I am studying Inter second year (MPC). My dream is to become a journalist. Please tell me about the courses available, colleges and duration of the course. Do we need any extra qualification?
You can opt for a course in Journalism in any one of these universities (which are not mentioned in any particular order or ranking): Osmania University Hyderabad 500007 Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Courses: BA (Compulsory subjects: English and a second language; Optional subjects: Any three combinations out of which one of them is Mass Communication Eligibility: Inter of Board of Intermediate Education - Andhra Pradesh. Duration: 3 years University of Delhi Delhi 110 007 Course: BA (Hons) in Hindi Journalism and Mass Communication Duration: 3 years Eligibility: 10+2 Manipal Institute of Communication 3rd Floor, Udayavani Building, Press Corner, Manipal - 576 119, Karnataka Website: www.manipal.edu/micfront.html Course: BA / BSc (Information and Media Studies) Duration: 3 years (Six semesters) Eligibility: 10+2 or Pre-University examination from any recognized institute/board with a minimum of 50% of marks Grand City College Of Science and Management Studies No 628 / C, 11th Cross, Indira Nagar 1st Stage, Bangalore -38 Website: www.gardencitycollege.org Course: Bachelor of Journalism Eligibility: 10+2 or equivalent in any discipline Duration: 3 Years Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita Viswavidyalaya P.B RSN 560, Bhopal 462016 Course: 1) Bachelors of Journalism (Hons ) 2) Bachelors of Mass Communication (Hons) Duration: 3 years Eligibility: 10+2 Most institutes require applicants with 10 + 2, but if you can add extra qualifications, it will help in your professional life. As for qualitative qualifications - you will do well to have a flair for writing and passion to unearth the truth. Creativity, thinking on your feet, ability to grasp data and facts quickly and put them in reader/ viewer friendly format are some other qualities that will help put you in good stead.