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Journalism in India

Journalism in India is the current need of the hour. With news and media contantly in the soup for either reporting the half story or false story, the need for honest journalism has been never more evident.
Journalism in India is highly speculated and a job of responsibility not towards just the people, but also the nation. Let’s take off from here and know more about how we can pursue this is India, and make a difference to the society.
Journalism in India is offered on Graduate and Post Graduate level. After appearing std 12 from any stream, If you wish to chose journalism and mass communication as your bachelor’s or undergraduate degree then it is ideal to go for any degree course or diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication from any reputed university where selection often happens on merit so it is important to score good in std 12 exams. If you are a graduate (who has a flair for writing) from any other field, you can also opt for a postgraduate course in journalism.

Skills Needed

There are two basic skills and numerous others that you need for journalism- An interest in writing and faith in finding the truth. Besides that, journalists require inquisitive, analytical, daring, adapting and street smart minds to survive in this profession which is considered to be unsafe, especially for women. in-depth knowledge about various fields such as politics, culture, religion, social and current affairs is also required, with knowledge of various languages.

Colleges and courses

1.University of Calcutta
– B.A. with Journalism
– M.A. in Journalism
2.Rabindra Bharati University
– M.A. in Mass Communication
3.Sri Sri University
– Maters in Journalism
4.Banaras Hindu University
– B.A. in Journalism
– M.A in Journalism
5.Kashi Vidyapeeth
– Bachelor in Journalism
– M.A. Journalism and Mass Communication
6. Kurukshetra University
– M.A. Journalism
7.Jamia Millia Islamia
– M.A. in Mass Communication
8.University of Delhi
– Bachelor of Journalism
– Bachelor in Journalism and Mass Communication in Hindi
9.Pune University
– Bachelor of Journalism
– Diploma in Journalism
– Master of Communication Studies (MCMs)
10.University of Mumbai
– B.A. with Mass Media Communication as a component group subject
– B.A. in script writing and Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication
– B.A. in Journalism (BJ)
11. Chennai University
– M.A. in Communication and Journalism and Certificate course in effective communication
If you wish to go for courses in journalism from any foreign university, then Britain is the ideal country for you since the laws and the approach here in India are similar to that in Britain. Also take note that Indian media fraternity usually does not take account of any foreign university degree in Media studies or journalism so chose your college outside India with proper research.


Future Job

Journalism and media in India can be divided either in print or electronic. Print media consists of all the magazines, newspapers, tabloids, publication etc while electronic media has a wider reach like newspaper, internet, social media, radio etc. Being a journalist, you will be trusted with duties like interview, editorials, columns and so much more. This profession can make you reach new heights if taken the right way. Often the situation will pose serious treat to your life and maybe to that of your family too, so which ever sub field of media and journalism you decide to enter, be sure of it.
So chose and go ahead with this if you understood all the terms and conditions and pros and cons of this career beforehand. Best of Luck!

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