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BJMC (Bachelor of Journalism and Communication) is a three-year duration undergraduate degree course for candidates who wish to build their career in the field of Journalism and Mass Communication. After successfully completing the course candidates are able to develop as well as refine their skills of 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 BJMC course in terms of its eligibility criteria, course curriculum, 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 12th in any stream from a recognised board
  • Candidates should score a minimum of 50% - 60% marks in graduation
  • 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.

Exntrance 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 12th. 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 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 & Scope

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 relation 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 Masters 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 --

Also Read: Check complete profiles of the companies (listed above) that hire mass communication graduates

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 BJMC course?

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

Q. What is the eligibility criteria to enroll in a BJMC course?

A. Candidates having passed class 12 in any stream from a recognized college can take admission in 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 in 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 course 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 in BJMC?

A. No, candidates after completing their 12th can take admission in 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 course?

A. The admissions in 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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Comments

I have done intermediate. Please provide information about BJMC course available at Allahabad University.

Reply to Anushka chandra

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Pankaj

Contributor-Level 9

a week ago

You can apply online for this university after that, cutoff will be released and fees will depend on the course you want to pursue.

Private Colleges for fashion communication in India and their admission process?

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Antesh Kumar

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

Some of them are
NIFT, Bengaluru
NIFTC, Chennai
SFI, Noida
NIFT, Ahmedabad
NIFT, Patna
ASFT, Noida.

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Charu Maheshwari

Contributor-Level 7

a week ago

National Institute for Fashion Technology, Delhi
Symbiosis Institute for Design, Pune
NIFT, Hyderabad
NIFT, Bengaluru
NIFTC, Chennai
SFI, Noida
NIFT, Ahmedabad
NIFT, Patna
ASFT, Noida
Amity University, Lucknow and many more colleges are there. Admission process depends upon the college.

Hostels are provided by NIMCJ?

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Charu Maheshwari

Contributor-Level 7

a week ago

Yes, hostel facilities are available.

Can I pursue BJMC from a regular institution and BA psychology from a different institution via distance mode?

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Charu Maheshwari

Contributor-Level 7

a week ago

Hi, According to UGC guidelines, you have to do only one course at a time either a regular one or a distance, one you cannot do two UG courses at a same time.

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

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Vinay kr Pandey

Guide-Level 14

2 weeks ago

Dear aspirant
Kindly check the below link for information related to your query.
https://www.shiksha.com/university/himachal-pradesh-university-shimla-22226/courses/mass-communication-and-media-s

Can one get a job in sports field after completing a BJMC course?

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Susmipriya Gunasekaran

Contributor-Level 7

3 weeks ago

Yes. you might get a job like sports anchor, sports broadcasting or presenter, since you will get exposure to sports in this course.

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC) at Sh.L.N.Hindu College.

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Vinay kr Pandey

Guide-Level 14

3 weeks ago

For latest cutoff information, please visit this link
https://www.shiksha.com/college/sh-l-n-hindu-college-rohtak-69345/courses/bjmc-bc
Thank you

Which are the popular government colleges for BJMC in south Delhi?

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aarti sharma

Beginner-Level 1

3 weeks ago

The south campus of Delhi university comprises of a total 19 colleges. Lady Shree ram, Kamala Nehru College, Kalindi College, Maharaja Agresen college, and Delhi college of arts and commerce are colleges that offer B.A. Hon in journalism. Du offers B.J. M. C. B.M.C. BHJMC, DBJCC, a Two-year PG Di...The south campus of Delhi university comprises of a total 19 colleges. Lady Shree ram, Kamala Nehru College, Kalindi College, Maharaja Agresen college, and Delhi college of arts and commerce are colleges that offer B.A. Hon in journalism. Du offers B.J. M. C. B.M.C. BHJMC, DBJCC, a Two-year PG Diploma in Hindi journalism, and a one-year P. G. Certificate course in Hindi Journalism. B.M.C. I. P. College for women (DU)
You can apply to the Delhi school of journalism
For south Delhi- Delhi college for arts and commerce
-Kamala Nehru college
- Lady Shree ram college
- Kalindi college.

When the registration form for bjmc of the international institute of mass media will be released?

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Bala David

Beginner-Level 1

a month ago

Hi Shubhada Shukla,
Bachelors In Journalism & Mass Communication (BJMC) course Admission starts at IIMM Academic Session 2022-2023 has been started since April 1st 2022.

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Garima Batra

Contributor-Level 6

a month ago

Hey Shubhada!
The admission process is going to start from1st April 2022.
You can apply from the official website.

Does MSU offer BJMC course and if yes then is there any entrance exam for it? If so, then when is the entrance exam?

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Garima Batra

Contributor-Level 6

a month ago

I want to know if Xavier institute of communication have B.J.M.C. 3 year course or not?

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Garima Batra

Contributor-Level 6

a month ago

Hello Sanjana, Xavier does offer this course. You can apply on their website.

I am in 12th after 12th I want to do (bjmc) is this course available in (csjm).

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Garima Batra

Contributor-Level 6

a month ago

Hello Upasna, this course isn't available in CJSM.

Can I know where all B.A. in mass communication and journalism is there in Kerala?

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rekha

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

B.A. Mass Communication and Journalism colleges in Kerala are-Manorama School of Communication. St Joseph College of Communication. Kerala University. JDT Islam College of Arts And Science.Wizcraft, Online Event Management Programs (Talented). Amity University Online. MGU Kerala - Mahatma Gandhi ...B.A. Mass Communication and Journalism colleges in Kerala are-
Manorama School of Communication.
St Joseph College of Communication.
Kerala University.
JDT Islam College of Arts And Science.
Wizcraft,
Online Event Management Programs (Talented).
Amity University Online.
MGU Kerala - Mahatma Gandhi University.
University of Calicut.

What is the admission process for BJMC course in DDU Gorakhpur?

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Divya vani

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

University offering the Admission for a various course like a Diploma, UG, PG, and Doctoral. University provides the Admission based on merit and All India. Please visit link: https://www.shiksha.com/university/deen-dayal-upadhyaya-gorakhpur-university-22540/courses/bjmc-bc
Thank you.

For B.A. in journalism through IGNOU distance learning programme, what is the admission process and fee structure?

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Which course I need to take for UG if I want to take journalism for PG?

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Group Captain Vinayak Deodhar

Scholar-Level 18

2 months ago

Hello The Crescent Queen, if you want to take journalism for PG, then why not take it for graduation too? It's best that you should get a degree in journalism before you go in for PG in the subject. Best wishes to you.

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