Master of Arts [M.A.] (Journalism & Mass Communication)

MA Journalism & Mass Communication gives training to the students in both technical skills and critical analysis of the media spectrum. It is a postgraduate course of 2 years duration. The course includes the study of mass media such as newspapers, magazines, cinema films, radio, television etc in order to convey information to the audience.

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.

Some of the colleges that offer this course in India are listed below:

  • Sharda University, Noida
  • India Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi
  • Mahatma Gandhi Mission College of Journalism and Mass Communication – Aurangabad
  • Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune
  • Panjab University, Chandigarh

In India, Average course fees range between INR 54, 000 to 3 Lacs. For admission in the course, students must have completed Bachelor’s degree in any stream from any recognized university with minimum 50% marks. Admission in some of the colleges is done on the basis of marks secured in an entrance examination, conducted by the college, followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

Such postgraduates are hired in job positions such as Art Director, Correspondent, Fashion Photographer, Cartoonist, Feature Writer, Production

MA Journalism & Mass Communication: Course Highlights

The following table shows the major highlights of the course.

Course LevelPost Graduation
Duration2 years
Examination TypeSemester system/ Year wise
EligibilityCompleted Bachelor’s degree in any stream from any recognized university with minimum 50% marks in it.
Admission ProcessMerit Based/ Entrance Test
Course FeesINR 50, 000 to 3 Lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR 2.45 to 9 Lacs
Top Recruiting CompaniesIndian Express, LT Finance, Max New York Life, Tata Steel, Times of India Group, India Today Group, HT Media, Anand Bazar Patrika, Zee Entertainment Enterprise
Top Recruiting AreasAdvertising Agencies, Books and Novels, All India Radio, Photography Companies, Broadcasting Corporations, Central Information Service, Journals, Periodicals and Magazines, Legal Affairs Departments, News Agencies, Circulation and Public Relations, Newspapers, Press Information Bureau, Radio Telecasting Companies, TV Channels, Websites
Job PositionsArt Director, Correspondent, Fashion Photographer, Cartoonist, Feature Writer, Production Worker, Columnist, Film Director, Proof Reader, Journalist, News Analyst, Floor Manager, Presenter, Freelance Writer, Public Relations Officer, Radio Jockey, Screenwriter, Reporter, Sound Technician, Transmission Executive, Special Correspondent

MA Journalism & Mass Communication: What is it About?

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 course generally provides teaching and training regarding reporting, writing, editing, photographing etc.Worker, Columnist, Film Director, Proof Reader, Journalist, News Analyst, Floor Manager, Presenter, Freelance Writer, Public Relations Officer, Radio Jockey, Screenwriter, Reporter, Sound Technician, Transmission Executive, and Special Correspondent. Successful postgraduates can earn anything between INR 2.45 to 9 Lacs.