Pen is still considered mightier than the sword and this forms the basis of journalism. A career in the felid of journalism and mass media is the fastest growing career options amongst the young generation. In today’s times people want to aware and updated with the happening of the world whether economic, political or social, science, culture, entertainment. Journalism has become the link between the people and news of the world. The people can keep in touch with the latest happenings across the globe both through print and electronic media like television, radio, newspaper, mobile and social media.
Candidate looking for a career in journalism should keep in mind the admission criteria of a minimum aggregate of 50% in the 12th standard exams with English as one of the four subjects. The top ranking colleges in India offer both graduate and post graduate courses in Journalism. Various private universities also conduct entrance exams for admission in diploma and degree in journalism and the candidates who clear the entrance can go for the course. Candidates willing to take up journalism should have an alert mind, investigative skills, good English along with that exceptional communications skills, confident personality, enthusiasm and an in depth knowledge of current affairs and culture and tolerance towards the various situations.
A candidate pursuing BCA degree can opt for post graduate degree journalism after completion of the BCA degree. The BCA candidates have to appear for an entrance exam conducted by the universities and after clearing the exam, appear for group discussion and personal interview. Though cracking the interview is a tough task but if you are focused nothing is impossible. Journalism requires confidence and good communication skills and proficiency in English. The candidates from any graduation field can pursue post graduation in journalism provided they clear the entrance. However, institutes and universities give preference to candidates with a gradation degree in journalism.
The candidates can opt for either print media or electronic media depending on their interests and the skills they possess. Print media consists of newspapers, magazines, journals. Electronic media comprises of radio, television and the internet. The number of news channels is increasing at an alarming rate, thus increasing the demand of professionals in this field.
Well known and top media companies come for recruitment to the colleges and universities. Some of them are NDTV, Times of India Publication Group, TV 18 groups, Viacom, Hindustan Times Group of Publication, ZEE TV Network and many other well established media houses.
The candidates can log onto the official websites of the colleges for any other information like course details, updated fees structure 2016 to keep themselves better informed.