Journalism and mass communication courses are popular among students aspiring for a career in the field of media. With the increase in television, digital devices and other means of communication in the recent past, mass communication and journalism have proved to be promising careers option.
One can study mass communication at under-graduate level after Class 12th or at the post-graduate level after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in any discipline. Some prominent mass communication colleges in India offering the courses are the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC)-New Delhi, Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication-Pune, the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre of the Jamia Milia Islamia-New Delhi, Xavier Institute of Mass Communication (XIC)- Mumbai and Asian Collage of Journalism-Chennai.
While the exam pattern and syllabus differs from college to college, entrance exams conducted by these institutes mainly focus on the participants’ communication skills, general awareness, language proficiency, comprehension, analytical capability, etc. A candidate has to appear for a written test followed by an interview to clear the entrance.
National capital Delhi has a number of colleges offering professional courses, diplomas and degrees in mass communication and journalism. There are also several coaching institutes that help you prepare for these entrance exams.
IIMC, ACJ, Symbiosis and other top colleges assist students to secure placements at top newspapers, TV channels and media houses through their placement cells. The IIMC is an independent body under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting while Symbiosis Centre is affiliated to the Symbiosis International University.