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BA Journalism (Hons), Psychology & English


BA Journalism and Communication is designed to provide high-quality journalistic education, maintaining an optimum balance between theory and practice. This programme is designed to equip the students with knowledge in handling the latest technology advancement in media and journalism, with a balanced curriculum that challenges students to confront contemporary issues in media theory, cultural issues, research, policy, and management. To provide them practical knowledge about the industry, we also ensure to bring several eminent personalities from the journalism and media industry. Students are given hands-on experience through our in-house monthly magazine (GCC WORLD), a weekly newspaper (GCC Élan) and other periodicals. The course stimulates the students to become media professionals such as reporters, editors, PROs, advertising creative heads and corporate communication head in future.
The course materials are varied, ranging from Photojournalism, History of Print Media and Electronic Media, Indian Constitution, Gender Studies, Public Relations and Corporate Communications, New Media, Script Writing and Film Studies.

To encourage the innovative ideas of the students, we organize National Level Seminar “MEDIA SPARK”, where each student get equal opportunity to portray their research skill and come out with their innovations. Literature Fest, Theatre Fest “SIDEWALK”, National Film Festival “CARTE BLANCHE”, guest lectures and workshops presided over by industry professionals give the students a hands-on-training of the industry

This course is accredited by the regulating body of Garden City University and is approved by the regulatory authority of University Grants Commission.

Teaching Style

Our department has a good repute of teaching in a student friendly domain. We use a blend of teaching styles including traditional lectures, small and large tutorial groups, practical laboratories, individual and group projects, and provide opportunities to speak to the mentors on a one-to-one basis. We have an active research programme that we bring to supplement on our teaching, manifesting all students in the final years of their courses to the latest issues in the field.


Course Structure

Semester I

  • Introduction To Media And Communication
  • Fundamentals Of Journalism
  • Language Skills For Media
  • Photo Journalism
  • Photography (Practical )

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Semester II

  • Introduction To Electronic Media
  • News Processing And Editing
  • News Writing And Reporting

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Semester III

  • Media Laws
  • Reporting
  • Editing
  • Media and Gender Studies
  • Reporting And Editing (Practical)

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Semester IV

  • Computer Software
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Television Production
  • Business Journalism
  • Television and Radio (Practical)

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Semester V

  • Media Organization And Management
  • Film Studies
  • Research Methodology
  • Development Communication
  • Script Writing

Semester VI

  • PR and Advertising
  • Media and Cultural Studies
  • Film Studies
  • DSE 3:
  • Option 1 :Business JournalismI
  • Option2: Advanced New Media
  • DSE 4:
  • Option 1: Business Journalism II
  • Option 2: Advanced Broadcast Media
  • DSE 4: Dissertation
  • SEC7 News Analysis II

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To encourage the innovative ideas of the students, we organize National Level Seminar “MEDIA SPARK”, where each student get equal opportunity to portray their research skill and come out with their innovations. Literature Fest, Theatre Fest “SIDEWALK”, National Film Festival “CARTE BLANCHE”, guest lectures and workshops presided over by industry professionals give the students a hands-on- training of the industry.


Programme Prospects are as follows:

Journalism is a flexible and adaptable subject that equips you with a wide range of transferable skills appropriate to many different occupations. Graduates from our Journalism BA possess skills in written and spoken communication, independent thought and judgement, critical thinking and research, all of which are highly valued by employers. Applicants may be interested in a career in journalism, publishing and the creative industries, Travel Agent & Tour Operator or in education and research. Many graduates also go into Management Manager, PCS Officer, and the public services.

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