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List of Journalism Courses after 12th - Career Options, Jobs & Salary

Akansha Sirohi
Akansha SirohiUpdated On: July 13, 2022 11:11 am IST

Journalism courses are the right option for you if you envisage a career for yourself in the media and entertainment industry. There are a lot of job opportunities and great salary scope in this field, especially after pursuing master courses.

List of Journalism Courses after 12th

Planning to take up a Journalism course after class 12? If you have made up your mind to get into either electronic media or print media, a journalism course is what you need. Media has been an integral part of India be it through newspapers or television. There are many Journalism Courses After class 12th which one can take up to build a career in the field of news agencies/ advertising/ anchoring media etc.

About Journalism Courses

There are many courses in the field of Journalism that you can take up after class 12th. Before picking any Journalism course, you must find out about the credits and the curriculum that is followed, and prospects of the same.

You must pick the journalism courses depending on your interests and future goal. For example, if you look forward to working in a newspaper company, then you must take courses like BJMC, B.A. with Journalism, etc.

However, if you are planning to foray into electronic media (TV Shows, News Channels, etc.) then you can opt for courses like B.A. with Mass Media, B.A. in scriptwriting, Bachelor in Media Science, etc after class 12th.

Type of Journalism Courses

Check out this list of the types of Journalism courses that you can pursue from one of the top Journalism courses in India, at the undergraduate level.

Name of the Programme

Duration of the Programme

Diploma in Journalism (DJ)

1 year

Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication (DJMC)

1 year

B.A. with Journalism

3 years

Bachelor in Journalism

3 years

BA in Convergent Journalism

3 years

Bachelor in Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC)

3 years

B.A. with Mass Media

3 years

BA in Journalism and Communication Studies

3 years

B.A. in script writing

3 years

B.Sc in Mass Communication, Journalism and Advertising

3 years

B.Sc in Mass Communication and Journalism

3 years

Bachelor in Media Science

3 years

The courses mentioned above are just among the commonly opted courses in India. Explore your options by checking out this list of top colleges for journalism in India.

Eligibility Criteria for Journalism Courses

  • You can apply for journalism courses after you have passed class 12 with a minimum of 50% marks from any stream (Science, Commerce, or Arts).
  • Some colleges require you to possess excellent communication skills, English speaking skills, and writing skills.
  • Admissions are done either based on class 12 marks or based on entrance tests (varies from university to university). Some colleges also take personal interviews to shortlist students.

Scope for Higher Studies after Journalism Courses

You can also pursue higher education in the field of journalism and consider a teaching career in the same field. There are various postgraduate journalism courses that you can consider.

You can also pursue MBA in Media and Communications to broaden your horizons and enhance your employment opportunities. You can also pursue courses in advertising, corporate communication, and PR to get explore other opportunities in this field. Following are some of the master programmes that you can consider.

Name of the Programme


MA in Convergent Journalism

2 years

MA in Broadcast Journalism

2 years

MA in Journalism & Mass Communication

2 years

MA in Journalism

2 years

M.Sc. in Mass Communication, Advertising & Journalism

2 years

MBA in Media and Communications

2 years

MBA Mass Media Management

2 years

Job and Salaries after Journalism Courses

You can apply for various entertainment channels, news channels, newspapers, and news agencies for jobs after completing your journalism course. Although the starting salary after graduation in this field is not great, there are chances of getting high-paying jobs after gaining experience.

Learn More About Career Scope After Journalism Here

Journalist as a Career

Freshers earn around Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 3 lakh per annum in this field. However, you can get good salaries after 3 to 4 years of experience in the journalism domain. Journalists or media experts can even get a package of up to Rs. 12 lakh after pursuing an MBA in Media Management.

Top Colleges for Journalism in India

For those aspiring to pursue any one of these UG journalism courses in India, then check out this list of top colleges for Journalism in India that you can pursue after class 12th:

Name of College

Course Offered

Annual Course Fee

LNCT University Lucknow



Chandigarh University

BA Film & TV Studies




Acharya Institutes Bangalore

BA Journalism


International Institute of Mass Media Delhi

BJMC (Journalism)

BJMC (Advertising and Public Relations)

BJMC (Production and Direction)


Diploma in Print Photography


Kanya Maha Vidyalaya Jalandhar



Diploma in Creative Writing


Grace College Rajkot



Jagran Lakecity University Bhopal

BA Journalism and Mass Communication


BA Journalism


Quantum University Roorkee

BA (Hons) Journalism, English and Political Science

BA (Hons) Journalism and Mass Communication


Institute of Management Studies Noida



Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University Jaipur

BA Journalism




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