass Communication (MA Mass Comm.) is a two- year postgraduate program which is designed to give students a deep knowledge about the world of journalism, mass media and mass communication. The two years in this course are divided into four semesters. 

Questions related to Mass Communication

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Does du also take admision on the basis of entrance if yes wht is the date of examination?

darshita 21st Feb, 2021

Hello,

Yes in certain courses Delhi University conducts entrance exams.Delhi University Entrance Test (DUET) is conducted by Delhi University in order to offer admission to aspirants in various UG, PG, MPhil and PhD programmes.

DUET 2021 exam is conducted in three shifts across 101 exam centres in 18 cities. The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts DUET on behalf of Delhi University.

Admission to merit-based courses such as BA, BA (Honors), BSc, BSc (Honors), BCom, BCom (Hons) and entrance-based courses such as BTech, BBA, BBM, B. El. Ed, etc., commence in the month of May every year.

https://www.careers360.com/exams/duet

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please suggest me the best colleges for MA in mass communication for which I can apply!!

Abhishek Roy 12th Feb, 2021

Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI) New Delhi, is perhaps the best Institute for MA in Mass Communication. The institute has excellent infrastructure, culture, faculty as well as a great reputation in the Media and Journalism Industry.

For more information about MA in Mass Communication do follow the link below

https://www.careers360.com/courses/mass-communication-course

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Ive filled form for MA in mass communication from symbiosis on 17jan Ive not received any information mail or message regarding the dates of entrance Ive checked on Google its showing its held now what can I do please suggest!!

Ambika Ashok 12th Feb, 2021

Hello Aspirant,

The MA Mass Communication entrance for Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC) was held on 7th February,2021. You must have received the admit card before the entrance exam via your registered email id along with the centre of the examination,so if you had not receieved ,you should have been proactive and inquired about it with the college authority before the exam date, but now since you have missed it, you need to try for other colleges to pursue MA Mass Communication.You can contact them via  intadmissions@symbiosis.ac.in or their inquiry number for further query.

All the best


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bhu ma mass communication entrance exam form notification, when coming

Shruti Smaranika 10th Feb, 2021

Hello aspirant,

Release of BHU Mass Communication application form 2021 is expected to be released on last week of January 2021 and the last date of submitting the application form will be on the last week of February. Interested candidates must visit the official website so as to apply for he entrance test. Admission will be based only the scores secured by the candidates in the entrance examination.

For more information, please go through the link given below-

https://media.careers360.com/articles/bhu-mass-communication-exam

Hope, this information helps you.

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i have 165rank,niq quota...is there any chance for getting a campus seat in ou for MA in Mass communication?

harshita sharan Student Expert 19th Feb, 2021

Hello Dear,

As per you rank there is a chance you can get admission in MA Mass Communication in Osmania university. There are approximately 120 seats in their for MA mass communication and you belongs to reserved category so there is a chance for you. Admission is based on the Common Post Graduate Entrance Tests (CPGET) Entrance Tests will be conducted through an online Computer Based Test by Osmania University, Hyderabad. For more information you can visit the link.

https://www.careers360.com/university/osmania-university-hyderabad/ma-journalism-and-mass-communication-course

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