"I think a good starting point would be that rather than possibly prescribing curricula which is then standardized across institutions, possibly the media industry could think about at least having a common exam Tewari said at an event.
"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," he added.
He said that doctors and lawyers need license to practice and there may be a case for allowing standardization in the media industry as it attracted people from various professions.
Tewari said there were good institutions to train journalists, but there were also "fly-by-night" operators in the media education sector. He said professionals from diverse fields would not resent the idea of a common exam.
"It would bring a certain amount of standardization across the media space," Tewari said.
Press Council of India head Justice (retd) Markandey Katju had earlier raised the demand for minimum qualifications for journalists.


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