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.

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