When you pass class 12th, you face a problem regarding admission as a student. At this point, you have a big question related to your career option.
No doubt you have many options, you can choose engineering, medical, paramedical, defence services, and many more, but it is challenging to decide which option is the best. There are many people around you to advise in this regard. Here is also some advice for you in this regard.
There is an old proverb- “listen to all but follow the best advice”. So, there is no harm in knowing the advice of anyone. Now we are living in a global and digital age. Knowledge and information are based on this age. Therefore media education is an essential option for you. Media is considered the fourth pillar of democracy.
So media studies may be one of the best career options for you. First, you are advised to know about the media industry because it is multi-dimensional. The big question is, what course you can opt-in for media studies after the 12th? The answer is simple: You can do graduation in media, which takes three years.
This course is available with different names like BJMC (Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication), BA (JMC) (Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication), BJ (Bachelor of Journalism), etc. These are UGC-approved courses.
Journalism and Mass Communication courses are considered professional courses, and practical activities are the main attraction of this course. After admission to this course, you have to focus on practical work, which is the soul of this course. If you give your 100 per cent during this course, it will provide you with a good return on investments in future.
Selection of college/university
There are many educational organisations in Delhi-NCR and India offering media studies. However, Before taking admission, you have to consider two things-
- Is the college or the university approved by UGC (University Grants Commission)?
- Has that college or university offer practical training?
These two points are essential information in selecting a college/university for choosing a course in media studies. You may find many colleges or universities in Delhi-NCR which provide this course.
You are advised to stay alert while taking admission into a media course. Know about the college/university; know about the faculty members and facilities available there. If you are satisfied, then proceed to take admission.
Suppose you are willing to take admission in Bachelor of Arts (Journalism & Mass Communication) in Delhi NCR. In that case, the Faculty of Mass Communication & Media Studies, SGT University, Gurugram, can be an excellent option for you.
The faculty offers excellent practical exposure to TV, Radio, Print, Advertisement, Public Relations and Digital Journalism, Digital Marketing, Film & TV Production, Radio Production and Event Management.
Over the years, the faculty has developed excellent industry linkages, which allow the faculty to interact and train with the industry partners, and provide internships and placements in excellent media organisations like BBC, Aaj Tak, NDTV India, Doordarshan, All India Radio, and many more.
Prof. S.K. Pandey,
Faculty of Mass Communication & Media Technology, SGT University