M.A. Journalism & Mass Communication

Overview of the Programme

M.A Journalism & Mass Communication

Welcome to Garden City University (GCU), the premier institution offering a comprehensive MA Journalism & Mass Communication program in Bangalore. If you are passionate about media and aspire to make a difference in the world of journalism, GCU is the ideal choice for you. Here’s why GCU is the best university for pursuing this course in Bangalore:

At GCU, we provide a well-rounded education with key courses such as Film Studies, Media Laws and Ethics, Development Communication, Media Research, Print Journalism, News Gathering and Reporting. Our curriculum is designed to equip you with essential knowledge and skills for a successful career in journalism and mass communication.

Course Structure

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Programme Highlights

Pedagogy and Assessment

At Garden City University, our MA in Journalism and Mass Communication program is designed to foster a transformative learning environment through active teaching methodologies. We believe in the power of practical application and comprehensive assessment. Students engage in immersive case study assessments, challenging them to apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Additionally, our program incorporates engaging mini projects that encourage creativity, teamwork, and adaptability. These projects provide hands-on experience in various aspects of journalism and mass communication, preparing students for the dynamic nature of the field.

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Fee Structure for the Academic Year 2024-25

Domestic / NRI Fee Structure

Programmes
M.A Journalism & Mass Communication

Course Duration
2 years

1st Installment
INR 30,000

3 Subsequent Installments
INR 60,000

International Fee Structure (UCJC in Spain)

Programmes
M.A Journalism & Mass Communication

Course Duration
2 years

1st Installment
$ 500

3 Subsequent Installments
$ 1000

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

PG Programs: Rs.3500/-

Programme Prospects

Three decades of legacy and strong placement initiatives have ensured that GCU Graduates are highly employable in various industries. The strong alumni base provides hand holding for a smooth transition from the classroom to the corporate world.

Job Opportunities

Career Path

After completing a MA degree in Journalism & Mass Communication at Garden City University (GCU), you will have a wide range of exciting career paths to choose from. Here are some of the most trending and rewarding options in both fields:

Broadcast Journalist: As a broadcast journalist, you can work in television or radio, reporting news, conducting interviews, and presenting stories to a wide audience. Some recruiting companies in India for broadcast journalism include NDTV, Times Now, and CNN-IBN.

Print Journalist: With a specialization in print journalism, you can pursue a career as a reporter, feature writer, or columnist for newspapers, magazines, or online publications. Some prominent recruiting companies in India for print journalism are The Times of India, The Hindu, and Hindustan Times.

Digital Journalist: In the age of digital media, there is a growing demand for journalists who can navigate the online landscape. As a digital journalist, you can work for online news platforms, blogs, or social media channels. Some recruiting companies in India for digital journalism include Scroll, BuzzFeed India, and The Wire.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply for admission to Garden City University?

Apply online through this link https://admissions.gardencity.university/ or Schedule an appointment through the link below to meet with a counselor at the admissions office.
Register and verify your email to initiate the application process.
Submit your application and pay the Rs 2000/- fee.
Receive a conditional offer letter after your application is reviewed, which outlines the conditions for acceptance.
Comply with the conditions stated in the offer letter, meeting eligibility criteria, fulfil specific requirements, complete assigned tasks, and pay the first instalment fee.
Upon meeting the conditions, receive an Enrolment Letter confirming your acceptance into the program.

Are there scholarships or finance options available for students?

Garden City University is committed to supporting students in their academic pursuits through scholarships and finance options.
For information on Scholarship please visit https://www.gardencity.university/scholarship/ or speak to our Admission Counsellor at +919019921992.
Garden City University has collaborations with Non-Banking Financial Companies(NBFCs) that offer interest-free student loans specifically for fee payments. For any assistance, please speak to our Admission Counsellor at +919019921992.

What are the co-curricular and extracurricular activities practised at GCU?

The University has a highly acclaimed and active NCC unit which organises parades and involves itself in activities at a National level. The NSS wing of the University has human care, sustainable practices, educating the downtrodden as its core activities. The NSS has adopted five villages of Bangalore in line with the vision of the Government of India’s Swachhata Abhiyan mission and being recognised among the top 65 institutions in the country making it the right candidate to be chosen for the hall of fame. The University has 35 clubs ranging from Debate to music to badminton to futsal to frisbee to chess to dance. Core teams comprising of students participate in media coverage of national and international events (https://www.gardencity.university/campus-life/calendar-of-events/), fashion show which is a part of the fashion and apparel design school with international brands (https://www.gardencity.university/campus-life/calendar-of-events/), entrepreneurship and management club, incubation club, research club, beekeeping club, catering club and so on. Being an Interdisciplinary studies University there is much emphasis on giving the student a rounded perspective of studies and activities of individual interest.

What is the teaching style at Garden City University?

Garden City University follows a combination of teaching methods, including lectures, interactive sessions, group discussions, case studies, practical demonstrations, blended learning, self-directed study, and more.

Does Garden City University facilitate internships for students?

Absolutely! Garden City University has seamlessly integrated compulsory internships into its curriculum across all programs. GCU has  established collaborations with numerous industries and organizations to offer extensive internship opportunities for our students. These internships play a pivotal role in providing practical exposure, enhancing professional skills, and fostering industry connections, thus preparing students for successful careers.

Does Garden City University provide hostel facilities?

Yes, the university provides separate hostel facilities for male and female students. To know more, please visit https://www.gardencity.university/campus-life/accommodation/

Overview of the Programme

M.A Journalism & Mass Communication

Welcome to Garden City University (GCU), the premier institution offering a comprehensive MA Journalism & Mass Communication program in Bangalore. If you are passionate about media and aspire to make a difference in the world of journalism, GCU is the ideal choice for you. Here’s why:

At GCU, we provide a well-rounded education with key courses such as Film Studies, Media Laws and Ethics, Development Communication, Media Research, Print Journalism, News Gathering and Reporting. Our curriculum is designed to equip you with essential knowledge and skills for a successful career in journalism and mass communication.

We believe in the importance of practical hands-on learning. Through our program, you will have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by working on newsletters, posters, and magazines. Additionally, we offer specialized training in industry-standard tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, and Illustrator, ensuring you are well-prepared for the demands of the profession.

Research-based learning is a cornerstone of our program. We encourage you to conduct surveys, research papers, and articles to deepen your understanding of the field and develop valuable research skills. Our aim is to nurture critical thinking and analytical abilities that are crucial in the realm of journalism and mass communication.

GCU values industry collaboration and accreditation. We have established partnerships with prestigious professional associations such as the Indian Journalists’ Association, Edison Film Academy, Radio Mirchi, and Innovative Film Academy. These collaborations provide you with unique opportunities for networking, internships, and exposure to industry practices.

Our industry-driven curriculum is further enhanced by regular guest lectures and industry speakers who share their expertise and insights. We believe in creating a learning environment that goes beyond the classroom, providing you with valuable perspectives from experienced professionals in the field.

Entrepreneurship opportunities are actively encouraged at GCU. Whether you aspire to be a news anchor, content writer, photographer, or editor, we provide mentorship programs and support to help you develop your skills and entrepreneurial spirit. You will have the chance to explore various avenues within the field and unleash your creative potential.

GCU offers professional certifications in photography, content writing, and new media writing, further enhancing your credentials and employability. We also offer cross-disciplinary collaboration opportunities with Media and Psychology, as well as management courses, allowing you to broaden your knowledge and skills in complementary fields.
As part of our commitment to global exposure, we have international university tie-ups, including the UCJC Students Exchange Program. This program offers you the opportunity to study abroad, gain international experience, and broaden your horizons.

In addition to specialization options in news analysis and media research tools, our vibrant campus offers clubs promoting co-curricular activities such as news magazines and GCU Elan. These clubs provide platforms for you to showcase your talents, enhance your skills, and engage in meaningful extracurricular activities.

Join us at Garden City University, where you will receive a world-class education in MA Journalism & Mass Communication. Our dedicated faculty, industry collaborations, practical learning experiences, and comprehensive curriculum set us apart as the best university for this course in Bangalore. Embark on a transformative educational journey with us and unlock your full potential in the exciting field of journalism and mass communication. Apply now and take the first step towards a successful career.

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Woofy is the alumna startup of Garden City University. This startup focuses on providing healthy food for the pets and other pet care services. This startup was founded by Ms. Varsha. GCU Incubation Centre helped the startup to secure funding after reviewing her business plan and the trial done in the market. Link of the video relating to events and activities conducted by Woofy is given below,

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Bakeluscious is the under-graduate student startup from the School of Professional Studies, Department of Hospitality Management and Catering Technology. This home-based startup focuses on crafting creative bakery and confectionary products by providing high end customization options to the customers. This startup was founded by Ms. Shivani. GCU Incubation Centre helped the startup founder to plan and launch the startup successfully at Garden City University Campus. Link of the videos relating to events and activities conducted by Bakeluscious is given below,

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