Jamia Milia Islamia JMI Mass Communication Entrance Exam 2017 - Notification, Dates, Application

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Jamia Milia Islamia JMI invites applications for admissions into its MA Mass communication course offered at AJ KIDWAI MASS COMMUNICATION RESEARCH CENTRE for the academic session 2017-2018. Admissions are based on merit of candidates determined by the performance of applicants in Written Test, Personal Portfolio & Personal Interview.

The intensive two-years/four-semester course in MA Mass Communication offers a systematic progression of hands-on production work and theoretical papers that allow students to experience the full range of technical expertise, conceptual skills and artistic expression required to become accomplished media practitioners in a social and technological environment where media, art and communication converge, engaging a diverse landscape of screens, platforms and audiences.

Important Dates

Last date for Form Submission: 11-March-2017
Date and Time of Entrance Test: 30/04/2017 Sunday 10:00-01:00 pm
Issue of Admit Cards : 8-April-2017 to 13-April-2017
Display of List of Candidates called for Interview: 25/05/2017 Thursday
Date of Interview : 01/06/2017 Thursday
Display of List of Selected/ Waitlisted Candidates: 25/06/2017 to 30/06/2017


Graduation in any discipline (10+2+3) with not less than 50 % marks in aggregate.

How to Apply

  • The Application for admission may only be submitted On-line at Jamia Millia Islamia’s website http://jmicoe.in/. There is no printed application form for admission.
  • Application Fee: Rs. 700/-
  • The fee may be paid either by Credit Card/Debit Card/Net banking or through E-Challan generated during the filling up of form online. In case of E-Challan the fee may be paid in any of the branches of Indian Bank.

Admit Cards

  • Information on availability of Admit Card status shall be provided to candidates on their respective registered emails and/or through SMS. 
  • Once Admit Card is available, candidate may print it by logging into the Admission Portal on the link: http://jmi.ac.in/onlineadmissionform/
  • After printing the Admit Card, candidate is required to paste his/her self-attested passport size recent colored photograph in the space provided. 

Written Exam Details

Duration: 3 hrs 
Paper : Objective and descriptive questions 200 marks 

Objective – Questions 
The aim of the written test and interview is to test the knowledge and aptitude of the candidate and to ascertain the fact that the applicant is suitable for the course in which s/he seeking admission. 
  1. National and international political issues/personalities. 
  2. General knowledge. 
  3. Film, television and other media 
  4. Art, literature and culture 

This paper comprises of essay type long answers which reflect the candidates' critical understanding of contemporary issues and the media. This paper also evaluates candidates' skill in visualization, story-telling and their creative aptitude. 


Duration : 10-20 minutes or may be more according to the situation. 
Each candidate is evaluated on the following parameters broadly: 
  1. Knowledge of the contemporary political, social , cultural and economic issues 
  2. Knowledge of contemporary media 
  3. Knowledge of film — fiction and non-fiction 
  4. General knowledge and the subjects studied at the graduation level 
  5. Visualization skills and creative aptitude 
  6. Overall Performance (articulation, reasoning, confidence etc) 


Candidates selected for the interview are expected to carry a portfolio that provides documentary proof/evidence of their media related work and extra-curricular activities. Candidates should note that this evidence/documentary proof should be of work/activities engaged with at college and university level or any media related work experience post school. 

The portfolio is evaluated on the following parameters broadly: 
  1. Proof of production work (audio/visual media based) 
  2. Proof of participation in social activities( involvement with NGOs or social organizations) 
  3. Published work (Articles and stories etc. published in reputed journals and magazines) 
  4. Proof of internship/work experience with a media house of some repute 
  5. Proof of participation in extra-curricular activities (debating, painting, music, theatre etc. 
  6. Proof of online work 

Click here to view complete List of Mass Communication & Journalism Entrance Exams.