The Journalism Course is 10 months full-time, 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 24 Modules and 4 Workshops. The total of 451 Sessions (89 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 or a Skype interview.
The course is conducted over week days - Monday to Saturday (9.00 am - 8.30 pm), with two to three sessions daily. Workshops and Seminars are usually scheduled for Saturdays. Grades will be downgraded from the performance based credits.
The print, 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, 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.
Principles & Practice of Mass Communication
Media & the Law
Citizens, Human Rights and Public Affairs
Critical Appreciation of Film, Literature and Art as Cultural Texts