What is Journalism?
Journalism is all about gathering, assessing, processing, creating, presenting and disseminating news and information to audience. Journalism uses various channels in print media, broadcasting and digital media to distribute news and information accumulated through multiple resources. Technological advancements have also increased the number of means for distributing news. They now include webcasts, blogs, social media, podcast and e-mail.
Earlier, the field was confined just to reporting the news and events in newspapers. However, the area widened with time and now incorporates a broad spectrum and is now termed as journalism and mass communication.
Journalism Eligibility Criteria
Journalism Courses at UG Level
Those who have flair for writing and aspire to become journalists can take up this stream after higher secondary education. Prestigious colleges and universities throughout India offer three-year Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication courses.
Higher secondary in any stream from a recognised state or central board of education.
A minimum pass percentage is 50 percent in aggregate for general and 45% for reserved categories.
Candidates should have passed the higher secondary exam with English as one of the subjects.
The eligibility criteria and other requirements may vary as per the norms and standards colleges/universities offering this course have set.
Journalism Courses at PG Level
Those who want to explore the realms of journalism further can opt for one-year post graduation diploma in journalism and mass communication or go for two years full-time degree course.
A minimum of 45% marks in aggregate.
Some colleges/universities also consider those with less that 45% marks but relevant experience in the field.
Minimum pass percentage also varies from 45% to 60%.
Maximum age limit is 28 years but extendable for those with relevant experience.
Students appearing in final year exam in any stream can also apply.