Journalism Courses are among the most popular study courses in India. Careers in journalism though they existed for long have very recently become focused. Institutes in metropolitan cities and state capitals are offering courses in journalism at both post graduate and undergraduate levels. Many institutes also conduct online journalism courses.
Journalism jobs are not only lucrative but exciting and respected at the same time. A career in journalism enables a candidate to travel to otherwise inaccessible places or meet the most hostile of personalities. Candidates may specialize in sports journalism, travel journalism, entertainment journalism, or investigative journalism according to one’s preference. Journalists though mostly appointed by the press, often get placements in electronic media houses and advertisement companies.
Most of the journalism courses are clubbed with mass communications curriculum for a fuller coverage and wider professional flexibilities to candidates.
Journalism Institutes in India
Journalism degree programs in India are offered by both colleges and universities at Bachelors and Masters levels respectively. Some notable institutes offering journalism courses in India include:
Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Jawaharlal Nehru University Campus, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi – 110067; Tel.: 011-26742920; Website:http://www.iimc.nic.in/index1.html
Course: Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism
Duration: I year
The Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, 316, 5th A Cross, HRBR Layout, 3rd Block, Kalyan Nagar, Bangalore – 560043; Tel.: 080-25432565; Website: http://www.iijnm.org/
Course: Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism with concentration in Newspaper Journalism, Magazine journalism, Web Journalism, Television Journalism, or Radio Journalism.
Duration: One year
Manipal Institute of Communication, Manipal University, Manipal – 576104; Website: http://www.manipal.edu/manipalsite/Users/ManipalHome.aspx ; Tel.: 0820-2571978
Course: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Communication Studies
Duration: Three years
Scopes of Journalism in India
Journalism jobs in India are well defined and exist in the press, electronic media houses, and web based news companies. Candidates with degree in journalism could have openings as journalists, project coordinator, visualizer, content developer, content manager, and project manager.
Scopes in Journalism outside India
Candidates passing journalism courses successfully might find the most lucrative job openings outside India. Placements are available in capacities of proof reader, sports journalists, video journalist, editors, senior correspondents, reporters, web content handling editor, and web managing editor.