MA Mass Communication & Journalism

Programme overview
The programme stresses a balance between the theoretical and practical aspects of journalism and mass communication. The curriculum is carefully tailored to prepare students for better academic careers in communication, giving them the broad liberal arts education necessary to succeed as communicators in today's challenging media scenario.


Course objectives
The prescribed curriculum focuses on identifying the journalism competencies required to equip learners to sharpen their skills in a wide range like: Competencies of general knowledge and intellectual ability; Professional techniques of research, writing (and other forms of presentation), editing, design, and production; The ability to use the tools of journalism and to adapt to new technologies and innovative practices; Professional understandings, including ethics; Knowledge of journalism’s role in society, the organization and management of the news media, and laws circumscribing journalism practice; and Knowledge of best practices and specializations in journalism.


Eligibility for Admission
a. Journalism Candidates: Candidates who have passed the bachelor’s degree with 50 percent of marks in the aggregate of all the examinations of the degree in the optional subjects of Journalism shall be eligible for admission.

b. Non-Journalism Graduates: Candidates who have passed the bachelor’s degree examination of Bangalore University or any other University recognized as equivalent to 50 percent of marks in the aggregate of all the subjects including the languages are eligible as per the Board of Studies.

  MA JOURNALISM 2019

 Course Code  Course Title
 MJC204B11  Introduction to Communication
 MJC204B12  Media Laws and Ethics
 MJC204B13  Reporting and Writing
 MJC204B14  Advanced Editing Techniques
 MJC204B15  Photojournalism
 MJC2L2A11  Lab Journal Production [Practical]
 MJC2L2A12  Photo Feature Production [Practical]
 MJC402B11  Introduction to Design Concepts
 Course Code  Course Title
 MJC204A21  Media Research
 MJC204B22  Mass Communication Theory
 MJC204B23  Radio Journalism
 MJC204B24  Introduction to Film Studies
 MJC204B25  Advertising Marketing
 MJC204B26  New Media Journalism
 MJC2L2A21  Radio Feature Production [Practical]
 MJC2L2A22  New Media Lab [Practical]
 Course Code  Course Title
 MJC204B31  Development Communication
 MJC204B32  Television Journalism
 MJC204B33  Corporate Communication
 MJC2L2A31  Video News Production [Practical]
 MJC402A31  Environmental Communication
 Generic Elective[Any ONE course offered by other department to be opted]
 Elective Courses [Any ONE to be opted]
 MJCA04A31  Business Journalism
 MJCB04B31  Data Journalism and Visualization
 To be enrolled to any ONE of the following and earn Co-Curicular and Extension Credits
 MEX5A2A01  Extension Activity
 MIP5R2A01  In-house Publication
 Course Code  Course Title
 MJC204A41  Media Management
 MJC2L2A42  Advertising [Practical]
 MJC2I4A41  Internship
 MJC2P6A41  Dissertation
 Elective Courses [Any one to be opted]
 MJCA04A41  Magazine Journalism
 MJCB04A41  Technical Writing
 Elective Practical [ Any ONE to be Opted]
 MJCAL2B41  Short Film/ Documentary [Practical]
 MJCBL2B41  Corporate Communication [Practical]
 MJCCL2B41  Magazine Production [Practical]
 To be enrolled to any ONE of the following and earn Co-Curicular and Extension Credits
 MOL502A01  Online Course – Specified by the Department
 MRP5R2A01  Research Paper Presentation/ Publication

  MA JOURNALISM 2018

 Course Code  Course Title
 MJC204A11  Introduction to Communication
 MJC204A12  Media Laws and Ethics
 MJC204A13  Reporting and Writing
 MJC204A14  Editing
 MJC204A15  Photojournalism
 MJC2L2A11  Lab Journal Production [Practical]
 MJC2L2A12  Photo Feature Production [Practical]
 MJC402A11  Communication Skills
 Course Code  Course Title
 MJC204A21  Media Research
 MJC204A22  Mass Communication Theory
 MJC204A23  Radio Journalism
 MJC204A24  Introduction to Film Studies
 MJC204A25  Advertising Marketing
 MJC204A26  New Media Journalism
 MJC2L2A21  Radio Documentary Production [Practical]
 MJC2L2A22  New Media Production [Practical]
 Course Code  Course Title
 MJC204A31  Development Communication
 MJC204A32  Television Journalism
 MJC204A33  Corporate Communication
 MJC2L2A31  Video News Production [Practical]
 MJC402A31  Environmental Communication
   Generic Elective
 Elective Courses [Any one to be opted]
 MJCA04A31  Business Journalism
 MJCB04A31  Introduction to design concepts
 To be enrolled to any ONE of the following and earn Co-Curicular and Extension Credits
 MEX5A2A01  Extension Activity
 MIP5R2A01  In-house Publication
 Course Code  Course Title
 MJC204A41  Media Management
 MJC2L2A41  Short Film Production [Practical]
 MJC2L2A42  Advertising [Practical]
 MJC2I4A41  Internship
 MJC2P6A41  Dissertation
 Elective Courses [Any one to be opted]
 MJCA04A41  Magazine Journalism
 MJCB04A41  Technical Writing
 To be enrolled to any ONE of the following and earn Co-Curicular and Extension Credits
 MOL502A01  Online Course – Specified by the Department
 MRP5R2A01  Research Paper Presentation/ Publication
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