B.J.M.C. (Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication)

Updated on Sep 29, 2022 11:28 IST
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BJMC (Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication) is a three-year duration undergraduate degree course for candidates who wish to build their careers in the field of Journalism and Mass Communication. After successfully completing the course candidates are able to develop as well as refine their skills in gathering, transmitting, and delivering information to a large audience. Career opportunities for students in the field of Mass Communication are very high. Candidates who successfully complete BJMC can choose to work for news channels, newspapers, publishing houses, television, radio, internet, etc and earn a healthy remuneration. Given below are the complete requirements of the BJMC course in terms of its eligibility criteria, syllabus, job prospects and more.

Eligibility Criteria for BJMC

Candidates should complete the below-mentioned parameters in order to fulfil eligibility criteria for Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication:

  • Candidates should complete class 12 in any stream from a recognised board.
  • Candidates should score a minimum of 50% - 60% marks in class 12.
  • Candidates should be minimum of 17 years of age.

Note: The parameters mentioned above might change depending on the policies of the institute in which a candidate is applying.

Entrance Exams for BJMC

Most institutes or universities conduct entrance exams to offer admission to candidates in the BJMC course. Entrance exams of some institutions are also followed by a personal interview round. BJMC question paper contains objective type multiple choice questions on the following subjects that candidates need to complete in a duration of 1.5 – 3 hours (depending on the institution in which a candidate has applied for admission).

  • English
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Current Affairs
  • General Awareness
  • Media Awareness

It may be noted that some institutes also provide direct admission to candidates on the basis of marks scored by them in class 12. The popular entrance exams conducted for BJMC are:

Skills Required For BJMC

Candidates who have a curious and inquisitive mind about the various events happening around the world are the right fit for the BJMC course. However, apart from this, some of the traits and skills that candidates looking to pursue BJMC should have are:

A flair for writing Excellent communication skills Flair of the language
Strong networking skills Ability to research well Analytical skills
Critical thinking Interpretation skills Ability to work in stringent deadlines
Ability to work under rough conditions High confidence Problem-solving skills
Interviewing skills Observation skills --

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Syllabus for BJMC

As stated above, Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication is a three-year duration course divided into six semesters. Given below is a semester-wise course curriculum of BJMC that is usually taught in different universities and colleges:

  BJMC Syllabus  
Semester I
Writing for Media Introduction to Communication Socio-Economic & Political Scenario
Introduction to Journalism (Reporting, Writing & Editing) Basics of Design & Graphics Communicative Hindi
Indian Culture Communication Lab Computer Lab
Design & Graphics Lab -- --
Semester II
History of Print & Broadcasting in India Media Laws & Ethics Print Journalism-I
Still Photography State Politics & Constitution Application of Computer in Media
Theory of Communication Photo Lab Computer Lab
Print Journalism Lab -- --
Semester III
Development & Communication Radio Journalism & Production Print Journalism-II
Basics of Camera, Lights & Sound Media Management Folk Media
Cyber Media Summer Training Report Radio Journalism & Production Lab
Print Journalism Lab Operation & Handling of Video Equipment Lab --
Semester IV
Television Journalism & Production Public Relations Introduction to Advertising
New Media Public Relations Lab Television Journalism & Production Lab
National & International Affairs Fundamentals of Economics & Indian Economy New Media Lab
Semester V
Advertising Practices Media Research Event Management: Principles & Methods
Environment Communication Tribal Communication Communication Research
Internship Report Functional Exposure Report Event Management Lab
Advertising Lab Media Research Lab --
Semester VI
Media Organisation & Management Contemporary Issues Global Media Scenario
Value Education Final Project Comprehensive Viva

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BJMC Job Profiles & Top Recruiters

A plethora of job opportunities are available for candidates with a BJMC degree both in government and private sectors. A BJMC degree holder can choose to work for advertising agencies, broadcast companies, public relations firms, news agencies, photography organisations, TV channels, newspapers, radio telecast companies, journals, and so on. However, to broaden their horizon and avail better employment opportunities, candidates are advised to pursue Master's in Journalism and Mass Communication (MJMC). Given below are popular job roles apt for BJMC candidates:

  • Correspondent
  • Reporter
  • Copywriter
  • Creative Director
  • Sub-Editor
  • Editor
  • Public Relation Officer
  • Public Relation Manager
  • Radio Jockey
  • Video Jockey
  • Anchor

Some of the top recruiters in the field of Journalism and Mass Communication are:

Top BJMC Recruiters
Hindustan Times Jagran Prakashan Group Times Group Balaji Telefilms Limited
Malayalam Manorama The Pioneer India Today Group Sahara One Media & Entertainment Limited
Outlook The Hindu NDTV Star India
HT Media Zee Network India TV Doordarshan
All India Radio Network 18 Indian Express Anand Bazaar Patrika (ABP)

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FAQs on BJMC

Q. What is the full form of BJMC?

A. BJMC is an undergraduate course of Mass Communication. BJMC stands for Bachelor in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Q. What is the duration of the BJMC course?

A. BJMC is a three years duration course which covers all the fundamentals of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Q. What are the eligibility criteria to enrol in a BJMC course?

A. Candidates having passed class 12 in any stream from a recognized college can take admission to a BJMC course. There is no compulsion of any specific subject for admission in a BJMC course.

Q. Which are the government agencies which hire BJMC candidates?

A. Government bodies like Doordarshan, All India Radio (AIR), Sansad TV etc hire candidates. However, more opportunities exist in the private sector than in the government.

Q. What to do after BJMC?

A. Candidates can take admission to the MJMC course, which is a master-level course of Mass Communication. They can also apply for various job opportunities in the media sector. 

Q. Which are the popular colleges offering BJMC?

A. The top BJMC colleges offering BJMC courses are Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Mewar University, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, National Institute of Mass Communication and Journalism, etc. 

Q. Can I pursue a BJMC course in Distance Mode?

A. Yes, many institutes like Jiwaji University, Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya etc offer BJMC courses in distance mode.

Q. What is the duration of the distance learning BJMC course?

A. Distance learning BJMC course ranges between 1-3 years.

Q. Is there any age limit prescribed for taking admission to BJMC?

A. No, candidates after completing their 12th can take admission to a BJMC course. There is no prescribed age limit for enrolling in a BJMC course.

Q. What is the admission process for distance learning BJMC courses?

A. The admissions to a distance learning BJMC course are based on merit. 

Q. What is the course fee for BJMC?

A. The average fee for a BJMC course ranges from INR 50K to INR 3 LPA. However the fees may vary from college to college.

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Can I take admission for BJMC after 12th in BHU or not?

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Eksha Sunderka

Contributor-Level 9

2 weeks ago

Yes why not. You must clear the entrance exam and the eligibility criteria.

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Which colleges can I get in round 2 with 2483 rank in IPU CET BJMC?

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I want to know about the latest cutoff information for Bachelor in Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC) at Kalinga University.

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Kajal kumari

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a month ago

KIITEE 2022 cutoff will be released in online mode by Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology. KIITEE cut off will be published in the pdf file will consist of the date and time of counselling, category and the rank, venue for the counselling session of the selected candidate. The cutoff of KI...KIITEE 2022 cutoff will be released in online mode by Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology. KIITEE cut off will be published in the pdf file will consist of the date and time of counselling, category and the rank, venue for the counselling session of the selected candidate. The cutoff of KIITEE 2022 will be released separately for each course. The cutoff is released in the form of opening and closing ranks. Candidates' whose rank falls above the KIITEE cutoff ranks given by the institute are eligible to attend the KIITEE 2022 counselling.

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I want to know about the fee structure at KCC Institute of Legal and Higher Education for BA in Journalism and Mass Communication.

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Kajal kumari

Contributor-Level 6

a month ago

Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication [B.J.M.C.]
Duration: 3 Years
On Campus Degree
Full Time
Graduation
Rs. 44,400/- per year
Rs. 1.33 Lakh Total Fees

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I want to know about the fee structure at Jamshedpur Womens College for Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC).

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Kajal kumari

Contributor-Level 6

a month ago

BJMC or Bachelor Journalism & Mass Communication is a full-time Course offered by Jamshedpur Women's College, Jamshedpur. The duration of the course is 3 years. The course is affiliated with Kolhan University, Chaibasa
fees for first year is rupees 13,800*.

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I want to know about the fee structure at Delhi Metropolitan Education for Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC).

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Kajal kumari

Contributor-Level 6

a month ago

This is a 3 years course degree on camups a full time graduation programme . 180 are available and the total fee is rupees 83,045 ( first year fees).

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Is there any college in Coimbatore providing admission for Diploma in journalism?

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pranshi sharma

Beginner-Level 4

a month ago

Clusters Institute Of media and Technology
MODERN INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION
Sree Pashmi Institute of Management and Science
These are some colleges that offer Diploma in journalism.

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Which colleges outside Delhi for BJMC general can I get in the first round ?

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Vinay kr Pandey

Scholar-Level 16

a month ago

Dear aspirant, There are few colleges according to your query:Kasturi Ram college of higher educationDelhi Metropolitan EducationKamal Institute of Higher EducationMadhubala Institute of CommunicationFarfield Institute of Management and technologyLingayas Lalita Devi Institute of Management and s...Dear aspirant,
There are few colleges according to your query:
Kasturi Ram college of higher education
Delhi Metropolitan Education
Kamal Institute of Higher Education
Madhubala Institute of Communication
Farfield Institute of Management and technology
Lingayas Lalita Devi Institute of Management and sciences
Management education and research institute
United group of Institutions
JIMS Engineering Management Technical campus
There are 16 colleges (including morning and second shift) affiliated to IP University under B.J. M. C. (Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication) programme. Hope it helps.

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Kajal kumari

Contributor-Level 6

a month ago

There are many colleges you can get outside Delhi for B.J. M. C. general: Indra Gandhi National Tribal university, Madhya Pradesh. National institute of mass communication and journalism, Gujarat. Christ university Bangalore, Symbiosis institute of media and communication Pune, Chandigarh univers...There are many colleges you can get outside Delhi for B.J. M. C. general:
Indra Gandhi National Tribal university, Madhya Pradesh. National institute of mass communication and journalism, Gujarat. Christ university Bangalore, Symbiosis
institute of media and communication Pune, Chandigarh university, Amity university, Sambalpur University.

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I want to know about the latest cutoff information for Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication at IPU.

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Kajal kumari

Contributor-Level 6

a month ago

Guru Gobind Singh Indraraparasth university will release the IPU CET 2022 cutoffs after the declaration of IPU 2022 results . The cutoffs will be different for different categories. Candidates can check BJMC cutoff online in PDF format at its official website (ipu.ac.in) .the list will include th...Guru Gobind Singh Indraraparasth university will release the IPU CET 2022 cutoffs after the declaration of IPU 2022 results . The cutoffs will be different for different categories. Candidates can check BJMC cutoff online in PDF format at its official website (ipu.ac.in) .the list will include the maximum and minimum closing ranks for the candidate for the students who are belonging to Delhi and outside the Delhi. candidates will be selected for the course on their performance in the exam.

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I have done 9th class. Can I do mass communication course now?

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pranshi sharma

Beginner-Level 4

a month ago

No, for pursuing any under graduate course you need be a higher secondary graduate I. e. (+1&+2) passed. Then only you can pursue mass communication or any under graduate course. However for Masters in field of mass communication you need a graduation degree in any stream from any recogni...No, for pursuing any under graduate course you need be a higher secondary graduate I. e. (+1&+2) passed. Then only you can pursue mass communication or any under graduate course. However for Masters in field of mass communication you need a graduation degree in any stream from any recognised University is mandatory.

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I want to know about the fee structure at Delhi Metropolitan Education for Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC).

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Sushmita Choudhary

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2 months ago

Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC) is 3 years course, in which students get all the knowledge and experience about this field.And if you are going to take admission in Delhi Metropolitan Education for BJMC you have to pay 83,045 annual fees means 249,135 for three years Duration...Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC) is 3 years course, in which students get all the knowledge and experience about this field.
And if you are going to take admission in Delhi Metropolitan Education for BJMC you have to pay 83,045 annual fees means 249,135 for three years
Duration: 3 Years
Annual Fee: 83,045
Study Mode: Regular

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I want to know about the fee structure at KCC Institute of Legal and Higher Education for B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication.

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Vinay kr Pandey

Scholar-Level 16

2 months ago

Dear aspirant,Glad to meet you.fee structure at KCC Institute of Legal and Higher Education for B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication: INR 44,400 (First Year Fees)1st year : rs 444002nd year : rs 444003rd year : rs 44400Total Fees - rs 1.33 Lakhs.Eligibility CriteriaAspirants seeking admissio...Dear aspirant,
Glad to meet you.
fee structure at KCC Institute of Legal and Higher Education for B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication: INR 44,400 (First Year Fees)
1st year : rs 44400
2nd year : rs 44400
3rd year : rs 44400
Total Fees - rs 1.33 Lakhs.
Eligibility Criteria
Aspirants seeking admission to 3 Year Full-time BJMC Program should meet the following criteria as specified by the institute.
Academic Requirement:
The Candidate should have passed from 12th class board examinations with a minimum of 50% mark in aggregate and should have passed in English (Core, Elective or Functional) as a subject.
Entrance Exam:
Candidates must qualify one of the following entrance test - CET-GGSIPU.
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kirti Gupta

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2 months ago

Parul college Gujarat invitations programs for its UG, PG and degree courses for the academic session 2022-23. programs also are invited for the Parul university Vadodara Ph.D. programme 2021-22 (Batch 1). Candidates seeking admission can apply online till July 1, 2022. At present, the university...Parul college Gujarat invitations programs for its UG, PG and degree courses for the academic session 2022-23. programs also are invited for the Parul university Vadodara Ph.D. programme 2021-22 (Batch 1). Candidates seeking admission can apply online till July 1, 2022. At present, the university gives over 50 publications on the undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. levels, underneath numerous streams, which includes Engineering, management, regulation, Designing, and so on. On the undergraduate stage, Parul university Ahmedabad gives BCA B.Tech, B.Sc. B.A. B.Com and B. Des, amongst others. These kinds of guides are supplied in the field of Engineering, Arts, technological know-how, Pharmacy, education, high-quality Arts, structure and trade, amongst others. Hope this helps!
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