Updated on May 5, 2022 08:07 IST
Ritika Srivastava

Ritika SrivastavaAssociate Senior Executive, Editorial

The field of mass communication has contributed immensely to the development and empowerment of the society. A similar message can be delivered at the same time to a large group of population through mass communication. Not only this, it also helps people to develop an understanding of social problems and make informed decisions. Its prime examples include journalism, advertising, print media, electronic media, cyber media etc. Due to its growing popularity, mass communication as an academic discipline has also grown in importance and has become a major attraction for students. If you are also interested in studying Mass Communication, then you can pursue MA in Mass Communication & Media. This 2-year course is divided into 4 semesters, covering topics such as Communication Research, Development Communication, Development of Media, Interactive Communication Skills, Media Law and Ethics.

Eligibility Criteria For MA in Mass Communication & Media

The eligibility criteria to pursue an MA in Mass Communication & Media may vary by college. Therefore, the candidates must check the eligibility criteria by visiting the website of the college in which they want to take admission.As per the general norms, all the candidates should clear graduation in any stream from a recognised university with the minimum required percentage (50% - 60%) as stipulated by a university/ college. Eligibility criteria of some universities/ colleges also require candidates to be minimum 23 years or more in age at the time of admissions.

Entrance Exams for MA in Mass Communication & Media

Candidates can secure admission in MA in Mass Communication & Media courses either on the basis of merit or through an entrance test. However, these days most of the colleges conduct an entrance exam to shortlist candidates for admission. These entrance tests are often followed by a personal interview round which students need to clear in order to secure admission in the course of their choice. Typically an entrance test consists of three to four sections which test the candidate’s comprehension, logical reasoning, general awareness and media aptitude. Some popular entrance exams that candidates should consider giving are mentioned below:

Required Skillset For MA in Mass Communication & Media 

Unlike the complex streams of engineering and medical, one does not need to have a “set formula” to succeed in the field of mass communication and media. Some key skills that an individual should possess so as to be successful in this field are:

Creative skills Keen observer Good judgement
Intellectually curious Fluent in language Ability to work on strict deadlines
Organised Good writer Good perception and interest in details
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Syllabus For MA in Mass Communication & Media

The subjects taught in MA in EMass Communication & Media course may vary from college to college. However, some common topics that aspirants have to study in the course are as mentioned below as per the semester:

MA in Mass Communication & Media
Semester I
  • Principles of Mass Communication
  • Development of Media
  • Print Media - I (Reporting and Editing)
  • Electronic Media - I (Radio & Television)
  • Practical
Semester II
  • Development Communication
  • Communication Research
  • Media Management & Media Laws
  • International Communication
  • Practical
Semester III
  • Print Media – II (Reporting & Editing)
  • Electronic Media – II (Radio & Television)
  • Advertising or Ecology and Environment of India
  • Practical
Semester IV
  • New Media Applications
  • Inter Cultural Communication
  • Project (Specialisation Paper)
  • Environmental Communication
  • Practical

Job Profile For MA in Mass Communication & Media

Mass communication not only provides a platform to the candidates to showcase their creative side but also gives wings of change to the society. This is the reason why youth is eager to take up mass communication as a course. Mass communication as a career profile is by no means limited. Its scope is wide ranging from newspapers to magazines, radio, television, digital, advertisements, public relations, filmmaking and event management. After doing MA in Mass Communication, you can work for the following job profiles:

Desk writers: They work in both print and broadcas media. The people working as desk writers typically write and edit stories on the major happenings of the day.

Reporters: The reporter's job is to report their beat stories or major events. The most common beats offered to reporters are political, national, international, law, sports, education, lifestyle, entertainment and culture.

Correspondents: The job profile of a Correspondent is quite similar to that of a reporter. The only difference is that Correspondents are considered to be specialists of the field in which they report.

Sub-Editors: People working in this job profile ensure that the story is presented in an objective manner. Sub-Editors check the grammar and presentation of the story and make sure that all the facts of the story remain intact.

Editors: They are responsible for planning the content of a newspaper, magazine or TV/radio news bulletin. They have the final say on the content as well as presentation of a story.

Video Editor: Candidates working in this job profile need to ensure that the latest information is visually presented to audiences in an aesthetic manner.

Graphic Editor: Graphic designers/artists design graphics for magazines, labels, print media and television journalism. They are responsible for designing informative infrographics or charts for viewers/readers.

Radio Jockey: Radio Jockey's prime responsibility is to conduct a radio talk show. He/she selects the topic of discussion, music to be played and interact with the listeners over phone, sms or email.

News Anchor: They read news on the television. People working under this job profile present shows/news bulletins on television. They are the face of the channel.

Photo Journalist: They click photographs, edit them and communicate the story of a recent happening visually to viewers. 

Cartoonist: They make comical or satirical sketch on different genres such as politics, cultural events etc. Most newspapers/magazines have an in-house cartoonist for their publications.

Public Relations Officer: People in this profession deal with managing the reputation of a firm or an individual. A PR Officer tries to influence opinion as well as behavior towards their client in order to build, maintain as well as manage their client’s reputation.

FAQs on MA in Mass Communication & Media

Q. Which are the top recruiters for MA in Mass Communication & Media?

A. There are numerous media houses that hire mass communication post graduates. Some of the top recruiters are:
  • Times Group
  • Hindustan Times
  • Star India
  • Zee Network

Q. Which are the popular colleges for MA in Mass Communication & Media?

A.  Candidates can pursue the course from 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 after pursuing MA in Mass Communication & Media?

A. MA in Mass Communication & Media 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. Which are the top Government colleges for MA in Mass Communication & Media?

A. .Some government colleges for MA in Mass Communication & Media course are given below:
  • 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 Milia Islamia University

Q. Which are the popular entrance exams for MA in Mass Communication & Media?

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 Milia Islamia Entrance Exam and more.

Q. What is the duration of the MA in Mass Communication & Media?

A. MA in Mass Communication & Media course is of two-years duration divided into four semesters.

Q. What is the basic eligibility for pursuing MA in Mass Communication & Media course?

A. Candidates must have completed their graduation in any subject with at least 50 per cent marks to pursue MA in Mass Communication & Media course.

Q. What are the important skills required to pursue MA in Mass Communication & Media?

A. Candidates should be smart, enthusiastict, open-minded, knowledgeable, good listener and should have good writing skills.

Q. Which are the government agencies that hire candidates with a MA in Mass Communication & Media degree?

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 is the course fee for MA in Mass Communication & Media course?

A. The average fee for  MA in Mass Communication & Media course ranges from INR 1 L to INR 5 L. However the fees may vary from college to college.

Q. Which are the top specialisations for MA in Mass Communication & Media course?

A. The top specialisations for MA in Mass Communication & Media are Electronic Media, Media Planning, Journalism, Public Relations, Event Management.

Popular M.A. in Mass Communication & Media Colleges in India

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Popular Private M.A. in Mass Communication & Media Colleges in India

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Popular M.A. in Mass Communication & Media Specializations in India

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