BA Journalism / Bachelor in Mass Media


Presence of Media can be felt everywhere these days and no wonder interest in careers related to media and mass communication is also rising. If you want to make your mark in this area then BA Journalism / mass communication should be your choice.

Earlier the journalism courses were offered at PG level but now some universities offer this course at UG level also. Delhi University offers BA Journalism, Mumbai university offers Bachelor of Mass Media. Both these courses are of 3 years duration and aim to equip the students with skills to succeed in various types of Media. Other than these there are many colleges and Institutes that offer related courses . Read More on colleges that offer journalism courses

Here are the details of Courses that you can study in the BMM course offered by Mumbai University

Semester 1

Effective communication skills–i

Fundamentals of mass communication

Introduction to computers

Landmark events in 20th century history of world, India & Maharashtra

Introduction to sociology, the sociology of news and social movements in India

Introduction to economics

Semester 2

Effective communication skills–ii

Political concepts and the Indian political system

Principles of management and marketing

Introduction to psychology

An introduction to litterateurs

Translation skills

Semester 3

Introduction to creative writing

Introduction to culture studies

Introduction to public relations

Introduction to media studies

Understanding cinema

Advanced computers

Semester 4

Introduction to advertising

Introduction to journalism

Print production and photography

Radio and television

Mass media research

Organisational behaviour

Semester 5 Advertising

Advertising in contemporary society


Advertising design (project paper)

Consumer behaviour

Media planning and buying

Brand building

Semester 5 Journalism



Journalism and public opinion

Features and opinion

Indian regional journalism

Newspaper – magazine making(project paper)

Semester 6 Advertising

Advertising and marketing research

Legal environment and advertising ethics

Financial management for marketing and advertising

Agency management

The principles and practice of direct marketing

Contemporary issues

Semester 6 Journalism

Press law and ethics

Broadcast journalism

Business and magazine journalism (combination of niche i and ii)

Internet and issues in the global media

News media management

Contemporary issues


Here is the syllabus of BA Journalism offered by Delhi University

Semester 1

Communication and Mass communication concept and processes

History of communication media

Introduction to journalism

Indian State and Democratic policy

Semester 2

Indian Business and economics

Media and cultural studies

IT and online journalism

Reporting and editing for print

Semester 3

Broadcast Journalism

International politics

Media laws and ethics

Print journalism and production

Semester 4

Development communication and journalism

International Media scenario

Advertising and Public relations

Reporting and editing in broadcast media


Semester 5

New Media Technologies

Media Industry and management

Research methods

Radio and TV production

Semester 6

Human rights gender and environment

Seminar on current issues

Research dissertation

Research dissertation