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In this career counselling section we give the answers to all the queries of students regarding journalism/mass communication and media industry. If you have any query, send e-mail to us. 

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I want to pursue a course in mass communication from a institution from USA at a postgraduate level. Please guide me.?
Sahil, Mumbai

A: Mass Communication courses are offered by universities in the US like Kent State University and West Virginia University. Universities in the US need the GRE and TOEFL for admission to the Masters program. Average tuition fees are about $30000 per year and average living expenses are about $10000 per year. Fees will vary from university to university. For a complete listand web address of US universities offering these course click here

After class XII, I want to enter the field of mass communication. Is it a good choice?
Deepak, Lucknow

A: It is a good career choice. But let me tell you that mass communication is a broad subject which includes, journalism, advertising, cinema, radio, television, theatre and public relations etc. A course in mass communication will give you an overview of all these areas. Thereafter you can choosearea fo your liking. To know more about mass communication visit our study material sction. After class XII exam, you can apply to colleges and institutes offering mass communication course. Visit our Colleges/Institutes section to get a list of colleges/institutes offering these courses.

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I would like to do a journalism course from Australia. I’m a graduate. Please also tell how much fees it will cost from a good college in Australia.
Sunil Joshi, Mumbai

A: Masters in journalism from Australia can cost approximately 10 lakhs per year. You need to take IELTS and the admission is based on your academic performance.
Some of the popular universities for this program in Australia are:

Australian College 
Central Queensland University
Charles Sturt University - School of Communication 
Curtin University of Technology - School of Communication and Cultural Studies 
Deakin University - Faculty of Arts 
Griffith University - School of Arts
University of Tasmania

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I’m interested in taking admission in bechelor of mass communication in Delhi. I am totally confused that in which college I should go for admission? Help me please?
Rajesh Kumar, Delhi 

A: You can see the listings of top mass comm institutes by clicking here

I am a graduate. I want to take up mass comm in Mumbai. How do I go about it?
Divya, Mumbai

A: The admission season has begun. Colleges and institutes have already announced their admission schedule for 2010 batch. Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai ( is a good option. We have a complete list of colleges in Mumbai. ( You click on their websites, select anyone and then follow their admission procedure.

There are a lot of good colleges/institutes offering bachelor in mass communication in Delhi. You can see the listings in the college section of this site:

Q: I am pursuing BA (Hons) in English and want to become a TV journalist. Which are the institutes offering courses in TV journalism?
Kunal Sirohi, Jaipur

A: After completion of graduation you’ll have to do a Masters in mass communication or broadcast journalism. There are a number of colleges and universities in India which offer PG in broadcast journalism or mass communication. AJ Kidwai Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, is one of them, which is famous worldwide. Click on the colleges section of this website to get a complete list of institutes/colleges/universities offering these courses.    

Q: I want to make a career in journalism. Which is the best institute of journalism in south India?
Jyoti Mahajan, Bikaner

A: There are many journalism colleges/institutes in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Asian College of Journalism (Chennai) and Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (Bangalore) are the famous ones. Click on the colleges section of this website to get state-wise list of colleges with complete details.

Q: I’ve a flair of writing and want to do a course in creative writing/script writing. What are correspondence courses on offer in India?    
Mohit Bhatti, Kanpur

A: Most of the script writing courses are full-time programmes varying between 6 and 12 months. Some of the famous institutes in India offering this course are:

Film & Television Institute of India, Pune (
SAE Audio Engg, Delhi (
Zee Institute of Media Arts, Mumbai (

Q: I am relocating to Bangalore? Which is the best newspaper to start my journalism career in the city?
Junaid Alam, Patna

A: There are many good newspapers published from Bangalore. These include The Times of India, The Hindu, Deccan Herald, The New Indian Express, Asian Age, Mint and Bangalore Mirror. So, grab the first offer that comes from any of these newspapers.