Monday, March 25, 2013

e-Guide for Aspiring Media Students

By Raza Elahi

Recently, i have authored an e-Guide for journalism and mass communication entrance exam. The e-Guide, which is titled, Media Hive's Journalism & Mass Communication Entrance Exam Guide, is priced Rs 100 and is marketed by Media Hive.

I have written this guide after going through the Question Pattern of IIMC, Symbiosis, Xaviers and AJKMCRC. This book has solved questions, sample questions, expected descriptive and objective questions and answers. It also has many essays and short notes under various chapters.

The book covers current topics, General and Media Awareness, History, English Lanuage Skills and much more. Many media institutes conduct Group Discussion for those who qualify in written exam. This book has a chapter on Group Discussion Tips and expected topic for the GD.

It is a very helpful guide to students who sit for the entrance of Jamia Millia's Mass Communication Centre, Indian Institutes of Mass Communication, Asian College of Journalism, Symbiosis, Xaviers and other media institutes. Students who wish to take admission in mass media courses in Graduation in Delhi University's college or in any other private institute must also read this guide. To order this guide, e-mail at


Preface; Introduction; Media Awareness; General Knowledge; Current Affairs; Short Notes and Essays; English Language Skills; News Writing & Editing; Critical Analysis of TV Shows/Films; Expected Descriptive Questions; Famous Media Institutes; Reference Books for Entrance Test; Group Discussion Tips; Author’s Profile

Media Coverage of This Guide

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

My Book 'Nuances of Journalistic Writings' Launched

Writing English clearly is an important goal for all English learners, particularly those in the business of communication. To help them achieve this, i have authored my second book book titled Nuances of Journalistic Writings.

This book is very helpful for students, particularly those who are pursuing journalism and mass communication courses.

The book, which is published by Applied Books and marketed by Media Hive, is available at a special discount price of Rs 126. (Click Here)

Further, this book can also be read with profit by general readers as it has several interesting and topical write-ups in the chapters like Leisure Writing, Author’s Pick and Page 3 Journalism etc.

I am thankful to my friends P Ramesh Kumar (Assistant Editor, The Times of India), KJ Bennychan (Chief of Bureau, PTI), Sanjay Kumar (News Editor, Times of India), Amitabh Jha (Dy News Editor, Doha Tribune), Chandra Vardhan (Sr Journalist, Hindustan Times) for writing Testimonials, and Prof Equebal Hussain (HOD, English) for going through the manuscript and giving valuable inputs.

Nuances of Journalistic Writings can be ordered at or on 09891038913 or Click Here

Nuances of Journalistic Writings is presently available at following places:

Maktaba Jamia, Bhopal Ground, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Book Vook, Ist Floor, Living Style Mall, Jasola, New Delhi

Gaura Books, Sarai Julena, New Delhi

Urdu Book Review, New Kohinoor Hotel (Basement), Pataudi House, Darya Ganj, Delhi

Raunak Book Stall, in front of BARISTA, Community Centre, New Friends Colony, New Delhi


Education Times (Times of India) carried the book review on March 11, 2013.







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