MA - Journalism & Mass Communication MA - Journalism & Mass Communication

MA - Journalism & Mass Communication

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Eligibility

Pass in an Undergraduate (Bachelor) Programme of a minimum duration of Three (3) years in any stream from a UGC recognized University.

Candidates who are in the final semester of the Bachelor Programme are also eligible to apply.

Batch Start Date

October 24, 2021

Duration

2 Years

Study Mode

Online

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Why study MA Journalism & Mass Communication?

Journalism as a career is prestigious and challenging. A journalist plays a key role in disseminating news from all walks of life. Journalists play a key role in nation-building as up to date news and information is important in today’s connected world for any informed decision. Even the new world has sufficiently validated the old saying ‘the pen is mightier than the sword’, so we see our world continuing to offer various career opportunities in journalism.

Today reporting the news requires far more creativity, domain knowledge, specialization, and communication skills. Mastery in the field of journalism provides a competitive edge when working in an evolving world of media and communications. One can nurture all these only through a well-laid program with a relevant curriculum. The course includes the study of community media, editorial practices, media laws and ethics, radio, and television production, news media studies which will help to convey information to the audience. 

With an in-depth and critical understanding of media, advertising, and public relations, this course ensures career opportunities as correspondents, columnists, journalists, news analysts, public relations officers, digital media professionals to name a few.

Specialization Highlights

  • Strong foundation in theories and practices in journalism
  • Hands-on experience in writing for media
  • Introduction to new media studies 
  • Industry aligned dissertation for on-the-job experience
  • Provide in-depth knowledge in various media professions such as journalism, documentary production, advertising, media management, public relations
  • Gives exposure to new and evolving techniques in film studies

Course Matrix *

  • Communication Theories and Practices
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Development Communication
  • Editorial Practices
  • Writing for the Media
  • Print Media: Theory and Practice
  • Community Media and Society
  • Media and Culture Studies
  • Dominant streams of Mainstream Media
  • Media Laws and Ethics
  • Radio and Television Production: Theory and Practice
  • Communication Research
  • Media and Gender
  • New Media Studies and Digital Journalism
  • Audio-Visual Communication
  • Open Elective Course
  • Public Relations
  • Short Film/Documentary Production
  • Media Management
  • Advertising: Theory and Practice
  • Cross-Functional Elective Course - Film Studies
  • Dissertation / Project

* Course matrix subject to change based on emerging industry trends and academic requirements

Value Added Programs on LinkedIn Learning
  • Filmmaking Forum: Conversations by Ashley Kennedy
  • Public Relations Foundations: Media Training by Deirdre Breakenridge
  • Video Journalism: Storytelling Techniques by Jeff Sengstack
  • Public Speaking Foundations by Laura Bergells
  • How to Become a Purpose-Driven Journalist by Norah O’Donnell

Fee Plan

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  • Zero Cost EMI
  • No Advance EMI
  • EMI options available for 6,8 and 10 months

Learning Methodology

Program delivery follows the prescribed four Quadrants approach resulting in maximum learner engagement. Each course involves approximately 120 hours of learning.
Two-way live online audio-video lectures
Pre-recorded audio-video lecture available on the Learning Management System (LMS)
Multimedia content
Interactions through the discussion forum on the LMS
Exhaustive e-content/printed material for in-depth reference
Self-study activities including assignments, quiz & MCQs, essay-type questions, case study etc.
Experiential learning methods including individual and group projects, programming exercise, dissertation, MOOCs and various

Two-way live online lectures are scheduled during the weekends. Typically 5 - 8 hours of engagement is planned, the schedule of which is communicated well in advance. Faculty and Subject Matter Experts lead these interactive sessions. A recording of these sessions is hosted on the Learning Management System (LMS) for subsequent reference and practice.

Our LMS platform has been designed to engage and inspire a learner by providing access to all the learning resources including texts, videos, screencasts & lecture recordings; participate in discussion forums; communicate with the faculty and the program team. A leaner has the option to take-up the several quizzes and the MCQs that follow at the end of every unit of the course, track learning progress, submit assignments and much more.

A learner is provided access to an exhaustive tailor-made Self Learning Material (SLM) on the LMS. The SLM will also indicate sources of additional readings and resources available on the internet and on-campus library.

Assessment of performance in all courses is based on two components - Internal Assessment and University Examination conducted online at the end of the Semester.

The Program emphasizes on Experiential Learning that allows learners to apply concepts learnt in the classroom in simulated and real work situations. This is achieved through Simulation Tools, Platforms & Environments

Carefully chosen real-world cases & assignments are both discussed and used as problem-solving exercises during the Program

How to Enroll into the Program?

  • Click here to visit the JAIN Online Enrollment Form. Create your login on the Enrolment Platform by entering your unique Email id and create a password of your choice.
  • Once you have logged in, you will see a screen showing 4 essential steps to be completed to enroll for the Program of your choice. All the necessary documents are to be submitted as part of the Process.
  • At the end of the Enrollment Process 'Pay Fee’ using Net Banking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card/SBI Collect. Option to submit fee using easy-EMI with 0% interest
  • If you are opting for Financial Aid, please select the Financial Aid option during Enquiry. Our Student Support Managers would reach out to you
  • Please download the Enrollment Form and Receipt. Enrollment Number is to be used for further Communication with the University
  • Our Program Managers would reach out to you for activating your Learning Management System

Career Advancement Services

Our Career Advancement Services Team works tirelessly to Connect our Students with the right Job opportunities. With Years of Experience in Training, Networking and Human Resource skills, the team finds exciting and challenging Job Opportunities for our students in companies of repute through a structured framework

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Frequently Asked Questions

Designed as per the University Grants Commission (UGC) Regulations, 2020, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University)’s Online Degree Programmes are recognized at par with on-campus programmes Degrees are widely accepted Worldwide by governments, corporate organizations, and higher education institutions.

  • Candidates must have a 10 + 2 + 3-year bachelor's degree from a recognized university/institution or an equivalent qualification as recognized by the Association of Indian Universities or other competent bodies, in any discipline.

Live Online Classes are Scheduled on the Weekends for 7 to 8 Hours. Self-Learning Materials in the form of Video and PDF formats are available on the Learning Management System.

Examinations are conducted through Online Technology Enabled Proctored mode. The exam pattern comprises of internal and external assessments. The weightage is as follows: Internal(assignments) 30% and External (Semester examination) 70%. Section A- Subjective, Section B- Case Studies and Section C- MCQs

The minimum passing criteria is 5.5 SGPA(Semester Grade Point Average) and 6 CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average.

Yes, We offer placement assistance with JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) Connect To Careers Virtual Job Fair and on Connect To Careers e-Portal, a Digital Platform that can help you expand your job search by allowing you to meet multiple recruiting organizations looking for interns and employees.