Electronic Media

12/11/2014 Career

One of the biggest means of entertainment is television and radio.
Although utilities of radio have dipped down a little bit, still with
the emergence of FM radios in various cities, the popularity remains
intact. According to a government study more than eighty percent of the
households in the country have TV sets and more than two thirds people
in metros have cable connection which is even spreading rapidly to
smaller towns and sub-urban areas through DTH services. Undoubtly
electronics media is playing a significant role in nation�s making by
disseminating information to the people and also being an alternative
public grievances redressal mechanism.

Course Details
Electronics
Journalism course is a sub-group which comes under the general
Journalism/Masscom course. There are several Bachelor's/Post-Graduate
degrees in journalism/masscom. Minimum eligibility for Bachelor degree
in journalism is 10+2 and for Post graduate degree courses a Bachelor
degree in journalism. The duration of these courses differ form
institutes to institute. Moreover some institutes also provide one year
certificate courses in journalism for which eligibility is 10+2. There
are also courses in specialized areas of journalism like sports,
television, photo, press law etc.

Career Prospects
The
proliferation of TV channels particularly a number of 24/7 channels have
opened up career opportunities in electronics media. Career options are
there in public broadcasting agencies like Doordarshan and All India
Radio or in private broadcasters. One can be a field reporter, writer,
editor, researcher, correspondent and in-studio anchor, presenter and
news analysts. These professionals also can work in a number of fields
like direction, production, camera, graphics, editing, sound, programme
research, script writing etc. Moreover one can open his own TV/RM Radio
channel.

Top Colleges Offering UG/PG/Other Courses
Many
universities/institutions offer courses of Journalism. Some important
names are given below. Indian Institute of Mass Communication, at New
Delhi and Dhenkanal (Orissa); A J K Mass Communication Centre, Jamia
Millia Islamia, New Delhi; Manipal Institute of Communication, Manipal;
Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune; Asian College of
Journalism, Bangalore; Department of Communication and Journalism,
University of Poona, Pune; Amity School Of Journalism and Communication,
New Delhi; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; Makhanlal Chaturvedi
National University of Journalism, Bhopal.



Besides these some universities also offer journalism through distance
learning programmes. Some of them are Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya,
Bhopal; Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi Kota Open
University, Kota and Sambalpur University, Sambalpur.

Remuneration
The
minimum salary as per government directive has to be Rs. 5500 to Rs.
9000 for reporters and senior reporters, Rs. 5000 to Rs. 10,500 for the
chief reporters and sub-editors, and Rs. 7500 to 12000 for editors.
Private sector even offers higher remuneration including lucrative
various fringe benefits. However salaries offered depend on the company
one is working with. Field journalists are given travel and stay
expenses as well as allowances are additional with all pay packets.
Self-employed also have good earning depending upon the nature and
extension of their business.

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