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M.A. Journalism and Mass Communication

M.A. Journalism and Mass Communication

M.A. Journalism and Mass Communication is a programme that is formulated in a particular manner. It is meant to equip and guide the students in the best way possible, forever changing media and communication. The layout of this program contains an ideal mix of conceptual as well as knowledge through a series of practical and its exposure to the students..

This two-year post-graduate programme of MJMC Course from DBUU's School of Journalism & Liberal Arts, the best ma journalism colleges in dehradun, is designed to upskill the students and polish their previous strengths and knowledge. The course motivates the students to create a portfolio and keep it updated, as well as research projects and films in the form of assignments. The portfolios contribute to a better chance of professional opportunities. Internal and external activities are an active part of this program since they contribute to the enhancement of their communication and media-related skills. This postgraduate programme includes all the essential news-related concepts and theories like the role journalism plays in society and the historical aspect of journalism, the skills required to identify the latest news and trends. It also envelopes the political and social concerns of society.

The Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication course helps students build a strong foundation and advanced skills related to journalism and mass communication, which enables the students to pursue further studies, secure jobs or participate in competitive examinations.

Salient Features

  • 19+ years of academic experience
  • Focus on student-centered learning
  • Problem-based learning and industry-relevant curriculum
  • Best placement opportunities to get placed in high-end and reputed companies
  • Industrial training in reputable firms and organizations
  • The privilege of 100% placement guidance and support
  • Industry visits, seminars, workshops, and guest lectures by eminent researchers and industry practitioners
  • Active student clubs and bodies
  • The multi-cultural and vibrant teaching environment

Admissions Open 2024!!

Merit-based admission process with online application at Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand University.

Eligibility & Fee Details

Duration & Eligibility

2 Years

The candidate must have passed graduation from a recognized university with minimum 40% or equivalent CGPA in aggregate.

Fee Structure

Course Total Fees
Academic fee ( Per Sem) ₹ 30000/-

One Time Fee

Application Fee (Non-Refundable) Admission Fee (Non-Refundable) University Enrollment Fee (Non-Refundable)
₹ 1,500 ₹ 7,000 ₹ 3,000
Exam fees ( Per Semester) 4,500/-

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Programme Educational Objectives (PEO's)

PEO-1 To help students develop and exhibit social and entrepreneurial skills related to journalism, media, communication, advertising, public relations and other subjects.
PEO-2 To equip students with relevant skills by training and polishing them into credible professionals so that they can become skilful professionals in Media, communication and entertainment industry.
PEO-3 To enable students to acquire knowledge, skills, and understanding of the media to become capable, well trained, and qualified journalists for the Digital, Broadcast, and Print industry.
PEO-4 To provide the students with the required skills in regard to industries like Advertising, Public Relations, and Corporate Communications so that they can bring expertise to their workplace as skilled professionals
PEO-5 To push the students to form creative, analytical, and communication skills that will make them efficient professionals in fields like development communication and communication research.

Program Specific Objectives (PSO's)

PSO-1 Learn the theoretical and practical aspects of subjects like broadcast, digital, journalism, print, and numerous others from mass communication.
PSO-2 Carry and display proficient verbal and non-verbal communication skills required within the social and professional domain.
PSO-3 Recognise, articulate, explore, and examine the issues & literature then try to get to a logical conclusion and find answers to live conflicts and challenges.
PSO-4 Comprehend the norms and ethics of journalism and mass communication and the virtues of aiding the community and society for the betterment and sustainable development.
PSO-5 Display expert utilisation of skills, tools and techniques in order to establish and continue communication with the masses efficiently.

Program Grid Structure


Semester 1

Course Code Course Credit
21MAJM101 Principle of Mass Communication 4
21MAJM102 Development of Media 4
21MAJM103 Print Media (Reporting and Editing) 4
21MAJM104 Electronic Media (Radio and Television) 4
21MAJM105 Advertising and Public Relations 4
23AEC091 Ability Enhancement Course 1

Semester 2

Course Code Course Credit
23MAJM201 Development Communication 4
23MAJM202 New Media Concepts 4
21MAJM203 Media Law and Ethics 4
21MAJM204 Advanced Public Relations 3
21MAJM205 Media Management 3
21AEC092 Ability Enhancement Course 1

Semester 3

Course Code Course Credit
21MAJM301 Radio Journalism and Production 4
21MAJM302 Television Journalism and Production 4
VAM30601X Value added Course - I 0
21MAJM31X Program Elective-1 4
21MAJM32X Program Elective-2 4
21PHCC103 Research Methodology For Humanities and Social Sciences 4

Semester 4

Course Code Course Credit
21MAJM401 New Media Technology 2
21MAJM402 Film Studies 2
VAM40602X Value added Module - II 0
21MAJM41X Program Elective-3 4
21MAJM42X Program Elective-4 4
21PHCC402 Research and Publication Ethics 4
23MAJM481 Dissertation/ Internship 12
Programme Elective

Programme Elective-I

21MAJM311 International Communication
21MAJM312 Society and Communication Media

Programme Elective-II

21MAJM321 Human Rights and Media
21MAJM322 Health Communication

Programme Elective-III

21MAJM411 Environmental Communication
21MAJM412 Science and Technology Communication

Programme Elective-IV

21MAJM421 Inter-Cultural Communication
21MAJM422 Sports Communication

Job Opportunities The Course Might Lead To

With a broad demand for media personals in the industry, there have been a lot of career prospects for journalism postgraduates in different departments like magazines, newspapers, news channels, radio, journals, broadcasting corporations, advertising agencies, etc. The various profiles on which the graduates can work are:

  • Radio Jockey
  • Filmmakers
  • Field / Desk Reporters
  • Copy Editors
  • Creative/Script Writers
  • Advertising Executives
  • News reporter
  • Public relations Specialist
  • Fashion Photographer
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