Top 7 Journalism Courses in Delhi

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According to Merriam-Webster, Journalism is an academic study concerned with the collection and editing of news or the management of a news medium. Journalism is not everyone’s cup of tea and so it requires much skill and patience. It is the presentation of facts in a true, fair and unbiased manner so that the audience may get complete information about the happenings of the world. Delhi, being a metropolitan city offers a number of courses and institutes in the field of journalism. Some of them have been mentioned below:

They are listed as follows:

  • Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi
  • Times School of Journalism, New Delhi
  • International Institute of Mass Media, New Delhi
  • IAAN School of Mass Communication, New Delhi
  • AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, New Delhi
  • Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi
  • RK Films and Media Academy, New Delhi

1.Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi

This institute has a Department Of Short-term Courses and Training which includes courses in Media Communication, Corporate Communication, Media Relations, Digital Media, and Social Media and so on. It is a premier institute for Journalism and Mass Communication. It also has a Department of New Media and IT. Further, it offers various Postgraduate Diploma Courses which includes Radio and TV Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations and Journalism Courses in Hindi, English, Odia and Urdu. It also offers courses in Development Journalism and Indian Information Services.

2. Times School of Journalism, New Delhi

It is a flagship of the Times of India group which is one of the largest selling newspapers in the country. It is a premier institute for Journalism and Mass Communication.It set up the Times Centre for Media Studies in Delhi which was renamed as Times Centre for Media and Management Studies in 2010. TSJ conducts a one- year full- time PG Diploma Programme in Journalism whose selection is based on an All-India written examination which is followed by a personal interview. The course includes 4 months of training by the way of internship. The students are given the choice to various fields in which they can specialise and they can choose from among those fields.

3. International Institute of Mass Media, New Delhi

IIMM was established in 1999 with the mission of teaching and providing knowledge in the area of mass communication. The institution has faculty from leading organisations like Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy & Mather, Ideas Guild, Fourth Estate, Perfect Relations, etc. The courses offered include Bachelor in Mass Communication, Master of Mass Communication, PG Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations, PG Diploma in Broadcast Journalism, Short-term Technical Courses and Digital Marketing Courses. The duration and fee for each course is different. It is a premier institute for Journalism and Mass Communication.

4. IAAN School of Mass Communication, New Delhi

It is a premier institute for Journalism and Mass Communication. It came into being in 1999-2000 and is run by a charitable institute ever since. It is one of the top media, journalism and mass communication colleges in India. It offers three undergraduate courses which include Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication (BAMC), B.Sc.-Media, Entertainment and Film Technology and Undergraduate Diploma in Mass Communication, Advertising and Journalism. Additionally, it offers three Postgraduate Courses which include Masters of Arts in Mass Communication (2 years), Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication (MJMC) and Post- graduate Diploma in Mass Communication, Advertising and Journalism.

5. A.J.K Mass Communication Research Centre, New Delhi

It was founded in 1982 by Anwar Jamal Kidwai in collaboration with York University, Toronto and Canadian International Development Aid Agency. The University offers five Masters Programmes which Includes M.A in Mass Communication, Visual Effect and Animation, Convergent Journalism and Development Communication. It is a premiere institute for Journalism and Mass Communication. It also offers post- graduate diploma courses in Acting, Broadcast Technology and Still Photography & Visual Communication. Furthermore, it offers Ph.D. in Mass Communication too.

6. Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi

AIMC was established in 2003 with a vision to create innovative young minds capable of managing and leading the future’s world of media and entertainment. The Institute offers one- year full- time Post- Graduate Diploma Programmes in Television and Radio Journalism/Production, Advertisement and Marketing Communication, Digital Media and Online Journalism and Corporate Communication and Event Management. After completing these courses, the students can start their career and join the industry. Such students are also eligible for direct admission in MA in Journalism and Mass Communication in UGC recognised Apeejay Stya University. It is a premiere institute for Journalism and Mass Communication.

7. RK Films and Media Academy, New Delhi

RKFMA is a college that provides various courses in Broadcast and Print Journalism. It is a premiere institute for Journalism and Mass Communication. It offers Bachelor Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism, Masters Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism, PG Diploma in Mass Communication and Journalism, Diploma in Electronic and Broadcast Media Communication, Diploma in Print Media Journalism and Communications, 1-year Diploma in Media Journalism and 1-year Diploma in Mass Communication.

Thus, the purpose of journalism is to provide timely and accurate news to the people of the country and help in achieving the actual goal of any democracy, which is openness. Journalism is not everyone’s cup of tea and so it requires much skill and patience.  Doing this course in a city like Delhi would be of immense help to any candidate as he/ she can get a lot experience, exposure and healthy competition here and can further help in making the society a better place to live in.

Written by Rishabh Narula

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