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.

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