Programme Details

Important Notice


In the light of the decision of the Government of India to cancel the XII Board Examination (CBSE) and similar decisions taken by other Boards, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) will admit students for the academic year 2021-22 on the basis of the performance in the relevant entrance examination.  

All students admitted to undergraduate programmes at JGU should have successfully completed their XII standard and should submit the Transcripts as and when it is provided to them by their respective Boards. 

We are a multidisciplinary school with a dynamic curriculum. Our faculty are among India’s best practitioners and scholars of journalism. They have reshaped our understanding of fields of study in their scholarship. Many have written books that are taught in schools across the country. We are supplemented by a outstanding group of adjuncts, who work at leading news outlets while teaching part-time for us.  

Our students are pioneers. They create a rich, vibrant community. They come to us with curiosity, a passion for excellence, and a commitment not just to study but question the status quo-the underpinnings of good journalism.   

We are a young school, but we constantly re-evaluate our course and ask whether we can do better—whether we are preparing our students today for the professional challenges they will face tomorrow. Asking ourselves that question has led to changes to our curriculum that provide our students with the skills and experiences they need to be successful in the ever-changing media.   

Our graduates will become communication professionals equipped with critical thinking and leadership skills rooted on a global, interdisciplinary perspective. The real-world focus and interdisciplinary nature of the program prepares students for a variety of endeavors, with the opportunity to participate in a rigorous internship program from the very first semester. Over the first two years students train in the foundational areas of journalism and communication studies through core courses and electives from both the JSJC and other schools at JGU.  

Admission Criteria


B.A. (Hons.) Journalism and Media Studies

Course Duration

3 Years

Minimum Eligibility

10+2 or equivalent with a minimum of 60% marks (CBSE, ISC, State Boards, IB, Cambridge, and other Government Recognized  Boards) 

Admission Criteria

Applicants are selected through a holistic admissions process conducted over three rounds based on a personal statement, supplemental application, X and XII Grade Marks, Faculty Interview, and Entrance Examination Score of 55% or equivalent (SAT, ACT, LSAT-India, JSAT).

Accepted Standardized Tests or Competitive Examinations

JSAT (Jindal Scholastic Aptitude Test)




JSAT Weightages

English Verbal – 50%

Logical Reasoning – 40%

Quantitative Skills – 10%

Application Fee

Rs. 3000

Tuition Fee

Rs. 3,50,000 per annum

Residential charges Fee

Rs. 2,76,000 per annum*

*Subject to an annual increase of up to 10%.