Journalism & Mass Communication

Course Head: Yogesh Kamdar
 
Course Outline and Method:

The Journalism Course is a 10 months full-time, Post-Graduate Advanced Diploma Programme intended as instruction in the role and function of mass media. It examines the principles, practice and responsibility of communication and the convergence of print, broadcast and on-line journalism in the era of the New Media.

Journalism Course is a study programme of proven excellence. It combines creation as well as dissemination of knowledge and imparting of the requisite skills and context with practical applications. The course equips and enables the students for diverse skills and tasks in mass communication and social interactions.

The course comprises 18 Modules, Electives (one Group to be chosen from 3 Groups offered), Workshops and Seminars. The total of 365 Sessions (73 Credits) makes the student eligible for the Diploma. The Workshops are evaluated for Credit by attendance or assignments or both.

Minimum 75% attendance is mandatory for every Module. The attendance is taken into consideration for grading.

Class Timings:

Two to three sessions on every working day (10/11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.; 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.; 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.).

The Workshops and Seminars are usually scheduled for Saturdays.

Job Prospects:

The print, broadcast, and digital media are experiencing a rapid expansion. Mass media, new media and internet communication offer promising and remunerative work opportunities. For the Diploma holders from XIC, the prospective employers include newspapers, magazines, TV/Radio, media services, corporate world, NGOs, etc.

Am I eligible to apply?

You are eligible to register for the OET if you meet the requirements mentioned below:

  • Age limit : 35 years or below in age.
    AND
  • You have completed 3 years of Graduation (12+3 years) in an University approved stream:
    (Arts, Commerce, Science, Computers, BMM, BMS, BE, Catering, etc….)
    OR
  • You are appearing for your Last Semester or Third year Graduation this year.

In this last case, should you be selected for the XIC Course of your choice, and successfully complete it in keeping with the Academic and other standards laid down by XIC, the Diploma will be awarded only on completion of your graduation and on production of the relevant attested Final mark-sheet.

IF YOU FULFILL THE ABOVE MENTIONED CRITERIA, then you can proceed to the NEXT STEP, which is, to REGISTER for the XIC ONLINE ENTRANCE TEST. (O E T)

However, before you begin the REGISTRATION PROCESS, you need to know about the introduction of the 'SKYPE' technology at the PERSONAL INTERVIEW (P.I.) stage of the XIC testing and selection process.

Course Content, No. of Sessions and Credits are subject to minor changes.
All modules in this course are obligatory. The Management reserves the right, as and when necessary, to
change the syllabus without prior notice.


A: Core Concepts
95 Sessions
19 Credits
Principles & Practice of Mass Communication
10 Sessions
2 Credits
Media & the Law
10 Sessions
2 Credits
Citizens, Human Rights and Public Affairs
20 Sessions
4 Credits
Critical Appreciation of Art, Culture & Heritage
20 Sessions
4 Credits
Hands-on Journalism
35 Sessions
7 Credits
B: Core Skills
210 sessions
42 credits
English Language Skills
20 Sessions
4 Credits
News Reporting
15 Sessions
3 Credits
Editing
10 Sessions
2 Credits
Features and Editorial Writing
15 Sessions
3 Credits
Print Production
15 Sessions
3 Credits
Computer Skills for Media
25 Sessions
5 Credits
Photojournalism
10 Sessions
2 Credits
Scripting for Broadcast Journalism
10 Sessions
2 Credits
Social Media and On-line Journalism
20 Sessions
4 Credits
Web Designing
10 Sessions
2 Credits
Research Writing
25 Sessions
5 Credits
Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
20 Sessions
4 Credits
Radio Programme Production & On-line Radio
15 Sessions
3 Credits
C: ELECTIVES (Obligatory : Choose any one Group) : 50 Sessions, 10 Credits
The selection is to be made in the first fortnight of the Course. The choice will be finalised at the end of the First Term depending upon the overall performance of the student.
 
 
Group A
E 1 Business and Finance Journalism
20 Sessions
4 Credits
E 2 Sc. & Tech., Environment and Health Journalism
15 Sessions
3 Credits
E 3 Photography
15 Sessions
3 Credits
Group B
E 4 Broadcast Journalism (Radio & TV)
20 Sessions
4 Credits
E 5 Strategic Communications
15 Sessions
3 Credits
E 6 Cross-cultural Journalism
15 Sessions
3 Credits
Group C
E 7 Video Documentary
20 Sessions
4 Credits
E 8 Creative and Non-fiction Writing
15 Sessions
3 Credits
E 9 Specialized/Niche Writing
15 Sessions
3 Credits
WORKSHOPS (Obligatory)
10 Sessions
2 Credits
Relationship Management (2 days)
(No credit)
Theatre Workshop
5 Sessions
1 Credits
Without the Box Creative Enhancement Workshop
5 Sessions
1 Credits
Community Outreach (2-3 days)
(No credit)
Total
365 Sessions
73 Credits
Tuition Fees
Registration Fee
Library deposit (refundable)
Service Tax
@ 14%
Total
2,08,465
2,500
2,500
29,535
2,43,000