The M.C.J programme shall extend over a period of two academic years (Four Semesters). English shall be the medium of instruction, but for one paper, i.e. Malayalam Journalism, the medium should be Malayalam. Those who are not proficient in Malayalam can opt for Health Communication (self study) in lieu of this paper. Candidates for the M .C. J course shall have passed any degree examination of Mahatma Gandhi University with 45% marks or any examination recognized by it as equivalent there to. 5% relaxation in marks is given for SC/ST candidates.