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Master of Journalism and Mass Communication

Mass communication is the study of how people exchange their information through mass media to large segments of the population at the same time with an amazing speed. In other words, mass communication refers to the imparting and exchanging of information on a large scale to a wide range of people.

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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    Course Details
    • Courses Offered by IIMC which is an Internationally-known centre of education training and research in Mass Communication, under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt of India. It is an autonomous body
    • Other Details
    S.No.Course NameMedium of Entrance ExaminationNumber of Seats
    1Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (English)EnglishDelhi-62, Dhenkanal-62,Aizwal-15,Amrawati-15,Jammu-15,Kottayam-15
    2Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Hindi) New DelhiHindi62
    3Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Radio & Television Journalism ,New DelhiHindi or English46
    4Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Advertising & Public Relations ,New DelhiHindi or English70
    5Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism(Odisa) ,Dhenkanal(Odisa)Odisa23
    Eligibility for IIMC Entrance:
    • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
    • Those who have appeared/are appearing in final degree examinations are also eligible to apply
    • Age : Not More Than 25 Years old
    Exam Pattern
    • Written Exam-85 Marks,
    • Timing:2 Hours
    • Interview:15 Marks
    IIMC Entrance Exam Syllabus
    • Journalism Courses :
      • General Awareness
      • Aptitude & mental
      • language capability
      • Analytical & comprehension skills.
    • Advertising and Public Relations :
      • General Awareness
      • Aptitude & mental make-up
      • language capability
      • Analytical & comprehension skills.
      • Brand awareness & recall and
      • Quantification skills
    Course Offered
    • M.A. (Mass Communication)
    • M.A. (Convergent Journalism) (Self Financed)
    • M.A. (Development Communication) (Self Financed)
    • Graduation in any discipline (10+2+3) with not less than 50% marks in aggregate.
    • Entrance Test - 200 marks
    • 180 marks-Descriptive & 20 marks objective duration-3 hrs
    Syllabus for the Entrance Test

    Paper I MCQ :

    20 MCQ’s will be asked in this paper. Following are the subjects/topics on which the questions can be asked:

    1. National and international political issues/personalities.
    2. Social and cultural issues.
    3. Language and literature.
    4. Fine arts.
    5. Media industry.
    6. National and international history.
    7. General knowledge.
    8. Reasoning.

    Paper II Descriptive :

    This paper will have sections on basic news writing, analytical writing, English quotation development and English grammar. The paper aims to check aspirants’ knowledge of functional and English writing skills.


    One is eligible to register for the OET if he or she meets the requirements mentioned below:

    • Must be a graduate from a University with approved stream in India
    • Final year appearing students can apply
    • You should be 35 years or below in age.
    Registration Process
    • The duration of test is 90 MINUTES – at the Centre in the city of your choice.
    • On completion of the ONLINE TEST, ONLY those who attain the cut off, will be called upon to appear for a Personal Interview which can be in person or via a ‘SKYPE’ Video Interview. (SVI)
    • This ‘SKYPE’ Video Interview will be conducted without delay after the completion of the Online Test; and at the same OET Centre.
    Exam Details
    • The OET will be a 90 minute ONLINE Test
    • TOTAL of 150 marks
    • The OBJECTIVE SECTION carries 100 marks. Time duration is of 60 minutes.
      It will consist of questions based on:-
      • Language Skills,
      • General Knowledge and Knowledge of Media,
      • Logical and Analytical skills.
    • The SUBJECTIVE SECTION carries 50 marks. Time duration is of 30 minutes.
      It will consist of 3 questions which can be from media industry in order to assess writing skills, creativity, social values, ethics etc. Few questions can also be related to the Course you are applying for.
    • A Bachelor’s Degree is mandatory.
    • Graduates in any discipline and students awaiting their degree examination results are eligible to apply
    • Enrolled students must submit their degree certificate to the Registrar within the first week of start of classes.
    • Students awaiting their examination results must submit their degree certificate latest by the end of February next year of admission.
    Exam Details
    • The entrance will be online in real time and will be divided in two parts: (a) to check the applicant’s English language skills and (b) the awareness of current affairs and general knowledge.
    • It will also have test of writing ability and will assess their analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    • Applicants who have scored well in the entrance test will be invited to an interview which will take place at the college.
    • Jamia Millia Islamia Delhi
    • Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai
    • Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi
    • Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune, Maharashtra
    • Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalore
    • Film and Television Institute of India, Pune
    • Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata
    • Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), School of Journalism and New Media Studies


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