Course content subject to change
The Journalism Course is a 10 months full-time, Post-graduate Diploma Programme providing instruction in the role and function of journalism and mass communication. It examines the principles, practice, and responsibility of journalisticreportage and the convergence of print, broadcast, and online journalism in the era of the New Media.
The journalism course is a study-programme of proven excellence. It combines creation as well as dissemination of knowledge, imparting the requisite skills and context with practical projects including in-class assignments. The course equips and enables the students to have diverse skills and perform tasks in journalism, mass communication and social interactions.
The course comprises 25 Modules and 4 Workshops. The total of 500 Sessions (99 credits) makes a student eligible for the Diploma. The Credits for the Workshops are evaluated based on attendance and/or assignments. In addition, there are sessions for value-added inputs and hands-on learning.
Minimum 75% attendance is mandatory for every Module. The attendance is taken into consideration while grading. Grades will be downgraded from the performance based credits.
Anyone holding a graduate degree in Arts, Science, Mass Media, Commerce or any professional course etc. (Students, awaiting their graduation results, should submit a photocopy of the final year mark sheet of Second Semester to the Administration Office) failing which they will not be eligible for the XIC Diploma). There is an on-line entrance test followed by a Live / Zoom interview.
The course is conducted over weekdays - Monday to Saturday (9.00am - 8.30 pm), with three to four sessions daily. Workshops and Seminars are usually scheduled for Saturdays. Grades will be downgraded from the performance based credits.
The broadcast, and digital media are experiencing 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, digital media services, corporate world, NGOs, etc.
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||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 Film,Literature and Art as Cultural Texts||20 Sessions||4 Credits|
|Business environment local, national & global||20 Sessions||4 Credits|
|Artificial Intelligence||20 Sessions||4 Credits|
|B: CORE SKILLS||365 sessions||73 credits|
Newswriting and Sub-Editing
|Total 500 sessions||451 Sessions||89 Credits|