Mass communication has become one of the most sought after courses amongst the young students of present generation. Mass Communication is a distinguished and a well recognised professional course. Mass communication deals with the study of how information is being relayed to a large number of population with the help of media. This is a vast field and covers Newspapers, magazines, advertising, TV networks, publishing, internet etc. There are many respectable jobs in this field. The mass communication industry is expanding exponentially in the country opening up a number of jobs for people The information technology revolution has significantly contributed to the expansion of mass media. It is expected to bloom for the decades to come. The grass is greener on this side. Mass communication has proved to be the part and parcel of the daily human life and has become a significant source of empowerment of society as a whole. It is no doubt that the media of a nation shapes and moulds its future and present. Journalism, advertising, public relations and broadcasting are the main streams of Mass Communication. The jobs provided in this field are really high profile, if one is diligent enough. Admission to this course ensures a bright future for today’s youth. There are many globally recognised institutes for Mass Communication in India like IIMC in Delhi, Symbiosis Institute of Media and communication in Pune, Amity university, Jamia University , Christ University Bangalore , Delhi University and many more.
The courses in Mass communication are offered at both undergraduate and post-graduate level. The courses are of 3 years and 2 years (one year in diploma). The basic eligibility requirements are:
- UG in Mass Communication: The aspirant must have qualified a Senior Secondary School Certificate examination i.e, class 12th from any recognised educational board.
- PG in Mass Communication: The aspirant must have passed a Bachelor’s Degree in any course or stream with 45%-50% aggregate (depending on particular institutions) and the candidate must be below 30 years of age.
- The admission process is based on merit list prepared after the entrance test conducted by specific Institutes individually. Interview or group discussion is the final stage for getting admission to Mass Communication Courses.
Career Choices After Doing Mass Communication
A career in Mass Communication requires dedication and sacrifice of personal time . It requires one to be creative and intelligent. The students of this field can look forward to working in public relations, television, films, publishing, journalism, editing, direction, etc The jobs in this sector are high paying with ample work experience your pay scale increases significantly, ranging upto 1lac per month. Although the work is tiring but it pays off in the end and gives satisfaction. This field also offers some of the most exciting jobs available in the market. like TV correspondent, Radio Jockey, Fashion Photographer, event Manager, Photo journalist, content editor, critic illustrator etc. These all jobs stand out in the daily world and offer an adventurous yet respectable career profile. Mass communication is developing as a field and has vast scope for future opportunities.