Colleges for Journalism in India


Journalism is one of the many areas which students of today find most interesting. The main reason behind this is that the jobs are lucrative and as well as exciting. Besides this, journalists are respected everywhere. Many colleges are there in our country that offers students with a variety of courses in Journalism. Those who finish their education can get jobs pretty quickly. A career in the field of journalism enables a person to travel to many places, see people of eminence and take interviews. More details about the Colleges that teach journalism and other particulars are given below.

There are many specializations available in Journalism. They are:

  • Entertainment Journalism
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Sports Journalism
  • Travel Journalism

Types of Journalism:

Journalism is broadly classified into 2 categories. These include Print Journalism and Electronic Journalism. While the former deals with newspapers, magazines, and news agencies, the latter deals with television, internet and radio. The career options available in both these categories are given below:

Print Journalism

The job options available with newspapers include:

  • Associate Editor
  • Cartoonist
  • Columnist
  • Correspondent/ Special Reporter
  • Critic
  • Editor
  • Electronic Journalism
  • Photojournalist
  • Proof Reader
  • Reporter
  • Sub Editor
  • Writer

In the present day, TV as well the internet play a vital role in ensuring that we do not lose our touch with national & international news. This area too offers a lot of career opportunities. They are:

  • Camera Workers
  • Floor Managers
  • Presenters
  • Production Workers
  • Reporters
  • Researchers
  • Sound Technicians
  • Transmission Executives

Institutions that offer courses in Journalism

These are a few Indian colleges that offers programs in journalism. They are:

  • AJK Mass Communication Research Centre
  • Algappa University
  • Aligarh Muslim University
  • Amity School of Journalism and Communication
  • Annamalai University
  • Asian College of Journalism
  • Assam University
  • Avinashilinagam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women
  • Banaras Hindu University, Uttar Pradesh
  • Bangalore University Jnana Bharati, Karnataka
  • Berhampur University
  • Bhavnagar University
  • Bombay College of Journalism
  • BR Ambedkar University, Maharashtra
  • Delhi Arts College, Delhi
  • Delhi College of Arts & Commerce, (University of Delhi)
  • Department of Communication and Journalism, University of Poona
  • Department of Journalism, University of Kerala
  • Garhwal University
  • Garware Institute of Career Education and Development
  • Guru Nanak Dev University, Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media
  • Indian Institute of Mass Communication
  • Indira Kala Sangit Viswavidyalaya
  • Jagan Institute of Management Studies
  • Jamia Miliya Islamiya college, Delhi
  • Jamila Millia Islamia
  • KJ Somaiya Institute of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Lady Shriram College, Delhi
  • Machal University, Uttar Pradesh
  • Mangalore University
  • Manipal Institute of Communication
  • Manorama School of Communcation (MASCOM)
  • Marathwada University
  • MS University of Baroda
  • Nagpur University
  • New Delhi YMCA Centre for Mass Media
  • Osmania University
  • Panjab University
  • Pune University, Maharashtra
  • Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkata in West Bengal
  • School of Communication and Information Science, Mahatma Gandhi University
  • School of Vocational Studies
  • Shivaji University, Maharashtra
  • Sophia College B.K. Somani Polytechnic
  • Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam
  • Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication
  • University of Calcutta
  • University of Delhi
  • University of Lucknow
  • University of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
  • University of Madras
  • University of Mumbai
  • University of Mysore
  • University of Rajasthan
  • Xavier Institute of Communications

Career prospects

Scopes of Journalism in India

Students of Journalism have good career prospects in electronic media, press and news firms that are web based. Those students who have a degree in journalism will get jobs as

  • Content Developer
  • Content Manager
  • Journalists
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Manager
  • Visualizer

Scopes in Journalism abroad

Students of Journalism will find many avenues open for them outside the country. Placements are available for students of journalism in capacities such as:

  • Proof Reader
  • Reporters
  • Sports Journalists
  • Video Journalist
  • Editors
  • Senior Correspondents
  • Web Content Handling Editor
  • Web Managing Editor

Many prestigious media houses such as Fox News and BBC will take in professionals of Journalism. The jobs will be very much challenging and exciting. Besides this, their remuneration will also be quite good.



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