Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication


    A Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) is an academic degree earned by students who have completed a prescribed course of study in this field. The programme usually takes about four to six years to complete, depending on the student’s previous education and professional background. A thesis or dissertation is often required for completion of the programme, though many schools do not require one for graduation.

    This course at K.R. Mangalam University is a terminal degree that trains students to become educators and researchers, while also laying a solid foundation for success in journalism careers. Students who earn their degrees from the Department of Journalism and Media Innovation are prepared to advance into leadership positions in media organizations, academia, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and consulting firms.

    Full-Time Scholars

    Scholars are required to devote full time on campus for the Ph.D.programme. Some scholars may be offered a teaching/research/project assistantship. The selected scholars will be required to assist in teaching/laboratories and other developmental work under the guidance of a mentor.

    Sponsored Scholars

    Employees of organizations/industries having collaborations with the university can enroll under this category.

    Part-Time Scholars

    Scholars working in organizations situated in close vicinity of the university can enroll under this category.

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    Programme Structure

    Semester 1
    Semester 2
    • Introduction To Psychology(Life skill)
    • Perspective in Social Psychology(Entrepreneurship)
    • Introduction to Psychology Practicum/Lab
    • Communication Skills(Life skill)
    • Open Elective-1
    • Statistical Method For Psychological Research-I
    • Biopsychology
    • Biopsychology Practicum/Lab
    • Environmental Studies
    • Open Elective-2
    Semester 3
    Semester 4
    • Abnormal Psychology(Employability)
    • Introduction To Personality(Life skill)
    • Life Span development(Life Skill)
    • Introduction To Personality_Practicum/LAB
    • Psychology of Relationships (Entrepreneurship)
    • Inter Group Relations(Open Elective)
    • Disaster Management
    • Fundamental of Cognitive Psychology
    • Counseling skill(Life Skill &Employability)
    • Statistical Method for Psychological research-II
    • Counseling skill_ Practicum/Lab
    • Research Publication and Presentation (Employability)
    • Psychology and Media(Open Elective)
    Semester 5
    Semester 6
    • Organizational Psychology(Entrepreneurship)
    • Psychological Research
    • Clinical Psychology (Employability)
    • Health Psychology(Life Skill)
    • Psychological Research Practicum/Lab
    • Advance Social Psychology(Entrepreneurship)
    • Psychotherapeutic intervention(Employability)
    • Forensic Psychology(Employability)
    • Project/dissertation(DES-4)
    • Psychotherapeutic intervention Practicum/Lab
    • Value Added Course
    Semester 7
    Semester 8

    Connecting Talent to Dream Careers

    Collaborating with leading industry partners like The Times Of India, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhaskar, Aaj Tak, The Indian Express, and many others. Students of Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication get career opportunities through campus recruitment and internship sessions. 

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    Career Options

    Students who complete their Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication will be able to secure handsome job profiles at various leading MNCs, PSUs and research institutions:

    • Reporter: A reporter is a person who gathers information, conducts interviews and writes news stories for newspapers, magazines, television, or digital platforms.
    • Investigative Journalist: Investigative Journalists are those professionals who deeply investigate serious cases.
    • Broadcast News Analysts: They interpret and examine news stories and offer insights on television or radio broadcasts, helping the public understand complex issues.
    • Public Relations Manager: Public Relations (PR) Managers oversee the public image of organizations, creating and managing communication strategies to enhance their reputation and engage with the audience effectively.
    • Event Manager: Professionals in this role plan and organize promotional, business, or social events. They manage budgets, logistics, and overall event execution to ensure success and meet client expectations.

      Hear straight from our Students

      Rahul Khanna

      My research at K.R. Mangalam University on 'Social Media's Influence on Modern Social Movements' has been incredibly fulfilling. The PhD in journalism and mass communication programme emphasis on real-world societal issues and the mentorship I've received have been exceptional. The university's commitment to social change aligns perfectly with my academic and career aspirations.

      Rajeev Kumar

      The knowledge and support I received from K.R. Mangalam University not only helped me to excel in the journalism field but also equipped me with how to tackle real-life challenges. It all happened with my dedication to work hard under the guidance of professional experts.

      Abhinav Rana

      I strongly believe that what I learned at K.R. Mangalam University will make my future bright. The university has provided me in-depth understanding of journalism and mass communication. Students here not only learn theoretical learning but also practical-based learning.

      Prerna Singh

      The encouragement and various opportunities I received during my Ph.D. course period at KRMU that hardly any other college could provide me such opportunities. I feel so grateful to be a part of this such profound university.

      Programme Outcomes

      Becoming more employable

      One of the reasons why you should opt for a Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication is that it will enhance your employability. After studying Journalism and Mass Communication, you will have a wide range of career options to choose from. Having knowledge in multiple avenues will also help you in getting a good starting salary package.

      Gaining confidence in communication

      Another reason why you should consider getting a Journalism and Mass Communication degree is that you will get the confidence to communicate with all sorts of people.

      Global Communication

      By opting for this course, you will be able to communicate different messages with people and enterprises all over the world. This will eliminate any barriers when it comes to global communication.


      The Ph.D. Programme is based on the research carried out by the student under the guidance of the Supervisor/Co-supervisor(s) and the programme duration is dependent upon the completion of the chosen research by the student.

      The research work is characterized either by the discovery of new facts or the proposition of a new theory/theories or by a fresh interpretation of known facts.

      It should bear evidence of the candidate’s capacity for analysis and judgment as well as his/her ability to carry out independent investigation, design or development.

      Ph.D. Admission

      Candidates are required to download the Ph.D. admission form from the university website (click here) and submit it completely filled in all respects with copies of all the documents. Shortlisted candidates will be called for written examination and interview. They will be required to pay a Registration-cum-Processing fee of INR 5000 (Refundable).

      Admission to Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication programme will be based on the overall performance in Post Graduate degree, Entrance Examination, Personal Interview and positions available. Preference will be given to CSIR/UGC NET qualified candidates and those having sponsored projects.


      It will broadly test the research aptitude and ability to comprehend. Candidates with NET, GATE, M Phil. or equivalent qualifications may be exempted from the entrance examination.

      Candidates who clear the written entrance examination will be selected for the personal interview. The interview will be conducted by the Interview Board of the University to comprehensively judge in-depth knowledge in the concerned subject/area and ability to do research.

      Admitted candidates will be required to pay the first installment of the Ph.D.programme fee and security deposit within the specified time to confirm admission.

      Who Should Pursue

      Opting for Ph.D. Journalism And Mass Communication degree will not only aid you in developing proficiency in the communication sciences, but it will also enable you to think critically about various concepts in our society such as stereotyping, feminism, justice, etc. This course will also teach you a lot about how the media interacts with society and vice-a-versa. You will also learn how to become a changemaker. Choosing a Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass communication will aid you to become more aware of contemporary events and happenings. Additionally, it will enhance your social skills to a great extent.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      The minimum qualification for admission to a PhD course is a postgraduate degree or equivalent in the concerned subject from a recognized Indian University, or a postgraduate degree approved by the Association of Indian Universities/UGC/AICTE with not less than 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale.

      Yes, it is mandatory to have all required mark sheets to enrol in phd course at KRMU. A candidate’s form will be registered and he /she will be offered an entrance exam date only on submission of all required documents including last semester marksheet in case of final year appearing candidates.

      No, PhD Application forms can only be filled and submitted online through the website

      The Phd Application 2024 are accepted twice a year. For January Session – Between November to January and for July Session – Between June to August

      If you are in a job, then you must produce an NOC from your employer at the time of joining.

      Commence Your Journey
      in 6 Simple Steps

      Commence Your Journey in 6 Simple Steps

      Start your Application

      Complete payment and submit

      Pay the required Application Fee

      Take an entrance test

      K.R. Mangalam University Entrance Examination (KREE)

      Appear for interaction

      Attend our Faculty-Led Interview.

      Get the admission offer

      You will receive the offer letter after the successful interaction

      Get Enroled

      Be prepared to embark on your journey

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