M.A. Journalism & Mass Communication

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Best M.A. Journalism & Mass Communication College in India

MAJMC with specialization in Digital Journalism/TV Production & Film Making/Advertising & Public Relations/ Development Communication in School of Media and Communication Studies aims to provide quality media education with focus on producing skilled and industry oriented human resource and encourage media entrepreneurship in the field of Mass Communication. It has a specialized course curriculum which incorporates varied aspects of Journalism & Mass Communication. The program has a research-oriented curriculum which aims to explore the potential of research in different dimensions of Journalism & Mass Communication.

A student with MA in Journalism & Mass Communication can aspire for varied avenues in the field of Journalism (Print, Electronic & Digital), Event Management, Media Entrepreneurship and the like. One can opt for the job profile of Public Relations Specialist, Video Producer, Blogger/Vlogger, Content Strategist, Social Media Specialist, Film & Video Editor, Camera Operator, Anchor, Reporter & Correspondent, Marketing/ Brand Professional, Radio Jockey/Announcers, Script Writer, Copy Writer, Art Director, Media Academician, Communication Officer, Market Researcher,Writer/ Author and the like.

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Career Prospects:

This programme is one of the emerging career areas for those students who choose it as their high career option. The following fields will welcome you after completing M.A. JMC.

Print Media:
• Reporter
• Sub Editor
• Photo Editor
• Design Editor
• Copy Editor
• Photographer
• Illustrator
• Writer
• Journalist
• Columnist
Mass Communication professionals can secure the above mentioned jobs in leading newspaper and magazines like Dainik Jagran, Amar Ujala, The Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Hindu, Outlook, Femina, Forbes India etc.

Electronic Media:
• Anchor
• Reporter
• News Program Producer
• Production Manager
• Video Editor
• Video Journalist
• Content Writer and Editor
• Graphic Designer
• Research Analyst
• News Presenter
• News Analyst
• Advertising Executive
Electronic Media in India has reached everywhere today and aspirants interested in working as Electronic Media Professionals can get these jobs in DD News (Government Channel),
Aaj Tak, ABP News, NDTV India, India TV, BBC, Zee News, HNN 24X7, Samachar Plus and other News Channels.

Digital Media (Web Channel & Web Portal):
• Content Writer
• Copy Writer
• Sub Editor
• News Presenter
• Voice Over Artist
• Translator
• Video Editor
• Video Journalist
• Content Developer
• Content Editor
• Social Media Expert
• Graphic Designer
• Photographer
• Videographer
• Blogger
• You Tuber
Another growing field of journalism is Online News Industry holding great career opportunities. Mass Communication students can join Online Media in India’s one of the best news websites and portals like First Post, Scroll.in, Satyagrah.scroll, India Today, NDTV News, The Quint, News 18, News Tak, etc.

Public Relations: Public Relation is another aspect of mass communication in which positive relations are established between people and organizations. A communication student can opt for becoming a Public Relation Officer (PRO) for any private as well as government organization. Lobbyist, Brand Ambassador, Content Manager, New Media Coordinator, Public Information Officer, Publicist are the other job profiles in PR industry.

Event Management: Behind every successful event a good plan is needed wherein event management plays the vital role. Event Managers execute the plan for a great event to take place. Event Management is a part of Media Studies where students learn how to become Event Managers. It is team work and includes various career choices including Event Planner, Exhibition Organiser, Wedding Planner and Logistics Manager.

Photographer & Videographer:
• Fashion Photography
• Food Photography
• Landscape Photography
• Wildlife Photography
• Nature Photography
• Architectural Photography
• Candid Photography
The most exciting and enterprising career options with mass communication are Photography and Videography. It’s a blend of art and technicality which creates business. A knowledgeable Creative Photographer and Videographer can work with media as well as with non-media companies.

Film/Television Industry:
• Performers (Actor, Casting, etc)
• Director
• Video Jockey (VJ)
• Casting Director
• Producer
• Screenwriter
• Script Writer
• Cinematographer
• Camera Operator
• Sound Recorders
• Field Recording Mixers
• Film Editor
• Set Designer
Not only acting but behind the camera also hundreds of people work to make a final flawless presentation. Many career options are open after pursuing Mass Communication in Film and TV Industry with the famous Production Houses and TV Channels including Government owned channels like Doordarshan National and Regional.

Radio: Radio Jockey (RJ)
• News Directors
• Sports Directors
• Radio Broadcast Journalist
• Radio Reporter
• Radio News Editor
• Radio Producer
• Radio Programme Controller
• Voice Editor
Radio is a medium of India, since a long time radio is considered as an authentic source of information and entertainment. Various job profiles are available in radio channels and students can acquire great jobs in both private and govt. Radio Channels like AIR, Radio Mirchi, Red FM, Akashvaani, etc.

NGO: The Non- Profit Organisations which aim towards social and political betterment also welcome media students with various job opportunities. Fund Raising, Management and Operation Departments possess jobs for media scholars which give another career option after MA in Journalism & Mass Communication. Graduates can join NGO’s like Gandhi Fellowship, Educate Girls, Tata Trust, Azim Premji Foundation, etc.

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Eligibility & Fee Details

Uttarakhand Quota (Amount of fee details in INR)

Semester Heads (Graduation Aggreate%)
>=90.01
(1st Category)
(Graduation Aggreate%)
>=80.01 and <=90
(2nd Category)
(Graduation Aggreate%)
>=70.01 and <=80
(3rd Category)
(Graduation Aggreate%)
<=70
(4th Category)
1st Semester Tuition Fee 35,520 35,520 35,520 35,520
Merit Scholarship 10,656 7,104 3,552 --
Net Tuition Fee 24,864 28,416 31,968 35,520
2nd Semester Tuition Fee 35,520 35,520 35,520 35,520
Merit Scholarship 10,656 7,104 3,552 --
Net Tuition Fee 24,864 28,416 31,968 35,520
Total Fee year wise inclusive of other charges (1st Category) 75,028 (2nd Category) 82,132 (3rd Category) 89,236 (4th Category) 96,340

All India Quota (Amount of fee details in INR)

Semester Heads (Graduation Aggreate%)
>=90.01
(1st Category)
(Graduation Aggreate%)
>=80.01 and <=90
(2nd Category)
(Graduation Aggreate%)
>=70.01 and <=80
(3rd Category)
(Graduation Aggreate%)
<=70
(4th Category)
1st Semester Tuition Fee 48,000 48,000 48,000 48,000
Students Diversity Scholarship 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
Merit Scholarship 12,900 8,600 4,300 -
Net Tuition Fee 30,100 34,400 38,700 43,000
2nd Semester Tuition Fee 48,000 48,000 48,000 48,000
Students Diversity Scholarship 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
Merit Scholarship 12,900 8,600 4,300 -
Net Tuition Fee 30,100 34,400 38,700 43,000
Total Fee year wise inclusive of other charges (1st Category) 85,500 (2nd Category) 94,100 (3rd Category) 1,02,700 (4th Category) 1,11,300

Uttarakhand Quota (Amount of fee details in INR)

Semester Heads (Diploma Aggregate%)
>=90.01
(1st Category)
(Diploma Aggregate%)
>=80.01 and <=90
(2nd Category)
(Diploma Aggregate%)
>=70.01 and <=80
(3rd Category)
(Diploma Aggregate%)
<=70
(4th Category)
3rd Semester Tuition Fee 68,080 68,080 68,080 68,080
Scholarship 20,424 13,616 6,808 --
Net Tuition Fee 47,656 54,464 61,272 68,080
4th Semester Tuition Fee 68,080 68,080 68,080 68,080
Scholarship 20,424 13,616 6,808 --
Net Tuition Fee 47,656 54,464 61,272 68,080
Total Fee year wise inclusive of other charges (1st Category) 1,22,612 (2nd Category) 1,36,228 (3rd Category) 1,49,844 (4th Category) 1,63,460

All India Quota (Amount of fee details in INR)

Semester Heads (Diploma Aggregate%)
>=90.01
(1st Category)
(Diploma Aggregate%)
>=80.01 and <=90
(2nd Category)
(Diploma Aggregate%)
>=70.01 and <=80
(3rd Category)
(Diploma Aggregate%)
<=70
(4th Category)
3rd Semester Tuition Fee 92,000 92,000 92,000 92,000
Scholarship 16,500 16,500 16,500 16,500
Merit Scholarship 22,650 15,100 7,500 -
Net Tuition Fee 52,850 60,400 67,950 100,000
4th Semester Tuition Fee 92,000 92,000 92,000 92,000
Scholarship 16,500 16,500 16,500 16,500
Merit Scholarship 22,650 15,100 7,500 -
Net Tuition Fee 52,850 60,400 67,950 100,000
Total Fee year wise inclusive of other charges (1st Category) 1,33,000 (2nd Category) 1,48,100 (3rd Category) 1,63,200 (4th Category) 1,78,300

One Time Payable Charges in 1st Semester (INR)

Admission Fee Enrolment Fee Caution Money
(Refundable after completion of programme)
6,000 2,000 2,000

Other Charges Per Semester (INR)

Examination Fee Library Fee Student Welfare Fee Online Student Information Fee Total
4,600 800 750 1,500 7,650

Optional Fee (INR)

Hostel & Mess Fee Single Bed Double Bed Triple Bed Four Bed
Rent and other Fee per Academic Year 75,000 55,000 47,000 42,000
Mess Fee per Academic Year 40,500 40,500 40,500 40,500
Laundry Fee per Academic Year 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500
Hostel Security Fee (Refundable after completion of the session) 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
Total Amount 1,20,000 1,00,000 92,000 87,000

Optional Fee (INR)

Transportation Fee for Doiwala Route per Academic Year 22,000
Transportation Fee for Other Routes per Academic Year 20,000

Eligibility

  • Graduation in any stream or equivalent degree.
  • 50% marks for general and 45% for SC/ST category.

Note:

  • Only one choice of scholarship will be allowed to the candidate from the following:
    • 5% scholarship on Net Tuition Fee (after merit scholarship) to Girl Candidate for complete programme.
    • 5% scholarship on Net Tuition Fee (after merit scholarship) to ward of Defence Personnel for complete programme.
    • 10% scholarship on Net Tuition Fee (after merit scholarship) to Alumni of Uttaranchal University (only in 1st year).
    • 10% scholarship on Net Tuition Fee (after merit scholarship) to Sibling of Uttaranchal University (only in 1st year).
  • If any student deposits his/her complete yearly Fee, in that case additional scholarship of 5% on Net Tuition Fee (after merit scholarship)will be provided for 1st year only.
  • The Net Tuition Fee for the programme will increase by 5% per annum from 2nd year onwards. It will be applicable to both All India and State Quota students.

Admission Procedure:

Program Structure

Under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)

Sr. No. Course Code Course Name Credits
1. MAJMC:101 Principles of Communication 4
2. MAJMC:102 Development of Media 4
3. MAJMC:103 Print Media (S.E) 4
4. MAJMC:104 Introduction to Journalism 4
5. MAJMC:1XX Generic Elective-1* 4
6. MAJMC:151 Print Media Lab 1
Total credit Sem. I 21

1 MAJMC: 105 Folk culture of Uttarakhand
2 MAJMC: 106 Computer Graphics Technology

Sr. No. Course Code Course Name Credits
1. MAJMC:201 Advertising & Public Relations 4
2. MAJMC:202 Media Law & Ethics 4
3. MAJMC: 203 Media Management 4
4. MAJMC:2XX Generic Elective-2* 4
5. MAJMC:251 Ad PR lab 1
Total credit Sem. II 17

1 MAJMC: 204 Photo Journalism
2 MAJMC: 205 Human Rights & Mass Media

Sr. No. Course Code Course Name Credits
1. MAJMC:301 Radio Journalism & Production 4
2. MAJMC:302 Television Journalism& Production 4
3. MAJMC:303 Film Studies 4
4. MAJMC:3XX Generic Elective-3* 4
5. MAJMC:351 Radio lab 2
6. MAJMC:352 TV lab 2
7. MAJMC:353 Film lab 2
8. MAJMC:354 Internship 1
Total credit Sem. III 23

1 MAJMC: 304 International Communication
2 MAJMC: 305 Health Communication

Sr. No. Course Code Course Name Credits
1. MAJMC:401 New Media (S.E) 4
2. MAJMC:402 Intercultural Communication 4
3. MAJMC:403 Environmental Studies 3
4. MAJMC:404 Event Management 4
5. MAJMC:405 Communication Research 4
6. MAJMC:451 New Media Lab (S.E) 2
7. MAJMC:4XX Generic Elective-4* 2
Total credit Sem. IV 23

1 MAJMC: 452 Dissertation
2 MAJMC: 453 Project

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USJMC is driven by highly qualified and knowledgeable faculties and media professionals. The entire course is dedicated towards giving extraordinary skills and integrated media education to the students in order to make them complete media professionals after the completion of degree. Media aspirants can start their career in the vast field of media after completing the course from USJMC. Our study programs are value-driven and industry-centric which include regular field visits and practical exposures. We have the academic team which has excellent practical based Socratic Method. Various workshops, seminars and field visits are conducted on regular basis for the overall development of the student. USJMC is known for its connection with both theoretical and practical aspects of the discipline for moulding the student’s overall personality according to the dynamic industry of media.

  • Media Club for giving 360 degree media exposure
  • Photography club for giving professional photography training to students
  • Practical based courses for real time learning
  • Daily News analysis exercises to inculcate daily newspaper reading habits
  • Media Studio for real life experience for news reading and mass communication activities
  • ICT based teaching pedagogy
  • Summer internships for making students placement ready
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