Master of Journalism and Mass Communication (MJMC)

 

By Ojas Singh

 About Course

Master of Journalism and Mass Communication (MJMC)

The Master of Journalism and Mass Communication or MJMC programme is one of the most commonly opted post graduate (PG) degree in journalism and mass communication.

The duration of the course is two years which consists of a total of four semesters.

The course involves the study of different dimensions 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 career in the field of research.

Apart from building the career of an individual, it also strengthens the communication skill of an individual with a lot of practical exposure which inevitably makes the aspirant stand out of the crowd with an exceptional personality skill.  

 

Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for perusing the above mentioned master’s degree are-

· Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s or equaling degree from a recognized University.

· Candidates should have scored a minimum aggregate percentage which ranges from 50%-60%. However this criterion differs for different universities.

· The proficiency of students in English Communication is also a plus point for getting admission in this program

However the above mentioned criterion varies depending on the college/university.

 

Admission

The admission to MJMC course is done through merit based admission or by conducting the separate entrance test. The selection process for the course varies from college to college.

Merit-Based Admissions to MJMC-

Colleges will take into consideration the past academic qualifications of the applicant, such as the scores obtained in the qualifying examination of the bachelor’s degree, the relevancy of the UG degree.

However there is no fixed percentage for selection, it depends on the university/college. Generally the range of selection revolves around 50% - 60%.

Once the student qualifies the merit round, he/she may be required to appear for the interview round where the communication skill of the candidate shall be judged and marked and accordingly the selection would be done.

Entrance-Based Admissions to MJMC

Candidates would be required to appear for the entrance examination which may be conducted by the colleges as per their guidelines.

Once the student qualifies the entrance test, he/she may be required to appear for the interview round where the communication skill of the candidate shall be judged and marked and accordingly the selection would be done.

Few colleges which conducts separate all India entrance test for MJMC are-

· India Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) Entrance Exam

· Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi Entrance Exam

· GGSIPU CET Entrance Exam

· Delhi University (BMMMC) Entrance Exam

· MGM College, Entrance Exam

· AUCET Entrance Exam (Andhra Pradesh University)

· Aligarh Muslim University Entrance Exam

 

Top 10 colleges across the India are-

 

1. Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune.

(Private Institute)

2. Xavier Institute of Communications (XIC), Mumbai

(Private Institute)

3. Asian College of Journalism (ACJ), Chennai

(Private Institute)

4. Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

(Central Government Institute)

5. Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi

(Government Institute)

6. Jag School Of Transformative Skills (JSTS), New Delhi (formerly known as the NBA Group Of Institutions)

(Private Institute)

7. Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM), Bengaluru

(Private Institute)

8. MICA, Ahmedabad

(Private Institute)

9. Asian College of Journalism (ACJ), Chennai

(Private Institute)

10. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi

(State Government Institute)

 

Career Opportunity

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.

Photographer: A photographer is a professional who blends his creativity and technical skills to click pictures of people, places, landscapes, food, etc.

Cartoonist: As the name suggests, a cartoonist draws cartoon drawings that may be humorous, political or editorial in nature.

Content Writer: A content writer produces a wide variety of content for the web starting from articles and reviews to game scripts.

Editor: An editor is responsible to check the style and content of the 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.

 

Post MJMC Course

Once the aspirant graduates with the MJMC course from any one of the journalism and mass communication colleges in India, then he/she is able to earn an annual package ranging between 2,50,000 - 5,00,000 rupees LPA. The initial annual package offered to MJMC freshers would depend on various factors such as the areas of employment, the position of employment, the company or organisation joined, etc.  Apart from these the skill sets of the candidate depicted at time of interview largely impacts the initial salary, nevertheless the salary increases with increase of experience in the aforementioned field.

However, most of the aspirants, who pursue an MJMC course, do so with the objective of furthering their academic proficiency in the field of research. Among the higher education options available and commonly opted by candidates include:

-M.Phil

-PhD

Candidates are also known to attempt UGC NET or apply for Junior Research Fellowships after MJMC as well.

Be it any of the abovementioned career choices, the key learning from the MJMC course at the end of day remains sacrosanct to an individual's personality growth from various dimensions.

 

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