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Journalist/Mass Media Related Careers
Mass communication is usually understood to relate newspaper, magazine, and book publishing, as well as radio, television and film, even via internet as these mediums are used for disseminating information, news and advertising.
Career Path
Post 12th Grade
Any stream can uses careers in Mass Communication
There are entrances in a few colleges
Specialisations within Journalism:
Broadcast Journalism
Fashion Journalism
Foreign Correspondent
Freelance Writing
Investigative Journalist
Newspaper Reporter
Social Media
Sports Journalism
Mass Communication:
B.M.C. (Bachelor ofMass Communication)

B.A. Journalism (Bachelor of Arts in Journalism)
B.A. (Honours) Journalism

Merged Courses
Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communications (B.J.M.C)
B.A. (Journalism and Mass Communication)

Related Courses
B.Sc. in Multimedia
Top Colleges
Mass Communication
Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi
AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Symbiosis Centre for Media & Communication (SCMC), Pune

Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media, Bengaluru
Asian College of Journalism, Chennai
Opportunities for Further Studies
M.A. (Journalism and Mass Communication)
M.M.C. (Master of Mass Communication)
M.Sc. Mass Communication
M.A. in Media and Communication Studies
M.A. (Master) of Arts in Journalism
Media P.G.
Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication
PGJMC (Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication)
Postgraduate Diploma in Media Studies
Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism
P.G. (Postgraduate) Diploma in Journalism
PhD. in Journalism
PhD. (Journalism and Mass Communication)
Ph.D. in Media Sciences
Ph.D. in Mass Communication
Bachelor’s Degree 3 years
Course Fees
INR 60,000/- to INR 1,50,000/- pa
Entrance Exams
Communication Aptitude Test (CAP Test)
Common Entrance Exam (CET)
And much more as per Institutes’ policy
Mahindra All India Talent Scholarship (MAITS)
Aditya Birla World Academy Scholarship
HDFC Bank Scholarships
Swami Dayanand Education Foundation
Popular Front of India Scholarships
Pre Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities
Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities
Merit Cum Means Scholarship
R D Sethna Scholarship Fund
Sussex India Scholarships
Newton Bhabha PhD Placements Programme
Internship/ Practical Training
Company/Institution Duration Stipend/Fees
Hindustan Times 1-2 months approximately Unpaid
Times Group- BCCL 2 months ₹ 10,000-15,000 /month
Tech for India 2 months ₹ 8000 /month
All India Radio (AIR) 2 weeks Fees of ₹ 2000 /- per candidate + Service Tax as applicable
MAG Studios, Delhi 2-3 months ₹ 5,000-10,000 /month
The Hindu As per the requirement (Work from Home) ₹ 1,000-3,000 /month
Role Models
Sudhir Chaudhary- Editor-in-Chief (Zee News)

Subhash Chandra- Chairman of Essel Group, an Indian conglomerate

Rajat Sharma -Editor-in-Chief (India TV)

Nidhi Razdan- Anchor of NDTV 24x7

Ravish Kumar- Senior executive editor in NDTV India

Chitra Subramaniam- Known for breaking the infamous Bofors scandal

Deepak Chaurasia- Editor-in-Chief (India News)

Mass communication:
Excellent communication skills
Knowledge of all social media marketing platforms

Good Writing Skills
Proficiency in English
Critical Thinking
Excellent Interviewing Skills
Advanced Composition Skills
Career Prospects
Mass Communication
Radio Jockey/RJ
Sound Engineer
Film Director
Sound Mixer and Sound Recorder
Special Correspondent
Radio Jockey
Art Director
Event manager
Video Jockey
Fashion Photographer

Public Relations Officer
TV Correspondent
Online News Reporter
Print News Reporter
Sports Journalist
Fashion Journalist
Copy Writer
Scope/Recruiting Industries
Mass Communication
Publishing Houses
Production Houses
News Channels
Radio Channels
PR Firms
Broadcasting Corporations
AIR - All India Radio
Circulation and Public Relations
Central Information Service
Legal Affairs Department
News Agencies
TV Channels
Radio Telecasting Companies
Websites Periodicals and Magazines
Book and Novel Blogs

Newsroom Reporting (Print and Online)
Social Media
Sports and Fashion Journalism
Copy Writing
Advertising Agencies
Press Information Bureau
Photography Companies
Tentative Starting Salary Range
Mass Communication:
Starting salary ₹12,000 and 25,000 per month depending on people and communication skills. After 5 Years of work experience a professional can expect higher salary in the range of ₹ 50,000 - 1,00,000 per month.

In Government Sector a journalist gets somewhere between ₹ 15,000 - 20,000 per month
Referred links/Resources
· www.iimc.nic.in/

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