B.A.

B A (Mass Communication)

Stream Mass Communications
Course Type Degree
Duration 3 Years

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication

B.A. Mass Communication or Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication is an undergraduate Journalism course. Mass Communication covers the study of the constituents of mass media such as newspapers, magazines, cinema films, radio, television, etc. which is used to convey the information to the audience. In other words, B.A. (Mass Communication) degree course is the academic study of various means of communication by which individuals and entities convey information to large segments of the population through mass media. The duration of the course is three years and it is an important in nature that provides many job opportunities.

 

B.A. Mass Communication Colleges

  • Jawahar Bharati College, Nellore

  • Patna University, Patna
  • Arya Post Graduate College, Panipat
  • Karim City College, Jamshedpur

B.A. Mass Communication Course Suitability

  • One should have an inquisitive mind, will power, an aptitude for presenting information in an accurate, concise and effective manner, organize their thoughts and to express themselves clearly both orally and in writing.
  • They have to be tactful, confident and organized while interviewing people from all walks of life.
  • They must have the ability to sift relevant facts from the irrelevant as it is necessary.
  • The ability to accept criticism and willingness to do considerable rewriting are also necessary for it

How is B.A. Mass Communication Course Beneficial?

  • Careers in Mass Communication are not only high paying but also bring in a great deal of job satisfaction and expression of creativity.
  • A degree course in mass communication opens doors for a variety of careers in films & TV, publishing, public relations, journalism, editing, direction, filmmaking, scriptwriting, production, etc.
  • Opening up of media sector for foreign investment is expected to create new jobs in the field for B.A. (Mass Communication) degree holders.
  • Today there is a huge demand for B.A. (Mass Communication) degree holders as more and more news channels will come up in the coming times.
  • Technically qualified media professionals have plentiful opportunities in India as the country is the largest producer of films in the world.
  • News Corporation of Rupert Murdoch, Disney Entertainment, Warner Brothers, CNBC, Guardian Group, BBC, ABC, etc are some of the large media groups which offer very lucrative jobs in the field of mass communication.

B.A. Mass Communication Employment Areas

  • Academic Institutes
  • Journals
  • News Agencies
  • Photography Companies
  • Printing Companies
  • Radio Telecasting Companies
  • AIR
  • Newspapers
  • Advertising Agencies
  • TV Channels

B.A. Mass Communication Job Types

  • Columnist
  • TV Correspondent
  • Correspondent
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Leader writer
  • Photojournalist
  • Floor Manager
  • Production Worker
  • Film Director
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Radio Jockey (RJ)
  • Screenwriter
  • Reporter
  • Sound Technician
  • Transmission Executive
  • Video Jockey (VJ)

Advance Course in B.A. Mass Communication

  • M.A. (Mass Communication)

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

10+2 passed (any stream- Science/Commerce/Arts) from a recognized board is the minimum qualification required to pursue the above mentioned mass communication courses. Some institutes do have a minimum marks criteria (at least 50% aggregate marks in 10+2 subjects) present in eligibility criteria.

ADMISSION PROCESS

Most institutes follow ‘direct admission’ process. Seats are allotted to eligible candidates based on the marks scored by them in board examination (and in some cases state wise entrance tests too). In case of some reputed institutes, they have their own entrance test/qualifying examination, for screening candidates.

 

B.A. Mass Communication Syllabus

Syllabus of Mass Communication as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

Sr. No

Subjects of Study

1

Advertising

2

Computer Skills      

3

Communication Theory    

4

Corporate Communication 

5

Culture & Civilization 

6

Economics   

7

Feature Writing       

8

Geography & Environment           

9

History of Print Media

10

Indian Democracy  

11

Indian History          

12

Indian Constitution

13

In-depth Journalism           

14

Informatics 

15

International Communication      

16

Journalism Ethics   

17

Layout & Design     

18

Media Laws  

19

Media Organizations          

20

News Writing           

21

News Editing           

22

Reporting  

23

Online News            

24

Political Science     

25

Principles of Writing

26

Radio Basics           

27

Research Methodology     

28

Sociology

29

Television Production

30

Understanding News         

31

Video Basics            

32

Web Designing Comparative study of print and electronic media

 

 

Entrance Exam - B A (Mass Communication)
Exam Name Grade Level Exam Date
SNAP PG 17th December 2017