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

Course Start Date
01 September 2021  

Course End Date
31 July 2024

3 Years

 Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 3.5 Lacs

Programme Details


To equip students to make sense of the world around them.

To enhance their abilities to read and write critically and express themselves in various formats.

To acquire skills to think fast, to be accurate and fair and to understand what is important


Applicants to the B.A. (Hons.) Journalism & Media Studies at JSJC must have successfully passed the examination at the 10+2 level of schooling or its equivalent with minimum 60% aggregate marks. Students completing grade 12th in 2020 can also apply. 

Candidates will be selected through a holistic admissions process conducted over three rounds based on a persona statement, supplemental question, X and XII Grade Marks, Faculty Interview and at par JSAT/SAT/ACT score.

Media Concentrations

The school offers different concentrations: broadcast journalism (radio and television); new media and news journalism. The choice of a spring term in Media Lab will determine the concentration.

Signature Courses

  • Great Books
  • Religion and Caste
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Media Law
  • Radio and Voice
  • Big Political Debates
  • Gender and Sexuality

Cross Listed Electives

  • Reporting Conflict and crisis
  • Reporting the Border
  • Regional Media in India
  • In the second year of their study, students can choose from a wide variety of elective courses from across different schools.

Course Structure

Admission Helpline

Ashish Gupta
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Manager, Admissions and Outreach
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Semester 1

  • Media and Society
  • History I: India and South Asia
  • Journalism Skills -Introduction
  • Reporting the Environment
  • Writing I
  • Indian Economy

Semester 2

  • Media Law
  • History II: World
  • Journalism Skills
  • Radio 1 & Visual Communication
  • Understanding Politics
  • Writing II
  • Economics for Journalists

Semester 3

  • Understanding Caste, Community, Religion
  • Journalism Skills – Radio II
  • Introduction to Popular Culture/ Great Books I
  • Writing III
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Cross-listed elective

Semester 4

  • Introduction to Investigative reporting
  • Reporting Gender and Sexuality
  • Journalism Skills- TV I
  • Reporting Climate Change
  • Great Books II & Writing IV
  • Cross-listed elective

Semester 5

  • Research Methodology-Ways of Seeing
  • Covering Legal Issues and Courts
  • Multimedia & TV II
  • Writing to Deadlines
  • Understanding Numbers-Data Journalism

Semester 6

  • Editorial Voice and Editing
  • Multimedia Storytelling
  • Neighbourhood Reporting
  • Choose any one subject specialization from
    your previous semesters and a supervisor to
    carry out a field based project /thesis

Post Programme Career

 a) Television reporting

 b) Television Production

 c) Radio broadcast 

 d) Reporting for print media

 e) Writing for magazines and journals  

 d) Writing and reporting for web based news and infotainment

 e) Communication related careers

Students are mentored to apply for graduate schools in India and abroad in areas of their interest.