PG DIPLOMA IN JOURNALISM

PROGRAMME DETAILS

NUMBER OF SEATS: 20

DURATION: 11 months, July to May, full-time

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Graduate from any stream with or without work experience;
  • Final year students awaiting results

PROJECTS:

  • Television news reporting
  • Feature writing for online and offline publications
  • Reportage of college activities for college newspaper/blog
  • Editing, designing and production of college newspaper
  • Television news anchoring
  • Producing chat shows/interviews in studio with guest faculty/visitors/newsmakers
  • Producing group television news bulletins
  • Capturing vox pops on news and trends
  • Visiting the Press Club and becoming familiar with Press Club activities
  • Live press coverage of business/cultural/sports events, liaising with PR

ATTENDANCE: Being a practical course, 90 % attendance is compulsory to qualify

ASSESSMENT: Continuous non-exam, project-based evaluation with a final written examination and viva voce; Credit-based, Total: 150 credits; To pass: 100 credits; 1 credit = physical attendance in one scheduled class session or performance in the relevant project or both

PLACEMENT: With leading television news channels, newspapers, content syndicates

COURSE DELIVERY: Commits follows the globally acclaimed and adopted SPADE technique for optimum learning. SPADE technique involves rigorous Self-learning, Presentation, Analysis, Discussion in classroom and Evaluation. Researchers have proven that the SPADE course delivery method is most suited for journalism and media-related courses that are highly dynamic and practical in nature. This sharply contrasts with regular and boring university/college curriculum and classroom lecture-based course delivery.

COURSE DIRECTORS: Senior journalists from online portals, newspapers and television channels; subject-matter experts, activists and authors; field reporters; experienced in-house faculty. The faculty also mentor students who are keen to explore and expand their horizons beyond prescribed projects, tests, curriculum and coursework.

COURSE STRUCTURE:

Paper code Name of Paper Credits
PGDJ 101 Journalism Theory and Practice 10
PGDJ 102 News Reporting – Tools and Strategies 20
PGDJ 103 Language, Writing and Editing Techniques 20
PGDJ 104 Television News Production 20
PGDJ 105 Newspaper Layout and Design Process 10
PGDJ 106 Political, Business and Economic Journalism 10
PGDJ 107 Sports, Entertainment and Lifestyle Journalism 10
PGDJ 108 Practical Investigative Journalism 10
PGDJ 109 Environment and Development Journalism 10
PGDJ 110 Online Journalism 10
PGDJ 111 Civic Matters and Citizen Journalism 10
PGDJ 112 Media Literacy and Ethics 10
TOTALCREDITS 150
TO QUALIFYCREDITS 100

Career opportunities:

With leading television news channels, newspapers, content syndicates

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