BJMC (Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication) Syllabus, Subjects, Entrance Exam Syllabus, Books 2021-22

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The BJMC course comprises 6 semesters in 3 years. They deal with the subjects related to media and communication. This course is specially designed for those students who have a keen interest in the media and journalism sector.

BJMC can be pursued from top institutions like the University of Delhi, Jaipur University, Mewar University, and, etc. The average cost to study this program ranges from INR 25,000-INR 40,000 per month.

The basic eligibility criteria to pursue this course is a minimum 50% score in 10+2 from recognized board or equivalent. You might have to appear for college and national level entrance exams too for securing admission.

The course curriculum also comprises of Internships, Study Tours, Theory lectures, and other on-field and off-field subjects.

BJMC Course Syllabus

It covers subjects like Media, law and ethics, Cybermedia, Public relations, Media Research, and alike. Below you can find the detailed BJMC syllabus semester-wise for the respective 3 years:

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Communicative Hindi Application of Computer in Media CyberMedia
Introduction to Communication and Media + Practical State politics and Constitution Folk Media
Indian Social System  Writing for Media Media Laws and Ethics
Introduction to Journalism Theory of Communication Media Management
Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6
Design and Graphics Introduction to Public Relations Tribal Study
Development and Communication Tribal Communication Value Education 
National and International Affairs Communication Research Television Journalism
Fundamentals of Economics and Indian Economy Introduction to Advertising Radio Journalism
- Internship Report Study Tour

*BJMC syllabus comprises both practical and theoretical subjects.

BJMC Core Subjects

There are a few of the important course subjects around which the whole course study revolves.

BHM Core subjects

Few of those core subjects with their description and topics covered by them are discussed below:

Core Subjects Subject Description Topics Covered
Cyber Journalism Cyber Journalism or Digital Journalism is a modern form of Journalism where content is distributed or spread through the medium of the Internet. It provides knowledge on web media, it’s purpose, and laws related to it. Cyber Space Fundamentals of CyberMedia
Writing for Web Media Web Advertising
Concept of E-governance Cyber Laws
Interviewing on Web CyberMedia Vs Print
Public Relations Theory Public relations subjects bind the field of marketing, HR, advertising, and publicity. This course helps you to understand the client’s needs and the target audience.  PR Techniques Press Relations and Its Principles
Duties of PR Practitioner Evaluating Results of PR work
Writing Techniques Importance of Marketing Research
Radio Journalism Radio Journalism helps in gaining knowledge about radio activities, broadcasting techniques, maintenance, and other skills Introduction to AIR Radio Broadcast
Documentary Sound Recording Techniques
Media Laws and Ethics Helps you understand both basics and detailed laws of media and it’s handling procedures Press Laws Defamation
Parliamentary Privileges RTI
Copyrights, IP Rights Social Responsibility of the Press
Mass Communication Mass communication subjects aim to provide information about its techniques, tools and various mediums Tools of Mass Communication Cultivation Theory
Media and Democracy Advertising
DissonanceTheory Cognitive Theory
Introduction to Computers This subject taught computer applications and it’s concepts Fundamentals of Computers Windows
Basic Commands Office automation

BJMC Entrance Exam Syllabus

BJMC from IP university can be pursued only after appearing for the entrance examination. IPU CET (Indraprastha University common entrance test) is organized by the university to offer admissions in various courses including BJMC. There are 4 sections involved in the entrance exam. All of them discussed below:

Sections Topics Covered No. of Questions
English Reading Comprehension, Error correction, Spelling Errors, Fill in the blanks, antonym/synonym, idiom and phrases, one-word substitution, omission and alike 25
General Awareness History, Geography, Polity, General Science, Current Affairs, Five-year plans 25
The Reasoning or Mental Ability Analogies, Blood Relations, Alphabet Test, Venn Diagram, Non-verbal series, sitting arrangements, puzzle, letter, and symbol series 25
Media Aptitude Questions related to the social issue 25

The exam consists of 100 questions for which you will be given the time limit of 90 mins (1.5 Hours) to solve the paper.

BJMC Books

BJMC is a course that enables you to gain media and communication-related information. Though this course is both a practical and theoretical subject, through books you can learn the basic communication and media methods. Listed below are few of the popular books that a BJMC graduate should give a read once:

Book Name Author
Personal Growth Companion D.M. Silveira
Mass Communication in India Keval J Kumar
DU Journalism and Mass Communication Arihant Publications
Mass Communication: Principles and Concepts Seema Hasan
Essentials of Practical Journalism Vir Bala Aggarwal
Fundamentals of Computers V Rajaraman
Journalism and Politics M.Chelapati Rao
Role of press in the freedom movement M.Bhargwa
Professional Journalism Patanjali Sethi
Modern Journalism and News writing Savita Chadda 

With an average BJMC salary ranging from INR 5 to 6 LPA, aspirants can earn a good job in both the private and public sectors. Some of the top recruiters of the field are Star India, Zee News, Balaji Telefilms, Outlook Magazine, etc.

A number of BJMC job prospects are available after completing this course. Few of the reputed job profiles for BJMC graduates are Journalist, Social Media Manager, Media Consultant, and other positions.

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Ques. Is BJMC a good career option? Which are the best colleges for a BJMC in GGSIPU, VIPS, Maharaja Agrasenor, or any other top college?

● Top Answer By Naveen Saha on 18 Jun 21

Ans. One of my friends graduated with BJMC, and according to her, it has a huge demand nowadays. Be it Print or Electronic Media, there are numerous channels and publications to deliver the news. It is a high paced industry and you always have to be up to date with the latest information and happenings. In the following table, you will find basic information about the BJMC program of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, and Maharaja Agrasen. Category GGSIPU VIPS Maharaja Agrasen Fees INR 1.66 Lakh INR 2.16 Lakh INR 2.51 Lakh Recruiters  Times Internet Ltd, Flipkart, Vedantu, Policy Bazaar Mint, Red FM, Radio Mirchi, ABP The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, Urban Clap and Ernst & Young, Dilli News 7, Delhi Times, eTV 9 Highest CTC INR 8 LPA  INR 5 LPA  INR 5 LPA  Average CTC INR 3 LPA  INR 2 LPA  INR 3.5 LPA  After completing Bachelor of Journalism and Communication or BJMC you can get job opportunities in the following field: Television  Production House Web Portal Radio Station Newspaper  Magazine Event Management Company  Advertising Agencies  PR Agencies The good BJMC colleges in India from where you can pursue your degree are the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Amity University, Delhi University, Maharaja Agrasen University, and Makhanlal Chaturvedi University of Journalism and Communication.  Therefore, BJMC is a good career option. And there are lots of good colleges which offer undergraduate courses in Journalism and Communication. So, if you are looking forward to pursuing the course then you can join any college mentioned above.Read more
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Ques. How expensive is it to get a management quota seat in Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Management Studies in Delhi for a BJMC with a CET rank of 2,226?

● Top Answer By Aashna Grover on 11 Jun 21

Ans. No one can really tell you about the precise cost of the course. But a little bit of knowing how the system operates, I can help you with the question.  Your 12th percentage will be considered firstly. If you have scored well then an advantage will be there.  As B.Tech is a famous course and it cost around 4.69 lakhs for a 4 year course. If this is the case with BJMC, you can think of a closer figure. Also, do not try to obtain admissions via agents as a suggestion.  If you are so eager to obtain admission and have no other option, then the Management quota is one option, but it is not recommended to go for, especially for college like this. Read more
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Ques. Is Amity Gwalior good for journalism?

● Top Answer By Vijay Kaushal on 11 Jun 21

Ans. Amity University located in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh is considered the top private university in Madhya Pradesh. One of my cousins is pursuing a BA in Journalism. So, let me share his experiences, which might help you answer the question. About the course: They offer a 3 years course with six semesters.  You will learn eleven subjects per semester.  It provides students with both theoretical and practical knowledge.  Facilities: They have the latest equipment for print, electronic, and new media. You get a VFX-Chrome-designed newsroom with MCR, voice-room, updated software, radio-room where students broadcast their radio show on online radio “am radio”, Macintosh, etc.  Students also get experience with musical instruments in its art audio-visual studio.  They also have a photography lab, printing room, advertising room, digital lab, and more. Course Fee 3.18 lakh Placement Percentage 100% Highest CTC 4.5 - 7 LPA Average CTC 2.4 LPA Top Recruiters Times of India, Aaj Tak, Star TV, My FM, Jost Talks, Prime Focus, Wittyfeed, Zee News, Tehelka, Dainik Jagran.  Therefore, Amity University’s Gwalior is good for pursuing journalism. The communication department provides good opportunities to students by giving them practical and theoretical knowledge, and by offering good placement.Read more
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Ques. How is Sharda University for BJMC and how are the placements in this field?

● Top Answer By Shubham Malik on 25 May 21

Ans. Sharda University is a private university where you will have to pay quite a huge amount of money in order to pursue a course. This definitely means that you will be provided with all the essentials that you might require. It includes good guest lectures every month.  You will also have visits to the HQ of many news channels like NDTV.  Moreover, you can expect to get good exposure in this college.  Your chances of bagging a job totally depend on how enthusiastic you are about your course.  You will have to involve yourself in many extra-curricular activities to get placed. Work hard on yourself if you plan to get a job. Categories BJMC at Sharda University Course Fee 4.87 lakh PLacement Percentage 70-75% Highest CTC 8-10 LPA Average CTC 5 LPA Recruiting Companies Aaj Tak, NDTV, Zee News, India TV, etc. As far as the department of Mass Communications is concerned, it satisfies the requirements.  They make the program creative.  There is a student-run newspaper ‘The Shardans’ and a radio station ‘Suno Sharda’. These will help you gain experience of working for newspapers, television and radio channels, etc.  You will also get individual research opportunities. You will be introduced to practical and conceptual courses. Studying in a private university near Delhi will always be more of an advantage as compared to a university, not in the vicinity of the capital.Read more
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Ques. How is the BA (J&MC) course at Amity Gwalior?

● Top Answer By Ankush Jain on 04 May 21

Ans. Amity School of Communication (ASCO) under the Amity University Gwalior is a media education institute in the state of Madhya Pradesh giving a Bachelor’s as well as Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Media. It produces many print and electronics journalists, advertising professionals, public relations professionals, photojournalists, and academicians in the field.  The details of the course are discussed below – Course Structure – It is a 3-year course spread across 6 semesters. It is a very good blend of traditional value systems and ethics along with modern practical and theoretical knowledge in sync with the industry demands. Facilities – The school has a multi-storied studio with cutting-edge acoustics and audio-visual settings equipped with all important musical instruments, a modern photography lab, print, advertising, and digital as well as an editing lab. It also has a VFX-Chroma-enabled newsroom with a voice room and dedicated MCR to get a practical exposure to the real-life working of studios.  Career Options – Media consumption has only increased over the years and will continue to grow as well in the foreseeable future. With the rapid growth of online advertising, newspapers and news agencies will offer careers as actors, editors, VJ, RJ, screenwriters, producers, etc. Overall, a career in Journalism and Mass Communication is very lucrative with ample opportunities given that you have passion for the field and you are willing to work in the space.Read more
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