Career in Journalism


Hi Sir,
I want to make a career into journalism to be specific I want to be a news reader.I have done my PGDBM into HR from Pune University in 2009.Right now I am working in an IT company in Pune.

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I am not happy with my job and I want to follow my passion.Therefore if you can
suggest me from where to start like is it really important to take a degree into Journalism and if yes then which is the best college in pune which gives the best job security and if not then from where I can start.

I am very serious about it so please do revert back.



Career in Journalism is very challenging job.
If you are very passionate about this kindly go through your skills, ability, your over all personality.

Skills Required for Journalism

Journalism is an exciting and challenging career, and is sometimes seen as a little glamorous. While it can be glamorous or prestigious, in reality it is hard work.

For successful career in journalism one must have the following skills:

An interest in current affairs at all levels
Able to speak clearly
An ability to write in a style, concise, objective and accurate material which is easy to understand
Capable of evaluating the “newsworthiness” of stories or information.
A lively interest in people, places and events
Excellent listening and observational skills.
Good general knowledge.
Strong capacity for conducting independent research.
Well developed keyboard skills.
An ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
Determination and persistence
Good spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Details of courses and institutes are as follows

Courses in Journalism

Best Institutes in India for Mass Communication

1. IIMC Indian institute of Mass Communication


Post-graduate Diploma Course in:

Journalism [English / Hindi / Radio & Television / Oriya]
Advertising & Public Relations

For All queries please contact :
Sh.Jaideep Bhatnagar
E-mail : [email protected]
Telephone : 91-011-26741268 / 26741450
Fax : 91-011-26741268

Indian Institute of Mass Communication
JNU new campus,
Aruna Asif Ali Road,
New Delhi – 110067, India.
Phone: 26742920/60
Fax : 91-011-26742462

2. A.J. Kidwai Mass Communication Research Centre

Jamia Millia Islamia Delhi

Course at MCRC

M.A. Mass Communicationon
M.A. in Convergent Journalism
P.G. Diploma in Development Communication
P.G. Diploma in Broadcast System Maintenace
P.G. Diploma in Still Photography
P.G. Diploma in Graphics & Animation


Admissions/Course Information
Contact Person: Mr. Aftab Ahmad
(Section Officer)
Extn: 4123
Contact Person: Ms. Purnima Bradoo (Personal Asstt )
Extn: 4122
Email: [email protected]

3. Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication Pune

Courses at institute

SIMC (PG) Pune Campus offers two full-time postgraduate degree programmes which are spread over two years

1. Master of Business Administration (Communication Management):
focuses on preparing managers for the current and emerging opportunities in the Media and Communications Vertical. The program offers the following specialisations (subject to at least 20 students opting for each of these):

a.Advertising & Marketing Communications (Client Servicing /Account Planning, Agency and Creative Operations)

b.Public Relations, Event Management and Corporate Communications

c. Media Management (Media industry management, media audience planning and research, advertising sales and distribution) being launched for the very first time at SIMC from Academic Year 2011-13

2. Master of Mass Communication:
focuses on Content generation and creative skills for the Print, Broadcast, Films and Digital Media Industries. The academia offers the following specialisations, (subject to at least 20 students opting for each of these):

a.Journalism (Print, Broadcast and Cyber Media)

b.Audio Visual Production (Radio & Television Production, Ad films, Documentary Filmmaking and Film Studies)

4. University Of Pune

Department of Communication and Journalism

Course details:

Name of the course: MJMC (Master of Journalism and Mass Communication)

Duration of course: 2 Year

Application fee

Open Category and out of Maharashtra in Rs500/-
Reserved category in Rs350/-

Course Fee

Unreserved Category (in Rs)6500/-(per year)
Reserved Category (in Rs.)NA

Note: There is possibility of increase in the fees by 10 %

Syllabus of the course

MJMC (Master of Journalism and Mass Communication)

Applying candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in any faculty from a statutory University. Those who have appeared for their final degree examination may also apply, but their admission (in case they are selected on the basis of performance in the Entrance Test) will be confirmed only after they submit the final degree examination mark-list.

Not considered, because admission is strictly on merit in the Entrance Test in their respective categories.

Number of Seats available: 36

Whether department is covered under SAP & DSA programmes of UGC Details :- No

There are several universities offering courses in journalism

Mumbai university

Chennai Asian College of Journalism

Times School of Journalism

mudra institute of comunication Ahmedabad

St. Xaviers Institute of Mass Cominication Mumbai

Delhi University


All the Best


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