Which Universities Offer PhDs in Journalism? 

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My son is planning to take BBA+MBA, BBI (B.Com in Banking & Insurance), BMS (Bachelor of Management Studies), BAF (B.Com in Accounts & Finance) any of them. Please tell us: (1) Which one is good for future? (2) Is there an Online Application process? (3) What documents would they require? 
Mahesh Fofandi

Dear Mahesh,

There are plenty of options after pursuing Commerce in Class 12. Let’s tackle each of your concerns independently.

I. Each of the courses you have mentioned require different skill-sets. While, by and large, all the courses will teach similar subjects in some capacity, all of them offer varied career prospects. So, what you need to do is assess your son’s interest level & skill-set.

Career Prospects:

Export and Trading HousesFinancial AnalystMultinational CorporationsFinancial Risk Manager
Multinational CorporationsBanking JobsPSUs & NGOsChartered Finance Analyst
Manufacturing CompaniesInsurance CompaniesProduction Based IndustriesPursue CA or CS
Financial ConcernsIncome Tax
PSUs & NGOsGovernment Sector
Production Based Industries

Having only a UG degree will not cut it for your son. With such cut-throat competition, he will have to pursue a PG programme. So, before you take any decision, please keep this factor in mind.

II. Yes, most of the colleges today follow online application process.

III. Documents required: Class 12 Mark sheet & pass certificate, domicile certificate, character certificate, and proofs if belonging to a Reserved Category.

Ideally, only once you have decided what path to take, we can help you with the application and admission process.

This is to raise a few doubts regarding DU admissions 2018. I’ve cleared my class 12 in Kerala State Board. What would be my best of four percentage for BA English (Hons) if these are my scores: General English (English core): 189/200 English Literature (English elective): 191/200 Communicative English (functional English): 197/200 Journalism (Other subject 1): 195/200 Psychology: 195/200 Malayalam (Other language elective): 200/200. What would be my chances of getting into a top DU Colleges with these marks, if I am a general category student? Will there be any deduction in my BoF (Best of Four) percentage if I include these subjects in the calculation?
Arundhathi Baburaj

Dear Arundhuti,

Your best of four subjects based on the score you mentioned will be Malayalam, Communicative English (functional English), Psychology and Journalism. If you want to take English (Hons), then English core will be considered as well. In which case, your overall percentage will drop a little, as compared to the other highest scored subjects.

The last date for application to DU is now over. Hopefully you had applied. You can wait for the consecutive lists to come out; maybe you will secure a seat in one of the DU colleges.

There will be no deductions for admission in DU if you have cleared your Class 12 from a state board.

I’m pursuing Post-Graduation in Journalism. I wish to do PhD either in India or abroad. Which are the best universities I can apply for? What are the procedures? 
Rose George

Dear Rose,

You should try to pursue your PhD from a state/government university as it holds more reputation. As far as where to pursue PhD from is concerned, that will depend on what you want to do your thesis in. Different universities have different mentorships available.

Once you have decided that, write to us, and we will be able to guide you better.

Some of the top universities in India that offer Ph.D in Journalism/ Mass Communication include:

Which Universities Offer PhDs in Journalism? 
I’d scored a 69.98% in my class 12 boards with science major. I graduated with a B-Tech degree in electronics and telecommunications from KIIT University, Bhubaneswar a CGPA 6.00. Engineering was never my choice specially because I have always hated maths, but I still went ahead and did it because my parents wanted me to. Somehow I managed to drag myself through the four years and in 2017, I graduated with a not so great CGPA.I have been working as a business developer for a small company for a year-and-a-half now. However, like I mentioned it is a ‘small company’ and that means it doesn’t pay much. I enjoy my work and would like to move up the ladder in the same.I wish to enrol in MBA in communication or something similar. I am looking for a course that can give me a boost in the field of strategic marketing, communications or public relations. I do have a few colleges I have in mind are-SIMC Pune (MBA in Communication)-FLAME University Pune (MBA in Communication)-MICA (PGDM - C)These are the only colleges in India that I found to be offering what I want to peruse or even anything close to that. Do you have any suggestions for me? Suggestions for colleges/courses?
Anirudh Das

Dear Anirudh,

MBA in communication management refers to the process of planning, monitoring and revising all the platforms of communication within an organisation and between different organisations. You can find details about the course and job prospects of MBA in Communications Management here.

Here are some prominent colleges offering MBA in communication management.

Which Universities Offer PhDs in Journalism? 

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