DU vs IPU: Which University is better for Mass Communication

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Mass Communication course is a popular course among the students mainly because of the huge scope and immense opportunities that one can get after the completion of their degrees. Delhi University and Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University also have courses in Mass Communication for the students. Read on to know about the courses so that you can make informed decisions when taking admission.



Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi is also known as IP University. The university offers both Bachelors and Masters Courses in 
Mass Communication. 


Course details and Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication is a three years course offered to the students in the full-time mode. A student who has completed their class 12 examination from any board with 50 per cent marks is eligible to apply for the course. Master of Arts in Mass Communication is a two years course and is offered in the full-time mode to the students. A student who has graduated from any University with at least 50% marks is eligible for this course.


Admission process

The candidates who are interested in getting themselves admitted in this course under IP University must appear in the CET exam. The admissions of the candidate will be based on the rank that the candidate will get in the CET exam. The online availability of the form is from 3rd March to 20th July 2020.

The exam is divided into different sections namely English language and comprehension, general awareness, reasoning and media aptitude. The test will be held in 15 cities in India. The students will be required to fill in the test city in the application form. 


Delhi University

Different colleges under Delhi University offer Mass Communication courses to the students. The colleges are

  • Bharati College
  • Delhi College of Arts and Commerce
  • Kalindi College
  • Kamala Nehru College
  • Institute of Home Economics
  • Lady Shri Ram College
  • Maharaja Agrasen College
  • Delhi School of Journalism


Course details

  • BA Hons Journalism
  • BA Hons Hindi Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Integrated Five Year Program of Journalism (BJ & MJ)
  • Two year PG Diploma in Hindi Journalism
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Journalism and Corporate Communication
  • BA Hons Multi-Media and Mass Communication


Admission process and Eligibility Criteria

For getting admitted in the BA Hons course at Delhi University, a student need not give any entrance examinations. The selection is done on the basis of a cut off released by a particular college. 

For the BA Hons in Multi-Media and Mass Communication, a student needs to appear for the Delhi University Entrance Test (DUET).

Integrated five-year program of Journalism consists of Bachelor of Journalism and Master of Journalism awarded by Delhi University. For getting admission in this course, one needs to sit for the entrance examination conducted by Delhi University. The entrance test will mainly be conducted to test the candidate’s proficiency level in current affairs, analytical skills and general knowledge and comprehension skills. The entrance level examination is at par with the other competitive level exams held for the class 12 passed out students. Students who have scored more than 50 per cent in their class 12 examination can apply for the national common entrance examination.


Entrance tests for BJMC courses: DU vs IPU

DU Entrance Test IPU CET 
Application date: 2nd to 31st March 2020 Application date: 3rd March to 30th June, 2020
Exam date: To be announced Exam date: To be announced
Exam mode: Online Exam mode: Online
The test is conducted by the National Testing Agency in DU School of Journalism.

IPU CET is conducted by  Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University



Fees and Salary package comparison between DU & IPU pass outs:


Required skillsets for the jobs:

  • Needs to have a flair for writing and language
  • For PR job roles, one needs to have a strong networking skill
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Interviewing skills
  • Interpretation skills


Job prospects and Scope: 

Job prospects Annual Salary
Media consultants Rs 6.43 lakhs
Journalist Rs 3.39 lakhs
PR manager Rs 5.60 lakhs
Social media manager Rs 3.52 lakhs
News analyst Rs 6.86 lakhs
Photojournalists Rs 3.5 lakhs


Some of the other popular job roles are:


  • Radio Jockey
  • Video Jockey
  • Editor
  • Anchor
  • Correspondent
  • Copywriter
  • Celebrity Manager
  • Sound mixer
  • Graphic editor
  • TV producer
  • Cartoonist 
  • Illustrator
  • Vision mixer
  • Director
  • Blog writer


Now that you have a complete idea of the courses on offer at Delhi University and Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, you can pick and select as per your wish. 



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