Note : The
students have to pay the entrance test fees
of Rs. 200 on the given bank details by
November 6th, 2020. It is mandatory for the
students to share a screenshot of the
payment on the official WhatsApp group and
on the email id
the students to ensure a smooth procedure
during the entrance exams. The payment
gateway link will be shared very soon. Pls
The date allotted for the examinations is
November 8th, 2020. You will have your
written paper followed by your interviews
which will happen on the same day. The
students should note that their question
papers shall be uploaded on this WhatsApp
group by 9.30 am. The students should be
ready by 9.15 am.
The durations of the exams shall begin from
9.45 am and shall end at 11.00 am sharp. You
will be given half an hour to upload your
paper. The deadline to upload the question
paper is 11.30 am in the given format.
Papers uploaded post the allotted time will
not be entertained.
The total number of marks allotted to the
paper is 50 marks. Students shall be given
10 questions to choose from out of which
they have to attempt any 5 questions.
The paper can be written in either English,
Marathi or Hindi.
The papers shall be Handwritten and will
have to be converted into a PDF using the
Notebloc App from Google Play store (
or the Apple App Store (https://apps.apple.com/in/app/notebloc/id1077023687
Assistance will be provided to you by Prof.
Prasad Thakur in your WhatsApp group, if
The first page of your paper should include
your Full name, your mobile number and
whichever course you have chosen( MACJ/ MAPR
Please note that every question should be on
a separate page. Only A4 sized papers should
be used. Papers can be written either in
blue or black pen.
Students shall be provided a number of their
assigned Professors to whom they may send
their files. Please note that this number
will be provided to you on your WhatsApp
groups on the day of the examinations. You
should only send it to the professor
assigned to you and none to the other
By 12.30 pm on the same day i.e. the 8th of
November, the student will have to sit for
The Google meet link shall be provided
personally to you by the professor assigned
to you. The Google meet link will be shared
between 11.30 am-12.30 pm.
Please remember that your mobile number is
your unique id to the examinations and hence
no mistakes should be made whatsoever.
The HoD will hold an online google meet for
a counselling session of the entrance exam &
clear all the doubts of the students. It
will be held tomorrow on Google Meet on
November 4th at 11.30 am. Join using this
Please make it a point to attend it without
Those who have applied for the entrance exam
through the google form of the dept. only
they have to join :
All updated information will be shared on
whatsapp groups of the students, FB page of
the dept.; etc.
Welcome to the Department of Communication and Journalism, University of Mumbai. The Department has been started in August 2003 with one Masters Programme in Communication and Journalism that saw 20 students. Today, we have five Masters programmes - Communication and Journalism, Public Relations, Electronic Media, Film Studies and Television Studies and over 300 students. We are a public institution. Our strength is that our classrooms are representative of India in terms of caste, class, religion, culture, language and region. All India's diversities and inequalities are represented here and together we dream and work for a better future. This being a post graduate department the first thing we inculcate in our students is the sense of responsibility and ownership for every aspect and every act of their lives. Yes, there are the usual syllabi, the exams and the marks but we know as adults that those are hardly an adequate evaluative measure of who we are and what we can achieve. Life is beautiful and it happens just this one time so we make the best of it as much as we can. As media persons, we feel the pulse of life; we are in constant touch with its rhythms and its melodies. There is work aplenty. Yes, there are jobs - the kind that come with provident funds and retirement. Those jobs, however, are rapidly becoming a thing of the past. At Independence majority of the population was illiterate. Today, we march towards 100% literary. Our systems of education were geared to the assumption that the State would be the largest employer or would give us a livelihood. That too is a thing of the past. We have to gear ourselves to become entrepreneurs now. We have to up-skill and upgrade all the time. A media person is first and foremost a Schumpeterian entrepreneur. Every opportunity comes with a risk and we learn how to measure that risk. The ethics of mass media work have to go hand in hand with the commercial ethic of mass media because mass media is industrial and modern. As people who have lived and loved in an aural-oral media universe for close to 3000 years before literacy came to us, we have unique advantages. One of them is that we as a people are fantastically phonetically rich. We are migratory. The unitary and the federal come naturally to us. We are syncretic more that we are secular. Our social institutions, especially family and marriage, have shown remarkable tenacity and resilience as we battled with centuries of extreme poverty forced upon us by invaders. As a people our communication and media universe has immense potential to lead the world in mindful and meaningful communication. In our communication universe the individual is at the centre and is free and willing to take responsibility. Let us work to that end and introduce an Indian Communication Design to the world. We know we can make the world a better place because that is what we are good at.