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BA in Journalism & Mass Communication

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In the last few years, the interest of youth has increased considerably in Mass Communication and Journalism. Job oriented programme in this era of information and technology are beneficial and Journalism & Mass Communication is one of those programme. After doing this programme, students can make a career in multi-billion dollar industries of print, TV, Radio, digital, and internet mass communication. Special features of this field provide a different charm and strength to the aspirant and mark him the distinguished in the crowd.

The entire programme is dedicated towards giving extraordinary skills and integrated media education to the students in order to make them complete media professionals after the completion of degree. Media aspirants can start their career in the vast field of media and journalism after completing the programme from MCS. Our programme curriculum is value-driven and industry-need centric which includes regular Field Visits, Guest Lectures and everyday Practical Sessions. We have a competent academic team which employs practical based Socratic Method. Various Workshops and Seminars are conducted on regular basis for the overall development of the student.

Career Possibilities – This programme is one of the emerging career areas for those students who choose it as their high career option. The following fields will welcome you after completing B.A. JMC.

Print Media:
• Reporter
• Sub Editor
• Photo Editor
• Design Editor
• Copy Editor
• Photographer
• Illustrator
• Writer
• Journalist
• Columnist
Mass Communication professionals can secure the above mentioned jobs in leading newspaper and magazines like Dainik Jagran, Amar Ujala, The Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Hindu, Outlook, Femina, Forbes India etc.

Electronic Media:
• Anchor
• Reporter
• News Program Producer
• Production Manager
• Video Editor
• Video Journalist
• Content Writer and Editor
• Graphic Designer
• Research Analyst
• News Presenter
• News Analyst
• Advertising Executive
Electronic Media in India has reached everywhere today and aspirants interested in working as Electronic Media Professionals can get these jobs in DD News (Government Channel),
Aaj Tak, ABP News, NDTV India, India TV, BBC, Zee News, HNN 24X7, Samachar Plus and other News Channels.

Digital Media (Web Channel & Web Portal):
• Content Writer
• Copy Writer
• Sub Editor
• News Presenter
• Voice Over Artist
• Translator
• Video Editor
• Video Journalist
• Content Developer
• Content Editor
• Social Media Expert
• Graphic Designer
• Photographer
• Videographer
• Blogger
• You Tuber
Another growing field of journalism is Online News Industry holding great career opportunities. Mass Communication students can join Online Media in India’s one of the best news websites and portals like First Post, Scroll.in, Satyagrah.scroll, India Today, NDTV News, The Quint, News 18, News Tak, etc.

Public Relations: Public Relation is another aspect of mass communication in which positive relations are established between people and organizations. A communication student can opt for becoming a Public Relation Officer (PRO) for any private as well as government organization. Lobbyist, Brand Ambassador, Content Manager, New Media Coordinator, Public Information Officer, Publicist are the other job profiles in PR industry.

Event Management: Behind every successful event a good plan is needed wherein event management plays the vital role. Event Managers execute the plan for a great event to take place. Event Management is a part of Media Studies where students learn how to become Event Managers. It is team work and includes various career choices including Event Planner, Exhibition Organiser, Wedding Planner and Logistics Manager.

Photographer & Videographer:
• Fashion Photography
• Food Photography
• Landscape Photography
• Wildlife Photography
• Nature Photography
• Architectural Photography
• Candid Photography
The most exciting and enterprising career options with mass communication are Photography and Videography. It’s a blend of art and technicality which creates business. A knowledgeable Creative Photographer and Videographer can work with media as well as with non-media companies.

Film/Television Industry:
• Performers (Actor, Casting, etc)
• Director
• Video Jockey (VJ)
• Casting Director
• Producer
• Screenwriter
• Script Writer
• Cinematographer
• Camera Operator
• Sound Recorders
• Field Recording Mixers
• Film Editor
• Set Designer
Not only acting but behind the camera also hundreds of people work to make a final flawless presentation. Many career options are open after pursuing Mass Communication in Film and TV Industry with the famous Production Houses and TV Channels including Government owned channels like Doordarshan National and Regional.

Radio: Radio Jockey (RJ)
• News Directors
• Sports Directors
• Radio Broadcast Journalist
• Radio Reporter
• Radio News Editor
• Radio Producer
• Radio Programme Controller
• Voice Editor
Radio is a medium of India, since a long time radio is considered as an authentic source of information and entertainment. Various job profiles are available in radio channels and students can acquire great jobs in both private and govt. Radio Channels like AIR, Radio Mirchi, Red FM, Akashvaani, etc.

NGO: The Non- Profit Organisations which aim towards social and political betterment also welcome media students with various job opportunities. Fund Raising, Management and Operation Departments possess jobs for media scholars which give another career option after BA in Journalism & Mass Communication. Graduates can join NGO’s like Gandhi Fellowship, Educate Girls, Tata Trust, Azim Premji Foundation, etc.

Programme Duration:

3 Years

Eligibility:

  • 10+2 examination in any stream.
  • Minimum 45% marks(40% in case of SC/ST category)

Programme Schemes:

Program Educational Objectives, Program Outcomes, Course Outcomes:

Admission Procedure:

  • Admission is based on merit computed on the basis of marks secured in qualifying examination. University also conducts interviews of all applicants before admitting the eligible candidates.
  • Out of total intake 40% seats are allotted to students of Uttarakhand state under state quota and rest are open to students from all over India.
  • Uttarakhand domicile students would be granted 26% rebate in tuition Fee.

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