What is Mass Communication & Media?

Mass Communication is a medium of dispersing information to a large number of people. The term is not limited to only journalism but spreads its branches to various other media fields including news gathering and reporting, film direction and production, event management, public relations, advertising, corporate communication, and the list continues.

In recent years, the field of mass media and communication has evolved into a partially interactive concept that touches almost every aspect of human life. And, with the sheer proliferation of media into our lives through newspaper, television, and internet the field of mass communication is gaining popularity like never before.

The course offers numerous career opportunities to candidates which are not only high paying but also bring in job satisfaction and expression of creativity.

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Required Skillset for 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. However, all that one needs is the passion, drive and right skills to make it big as a mass communication and media professional. Have a look at the kind of skills and traits needed to build a career in mass communication:

Mass Communication & Media Skillset

Creativity

Confidence

Communication skills

Ability to work under strict deadlines

Networking skills

Research skills

Interviewing skills

Observation skills

Problem-solving skills

Interpretation skills

Critical thinking

Ability to work under rough conditions

Good interviewing skills

Ability to express ideas and thoughts clearly

Aptitude for presenting information in a precise and effective manner

Mass Communication & Media: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can pursue mass communication and media course at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Some of the popular courses that candidates pursue at undergraduate and postgraduate levels are:

Eligibility criteria for undergraduate and postgraduate mass communication courses offered at different institutions is mentioned below:

UG Courses: All candidates should clear Class 12th in any stream from a recognised board 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 17 years in age at the time of admissions.   

PG Courses: All 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.   

Course curriculum for Mass Communication & Media

Subjects that candidates study in mass communication and media depend on the type of course (UG/ PG/ Degree/ Diploma/ Certificate) they pursue. However, the curriculum of any course that a candidate pursues covers both theory as well as practical experience in the form of internships, study tours, seminars, etc.

Given below is the course curriculum of the two popular mass communication and media programmes – BJMC and MJMC:

BJMC Course Curriculum

Writing for Media

Introduction to Journalism (Reporting, Writing & Editing)

Indian Culture

Socio-Economic & Political Scenario

Basics of Design & Graphics

History of Print & Broadcasting in India

Print Journalism

Media Laws & Ethics

Still Photography

State Politics & Constitution

Theory of Communication

Application of Computer in Media

Development & Communication

Radio Journalism & Production

Media Management

Basics of Camera, Lights & Sound

Folk Media

Television Journalism & Production

Introduction to Advertising

Public Relations

Fundamentals of Economics & Indian Economy

National & International Affairs

Advertising Practices

Event Management: Principles & Methods

Media Research

Environment Communication

Tribal Communication

Communication Research

Media Organisation & Management

Contemporary Issues

Global Media Scenario

Value Education

MJMC Course Curriculum

Introduction to Communication

Print Media in India: Growth & Development

Print Media – Reporting & Desk

Electronic Media

Advertising

Current Affairs

Development Communication

Media Management

Media Law and Ethics

Radio & TV Production Techniques

New Media Technology

Print Media

Intercultural and International Communication

Public Relations and Corporate Communication

Media and Human Rights

Film Studies

Media and Society

Photography

Intercultural Communication

Environment Communication

 

To get details on curriculums of different mass communication and media courses, click on the below links:

Mass Communication and Media Course Curriculum

Mass Communication: UG courses one can study

Advertising: Courses one can study

PR: Courses one can study

Event Management: Courses one can study

Difference between PR and Corporate Communication: Course Curriculum

 

Mass Communication & Media: Job Profiles & Top Recruiters

Candidates successfully completing a mass communication course have ample career opportunities in various media fields. A professional course in mass communication opens doors for a career in television, films, publishing, journalism, editing, public relations, event management, filmmaking, production, scriptwriting, direction, advertising, and so on.

Depending on personal interest, a mass communication professional can choose to be a journalist, actor, radio jockey, video jockey, director, editor, screenwriter, event manager, advertising agent, copywriter, media planner, and the list continues. To know the profiles of different jobs that mass communication and media candidates can take up, click on the links below:

Mass Communication and Media Job Profiles

Mass Communication: Types of job profiles

Advertising: Types of job profiles

PR: Types of job profiles

Event Management: Types of job profiles

 

Some of the top recruiters in the field of mass communication and media are:

Top Recruiters for Mass Communication Candidates

Hindustan Times

Times Group

The Pioneer

India Today Group

The Hindu

Outlook

Indian Express

All India Radio

India TV

Zee Network

Network 18

Doordarshan

BBC

NDTV

Star India

Sahara One Media & Entertainment Limited

Balaji Telefilms Limited

Wizcraft Entertainment

Percept Limited

DNA Entertainment Networks

Cox & Kings

Cineyug Entertainments

 

Check complete profiles of the recruiters listed above by clicking the links below:

Popular Mass Communication & Media Colleges in India

Following are the most popular Mass Communication & Media Colleges in India. Learn more about these Mass Communication & Media colleges (Courses, Reviews, Answers & more) by downloading the Brochure.
B.A. (Hons.) in Journalism
  • Total Fees: ₹ 81,570
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  • 3 years
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  • Full Time
B.A. in Communication and Media, English and Psychology
  • Total Fees: ₹ 3.05 Lakh
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  • 3 years
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  • Full Time
M.A. in Mass Communication (Journalism)
  • Total Fees: ₹ 7.97 Lakh
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  • 2 years
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  • Full Time
B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Total Fees: ₹ 7.63 Lakh
  • |
  • 3 years
  • |
  • Full Time

Popular Mass Communication & Media UG Courses in India

Following are the most popular Mass Communication & Media UG Courses . You can explore the top Colleges offering these UG Courses by clicking the links below.

UG Courses

Popular Mass Communication & Media PG Courses in India

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PG Courses

Popular Mass Communication & Media Specializations in India

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Popular Specializations

Top Ranked Colleges by Location

Following are the top ranked colleges for Mass Communication & Media based on rankings published by The Week, Business Today and National Institutional Ranking Framework (MHRD).
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