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Rankings & accreditations

Ranked 101-150
Amongst India’s Top #101-150 Universities in 2023
Amongst India’s Top #101-150 Universities in 2023
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Amongst India's Top 15 Universities (Management) 2023
Amongst India's Top 15 Universities (Management) 2023
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Rajasthan's 1st NAAC A+ Accredited University
Rajasthan's 1st NAAC A+ Accredited University
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UGC-entitled Online Degrees Equivalent to Campus Degree
UGC-entitled Online Degrees Equivalent to Campus Degree
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Degrees Evaluated by - World Education Services
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AICTE Approved Programs
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Degrees Evaluated by -International Credential Assessment Service of Canada
Degrees Evaluated by -International Credential Assessment Service of Canada
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Degrees Evaluated by -International Qualifications Assessment Service
Degrees Evaluated by -International Qualifications Assessment Service
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Zambia Qualifications Authority
Zambia Qualifications Authority
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Amongst South Asia's Top Universities in 2024
Amongst South Asia's Top Universities in 2024

Program benefits

Become a future-ready journalist

Become a future-ready journalist

Build key journalism skills like digital literacy, audio-video editing, script-writing, research, and reporting through subjects such as media language, digital publishing, fundamentals of photography, development communication, and broadcast journalism.

Choose career-oriented learning paths

Choose career-oriented learning paths

Acquire knowledge & skills that align with your career aspirations and interests. Learn print, audio, AV production, & website management and gain exposure to different beats such as social, political, cultural, business, sports, and science beat.

Cross-industry contacts & alumni access

Cross-industry contacts & alumni access

Establish connections with diverse peers, industry experts, and other reputed media professionals through professional networking to advance your career in the industry. Get access to Manipal University Jaipur’s strong alumni network.

Keep up with media trends

Keep up with media trends

Stay on top of the latest developments in the media industry and get a competitive edge over others by attending webinars by experienced industry professionals.

Fully online experience

Fully online experience

Benefit from a 100% online experience with zero compromise on quality through online enrollment, orientation, classes, assignments, projects, examinations, and career support. Get assistance from dedicated course mentors and 24×7 student support.

Job roles to explore

Our online MA.JMC program equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to establish a lucrative career in diverse job roles.

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  • job-rolesTelevision Producer
  • job-rolesSocial Media Manager
  • job-rolesScreenwriter
  • job-rolesContent Marketing Specialist
  • job-rolesColumnist
  • Media
  • Broadcasting
  • Publishing
  • Marketing
  • Market Research
  • Public Relations
  • News Agencies
  • Content Creation
  • Digital Media

Program curriculum

24 months | 4 semesters | 15-20 hours/week | 84 credits

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Get a prestigious degree

Globally recognized and widely accepted by governments and organizations, the online degrees offered by Manipal University Jaipur are at par with on-campus degrees and open doors to better professional opportunities.

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Additional tools & certifications

Free access to paid Coursera

Make the most of the free Coursera access and choose from 10,000+ courses & professional certifications from leading global universities while pursuing your degree.

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  • DomainArts and Humanities
  • DomainLanguage Learning
  • DomainSocial Science
  • DomainEconomics
  • DomainPersonal Development
  • DomainJournalism
  • DomainMedia
  • Interviewing
  • Photography
  • Academic Writing
  • English Grammar
  • Global Economics
  • Communication
  • Journalism Ethics
  • Social Behavior
Additional skill enhancement content

Access 110+ hours of exclusively curated skill enhancement content worth USD 625.

Future Tech For Emerging Leaders

  1. Data Analytics for Business Decisions
  2. Innovation
  3. Business Lessons from Industry Leaders
  4. Project Management Essentials
  5. ESG Guidelines for Leaders

Business Skills For Leaders

  1. Building Businesses in Global Markets
  2. Effective Communication Skills
  3. Management Process & Organizational Behavior
  4. Strategic Leadership

Fee & scholarships

Our flexi-payment options allow students to pay fees in hassle-free installments.

Full course fee(Four Semesters)

USD 2,100

Inclusive of all taxes

EACH SEMESTER

USD 525

Full course fee(Four Semesters)

USD 2,452

Inclusive of all taxes

EACH SEMESTER

USD 613
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With our easy financing options, we let your learning take the spotlight without the stress of financing.

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Additional fee concessions

A 10% fee concession will be provided upon upfront payment of the full program fee and a 5% fee concession upon upfront payment of the annual fee.

Who can apply
Educational qualification
Educational qualification

Candidates must have completed 10+2+3-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/institution or an equivalent qualification as recognized by the Association of Indian Universities

Educational qualification
Educational qualification

Candidates must have completed 10+2+3-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/institution or an equivalent qualification as recognized by the Association of Indian Universities

 

Candidates who have completed 10+2 education or graduate level education outside India must produce a certificate of equivalence issued by the Association of Indian Universities

Other requirements
Other requirements

Candidates who are not Indian citizens or residing outside India and holding NRE or PIO status will be billed an international fee for respective degrees & may need to submit documents mentioned but not limited to CV, address proof, valid visa, PR card & passport copy as part of the application process

Admission process

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Meet your faculty

Dr. Abhishika Sharma
Dr. Abhishika Sharma Deputy Registrar & Associate Professor Ph.D., M.A (Journalism), M.Com., MBA
Dr. Seena. J.
Dr. Seena. J. Assistant Professor Ph.D., MCJ
Dr. Amit Verma
Dr. Amit Verma Assistant Registrar & Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) Ph.D., MA (MC)
Dr. Eishita Das
Dr. Eishita Das Assistant Professor Ph.D., M.A., BSc.
Dr. Kadambari
Dr. Kadambari Assistant Professor MJMC, Ph.D., UGC-NET.,
Dr. Abhishika Sharma Deputy Registrar & Associate Professor Ph.D., M.A (Journalism), M.Com., MBA

Dr. Abhishika Sharma is Deputy Registrar, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator- MAJMC at the Centre for Distance and Online Education, Manipal University Jaipur. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication, a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Commerce, and a Doctor of Philosophy in JMC in "Facebook Advertising". Dr.Sharma has a combined academic and professional experience of 17 years. She has previously worked as an Additional Head and Assistant Professor at various universities in Jaipur. She has published eighteen papers in scholarly publications that are cited on a national and international scale. She has presented several research papers at conferences on both the national and international levels.

Dr. Seena. J. Assistant Professor Ph.D., MCJ

Dr. Seena Johnson is currently working as an Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) and course coordinator - Journalism & Mass Communication at the Centre for Distance and Online Education, Manipal University Jaipur. She has over seven years of teaching experience and holds a Ph.D. in Electronic Media & Mass Communication from Pondicherry University with a specialization in Film Studies. She has also cleared the UGC-NET (JRF) and SET in Journalism. Dr. Seena has presented various research papers at National and International Conferences and has many research publications to her credit. Besides, she has also served as an external examiner and question paper setter for both state and private universities.

Dr. Amit Verma Assistant Registrar & Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) Ph.D., MA (MC)

Dr. Amit Verma is Assistant Registrar and Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the Centre for Distance and Online Education, Manipal University Jaipur. He previously worked as an Assistant professor and Head of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at reputed universities. He earned his Ph.D. in Community Radio Stations of Rajasthan. He published several research papers and has participated as an invited speaker in many workshops, conferences, and FDPs sponsored by the UGC, ICSSR, PMMIT, and MHRD.

Dr. Eishita Das Assistant Professor Ph.D., M.A., BSc.

Dr. Eishita Das is working as an Assistant Professor and Course Coordinator in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the Centre for Distance and Online Education, Manipal University Jaipur. She has completed her Master's and Ph.D. in Mass Communication and Journalism from Tezpur University, Assam. Her interest areas in academia include environmental communication, communication research, broadcast journalism, media law & ethics. Her doctoral thesis explored the ways in which communication can promote environmental consciousness among the youth of Assam. Her research work is published in reputed peer-reviewed journals. She has also presented her research work at several academic conferences.

Dr. Kadambari Assistant Professor MJMC, Ph.D., UGC-NET.,

Dr. Kadambari, a seasoned researcher and educator, specializes in the intersection of gender, media, and society. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor and Course Coordinator at the Centre for Distance and Online Education, Manipal University Jaipur. Her prior roles were Academic cum Teaching Associate at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi, a Faculty at Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida and an Assistant Professor at Institute of Engineering and Technology, Alwar. Her role as Editor at Bhartrihari Times, Alwar, highlights her journalistic prowess. Her Ph.D. from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, delves into the impact of social media and patriarchal values on social constructs.

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Learner experience

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    I enrolled in this online MA-JMC as the same program was not available in my city. Pursuing this program not only enhanced my video-making skills, but also helped me gain in-depth knowledge in several aspects of media.

    I enrolled in this online MA-JMC as the same program was not available in my city. Pursuing this program not only enhanced my video-making skills, but also helped me gain in-depth knowledge in several aspects of media.

    Kazi Moin Liyakat Ali
    Online MA JMC
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    Working in the education sector & social development sector for 5-6 years, I came across a tribal village in Telangana and I really wanted to capture their stories. But I didn’t have the right skills, attitude and mindset to capture them. This is where Manipal University Jaipur is empowering me with an online MA JMC degree. I’m able to leverage maximum out of this platform. 

    Working in the education sector & social development sector for 5-6 years, I came across a tribal village in Telangana and I really wanted to capture their stories. But I didn’t have the right skills, attitude and mindset to capture them. This is where Manipal University Jaipur is empowering me with an online MA JMC degree. I’m able to leverage maximum out of this platform. 

    Romila
    Online MA JMC
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    During the pandemic, I was skeptical about taking up an on-campus degree. So, I chose to pursue my masters in journalism in the online mode. From live classes to faculty members, I have had a great experience with MUJ so far. I hope to pursue my dream media career after this program. 

    During the pandemic, I was skeptical about taking up an on-campus degree. So, I chose to pursue my masters in journalism in the online mode. From live classes to faculty members, I have had a great experience with MUJ so far. I hope to pursue my dream media career after this program. 

    Kanchan Giri
    Online MA JMC
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    I have been working as a lab technician in Manipal University Jaipur for 8 years, I have good technical skills like video recording and editing. However, I wanted to improve my knowledge, so I decided to pursue an online MA JMC. I want to pursue my PhD after this online program, and I also hope to become a news anchor one day. 

    I have been working as a lab technician in Manipal University Jaipur for 8 years, I have good technical skills like video recording and editing. However, I wanted to improve my knowledge, so I decided to pursue an online MA JMC. I want to pursue my PhD after this online program, and I also hope to become a news anchor one day. 

    Ashok Sharma
    Online MA JMC
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Career support services

Resume and Linkedln profile building workshops

Resume building

Create impactful resumes with the help of our advanced placement portal and increase your chances of securing interviews for relevant job roles.
Access to Alumni during and after the program

Alumni interactions during & after program

Interact with alumni and receive industry insights and career guidance during and after the program.
Industry-readiness sessions to make you job ready

Industry-readiness sessions

Familiarize yourself with industry trends, organizational expectations, and recruiter behaviour. Get equipped with the relevant skills and become job ready.
Interview preparation

Interview preparation

Ace interviews by acquiring valuable skills, accessing interview tips, and practicing through mock interviews.
Employability skill assessment and enhancement

Employability skill assessment & enhancement

Identify your strengths & weaknesses through skill assessments and build competencies to improve your employability quotient.

Frequently asked questions

What is an online MA JMC?

Master of Arts in Journalism and Media Communications (MA JMC) is a two-year postgraduate program for students interested in the field of media and journalism. Manipal University Jaipur’s online MA JMC is recognized at par with any other on-campus MA JMC degree.

What is the course duration for online MA JMC?

Online MA JMC is a two-year postgraduate program, which is divided into four semesters.

Can online degrees from Manipal University Jaipur be recognized in all regions of Canada?

Yes, Manipal University Jaipur’s degrees are recognized in Canada. Here are the bodies that evaluates Manipal University Jaipur’s degrees for issuing equivalence certificates . These bodies conduct educational credential assessment (ECA) services for both employers and higher education institutions (HEIs).

World Education Services (WES) – Applicable across US and Canada.
International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS)- Applicable across Canada for employment and immigration purposes. ICAS is the only accepted evaluation service for admission to colleges in Ontario province.
International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES)- The government-mandated ECA service in British Columbia which also serves the interest of all internationally educated applicants throughout Canada.

What is the maximum duration of online degree programs?

Students are encouraged to complete their UG programs in 3 years and PG programs in 2 years. However, students may complete the program within the maximum period of 6 years for UG programs and 4 years for PG programs.

What are the highlights of online degree programs at Manipal University Jaipur?

Here are the highlights of Manipal University Jaipur’s online programs-

  • Flexible class schedule to suit working professionals.
  • Experienced faculty, expertly designed curriculum & interactive pedagogy.
  • State-of-the-art LMS with vast e-library, live classes, and on-demand video lectures
  • Career support services, dedicated student mentors & 24×7 student support.
  • Opportunity to be a part Manipal University Jaipur’s prestigious alumni network.

Can students take online examinations from any device?

Students can take up online examinations from any desktop/laptop with a Windows Operating System only. The Safe Exam Browser (exam portal) is not compatible with iOS devices.

Will I have access to Manipal University Jaipur’s alumni network?

Yes. Students of the online degree programs will join the Manipal University Jaipur’s alumni network with all associated privileges. As an alumnus, they can interact with peers and build their professional and personal network with professionals from across the globe. They will be given access to the Manipal University Jaipur alumni portal.

What are the different jobs a graduate can take up after online MA JMC?

  • News editor
  • News presenter
  • Film director
  • Television producer
  • Public relations manager
  • Television producer
  • Screenwriter

What is the eligibility for online MA JMC?

Educational qualification

Candidates must have a 10+2+3-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/institution, or an equivalent qualification as recognized by the Association of Indian Universities

Candidates who have completed their 10+2 or graduate level education outside India must produce a certificate of equivalence issued by the Association of Indian Universities

Other requirements

Candidates who are not Indian citizens, or residing outside India, and holding NRE or PIO status will be billed an international fee for respective degrees & may need to submit documents mentioned but not limited to CV, address proof, valid visa, PR card & passport copy as part of the application process

Who can apply to Manipal University Jaipur’s online MA JMC?

  • Journalists with bachelor’s degree
  • Fresh graduates who wish to launch a career in media and communication field
  • Media researchers

Are international students eligible for Manipal University Jaipur’s online degree programs?

Yes, NRIs and foreign nationals can pursue Manipal University Jaipur’s online degree programs.

Is it mandatory for all online students to have an Academic Bank of Credits (ABC) account?

Yes. From the academic year 2022-23, it has been made mandatory for all universities offering courses in online or distance learning modes to create ABC accounts for all their students as per the UGC regulation and the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

Academic Bank of Credits (ABC) is a digital storehouse of the credits earned by students during their academic journey. It is a credit bank for students that allows them to accumulate, verify, transfer, and redeem their credits. This is an initiative from the Ministry of Education, Government of India to enable academic flexibility and students’ mobility across multiple Higher Education Institutes (HEIs).  The University Grants Commission (UGC) has mandated that every learner who is an Indian national needs to submit the following details for creating their ABC account:

  • Roll number issued by the university
  • Aadhar number (12 digits)
  • Name (as mentioned in Aadhaar)
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Mobile number (linked to their Aadhaar)

The university will reach out to enrolled students for details required to create their ABC accounts and will provide these details to UGC. Once the ABC account is created, the credits earned by the learners in their term-end exam will get deposited into their respective ABC accounts which they can redeem within 7 years. Students can email helpdesk@mujonline.edu.in or call +91 7996 600 444 for any queries.

What are the documents required for admission into Manipal University Jaipur’s online degree programs?

Mandatory documents:

  • Proof of identity – Aadhaar card (mandatory for Indian citizens)
  • Proof of address – Aadhaar card, passport, voter’s ID, gas bill, bank statement, post-paid mobile statement
  • Class 10 & 12 marksheet
  • Graduation marksheet (for PG students)

Non-mandatory documents:

  • CAT / GMAT / MAT valid score for MBA
  • Work experience certificate
  • Graduation degree certificate for PG students
  • Scholarship documents
  • Defense Service certificate
  • Divyaang certificate
  • Reserved Category certificate
  • Government ID card

What is the selection process?

All applications will be evaluated for eligibility by the admissions team of Manipal University Jaipur. In case the university requires further clarification or documents, the candidate will be intimated via email, SMS or phone. Final decision regarding selection will be notified to the candidate within five working days of submitting the application.

How will I know about the status of my admission?

Once a decision has been taken on the application submitted, the status of admission would be intimated to the candidate via email and SMS.

If I am funding my fee through a bank loan, can I apply for a fee concession for upfront payment of full program fee?

Learners who arrange for bank loans on their own can avail fee concessions for upfront fee payment. Learners whose loans are facilitated by Online Manipal (including subvention and zero cost EMIs) cannot avail this fee concession. However, they may avail scholarships provided they qualify for them.

Is there any special scholarship available for the MAJMC program?

Yes. To learn more and avail the additional program-specific scholarship, please contact our academic counselors.

How are Manipal University Jaipur’s online degree programs delivered?

Manipal University Jaipur’s online programs are delivered in a 100% online mode so that students can attend live classes on weekends and complete the program remotely, while also pursuing their professional and personal commitments in parallel.

When will students get access to their Learning Management System (LMS)?

Students will receive the credentials to access their LMS within 72 hours of confirmation of their admission from the university

Will students be able to access the Learning Management System (LMS) from anywhere?

Students who have paid their fee in INR (Indian Rupees) and have been admitted in the domestic (India) category will be able to access their LMS from anywhere in India. International learners (foreign nationals and non-resident Indians) who have paid the fee in USD will be able to access the LMS from anywhere in the world.

I am an Indian national working abroad. Would I be able to access the LMS if I enroll as a domestic student? 

No, you will not be able to access the LMS while abroad. If you are working abroad or are based outside India for longer durations, please enroll as an international student to have unrestricted access to the LMS.  

I am an Indian national who works in India but travels abroad on work frequently. Will I be given LMS access outside of India? 

All India nationals paying fee in INR will be considered domestic students and will be given access to the LMS only within India. Leaners who travel overseas frequently are advised to register themselves as international students to suit their convenience & work schedules 

I am an international student. Can I access the LMS from all other countries? 

Yes. International students can access the LMS from all countries, including India. 

Will the program have live lectures and webinars?

Yes. The program is delivered through a mix of live lectures, pre- recorded videos and discussion forums in which students can interact directly with faculty and self-paced learning. Self-paced learning is driven by video lectures, e-books, quizzes, and assignments that are delivered using a state-of-the-art Learning Management System (LMS).

How can I get my academic queries answered?

Students will be assigned dedicated course mentors and coordinators who can be contacted to clarify doubts using discussion forums, instant messaging, and email on the Learning Management System (LMS). Students can also interact with course coordinators during live webinars.

There is also a 24×7 student support team that can be reached at helpdesk@mujonline.edu.in.

What is the examination pattern for online degrees at Manipal University Jaipur?

The University term-end examination (TEE) will be held digitally viz. computer-based and online proctored.

Candidates can appear for the exams from the comfort of their homes.

The details of the examination schedule will be made available in the photo admit card. Other details on the examination pattern are available in the program guide provided to students.

Examination results will be published on the student portal. If a student fails to clear any of the papers (either in UE or IA or both), he must re-appear by applying to the University through the re-sitting application along with relevant fees, within the due date.

On satisfying all criteria stipulated by the University, successful students will be awarded their respective program degree by the University.

Are there any mandatory sessions?

Students are expected to attend live classes, watch recorded sessions, and go through at least 75% of the self-learning content (reading material and video lectures) available on LMS. This would ensure they are eligible to appear for the final exams.

What is the evaluation & assessment pattern?

A student’s performance evaluation will be based on both continuous assessments (CA) through assignments and term-end examinations (TEE) which consist of descriptive and multiple-choice questions. A student must score at least 40% in each of these to be declared as having passed the exam. The assessment ratios of TEE to CA is 70:30.

Practical papers (as applicable)

The assessment in the practical part is based on performance in guided exercises (i.e., day-to-day exercises) and unguided exercises. The latter will be conducted on the last day of the practical sessions in each subject with an external examiner.

A student must score at least 40% in both the parts to be declared as having passed.

When will I get access to the learning modules?

After admission is confirmed by the university, students will receive access to the Learning Management System (LMS), student portal and e-library. Students can then start accessing the course material and begin their learning journey.

What is the minimum grade to complete the online degree program?

Students must score at least 40% in continuous evaluation and 40% in term-end examinations in each course to successfully complete the program. In case the minimum score is not attained, they will need to apply for a re-sit with applicable fees and appear for exam to pass the course.

What are the study materials given to learners of online degree programs at Manipal University Jaipur?

Students are given access to an exhaustive e-library with 200,000+ books, video lectures, audio-visual interactive material, virtual classroom sessions, audio podcasts, virtual simulations, and self-assessment quizzes or tests. Students are free to download e-books and print them for convenience.

How much time should I dedicate to complete the learning activities?

Although the learning is flexible, students are expected to spend at least 15-20 hours per week watching concept videos, reading learning material, attempting quizzes, and attending live webinars. This would ensure that you get your degree within the minimum duration.

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