Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass communication
Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass communication

Post Graduation Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication

Are you curious to know about the Post Graduation Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication (PGDJMC) course or willing to pursue which is running in Banaras Hindu University, South Campus? If yes, stay tuned with this article because we are going to discuss here about the course, fees structure, eligibility, number of seats, syllabus, etc which a student should know before seeking admission.

About the Course

Do you keep yourself updated with news and highlights on an hour or daily basis? Do you actively participate and like to share your thoughts/views about issues that affect you or the environment around you? Then you are obviously on the right page. Post Graduation Diploma in Journalism and Mass communication (PGDJMC) is a one-year duration course (2 semesters) that provides an excellent opportunity to understand real-world issues and events through the lens of professional journalism. This course guide the students with the standards of gathering and making the news and help to learn the skills and essentials of professional journalism. PGDJMC opens the door for employment and career in industries like media, public relations, advertising, publishing, journalism, film and television. The glamour and opportunity associated with this course fascinate many of the students to build their career in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Course Post Graduation Diploma in Journalism and Mass communication (PGDJMC)
Course Code 924
Duration 1 Year
Location Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, BHU
University Banaras Hindu University
No. Of seat 49 (Male & Female)
Admission Procedure On the basis of BHU-PET
Course Fees Rs. 30,000 + Regular fees (per annum)


A candidate shall be eligible for admission to PGDJMC (Post Graduation Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication), if he/she has passed Bachelor‟s degree under 10+2+3 pattern in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate marks or any other equivalent examination recognized by the University securing at least 50% marks in aggregate.

Duration of Course

1 Year (2 semesters)

PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication is a one-year diploma course which includes 2 semesters. Also, there is an internship in the last month of the academic year where students have to learn the trend and different perspectives of Journalism which helps them to perform better through the placement drive.

Procedure of Admission

  • Every year, BHU conducts its common entrance test for admission in various courses.
  • Online form will made avail in the month of January-February on the official website of BHU (Link)
  • Candidates have to fill up their form via online mode only. (Offline mode of application will not be entertained by the University).
  • An email will be sent on the registered email I’d regarding counselling and other details to the candidates who have applied for the course.
  • Accordingly, the Candidate can proceed further for Admission procedure.

Total number of Seats

There are a total number of 49 seats available for admission in Banaras Hindu University, South Campus in PG diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication course.

  • Max: 49
  • Min: 10

Fees Structure

Rs.30,000/- per annum + Regular Fee (as per the details mentioned in the university brochure).

PGDJMC Course Syllabus

Paper Code Paper Name
Semester-I Semester-I
PGDJMC 01: Communication Principles and Models
PGDJMC 02: Print Journalism
PGDJMC 03: Communication Skills
Semester-II Semester-II
Radio, Television and Film Journalism
PGDJMC 05: Advertising and Public Relations
PGDJMC 06: Project and Field Work

Career After

The industries which hire the students who have a degree of PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication are as follows:

  • Print Media
  • Advertising agencies
  • Public Relations
  • Online magazines
  • Internet/e-commerce
  • Publishing Houses
  • Electronic Media


  • Journalists
  • Reporter
  • Correspondent
  • Editor
  • Public Relation Officer
  • Content Developer
  • ProofReader
  • Anchor


The entry-level salary for the professionals of PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication is 20-35k.

Further Studies

After the successful completion of this course, candidates can also pursue higher studies and do M.Phil (Journalism and Mass Communication), PhD (Doctorate Journalism and Mass Communication), and specialization or research-oriented work in their respective field.

Still, if you have any queries regarding PGDJMC course, feel free to ask us in the comment section below.

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