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 is 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.

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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 the 12th pass 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) 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
  • 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 are ample of job opportunities are available in the field of Journalism”.

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

  • 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 is 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.

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  1. vini says:

    I just got my 12th results and I have compartment in maths only…..I am a PCMB student and mats Is my additional subject….can I apply for journalism courses and join after giving my compartment exam.

  2. Ramagya mishra says:

    I am Ramagya Mishra I am pass intermediate in this year with 71.6 % marks. My dream is become a TV reporter.So what I do in this condition.

  3. Tulsi mhasane says:

    I am 12th sci pass i can do this plese gide me

  4. keerthi says:

    Iam keerthi I am a commerce student I wanted to do journalism and for that Firstly do I have any chance of join in journalism if yes what course should I take please say me journalism is my dream please can i become do I have chance to become journalist please suggest me what to take and what course please waiting for your reply

  5. srija says:

    I have completed my inter my dream is to be an journalist and nw iam taking BA mass communication but After that can we get job most of the people are saying you can’t find job and no scope for it is that true?? after My BA mass communication can you please tell me what to do and what i should take to become an journalist please man/Sir help me with this please

  6. Nidhi says:

    My brother has completed 12th science and he want to do sports TV journalism course which are process through which he has to pass, LIke which entrance exam are there to get admission in Different mass communication Institutes, and in ahmedabad area how many institues are there for it.

  7. sathwika says:

    I completed my intermediate 2nd year with pcm as subjects. Now I want to become an investigative journalist or a travel journalist. But I had no idea what to choose or where to go. I understood where to go and how to go. Till now I thought I would do engineering and I prepared for eamcet. so how can I get into a college for journalism? how can I prepare for college entrance exam? give me suggestions please. I am very talkative, bold, and can talk about any subject very well.

  8. Nayan says:

    I have compleated my Bcom degree.
    can I join journlism courses ofter degree?? please reply about its details

  9. Ranjani jha says:

    I’m in class 10 and want to be news reporter what subject I choose. Im good in science and math

  10. Poushali das says:

    Sir, i m coplate 12th class….. TBSE board.. I am a bangali.. But i do nit have 50% mark… Due to Tripura election result afyer very dangerous situation ….. M from SC catagory ….. What i admit any colloge for BJMC course … If any collage dont need 50% please tell me….. Any where…. Any institute…

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      For this you have to check the particular website of the colleges and institutions to know there admission criteria.

  11. Preity says:

    Warm greetings
    With humble request i just want to know whether i should go with diploma course in journalism or professional?
    What are the advantages and disadvantages of opting a diploma?
    Will it get me a decent reruition?

  12. Apenro says:

    I want to take up journalism after 12th standard. Currently I’m taking arts from NBSE ,Nagaland. How do I get admitted? Do I need to score good marks this coming exams which I’m gonna appear on February.

    • Mohit Negi says:

      yes, you can focus on your board exams, also you can apply for journalism courses in various universities across India.

  13. prasad says:

    i want to become a travel jurnalist. so plz say me after 12th science what will i do ??plz respond

  14. sonam wangyal says:

    Respected Sir/Ma’am,
    with humble request to you can you please suggest or advise for me regarding journalism course.
    Ma’am/sir right now I am doing BA program. Actually I am willing to do direct journalism course after 12th but I have some financial issue so I was not able to joined.
    Now I think that when I complete my BA program I am willing to join post graduation in journalism course. so it is possible or not?
    I shall be grateful to you all.
    with regards
    sonam wangyal
    Leh Ladakh

  15. Jai prakash says:

    After 12 pcm, what exam require to pass for BSc in mass communication, pl advise

  16. rupesh thakur says:

    Greeting to the day
    I have just complted my MA in english literature, but now i want to join MA (mass communication ) i’m full of enthusiastic nd passioned about it. Pls sir instruct nd reply me. Pls

  17. Jaya Bharti says:

    I want to be an admired news anchor what course Will be best for me MA in mass communication or M.Sc in mass communication? ?

  18. please Give Response says:

    Respected Sir/madam,iam now pursuing btech 3rd year CSE from karimnagar,Telangana
    Iam extremely interested on journalism, iam Good Talkative with best writing skills in English,Please Guide me through Gmail @Waiting for ur valuable reply…….

    • Mohit Negi says:

      since your are doing your in CSE, then the first priority for you is to focus in IT field, but if you’re passionate about journalism then you can start your career by writing for blogs and websites, join any print media company and write for them. Also you may go for PG diploma courses in Journalism.

  19. saitejaswi says:

    iam tejaswi iam studing my btech 3rd year after completion of my btech i want study journalism iam computer science engineer as i have intrest to be a reporter .so plzz give me a suggestion .. whwhich course is suitable for me to opt

    • Hanif Khan says:

      Suitable course is no doubt M.Tech but having interest in Journalism you can do MJMC (master in journalism and mass communication). Plain MJ is not more suitable for you. In mass communication you can put your knowledge gained in UG degree.

  20. Lee says:

    How to give entrance exams?

  21. Ashwini singh says:

    Plzz suggest me which exam wil good for me after 12th for bjmc

  22. Hauliansamte says:

    With due respected I like to know the strem which one will be the best to go aheat for my dream (journalist).
    I had finished class XII in Commerce’s strem, in BA I had political science honour. Now I am looking addmision for M.A. So plise can you tell me the perfact guiding for my career.
    Moreover, i have to option two option: 1. Change my stram i.e. English.
    2. Go aheat with my honour.
    It will a pleasure if you can tell me the best way.

  23. hello sir and mam says:

    Hii i am 12commerce pass now and i like travelling and my dream i am intrested in a journalisem traveling….how much and help me a study. Starting

  24. prinka yogi says:

    Ek ladka h rahul yogi jiski 12th me 73.00percent h kya ye airforce me select ho sakta or kya iska call leter aa sakta h

  25. vinay says:

    Sir I retired from army now and I completed my graduation from Kerala university in 2001 after completion of ba I joined in army as a technician. Now, I would like know, I have any chances to apply for journalism course or mass media?????? Now my age is 35

  26. astha sharma says:

    i have complete animation diploma & BA and want to know which course is better for me please reply

  27. Priya gupta says:

    Sir/mam Maine iss year 12th pass kiya h .Or main ab ek news reporter banna chahti hu to please aap mujhe bataiye ki ab mujhe aage kaun sa caurse krna chahiye jisse main reporter ban sku. Sir/mam please answer me very soon.I am very passionate about it…please.

  28. nazeera.s says:

    If it is possible to change my major from maths to journalism in fatima college,madurai.

  29. nazeera.s says:

    I got a seat in Bsc Maths, but now I’m interested in journalism.but my family members was afraid about this.please give me a suggestion.

  30. Shrijana says:

    Hi there.
    Your article was of great help as I am interested in journalism but I am doing graduation course in mathematics so I’d just like to know whether i’ll be eligible for journalism course after my graduation??

  31. Nisha jain says:

    hello sir/mam
    i am Nisha jain,studying in class 10.I am very passionate about my future.I chose journalism because i love doing adventure,moving from one place to another.And i m bold and confident enough.And i wanna be on plzz guide me in choosing the required field….its my humble request to you…thank u

    • jovitha says:

      Hello sir/ man
      I am interested in journalism & I am doing B.A ENGLISH but I am glad to see your site across it &I would like to becomea journalist so I want the clear information about it & also salary please sir reply soon

  32. Ashrith says:

    Greetings of the day.

    I like Journalism and have developed a passion for the same. I have completed my 10th and am joining for my PUC (+2).

    Can i take commerce in my PUC and them move to Journalism, would this be good or should is start with any Arts stream in my PUC.

    Kindly Advise

  33. AAFREEN.J says:

    I m so confused abt this stream can get a clear nd deep information nd the way to reach it………..

    • Mohit Negi says:

      The details are mentioned in the article about courses, scope, admission process etc. If you still have any specific query you can ask us.

  34. pansare nishant says:

    Hii, my self nishant,I just given the 12th board exam from science stream in this year, now I’m so comfused to which field should be perfect for me,I also have made some three plans a,b,c .among them there is my gernalist field but some people says that -don’t career in this field ,it’s very risky field,isn’t it?,so what do i do? Can i do this?

  35. sangeeta sethi says:

    I am waiting for the declaration of the bsc result. I want to do travel journalism. So what entrance exam should i go for?

  36. Alanstine D'Silva says:

    Hello I am Alanstine I had taken science pcme I want to become a news reporter but I know kannda language very clearly and fully but other not and I know I think most setuetion and I want to join kannda news what want I do if I failed in second PUC after I can join the journal ….. Tgq

  37. rajavel R says:

    I dont know hindi if i join in this course i need hindi???

  38. Bhargavi says:

    I read your article its very helpful . I have decided to take commerce and after 12th boards, decided to take journalism.
    So if i take commerce its okay?

  39. Mayank says:

    Hey… I am Mayank studying in class 10 I have choosen arts as a stream. for class 11 I want to become news reporter soo what should I have to do after 12… Plz suggest me

  40. Shikha says:

    Mam,I am from commerce stream .and I am interested in journalism .
    So can I done journalism from open university ???

  41. Sneha M says:

    Hi there. Your article was so really helpful. I’m glad I across this site.
    Is fluency in Hindi mandatory for one to work in English print/broadcast media?

  42. Yuvraj Patil says:

    It is useful for career building.

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