M.A. – Journalism and Mass Communication

Course Details

  • Students are trained to use the ‘Press’ which helps them to develop themselves into socially responsible media professionals.
  • Emerging communication technologies are taught and the students are encouraged to develop multitasking skills to prepare them for communication for undertaking teaching or research.
  • During this course, students develop a global perspective and learn about ethical journalism by remaining in sync with the latest technology.
  • The department provides exposure to other areas including industrial visits and expert sessions, documentary/ cinema workshops, media labs and personal portfolio design


Course Features

  • The curriculum has been designed to develop students’ critical thinking abilities and practical skills, thus enabling them to take up media-related positions in a changing media environment.
  • Here, students are made to enhance both theoretical and practical aspects of learning.
  • The course is structured according to the current trends and needs by training the students in writing and reporting with a sense of social responsibility.
  • Various specialized field relating to writing, editing, reporting, photography and other allied fields like photo-editing, documentary film-making and cinematography has also been included in the curriculum.
  • Orientations based on business and industry and the environment is held for students so that they are well versed in current trends and news.
M.A (Journalism & Mass Communication)

02 Years full time

2019-20 Entry

30 Seats

graduation or equivalent in any stream.*


Tuition fee per semester**

* It is your responsibility to ascertain that you possess the requisite qualification for admission.
**There will be a separate admission fee, examination fee, caution
deposit etc in addition to the tuition fee.
Semester I
  1. Principles of communication
  2. Growth and development of media
  3. Print journalism – I (reporting and editing)
  4. Photojournalism
  5. Mass media applications
Semester II
  1. Media and society
  2. Radio and T.V. journalism
  3. Public relations and corporate communication
  4. Media laws and ethics
  5. Advertising

Discipline centric elective courses (DCEC)*

  • Community radio
  • Popular culture and media
  • Visual communication


  • Project and portfolio
  • Dissertation and portfolio

Semester III
  1. Cinema studies/ media trends: challenges and issues
  2. Internship (4 weeks compulsory)
  3. Print journalism – II (reporting and editing practice)
  4. Inter-cultural communication
  5. Any course from DCEC “A” *
  6. Any one course from another discipline
Semester IV
  1. Development communication/media management
  2. New media journalism
  3. Documentary production
  4. Communication research
  5. Any course from DCEC “B” *
  6. Any one course from another discipline