About MA Mass Communication & Journalism


With the growth of the digital media and the various digital platforms, mass communication and journalism has taken a brawl of great significance in the social, economic, and political lives of the people. Parul University’s Faculty of Arts, offers a two-year masters degree program in journalism and mass communication, which endeavours to impart within the students the relevant knowledge and specialisation regarding journalism. The program is strategically designed to develop the analytical, logical and interpretive skills of the students so as to understand and relate to the modern and current practices in the nation and the world at large. The faculty of arts centres on developing and nurturing the students in the mannerisms and ethics required for the journalism profession, to ensure a transparent delivery of information. As a way of promoting and developing the practical skills of the students the faculty is equipped with State of the art facilities such as recording and interview platforms, news and journal publishing, and language labs. The program maintains a position of great significance as journalists play the pivotal role of conveying information and shaping the minds of the people within the society. The students receive guidance and training from an elite league of faculties and experts who nurture the students in the various industry based ways of journalism. Beyond the scope of the curriculum, the program goes on to shape the interpersonal and communication skills of the students in preparation of their career in journalism and mass communication.

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MA Mass Communication & JournalismProgram Outcomes


Why Study MA Mass Communication & Journalism

Journalism plays a role of vital significance in the shaping of people's understanding through the sharing and conveying of relevant information and news. The program develops individuals who are skilled and trained in the art of writing, analyzing and interpreting relevant information in an effective manner to ensure the highest level of transparency and awareness within the society and the community. With the digital era continuously growing, there is a wide pool of talent in journalism which has opened up allowing for avenues of opportunities for the journalists.
Journalist

Journalist

An ability to understand various social dynamics and deliver relevant news and information essential for public benefit.

Public relations specialist

An ability to work and adapt to various social dynamics and geographic landscapes while dealing with people from various cultural and national backgrounds.

Public relations specialist
Reporter

Reporter

An ability to develop effective interview skills, logical and analytical precepts in the context of various subjects and topics

Social media specialist

An ability to develop counselling skills, interpersonal abilities and communication skills which are required for the smooth navigation of the industry.

Social media specialist
Communications Officer

Communications Officer

An ability to acquire mannerism and ethics which are essential for the field and the effective conduct of the regulations.

Duration: 2 years (Semester System)


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Affiliation

Constituent College of Parul University

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Eligibility Criteria

A candidate to be eligible for admission to M.A. programme should have passed in the Bachelor Degree Examination conducted by any recognized University.

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Mode of Admission

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MA Mass Communication & Journalism feesFees

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MA Mass Communication & Journalism

₹ 40,000/- Annually*

* Tuition Fees may vary depending on the Country/ State in which the candidate has passed their qualifying examination.

MA Mass Communication & Journalism CurriculumCurriculum

Introduction to Mass Communication

History of Mass Media

Mass Media and Society

Introduction to Media, Politics, and Economy

Communication Skills-I

Communication Skills-II

Environmental Science and Studies

Learning Life Skills

Professional Ethics and Human Values

Basics of Computer Applications
Allied Elective-1 (Compulsory Subjects:2) Allied Elective-1 (Compulsory Subjects:2)

General Elective-1 (Compulsory Subjects :1)

General Elective-1 (Compulsory Subjects :1)
French 1

French 2

German 2

German 2

 

History of Mass Media

Development Communication

Developing the Art of Writing for Print Media

Folk Media and Theatre

Communication Skills-III Mass media & Society

Critical Thinking

Communication Skills-IV

Current trends in Print Media & Analyzing news articles

Project on Development Communication

Print Media: Reporting & Editing

Media Marketing

French 3

 

German 3

 
Hindi  

Gujarati

 

 

MA Mass Communication & Journalism Curriculum Practical Resources


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Language Laboratory

The faculty of arts focuses on the overall development and one of the major skills required in this field is the ability of students to adapt to various social dynamics of the students

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Computer Lab

The computer lab provides students hands-on experience in various software with high-speed internet access. Students get aware of the basics of computer which

MA Mass Communication & Journalism CurriculumActivities


Visit to Radio City Station

The students of Mass Communication department, Faculty of Arts, Parul University visited Radio City station, Old Padra Road, Vadodara on 27th February 2018 to get an exposure to the basics of radio broadcast and operations of a private FM with Assistant Professor Akansha Kumar and Dr. Pallavi Dubey from the Mass Communication and Sociology department respectively. We are thankful to Atik Khan, the programming director of Radio City for hosting the students and explaining them the important aspects of a radio station and RJ Jahnvi, popular Radio Jockey of Radio City who gave some important tips to students.

Workshop on “Visual Communication”

A workshop on Visual Communication for students of Mass Communication department, Faculty of Arts was conducted by Rajeet Shah and Karan Bhatt of Dreamvoxmedia on 21 st February 2018. The workshop was divided into two parts: (a) Technical: It offered students with basics of a digital single lens reflex camera and the different kinds of angle and frame size to use for a scene or picture enhancement; (b) Creative: It dealt with writing of a concept, script, climax and screenplay.

National Youth Day Celebration

On the occasion of 156th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Faculty of Commerce jointly with Faculty of Arts organised 'National Youth Day Celebration' on 12th January, 2019. Mr. Animesh Bhatt, a renowned TEDx Speaker graced the event as the Chief Guest.The inaugural event was attended by around 350 people comprising of participants, students, faculty members, judges etc.As a part of the celebration, competitions like Elocution, Quiz (on the theme of Swami Vivekananda) and Debate were organised for the students.The theme of the event 'Arise, Awake and don't stop until the goal is reached' was indeed justified by the young participants and made it a successful event.

Expert Session by Mr. Parvez Shaikh, CEO, Purple Crayon Advertising

An expert Session was organized under the Entrepreneurship Development Cell and Department of Mass Communication & Journalism, the session focused on how to be an entrepreneur and having your own advertising agency. It was a very interactive, fun and informative session by Mr. Parvez Shaikh, the CEO of Purple Crayon Advertising. The students were absorbed in his presentation about his passion of being an entrepreneur. The session focused on what it takes to be an entrepreneur, difference between entrepreneurship and start-ups, necessities and challenges faced, what success would mean and making a mark in the advertising industry.

Expert Lecture on Importance of foreign language- French and Enriching Student’s Vocabulary

On the 27th March 2017, an expert talk was held for French Language for Arts, B.Com, and M.Com students. The expert talk was very well organized by Faculty of Arts. Ms. Parul Talegaonkar gave a wonderful and very motivating session for an hour. Ms. Parul began with introduction that took a few minutes. She mentioned what we will be learning throughout the lecture and undoubtly was able to keep her word.

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