Master of Arts (Journalism and Mass Communication) (MJMC)

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Name of the Program:
Master of Arts (Journalism and Mass Communication)
Programme Code:
Programme Fee:
Rs. 5900/- (Per Year)
Other Fee:
Rs. 500/- (One time fee for Alumni and Certificate)
Total Fee to be Paid:
Rs. 6400/- (for First Year)
Min Duration:
2 Years
Max Duration:
4 Years
Medium of Study:
Programme Details:
Programme objectives:
  • Necessary skills to work in various media including print, electronic and web.
  • Concept and Process of communication including theories and models of communication
  • Understanding of laws related to media and media ethics.
  • Understanding the synergic relation between media and society.
  • Conducting Communication Research
Programme outcomes:
After completing the course, student will be able to:
  • Have fair understanding about various media and how to negotiate them
  • Work  in various media including print, electronic, web and social media.
  • Have fair understanding about the synergic relationship between media and society.
  • Have the ability to conduct communication research
  • Develop a critical understanding about media as a discipline and also media as an instrument of change.
  • Pursue a career in print journalism, photo journalism, television production and writing, web journalism, radio production, social media, public relations, advertising, event management and film making. Work in pr or advt. Sector
  • Prepare themselves for a career in teaching and research.
Duration of the Course – Minimum: 2 years, Maximum: 4 years.
Conduct of Classes: Weekend for 4 hours (preferably on Sundays)
Eligibility Criteria: Graduation or +3 Pass in any discipline
Evaluation – Based on Assignments (theory+ practical), Term end Examinations (theory + practical) and Project work (viva voce + Report) Course Coverage – Theory, Practical and Project Work.
Target Group:
  • Working Journalists
  • Students want to pursue journalism as a career
Pedagogy: The Course shall be taught through the interactive, Self-guided Learning Materials, OERs as reference materials, Week-end Counseling Classes, Video Lectures, Project Works.
Programme Structure:
Semester-1: 16 Credits (4 Credits per course)
Course-1: Communication Concepts, History, Law and Ethics 
Course-2: Reporting
Course-3: Editing
Course-4: Radio & TV Journalism
Semester-2: 16 Credits (4 Credits per course)
Course-5: Emerging & Social Media Journalism
Course-6: PR, Advertising & Media Management
Course-7: Communication Theory 
Course-8: Communication Research
Semester-3: 16 Credits (4 Credits per course) 
Course-9: Dissertation
Course-10: Media Sociology
Course-11: Development Communication
Course-12: New Media & Computer application
Semester-4: 16 Credits (4 Credits per course) 
Course-13: Corporate Communication
Course-14: Advanced Photo-journalism
Course-15: International and Intercultural Communication 
Course-16: Specialisation (Students need to opt any one)
  1. Media Management
  2. Multimedia
  3. Film Studies
Programme activated in following Study Centres:
  1. Govt. Autonomous College, Angul (0101)
  2. Fakir Mohan Autonomous College, Balasore (0201)
  3. Bhadrak Autonomous College, Bhadrak (0401)
  4. Rajendra (Auto) College, Bolangir (0501)
  5. Ravenshaw University, Cuttack (0703)
  6. Dhenkanal Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Dhenkanal (0901)
  7. Khallikote Autonomous College, Berhampur (1104)
  8. Narasingh Choudhury (Autonomous) College, Jajpur (1301)
  9. Chandra Sekhar College, Champua (1801)
  10. BJB Autonomous College, Bhubaneswar (1901)
  11. Vikram Deb (Auto) College, Jeypore (2001)
  12. Government College, Koraput (2002)
  13. Samanta Chandra Sekhar (Autonomous) College, Puri (2601)
  14. G.M. University, Sambalpur (2801)
  15. Rourkela Government Autonomous College, Rourkela (3001)