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MA in Journalism and Mass Communication (MA(JMC))

Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 4 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 20,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


Graduation in any discipline with fifty percent marks.

This is a face-to-face, full-time, regular programme offered from the IGNOU campus in New Delhi. The programme caters to the needs of academics, higher learning and research.

It also prepares students to join news organisations such as newspapers, magazines, radio, and television. To facilitate holistic journalism training, the School has adopted UNESCO's model media curriculum.

The areas covered under the programme are:

  • Print, electronic and online journalism;
  • Specialised news reporting;
  • Special emphasis on news production - newspaper, magazine, electronic and new media;
  • Media system and management;
  • Research methodology;
  • Dissertation in area of specialisation; and
  • Internship with a media organisation.


  • After completing the programme, a student will be able to:
  • Describe the concept of news and apply it in different forms of journalistic writings;
  • Develop new story ideas and sharpen news sense to identify news;
  • Develop a new style of news writing and presentation;
  • Report, write, edit and produce news for print, radio, television and online media;
  • Convert the story from one format to different media formats; and
  • Ideate, visualise and differentiate the treatment of one programme format from another.

 Courses under this Programme

Semester- I

Reporting and Writing (Tier I)

Media and Society

Journalism Ethics

Graduate Level Course I

Foundations of Journalism I

Media Workshop Print & Online

Semester- II

Reporting and Writing (Tier II)

Media Law

Graduate Level Course II

Foundations of Journalism II

Media Workshop Print & Online


Semester- III

Specialized Reporting

Advanced Research Methods for Journalism

Analytical and Opinion Writing

Graduate Level Course III

Foundations of Journalism III

Media Workshop Radio & TV

Semester- IV

Specialized Reporting Continued

Advanced Research Methods for Journalism

Master's Project / Thesis

Graduate Level Course IV

Foundations of Journalism IV

Media Workshop Radio & TV