BA (J& Mc)

J&Mc(Journalism and Mass Communication) core purpose is to create an expression that has shared meaning among two or more people based on local and/or global narratives of particular time and space, using techniques of persuasion retaining its independence while concurrently engaging with the State and Society.

The three-year course in Journalism and Mass communication is designed to prepare professionals with critical ability, conceptual and practical skills required of a Journalist, Advertising professional, a Public Relations professional and a Film maker.

Forms of Media

Radio, Television, Print, Cinema and Digital Media

Forms of Practices

Photo journalism, Investigative journalism, , Data journalism, Graphic (comic/cartoon/graphic novel), Independent films and documentaries, Public Relations, Advertising

Specialized reporting

Business, Travel, Political and Global affairs, Feature writing, Opinion piece, Cultural affairs, Climate change.

Foundational Support

Elements of Journalism / Advertising / Public relations / Filmmaking, Media law, Public Institutions and Mass Communication & Society.

Skills and robust hands on learning exercises

Studio/Seminar as well as engaging sessions in interdisciplinary settings Internship in the media industry Capstone project.

Admissions Timeline : (Round 3)

Admission Stage Date Time
Accepting application forms starts April 09, 2018 9:00 AM
Last date for receiving application July 16, 2018 5:00 PM
Stage1- Mass Communication Aptitude Test (MCAT) July 17, 2018 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Stage2, Personal interview and portfolio presentation July 17 & 18, 2018 Candidates will be informed about their time slots (Students are requested to bring their portfolio on the day of Entrance Test itself.)
Final List of selected candidates July 19, 2018 11:00 AM
Last date for payment of fees July 22, 2018 5:00 PM
Commencement of Semester I July 23, 2018 Schedule will be informed

Mass Communication Aptitude Test(MCAT) :

To be suited to mass communication profession, one must have ability to think critically, pay attention to detail and have perspective on all that happens around. Also one must be expressive in oral or written or visual medium. This test will aim to assess the above in the aspiring candidates.

Personal Interview and Portfolio Presentation :

Personal interview will comprise a conversation to assess the same abilities stated above (in MCAT).

Portfolio is a compilation of experimental works (written articles, short stories, poems, photographs, illustrations, posters, short films, performances etc.), which recommends their candidature.

Eligibility to apply :

Minimum 45% in class XII board exams in any stream.

No. of seats : 35

Weightage of selection criteria :

  • XIIboard grade score- 30%
  • Mass Communication Aptitude Test- 30%
  • Personal Interview and Portfolio Presentation- 40%
BA Journalism and Mass Communication, semester breakup 2018-19
Sr. No. Semester1 (24credits) Semester2 (23credits) Semester3 (24credits) Semester4 (23credits) Semester5 (23credits) Semester6 (20credits)
1 Contemporary society (3) Journalism and Public Institutions (3) Intro. to Radio Journalism (3) Data journalism (3) Intro.to documentary (2) Research methodology (4)
2 Elements of Journalism (3) Elements of Reportage and Journalistic writing (3) Intro. to Print Journalism (3) Investigative Journalism (3) Studio V (Documentary making)(2) Capstone project (4)
3 Elements of Advertising (3) News and News Value (3) Intro. to TV Journalism (3) Journalism in the age of social media (3) * Elective–2 subjects of 5 credits each(10) Internship (8)
4 Elements of Public Relations (3) Advertising Tools (3) Photo journalism (3) Professional Practicesand ethics in AD, PR and Journalism(3) Khoj (3) Entrepreneurship [Media] (2)
5 Mass Comm. & Soc. (2) Tools of Public Relations (3) Graphic Narrative (3) Studio IV (Film production-professional practices)(3) ID elective (2) Contemporary issues and its manifestation-VI (1)
6 Studio I (Visual Language) (2) Studio II (Intro. to Semiotics, Narrative and Aesthetics)(3) Language proficiency (2) Environment reporting (3) Independent studies (2) Colloquium (1)
7 English language proficiency (2) Contemporary issues and its manifestation-II (1 Studio III (Elements of filmmaking)(3) Journalism (media) andLaw (3) Contemporary issues and its manifestation-V (1)
8 Elements of Journalistic Inquiry (2) Colloquium (1) ID elective (2) Contemporary issues and its manifestation-IV (1) Colloquium (1)
9 Contemporary issues and its manifestation-I (1) Articulation| framing thoughts(1) Contemporary issues and its manifestation-III (1) Colloquium (1)
10 Colloquium (1) Humanities3–Philosophy (1) Colloquium (1)
11 Humanities1–Cultural Anthropology (1) Humanities4–Economics (1)
12 Humanities2–Psychology (1)

Details of elective courses in Semester 5
Students must choose one elective from each group of electives.
Elective1

  1.  Political and Global Affairs Journalism
  2.  Business and Finance Journalism
  3.  Lifestyle Journalism 1 (Art, Food, Culture and Travel)
  4.  Lifestyle Journalism 2 (Entertainment, Fashion and Sports)

Elective2

  1. Advertising and Public Relations
  2.  Film Studies
  3.  Writing for Mass Media

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