journalismJournalism is one of the fastest emerging career fields among the today’s young generation. “The pen is all time powerful than the sword”. This is one of the basics of journalism. In today’s world, people want to be aware all about the activities in the country, if it is about politics, celebrities, science and culture of India or from international affairs.

Journalism is a proper way of communication between the news and the people. Journalism basically depends on the principle of truth, editorial independence and disclosure. By the growing trend of media and technology, the people are being in touch through the radio, television, mobile, social media and the internet by the great efforts of the mass media.

Journalism is spreading the information and communicating through the emerging technology and the journalist is playing the vital role in this practice. A journalist covers the information about the business, culture, politics, arts, economics, history, entertainment and sports.

Journalism is a form of writing that tells people about things that really happened, but that they might not have known about already. A Journalist is an individual trend to collect information in the form of text, audio or pictures, processes them to a news worthy form.

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These days, the young generation is moving towards the professional courses in journalism. If you are bold, hard-working, talkative and talented, the career of journalism will suit you and you may have good future ahead.

There are so many events happening in around the world and we can see all stuff from our home. You know why? Because, mass media is providing the information to the large crowd at the same time, but, someone would have collected the information from the event site, this is the main role of a journalist.


Several Indian universities and college offers the graduate degree courses in journalism and mass media. Some private institution also offers the diploma courses in journalism. These are professional courses and can be pursued after the completion of 12th class.

If you have flair to writing, you may join the professional programme to sharpen your career in this field. You may pursue the courses in journalism or mass communication if any of subjects you had in 12th standard.

  • B.A. with Journalism – 3 yrs
  • Bachelor in Journalism (B.J) – 3 yrs
  • Bachelor in Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC) – 3 yrs
  • B.A. with Mass Media – 3 yrs
  • B.A. in script writing – 3 yrs
  • BA in Convergent Journalism
  • BA in Journalism and Communication Studies
  • B.Sc in Mass Communication and Journalism
  • B.Sc in Mass Communication, Journalism and Advertising
  • Bachelor in Media Science
  • Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication (DJMC) – 2 yrs
  • Diploma in Journalism (DJ) – 1 yr
  • MA in Convergent Journalism
  • MA in Broadcast Journalism
  • MA in Journalism & Mass Communication
  • MA in Journalism
  • M.Sc in Mass Communication, Advertising & Journalism

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“After completing a master course in this field, you can also opt Ph.D (Journalism and Mass Communication) programme”.


For admission in journalism courses, the candidate must have qualified 12th in any stream. There are some entrance exams conducted by some private universities for admission to their diploma and degree level journalism courses, Indian institute of mass communication (IIMC 2024) is a government institute under Ministry of information and broadcasting (MIC) conducts entrance exam for diploma and PG diploma courses.

The skills that required in the candidate for the admission in these courses are alertness, investigative mind, tolerate of difficult situation, English language proficiency, good communication skill, enthusiasm, confidence, patience, view on fact and fiction in-depth knowledge in culture and current affairs.

Some top colleges to pursue journalism courses are mentioned here:

  • Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM), Bangalore
  • Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication (SIMC), Pune (SET 2024)
  • Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi
  • Mudra Institute of Communications (MICA), Ahmedabad
  • Asian College of Journalism, Chennai
  • Xavier Institute of Communication (XIC), Mumbai


“There ample of job opportunities are available in the field of Journalism”.

The career options in the field of journalism are bifurcated into two divisions which are as follows:

  • Print journalism
  • Electronic journalism

The print journalism involves the newspaper, magazines, journal, digests and text print media agencies. The electronic media involves the TV, internet and radio. The web journalism is one of the fastest growing divisions of journalism and is very effective that connect the word at the same time.

There is the best career opportunity in journalism field. From the last 15-20 yrs, the world of journalism or media has been changed thoroughly. Now, the involvement of social media and internet network has brought the flood of jobs and opportunities in this field.

The news channels are mushrooming in India at very fast rate. The number of the blogs is increasing day by day and in the same proportion the demand of professional in media and journalism is growing.

Job profiles in the field of print journalism are as the following:

  • Newspapers
  • Associate Editor
  • Sub-editor
  • Editor
  • Proof Reader
  • Reporter
  • Correspondent/Special reporter
  • Writer
  • Feature writer
  • Leader writer
  • Columnist
  • Critic
  • Photojournalist
  • Cartoonist

Job profiles in the field of electronic journalism are as the following:

  • Researchers
  • Production Workers
  • Floor Managers
  • Transmission Executives
  • Reporters
  • Sound technicians
  • Camera workers
  • Presenters


At very initial level, the candidate will get the salary of 5000 – 10000 per month. After getting experience in hand, he/she may get the Rs. 15,000 – Rs. 25,000 per month. Many times the remuneration depends on the reputation, status and salary policy of the organization. An expert having sound experience and good platform may earn the Rs. 50,000 – Rs. 1,00,000 per month.

Top Recruiters

  • NDTV Network
  • Hindustan Times Group of Publication
  • Zee TV Network
  • Viacom
  • Times of India Publication Group
  • BBC
  • Big Entertainment
  • TV 18 Groups

Books & Study Materials

Choosing right books for studies helps a lot in your education. Here we have listed some books which can be very helpful to study journalism and its facts:

  • The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters, Volume II (2000) By George Orwell
  • The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law by Associated Press
  • The New New Journalism by Robert S. Boynton
  • The Elements of Journalism by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel
  • The News about the News by Leonard Downie, Jr. and Robert G. Kaiser
  • How to Write Articles for Newspapers & Magazines by Arco
  • The Newspaper Designer’s Handbook by Tim Harrower

For any other queries about Journalism, you may leave your queries below in the comment box.

Displaying 154 Comments
  1. .lakshmi says:

    Hi…sir this is lakshmi .im completed n i have interest about in journalism field bt i dnt know how whichever is gud course so if ur givesfull conformation about this means fee,yrs ,ect…pls inform my waiting.

    • Mohit says:

      you can pursue, 2 year PG course in Journalism, from any good institute. The duration is 2 years, the course fees is 50k to 60k per year.

    • Mohit says:

      you can pursue, 2 year PG course in Journalism, from any good institute. The duration is 2 years, the course fees is 50k to 60k per year.

  2. shanu says:

    i have finished my diploma in applied electronics. i wish to have a career in journalism. please guide me in this matter…

  3. vishal pandey says:

    i have completed my graduation in commerce…can i do journalism in my post graduate?

  4. krishna mohan chauhan says:

    hello i am krishna mohan from a small village haldharpurmau),u.p. i want to become a journlist to support the brave soldier.

  5. Rajesh singh says:

    hi,I am called Rajesh singh ,student of Bcom(h) but extreamly intrested to be a journalist please advice me so that i can fullfil my dream of being journalist .my phone number 9062009070

  6. MANAINI SAHOO says:


  7. Mantosh kumar Rai says:

    sir I have complete 10+2 in commerce strem . so I went carrier in my journalism

  8. Puja sadangi says:

    Hello! Iam puja and I’m now in 12th(science). Iam interested in journalism what should I do? My friends suggest I must complete some degree first n pursue journalism later bt I don’t want to do that! I want to join journalism as soon as I complete my 12th! Is that possible!? If yes,will that be beneficial??

  9. Kunal says:

    Can you please provide a descriptive path for ,how to become a journalist of a level like that of Arnab Goswami ? I meab to say how to pursue courses …because i am currently in 12th standard (science non-med stream) and mostly all of my friend are going for engg. But i do not want to do that ..i write speeches and practice a lot on my speaking skill (mostly in US english accent) i just want to do what i love that is speaking and i want to pursue journalism course from the finest of the institutes can you please provide a descriptive path or a link to that …will be really thankful 🙂

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      You are on a right track. After you 12th you can join a good journalism college. Communication and knowledge matters a lot in this field, so enhance you verbal comm. some of the famous institutes for journalism are:
      Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi
      Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai
      Film and Television Institute of India, Pune

    • Puja sadangi says:

      The situation is same with me too! All my friends want me to join engg and then journalism bt I chose journalism because I don’t want to join engg or med. I want to pursue journalism as soon as I complete my 12th! I’ll be thankful if you could give me some good info on this!

  10. shivam pandey says:

    Sir;me ak Hindi journalist banna chahta hu
    Aur Mai uptu se b tech kr rha hu Kay Mai iske bad pg(media and mass communication ) course krke media ke field carrier bna skta hu plz guide me

  11. ajay says:

    I wanna do jourlism so bcoz i do bsc so after pass out so i do jourlism

  12. anand janjal says:

    dear sir, I dont know how to the apply can you help me…

  13. siham says:

    Hi first am from Kenya but my nationality is somalian and I want to come to india and learn journalism and I finished 12th and am really lost like I don’t know what to d am good in English and writing too what else do I have to be good at

  14. I m Shivani Mishra says:

    Currently I m pursuing BBA, I m in 2nd Year, can I get in to journalism and mass communication after completing my graduation, and what all do I require to apply for its entrance exam, is CAT necessary?

  15. Rohit says:

    Hi, I am in 12th std in arts stream. I want to be a journalist in electronic media as a news anchor. Which course should I choose after 12th.

  16. pawan Gore says:

    Hello i am 8+10 th pls curse available in ripoter

  17. Anushka says:

    I am doing class 12 from science stream and m interested in becoming a radio jockey ..suggest some colleges n courses

  18. shanvi thakur says:

    Hiii… I’m shanvi. I’m still studying in12th commerce class.. And I want to be a reporter; writer journalist and also a commenter I wanna join with net world and TV…. So which course is better for me… Plz suggest me…

  19. shrey vishwakarma says:

    I am doing m.p.a and i m passed 12 ..
    I am interested in journalism Plz help me with a suggestion that what should i do after 12 ???? Plzzzz

  20. mitali priyadarshini says:

    Hi, I have completed my Btech. But I want to pursue Journalism now. Can you please suggest which one will be a good college ?

  21. ashish keshari says:

    i have done my private B.A. now may i take admission in B.J.M.C.

  22. baig TAYYAB says:

    I have complete my BA
    Can i join MJ

  23. Fairoase says:

    I have completed my +2 science. I am good in English communication and good in stage anchoring. I love travelling and I prefer a job in that. I wanted to be a flight attendant or jouranilsm like anchor. But what would be best course to choose can I do anchor after BTA?
    or can I pursue BA travel with journalism ?

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Set your one goal. You like more things, you need to find yourself among out of these. grab a potential field.

  24. Manjali says:

    Hello, I’m in 12th commerce stream. I want to prepare for Company Secretary exam, beside I want to be graduate in BJMC & then 1 year PG Diploma in mass communication. Please guide me can I do all these courses & Can I do MBA later after PG Diploma ?

  25. Vinit Narayan says:

    Hi, My communication skills are very impressive but my maths is very weak and I want to be a journalist. I want to do bachelors of journalism and mass communication. Am I able to do this course? I am feared of math. Please tell me should I do this course.

  26. Shadab says:

    Hi! I have just completed my H.S exams. I was in Science,,BUT I want a acarrier in Travel Journalism..So which course I should pursue..?

  27. Nikitha says:

    Hi! I’m a tenth grader . I wish to pursue journalism after 10th . wat sort of a combination should I take up in puc

  28. Jitendra Yadav says:

    What’s the age limit for the journalism course?

  29. Sinthiya Paul says:

    I’m presently studying in B.A 2nd year (general). I’m interested in journalism (reporter) line.plz suggest me what should I do now? what percent is needed in h.s or graduation to join a good journalism collage in bachelor degree or in post graduation level?

  30. bhai ji says:


  31. anchal singh says:

    Hey………myself anchal singh….I m doing bsc from cs….btt I m not interested in bsc …cuz… I wanna b travel jounalist… o want to wht to do now …plzzzzz


  32. anchal singh says:

    Hey………myself anchal singh….I m doing bad from cs….btt I m not interested in bsc …cuz… I wanna b travel jounalist… o want to wht to do now …plzzzzz


  33. Eshita Raha says:

    I am a student of science. After 12th I want to complete a course on journalism. But I cannot understand how cn I know about the entrance exam and how can i know about the total amount for this courses. Please help me

  34. MUNIRAJULU says:


  35. aloma rodrix says:

    im interestd in journalism…. i speak eng very well… im good in writin too…. wich stream shud i tak aftr 10th….?? i dnt wanna take arts dats fr sure… cud any1 help me out wit it….

  36. Sanyukta says:

    Hello, I am a commerce student. How about journalism after B.B.A. in any commercial field?

  37. riya khandelwal says:

    I am in bcom 1st year. I want to drop this year and continue with BJMC. But it brings a guilt inside me of dropping an year. Am i doing right by dropping this year?

  38. hii.. !! says:

    Rahul from karnataka. .I done my 2nd puc in science and got 50% result…Am intrested in journalism….Which course should I take now…please suggest me a good course…

  39. Chaahat says:

    I am vry much interested in travel journalism ! I like to travel d world ! Hw m i supposed to pursue travel journalism ? I mean what is the pathway for it ? I am doing physiotherapy 2nd yr bt i want to quit this n get into journalism bt i am interested nly in travel journalism so how to pursue ?

  40. NISHA says:


    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      You have done a different course than journalism, so .for that you must have some skills for this field and subsequently you must do journalism course for better future in this field. BUT….. Why you need to switch your career, although you have a good opportunity in your field?

  41. Seelvee Vohera says:

    Hi I! I m selves Vohera from Surat, Gujarat. I completed 12th commerce in 2014, I want to do jourlism In Surat can u suggest me which college & institute is best for me … Plz replay me.i have no bachelor degree. …
    For journalism bachelor degree is compulsory?
    If no then which college ya institute is best for me?
    Thank u…. & plz reply me & help me
    Thank u once again

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      bachelor degree is more considered to grab the job in this field. But some of the private institutions offer diploma courses in journalism and that may be considered if you have a good personality and skills to represent this job.

  42. Omkar Ambole says:

    Im in 11th, studying computer science but now im a bit confused,i don’t have any interest in cs so looking for a new stream
    *Is journalism a good career in future ?
    *Will i earn a good salary?

  43. sahil says:

    yo hoee…m in 12th…m from science…boleto science ka pagal huu. …I wanna be a journalist…vo jo presenter ni hota…jo saari news vghra…bolta h vooo vaala…confidence vghra to bhott h ….pr prob y h….I don’t know how should I start my carrier…so…please guide me….thank you…:-D

  44. mansi says:

    Hi I am in fybcom and I am doing ca but I am not intrested to do it ahead….and wanna do journalism as I like to rome from one place to another and collect information so how can I go ahead in this field…

  45. neetu yadav says:

    hlo..! i am neetu from varanasi i m study in class 10th in army public school and i want to become a journalist . but i m not a good anchor ,low confidence .. 🙁 is there any chance to bright our future without this two qualities.

  46. Neena says:

    currently im doing my btech course but i wish to switch to journalism.should i pursue undergraduate or post graduate course?which would be best?

  47. sravani says:

    i did my graduation in b-tech electronics but i am very passionated about journalism. so please suggest me some course which i should do to become journalist.

  48. kajal says:

    Hi I’ve my 12th class and now i want to do journalism and I’ve opted to go for 3 year ba (h) journalism and mass communication (jmc) from pearl academy delhi.. I wanted to ask :1. Is pearl academy a good choice to go for jmc and 2. I’m not very good at english… am i not elegible for doing journalism? ??????
    Please help I’m really confused.

  49. Jahnavi says:

    I am class 12 science student. I am really interested in getting into journalism.But i am a little apprehensive about career security. I am good at vocational and writing both..But I am concerned whether I might flourish in this career field or not.Please guide..Thankyou

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      The Media and Journalism field has good scope in both electronic and print media. You must have good communication skills in both English and Hindi.

  50. Justus Mirera says:

    Am done with Diploma in information science,but my desire is to be a journalist.Which part will i specialize as i am planning to take my Degree.

  51. ramya says:

    I am studying tenth standard. I want to do journalism after my twelth. Can anyone suggest me the best stearm to choose in twelth..

  52. Priya Raizada says:

    I m in 11 th currently
    m planning for a btech , then mba
    can i become a journalist after completing my mba?
    I want to be a politics reporter for a news channel

    if i can pursue journalism after my btech and mba
    then which college or for which course should i apply?

    plz answer me asap

  53. deploma in journalusm says:

    i am intrested in this corce plz suggest me

  54. Nafis Haider says:

    sir i want to journalism in electronic media recently i have paased 12th passed from bihar board and i am in[zoo] my is in patna muslim science college patna my contact no is 9934296378

  55. shaik.zabiulla says:

    Hello sir Iam studying 12th but I want yo b a good journalist for my future and Iam from guntur a.p what should I do please help me

  56. vishal jaiswal says:

    Hi i m vishal jaiswal last year i passed 12th com i want to knw about which course is benificial for me my contact [email protected]

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      You should check inn which feel your are interested,if you’re interested in journalism then you should have good written & verbal communication skills, you can pursue degree course from a recognized college.

  57. Ankit sharma says:

    Hey I am doing 12th comm. l am interested in news anchor . plz help me with a suggestion that what should I do after 12th?

  58. anshu says:

    Hey I am doing bsc with maths .I am good at writing and anchoring too. I luv to anchor. Will u plz help me with a suggestion that what should I do now. .??

  59. jason says:

    Hello , I am pursuing BA Program From SOL ( SCHOOL OF OPEN LEARNING ) After my B.A . i am eligible PG Diploma Course in Journalism or not plzzzzz answer me???

  60. priyanka das says:

    I’m presently studying in 12th science (bio). And I’m interested in electronic journalism (reporter) line.plz sujjest me what should I do after passing 12th n what percent is needed to join a good journalism collage .

  61. ananaya says:

    M doing bsc (maths honours)3rd sem… bt i want to be a journalist…m totly confuse shud i go for journalism aftr bsc..or shud i quit bsc n go for journalism nw…

  62. qurat says:

    Hye m qurat from kashmir m in 10th std n i won’t to b a journalist I’m intrstd in journalism I’m gud in English wrtng n kan speak gud English but I’m knfuzd fr which stream shd I opt fr n what would b beneficial fr me after 10th n 12th plz sgst me

  63. NITISH KUMAR says:


  64. Aishwarya josyula says:

    Hey, I am presently in 12th grade and I have chosen commerce. So can i persue journalism after I complete my BBA?

  65. Sandhya says:

    I have done my btech in eee but intrested in journalism can I do diploma in journalism qithou

  66. pratik gaikwad says:

    I have 12Th com pass I do the journalism

  67. Jyoti says:

    Hey! I am doing B.A. (2nd year). I am good in writting and want to write for newspapers and magazines as columnist. What should I do next?

  68. Chandni says:

    Hie… My name is chandni and i’m studying in 10th i am too confused about which stream i could choose for my 11th… I want to become a bollywood journalist for that which course i can take after my twelfth… Can u plzz suggest me!

  69. poo says:

    im 12th passed doing fybcom but want to become a professional journalist confused whch course should i persue as im in the feild of bcom

  70. vinay says:

    I am Good in writing. I want to be a journalist
    As of now i m doing CA and had done my 12 in commerce and doing Graduation in
    I m from nagpur. I m confused as where to start from or what steps i need to take to sharp my career in journalism

  71. vyshnavi says:

    Hello I’m vyshnavi and I’m in a dilema about the courses to opt? I’m thinking of bpharm or bachelor of journalism so please help me out to opt a good course in these

    • Harshit Tiwari says:

      Hello Vyshnavi, you can opt journalism, is a fastest emerging career field in these days.

    • kuzur_shreya says:

      Hey..this is Shreya I am a humanities student presently in class 12th in Loreto. All my life I hv been dreaming of bcming a journalist..I have got a flair of writing n fortunately a good communicative skill too. Would u please hlp me to choose d ryt course tht I can pursue ryt after my 12th..i wish to get into Christ university..please?

      • Sarvgyan says:

        yes, you can pursue BA in Journalism, after that you can go for PG programmes in Journalism and anchoring.

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