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Journalism Courses - August 19th, 2011

Journalism field always provide opportunities for smart, young and talented candidates. The job as a journalist is really challenging. Many students are attracted towards the course because of the lucrative career it offers and because of the growing importance of role of media in the society.

The expansion of media industry has changed the perception of the people about journalism. As a result of this wide expansion, the institutes offering journalism course have also gained importance. Several courses are offered by the institutes in both graduation and post graduation level in journalism. Many specializations are also available, these include investigative journalism, travel journalism, Sports journalism, Entertainment journalism etc .Part time and full time options are also available and the candidate can choose according to their convenience.

Various Journalism Courses offered in India

Graduation courses

Professional Journalism
Convergence Journalism
Science Journalism
Investigative Journalism
Sports Journalism
New Journalism
Gonzo Journalism
Celebrity or People Journalism
Ambush Journalism
Advocacy Journalism
Citizen Journalism
Social News
Participatory Media
Community Journalism
Environmental Journalism
Fashion Journalism
Innovation Journalism
Online Journalism
Parachute Journalism
Service Journalism
Trade Journalism
Video Journalism
Enterprise Journalism
Post graduation courses

Advertising & Corporate Communication
Media Writing
Communication Research
New Media Technology
Development Communication
Principles of Mass Communication
Development of Media
Print Media (Reporting and Editing)
Electronic Media (Radio and Television)
Human Communication
Inter Cultural Communication
Environmental Communication
Production Portfolio
International Communication
Media Law Ethics
Rural Agricultural Journalism
Public Relations
Media Management
Women and Media
Media Productions
Media Research
There are numerous diploma courses in journalism field which help the candidate to get placed and perform well in their career.

Eligibility Criteria for Journalism Course

The basic eligibility criteria for Bachelor degree in Journalism is a pass in twelfth class. The students who wish to join for the Post graduate degree need to have a Bachelor degree in Journalism. For certificate courses also the candidate need to pass 10 +2.

The following skills are needed for candidates who wish to start a career in journalism

inquisitive mind
will power
an aptitude for presenting information in an accurate, concise and effective manner
need to organize their thoughts
be tactful, confident and organized
Should be able to sort relevant facts
Entrance Exams

Various Universities and institutes conduct entrance exams based on which students are selected for the different programs in journalism. Some of the most common and popular entrance tests include,

Journalism and mass communication entrance exam
Indian Institute of Mass Communication Journalism entrance exam
Asian College of Journalism Entrance Exam
Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism Entrance Exam
Job Scope after Journalism Courses

Journalism courses are in great demand because it provides a respectable profession with really high pay. They can get placed according to the area in which they specialize. Organizations like All India Radio and TV channels like Doordarshan, ZEE TV, Star TV etc provides lots of opportunities for candidates. They can even choose their career as a freelancer. Part time jobs are also available in the field of journalism and the candidate can choose a field which they feel comfortable.

Journalism Colleges in India

Some of the top most colleges offering Journalism courses in India are:

Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Dhenkanal
A.J.K. Mass Communication Research Centre, New Delhi (Delhi)
Indraprastha College, Delhi
Academy 18, Kalkaji (Delhi)
Lady Shriram College, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi
Academy of Media Studies, Palwal (Haryana)
Amity School of Journalism and Communication
Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur (Andhra Pradesh)
Ajmera Institute of Media Studies (A.I.M.S.), Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh)
Asian College of Journalism
Sri Padmavathi Mahila Visvaridyaeyam
Pioneer Media School
Alagappa University, Karaikudi (Tamil Nadu)
Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Dhenkanal Lady Shriram College, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, Asian College of Journalism etc are some of the top colleges offering journalism in India.

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