The interviews were for 28 positions in DD, AIR and the IIS

A degree in visual communication or electronic media may be a hot favourite among youngsters but graduates have a tough time getting government jobs.

On Thursday, interviews for Central government communication jobs, including positions at Doordarshan, All India Radio, and in the Indian Information Services (IIS), were held in the city.

Over 230 graduates in mass communication, electronic media and journalism made through two written tests to get to the interview level.

But save for mass communication graduates, the rest were asked to go back. They were told only those with degrees in mass communication were eligible for the jobs; the selection of others who appeared for the interview was marked provisional.

The University of Madras offers a degree in communication while Anna University offers an M.Sc in electronic media. “A communication degree involves more field work than a course in mass communication as the former includes internships and modules on online journalism and web designing,” a candidate said.

The IIS exams are conducted by the Ministry of Defence (Directorate of Public Relations). The jobs include managing the government’s print and electronic media, advertising agency and official media.

The interviews were for 28 vacant positions in the English media and few in the regional languages.

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