Department of Journalism & Mass Communication

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  • Syllabus and Course Outcome
  • Faculty Profile
  • Study Materials
  • Extension Activities
  • Results and Student Progression
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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

Initiation and brief overview

Though started in 2006, the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication is operating as an Honours Department since 2018. It is quite a new department. At present, there are four faculty members (1 Assistant Professor, 1 State Aided College Teacher -I and 2 State Aided College Teacher -II) and a Lab Attendant.

Vision and outlook

As the world is changing at breakneck speed every day, the communication technology and media industry have been breathlessly trying to keep pace. Communication wise, we are in exciting times, the tradition of journalism has changed completely and OTT platform is already expanding its’ roots. So, the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication aims to create creative, skillful, promising, knowledgeable professionals for tomorrow’s media industry.

Methods of teaching

  • Lecture Method
  • Interactive Method
  • Often PPTs are used
  • Different Page Make Up Software and Photo Editing Software are used for Practical Classes
  • Use of Still Camera and Video Camera for photography classes
  • Films are shown in the Films Studies classes for better understanding Infrastructure

Infrastructure

  • A well developed Practical Lab
  • An LCD TV
  • Spacious and airy classrooms

 

Email: jmc@rksmvv.ac.in

SYLLABUS, COURSES & COURSE OUTCOMES

Syllabus

WBSU syllabus for B.Sc. (both Honours & Generic Elective) under the UGC prescribed syllabus template for CBCS Semester system.

https://wbsu.ac.in/Syllabus/UG%20Syllabus/JOURNALISM%20&%20MASS%20COMMUNICATION%20HONOURS%20CBCS%20Draft%20Syllabus.pdf
Courses offered
Honours
Generic Elective
Skill Enhancement Course
Course outcome
Along with everyday’s changing world, the communication technology & media industry has been changing breathlessly. Communication wise, we are in exciting times, the tradition of journalism has changed completely and OTT platform is already expanding its’ roots. So, the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication aims to create creative, skilful, promising, knowledgeable professionals for tomorrow’s media industry. (REPEATED – NEED To Be DIFFERENT)

Course specific outcome for JMC Honours

Paper Course specific outcome
JORACOR01T:

INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM

This paper aims to familiarize with the meaning of news, different forms of print, different mediums, structure and construction of news and role of media in a Democracy.
JORACOR02T: INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION This paper aims to provide the knowledge of different media and its role in everyday life, communication and its types, models and effects.
JORACOR03T:

REPORTING AND EDITING FOR PRINT

This paper helps to provide an overview of the organizational structure of the newsroom, functions of different newspaper journalists, interview techniques, editing of news.

 

 

JORACOR04T:

MEDIA AND CULTURAL STUDIES

This paper provides the knowledge of culture, its types, media and culture, critical theories, representation, audience and media-technologies.
JORACOR05T: INTRODUCTION TO

BROADCAST MEDIA

Students will learn about concepts of soundscape, sound culture, sound design, usage and types of microphone, visual culture, visual design, audio format techniques, art of radio news writing, editing news based capsule.

They will acquire knowledge about basics of camera shots, electronic news gathering, reporting for TV, editing software used, its techniques, private and public service broadcasting, radio/audio broadcast

JORACOR06T: HISTORY OF THE MEDIA This paper will help to develop concept about the history of print media of both pre and post independence era.

They will also learn about the development of the audio media, history of AIR, its evolution in programming, FM and its impact and the changes in audio format over time.

They will get knowledge of the history of visual media, photography and cinema, the advent of television along with different government regulations. Methods applied in different regions, industrial location and their distribution, transportation systems with their regional distribution etc. about the country of India.

JORACOR07T: ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS Students will learn the concepts of advertising, its types, and marketing, and different advertising mediums. They will recognize and interpret the legal, ethical and social aspect of advertising along with developing concepts of the social and ethical issues concerning advertising in society and the role of advertising agencies.

Students will learn the concepts and scope of public relations and will learn to prepare the PR tools, techniques applied for relationship building. They can analyze the role of PR in different sectors and the role of corporate communications with PR. They will learn to debate the contemporary trends in PR and corporate communications.

JORACOR08T: INTRODUCTION TO NEW MEDIA Students will recognize the need and importance of the internet for a journalist in the 21st century and will be able to explain new media and its regulatory mechanism.

They will develop concepts of web based journalism, mobile journalism, social media in this emerging media landscape.

They will also have an overview of web writing, website planning and visual design.

JORACOR09T: DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION Students will be able to understand the concept of development, its need, the effect of various forms of communication on social change.

They will also have a concept of rural journalism and the role of media in development.

They will be able to critically analyze how much media can bring about social change sensitization along with having an understanding of the importance of social change campaigns.

JORACOR10T: MEDIA ETHICS AND LAW Students will learn about the ethical issues, legal restraints placed upon media, along with various media laws, the context and framework of media regulation in India. They will develop a concept on reportage on marginalized sections.
JORACOR11T: GLOBAL MEDIA AND POLITICS Students will acquire knowledge of media and international communication, media and super power rivalry, global conflict and global media and media in cultural globalization and in global market.
JORACOR12T: ADVANCED BROADCAST MEDIA Students will acquire knowledge of public service broadcasting, private broadcasting model in India, broadcast genres, advanced broadcast production of radio, advanced broadcast production of television.
JORACOR13T: ADVANCED NEW MEDIA Students will acquire knowledge of basics of New Media, sociology of internet and new media, critical new media- cyber security and issues of privacy, convergence and participatory culture of new media, digital production of new media: different vehicles of new media like: blog, vlog, microblogs, podcast, video, shorts etc.
JORACOR14T: COMMUNICATION AND RESEARCH METHODS Students will acquire knowledge of basics of research, methods of media research, sampling in research, methods of analysis and report writing, ethnographies and other methods like textual analysis and discourse analysis
JORADSE01T: MEDIA INDUSTRY AND MANAGEMENT Students will acquire knowledge of concept and perspective of media management, media industry issues and challenges, structure of news media organization in India, understanding media economics, and case studies of media entrepreneurs.
JORADSE02T: PRINT JOURNALISM AND PRODUCTION Students will acquire knowledge of specialized reporting, trends in print journalism, production of newspaper and design process, technology and print, advanced newspaper and magazine editing.
JORADSE03T: PHOTOGRAPHICAL APPRECIATION Students will acquire knowledge of introduction to photography, understanding the mechanisms of photography, understanding light and shadow, and digital photography and editing
JORADSE04T: MEDIA, GENDER AND HUMAN RIGHTS Make a clear vision of media and social world, conceptual frameworks in Gender Studies, Feminist Theory, media power and public sphere, theoretical perspectives of media and human rights.
JORADSE05T: MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM Gives an outline of multimedia and interactivity, process of print production, composition of photography, focuses on audio and video content, mobile journalism.
JORADSE06T: INTRODUCTION TO FILM STUDIES Give a clear picture of language of film, film form and styles, alternative visions like third cinema and feminist film theory, Hindi cinema, The Indian new wave.

Course specific outcome for JMC General

JORHGEC01T: BASICS OF JOURNALISM Familiarize with the meaning of news, different forms of print, different mediums, structure and construction of news and role of media in a Democracy
JORHGEC02T: PHOTOGRAPHY Photography lets students learn things about themselves. … Photography also brings students closer to their culture and nature. Photography may involve traveling into various places which will help students learn the importance of these places and the culture of the people living in that place.
JORHGEC03T: FILM APPRECIATION This course introduces students to the basics of film analysis, cinematic formal elements, genre, and narrative structure and helps students develop the skills to recognize, analyze, describe and enjoy film as an art and entertainment form
JORHGEC04T: INTRODUCTION TO DOCUMENTARY This lesson helps students understand that documentaries are a type of storytelling that explores factual stories and issues using film or video. By the end of the lesson students should know the difference between fact, fiction, and opinion and be prepared to watch documentaries in class.
JORGDSE01T:

MEDIA INDUSTRY AND MANAGEMENT

Students will acquire knowledge of concept and perspective of media management, media industry issues and challenges, structure of news media organization in India, understanding media economics, and case studies of media entrepreneurs.
JORGDSE02T:

PRINT JOURNALISM AND PRODUCTION

Students will acquire knowledge of specialized reporting, trends in print journalism, production of newspaper and design process, technology and print, advanced newspaper and magazine editing.
JORGDSE03T: PHOTOGRAPHICAL APPRECIATION Students will acquire knowledge of introduction to photography, understanding the mechanisms of photography, understanding light and shadow, and digital photography and editing.
JORGDSE04T: MEDIA, GENDER AND HUMAN RIGHTS Make a clear vision of media and social world, conceptual frameworks in gender studies, feminist theory, media power and public sphere, theoretical perspectives of media and human rights.
JORGGEC01T: MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM Give an outline of multimedia and interactivity, process of print production, composition of photography, focuses on audio and video content, mobile journalism.
JORGGEC02T: INTRODUCTION TO FILMSTUDIES Give a clear picture of language of film, film form and styles, alternative visions like third cinema and feminist film theory, hindi cinema, The Indian New wave.

SKILL ENHANCEMENT COURSE

SEC1: RADIO PRODUCTION Students get an idea about the usage of microphone, sound recording, editing, mixing and all the technicalities of Radio Production.
SEC2: DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION Can learn the camera movements, shots, scriptwriting, editing and all the technicalities of documentary production.

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

Extension lectures and Seminars

Date Resource Person Lecture Topic Interdisciplinary Seminar
20/03/21 Debjit Bagchi

Short Film Director & Producer

Aftermath Of 1st World War: Emergence of a New Expression
28/1/2021 Dr. Arnab Kumar Banerjee Assistant Professor Women and Media: Indian Perspective
10/8/20 Dr. Sourav Gupta Assistant Professor Role of Media in Disaster Management – A Study of HAM Radio in Odisha
12/07/20 Tanaya Ray

State Aided College Teacher-II

Role of Community Radio in Education after post Covid era.
11/07/20 Dr. Supratim Biswas Associate member of Indian Public Health Association and Public Relations society of India Health Communication in Age of Covid-19: Challenges and Opportunities
10/7/20 Dr. Pallav Mukhopadhyay Assistant Professor Indian Cinema: Films of Bimal Roy
09/07/20 Suparna Sinha Roy Senior Journalist and Anchor in News Field Mainstream Media Reportage on Tribal Issues
08/07/20 Dr. Somali Chakraborty Assistant Professor. General Perspectives on Present Global Media Politics
07/07/20 Dr. Priyanka Roy Assistant Professor New Media-Growth and Opportunities In Recent Times
06/07/20 Dr. Debasis Mondal State -Aided College Teacher-I Development Communication
29/06/20 Tanima Chakraborty

State Aided College Teacher-II

Photography to a New Direction

STUDENTS’ SECTION

Co-curricular Awards

“Neo Conformists”, a team of 4 members (Saswati Biswas, Mamani Saha, Jagriti Biswas, Bidisha Samanta ) has crossed the first hurdle in #Toycathon 2021and finding its place among 599 teams in #India. Under the ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ initiated by our Hon’ble Prime Minister, Toycathon-2021 is conceived to challenge India’s innovative minds to conceptualize novel Toy and Games based on Indian civilization, history, culture, mythology and ethos. Toycathon 2021 is an inter-ministerial initiative organized by Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell with support from All India Council for Technical Education, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of MSME, Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Session Names Rank Event)
2020-2021 Aditi Biswas 1st Online LIVE Sports Quiz (organized by RKSMVV) in 2021
Oindrila Chakraborty 2nd Online Doodle Competition in Revelio (Dept of English, RKSMVV fest) in 2021
Mamani Saha 1st Poster Re-Design/Digital Art Competition organised by Vijaygarh Jyotish Ray College in 2021
Saswati Biswas 1st Online Poster Competition organised by RKSMVV in 2020
Saswati Biswas 3rd English Recitation Competition organised by RKSMVV in 2020
Bidisha Samanta 1st Inter College Debate Competition organised by Vidyasagar College for Women in 2020