Mass communication deals with the process of exchanging information globally with the help of technology through media. If you are creative, innovative and have brilliant ideas along with excellent communication skills, then you can easily excel in the field of mass communication.

Introduction to DU

The University Of Delhi is the leading university of India. It was established in 1922. Delhi university is one of the largest universities in India. At present there are 86 academic departments, 77 colleges and 5 other recognised institutions. There are more than 500 programmes offered by the university and all the programmes are approved by academic and executive councils of the government of India.

The Vice-President of India serves as the chancellor of University.

There are two institutions that promote education in the field of mass communication.

1. Delhi School Of Journalism

Delhi school of journalism was established by University of Delhi in 2017 to facilitate state-of-the-art education to nurture up-coming journalists.

2. Center For Professional And Technical Training

Center for Professional and Technical Training is an institution launched by the University of Delhi under campus of open learning.

Its mission is to provide short term job oriented certificate courses so as to enhance the employability of the youths. The candidate can do these value added courses while pursuing their undergraduate education.

These short term courses are plotted as per market trends.

Mass communication courses at DU

1. Delhi School Of Journalism

  • A five year integrated programme in Journalism is proposed by Delhi School Of Journalism.
  • The programme is bilingual (Hindi/English).
  • As it is an integrated programme so one can opt out of the programme after 3 years, so the candidate will be awarded a bachelor’s degree in journalism (BJ).
  • If the candidate completed a 5 year programme , he will be awarded with a masters degree (MJ).

The programme also offers you to learn on foreign and one regional language.

Foreign LanguageRegional Language
FrenchBengali
ChineseSanskrit
SpanishUrdu
ArabicTamil

Eligibility Criteria For Delhi School Of Journalism

  • Candidate should have passed 10+2 or its equivalent with 50% marks or more.

Delhi School Of Journalism Entrance Exam

  • University of Delhi conducts an All India Entrance Test in order to admit candidates in Delhi School of Journalism
  • Selection is made on the basis of marks obtained by the candidate in the Entrance Test

Following are more details about the exam:

Mode of ExamComputer Based Test
Type of ExamMultiple Choice Questions
Total Number of Questions100 Questions
Marking Scheme4 Mark for each correct answer and  -1 for Incorrect answer
Application Fee750 INR for General category350 INR for SC/SC/Pwd/EWS

Exam Pattern

SectionWeightage 
General Knowledge25%
Current Affairs25%
Analytical and Logical Reasoning25%
General English25%

2. Center For Professional And Technical Training

The candidates who are already in their professional undergraduate course or who are 10+2 pass outs  can take admission in a short term course in mass communication at Center for Professional and Technical Training.

The courses available at Center for Professional and Technical Training are listed below

Course NameIn Association withDuration Course Fees (INR)
Mass CommunicationMasscomedia6 Months30,000
Tv Journalism, Anchoring Anchoring & Broadcast ProductionMasscomedia3 Months20,000
PhotographyMasscomedia2 Months12,000
Production and Film MakingMasscomedia6 Months25,000
Advertising , PR and Event ManagementMasscomedia6 Months25,000
Radio Jockeying And TV News ReadingR.K Film And Media Academy3 Months20,000
Theatre Acting And PresentationR.K Film And Media Academy2 Months10,000
2D AnimationR.K Film And Media Academy6 Months20,000
3D AnimationR.K Film And Media Academy6 Months20,000
Digital And Social Media MarketingR.K Film And Media Academy6 Months20,000
Graphic Designing And AdvertisingR.K Film And Media Academy6 Months20,000

After completion of the course the Students are honoured  with the certificate jointly by University of Delhi and the industry partner.

For more  information about the respective curricula you can visit the official website of the university given here.

Eligibility Criteria for Center For Professional And Technical Training

  • Students pursuing their undergraduation from any college can apply for the short term course.

Application Process

  • There are two options available to fill the application form
  • Candidates can fill the form offline or online
  • For filling the form offline, candidate can visit Campus Of Open Learning C-2, Keshav Puram, Delhi 110035 and collect the offline application form on payment of 50 INR
  • The most convenient way is to apply online, so you can download the application form from the official website : http://col.du.ac.in/course.php

Future Opportunities

A person with a mass communication degree or certification can have immense scope in the field of media in the following roles:

  • News reporter
  • Radio joker
  • Anchor
  • Scriptwriter
  • Producer
  • Journalist
  • Digital marketing specialist
  • Fashion photographer
  • Actor

Exam Centres

While exams will be conducted across India, we are listing down some of the major exam centers for your reference:

Ahmedabad
Jaipur 
Bhopal 
Chandigarh 
Bhubaneswar 
Chennai 
Delhi NCR
Kolkata 
Mumbai 
Nagpur