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The Sole Aim Of Journalism Should Be Service” - M K Gandhi

 

Journalism education made its burgeoning beginning in undivided India in early 1920s. The history of media education cites that Dr. Annie Besant, founder, Home Rule Movement, started the first Journalism course at National University at Adyar, Madras (Chennai) under the aegis of Theosophical Society, in 1920. Initially, it was a bachelor’s degree under the Faculty of Arts in the Department of English. However, it did not last long. Later, in 1938, at Aligarh Muslim University, Journalism course was offered as a diploma course.

Though newspapers were synonymous to journalism education initially, the growth and proliferation of electronic media in late 1990s paved way for tremendous growth of journalism education in India. Presently, several universities, institutions and media organization are offering the most sought after course - Journalism and Mass Communication education both at graduate and post-graduate levels with specializations in various fields of media.

Keeping in view the need of the hour, Madras Christian College introduced a course in Journalism in the year 2005. The under-graduate course is offered emphasizing on the fundamental principles of journalism for print, broadcast media and new media. The course enables the students to unravel the field of media and inculcate the ideals and morals of a journalist.

The course provides specialization in the field of Print (Newspaper and Magazine) and Broadcast (Television and Radio) media, Photography and Videography (Documentary Filmmaking), Web Designing, Research, Development Communication, Public Relations and Advertising and Film Journalism. In order to meet the industry requirements, the course is revised at regular intervals with subject experts and journalists from various organizations, thereby creating more employment opportunities for the students. The course contains a combination of theory and practical papers in order to provide a professional approach towards the field of journalism.

 

Programmes Offered: B.A

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Programmes Offered

 

B A JOURNALISM 

 

 

Semester I

Credits

Hours

Type

1

PART I: Language

3

4

Written

2

PART II: English

3

4

Written

3

PART III: Major: Reporting for Media

5

5

Written

4

PART III: Major: History of Press and Broadcasting in India

5

5

Written

5

PART III: Allied: Graphic Designing

5

6

Practical and Viva-Voce

6

PART IV: General Course: Basic Journal- ism and Writing skills for Media

2

4

Written

7

PART IV: Value Education-I

1

2

Written

TOTAL

24

30

Semester II

8

PART I: Language

3

4

Written

9

PART II: English

3

4

Written

10

PART III: Major: Editing and News Presentation

5

5

Written

11

PART III: Major: Photography

5

5

Practical and Viva-voce

12

PART III: Allied: Social and Economic Issues in India

5

6

Written

13

PART IV: General Course: Basic Journal- ism and Writing skills for Media

2

4

Written

14

PART IV: Value Education-II

1

2

Written

TOTAL

24

30

Semester III

15

PART I: Language

3

4

Written

16

PART II: English

3

4

Written

17

PART III: Major: Newspaper Production

5

5

Practical and Viva-Voce

18

PART III: Major: Printing and Publica- tion

5

5

Written

19

PART III: Allied: Indian Polity and Con- stitution of India

5

6

Written

20

PART IV: Inter-Disciplinary: Public Rela- tions*

2

4

Written

21

PART IV: Personality Development

2

Written

TOTAL

24

30

Semester IV

22

PART I: Language

3

4

Written

24

PART II: English

3

4

Written

24

PART III: Major: Public Relations and Advertising

5

5

Written

25

PART III: Major: Press Laws, Media Eth- ics and Human Rights

5

5

Written

26

PART III: Allied: Photo Journalism   OR Radio Journalism

5

6

Practical and Viva-Voce

27

PART IV: Personality Development

3

4

Written

28

PART IV: Environmental Studies

2

2

Written

TOTAL

26

30

Semester V

29

PART III: Major:Media Management

5

6

Written

30

PART III: Major: Media Research

5

6

Practical and Viva-voce

31

PART III: Major: Development Journal- ism

5

6

Written

32

PART III: Major: Theories of Commu- nication

5

6

Written

33

PART IV: Computer Training: Journalism for New Media

3

2

Practical and Viva-voce

34

PART IV: General Elective: Aesthetics and Film Appreciation

3

4

Written

TOTAL

26

30

Semester VI

35

PART III: Major: Internship

5

Practical and Viva-voce

36

PART III: Major: Media and Culture and Travel Journalism

5

5

Written

37

PART III: Major: Magazine Journalism OR Visual Journalism

5

6

Practical and Viva-voce

38

PART V: Extension Activities

1

Service learning programme

NSS/NCC/Sports/Scrub

Department Activities

TOTAL

16 

11

 

 

 

 

Faculty

 
 
 
 Prof.Rachel Jacob Journalism Prof.Abinesh AK Journalism   Prof.Deepthi Journalism
Abinesh A. K
Assistant Professor
 Prof.Kavitha VP Journalism  Prof.Blessing Muinao Journalism  
Kavitha V. P
Assistant Professor
A. Blessing Muinao
Assistant Professor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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