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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?

Jitendra Mehra
created: 22nd Mar 2017 Last Modified: 27th Mar 2017
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YoungBuzz Career Counsellor
created: 22nd Mar 2017 Last Modified: 27th Mar 2017

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


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.