B.A. (Journalism & Mass Communication)

B.A. (Journalism & Mass Communication)

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Duration: 3 Years, Six Semesters. (Admissions open for the batch 2020-21)

Eligibility: Pass in 10+2/12th Standard with minimum 40 % marks. Admission needs valid score in SUAT.

About B.A. (Journalism & Mass Communication):

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Journalism & Mass Communication is an under graduate programme designed for those students with aptitude and interest in investigation and reporting of current and past issues to the vast audience through Newspapers, Magazines, Television, Radio, Internet etc. Journalism Profession correspond information between the News Agencies and Public on the standards of Truth, Autonomy and Transparency. The profession extensively uses Mass Communication Medias such as Radio, Television, Blogs, Portals, Social Networking etc. A Journalist or Writer works in the areas of Business, Culture, Governance, Finance, History, Games, Sports, Politics, Religion, Entertainment, Current Affairs etc. This course has been designed to enrich the skills of enrolled students in the fields of editing, writing, photography, analysis, research, reporting, comprehension etc.

Special Features of the Programme:

  • Classes will be held from 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. with half an hour break during week days.
  • E-Study material will be provided from the college for every subject according to the syllabus.
  • Industry oriented syllabus with special focus on experimental learning.
  • Mini Project in each semester.
  • Innovations in Examination System with opportunity for personal seeing of evaluated papers.
  • Make up exams in every semester to avoid year loss.
  • Placement support and research oriented projects for every student.
  • Focus on smart skill development & training on competitive exams.
  • Opportunity to visit various News Agencies
  • Separate Hostel & Transport facility for Boys & Girls.
  • Further opportunity to do Post Graduation, M. Phil., & Ph.D. Programmes.

Career Opportunities:

News Reporter, News Reader, Feature Writer, Columnist, Fashion Photographer, News Analyst, Public Relations Officer, Radio Jockey (RJ), Special Correspondent, Video Jockey (VJ), TV Correspondent, Freelance Writer, Correspondent, Illustrator, Photo Journalist, Journalist, Associate Editor, Cartoonist, Columnist, Proof Reader, Sub Editor, Writer, Publisher, Telecasting Assistant, Researcher, Transmission Executive.

Programme Structure:

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
Sl. No. Subject Marks Sl. No Subject Marks
1 Fundamentals of  Communication 100 1 Business Communication 100
2 Micro Economics 100 2 Macro Economics 100
3 Fundamentals of Journalism 100 3 Mass Communication 100
4 Business Environment 100 4 Indian Society & Culture 100
5 Personality Development 100 5 Inter Cultural Communication 100
6 Indian Constitution & Environmental Studies 100 6 Media Information Security 100
7 Fundamentals of IT 50 7 Soft Skill Training 50
8 Visit to Domestic News Houses/ Agencies/ Publisher 50 8 News Agency Analysis 50
    700     700
SEMESTER 3 SEMESTER 4
1 Print Journalism 100 1 Electronic Journalism 100
2 Media  & Developments 100 2 Basic Media Research 100
3 News Writing Theory 100 3 News Editing Theory 100
4 Field Practicum 100 4 Field Practicum 100
5 Organizational Behaviour (Experimental Learning) 100 5 Stress Management 100
6 Media & Public Relations 100 6 Advertising Theory & Practice 100
7 Comprehension & Grammar 50 7 Practical- Photography & Video  Production 50
8 Feature Writing- I (Parliamentary News, Business & Crime Reports) 50 8 Feature Writing II- (Sports Culture & Cinema Report) 50
    700     700
SEMESTER 5 SEMESTER 6
1 Communication Technology 100 1 Internship& Dissertation to produce a News Magazine & Viva-Voce 700
2 Media Laws & Ethics 100 2    
3 Reporting Theory & Practice 100 3    
4 Trends in Journalism 100 4    
5 Media Management 100 5    
6 Indian Cinema 100 6    
7 Checking Plagiarism 50 7    
8 Press Report- Practical 50 8    
    700      

Fee Structure

(For the Academic Year 2020-21)

S.No Courses Duration Annual Fee Structure
Non-Karnataka Karnataka
1 BA (Journalism & Mass  Communication)  
Eligibility : Pass in 10+2/PUC  in  any  discipline  with  50%  aggregate marks   (NRI/below 50%: 15K extra in  I Year) 
3 Years (Six  Semesters)  Year I : Rs. 58,000
Year II : Rs.   40,500
Year III : Rs. 40,500
Total:  Rs. 1,39,000 
Rs. 45,000
Rs. 30,500
Rs. 30,500
Rs. 1,06,000 

Note :
(1) University Registration Fee, Eligibility Fee for other State students, Examination Fee, Uniform Fee, Hostel Fee, Industry visit fee, Internship fee, Transportation fee, Sports & games fee, Extra-curricular activity fee, etc., are extra. The course fees mentioned for subsequent years may vary annually up to 6%.
(2) The University Marketing Team will help the admitted students to avail of Education Loans, Scholarships, etc.
(3) The University Placement & Training Team will assist the admitted students to get (a) Earn While Learn, (b) Industry Internship, and (c) Final Job Placement.