With the rapid growth of the media industry in India, candidates are finding paths to enter this industry. However, there is a variety of mass communication and journalism in India. This includes BJMC, BMM, BA in Mass Communication, BA in Journalism, and more. All of these courses are offered by prestigious universities and the knowledge of the media industry is imparted at a high level.

However, when candidates surf for these two mass communication courses, choosing between BJMC and BMM is difficult. It is so because these two courses seem to be similar. But there are some differences between these two courses, that a candidate should know before heading towards any course. With this article, we have captured all the BJMC course details along with BMM details. This will surely, an individual to decide which course is better.


About BJMC

The Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC) is one of the most reputed and preferred courses that impart knowledge about the media industry. This course is an under-graduation degree. BJMC course duration is of 3-years. During the BJMC course, two aspects of communication are covered, i.e., Journalism and Mass Communication.

The journalism aspect of this course aims to impart knowledge about print and electronic media. The day-to-day information and current affairs are part of this aspect. The second aspect of this course is Mass communication aims to train the students for different aspects including, storytelling. A student will be given training and information about the methods of sharing information with the audience.

About BMM

Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM) is another course that has good career progression in the media industry. BMM is an undergraduate course having a duration of 3 years. The whole duration of the BMM is divided into 6-years. This course is designed to provide complete knowledge and training about the mass media. All the editorial and technical aspects of the mass media are covered in this course. A candidate can learn many skills and problem-solving strategies.

Now, heading towards the difference between these two courses, here is the information for the same.


1. Eligibility Criteria

For any under-graduation or post-graduation course, a candidate needs to fulfill a criterion. This is true in the case of these two courses as well. The eligibility criteria for both the courses shares some similarities and have some difference. Here are the details for the same:

  • For both BJMC and BMM courses, a candidate needs to have an aggregate score of a minimum of 50% in the 12th board examination. The 12th board examinations can be in any stream, and they should be from a recognized board of education.
  • In the BMM courses, there is a relaxation of 5% in the overall aggregate score. However, this relaxation is only for the SC/ST/PWD.
  • However, many colleges take entrances for these two courses while some take admission on a merit basis. These entrance tests may vary as per college and the courses.

2. Admission Process

In under-graduation courses, there are two types of admission process which include Entrance and Merit-based admission. The admission process for both courses depends on the colleges. Some of the BMM entrances include St. Xavier BMM entrance and SET exam.

3. Syllabus

The subjects covered in the syllabus of the BJMC and BMM is as follows:

First Year
Fundamentals of Journalism and Communication skillsFundamentals of Mass Communication
History of mediaEffective Communication Skills- I and II
Editing PracticalPrinciples of Marketing
Fundamentals of ComputersIntroduction to Psychology
Writing for Media TheoryIntroduction to Computers
Writing for Media PracticalIntroduction to Sociology
Editing TheoryIntroduction to Literature in English
English Literature 1 & 2Principles of Management
 Political Concepts and Indian Political Systems
Second Year
Radio Broadcasting TheoryIntroduction to Creative Writing
Public Relations TheoryIntroduction to Media Studies
TV Broadcasting theory & PracticalIntroduction to Culture Studies
Advertising theory & PracticalIntroduction to Advertising
Photojournalism Theory & PracticalIntroduction to Public Relations
 Understanding Cinema
 Mass Media Research
 Organizational Behavior
 Radio and Television
 Advance Computers
 Print Production and Photography
Third Year
Advanced Media ResearchReporting
Project WorkEditing
Basic Media ResearchPress laws and Ethics
Information SocietyIssues of Global Media
Environment & MediaDigital Media
Media Law & EthicsCopywriting
Internet & New Media TheoryAdvertising Design
Magazine Journalism Theory & PracticalAdvertising in Contemporary Society
 Legal Environment and Advertising Ethics
 Agency Management
 Print Production and Photography

4. Career Options & Future Prospects

In both courses, the career options are good, and it provides lucrative job opportunities. The job positions offered after the BMM and BJMC courses are:

Sound EngineerPhotojournalist
Event ManagerNews Analyst
JournalistFeature Writer
ColumnistFreelance Writer
Content WriterSpecial Correspondent
News AnchorRadio Jockey
PhotographerVideo Jockey
 Fashion Photographer

The average salary package offered to the BMM is INR 2-4 lakhs per annum. While the average salary package for the BJMC degree candidates is INR 3.5-6.8 lakhs per annum.

5. Top colleges

Here are the top colleges for these two courses:

St. Xavier CollegeCT University (CTU)
SIES College of Arts Science and CommerceGulshan Kumar Film and Television Institute of India (GKFTII)
Dayanand CollegeMansarovar Global University (MGU)
University of DelhiJayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University
Wilson CollegeIndraprastha University
Sophia College for WomenUniversity of Delhi
Loyola CollegeJamia Millia Islamia
BK Birla College of Arts Science and Commerce 
Sathaye College 


BJMC and BMM courses are the top 2 media industry that offers good career opportunities and prospects. However, when it comes to the question that which one is better than both courses are good. But, if you are looking to enter the advertising industry, then BMM courses have a wide scope. Therefore, choose a course that is good for you.

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