JKSSB Wants Mass Communication Graduates; Neglects Post Graduates


Most Universities in J&k offer PG in Mass communication

Renu Kotwal

Jammu, Feb 19: Students with a Post Graduate degree in “Mass Communication” are not eligible to apply for the post of “Educator-Studio-Assistant” advertised by Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB). According to advertisement number 06 of 2020 of JKSSB, only graduates in Mass Communication could apply for this post.

Interestingly, the University of Jammu (JU) does not provide a degree course in “Mass Communication”. Central University of Jammu (CUJ) provides only a Post-graduate course in Mass Communication. These two universities are the major educational institutions for the students of Jammu.

“This isn’t the first instance where aspirants have to remind JKSSB regarding what courses are available in colleges and universities of Jammu and Kashmir. Such problems probably do not arise in other states/UTs. However, since in Jammu and Kashmir only domiciles are eligible for applying for these posts, JKSSB should try to get this information forehead,” said Chetna, a post-graduate in mass communication from CUJ.

When the office of secretary, JKSSB was contacted, the authorities said that students should apply to higher authorities for any changes in educational qualifications for the Educator-Studio- Assistant post. No changes would be made in the education qualification criteria by the secretary office, JKSSB.

Sushil Sharma, another post-graduate in Mass communication told that there is already a dearth of jobs for media students, at least they should be given fair chances.

“I am a post-graduate in mass communication but my degree is a waste when we talk about the posts advertised by JKSSB. There are ‘NO’ Bachelor courses for Mass Communication offered in Jammu, what is our fault in this. One has to go outside for Bachelors in Mass Communication and Journalism. Everybody cannot afford to study outside. Even the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) provides only a Diploma course in Mass Communication and Journalism. Then, on what basis JKSSB has kept Bachelors as the criteria,” he said.


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