Bachelor of Journalism through Distance Learning

If you have a flair for writing and want to make a living by investigating and reporting issues, happenings, stories, and trends around the world, then journalism would be your perfect career choice. You can do a Bachelors in Journalism through distance learning and prepare yourself for a lucrative and adventurous career opportunity.

Distance Learning Institutes Offering Bachelor of Journalism

Some of the most popular institutes offering Bachelor of Journalism through distance learning are as follows:

Name of the Institute Contact Details
Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune Vidyapeeth Bhavan, Gultekadi, Pune, Maharashtra, India – 411037

Contact No: 020-24261856, 24264699, 24267888


Kakatiya University Warangal – 506009

Phone : (091) 0870 -2438877, 2438899

FAX : (091) 0870 – 2439991


Kota Open University / Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University Rawatbhata Road

Kota-324010 (Rajasthan) INDIA

Phone: 2470971



Guru Ghasidas University Main Campus, Koni, Bilaspur, (C.G.), India, 495009

Phone : 07752-260209

Email-ID –


Guru Jambheshwar University Hisar – 125001

Haryana (India)

Phone: 01662-263104


Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Maidan Garhi, New Delhi – 110068

Phone: 29571000(EPABX 30 Lines)


Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya, Institute of Open & Distance Education Bhopal Hoshangabad Road Bhopal-26

Ph: 0755-2491888, 2491786


Awadhesh Pratap Singh University Rewa – 486 003

Phone :+91-07662-231901254434

Email :,


Sikkim Manipal University 1st Floor, Syndicate House,

Manipal – 576104.

Telephone: 91-820-4297000

Fax: 91-820-2571959


Nalanda Open University Biscomaun Bhawan, Gandhi Maidan, Patna-800001, Bihar, India

Phone : 0612-2201013,0612-2206916

Fax : 0612-2201001

E-mail :

Website :

Himachal Pradesh University, International Centre For Distance Education& Open Learning (ICDEOL) Summer Hill

Shimla-171005(Himachal Pradesh)

Ph: 2830273, 2830434



Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya Chitrakoot , Satna (Satna Dist.) – 485331
Dr. Hari Singh Gour Vishwavidyalaya Director, Institute of Distance Education, Dr. Harisingh Gour University , Sagar (Sagar Dist.) – 470003


Eligibility Criteria and Admission Procedure

For pursuing a Bachelor’s program in journalism through distance education, one needs to complete higher secondary (10+2 pattern) from a recognized institute. Students from any stream can pursue the course. Students who have completed graduation degree are also eligible to apply. Candidates should have a flair for writing and be aware of current affairs.

Admission is generally granted on the basis of marks obtained in +2 or graduation examination. The cut-off marks vary from one institute to another. Some institutes may conduct a separate entrance examination for admitting candidates.

Duration of the Course

Duration of the bachelor’s program is generally 3 to 4 years, according to different institutes. However, the duration can be extended still further by a distance learning student, as per his or her suitability.

Career Prospects

Along with a bachelor’s degree in arts, science and commerce, if you have an additional degree in journalism, it will take your career prospects a step further. Pursuing the course through distance learning mode after completion of XII board examination will also bring in career opportunities, but the starting pay package will definitely be a bit lower than that of an individual falling in the former category. However, after completion of the course, one needs to undergo formal internship or training in various core sectors of journalism. The designation or job would also depend on the candidate’s individual skill, knowledge, work experience, leadership ability, and writing quality. Journalism sector nowadays is broadly classified into three types: electronic media, print media, and web media.

Career Prospects in Electronic Media

Electronic media consists of television and radio channels. Some of the career options with electronic media are as follows-

  • Station Programmer
  • Broadcast Reporter
  • Commentator
  • Anchor
  • Researcher
  • Camera Operator
  • Presenter
  • Audio-visual Consultant
  • Media Production Assistant
  • Radio/TV Newscaster

Career Prospects in Print Media

Print media consists of newspapers, magazines, journals, digests, and news agencies. Some of the career options with print media are as follows-

  • Reporter
  • Special/Correspondent Reporter
  • Feature Writer
  • Proof Reader
  • Editor
  • Critic
  • Columnist Biographer
  • Advertising Director
  • Photo Journalist
  • Lead Writer

Career Prospect in Web Media

Internet or web media is the most popular medium, connecting people all across the world. Some of the career options with web media are-

  • Article Writer
  • Web Journalist
  • Blogger
  • Web Analyst
  • Freelancer
  • Technical Writer

Apart from these three media, some other professions which can be thought of after pursuing the degree are -

  • Admissions Counselor
  • Film/TV Director
  • Screen/Script Writer