Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication (BJMC) - Course Overview

Duration: 3.0 yrs | Mode: Regular| Avg. Fees: 40,000 / Year

107 courses | 123 colleges

About Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication (BJMC)

Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication (BJMC) is an undergraduate program that provides aspirants with knowledge about various journalistic skills in mass media such as newspapers, television, radio, internet etc. It also informs students about various technology, equipment and software involved in mass media.

The duration of the course is three years and is divided into six equal semesters. BJMC is a right career choice for the aspirants who have always been curious and inquisitive about the issues and events happening around the world. They should have a good flair for writing and reporting the events to the vast audience through the mass media mediums. Such candidates ideally possess the ability to write well including editing and web writing along with good communication and analytical skills.

Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication (BJMC) Eligiblity Criteria

  • Minimum Qualification Required: 10+2 in any stream/ field or equivalent examination
  • Minimum Marks Required: 50% to 60%, varies from college to college.
  • Age Requirement: The minimum age requirement for BJMC is 17 years.

BJMC Admission Process:

  • Most of the institutes conduct entrance test for the admissions which is followed by personal interviews as the final selection criteria.
  • Some of the colleges also offer direct admissions on the basis of 10+2 marks.

Following are some of the popular BJMC Entrance Exams:

  • IIMC Entrance Exam, Indian Institute of Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Jamia Milia Common Entrance Test
  • Symbiosis Institute of Journalism & Mass Communication Entrance Exam
  • Xavier Institute of Mass Communication Entrance Exam
  • Andhra University Common Entrance Test

Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication (BJMC) Syllabus

First Year:

Fundamentals of Communication Skills

History of Media

Editing Practical

Fundamentals of Computers

Fundamentals of Journalism

Writing for Media Theory

Editing Theory

English Literature 1 & 2

Writing for Media Practical

 

Second Year:

Radio Broadcasting Theory

Public Relations Theory

 TV Broadcasting Theory & Practical

Advertising Theory & Practical

Public Relations Practical

Photojournalism Theory & Practical

 

Third Year:

Environment & Media

Advanced Media Research

Project Work

Media Law & Ethics

Internet & New Media Theory

Information Society

Basic Media Research

Internet & New Media Theory

Magazine Journalism Theory & Practical

Career Options and Job Prospects

A plethora of job options are available for students with a BJMC degree both in government and the private sector. Candidates who want to pursue a higher degree in the respective field can go opt for master’s and other research programs to broaden their perspective that can provide them with better employment opportunities. As aspirants with master’s degree are offered better job roles and salary packages. The annual salary package for a fresher is between Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 4 lakh. Listed below are job roles suitable for BJMC graduate:

  • Columnists
  • PhotoJournalist
  • News Analyst
  • Feature Writer
  • Freelance Writer/ Reporter
  • Special Correspondent
  • Radio Jockey
  • Video Jockey
  • TV Correspondent

The job responsibilities vary from role to role. However, the main aim is to cover newsworthy stories in an efficient manner for the general audience.