Journalism & Mass Communication

Course Head: Yogesh Kamdar

Journalism & Mass Communication

Course Outline and Method:

The Journalism Course is 10 months full-time, Post-Graduate 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 including in-class assignments. The course equips and enables the students for diverse skills and tasks in mass communication and social interactions.

The course comprises 20 Modules, 4 Workshops and Value added sessions (non-credit). The total of 365 Sessions (73 Credits) & 6 sessions non-credit makes a student eligible for the Diploma. The Credits for the Workshops are evaluated based on attendance or assignments or both. In addition, there are hands-on sessions.

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

Eligibility:

Anyone holding a graduate degree in Arts, Science, Mass Media, Commerce, or any professional course. The selection process comprises an on-line Entrance Test followed by a personal/Skype Interview.

Class Timings (and Location):

Three to Four sessions on every working day (9.00 to 11.00 a.m, 11.15 to 1.15 pm 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.; 4.15 p.m. to 6.15 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 publishing houses (newspapers, periodicals books), TV/Radio, media services, corporate world, NGOs, etc.

Course Synopsis

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.

Core Concepts 60 Sessions 12 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
Core Skills 290 Sessions 58 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
Scripting for Broadcast Journalism 10 Sessions 2 Credits
Research Writing 25 Sessions 5 Credits
Public Speaking and Presentation Skills 20 Sessions 4 Credits
Photojournalism 15 Sessions 3 Credits
Print Production 15 Sessions 3 Credits
Computer Skills for Media 25 Sessions 5 Credits
Web Designing 10 Sessions 2 Credits
On-line Journalism, Social Media, Data Analytics 35 Sessions 7 Credits
Radio Programme Production and On-line Radio 15 Sessions 3 Credits
Video Documentary & Broadcast Journalism 20 Sessions 4 Credits
Specialized/Niche writing
(Business & Finance, Science & Technology, Environment, Health, Sports, Lifestyle, Travel, Entertainment,)
25 Sessions 5 Credits
Option A : Creative & Non-fiction Writing Or
Option B : Cross-cultural Journalism
15 Sessions 3 Credits
Plus value added sessions
WORKSHOPS (Mandatory) 15 Sessions 3 Credits
Relationship Management 6 Sessions Non Credits
Theatre Workshop 5 Sessions 1 Credits
Without the Box Creative Enhancement Workshop 5 Sessions 1 Credits
Diversity Discourse
(Community Outreach)
5 Sessions 1 Credits
Total 365 Sessions
6 sessions
73 Credits
(non-credit)