School of Mass Communication

MA Journalism and Mass Communication

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A well-designed Two Year Masters Degree Program, MA (Journalism and Mass Communication) Program has proven its credibility and acceptance in the media industry and is perfectly suited for students who wish to make a career in the field of Print Journalism, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Public Relations, Corporate Communication, Photo journalism, Advertising, Publishing, Reporting, Photography, Entertainment and Event Management.

This course provides a firm background in theories and special emphasis on practical hands on training and skills in all fields of media. The course also aims at providing students with the critical knowledge of historical development and paradigm shifts in media, culture and communication. Each student has to undergo a rigorous four week internship in the media industry.

Why Pursue a MA (Journalism and Mass Communication) from IMS Unison University?

  • Outstanding Industry Interface: Regular interactions, guest lectures and workshops from stalwarts of the Media Industry and Academia from India as well as abroad providing premiere global exposure to the students.
  • Excellent Placement Opportunities: The University provides excellent placement opportunities in top media houses, production units, newspaper houses, electronic, PR and Ad agencies.
  • Best Media Labs in the region: The University boasts of excellent state-of-the-art Media Labs (print, radio, TV and photography) that are one of a kind in the entire region.
  • Unison Times Campus Newspaper published in house: A campus newspaper Unison Times is published by the students of School of Mass Communication and is circulated throughout the University. The students are involved in the process of researching, reporting, writing, editing, photography and printing of this campus newspaper.
  • Mentoring System: Every student is assigned a faculty mentor in each semester to track the progress of the student on a regular basis. The faculty mentor also communicates regularly with the parents to update on the progress of their ward.
  • The MA (Journalism and Mass Communication) program helps one to get into mid-level jobs in areas like print, radio, TV, production houses, publishing houses, event management firms, advertising agencies and PR firms. They are well-equipped to assume diverse roles like that of a reporter, copywriter, PR officer, radio jockey, editor, designer, news analyst, news reader, columnist, event manager and many more.
  • Online at the University website:
    After filling the "Enquiry Form" the candidate is required to fill the "Registration Form" and pay an registration fee of Rs. 1250/- online through Debit Card / Credit Card /Net Banking. On successful payment of registration fee, a receipt will be generated by the system. You will have to save this registration number for all your future reference. You are required to scan and email this receipt along with documents to along with the scanned copies of all the documents required.
  • The registration fee is non-refundable under any circumstance whatsoever. Registering to a Program does not guarantee admission.
  • After the successful registration to the Program chosen, our admission team will check the seat availability and your eligibility for the admission. If you meet the admission criteria, you will be contacted to proceed further as per the Admission procedure of the program.
  • You shall remain in constant touch with our Admission office to know about the status of your registration.
  • Admission Process:
    Aptitude Test and Personal Interview.
  • Interested candidates can register themselves at the University website or personally visit the University Admission Office to complete the registration process.
  • All eligible candidates will have to appear for a round of Personal Interview. Merit will be formed on the basis of marks scored in Graduation and Personal Interview Scores.
  • Admission Criteria:
    Merit List prepared on the basis of class 12th marks and Personal Interview
  • Admission Process:
  • A: Entrance Test
    Admission in Ph.D Program will be through a screening of candidates through a Written Entrance Test conducted by the University or any other equivalent test such as JRF/NET/SLET/GATE etc.
  • B: Preparation of Merit List
    Merit list for admission to Ph.D program shall be prepared by Department according to the following criteria
    1- 30% weightage to the percentage marks of Master's Degree Examination.
    2- 30% weightage to the entrance test score of IUU/JRF/NET/SLET/GATE/any other equivalent exam.
    3- 40% weightage to the personal interview, which will be conducted by a Panel of experts at IMS Unison University, Dehradun (Preference would be given to the candidates with good publication records such as books, papers in National/ International Journals and paper presentation experiences in National/International Conferences and those with prior teaching and research experience or candidates from industry having made exceptional contribution in their area of work would be given an important consideration).

Online application process


Fill and confirm the registration form


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Fee (2019-20)


1. 40% Seats of the intake in the program are reserved for UK Domicile candidates and will be allotted purely on first come first serve basis. The decision of the University in this respect is not open to question

2. *For the Ph.D. scholars, who are required to continue beyond the fourth year, the fee to be paid shall be equivalent to the fee applicable for the fourth year of the program. The thesis submission fee shall be payable in the year of thesis submission.

MA (Journalism and Mass Communication)

Program Curriculum


Media Research and Public Relations & Corporate Communication will be common for all specialisations.
Specialisation is offered in Print Media/ Radio/ Television.