Media and Communication courses in India have always been highly popular, pursued by media enthusiasts in large numbers. Students finishing high school take up undergraduate courses in media studies to pursue a career in the world of print and visual media in the near future. It offers highly paying designations with an interesting and diverse array of job prospects.
Mass communication and journalism in India is a hot cake. Various students across the country who do not wish to remain confined to a typical 9 to 5 job pursue this stream. To take up this course you need to have a cognitive ability to write well. If you wish to join the print media you must have a flair for writing as writing down reports and preparing news will be your main job role. If you wish to be a part of the visual media you need to learn the art of speaking immaculately, be it any language you choose?
Let us have a look at the world of numerous job offers that pursuing a degree in this subject might offer you:
An Academician: After pursuing a graduate and a master’s degree in this subject you can sit for the NET exam to join as a lecturer or an Assistant Professor to teach students. If you do not clear the NET exam there are slim chances of getting through any college in the teaching position as UGC has made it mandatory to crack this exam to become a lecturer. However, if you don’t have a NET certificate you might try to work as a Guest Lecturer.
A Researcher: Cracking a JRF in the NET exam might secure you a position as a researcher in an esteemed University where you can do your doctorate studies with a decent stipend.
A Journalist: With a degree in media studies you can become a print or a photojournalist. You can work as a news writer or a news reporter in any top shot media house with your excellent writing skills letting you take the news world by storm. You can also join the world of the visual media where you can read out news for various news channels and can do direct onsite reporting for your channel. You will also get the vibrant opportunity to take personal interviews with celebrities and prepare a documentation on it.
A Freelancer and an Advertiser: You can crack up the ad world with your imaginative acumen after this course. Students who have their thinking caps always on can take up this job to dominate the creative world with their unique ideas.
If you have always been passionate about the creative genre which lets you put to use your visionary side to earn money, media and communication studies are what you must definitely pursue.