Alakh Prakash Goyal Shimla University



Ph.D Journalism


(a) Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline with 55% (GEN)/ 50% (SC/ST) marks in aggregate

(b) Other conditions as prescribed guidelines for Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programmes.


The course generally involves Journalism, Mass Communication, Electronic Media, New Media, and Media studies. Candidates develop their theoretical and methodological knowledge to mass communication and related research. It includes new media and media studies which provide students with a solid foundation in the discipline through exploration and methods that shape the scope of advanced research in journalism. The course teaches candidates about research methods by learning to evaluate and use documents from a variety of sources. The course includes elements such as mass communication teaching, mass media research, freedom of expression theory and also taking up an extra language in the proficiency class.

The course is suitable for candidates who would like to increase their academic qualifications and expertise in the journalism field. Aspiring candidates must be able to understand the history, function, and development of mass communication in society. They must use a creative approach to media development and visual communication.

Career Prospects

Candidates can also seek employment in various magazines, newspapers, and also in advertising companies. They can also work as freelance writers, lecturers/professors, editors, researchers, etc.

Here is a list of some of the job positions that a successful graduate can apply for: • Freelance Writer • Lecturer and Professor • Journalist • Editor • Researcher • Communication and Brand Promotion Executive • Marketing and Communication Associate

The average salary package for a fresher start from INR 25k to 40K per month and for an experienced candidate it can be up to 50k also. Major recruiting companies include:

Duration: Min 3 Years | Total Fees: 80,000 per year

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