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B.A. (Hons.) Media and Communication

PROGRAM INFO

START DATE END DATE DURATION LAST DATE TO APPLY PROGRAMME FEE (YEARLY)

01 August 2018

31 July 2021

3 Years

31 May 2018

Rs. 3.50 Lacs & Residential fee  Rs. 2.25 lacs.

Objective 

Our graduates will become communications professionals equipped with critical thinking and leadership skills rooted on a global, interdisciplinary perspective. The real-world focus and interdisciplinary nature of the program prepares students for a variety of endeavors, with the opportunity to participate in a rigorous internship program from the very first semester. Over the first two years of the B.A. (Hons.) then, students train in the foundational areas of communications studies through core courses and electives from both the JSJC and other schools at JGU. Students also complete internships each semester break. In the final year, students choose a major—as an area for concentrated study, and write a thesis. In other words, the final year thesis for the B.A. (Hons.) is a detailed work of substantial length and depth over a specialized subject, duly approved and advised by JSJC faculty. 

Eligibility 

10+2 or Equivalent

Credit Structure 

For the B.A. (Hons.) degree in Media & Communication, the student needs to complete 30 3-credit courses. These 30 courses are broken down into 20 core courses + 10 electives, 4 of which should be interdisciplinary in nature drawn from other JGU schools, and the rest chosen from electives offered within JSJC.

PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIPS

The undergraduate programme at JSJC aims to create practitioners who would be suited for a range of career paths. For this reason, classroom knowledge at JSJC is constantly reinforced in a real world context, not least through a robust internship programme. The emphasis is on “learning to learn” since a vital part of a communications professional’s apparatus of thought is an ability to engage in lifelong learning. 
Hence, internships with media houses, international organisations, NGOs and corporate houses remain a core element of the curriculum. JSJC works closely with leading universities, educational, government and non-government institutions in India and abroad. That we expect, would be beneficial for students in securing internships, which would commence from the very first semester break. 
Students receive academic credit for the internships and therefore must complete a report. There would be minimum and maximum hours specified for each internship. 

Total Credit Requirement for B.A. (Honours) in Media & Communication: 124 credits

Choosing a major: Students may select a major from a few indicative specialisation streams, such as journalism, media, applied communication, film and TV production, advanced new media and advanced communication strategy. In consultation with their academic advisor, students may even plan a self-designed major. 

Admission to a major: Students are required to declare and apply for a major within the first two weeks of their fourth semester. Thereupon, they will hear if they have been admitted to their preferred major well before the end of semester four. The criteria for admission is academic performance till date and interview with relevant JSJC faculty. Once admitted, the academic major requires completion of a specified number of credits in the major area.