Top 5 Journalism Courses in Hyderabad

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Hyderabad has been ranked as the best city in terms of living standards for the third consecutive time. Being the capital of Telangana, this city offers many opportunities for students of all ages in various different fields including Journalism. Journalism is the art of collecting and delivering information to the people in true and fair manner. It is a practice based on the right to information that every citizen in the country possesses. Every person has the right to know about the happenings around him. Journalism helps the people in achieving this objective. There are many colleges and institutions in Hyderabad which provide this course of which, some are listed below:

The institutes are as follows:

  • St. Joseph’s Degree and PG College, Hyderabad
  • ROOTS Collegium, Hyderabad
  • Osmania University, Hyderabad
  • St. Francis College for Women, Hyderabad
  • Telugu University, Hyderabad

1.St. Joseph’s Degree and PG College, Hyderabad

Established in 1997, this college’s campus is spread over 2 acres of land. Its vision statement states “to provide a distinct environment of excellence in education with humane values and social commitment.” The popular courses offered by the college include B.A in Mass Communication and Journalism (undergraduate).They help to bring out the hidden talents needed for a budding journalist. To enrol in this course the students should have passed 12th exams with 60% or above from a recognised university. It also offers Masters in Communication and Journalism which is a course with a duration of 2 years. Additionally, it offers a Certificate course in Public Relations & Corporate Communications.

2. ROOTS Collegium, Hyderabad

The philosophy of this college is to connect the individual through the Institution to the Industry by instilling in them the right behaviour, the right beliefs and the right skill set. They help to bring out the hidden talents needed for a budding journalist.  It offers B.A in Mass Communication which is a course with a duration of 3 years. Students who have passed their 12th are eligible to apply for this program.

3. Osmania University, Hyderabad

This University was founded in 1918 and is named after its founder, Nawab Osman Ali Khan, the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad who brought this University into existence through a farman or a Royal Charter. They help to bring out the hidden talents needed for a budding journalist.  The college has a separate department for communication and journalism. The courses offered are Bachelor of Communication and Journalism and Masters of Communication and Journalism (2 years course).

4. St. Francis College for Women, Hyderabad

It was established in 1959 and is a Catholic Minority Institution founded by sisters of Charity. It has emerged as one of the top colleges in Hyderabad and has empowered women through holistic education. It has a separate department of Mass Communication which guarantees placement to its students. It offers B.A in Mass Communication and Journalism along with English Literature, Political Science/ Social Management and M.A in Mass Communication and Journalism. They help to bring out the hidden talents needed for a budding journalist.

5. Telugu University, Hyderabad

Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University is very different and special university for Telugu people, Telugu scholars and Telugu cultural front in India and abroad, touching upon their cultural and linguistic needs. It is well known for imparting higher education in traditional dance, literature, history, language, journalism and fine arts with special recognition and cultural standards. They help to bring out the hidden talents needed for a budding journalist.  It consists of two popular courses in the field of Journalism which are P.HD in Journalism and Masters in Communication and Journalism (MCJ).

Therefore, if you are thinking of a career in journalism the Hyderabad may be the right option you. You may ask any student studying in this city and how happy they are with the city life. The climate there is pleasant and job opportunities are plenty. A student of Journalism has a great responsibility on his shoulders to collect and give truthful and unbiased information to its readers in a timely and accurate manner. He/ She should follow the code of ethics of a journalist and should be fully committed towards his work. After all, a developed society needs to be educated and well-read people to carry it forward!

Written by Rishabh Narula

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