I am in my first year of graduation (English). I want to become a journalist and pursue higher studies in broadcast journalism. What should I do for this? Please help me out with the courses and colleges needed.
Susmita Paul / Kolkata
Many institutes offer a 3-year degree in Journalism for which the eligibility is 10+2 in any stream. You may go for a one-year post-graduate course in Journalism after completing your graduation.
Some of the good institutes are Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Centres (bhavans.info); Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media, Bangalore (iijnm.org); Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), JNU New Campus, New Delhi (iimc.ac.in); Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal (mcu.ac.in); Mass Communication Research Centre (MCRC), Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (jmi.nic.in); School of Communication & Management Studies, S. Kalamassery, Cochin (scmscochin.com); Xavier Institute of Communication, St Xavier’s College, Mumbai (xaviercomm.org)
Dr Vibha Gupta, a feature writer, is a Ph.D. in Mathematics from IIT Roorkee. Her book Careers: A Pathfinder and articles in various publications are an attempt to guide students in choosing a career according to their natural strengths, talents and skills.