Master of Mass Communication and Journalism is a postgraduate Mass Communication course. The course includes a comprehensive and thorough study of the constituents of mass media such as newspapers, magazines, cinema films, radio, television, etc. to convey the information to the audience and the study of ways and methods to collect as well as distribute the news and create general awareness among the common public through the print as well as electronic media. In other words, M.A. (Mass Communication & Journalism) degree course is the academic study of various means of communication by which individuals and entities convey information to large segments of the population through mass media.
It also generally involves teaching and training regarding reporting, writing, editing, photographing, etc. Specifically, the degree course includes concepts of news, the role of journalism in society, history of journalism; acquire skills in identifying news and separate fact from an opinion so as to learn how to cover political and social issues of particular importance to the society.
Master of Mass Communication and Journalism Eligibility
- The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing M.A. (Mass Communication & Journalism) degree is having graduation degree in any stream from any of the recognized university/college of the country.
- Some of the very reputed universities and institutes demand a minimum of 50% marks in graduation as qualifying criteria to secure admission in this course and conduct entrance examination to get admission to their M.A. (Mass Communication & Journalism) degree course. Selection to the degree course in these colleges is based on marks secured in the final merit i.e. total marks aggregated in the final exams of graduation and the entrance exam.