Ignou Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication

Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication PGJMC

PGJMC is a programme for those who want to learn and upgrade their skills in communication, journalism and allied fields. It is also an opportunity for working professionals to enhance and update their knowledge and get a formal degree for it. This programme is also aimed at general learners who want to have an understanding of the society and media’s role in it, especially in a fast paced, technologically oriented world.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in any subject
  • The learners must have the knowledge of English language and should be able to express themselves in simple correct English.
  • The learners should possess working knowledge of computers- MS Office and other simple software and should have internet access.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January & July cycles of admission.

Fee Structure: Rs. 12,500/- for full programme and is payable in one installment.

This is a 32 credit programme. After the completion of this programme, a learner can seek admission in the second year of the MA programme in Journalism and Mass Communication which is also for 32 credits and get a Masters’ degree (64 credits).
This programme has eight courses of which is of four credits. The following is the programme structure of PGJMC:

Programme Details:

Course Code Title of the Course Credits Download
MJM 20 Introduction to Journalism and Mass Communication 4
MJM 21 Reporting Techniques 4
MJM 22 Writing and Editing for Print Media 4
MJM 23 Broadcast and Online Journalism 4
MJM 24 Media and Society 4
MJM 25 Media Ethics and Laws 4
MJML 20 Practical: Print and Online 4
MJML 21 Practical: Audiovisual 4
Total Credits 32


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