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

Start Date
01 August 2021

End Date
31 July 2024

3 Years

Program Fee (Yearly)
Rs. 3.5 Lacs

Course Structure

Over the first two years students train in the foundational areas of journalism through core courses and electives from both Jindal School of Journalism & Communication and other schools at JGU. Students are also required to complete internships during each semester break. In the final year, besides other courses, students choose an area for concentrated study, and complete a thesis/field report duly approved and advised by JSJC faculty.


The skills courses cover the basics of print, audio-visual and multimedia journalism: how to research, how to write a lede and structure a story. The programme is aimed at encouraging students to write to deadlines and to give them adequate exposure in reporting, writing and producing.

Academic Programme

1st Year

Semester 1

  • Media and Society

  • History I: Lineages of Indian Politics

  • Journalism Skills — Introduction

  • Reporting the Environment

  • Writing I

  • Economics: In Policy and Practice, Part I

Semester 2

  • Media Law

  • Journalism Skills — Radio I & Visual Communication

  • Understanding Politics

  • Writing II

  • World History: Capitalism and Colonialism

  • Economics: In Policy and Practice, Part II

2nd Year

Semester 3

  • Understanding and Reporting Religion and Caste

  • Journalism Skills — Radio II

  • Introduction to Popular Culture/ Great Books I

  • Writing III

  • Quantitative Research Methods

  • Cross-listed Elective

Semester 4

  • Introduction to Investigative Journalism

  • Reporting Gender and Sexuality

  • Journalism Skills — TV I

  • Reporting Climate Change

  • Writing IV

  • Cross-listed Elective

3rd Year

Semester 5

  • Research Methodology — Ways of Seeing

  • The World of Business: How the Media

  • Reads It

  • Multimedia & TV II

  • Writing to Deadlines

  • Understanding Numbers — Data Journalism

Semester 6

  • Readings in Narrative Nonfiction

  • Multimedia Storytelling

  • Neighbourhood Reporting

    Dissertation — Choose any one subject specialisation from your previous semesters and a supervisor to carry out a field-based project /thesis.

Signature Courses

  • Religion and Caste


  • Environment and Climate Change


  • Media Law


  • Radio and Voice


  • Big Political Debates


  • Gender and Sexuality


*Course structure subject to periodic review and change.