IGNOU launches 3 specialized master’s degree courses in Journalism

IGNOU Admissions 2023: IGNOU launches 3 specialized master’s degree courses in Journalism

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Indira Gandhi National Open University, IGNOU has launched three new Masters’s courses in journalism. The programs are offered online and distance education modes. These are the specialized programs for three domains of journalism. Candidates who want to pursue MA in Journalism or PG Diploma in Journalism can enroll themselves in these courses. The admission process is scheduled to begin in January 2023. Candidates are advised to keep checking the official website of IGNOU–ignou.ac.in for updates.
The three specialized master’s degree programs are MA in Development Journalism, MA in Journalism and Electronic Media, and MA in Journalism and Digital Media and PG Diploma in Advertising and Integrated Communication.

Online degrees on par with regular degrees

The newly launched courses by IGNOU are offered in online and distance modes. However, these degrees are now equivalent to degrees obtained via conventional mode. As per the UGC’s guidelines, degrees obtained via online mode of education are of the same weightage as a regular degree.

The three Postgraduate courses were launched on January 6 by IGNOU vice-chancellor Professor Nageshwar Rao. The courses will be administered by the School of Journalism and New Media Studies and candidates will be getting lateral entry and exit options making the courses even more flexible.

Professor Rao said, “The School of Journalism and New Media Studies offers these programs to facilitate learners’ interest to specialize in an area of ​​their choice in the field of journalism. IGNOU offers these programs with great flexibility in lateral exit and entry options, and learners can pursue their programs at their convenience.”

The courses will be offered in three languages-English, Hindi, and Tamil.

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