Journalism & Mass Communication

Course Head: Yogesh Kamdar

Assistant Course Head: Ms. Sandra Vaz

Course content subject to change

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Course Outline

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.

Course Fees

Tution Fees 298000
CSGT 9% 26820
SGST 9% 26820
Registration Fees 2500
CSGT 9% 225
SGST 9% 225
Library Deposit 2500
Total Fees 357090


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 personal interview.

Class Timings

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.

Job Prospects

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.

Course Synopsis

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 Communications 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, 20 Sessions 4 Credits
Literature and Art as Cultural Texts    
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
  • Skills for Effective Communication
  • News Reporting
  • Editing
  • Niche Writing (Politics, Crime, Science & Technology, Environment, Health, Sports, Lifestyle, Travel, Entertainment)
  • Research Writing
  • Business Journalism
  • Data Analytics for Journalism
  • Reporting, Anchoring and Presentation Interviewing Skills
  • Photography & Photojournalism
  • Features and Editorial Writing
  • Creative Fiction & Non-fiction Writing
Multi-Platform Journalism
  • Radio Programme Production and Audio Podcast
  • Documentary-Film Making
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Website Design and Production
  • Digital Journalism
  • Computer Skills for Design and Layout
  • Print & Digital Magazine Production
WORKSHOPS (Mandatory)
  • Organizing data with Excel
  • Newsroom
  • Diversity Discourse
  • Personal Empowerment
  • Theatre Workshop
Mandatory Value-added Sessions
  • News Reading Time
Total: 495 sessions 451 Sessions 89 Credits