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B.A. (Hons.)
JOURNALISM AND MEDIA STUDIES

Start Date

01 August 2022
End Date
31 July 2025
Duration
3 Years

Programme Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 3.5 Lacs

B.A. (Hons.) Journalism & Media Studies Programme

Programme Introduction

The internet age has brought on the need for a scientific approach to the study of journalism and the media. How do you find information, process it and communicate it for maximum impact in the 21st century? Our international, industry-benchmarked curriculum takes on a liberal arts approach informed by the social sciences. We provide a holistic, experiential education where our students learn to produce content for multimedia platforms. We also teach our students to situate their journalism and media practice within the broader context of democracy, social welfare and human rights.

 

Experiential learning at JSJC works in two ways. First, our state-of-the-art studios enable our students to create professional-grade content, closely supervised by our faculty. Second, we work closely with the Office of Career Services to obtain internship opportunities for our students. We have partnered with leading media platforms in India. Our students have written for the Hindustan Times, the Citizen, Indian Express and the Wire amongst others. We are also working closely with international partners to facilitate study abroad and semester exchange programmes for our students. In the past, our students have taken classes at the University of Sydney, Koc University in Istanbul, IDC Herzliya in Israel amongst others.

Why JSJC?

Interdisciplinary Learning

Students learn tools and techniques from the social sciences to inform their media practice and situate it within the broader context of society.

Contemporary Curriculum

We are constantly updating our curriculum to meet the needs of the media in the 21st century. We teach new ways of reporting and production, innovations such as data journalism and constantly interrogate changes in the media landscape.

Experiential Learning

Our hands-on field-based assignments and emphasis on internships ensure that our students experiment, innovate and learn on the job.

Faculty Mentorship

Our faculty are among India’s best practitioners and scholars of journalism. Many have written books that are taught in universities across the country. Many others have published peer-reviewed papers in international journals. Our adjunct faculty maintain their ties with the news media at leading news outlets.

Vibrant Community

Our students are pioneers. They create a rich, vibrant community. They come to us with curiosity, a passion for excellence, and a commitment not just to study but to question the status quo - the underpinnings of good journalism.

State-of-the-Art Studio

JSJC students receive extensive training in radio and video/television-related production skills. Students learn to pitch, conceive, design and produce programmes as they work with cutting-edge equipment at high-definition studios.