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Bachelor of Journalism And Mass Communication | PU

Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC) degree equips students with theoretical concepts and practical skills needed for a thriving career in the field of Mass communication including public relations, news analysis and reporting. This program gives insight into the history and ethical issues of media functioning.

BJMC offered by the Purbanchal University (PU) is an intensive three years program. This degree is based on semester system and has altogether six semesters in total. This course comprises of thirty six courses as well as internship in the final semester. Introduction to Journalism, Introduction to Literature, Compulsory Nepali, Interpersonal Communication, Reporting, Communication, News Editing, Compulsory English, History of Mass communication, English Poetry, Sociology-Linguistic and Discourse Analysis, Web Development are some of the major courses, which the students must have to undertake while studying BMCJ.

Objectives of Bachelor of Journalism And Mass Communication

Some of the key objectives of Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication program for the students are listed below:

  • To equip communication skills, theoretical concepts and practical training required to have a flourishing media career.
  • To enhance team work techniques, research skill and leadership ability.
  • To produce efficient professionals in the related field.
  • To prepare them for further education such as MJMC.

Admission Requirements in Bachelor of Journalism And Mass Communication

Eligibility Criteria for Admission:

Students interested to pursue Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication course must have to complete +2 or intermediate level in any stream. Admission opens in the month of Ashoj every year.

Required Documents for Admission:

While applying for the admission students must have to submit the following documents:

  • Accurately filled and signed admission form.
  • Photocopy of mark sheets of SLC and +2 or intermediate level.
  • Character certificates issued by the academic institutes attended.
  • Two recent passport size photos.

Career and Scope

Journalists are regarded as a fourth organ of the nation. They are responsible for keeping peoples updated with the national as well as international happenings. The purpose of BJMC program is to educate & inform, update & interpret the people. Thus, career in mass communication is considered as one of the most prestigious and highly paid profession. Sky is the limit for those who hold this well renowned degree. Graduates can find employment opportunities in TV channels, Radio channels, websites, press information bureau, government information service, periodicals & magazines and newspapers. Additionally, graduates with this degree are hired by photography companies, central information service, advertising agencies, legal affairs department, news agencies and broadcasting corporations. Moreover, graduates can pursue this course independently by writing books, novels and blogs as well.

Job Prospects for the graduates:

The graduates of Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication program have lot of options to make a prosperous career in various related areas of journalism. Some of the most popular career options for this degree holder are:

  • Social media manager
  • Public relation officer
  • Media planner
  • Magazine journalist
  • Editorial assistant
  • Screenwriter
  • Market researcher
  • Photojournalist
  • Video jockey
  • Critic
  • Fashion photographer cartoonist
  • Special correspondent
  • Editor
  • TV correspondent