Top 4 Journalism Courses in Chennai


Each morning when we get up, we all expect to see what all have me missed during the night. News and media help us to get this information. Journalism is a vital tool to bridge the gap between facts and masses.  Journalism should be fair and accurate. It should be free from any personal biases and opinions and should give a correct presentation of facts and figures. Incorrect or incomplete information may cause a lot of unrest in the society. A journalist is basically a collector of news items so that people around the world get timely information about the happenings around them. Here’s a list of the best Journalism Colleges in Chennai:

They are listed as follows:

  • Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • M.O.P Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Madras Christian College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

1.Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

The Institute offers two courses, the first being Post-Graduate Diploma in Business and Financial Journalism which is an industry defining a standard for training aspiring and career journalists. This programme would help the students to collect and visualise economic and financial data and information. It helps the student to understand the concept that helps in analysing the economic environment. The programme contains 3 terms. The second is the Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism. It includes an extensive series of lectures and workshops on gathering and presenting news. The students also get various laboratory exercises and outside assignments.

2. M.O.P Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai

It was established in 1992 when Sri Vallabhacharya Vidya Sabha collaborated with Dewan Bahadur M. O. Parthasarathy Iyengar Charities. Both these organisations are committed to the cause of women’s education. The vision of the college is to evolve into a University of International Repute and its Mission Statement states “To provide a unique learning experience which will enable the students to realise their innate potential and mould their overall personality”. Its undergraduate courses in Media School include B.SC Visual Communication, B.SC Electronic Media and B.A Journalism. Its Postgraduate courses, on the other hand, include M.A Communication and M.A Media Management. To enrol in these programmes the candidate may have passed his 12th from any stream.

3. Madras Christian College, Chennai

It was established in 1837 by Rev. John Anderson, a missionary from Scotland and turned into a College in 1865. It was reaccredited with a grade A by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2012.The department of Journalism of this college was established in 2015. This department is self-owned by it. It offers a single course in the form of B.A Journalism which emphasises the fundamental principles of journalism for Electronic and Print Media.

4. University of Madras, Chennai

The University of Madras has a separate department of Journalism and Mass Communication. It has collaborated with various foreign Universities like the Hallym University, South Korea and Aalborg University, Denmark. The department also conducts skill based seminars and workshops every month which focuses on extended class room learning, research and community linkages. The courses offered the university include two Postgraduate courses which are M.A Journalism and Communication, M.SC Online Media. It also includes one M.PHIL course in Journalism & Communication and a certificate course in Journalism.

Therefore, a journalist views the world from a distance, explores things and gives his opinions on different matters. A journalist is one who does not give up in the hardest of the times. No matter how tough a situation is, giving up is never the solution. So a journalist needs to step up every time he/she is needed to. Gil Thelen, thus, calls a Journalist as ‘A Committed Observer’. According to him, a journalist may stand apart from the other world to view certain things from a different perspective. Students perusing this career should understand the importance of a journalist in the society.  They should gain a lot of experience before they enter into this industry. Hence, choosing a good college is very necessary for the proper shaping of any individual in this field.

Written by Rishabh Narula

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