Gauhati University Mass Communication Admission, Syllabus, Entrance test details.

Gauhati University Mass Communication Admission, Syllabus, Entrance test details. In this post, you will be able to know details of the Gauhati University Mass Communication Entrance Exam. Eligibility, duration of course, Admission process, admission dates all are given below:

The concept of media as an industry evoked the need of quality media /journalism education over the years. Though perceived as a relatively contemporary phenomenon, it was an out of box foresight that led to the introduction of media education at Gauhati University in 1967, almost five decades ago, marking the beginning of media education in India’s North East. Emerged under the charismatic leadership of Professor V Venkatrao and Professor Deba Prashad Baruah who played an pivotal role in setting up media education under the department of political science, the centre metamorphosed into a full-fledged department of the university offering post graduate diploma courses in communication and journalism later in the year 1983. A decade later in 1994, the Bachelor of Communication and Journalism was launched and it was in 2005 that post graduate programme started as per the UGC guideline.

Communication and Journalism

GU Post Graduate Programmes:

Name of the Programme Master of Arts in Mass Communication (MAMC)
 Duration of the Programme 4-Semesters, 2-Years
Intake Capacity 36 (Thirty six)

 Admission Process:
i.    There will be a written examination consisting of objective and subjective questions. The total marks of the written examination will be 80 out of which 50 marks will be carried by the objective (MCQ) with a negative marking of 0.25 per question, wrongly answered. The remaining 30 marks shall be for descriptive questions.
The syllabus for the written examination comprises:
    a.    General knowledge
    b.    Current affairs
    c.    English language
    d.    General Aptitude of Reasoning
ii.    The medium of the examination shall be in English. For one or two questions in the descriptive paper, the candidates can attempt in English/Assamese/Hindi/Bengali/Bodo
iii.    The remaining 20 marks from 100 will comprise
    a.    Viva:10 marks
    b.    Group discussion:5 marks
    c.    Portfolio:5 marks
The students who appeared in the written examination of 80 marks (50 marks objective and 30 marks descriptive) need to appear the Viva/Personal Interview and GD mandatorily for the rest 20 marks of the Entrance test. 

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Gauhati University Research Programmes:

Name of the Programme M.Phil in Mass Communication
 Duration of the Programme 1-Year
Intake Capacity  2 (Two)

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Gauhati University Ph.D. in Mass Communication

Name of the Programme  PhD in Mass Communication
 Duration of the Programme Minimum of 3 Years, Maximum of 5 Years
Intake Capacity As per Availability of Seats