Journalism & Mass Communication

Course Head: Yogesh Kamdar
 
Course Outline and Method:

The Journalism Course is a full time, post-graduate Advanced Diploma programme, intended as instruction in the role and function of mass media in civil society. It examines the principles, practice and responsibility of communication, and the convergence of print, broadcast and online journalism. In the era of New Media, the Journalism Course combines knowledge creation and extension, craft and context, with practical applications in a study programme of proven excellence. Students emerge from the course enabled for multiple tasks and skills in mass communication and social development. The course comprises 17 modules (obligatory), and sets of electives (one group to be chosen from 3 offered); and seminars and workshops, the costs of which make up the tuition fee.

The total of 365 Sessions / 73 Credits, makes the student eligible for the diploma.

Class Timings:

Two to three sessions a day in the forenoon, afternoon and evening.
(10/11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m., 2.00 - 4.00 p.m., 4.00 - 6.00 p.m. and 6.30 - 8.30 p.m).

Workshops and Seminars are usually scheduled for Saturdays.
75% attendance is compulsory in each module and is graded.

Am I eligible to apply?

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

  • You are 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.



the introduction of 'SKYPE' Personal Interview in the Online Entrance Test (OET) process.

For this Academic year, XIC is introducing the following procedure.

  • The OET process requires you to appear for an ONLINE TEST, the duration of which is 1.5 hrs. at the centre of your choice.
  • On completion of the ONLINE TEST, ONLY those who attain the MINIMUM QUALIFYING STANDARD laid down by the XIC Academic Board, will be called upon to appear for a Personal Interview via 'SKYPE'.
  • This 'SKYPE' Interview will be conducted IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE COMPLETION OF THE ONLINE TEST - at the SAME centre.



How will I know whether I have qualified for the ‘SKYPE’ Personal Interview?

Candidates who qualify for the 'SKYPE' Personal Interview will be informed by the Test Supervisor IMMEDIATELY on completion of the ONLINE TEST.

They will need to make arrangements to stay back / wait for an added hour (at least) till the 'SKYPE' PERSONAL INTERVIEW is completed.



PLEASE NOTE

'SKYPE' PERSONAL INTERVIEWS will be conducted for candidates applying for the Journalism (JR), Advertising (AM) and Film & TV (FT) courses ONLY.

IMPORTANT EXCEPTIONS TO BE NOTED

  1. The P.I. via 'SKYPE' will NOT APPLY TO CANDIDATES appearing for the OET at the MUMBAI CENTRE. At this Centre, the successful candidates obtaining MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARD in the ONLINE TEST will be informed about appearing for a "LIVE" Personal Interview immediately after the TEST, at the same centre.

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
75 Sessions
15 Credits
Communication, Media & Society
(Includes the community out-reach programme)
15 Sessions
3 Credits
Principles & Practice of Mass Communication
10 Sessions
2 Credits
Media & the Law
10 Sessions
2 Credits
Human Rights, Public Affairs & Globalisation
20 Sessions
4 Credits
Critical Appreciation of Art, Culture & Heritage
20 Sessions
4 Credits
B: Core Skills
225 Sessions
45 Credits
English Language Skills
20 Sessions
4 Credits
Public Speaking & News Presentation
20 Sessions
4 Credits
News Reporting
15 Sessions
3 Credits
Feature Writing
10 Sessions
2 Credits
Editing
5 Sessions
1 Credits
Print Production
20 Sessions
4 Credits
Computer Skills for Media
25 Sessions
5 Credits
Photojournalism and Photography
10 Sessions
2 Credits
Scripting for Broadcast & Broadcast Journalism
10 Sessions
2 Credits
On-line Journalism and Social Media
15 Sessions
3 Credits
Web Design
10 Sessions
2 Credits
Research Writing
25 Sessions
5 Credits
Radio Programme Production & On-line Radio
20 Sessions
4 Credits
Niche Writing
20 Sessions
4 Credits
C: Elective Subjects (Choose one elective from each of the three Groups)
The selection is to be made in the first week of the Course. The choice will be finalised towards the end of the 1st Term depending upon performance.
 
 
Group A
20 Sessions
4 Credits
E 1 Science & Technology, Environment and Health Journalism
(with field visits)
 
 
E 2 Broadcast Journalism (Radio and TV)
 
 
E 3 Video Documentary
 
 
Group B
15 Sessions
3 Credits
E 4 Business & Finance Journalism
 
 
E 5 Strategic Communications, Event Management and Media Planning
 
 
E 6 Performing Arts Journalism
 
 
Group C
15 Sessions
3 Credits
E 7 Photography Workshop
 
 
E 8 Creative and Non-fiction Writing
 
 
E 9 Cross-Cultural Journalism Workshop
 
 
Workshops (Obligatory)
10 Sessions
2 Credits
Relationship Management
2 days
(non-Credits)
Theatre Workshop
5 Sessions
1 Credits
Without the Box Creative Enhancement Workshop
5 Sessions
1 Credits
Total
350 Sessions
70 Credits
Tuition Fees
Registration Fee
Library deposit (refundable)
Service Tax
@ 12%
CESS
@ 3% on ST
Total
2,03,534
2,500
2,500
24,724
742
2,34,000