BA-Journalism & Mass Comm

BA-Journalism & Mass Comm 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.

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.

Aptitude Test and Interview Details

Aptitude Test and Interview: Every Fridays.
Round 5 is scheduled on June 21st, 2019 Friday at University Campus
For students who miss the previous rounds, the sixth round will be on 28th June 2019 – Friday
Reporting time: 10.30 AM
Exam timing: 11.00 AM- 1.00 PM
Interview: 2.00 PM- 4.00 PM
Venue: Room No- 503, NEW BUILDING
Candidates can present any kind of previous works they have done to the Interview panel.


Eligibility to apply :

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

No. of seats : 35

Weightage of selection criteria :

  • Aptitude test – 70%
  • Interview – 30%

List of Faculties

  1. Dr. Vandana Talegaonkar
  2. Bhargav Pancholi
  3. Hitarth Pandya
  4. Akhila C K

Visiting faculty: Maithilee Desai

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BA JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION PROGRAM 2019-20
semester
1
No Subject Credit UE CIA Total marks
1 Introduction To Communication 4 40 60 100
2 Reporting & Editing 5 40 60 100
3 Introduction to Journalism 4 40 60 100
4 Studio: Computer fundamentals & Software training 3 00 50 050
5 Contemporary issues in media 2 00 50 050
6 Language / Additional English 3 40 60 100
7 English – 1 3 40 60 100
Total 24 200 400 600
2
1 Advertising 5 40 60 100
2 Public relations and corporate communication 5 40 60 100
3 Mobile journalism 4 40 60 100
4 Theories of communication 2 30 20 050
5 Contemporary issues in media 2 00 50 050
6 English 2 3 40 60 100
7 Language/ Additional English 3 40 60 100
Total 24 230 370 600
3
1 Photo Journalism 4 40 60 100
2 Introduction to audio visual media 4 40 60 100
3 Print media 4 40 60 100
4 Elective

Environmental studies
Graphic narrative
3 40 60 100
5 Language proficiency 2 20 30 050
6 Contemporary issues in media 2 00 50 050
7 ID elective 2 40 60 100
8 Elective

Foreign language
Theatre and performing arts
3 40 60 100
Total 24 260 440 700
4
1 Development communication 4 40 60 100
2 Media law and ethics 3 40 60 100
3 Emerging media 5 40 60 100
4 Data journalism 3 40 60 100
5 Interdisciplinary elective (from NUV schools) 2 40 60 100
6 Contemporary issues 4 00 100 100
7 Elective

Writing for mass media
Media-Gender-Human Rights- Environmental study
3 40 60 100
Total 24 240 260 700
5
1 Documentary production 5 40 60 100
2 Research methodology in media related subjects 5 40 60 100
3 Khoj (ID course) 3 40 60 100
4 Contemporary issues in media/ Software practical 3 00 100 100
5 Electives (DSE)*

Film Study
AD/ PR/ CC
Life style reporting
Theatre
Global media & Politics….
3 40 60 100
6 (Any two)

Film Study
AD/ PR/ CC
Life style reporting
Theatre
Global media & Politics….
3 40 60 100
7 Elective (IS)* UGC/MOOC Swayam online course 2 0 100 100
Total 24 200 500 700
6
1 Management in digital media 3 40 60 100
2 Media, society & Cyber culture 3 40 60 100
3 Social thoughts and contemporary media 3 40 60 100
4 Elective DSE
(Any 1)Advanced Photography

Digital Film making

Event management

3 40 60 100
5 Internship 6 50 100 150
6 Capstone Project: Dissertation 6 50 100 150
Total 24 200 500 700

*UE: University Exam; CIA: Continous  Internal Assessmen; DSE: Department specific Elective; ID: Interdisciplinary elective; IS: Independent studies

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