Top 5 Journalism Courses in Mumbai

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Journalism is a profession or an activity of writing magazines, newspapers or news websites and preparing news broadcasts. With the advent of digital technology and publication of news on the internet, the role and status of journalism have changed a lot during the past few decades. Journalism is something that indulges a person into thinking out of the box to achieve his or her targets of the near future.  The readers now have a wider choice of sources from which they can choose their news. Mumbai has a lot of institutes and colleges which provide education and nurture young minds in this field. Top journalism courses in Mumbai are as follows:

They are listed as follows:

  • Harkisan Mehta Institute of Media, Research and Analysis, Mumbai
  • Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai
  • St. Pauls Institute of Communication Education, Mumbai
  • School of Broadcasting and Communication, Mumbai
  • Thadomal Shahani Centre for Media and Communication, Mumbai

1.Harkisan Mehta Institute of Media, Research and Analysis, Mumbai

HMMRA was founded in 1990 by the Late Shri Harkisan Mehta who was a famous Gujarati writer and journalist. The institute has good infrastructure and adequate, qualified teaching faculty. It provides courses in Journalism, creative writing, Film Appreciation and Photography, Event Management, Advertising and PR, etc. The eligibility criteria and fee for each course are different. The major courses offered by the institute include B.Voc. Graphic Design and Multimedia, B.Voc. in Journalism, B.voc. in Radio Production, PG journalism and New Media, Diploma in Advertising and PR, Diploma in Journalism, Diploma in creative writing and Film Appreciation, Gujarati Journalism, Marathi Journalism and PG Integrated Marketing Advertising & Communication. Students are sent for an internship at the end of each course. All the students of this institute are provided with placement assistance.

2. Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai

XIC has been ranked 3rd among the 10 Mass Communication Institutes by the Outlook Magazine. Established in 1969, this institute has evolved and achieved heights since then. It offers 10 months full-time Diploma programme in Journalism and Mass Communication, PG Diploma in Public Relations and Corporate Communication, PG in Advertising and Marketing Communication, PG Diploma in Film, Television and Digital Video Production, PG Diploma in Mass Communication Marathi, PG Diploma in Communication for Development. The Institute also offers workshops apart from these courses. It offers specialised courses in Photography, Radio Jockey, Extension Programmes, Public Speaking and Personality Development, Creative Writing, etc. The institute has good infrastructure and adequate, qualified teaching faculty.

3. St. Pauls Institute of Communication Education, Mumbai

This institute offers Post-graduate Courses in Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations and under- graduate courses in Media and Entertainment Management, Visual Communication and B.Voc. in Graphics and Multimedia. The institute has good infrastructure and adequate, qualified teaching faculty. Additionally, it offers advanced learning courses in Advertising Management, Advertising Copywriting, Digital Marketing, Event Management, Public Relations, Print & TV journalism, Videography and Web design. It also offers short-term courses in Digital Photography, Film Making, Graphic Design and Video Editing.

4. School of Broadcasting and Communication, Mumbai

The institute has good infrastructure and adequate, qualified teaching faculty. This School is affiliated to Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Asia. Its aim was to bring world- class professional education in India. It offers Bachelor in Mass Communication which is a 3-year course with 30 seats in total. 12th pass students are eligible to apply for the course. It also offers three Post-graduate Courses which includes MA in Mass Communication, MA in Broadcast Journalism and MA in Advertising and Public Relations. All these 3 courses are of a duration of 2 years with 25 seats in each course respectively.

5. Thadomal Shahani Centre for Media and Communication, Mumbai

It offers 11 months (7 months training+2 months of Live Project+ 2 months of internship) course in Professional Diploma in Digital Journalism & Broadcast and a Professional Diploma in Regional Journalism. The institute has good infrastructure and adequate, qualified teaching faculty. It helps in inculcate skills in reporting, paper design, press laws, basic writing and communication skills, blogging, photo journalism, etc.

Thus, even though journalism occupies a much smaller space than entertainment, advertising, opinion and propaganda, etc. which dominate the media world, it is nevertheless more valuable than any such thing. Journalism is something that indulges a person into thinking out of the box to achieve his or her targets of the near future. Thus, Journalism helps to fill in the gap between facts and the masses. Journalists have a huge responsibility on their heads as they are supposed to deliver true, accurate and reliable facts to their audience.

Written by Rishabh Narula

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