DU Entrance Test for Integrated Course in Journalism & Mass Communication/ Media

Published: | July 19, 2019
DU Entrance Test for Integrated Course in Journalism & Mass Communication/ Media

Know all about the entrance test for DU Journalism and Mass Media courses with the application procedure, seat matrix, intake capacity, reservations, examination pattern and more.

Mass Communication or Mass Media has emerged as one of the top courses in India recently. The field which was considered as one of the offbeat courses 10 years ago has now become immensely popular and is giving a tough competition to the mainstream courses.

The recent statistics show that the B.A. (Honours) in Journalism and Mass Communication course has received the most number of applications according to the seat to application ratio where 367 people were competing against 1 seat. This makes the application to seat ratio 367:1, which is a good number. Even the B.A. Honours in Journalism and mass communication has seen cutoffs as high as 98.5% in the first cutoff list issued for admissions in the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (DCAC).

DU B.A. Multimedia & Mass Communication and BJ+MJ Integrated Entrance Results 2019

The students who have appeared for any of the examinations can check their results and ranks in the results website of NTA (National Testing Agency) and find out ‘Five Year Integrated Course in Journalism (English/Hindi)’ or B.A. (Honours) Multimedia and Mass Communication’ based on whatever applicable. the candidate has to visit the Results portal of NTA or head to http://ntaobjection.cbtexam.in:8080/result/ListOfMasterQps.aspx. Beside the course names, there will be a link called ‘results’ the candidate has to click on that to get the Results PDF file.

DU Colleges Offering B.A. (Hons) in Journalism and Mass Media / Communication

There are currently 7 DU colleges which offer the B.A. (Hons) in Journalism course across 306 seats in total. The colleges are as follows,

Including Delhi School of Journalism which offers 5 years integrated course in Journalism at the Bachelors and Masters levels.

DU Entrance Examination for B.A. Hons and BJ+MJ Integrated course of Journalism and Mass Communication / Mass Media

Cutoff Based Admission in B.A. Honours in Journalism and Mass Communication in DU

For admissions in the B.A. (Honours) courses at the University of Delhi, the university does not conduct any examinations or entrance tests. There are 7 colleges under the University of Delhi that conduct the course on the campus. The admissions to the DU Journalism and Mass Communication course is dependant on the cutoff released by a college for admissions. If the students’ best of four aggregate complements the cutoff released by a particular college, then the student is eligible to take admission in that DU affiliated college.

However, for the B.A. Honours in Multimedia and Mass Communication specialisation, the DUET (Delhi University entrance Test) is conducted.

Entrance Based Admissions in UG+PG (BJ+MJ) Integrated Course of Journalism in DU

However, the Delhi University (DU) conducts entrance examinations for admissions to the Integrated Journalism course of five years which has been introduced recently in the university. The course is conducted at the Delhi School of Journalism. The 5 years’ course consists of a bachelors’ and a masters degree. The students are awarded a BJ (Bachelor of Journalism) and MJ (Masters of Journalism) degree after the completion of the course.

DU Integrated Journalism and Mass Communication / Mass Media course Application Process

The application process the 5 years UG-PG Integrated course in Journalism at Delhi School of Journalism is done as per the bachelor's degree admissions in the University of Delhi. The students who want to take admissions in the integrated journalism course under Delhi University have to register themselves through the Common Application Form of Delhi University and choose ‘Delhi School of Journalism’ as their preference and then pay the application fees. After that, an admit card is issued to the student for sitting in the entrance test of the Integrated Journalism course admissions in the Delhi School of Journalism.

Admission Requirements and Procedure

  • The candidates shall be admitted to the course, through a national-level written entrance test for Journalism conducted by the University of Delhi.
  • Separate tests will be conducted for English Medium and Hindi Medium.
  • Students have to secure 50% in Class 12th in any stream to be considered eligible to apply for the journalism entrance test.
  • The entrance test will be conducted to evaluate the candidate's proficiency in Current Affairs, General Knowledge, Analytical Skills and Comprehension Skills.
  • The entrance test will be composed with a similar standard of competitive exams at the national level for Class 12 students.
  • In the entrance test, there will be an MCQ section of 400 marks having 100 questions worth marks each. There will be negative marking of 1 mark for every wrong answer.
  • The admission will be done entirely on the basis of the National Level Journalism Entrance Test conducted by DU.
  • Reservation and other exclusions are applicable according to the Delhi University rules.

DU Integrated Journalism Course Entrance Required Documents list 2019

The candidate should have the documents for Delhi University Admissions 2019 handy in hard copy as well as in scanned copies. The applicants will be asked to upload the prescribed list of documents along with the Delhi University Application Form 2019 for Delhi School of Journalism during the online registration process. The required documents are as follows:

  • Class X Certificate/Mark Sheet
  • Class XII Provisional or Original Certificate/Mark Sheet
  • Recent Character Certificate from the previous institute
  • Recent Passport Size Photograph
  • Scanned Signature of the candidate
  • Transfer or Migration Certificate
  • OBC Non-Creamy Layer Certificate (if applicable)
  • Any of ST, SC certificate (Only for the candidates who belong to the backward categories)
  • PwD Certificate (For people who have Physical Disabilities)
  • Income Certificate (OBC-Non Creamy Layer)
  • Kashmir Migrant Certificate (Only for Kashmiri Migrant Quota if the student is recognised as one)
  • ECA Distinction or Sports Category Certificate
  • Educational Concession Certificate (For Only CW Quota)

For more Document related Queries for 2019 admissions in Delhi University, Follow this link

Seat Matrix for DU Journalism Admission via Entrance test for BJ+MJ Integrated course

The seat matrix in the Delhi School of Journalism is set by Delhi University and the Government of India policies. The total number of seats in BJ+MJ is 60+60 with additional Supernumerary Seats which are offered according to the demand of the situation to accommodate the students who are physically disabled, wards of army and defence personnel and foreign students.

Total Number of Seats

60 + 60

Supernumerary Seats

09 + 09

General Category

30 + 30

PwD (Person With Disability) Category

03 + 03

OBC (Other Backward Class) Category

16 + 16

CW (Children of War) Category

03 + 03

SC (Scheduled Caste) Category

09 + 09

Foreign Students Category

03 + 03

ST (Schedule Tribe) Category

05 + 05

Also Read: Lucknow University to put an end to the M.A. Journalism and Mass Communication Course

Career Options after Studying Journalism & Mass Communication / Mass Media

With the inception of digital media platforms, India has seen a revolution in the sector of Mass Communication. The sector is creating a lot of jobs in the creative domain and the people who have an interest in media and mass communication are joining the mass communication courses in large numbers not only in the University of Delhi but also in the other premier public and private universities across the country. These courses offer a lot of scope in terms of jobs in corporate, public relation, journalism, film/tv production, and advertisements etc. In the era of social media where communication and information are the two factors which are shaping society and country, a mass communication graduate has a plethora of opportunities.

Also Read: Courses and Career options you can opt for if you have lesser than 50% marks in 12th Level

Completing the journalism course from Delhi university-affiliated college has its own benefits. More than 20 national media houses have their headquarters in Delhi for their smooth running, they require a lot of trained personnel who have an understanding of the subject for working in the industry. Not only Media Houses but more than 100 advertising firms, public relation (PR) agencies, and event management houses have their headquarters in Delhi.

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