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.
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|
|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|
|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 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:
|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.