Ilarika Sethi

I am +2 student. I want to continue my career in journalism and mass com

I want to do journalism and mass comm. but my parents want me to do engg. I dont know if I will be able to do that. my marks in 12th are not very much impressive n ranks are also not impressive! so I cannot get a good college in engg. but can anybody please guide me for journalism? their colleges? waht kind of study back ground it will take.. and what exams? and what eligibility? I am a good english writer.. just a little bit lack of confidence but I can improve that! m good in english speaking skills. I dont want to waste this year also can anybody give me detailed information of SAT exam. how can I get registered in it?

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RE: I am +2 student. I want to continue my career in journalism and mass com

Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Founder & CEO: Discovering Careers India
  • pune

Dear Journalism Aspirant,

I am very glad to see you approach CareerGuide for seeking guidance and clarifications for your career development. Let me assure that you have selected the right platform to get advice from.
I think I can guide you considering my more than 10 years of experience in counselling and industry. I appreciate your detailed query.

Firstly I would like you to convince your parents about your liking for journalism and mass communication streams for career. It is very important before you take any decision of appearing for SAT.

I would suggest you to take the Psychometric Career Assessment Test available at
CareerGuide which will highlight your likings, passion areas and I am sure that it will indicate your inclination towards mass communication and journalism instead of engineering. This would be a good tool to convince that you are not made for engineering and your future lies elsewhere.

I am happy that you are aware of your strengths and I would really want to you leverage them and become successful.

Please do get back to me in case you are still wanting to ask some thing or require any more clarification or guidance. I will be very glad to help you out and see you become successful in your career.

Best wishes,

Dr. Anand Wadadekar
Founder Director & CEO - Discovering Careers India

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RE: I am +2 student. I want to continue my career in journalism and mass com

Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD
Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Consulting Psychologist
  • Delhi

Thanks for your query.

I appreciate your interest in Journalism. You said you are a good English write that can be a good strength.

Scope of Journalism and Mass Communication:
Journalism and Mass Communication is vast field. Sub-disciplines in Journalism and Mass Communication are as follow but not limited to:
Print Journalism
Radio and Television Journalism
Advertising and Public relation
TV and Video production, digital media and web journalism
Communication Management and Strategy

Depending on the interest of an individual, a Mass communication professionals have career opportunities in films & TV, publishing, public relations, journalism,radio, editing, direction, filmmaking, scriptwriting, production, etc. One can work as a teacher, sound engineer, phot journalist, communication consultant, event manager, journalist, film director, editor, screenwriter, producer, RJ or VJ.

Kindly check following article for your reference.

Bachelor's degree or post-graduate degree in journalism/mass communication is required to pursue a career in this field.

Eligibility to Study Journalism after 12 or after graduation:
Minimum eligibility for Bachelor degree in journalism is 10+2. Some institutes also provide one year certificate courses in journalism for which eligibility is 10+2.

For Post graduate degree courses, minimum eligibility is a Bachelor degree in journalism with 55%. However, for post graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, graduation in Journalism is not mandatory. Only few institutes accept only Journalism graduates for post-graduation courses. Usually, any graduates can apply for masters' course.

List of Colleges and Institutes Offer Courses in Journalism and Mass Communication
MICA-Institute of Strategic Marketing and Communication, Ahmedabad
Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune
Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media (IIJNM), Bangalore, Karnataka
Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi
Delhi College of Arts & Commerce, New Delhi
Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi
Times School of Journalism, Delhi

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
The SAT is a standardized test widely used for admission to undergraduate programs in the most colleges and Universities of United States.
It takes 3 hours
Do you plan to go abroad? Well, The SAT is developed and administered by the US-based "College Entrance Examination Board.

In India, SAT is conducted at the following cities: Bangalore, Calcutta, Cochin, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kodaikanal, Mumbai, Mussoorie, New Delhi, and Pune.

Anyone and everyone interested is eligible for taking the SAT. The SAT test scores are valid for Five years, i.e., most universities accept scores up to five years old.

You can register for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests in two ways: online or by paper form. It's a good idea to register early, to ensure you can get a seat at your preferred test center.

For registration, if you are in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata or Chennai, I would request you to visit United States-India Education Foundation (USIEF) Offices. Check following link:

Hope I have answered your queries.

Best Luck with your career. Feel free to contact career experts at if you have any queries.

Best Wishes,
Apurvakumar Pandya, PhD

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