B.J.M.C. or Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication is an undergraduate Mass Communication course. The degree course provides the students with basic journalistic skills in various mass media, to expose students to recent developments in media issues and media research, to strengthen the foundations for various technologies involved in mass media like computer applications, respective software and hardware in print, radio, television, internet and the likes. This program would enable the students to work in various media like print, radio, television, Internet and in related fields. Students can start a full-fledged career in journalism or venture into freelancing.
The duration of the programme is three years and the syllabus is divided into six semesters; it is career offering in nature.
The degree programme trains the aspirants regarding editing, writing, photographing etc. After completion, students can go for higher education if they are interested. They can also find employment with newspapers, periodicals and magazines, central information service, press information bureau, websites, AIR and TV channels. They can also take up the job of writing for multimedia and the web such as writing news and other articles. They must have a skill for writing precise text adaptive to the environment. Employment areas are advertising agencies, broadcasting corporations, circulation and public relations, blogs, central information service, legal affairs department., journals, news agencies, press information bureau, photography companies, TV channels, books and novels, radio telecasting companies and air-All India Radio. Typical job profiles are feature writers, staff or freelance writers, video jockey (v.1), tv correspondents, correspondents, illustrators, photojournalists and journalists. Students can also take up M.A. (Mass Communication & Journalism), M.Phil. (Journalism and Mass Communication), after completing Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication.