Undergraduate Program

School of Media and Mass Communication

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication is a three-year under-graduate programme comprised of six semesters. The main objective of the course is to prepare students to understand the ways through which one can communicate his ideas among masses through print, electronic and social media. The programme trains students in Public Relations and advertisement, photography, anchoring, film making, event management, translations etc. Students gain expert knowledge in application of media software, blogging and content writing. At the end of each semester students are required to under-go training, Internship and attachment with professional organization to enhance their chances of employment. Students can gain practical experience by joining the “Earn while you Learn” scheme.

Courses Offered

Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication

Duration: 4 Years, Eligibility Criteria: 10+2 from a recognized Board and as per H.P State Govt. norms.

Besides theoretical courses, we train the students through number of activities like anchoring, specialized reporting, camera handling, photography, video making, video editing, group discussions, seminars, workshops, symposium, press conference, media house visits, education institutional visits, to earn the required skills and practical knowledge useful to get employment. Students are also trained to handle different media equipments and software. They are sent for compulsory internship training in different areas of their interest to get specialization of their choice after every semester. Some of the areas where students could venture to get employment are TV anchors, print and electronic media journalists, photo journalists, Public Relation Officers, Foreign Relation Officers, translators, Media Advisors in Govt, organizations, content writers for social media like- facebook, twitter, blogging, Instagram, script writers, film directors, actors, event managers, etc. in the film industries, radio/FM writers and radio jockey, freelancers, work from home, UGC Projects, acquiring JRF and SRF qualifications and ICSR projects, self entrepreneurs in print media viz, magazines, weekly, monthly, fortnightly and newspapers and audio video productions.

  • Highly Experienced and Expert Faculty
  • Value Based Learning
  • Financial Sector Management
  • Varied Placement Opportunities

Department Contact Info

School Of Engineering and Technology
Mehli-Shoghi Bypass Road

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 17100

[email protected]

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

Social Info

Student Resources



Like doctors teach at medical colleges, seasoned and established journalists and media persons teach at School of Mass Media and Mass Communication. This along with teaching by academically oriented professors gives APG Shimla University a holistic edge.




A dedicated Media Studio for the students with latest recording, media production—News Production, Script Writing, Video Editing, News Reading, Program Presentation, Making Documentary Film and lecturing facilities



Our Campus Radio, solely by the students of the department,  broadcasting three shows everyday. Every single show of our Campus Radio is heard by every individual at the campus as well as the neighboring towns and villages.


The APGSU journalism courses have been designed to meet the needs of the industry. The program has
been created in consultation with industry experts to prepare the students for all aspects of the job

Career Prospects

The coming together of students from so many countries of the world is a great source of cultural amalgamation, communication and learning that is unique and amazing here. To count few, the Department of Journalism is well known for doing activities, such as Blood Donation camp on the historic Shimla Ridge (139 units) in 2014, Photo Exhibition in Gaiety Theater Shimla, exhibiting several burning issues about Shimla city, appreciated by large number of people in 2014 and 2016, film festivals (screening films made by students on burning issues such as ragging, women and children safety, Shimla- A heritage city, drug addiction, smoking hazard, etc.) in 2016 and 2018 and Seminars on burning topics like Indo- Pak Relations, Ethics in media and Digital Journalism in the year 2017.

Besides, the Department has organized two media festivals at the university level where students from different universities and colleges in Himachal Pradesh did participate having competition in different activities in the year 2015 and 2018.

This institute of APG Shimla University is ranked tenth among the mass media institutes of Asia. This university is located at Shimla here nature nurtures young minds to shape their future to the right direction of becoming a respectful individuals and good citizens to serve their communities and nations