Journalism and Mass Communication has become a very popular course because of the increasing role of media in our lives. Media today has become very active evident by a large number of news channels and news that is served 24/7 on these channels. Course in Journalism covers topics such as concepts and processes of communication, reporting, editing and new media. The students after completing this course become aware and concerned individuals who know about the realities of society and the role of media in creating awareness. One such course is provided by IIMC (Indian Institute of Mass Communication) in the form of Post Graduation diploma programs.
Admission process at IIMC
Indian Institute of mass communication offers postgraduate diploma programs in Radio and TV Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations. Journalism is offered in four languages English, Hindi, Odia and Urdu. The admission at the institute is through the means of an entrance test which tests a student’s General awareness about current affairs and media. The questions are asked about mental aptitude, general knowledge, analytical skills and language proficiency. The students who clear the written exam are then called for an interview and group discussion which will test the verbal communication skills which is absolutely necessary for this course and for job purposes. The entrance exam fee is Rs. 1500 and the fees can be submitted online as well as through demand draft.
Courses provided by IIMC in Post Graduate Diploma programmes:
- Radio and TV Journalism
- Advertising and Public Relations
- Journalism (Hindi)
- Journalism (Odia)
- Journalism (English)
- Journalism (Urdu)
Why take admission at IIMC
The course is a diploma course but holds a lot of value as it is the oldest and most reputed institution for mass media studies. The Institute is well equipped with audio and video studios which have specialized broadcast equipments to impart training to its students. The Institute also has its own Community Radio ‘Apna Radio 96.9 FM’ which works with NGO’s and Resident Welfare Associations to carry out campaigns for the benefit of the society. Reputed organisations such as Hindustan Times, Times of India, The Indian Express and many news channels like Aajtak and NDTV etc. come to the Institute for placements.
Career options after this course
Students after completing this course can work as news reporters for news channels like Zee news, CNBC news and NDTV news. This job is challenging but very rewarding because you get popularity and respect wherever you go.
You can work as news writers for news channels and for newspapers. For this, you need to have excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Power to play with words and to represent your ideas well on paper will help you in this career option.
News anchors are the professionals who read the news for TV channels. For this career, you need to have excellent communication and management skills as you have to manage the whole show.
Students after completing this course can work with companies and organisations to improve their image and can help in brand building. This has a huge demand in the job market because of the increase in the social and online presence of organisations.
Students who wish to entertain people by talking or listening to their problems and have great communication skills can do well in this field. The job is challenging as you have to think about new ways of entertaining people every day but you get your reward when you get a lot of popularity and have a lot of fans.
To know more about this course at IIMC in detail you can visit the official website of the college.