Journalism Courses


Journalism field always provide opportunities for smart, young and talented candidates. The job as a journalist is really challenging. Many students are attracted towards the course because of the lucrative career it offers and because of the growing importance of role of media in the society.

The expansion of media industry has changed the perception of the people about journalism. As a result of this wide expansion, the institutes offering journalism course have also gained importance.  Several courses are offered by the institutes in both graduation and post graduation level in journalism. Many specializations are also available, these include investigative journalism, travel journalism, Sports journalism, Entertainment journalism etc .Part time and full time options are also available and the candidate can choose according to their convenience.

Various Journalism Courses offered in India

Graduation courses

  • Professional Journalism
  • Convergence Journalism
  • Science Journalism
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Sports Journalism
  • New Journalism
  • Gonzo Journalism
  • Celebrity or People Journalism
  • Ambush Journalism
  • Advocacy Journalism
  • Citizen Journalism
  • Social News
  • Participatory Media
  • Community Journalism
  • Environmental Journalism
  • Fashion Journalism
  • Innovation Journalism
  • Online Journalism
  • Parachute Journalism
  • Service Journalism
  • Trade Journalism
  • Video Journalism
  • Enterprise Journalism

Post graduation courses

  • Advertising & Corporate Communication
  • Media Writing
  • Communication Research
  • New Media Technology
  • Development Communication
  • Principles of Mass Communication
  • Development of Media
  • Print Media (Reporting and Editing)
  • Electronic Media (Radio and Television)
  • Human Communication
  • Inter Cultural Communication
  • Environmental Communication
  • Production Portfolio
  • International Communication
  • Media Law Ethics
  • Rural Agricultural Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Media Management
  • Women and Media
  • Media Productions
  • Media Research

There are numerous diploma courses in journalism field which help the candidate to get placed and perform well in their career.

Eligibility Criteria for Journalism Course

The basic eligibility criteria for Bachelor degree in Journalism is a pass in twelfth class. The students who wish to join for the Post graduate degree need to have a Bachelor degree in Journalism. For certificate courses also the candidate need to pass 10 +2.

The following skills are needed for candidates who wish to start a career in journalism

  • inquisitive mind
  • will power
  • an aptitude for presenting information in an accurate, concise and effective manner
  • need to organize their thoughts
  • be tactful, confident and organized
  • Should be  able to sort relevant facts

Entrance Exams

Various Universities and institutes conduct entrance exams based on which students are selected for the different programs in journalism. Some of the most common and popular entrance tests include,

  • Journalism and mass communication entrance exam
  • Indian Institute of Mass Communication Journalism entrance exam
  • Asian College of Journalism Entrance Exam
  • Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism Entrance Exam

Job Scope after Journalism Courses

Journalism courses are in great demand because it provides a respectable profession with really high pay. They can get placed according to the area in which they specialize. Organizations like All India Radio and TV channels like Doordarshan, ZEE TV, Star TV etc provides lots of opportunities for candidates. They can even choose their career as a freelancer. Part time jobs are also available in the field of journalism and the candidate can choose a field which they feel comfortable.

Journalism Colleges in India

Some of the top most colleges offering Journalism courses in India are:

  • Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Dhenkanal
  • A.J.K. Mass Communication Research Centre, New Delhi (Delhi)
  • Indraprastha College, Delhi
  • Academy 18, Kalkaji (Delhi)
  • Lady Shriram College, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi
  • Academy of Media Studies, Palwal (Haryana)
  • Amity School of Journalism and Communication
  • Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Ajmera Institute of Media Studies (A.I.M.S.), Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Asian College of Journalism
  • Sri Padmavathi Mahila Visvaridyaeyam
  • Pioneer Media School
  • Alagappa University, Karaikudi (Tamil Nadu)

Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Dhenkanal Lady Shriram College, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, Asian College of Journalism etc are some of the top colleges offering journalism in India.



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    i’m doing my B.E 2nd year.i want study jounalism,for that what course should i need to prefer first.
    i need ur suggestion. please

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    now i do my chem,but i want to study journalism studies.for that,what can i do?and what are the comptetive exams can i write for that?bt i want to study as a side course itself.