I&B Minister Manish Tewari today said the media industry should consider holding a common exam for journalists, on the lines of that conducted by the Bar Council, after which they could be given licence to pursue the profession.
“I think a good starting point would be that rather than possibly prescribing a curricula which is then standardised across institutions, possibly the media industry could think about at least having a common exam.
“Like you have a bar exam, like you have a medical exam or exams which are conducted by other professional bodies, which then issue a license, which enables you to pursue your profession,” Tewari said at an event here.
“It would bring a certain amount of standardisation across the media space,” Tewari said while speaking at the event organised by CMS Academy here.
Press Council of India head Justice (retd) Markandey Katju had earlier raised the demand for minimum qualifications for journalists.