The Journalism and Mass Communications, the Public Relations and Corporate Communications, the Film, Television and Digital Video Production, the Advertising & Marketing Communications and Communication for Development (C4D) are full-time, post-graduate diploma courses of 10 months duration. They commence in July and end in April.
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.
You have completed 3 years of Graduation (12+3 years) in an University approved stream:
(Arts, Commerce, Science, Computers, BMM, BMS, BE, Catering, etc….)
- 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.
The Online Registration process on our website will commence on April 1, 2017 and closes on April 16, 2017. The admission procedure will be uploaded on our site in March 2017.
Designed primarily for graduates who are planning a career in communications and media, the courses attempt to go beyond skills and techniques. Students are encouraged to question the social framework within which the media operate. They offer a chance for students to interact with distinguished media people - journalists, filmmakers, critics, photographers, advertising, publicity and public relations professionals - who form the core of the teaching faculty at XIC
In addition to classroom teaching, the emphasis in these courses is on group projects, personal assignments and study. Some courses also have an element of independent research added.
The Credit System
In course structure, XIC follows the Credit System.
One credit represents 10 hours of class time, or 5 sessions (of 2 hours each).
Diploma courses average 80-100 credits, or 400-500 learning sessions in an academic year of ten calendar months. This does not include individual study time.
Classes are held in 2 hour sessions between 10 a.m. and 8.30 p.m. The course load averages between two to three sessions per day over a five-day week. When weekends are taken for production and workshops, the weekly load is accordingly adjusted. For every hour of class time, a student is expected to put in two hours or more daily, of private study by way of reading, reflection, assignments, research or case study and special projects.
To qualify for any one of XIC's FIVE diplomas a student should have successfully fulfilled the course requirements: 75% attendance and an average grade 'C' in the finals. This requirement is applicable to the certificate courses as well.
The Institute awards its own Diplomas to students who successfully complete the necessary course requirements. The diplomas and certificates it awards are not ‘government recognised’ for public sector employment. Nevertheless, XIC students are much sought after by the media industry, commercial, corporate and non-profit organizations in India and Overseas. A very important requirement for all these Diploma courses is compulsory attendance for all lectures and group activities. This is then factored into the Final Grade Point Average.
XIC offers no hostel facilities. Out-of-town students have to make their own lodging arrangements. However XIC does help students to locate safe and affordable accommodation in the vicinity of the college. Please enquire at the office.
A Word of Advice
Diploma course work is demanding. Assignments, weekend activities, field-trips take more time and energy than students anticipate. If it is difficult for you to make a year-long commitment, it is advisable to opt for workshops or for short-term courses. You may also register for our distance education programme online, www.telexic.com where you can study at your own pace. What you will gain will depend largely on your enthusiasm and initiative.