BA Journalism and Mass Communication
- Level of Programme Undergraduate
- Duration 3 years
- Average Start Salary 3-5 lakhs per annum
- Language English
- Assessments Yes
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication is a three-year undergraduate program equipping students with the technical skills and social understanding to write about and convey information - to the general public - involving business, history, culture, budget issues, governmental matters, entertainment, and sports, through the means of mass communication such as TV, radio, and web-based social networks. As the field of journalism is established on truth, autonomy, and transparency, the course provides a holistic knowledge at both theoretical and practical level.
Predominant subjects included in this course are Communication Theories and Models, Public Relations, Design and Graphics, Digital Media, Reporting and Editing for Print Media, Radio Production, Data Journalism, Photo-Journalism, Event Management, and Media Law and Ethics. The program also offers choices for various elective courses like Entrepreneur Development, Business Communication, Foreign Language (French or German), Human Resource Development, Socio-cultural History of India, Organizational Behaviour, Fashion Communication, and Leadership Development and Team Building.
The curriculum may also include seminars, computer-based learning, guest lectures, workshops, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), industry certification-training, and numerous individual and group project works such as live projects, incubation projects, community projects, and projects with NGOs.
The eligibility criteria to apply for B.A (Journalism and Mass Communication) programme are as follows -
Candidates who have completed their 10+2 schooling or equivalent, in any stream, with an aggregate of 50% marks are eligible to enroll for this program.
Institutions requiring an entrance exam for admission may take into account both the entrance exam score as well as previous academic records.
Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer), differently abled, and other categories shall get a relaxation of 5% of marks.
First Year Syllabus
|Fundamentals of Communication Skills||Writing for Media Theory|
|Fundamentals of Computers||English Literature II|
|Reporting Practical||Editing Theory|
|English Literature I||History of Media|
|Reporting Theory||Writing for Media Practical|
|Fundamentals of Journalism||Introduction to Indian Constitution|
Second Year Syllabus
|Radio Broadcasting Theory||Advertising Theory|
|Photojournalism Theory||Magazine Journalism Theory|
|TV Broadcasting Theory||Public Relations Theory|
|Introduction to Cinema||Internet and New Media Theory|
|Radio Braodcasting Practical||Advertising Practical|
|Photojournalism - Practical||Magazine Journalism - Practical|
|TV Broadcasting - Practical||Public Relations - Practical|
|Internet and New Media - Practical|
Third Year Syllabus
|Environment and Media||Information Security|
|Media, Society and Development||Organizational Behavior and Media Organization|
|Media Criticism||Media Law and Ethics|
|Basic Media Research||Project|