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Programme Overview

The Online MA in Journalism & Mass-communication stands at the intersection of traditional journalistic integrity and modern digital innovation. Designed for the next generation of journalists, this programme seamlessly integrates the foundational principles of journalism with the dynamic tools and platforms of the digital age. Students will be immersed in a comprehensive curriculum that spans from in-depth mass communication theories to hands-on multimedia content creation.

As the media landscape undergoes rapid transformations, this programme equips students to navigate these changes with expertise. Whether it’s understanding the nuances of global media practices, diving deep into media laws and ethics, or mastering the art of storytelling on emerging media platforms, graduates will be poised to lead and innovate in an ever-evolving journalistic arena.

Programme Highlights

01

Digital Journalism Techniques

Delve deep into the nuances of digital storytelling, multimedia content creation, and online newsroom dynamics.
02

Advanced Mass Communication Theories

Explore the latest theories and models that dictate mass media’s influence on society and individual perception.
03

Specialized Reporting Workshops

Dedicated modules on topics such as investigative journalism, data journalism, and multimedia storytelling.
04

Media Laws and Ethics

A robust focus on understanding the legal landscape surrounding digital journalism, including issues like libel, privacy, and copyright.
05

Emerging Media Platforms

Study the rise and impact of newer media platforms like podcasts, webcasts, and digital-only news outlets.
06

Global Media Landscape

A comparative analysis of journalism practices across different countries, focusing on challenges and opportunities in a digital age.
07

Interactive Multimedia Production

Hands-on experience with tools and software for audio, video, and graphic content tailored for online audiences.
08

Social Media & Audience Engagement

Strategies to leverage social media platforms for news dissemination and foster direct audience interactions.
09

Research Methodologies in Media

Equip students with the skills to conduct their own media research projects, from surveys to content analysis.
10

Professional Development Workshops

Regular sessions on building a strong online presence, personal branding, and preparing for the evolving job market in journalism and communication.

Eligibility Criteria

Academic and Professional Background:

A bachelor’s degree (with minimum 50% score) from an accredited institution and, often, work experience of (2-3 years) in a relevant field are typically required.

Application Materials:

Letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and possibly an interview are commonly part of the application process.

Selection Criteria

Admission decisions will be influenced by the candidate’s own description of their academic history, complemented by a compelling Statement of Purpose.

Syllabus

Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 3
Semester 4
  • History of Media
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Communication Theories and Practices
  • New Media Studies and Digital Journalism
  • Advertising: Theory & Practice
  • Public Relations
  • Editorial Practices
  • News Reporting
  • Media Laws & Ethics
  • Corporate Communications
  • Print Media: Theory & Practice
  • Radio and Television: Theory & Practice
  • Media and Gender
  • Audio-Visual Communication
  • Communication Research
  • Open Elective Course
  • Development Communication
  • Film and Documentary Appreciation
  • Media & Culture Studies
  • Cross-Functional Elective Course
  • Media Management
  • Project

Fee Structure

The cost of enrolling in an online MA (Journalism & Mass-communication) program varies depending on the institution, with fees ranging from INR 50,000 to INR 2,50,000. 

The fee structure for an online MA program is typically influenced by the type of university offering the program, with government universities charging lower fees, typically in the range of INR 50,000 to INR 1,00,000, and private management institutes charging higher fees, ranging from INR 1,00,000 to INR 2,50,000 for the entire course.

Admission Process

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  • Step 3: Apply for the Right Programme: Submit your application to take the first step towards academic and professional excellence.
  • Step 4: Provisional Confirmation of Admission: Receive your provisional acceptance and see yourself one step closer to your MA journey.
  • Step 5: Document Verification: Ensure a smooth start by submitting all required documents for swift verification.
  • Step 6: Pay Tuition/Programme Fee: Secure your spot by completing the financial formalities of the program.
  • Step 7: Confirmation of Admission: Celebrate the official start of your educational journey with your admission confirmation.
  • Step 8: LMS Activation and Issue of Digital Identity Card : Get ready for an interactive learning experience with the activation of your Learning Management System and digital ID.
  • Step 9: Start Your Pre-semester Programme: Get a head start by engaging in pre-semester modules designed to prepare you for the coursework ahead.
  • Step 10: Commencement of Live Online Sessions:Dive into real-time, live online classes and begin shaping your marketing expertise.

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