Alakh Prakash Goyal Shimla University



Master of Arts- Journalism & Mass Communication (MAJMC)


Pass with 50% (GEN) / 45% (SC/ST) aggregate marks in Bachelor’s degree (any Discipline) or equivalent.


MA Journalism & Mass Communication is a study of different means of communication by which individuals can convey the information to the large segment of the population through mass media. The program provides training to the students in both technical skills and critical analysis of the media spectrum. The course is comprised of the concept of news, the role of journalism in society, history of journalism, skills in identifying news and also covers political and social issues of particular society. Students can opt. for specializations in various fields of journalism such as Sports Journalism, Science Journalism, Environment Journalism, Fashion Journalism, Film Making, Advertising, Corporate communications etc. The objectives of the program are: • Introduce students to the various fields of journalism and mass communication • To facilitate the understanding of strategic application of evolving technologies in the field of Mass Communication and Journalism • To enhance the knowledge of students with regard to various disciplines of Mass Communication like advertising, journalism, public relations, photography and film-making • To develop the use of research methodologies appropriate to the discipline of Mass Communication and Journalism.

Career Prospects   

Successful Graduates may work in the job areas such as Advertising Agencies, Books, and Novels, All India Radio, Photography Companies, Broadcasting Corporations, Press Information Bureau, Radio Telecasting Companies, TV Channels, Websites, All India Radio, Central Information Service, Journals, Periodicals and Magazines, Legal Affairs Departments etc. Here is a list of some of the job positions that a successful graduate can apply for: • Art Director • Correspondent • Feature Writer • Production Worker • Columnist • Film Director • Proofreader • Journalist • News Analyst • Floor Manager • Presenter • Freelance Writer • Public Relations Officer • Radio Jockey • Screenwriter • Reporter • Sound Technician • Transmission Executive • Special Correspondent Aspirants can earn between INR 2.45 to 9 Lacs. After completing the MA Journalism and Mass Communication course, the students can also opt for higher studies in the field of Ph.D. and M.Phil in Mass Communication & Journalism. Top recruiting companies include: Times of India Group, India Today Group, Hindustan Times, Indian Express, Anand Bazar Patrika, Zee Entertainment Enterprise, Doordarshan, Network 18, NDTV, Sahara One Media & Entertainment Limited, Balaji Telefilms Limited, Wizcraft Entertainment, Percept Limited, DNA Entertainment Networks, Cox & Kings, Cineyug Entertainments etc.

Duration: 2 years | Total Fees: 75,000 per year

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