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B.A. Mass Communication is a 3-year undergraduate course in journalism. The basic eligibility criterion needed to be fulfilled for applying to the course is a 10+2 or equivalent qualification in any stream, completed from a recognized educational Board.

Top Institutes offering B.A. Mass Communication course are:

  • Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication
  • St. Xavier's College, Kolkata
  • Amity University, Noida
  • Dayanand College, Hisar
  • Government College, Hisar

The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 2,000 and 5 Lacs for a span of 3 years.

As an academic discipline, B.A. Mass Communication covers the study of constituents of mass media such as newspapers, magazines, cinema films, radio, television, the mechanism of conveying information to a mass-audience and an academic investigation of the different methods of mass correspondence by which people and elements exchange data on mass scales.

B.A. Mass Communication graduates are hired in capacities such as Columnist, TV Correspondent, Correspondent, Writer, Fashion Photographer, Photojournalist, Production Worker, Film Director, Public Relations Officer, Radio Jockey (RJ), Video Jockey (VJ), Screenwriter, Reporter, Sound Technician, Transmission Executive, etc.

The average annual initial salary offered in India to such graduates ranges between INR 15,000 and 35,000, increasing with the candidate’s expertise and experience in the industry.

Top Colleges for Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Mass Communication)

  • Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Mass Communication) in Haryana
  • Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Mass Communication) in Uttar Pradesh
  • Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Mass Communication) in Kerala
  • Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Mass Communication) in Uttarakhand
  • Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Mass Communication) in Telangana

B.A. Mass Communication: Course Highlights

Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course LevelGraduation
Duration3 years
Examination TypeSemester System
Eligibility10+2 qualification in any stream
Admission ProcessMerit-based/ Based on performance in entrance exam
Course FeeINR 2,000 to 5 Lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR 4 to 10 lacs per annum
Top Recruiting CompaniesHCL, IBM, TATA Consultancy, Adobe, HP, Lenovo, News Corporation of Rupert Murdoch, Disney Entertainment, Warner Brothers, CNBC, Guardian Group, BBC, ABC, AIR, Newspapers, Advertising Agencies, TV Channels, etc.
Job PositionsColumnist, TV Correspondent, Correspondent, Fashion Photographer, Leader writer, Photojournalist, Floor Manager, Production Worker, Film Director, Public Relations Officer, Radio Jockey (RJ), Screenwriter, Reporter, Sound Technician, Transmission Executive, Video Jockey (VJ), and such.

B.A. Mass Communication: What is it About?

The course primarily aims to impart to eligible candidates a strong foundation in news media practices across different media platforms, an advanced understanding of news media and their role in the society and relevant media education by laying a strong foundation in the study of arts.

B.A. Mass Communication: Who should opt?

Ideal candidates for the course would ideally personality traits such as:

  • curiosity and resolve.
  • quality of presenting useful information in a precise, compact and successful way
  • empathy, thoughtfulness, for talking with individuals from all kinds of backgrounds.
  • ability to filter important truths from unimportant tripe.
  • ability to acknowledge feedback.
  • eagerness to do extensive, often investigative and exerting fieldwork.

B.A. Mass Communication: Top Institutes 

Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course, along with their corresponding details.

Name of InstituteCity Average Fees
Madras Christian CollegeChennaiINR 42,319 
Symbiosis Institute Of Media And CommunicationPuneINR 1,90,000
Christ UniversityBangaloreINR 66,667
Chitkara UniversityPunjabINR 1,25,000 
Indian Academy Degree CollegeBangaloreINR 14,000 
M.O.P. Vaishnav College For WomenChennaiINR 18,000
St. Xavier's CollegeKolkataINR 79,967 
Jain UniversityBangaloreINR 1,21,000 
Garden City UniversityBangaloreINR 1,12,000 
Mount Carmel CollegeBangaloreINR 42,600 
Seth Anandaram Jaipuria CollegeKolkataINR 1,988
Presidency CollegeBangaloreINR 53,333
Kristu Jayanti CollegeBangaloreINR 30,000 
St. Xavier's CollegeGoaINR 2,938
Flame UniversityPuneINR 4,77,000 
IFTM UniversityMoradabadINR 50,000 
St. Peter's UniversityChennaiINR 5,500 
Acharya Bangalore B-SchoolBangaloreINR 13,892 
Vidyasagar CollegeKolkataINR 12,650 
Hiralal Mazumdar Memorial College for WomenKolkataINR 1,375
Bms College for WomenBangaloreINR 18,883 
Bhandarkars Arts And Science CollegeKarnatakaINR 15,300

B.A. Mass Communication: Eligibility 

Candidates wishing to apply for B.A. Mass Communication course need to fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  • 10+2 qualification in any stream, completed from a recognized educational Board.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 55% (50% for SC/ST/OBC candidates) at the 10+2 level.
  • Candidates awaiting their 10+2 examination’s results are also eligible to apply on provisional basis.

B.A. Mass Communication: Admission Process

Most institutes in India offering B.A. Mass Communication course admit students based on their performance in a relevant entrance test. Some institutes also admit students based on the candidate’s obtained merit at the level of graduation, while some conduct their own entrance tests for offering admission. Admission process generally varies across colleges.

The written test might be of Objective and/or Subjective-type. The paper generally contains questions from sections such as:

  • General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs, Popular Media
  • English Language- Comprehension and Grammar
  • Case Studies
  • Social Issues
  • Politics, Media Issues
  • Creative Writing etc.

Most often, the written test is followed by rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview, for assessing the candidate’s aptitude for the course.

B.A. Mass Communication: Syllabus and Course Description

A year-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.

Year I

Year II

Year III

AdvertisingIndian HistoryNews Editing
Computer SkillsIndian ConstitutionReporting
Communication TheoryIn-depth JournalismOnline News
Corporate Communication Informatics Political Science
Culture & Civilization International CommunicationPrinciples of Writing
EconomicsNews WritingRadio Basics
Feature WritingWeb Designing Comparative study of print and electronic mediaResearch Methodology
Geography & EnvironmentVideo BasicsSociology
History of Print MediaJournalism EthicsTelevision Production
Indian DemocracyLayout & DesignUnderstanding News
-Media Laws-
-Media Organizations-

B.A. Mass Communication: Career Prospects

Successful completion of B.A. Mass Communication course opens doors to gainful employment in areas such as:

  • Movies and TV
  • Distributing, advertising
  • News coverage
  • Filmmaking, scriptwriting, and others such.

News Corporations of Rupert Murdoch, Disney Entertainment, Warner Brothers, CNBC, Guardian Group, BBC, ABC, etc. are some of the large international media groups which offer lucrative jobs in the field of mass communication.

Related B.A. Mass Communication courses

  • BA Journalism and Mass Communication
  • BA Journalism
  • BA English Literature

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Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful graduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

Job PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Pay Scale in INR
ColumnistsColumnists compose or opinionate on news in daily papers. They share news or opinions/insights on legislative issues, sports, religion, politics, local/national/global newsworthy topics, or offer individual guidance.4,30,721
TV CorrespondentTV Correspondents cover newsworthy stories that are important to the society in general. For instance, News Journalists examine, bring to the fore, and write about subjects ranging from household and remote issues, governmental issues, to crime-based, and medical topics.8,80,150
Fashion PhotographerFashion Photographers are experts at taking pictures of models, for use in posters, magazines, print promotions, and such. They are additionally entrusted with conceptualizing photo shoots to highlight the clothes and accessories worn by models.6,40,440
PhotojournalistPhotojournalists are visual storytellers. By capturing, altering, and exhibiting pictures, they recount a story in a way that not many other forms of media can. Photojournalists are usually independent picture-takers and offer their photographs to different organizations around the globe.5,17,523
Radio JockeysRadio Jockeys, also called RJs or Radio Commentators, apply automated sound hardware to broadcast distinctive kinds of music. They work for government/ private radio stations and internet radio stations. Radio Jockeys also regularly conduct live communication with the audience, besides broadcasting news over the radio.6,40,232

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