P.G. Diploma in Broadcast Technology AJK Mass Communication Centre Jamia Millia Islamia
Frequently asked questions
1. What does Broadcast Technology Mean?
Television and Radio are the most important segments of media industry. These two media normally employ broadcasting method for delivery of the content to masses. Television and radio constitute “broadcast media”. The programs which you see on TV or listen on radio involve several steps like content acquisition, production, transmission and reception before they are consumed by the end users. A lot of equipment namely camera, microphones, switchers, editing systems, storage system, play-out, and specialized technical facilities like studios, transmitters etc. are required for production of broadcast content and its delivery to the end users. Broadcast technology encompasses all of the above equipment and various other systems used by broadcasters and media production houses.
2. What is the Scope and future in broadcast technology sector?
Broadcasting is an important tool for mass communication. Toady India is the third largest television market in the world. There are over 400 registered satellite channels, 82 Mn Cable Homes, 60000 Cable operators and 6000 MSOs, 6 DTH Operators, 270 Private FM Stations, 170 AIR FM Stations and about 1400 DD TV transmitting stations in the country. Digitalization of broadcasting and new media delivery methods like IPTV and Mobile TV are being introduced. This is expected to further fuel the growth of broadcast sector in coming years. It is expected to result in huge demand for skilled manpower in broadcast media industry.
3. Who should join the course?
The basic aim of the course is to train the students on understanding operational and technical aspects of the broadcast systems employed for content acquisition, production and transmission in radio and television broadcasting. In addition to theoretical inputs, the students are also given extensive hands on experience in real working environment. The latest broadcast systems make extensive use of digital systems, Networking, ICTs etc. A candidate having technical aptitude, willingness to learn operational aspects and interest in media sector may apply to the course. The broadcast media carries a glamorous halo. It must be clear that that technology is the facilitator and the technical personnel are always behind the screen. However the job brings lot of excitement, recognition and satisfaction for being part of the overall team.
4. What are the future prospects?
All the students of the earlier batches have been absorbed in the industry. Some of the students are working with reputed media houses, broadcasters and multinationals. Some of the students have opted for study in science communication, and for teaching assignments. Students also find placement openings with system integrators and in sales & marketing.
5. What will be nature of entrance test?
The selection will be based on a Written Test of 85 Marks followed by a Personal Interview of 15 Marks. The question paper will have objective type questions and few subjective questions. The test is designed to assess the basic technical knowledge in the subject areas which are part of under graduate curriculum. For more details kindly consult the website of MCRC www.ajkmcrc.org.
For any other queries kindly contact : Prof. M Kasim, Course Coordinator of PG Diploma in Broadcast Technology at e-mail ID: firstname.lastname@example.org