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Eligibility criteria for mass communication courses in India

Published On: 21 May 2012 | Last Updated On: 09 Jul 2012

In a country like India, Mass communication is considered to be one of the best career options among most youngsters today, as the media and the mass communication industry is doing extremely well, and will continue to grow substantially in the years to come.

Have you decided to opt for a mass communication course in India? Considered to be a part and parcel, and almost an indispensable element of the society, the mass communication industry looks promising, and is here to stay. With every passing year, an increasing number of students seem to choose mass communication in their undergraduate and post graduate levels. This has led to an increase in the demand for an array of mass communication courses. Experts state that most students are not aware of the basic eligibility criteria which are required for pursuing mass communication courses in India.

Eligibility criteria: Just like any other educational course, in order to be eligible for mass communication course, you should meet the minimum eligibility criteria. While the selection process conducted by various colleges (Which includes interviews, group discussion, and written tests) determines your eligibility for a particular media or mass communication course at a university, if you are keen to pursue a mass communication course in the undergraduate level, then a STD XII pass certificate (having an aggregate of 40%) from central board of secondary examination (CBSE) or a recognized board/examination or equivalent is a must. A student from any stream (science, commerce or arts) is eligible to apply for mass communication courses in India. So irrespective of which stream you choose to take in STD XII/II PUC, you could always switch on to a mass communication course.

Masters in Mass communication!- Opting for a mass communication course in your postgraduate level is a very good choice too, as a Masters in Mass Communication or in any media course for that matter, adds on to the weightage of your resume and increases the possibility of landing a job in an ad agency/publishing house/broadcasting station/television channel.

The eligibility criteria needed in order to apply for a mass communication course again depends on the college you would want to try. A minimum requirement of a bachelor’s degree in any disciple is a must, although a bachelor in Journalism/media studies is preferred and considered an added advantage. Leading colleges across the country give preference to students with experience. (Internships count too). Moreover, some colleges focus on the age criteria. Experts suggest students to go in for courses before they hit the age of 30.  However, experts state that irrespective of whether one meets the eligibility criteria or not, consulting a career counselor before you take the final decision is quite essential. The future of the mass communication industry looks bright, with the media occupying an integral position in the present day society.

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