Mass Communication

Mass Communication is a process in which an organization or a person or group of people send message using a channel of communication to a large group of heterogeneous people and organizations who can be general public or a segment of the general public or a cluster or group. There are various Channels of communication like broadcast television, radio, social media, and print.

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Why Mass Communication?

Globalization has created a need of getting connected to the world. And with the explosion in communication technology and media world has witnessed a change. And thus mass-communication as a career has becomes so important.

What after Mass Communication?

Mass Communication is not limited to journalism alone nowadays. Mass media is a modern reality which covers almost all aspects of human life. Careers in Mass Communication are not only high paying but also bring in a great deal of job satisfaction and expression of creativity Unlike B.Tech or medical or any management course streams there are no preparation strategies for making a career in mass communication. It widens up the horizon of career options for a student. A mass communication professional can choose a job as per his/her area of interest. Attractive and high earning jobs as journalist, actor, director, communication specialist, editor, screenplay writer, Radio Jockey, VJ, brand Manager are available to the talented and trained individuals.

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Overview
  • This course focuses on mass communication and its different forms: journalism, advertising and marketing, photography, documentary, etc. The course requires a mastery of the language because articulation is one of the key skills involved.
Elligibility & Selection process
  • A pass in 10+2
Admission Criteria
Admission is on the basis of Merit
S no College Name Seats Eligibility/Admission Criteria
1 Bharati College (W) 46 Merit Based
2 Delhi College of Arts and Commerce 31
3 Institute of Home Economics 46
4 Kalindi College(W) 46
5 Kamla Nehru College (W) 39
6 Lady Sri Ram College(W) 23
7 Maharaja Agrasen College 46
Overview
BA (H) Multimedia and Mass Communication (BMMC) is a self-funded UGC approved course offered only by I.P College at the University of Delhi. Admission to this course is through an entrance examination.
Eligibility
  • General : 75% aggregate  of best of 4 which includes 85% in English
  • OBC/CW/KM : 70 % aggregate of best of 4 which includes 70% in English
  • SC/ST : 65 % aggregate  of best of 4 which includes 65% in English
Selection
  • Through entrance test
Paper Pattern
  • Mode : Online
  • Subjects : General Awareness, Media Awareness, Current Affairs, English Comprehension, Grammatical and Analytical Skills
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • No. of Questions : 100
  • Seats : Total 52 Seats
Overview
  • BA in Journalism and Mass Communications (B.J.M.C.) is a 3-year undergraduate program for students who wish to continue their careers in journalism and the media industry.
Eligibility
  • The eligibility of this course is 10 + 2 or equivalent with 50% of the qualifications of a recognized university or board.
Admission & Selection process
Entrance
Examination Pattern - Written Examination
Subjects No. of Questions
English language & Comprehension 25
Logical Reasoning 25
General Awareness 25
Media Aptitude 25
Total Number of Questions 100
Time limit 90 Minutes
 
List of Institutes:
  • Jagannath International Management School
  • MadhuBala Institute of Communication & Electronics Media
  • Tecnia Institute of Advanced Studies
  • Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies
Who should opt for this course?
  • There are so many people who are interested in storytelling, audio-video, blogging and web content writing and, most importantly, interact with more and more people in the world. These types of people should opt for this course since this course can also satisfy their desire and passion. Those who choose the B.J.M.C course must have critical thinking skills, analytical skills, interpretive skills, good communication skills and convincing ability.
Eligibility
  • XII pass from any branch with minimum 50% marks for general category and 45% for students of SC and ST category.
  • Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) + PI & Writing Ability Test (WAT)+ Studio Test.
Admission & Selection Process
  • SCMC : 30 Marks (SET) + 30 Marks (PI) + 10 Marks (WAT)+10 Marks (Studio Test) + 20(Academic)
Paper Pattern
  • Duration - 150 minutes
  • Intake -  120 seats
  • Each question carries 1 mark and there is NO negative marking
Written Test Pattern:
S.No. Section Number of Questions Total Marks
1 General English 40 40
2 Quantitative 40 40
3 General Awareness 40 40
4 Analytical & Logical Reasoning 30 30
Total 150 150
Eligibility
  • A candidate in order to be eligible for admission to the B.M.M. degree course shall have passed the 12th Std.
  • Candidates belonging to the GC, must secure at least 65% marks in their Qualifying Exams.
  • Candidates belonging to the Christian Minority Community must obtain at least 60% in the Qualifying Exams.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST reserved category must obtain at least 55% marks in their Qualifying Exams.
  • For Christian minority candidates the Baptism Certificate will be a necessary document
Admission & selection process
  • Through entrance and a Category-wise Final Merit list will be made by giving a 60% weightage to the score obtained in the written test and a 40% weightage to the score secured in the qualifying Class XII Examinations.
Paper Pattern
  • Mode – Pen & paper,MCQ
  • Number of Seats - 60 Students
  • Total Marks - 100 marks
  • There is NO NEGATIVE marking
  • It will consist of questions on General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Data Interpretation, Economics, English Language & Comprehension Skills, Logical Reasoning and Critical Analysis & Creative Thinking.
Reservation of Seats
  • As per the Directives given in the University of Mumbai Circular No. Spl. Cell / (68) / 218 / 2005 dated 3rd June, 2005
S.No. Category No. of Seats
TOTAL SEATS 60
1 Management Quota 9
2 Minority 25
3 General 13
4 Total Reserved Category ** 13
** SC 2
** ST 2
** DT (A) 1
** NT (B) 1
** NT (C) 1
** NT (D) 1
** OBC 2
** SBC 1
** Physically Challenged 1
** Special 1
Candidates should note that they are not allowed to apply in more than one of the above Categories.
Course Highlights
Course Level Graduation
Duration 3 years
Examination Type Semester System
Eligibility 10+2 qualification from a recognized educational Board
Admission Process Based on performance in a relevant entrance test and direct interview
Course Fee INR 5,000 to 8 Lacs
Average Starting Salary INR 3 to 12 lacs per annum
Top Recruiting Companies Hindustan Times Group of Publication, NDTV Network, Zee TV Network, Times of India Publication Group, Viacom, BBC, TV 18 Group, Big Entertainment, Newspapers, Periodicals and Magazines, Central Information Service, Press Information Bureau, Websites, All India Radio, TV Channels, etc.
Job Positions Sound Engineer, Film Director, Public Relations Officer, Sound Mixer and Sound Recorder, Special Correspondent, TV Correspondent, Producer, Radio Jockey/ RJ, Screenwriter, Art Director, Editor, Event manager, Video Jockey, Fashion, Photographer, Cartoonist, Illustrator, Critic, Photojournalist, etc.
University Details
  • St. Xavier College was founded by the German Jesuits in 1869. St. Xavier College is affiliated with the University of Mumbai. The university directs BMM, BMS, B.Sc. (I.T.), M.Sc. Biotechnology and MA Public Policy, self-funded diploma courses. The University of Mumbai awards diplomas for all these courses.
  • The College received the status of an independent college of the University of Mumbai since the 2010-11 academic year.
  • As the College is a minority Catholic university, 50% of the seats are reserved for students of Catholic minorities. Admissions to BMS and BMM are done through the entrance exam and the interview.
  • Students from all three streams i.e. Arts, Commerce and Science are eligible to apply for BMS course of St. Xavier’s college.
Eligibility Criteria
  • The candidate belonging to General/Open category should have passed the final Examination of 10 + 2 system conducted by any recognized Central / State Board with at least 65% aggregate marks
  • Minimum percentage requirement for Christian Minority Candidate is 60% & SC/ST candidate is 55%
  • Candidates belonging to the General Category (GC) whose date of birth falls on or after 1st June 1995 are eligible to appear for the Entrance Test BMM/BMS 2018
  • Candidates belonging to the Christian religious community and SC/ST candidates who are born on or after 1stJune 1993 are eligible to appear for the Entrance Test BMM/BMS 2018
Admission & Selection Process
  • Based on entrance test & personal interview, weightage is also give to XII CBSE marks.