Admissions 2019

Academics

Department of Communication offers a one - year postgraduate diploma in journalism to students who aspire to become journalists in newspapers and magazines. The program imparts training to students interested in print journalism. This also provides students an opportunity to make a lateral entry into our M.A. (Communication) program in the second year, in the print specialization stream.

The P. G. D. J. is a one-year postgraduate diploma in print and broadcast journalism. This also provides students an opportunity to make a lateral entry into our M.A. (Communication) program in the second year.

Objectives

Journalism is the program focus. In addition, the program has the following objectives -

  • To familiarize students with the working of the print media.
  • To develop working skills needed for newspapers.
  • To develop an understanding of development and its relationship with media.
  • To develop writing skills for different formats used in print media.
  • To develop aptitude and competence to analyze and interpret the events.

Course Description

Students aspiring to obtain the PG Diploma should acquire 32 credits in total through the study of subjects indicated below.

The P. G. D. J. is a one-year postgraduate diploma in print and broadcast journalism. This also provides students an opportunity to make a lateral entry into our M.A. (Communication) program in the second year.

Course Curriculum

Course Title Course Title
SEMESTER I SEMESTER II
Media, Politics and Society Critical Approach to Communication Theories
Media Laws and Ethics: Issues and Debates Techniques of  Graphic Communication and Visual Design
Communication Research Advanced Research: Qualitative Approaches
Film Studies: Theory and Analysis Advanced Skills in Broadcast Journalism
Contemporary Issues: I Contemporary Issues: II
Environment and Social Issues: Global Media Perspectives Integrated Marketing Communications
Reporting and Editing for Print Media Elective Paper 1
Cultural Education Research Review I
  Amrita Value Programme
SEMESTER III SEMESTER IV
Internship& Viva Voce New Media and Digital Culture
Animation and Web Designing Communication Research Project and Viva Voce
Research Review II Elective Paper 2
Advanced Photography Elective Paper 3  
Live in Lab@ / Open Elective *  

*Open Electives (Any One)

1 Media for Social Change
2 Scripting for Rural Broadcasting

ELECTIVE STREAMS (Any One)

S.No Course Title
Print Stream
1 Advanced Reporting and Editing
2 Feature Writing
3 Newspaper Design and Magazine Production
Broadcast Stream
1 Writing, Reporting and Producing Television News
2 Technological Approaches to Television Journalism
3 Documentary and Short Film Production
Integrated Marketing and Communication Stream
1 Advertising Practice for Print, Web  and Broadcast
2 Brand Managemen
3 Corporate Communication and Event Management
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Degree: 
Postgraduate (PG)
School: 
Dept. of Communication
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