IGNOU MA in Journalism and Mass Communication Admission 2020

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IGNOU MA in Journalism and Mass Communication Admission 2020: Indira Gandhi National Open University has launched a new academic program, MA in Journalism and Mass Communication in the Open and Distance Learning mode for the January 2020 session under the School of Journalism and New Media Studies (SOJNMS).

This program aims to develop a skilled workforce in media and communication and make it possible for learners to avail employment opportunities in several media sectors. MA (JMC) program will also be useful for those who want to make their full-time career in the print media, radio, television, new media, advertising, public relations, media research and development media sectors.

IGNOU invites applications for the admission in Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication for the academic session 2020-21. Candidates may go through the whole article for complete details regarding the IGNOU MA Journalism and Mass communication.

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IGNOU MA (JMC) Admission 2020 Highlights

The basic information about the admission in Master of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communication is tabulated below:

IGNOU JMC Basic Details
University Name Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
University Type Central University
Basic Admission Criteria Merit-Based
Course Duration 2 – 5 Years
Application Mode Online

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Objective of the programme

After completing the programme, candidates will be able to acquire specific knowledge and skills enables them to:

  • To report, edit, present and produce programmes for the print and broadcast media.
  • Work in the electronic and digital media sectors.
  • Work in academic institutions and research organisations.
  • Work in development media sectors
  • Can also join the fields of advertising, public relations and corporate communication.

IGNOU MA (JMC) Admission 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates seeking admission into MA in Journalism & Mass Communication program at IGNOU should have completed a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.

Also, they candidates should have access to computers, Internet and basic knowledge of word processing (for creating word documents and communicating through the Internet for sending and receiving mails, browsing sites etc.).

Fee Structure

The total payable fee for the MA (JMC) programme is Rs. 25,000/- which is need to be paid in two instalments of Rs. 12,500 per year.

Note: The university may revise the fee from time to time therefore, candidates are advised to check the IGNOU website.

Medium of Instruction

Initially, MA in Journalism & Mass Communication program will be offered in English medium. The study material will be translated in Hindi and later, the course will be offered in Hindi medium also.

IGNOU MA (JMC) Admission 2020 Application Process

IGNOU invites application every year for the admission in MA in Journalism & Mass Communication programme twice in a year – January & July session. Interested candidates can apply through online application form via official website (ignou.ac.in).

How to Apply for IGNOU BCA Admission 2020?

Eligible candidates can apply for the admission into Master of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communication by submitting the online application form. Steps to fill the application form are mentioned below:

  1. Candidates need to visit the official website or the IGNOU online admission portal.
  2. The candidates are advised to download the IGNOU MA (JMC) prospectus and read it carefully to know the eligibility criteria, Programme Structure, Fee Structure, Course Duration, Syllabus, etc.
  3. Fill all the details in the application form very carefully and also upload the required documents.
  4. Candidates need to upload the scanned copy of Photograph (less than 100 KB) and Signature (Less than 50 KB) while filling the application form.
  5. After the application form is filled, candidates have to pay the prescribed application fee through online mode.
  6. The application fee can be paid by using the following modes: Debit/Credit Card (Visa/Master/Rupay), Net Banking and ATM Card (PNB).
  7. Once, the payment is done now submit the dully filled application form and don’t forget to take the printout of the same for future reference.

IGNOU MA (Journalism & Mass Communication) Program Structure

Check the program structure of MA (JMC) in the table below:

Master of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communication Course Structure
Sl. No. Course Code Title
MA – 1 Year
1. MJM-020 Introduction to Journalism & Mass Communication
2. MJM-021 Reporting Techniques
3. MJM-022 Writing and Editing for Print Media
4. MJM-023 Broadcast and Online Journalism
5. MJM-024 Media and Society
6. MJM-025 Media Ethics and Laws
7. MJML-021 Practical: Print & Online
8. MJML-022 Practical: Audio Visual
MA – 2 Year
1. MJM-026 Print Media
2. MJM-027 Electronic Media
3. MJM-028 Digital Media
4. MJM-029 Advertising & Public Relations
5. MJM-030 Communication & Media Studies
6. MJM-031 Communication Research Methods
7. MJML-023 Practical (Research Methodology)
8. MJMP-020 Major Project Work

IGNOU MA (JMC) Admission Process 2020

The School of Journalism and New Media Studies (SOJNMS) of Indira Gandhi National Open University provide admission to MA in Journalism and Mass Communication program based on the marks secure in the Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.

About Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi

Indira Gandhi National Open University also known as IGNOU, run by the central government of India with total active enrolment of over 4 million students. It claims to be the world’s largest university.

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