BA JOURNALISM & PSYCHOLOGY

Application status
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Open

Duration
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3 years

Study mode
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Full-time

Entry Requirements
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Pass in 10+2 / Equivalent with minimum of five subjects

Overview

BA Journalism & Psychology

The BA in Journalism, Psychology & English introduces its students to world-class journalism and media. This programme instils in the students investigative, analytical, and reporting skills, along with a thorough understanding of cultural aspects that shape a society. At GCU, this course consolidates a spectrum of theoretical and practical approaches to aid its students in mastering important skills like critical thinking, expression, and research. The curriculum aims to evoke inquisitiveness in its students and exposes them to a broader perspective of society.

The balanced curriculum challenges students to confront various contemporary issues in different fields, develop their analytical skills, and gain hands-on industry experience. This course structure encourages students to explore various fields of journalism like Photojournalism, History of Print Media and Electronic Media, Gender Studies, and Public Relations and Corporate Communications. The holistic learning environment provided at GCU ensures that students can become equipped with the knowledge and proficiency that is required for a fruitful professional career.

Key Benefit

  • We give personal attention to each student, in fabricating a dynamic intellectual domain and a network of support.
  • We offer a broad spectrum of modules and diverse approaches.
  • We are a member of Professional Associations - Public Relations Society of India, British Council, and British Library.
  • Joy of Learning is the principle guiding strategy for all courses at GCU.
  • GCU employs the ARM pedagogy method which fuels ambition in the student, provides ample resources to excel and continuous mentoring for the students to achieve their goal.
  • We train you to Professionally Do and Scientifically Know.
  • Our Graduates are highly desirable to recruiters across varied sectors owing to their proficiency skill set in Analytical and Communication Skills.
  • We offer you an overview of the working of the contemporary media.
  • You get to choose 1 additional elective paper in the 5th and 6th Semester each.
  • Microprojects after each semester, starting from the 3rd Semester, is a compulsory criterion.
  • We offer you to undertake a Megaproject in the final semester.
  • You get to train yourself via rigorous internship programmes.

Entry Requirements

Pass in 10+2 / Equivalent with minimum of five subjects.

Wherever grading system or any other system is followed for evaluating the performance of the candidate in the qualifying examination, the applicant should ensure that a certificate indicating the percentage obtained has to be submitted through the University / Board last studied. Applicants passing GCE / O / A level examination should have passed 4 + 3 or 5 + 2 subjects at the O & A level respectively.

The examination approved by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) only will be considered by Garden City University, others who have passed the examination which is not in the AIU approved list shall obtain equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities.

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Fee structure for the Academic year 2022-23

Domestic / NRI Fee Structure

Programmes

BA Journalism(Hons)

Course Duration

3 years

1st Instalment

INR 25,000

5 Subsequent Instalments

INR 60,000

International Fee Structure

Programmes

BA Journalism & Psychology

Course Duration

3 years

1st Instalment

$ 500

5 Subsequent Instalments

$ 800

OTHER FEES

CAUTION DEPOSIT : Rs. 5000/- to be paid by all the students. (Rs. 3000/- will be refunded after successful completion of the course and Rs. 2000/- would be retained towards registration fees for life time Alumni Association Membership)

EXAMINATION FEES PER SEMESTER

UG Programs: Rs.1550/-, PG Programs: Rs.2250/-, Research Programs: Rs.5500/-, Diploma Programs: Rs.1850/-, Practical Examination + Viva Voce Charges (wherever applicable): Rs.750/-

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

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

Semester 3

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

Semester 4

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

Semester 5

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

Semester 6

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

Students Speak

Why I Chose GCU

FAQ

Garden City University is a 28-year-old institution and INTERDISCIPLINARY in nature. The University has eight Schools under it offering courses from Diploma to Bachelor to Post graduation to PhD. The university has students from 81 different countries and every state and union territory in India. The University has the unique mix of Arts, Science and Management Education offered with Technology as the base. Be it Media studies, Life Sciences or Hotel Management, the emphasis is on practical education with the aid of technology tools to enhance learning and equip a student to work in the industry. Not to mention GCU has the credit of awarding graduation certification to 28 Colonels of the Indian Army attached to the Corps of Military Police.

The admission process is based on the courses offered at the UG and PG level.
The student goes online, fills the application with required details and files the same online for registering for the programme of choice. This will be accompanied by paying a registration fee as mentioned in the application form.
However, if the student needs any clarification, be it regarding the programme of choice or GCU as a University, entry criteria etc, the counsellors at the University are just a call away.
Once the registration process is completed, the admissions department shall communicate on further documents required and fee to be paid for the programme of choice.
Post the above process the student shall submit their original certificate to the registrarís office for validation and verification. Once this process is completed the student gets enroled and an ID card is issued to the student. (Hostel formalities and transportation facilities are addressed in this page)
After enrolment the student shall voluntarily apply for GCUís talent test which shall be the criteria for availing scholarship for the first year of study. Such talent test shall be conducted year on year to encourage studious students and also set the criteria for a UG student to be the most favoured student of choice for PG programmes. Apply Now

The University runs its own hostels for boys and girls separately. The hostels are in the vicinity of the campus with automated entry and further secure measures. More details on the hostel, fees and terms and conditions may be availed from the admissions office.