Journalism & Mass Communication

Course Head: Yogesh Kamdar

Journalism & Mass Communication

Course content subject to change

Course Outline and Method:

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.

Class Timings:

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.

Job Prospects:

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.

50 Years of Excellence - 1969 to 2019

Course fees

Tution Fees 271000
CSGT 9% 24390
SGST 9% 24390
Registration Fees 2500
CSGT 9% 225
SGST 9% 225
Library Deposit 2500
Total Fees 325230

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.

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
CORE SKILLS 365 sessions 73 credits
Business Environment : Local, National & Global 10 Sessions 2 Credits
Business Strategy 15 Sessions 3 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
Research Writing 25 Sessions 5 Credits
Public Speaking and Presentation Skills 20 Sessions 4 Credits
Photography & Photojournalism 20 Sessions 4 Credits
Print Production 15 Sessions 3 Credits
Computer Skills for Media 20 Sessions 4 Credits
Web Designing & Web Production 20 Sessions 4 Credits
On-line Journalism, Social Media, Data Analytics 35 Sessions 7 Credits
Broadcasting & Scripting 20 Sessions 4 Credits
Radio Programme Production and On-line Radio 15 Sessions 3 Credits
Video Documentary 20 Sessions 4 Credits
Broadcast Journalism 20 Sessions 4 Credits
Business Journalism 10 Sessions 2 Credits
Specialized/Niche writing
(Science & Technology, Environment, Health, Sports, Lifestyle, Travel, Entertainment,)
25 Sessions 5 Credits
Creative & Non-fiction Writing
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • PLUS : Sessions for value-added inputs and hands-on learning.
15 Sessions
15 sessions (Special Certificate)
3 Credits
WORKSHOPS (Mandatory) 26 sessions 4 credits
Relationship Management 6 Sessions No Credits
Theatre Workshop 5 Sessions 1 Credits
Diversity Discourse 5 Sessions 1 Credits
News Room 10 Sessions 2 Credits
Total 451 Sessions 451 Sessions 89 Credits