M.A. | Journalism and Mass Communication

Programme Overview

  • The Journalism and Mass Communication programme focuses on moulding graduates into media professionals. A post graduation programme in Journalism and Mass Communications encourages students to explore careers in the fledgling world of journalism – this includes that of Media (print, digital, and electronic).
  • Students are trained in core aspects viz Social Media, Communications, Public Relations, Corporate Communication, Advertising, Television, Event Management, and Digital. The best media practices are also imparted.
  • Along with these, post graduates also get to explore teaching as a profession and thereby engage in knowledge sharing with others. Entrepreneurship is also fostered and is today lucrative as postgraduates get to start newer businesses offering a wide range of services such as content, creativity, social media services, public relations, and even advertising.
  • The Journalism domain is itself multi-disciplinary and hence opens up a plethora of opportunities for those completing the programme. The domain is all slated to witness further growth, and thereby accord even more scope/opportunities for students taking up the programme.

Career Opportunities

  • Journalists/Senior Journalists
  • Editors
  • Reporters
  • Content Developers
  • Event Management
  • Public Relations
  • Corporate Communications

Programme USPs

  • Training students with special focus on communication, reporting, editing, content development, cinema, Radio and Television programme productions .
  • Educating students in the areas of research, media management, advertising and corporate communication.
  • Enlightening students to be aware of the media impact on culture and society, ethical and legal aspects of the media profession.
  • Training students in multimedia and emerging communication technologies.

Program Duration

2 Years (4 Semesters)

Program Type


Eligibility Criteria

Current – A pass in any degree awarded by a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST/PH candidates), with Journalism as an optional subject.


Programme Structure



Elective Course 1

Elective Course 2

Elective Course 3

Elective Course 4


Elective Course 5

Elective Course 6

Elective Course 7

Elective Course 8


Elective Course 9

Elective Course 10

Programme Outcomes

  • Communication: Communicate effectively with the society at large, comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • Project management: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of academic principles and apply these to one’s own work as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • Life–long learning: Recognize the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life–long learning in the broadest context of technological change.