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MA in Journalism and Communication(MA)

Course Duration

2 Years
(4 Semesters)

Eligibility Criteria

Bachelors degree of three years in any stream or BE/ B.Tech. with 50% (45% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST) of marks in aggregate from any recognized University / institution or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto.


This programme is designed to meet the requirements of the rapidly changing mass media industry in the new digital age. It provides a platform for students to become innovative, creative, rational and industry-ready with thorough theoretical knowledge and abundant practical experience. Project-based learning helps students to hone their skills to face the challenges in the media industry and also enables them to produce innovative products for different kinds of media.

What Makes The Programme Unique?

  • Flexibility in choosing specializations.
  • State-of-the-art facilities to create a standard of their own through media lab and studio.
  • Opportunity to do internships in reputed organisations.
  • Interact with industry leaders and experts, live projects, seminars, conferences, workshops, industrial visits and field trips are regularly conducted to enhance the future prospect of the students in both academics and industry.
  • Student exchange partnership programmes with global universities.
  • Live projects.
  • Internship in global and national media organisations.
  • Industry interface facilities.
  • Chance to participate in the annual La & Li National Film Festival.
  • Opportunity to be a part of the campus newspaper and campus radio.
  • Hands-on experience in updated media software.

Course Curriculum

01Principles of Mass Communication

02Advanced Reporting and Editing (Skill Development)

03Development Communication

04Theories of Mass Communication

05Visual Communication (Skill Development)

06Visual Communication Lab

07Lab Journal Production (Intellectual Property Right)

01Communication Research Methods

02Media Laws and Management

03Branding and Marketing Research

04New Media


  • Fundamentals of Photography( Entrepreneurship)
  • Magazine Production and Writing Techniques (Entrepreneurship)


  • Fundamentals of Photography Lab (Entrepreneurship)
  • Magazine Production and Writing Techniques Lab (Entrepreneurship)


  • Business Journalism (Employability)
  • Sports Journalism (Employability)

08Tree Plantation in Tropical Region: Benefits and Strategic Planning

01Television Production (Employability)

02Television Production- Lab

03Public Relation & Corporate Communication

04Principles and Practices of Advertising


  • Radio Production
  • Documentary and News Production


  • Radio Production Lab
  • Documentary and News Production Lab


  • International Communication
  • Political Communication
  • Environmental Communication

08Open Elective



01Event Management (Entrepreneurship)

02Film Studies


  • Technical Writing (Employability)
  • Digital Media Marketing (Employability)


  • Technical Writing- Lab
  • Digital Media Marketing Lab

05Major Project- Documentary/ Dissertation (Intellectual Property Right)

06Employability Skills

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

After two years of graduation, the graduates of M.A. (Journalism & Communication) will be able to:


Carry out higher studies and get employment in universities either as professors or researchers.


Effectively discharge duties as a team member in the Public, Private and Government Media Sector as a Journalist/News Editor/News Presenter/Producer/Director/Analyst with effective communication and ethics.


Communicate effectively with the customers in his own enterprise and adopt lifelong learning skills for imparting business.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

On successful completion of the programme, the graduates of M.A. (Journalism and Communication) will be able to:

PO 1

Disciplinary knowledge: Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge in understanding Journalism and Communication.

PO 2

Reasoning: Analyze, interpret and draw conclusions from evidence and experiences from an open-minded and reasoned perspective.

PO 3

Problem solving: Extrapolate and apply their competencies to solve different kinds of non-familiar problems and apply one’s learning to real life situations using curriculum content knowledge.

PO 4

Environment and Sustainability: Understand the issues of environmental contexts and sustainable development.

PO 5

Research-related skills: Recognize cause-and-effect relationships, define problems, formulate hypotheses, test hypotheses, analyze, interpret and draw conclusions from data, establish hypotheses, predict cause-and-effect relationships; ability to plan, execute and report the results of an experiment or investigation.

PO 6

Ethics: Recognize different value systems including your own, understand the moral dimensions of your decisions, and accept responsibility for them.

PO 7

Cooperation/Team work: Work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams; facilitate cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group, and act together as a group or a team in the interests of a common cause and work efficiently as a member of a team.

PO 8

Communication Skills: Express thoughts and ideas effectively in writing and orally; Communicate with others using appropriate media; confidently share one’s views and express herself/himself; demonstrate the ability to listen carefully, read and write analytically, and present complex information in a clear and concise manner to different groups.

PO 9

Self-directed and Life-long Learning: Acquire the ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context socio-technological changes.

Programme Specific Outcomes

On successful completion of the programme, the graduates of M.A. (Journalism and Communication) will be able to:

  • PSO1: Demonstrate the Knowledge in Journalism and Communication.
  • PSO2: Analyze and apply skills in Journalism and Communication effectively.
  • PSO3: Use different techniques to gather information in Journalism and Communication.

Career Opportunities

  • Media Houses
  • Ad agency
  • Public Relations
  • Technical Writing
  • Government Departments
  • Education