Master of Journalism & Mass Communication (M.J.M.C.)

Updated on Sep 9, 2022 06:25 IST
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Ritika SrivastavaAssociate Senior Executive, Editorial

MJMC (Master of Journalism & Mass Communication) is a postgraduate Mass Communication course of two years duration. The course involves the study of different forms of mass media including newspapers, radio, television, films, etc to convey information to a large audience. The course helps students provide advanced theoretical as well as practical knowledge in various media professions such as journalism, advertising, event management, public relations, and so on. The course also acts as a foundation for candidates who wish to build their careers in the field of research. Know what an MJMC course entails in terms of its course curriculum, top recruiters, job profiles, and more.   

Eligibility Criteria For MJMC

The basic eligibility criteria to pursue the Master of Journalism & Mass Communication course is as mentioned below:

  • Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognised institute or university
  • Candidates should score a minimum aggregate percentage (usually 50%-60%) as demanded by a university in which they are applying  
  • Sometimes, candidates holding a postgraduate degree are also eligible to apply for the course
  • Candidates with a stronghold on English are sometimes preferred at the time of admission     

Note: MJMC eligibility criteria mentioned above might vary depending on the college/ university to which a candidate is applying.  

Required Skills for MJMC

Skills that MJMC candidates should possess in order to build a successful career in the field of journalism and mass communication are:

Skills Required For MJMC
Good flair of the language Problem-solving skills Attention to detail
High level of confidence Excellent communication skills Ability to work under stringent deadlines
Ability to work under rough conditions Ability to express ideas and thoughts clearly Good observation skills
Ability to present information in an effective manner Good interviewing skills Great networking skills

Entrance Exams For MJMC

Admission to an MJMC course is provided on the basis of entrance exams conducted by different universities and colleges. MJMC entrance exam pattern is such that the paper contains multiple-choice questions on the subjects like Current Affairs, General Knowledge, Language Proficiency, Logical Reasoning, Analytical Ability and Aptitude and Media & Advertising. It may be noted that candidates clearing the written test also sometimes have to appear for a personal interview round before they can secure admission in a college/ university offering an MJMC course. It may also be noted that some institutions provide direct admission to candidates on the basis of their marks obtained in graduation. Some of the popular Mass Communication entrance exams are:

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Syllabus For MJMC

As stated earlier, MJMC is a two-year duration course typically divided into four semesters. Although the MJMC syllabus varies from institute to institute, given below are the semester-wise core subjects (theory as well as practical) that are usually taught in Master of Journalism and Mass Communication:

MJMC Syllabus (Core Subjects)
Semester-I
Communication Theory and Practice Global Media & Intercultural Communication Print Media & New Media
Environment & Development Communication Research Methodology for Communication and Media Research History of Indian Media
Photography, Videography and Audiography Print Journalism and Writing for Media Contemporary Media Scenario
Cultural Education Graphic Design Lab Photography Lab
Print Journalism and Writing Practice Audiography Lab Videography Lab
Semester II
Business Media Broadcast Media & Journalism Media Research Methods
Media Management Principles of Advertising & Public Relations Film Studies
Media Ethics and Laws Short Film Production (Fiction and Documentary) Short Film Production (Fiction and Documentary) Lab
Digital Video Editing Lab -- --
Semester III
Media Content Writing (English/ Hindi) Film Appreciation & Criticism New Media and Web Content
Public Relations Theory Communication for Development Online Journalism 
Critical Viewing and Reading Analysis Practice Public Relations Campaigns Practical Key Texts in Visual Media
Basics of Audio and Video Production Reporting, Editing and Lab Journal New Media and Web Content Lab
News Casting, Anchoring and Program Internship Training and Report Presentation Video News Production with Project
Presentation Skills -- --
Semester IV
Internship Dissertation and Viva Voce Project Work 

It may be noted that apart from core subjects, the MJMC course curriculum also includes some elective subjects that are to be chosen by candidates. Have a look at some of the elective subjects of MJMC course below:

MJMC Course Curriculum (Elective Subjects)
Political Communication Creative Communication Television News and Studio Production
Basics of Audio and Video Production Web Design and Production Organizational Communication
Global Communication Television News and Studio Production Radio News and Studio Production
History of World and Indian Cinema Brand Planning and Management Print Journalism
Science Communication Creative Expression in Regional Language Advertising
Creative Writing Photojournalism Marketing Management
Statistical Analysis Foreign language Instrumental Music
Micro Economics Culture Studies Design Studies
Business Ethics Theatre Studies Computer Hardware and Networking
Web Technologies and E-Commerce -- --

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MJMC Job Profiles & Top Recruiters

Candidates holding an MJMC degree can secure promising jobs in different sectors of media such as advertising agencies, photography companies, broadcasting companies, journals and magazines, news agencies, public relation organisations, TV channels, radio telecasting companies, websites, and so on. Some of the popular job profiles for candidates who successfully complete MJMC course are:-

  • Correspondent: A correspondent is an on-the-scene reporter or a journalist who contributes reports to a newspaper, radio, television or internet. Daily job responsibilities of a correspondent include researching topics for a story and interviewing people to gather information on it. Once a correspondent has the story s/he reports it for print/ online publication or radio/ television.  
  • Art Director: An art director is a professional who is responsible for the visual aspects of an advertising or media campaign. An art director oversees the page layout of a newspaper/ magazine etc and coordinates the work of other artistic staff such as graphic designers.
  • Photographer: A photographer is a professional who blends his creativity and technical skills to click pictures of people, places, landscapes, food, etc. A candidate can choose to be a celebrity photographer, wedding photographer, wildlife photographer, advertising photographer, aerial photographer, etc.
  • Cartoonist: As the name suggests, a cartoonist draws cartoon drawings that may be humorous, political or editorial in nature. The daily responsibilities of a cartoonist typically include sketching and submitting cartoons for approval, developing ideas for comic strips or animation, making changes or corrections to cartoons or animation created, etc. 
  • Content Writer: A content writer produces a wide variety of content for the web starting from articles and reviews to game scripts. Some of the daily responsibilities of a content writer include writing content as per the client or company’s needs, proofreading or editing the content, uploading the content on the web, etc.   
  • Editor: An editor is responsible to check the style and content of the publication. This means that the role of an editor is majorly managerial, especially in a publishing house, where s/he is responsible for the entire content of a publication.   
  • Film Director: A film director is an individual who controls the artistic and dramatic aspects of a film and visualizes its script while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfilment of that vision.
  • Public Relations Officer: A PR officer has the responsibility of using a wide range of media to build as well as sustain a good image for a company or brand through planned publicity campaigns and PR activities.
  • Radio Jockey: An RJ plays music, conducts interviews and holds discussions with the listeners on the radio. An RJ is trained to use designed equipment to broadcast a range of audio content such as songs, news, debates, etc. 
  • Video Jockey: A VJ has the primary responsibility of introducing music videos and hosting music programmes for electronic and social media as well as in public functions. A VJ also chats with the audience and takes interviews of artists and celebrities.

Some of the top recruiters for MJMC candidates include:

Top Recruiters for MJMC Candidates
Times of India Group Hindustan Times India Today Group
Indian Express Anand Bazar Patrika (ABP) Zee Entertainment Enterprise
Network 18 Doordarshan NDTV
Balaji Telefilms Limited Wizcraft Entertainment Sahara One Media & Entertainment Limited
DNA Entertainment Networks Percept Limited Cox & Kings
Cineyug Entertainments -- --

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FAQs on MJMC

Q. What are the popular Mass Communication colleges in Delhi?

A. In Delhi, JIMS (Jagannath Institute of Management Science),  LSR (Lady Shri Ram College for Women),  IIMC (Indian Institute of Mass Communication),  DCAC (Delhi College of Arts and Commerce),  AIMC (Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication) are known for their Mass Communication Programmes.

Q. What jobs are offered in the field of Mass Communication?

A. A professional course in Mass Communication opens doors for a career in print media, digital media, films & television, public relations, journalism, copywriting, production and more. In short, courses or subjects covered under the Mass Communication programme widens up the horizon of career options for an individual. Choosing a career depends on one's interest.

Q. What is Mass Communication course all about?

A. Mass Communication can simply be defined as the process of creating, sending, receiving and analysing messages to the target audience, using various mediums of media. The various mediums are – print media, digital media, radio, television and more.

Q. Where can one apply with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism?

A. There are numerous media houses, news channels etc that one can work with after graduating from a Mass Communication course. Some of the top recruiters for Mass Communication graduates include:
  • Times Group
  • Hindustan Times
  • Star India
  • Zee Network
  • Balaji Telefilms Limited
  • Cineyug Entertainments

Q. What are a few career options or job profiles after pursuing a course in Mass Communication and Journalism?

A. With a degree in Mass Communication, you can be a News Anchor, News Editor, Actor, Radio Jockey, Journalist, Advertiser, Event Manager, Photographer, Professor and more.

Q. Which are the top Government Mass Communication colleges in India?

A. Talking about Government colleges for Journalism and Mass Communication, IIMC, LSR, DCAC (Delhi College of Arts and Commerce), FTII (Film and Television Institute of India), IP College (Indraprastha College for Women), AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia University are some of the best colleges for the course.

Q. Which are some popular Mass Communication and Journalism entrance exams in India?

A. Many of the top colleges for Journalism and Mass Communication in India offer admissions based on the performance of candidates in the university level or state level entrance exam. Some of the exams are – IIMC Entrance Exam, XIC OET by Xavier Institute of Communications, DUET, ACJ Entrance Exam, UPU CET by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Jamia Millia Islamia Entrance Exam and more.

Q. Do I need any prior experience to pursue an MJMC course?

A. No prior knowledge or experience is necessary for a Journalism course. However, candidates must possess the reading and writing skills to become successful professionals.

Q. Is there any age limit for enrolling in the MJMC course?

A. No, generally there is no age limit for Journalism courses, but some institutes set an age limit for admission in PG courses.

Q. What are the eligibility criteria to pursue an MJMC course?

A. Candidates will be considered eligible to apply for admissions if they have completed their bachelor's degree from a recognised university/institute with a minimum aggregate of 50%. 

Q. What is the scope of Mass Communication and Journalism?

A. There is a lot of potential for the students in the field of Journalism, as this field is no longer limited to traditional means. The increasing proliferation of the Internet has increased employment opportunities in the field of mass communication and journalism.

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fee structure at Iaan School of Mass Communication for Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication:
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Eligibility Criteria:
Aspirants seeking admission to 2 Years year Full-time MJMC (Master of Journalism & Mass Communication) Program must have completed graduation + Interview Test.
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