Saturday, October 1, 2016

What to do after 12th standard to become a Journalist?

Journalism is a very popular field among youngsters these days. But then this field requires lot of dedication as well as preservance. In order to get a good start you have to enroll yourself in well known mass communication colleges in India. In current times days, the youth is attracted hugely towards professional courses in journalism. In case you are daring, hard-working, extrovert and goal oriented, the career in journalism is ideal for you. Like other courses, Mass Communication and Journalism course requires the candidate to clear some entrance exams. Also you have to obtain the necessary cut off marks, so that you get admission in the course. Some of the well known exams in this field are ASJ, IIMC, CJET etc. The admission criteria cut off marks and admission procedure for each institute is different. You can browse the web for course details.
There are so many Indian universities as well as colleges which offer graduate degree courses in journalism as well as mass media. Few of the private institution also provide an option of diploma courses in journalism. These professional courses can be pursued after you complete your 12th standard. You have to present your 12th standard mark sheet in order to get admission in these courses. Indian institute of mass communication (IIMC) is the main institute which works under Ministry of information and broadcasting (MIC). It conducts the entrance exam for diploma as well as Post Graduate diploma courses in journalism. Few of the well known colleges which offer this course are mentioned below
  • IIMC, New Delhi
  • Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai
  • Asian College of Journalism, Chennai
  • A.J Kidwai MCRC, Jamia Milia Islamia Delhi
  • Symbiosis Institute of Mass Commmunication
  • Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalore
  • Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad
  • Dept. of Communication and Journalism, Pune University
  • Manorama School of Communication,  Kottayyam
  • Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, Delhi 

Before choosing any institute you must check out its placements history. This will give you a fair idea about how your future course of work will be post completion of the course. Some of the colleges offer NRI quota Admission and even Management Quota admission. Download the application form and fill it up online only. You can know about the fee structure also online.
Students can opt to join degree or diploma course in journalism in order to become a journalist. There are different courses which he or she can pursue. Mentioned below is list of Bachelor Courses in Journalism after 12th:-
B.A. in Journalism
B.A. in Mass Media
B.A. in Mass Communication
Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Media
Bachelor of Journalism

Job prospects in Journalism are quite extensive:-

  • ·         Editor
  • ·         Sub Editor
  • ·         Associate Editor
  • ·         Feature Editor
  • ·         Proofreader
  • ·         Reporter
  • ·         Special Reporter
  • ·         Feature Writer
  • ·         Lead Writer
  • ·         Critic
  • ·         Columnist
  • ·         Photo Journalist
  • ·         Cartoonist
  • ·         Fashion Journalist

So go ahead and fulfill your dream of becoming a journalist.

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