Journalism - Course Overview

Duration: 3.0 yrs | Mode: Regular / Distance / Part-time| Avg. Fees: 30,000 / Year


About Journalism

There are different courses in the field of Journalism that vary depending on the objective of the programme and the university that is offering the programme. Before picking any programme, you must find out about the credits and the curriculum that is followed.

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 script writing, Bachelor in Media Science, etc.

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 through television. With good communication skills, either in Hindi or in English, there is a lot of scope in the journalism career. 

Types of Journalism Courses:


Name of the Programme

Duration of the Programme

Diploma in Journalism (DJ)

1 year

Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication (DJMC)

2 years

B.A. with Journalism

3 years

Bachelor of Journalism (B.J)

3 years

BA in Convergent Journalism

3 years

Bachelor of 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 of Media Science

3 years

Journalism Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 on the basis of class 12 marks or on the basis of entrance tests (varies from university to university). Some colleges also take personal interviews to shortlist students.

Journalism Syllabus

Popular Subjects:

Language 1 (Native) English Introduction to Mass Communication
Fundamentals of Journalism Media Laws & Indian Constitution Reporting Methods
Editing Techniques Media Management Advertising & Public Relations
Basic Audio-Visual Media Radio Broadcasting History of Journalism
Media, Society & Development Environment & Media Media Criticism
Internet & New Media Magazine Journalism TV Broadcasting


Career Options and Job Prospects

There are a lot of career options that you can consider after you have pursued journalism courses. For those of you who see themselves as editors of news agencies or anchoring media or news channels can gain a lot from the 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 post graduate journalism courses that you can consider.

You can also pursue MBA in Media and Communications in order 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.

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.

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 MBA in Media Management.