M.A. in Mass Communication

Overview

Master of Arts in Mass Communication (MAMC) is a post-graduate course that focuses on ideas and outlets of mass communication such as media production, cultural issues, communication theories, regulations, and media techniques. its importance is not limited to its status in the hierarchical system of education. A post-graduate degree means, it is designed to give an in-depth knowledge of Mass Communication and related practices to the students.

The course divided into 4 semesters. As part of the course, students also have to fulfill internship requirements which ideally takes place at the end of the second semester.

First Semester
English Language Skills- 1
General Awareness & Current Affairs-1
Introduction to Journalism & Mass Communication
Reporting, Editing & Photography
Advertising and Public Relations
Film Studies

Second Semester
Media Management
General Awareness & Current Affairs-2
Introduction to Radio
Introduction to Television
Media Ethics & Laws
New Media

Third Semester
English Language Skills- 2
General Awareness & Current Affairs-3
Radio Production (Specialisation)
Television Production (Specialisation)
Media Research
Optional (Any One)
Print Production (Specialisation)
Advertising Production (Specialisation)

Fourth Semester
Industrial Training & Comprehensive Viva
Dissertation
Major Project

Top Institutes:
1. Institute of Mass Communication and Media Technology, Kurukshetra
2. Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi
3. Jagan Nath University, Jaipur
4. Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh
5. Institute of Media Management and Technology, Dehradun

Admission Process:
The process of admission to MA in Mass Communication is through an entrance test conducted by respective institutes.There are certain institutes they do not conduct Entrance Exam and admit students on the basis of marks scored in graduation and their performance in a Personal Interview.

Direct Admission
Certain institutes also have seats reserved for direct admission. Direct admission is merit based and the eligibility for direct admission is under the respective institute's discretion.

Lateral Entry:
There are certain institutes like R. K. Films and Media Academy, New Delhi which also admits student laterally in the second year of the program. For direct admission to the second year of the program, a student must have a PG Diploma in Journalism, Mass Communication, Advertising or Public Relations from a recognized Indian University. 

Further Study:
After completing the postgraduate degree,a student can go for M.Phil Media Studies and after that PhD courses also available in the same field with an aggregate of 55% marks or equivalent grade in Masters in  Mass Communication from any recognized University or Institution .

Career Prospects:
It opens up career avenues in many media related fields.such as editing, publishing, scriptwriting, direction, filmmaking etc. 

Eligibility:

The basic eligibility for admission to MA in Mass Communication is a Bachelor degree in any stream of minimum 3 years duration with 50% marks.However, certain universities do not accept an application from students who belong to Engineering or Medical streams.

Course Duration:

2 Years

Course Fee:

The fee for the program ranges from Rs. 50,000 to 3 Lakh depends on institute.

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Master Degree Mass Communication

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