Department of Journalism & Mass Communication

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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, PROGRAMME AND COURSE OUTCOMES

Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication

SYLLABUS OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION

WBSU syllabus for B.A (both Honours & General) under the UGC prescribed syllabus template for CBCS Semester system.

UG HONS

https://wbsu.ac.in/web/Syllabus/UG%20Syllabus/JOURNALISM%20&%20MASS%20COMMUNICATION%20HONOURS%20CBCS%20Draft%20Syllabus.pdf

UG GEN

https://wbsu.ac.in/web/Syllabus/UG%20Syllabus/JOURNALISM%20&%20MASS%20COMMUNICATION%20GENERAL%20CBCS%20Draft%20Syllabus.pdf

Courses offered
Honours
Generic Elective
Skill Enhancement Course

Major

Minor

Multi-Disciplinary Course

Programme outcomes

To help students become more proficient communicators and to increase their theoretical and practical knowledge of print, electronic, and new media, the department of Journalism and Mass Communication is dedicated to offer the undergraduate students, a superior education in the fields of journalism and communication that is current, pertinent and useful. The department’s objectives include giving graduates the tools they need to compete successfully for jobs and in post graduate programmes across the country. Another objective of the department is to prepare students for entry-level careers as professionals in the area and other relevant field.

At the conclusion of the three-year UG programme and NEP (B.A Hons with Major) the students will be able to:

  1. Think critically, creatively, and independently; conduct journalistic research; and accept internships and jobs.
  2. Create and build a network and learn to write quality content for news media outlets.
  3. To enhance learning about different Public Relation tools like Press Release, Public Relation Campaigns.
  4. Develop production techniques and abilities.
  5. Demonstrate the capacity to make deliberate decisions within the parameters of journalism’s guiding principles.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the rights and duties of journalists.
  7. Comprehend various media dimensions and economics and sociology of media.
  8. Comprehend the practicalities of media use and analyse the effects the socio, economic and political scenario of the society.
  9. Analyse media’s role in a democracy and the responsibility of being the fourth pillar of democracy alongwith press freedom and external pressures on media.
  10. To create awareness about the mass media research.

COURSE OUTCOME FOR JMC HONOURS

  • UG NEP 2020 based System
Paper Course outcome
MAJOR DS1:

INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM

 

Unit 1- Understanding News

Unit 2- Different Forms of Print – A Historical perspective

Unit 3- Understanding the structure and construction of news

Unit 4- Written practical

Unit 5- Computer practical

·        Understand and appreciate various dimensions of Mass Communication

·        Develop and understanding of the fundamental concepts in Journalism

·         Analyse the scope/dimensions in Journalism

·        Discuss the recent trends in Mass Media

·       Analyse and review different newspaper

MAJOR DS2:

INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION STUDIES

 

Unit 1- Communication

Unit 2- Models of Communication

Unit 3- Mass Communication

Unit 4- Organizational Communication

 

·        Understand and appreciate various dimensions of Communication

·        Develop and understanding of the fundamental concepts in Communication Studies

·        Understand the importance, functions & scope of communication

·        Describe the growth and development of communication

·         Understand the theories and models of communication

·        Gain an understanding of Organizational communication.

 

MINOR MA1/MB1:

BASICS OF JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION

 

Unit 1- Understanding News

Unit 2 – Understanding the structure and Construction of news

Unit 3- Communication

Unit 4- Models of Communication

·       Understand and appreciate various dimensions of Mass Communication

·       Develop and understanding of the fundamental concepts in Journalism

·        Analyse the scope/dimensions in Journalism

·       Discuss the recent trends in Mass Media

·       Analyse and review different newspaper

·       Understand and appreciate various dimensions of Communication

·       Develop and understanding of the fundamental concepts in Communication Studies

·       Understand the importance, functions & scope of communication

 

MINOR MA2/MB2:

BASICS OF PRINT MEDIA AND NEW MEDIA


Unit 1- Structure of Reporting Unit of a newspaper

Unit 2- Structure of News Desk of a newspaper

Unit 3- Basics of New Media

Unit 4- Internet and New Media

·        Learn about reporting department of a newspaper

·        Learn how to write various types of leads/intros

·        Understanding concepts of editing and its importance

·        Learn about news desk of a newspaper

·        Learn about different types of headlines and page make up

MDC -MD1

JOURNALISM

 

Unit 1 – News and contents of newspaper

Unit 2 – Role and function of Reporting Dept.

Unit 3- Editing

Unit 4- Structure of News Desk of a newspaper

·        Understand concepts of reporting and its importance

·        Learn about reporting department of a newspaper

·        Learn about various types of reporting

·        Learn about different types of intros /leads

·        Understanding concepts of editing and its importance

·        Learn about news desk of a newspaper

·        Learn about different types of headlines

 

 UG CBCS System

Paper Course outcome
JORACOR01T & JORACOR01P

INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM

 

UNIT-1: News: meaning, definition, nature

UNIT-2: Different forms of print

UNIT -3: Understanding the structure and construction of news

UNIT -4 (Practical) Basic knowledge of Computer for print journalism

UNIT-5 (Practical) How to write different types of news

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.

It also provides knowledge about news covering process and guides to write balanced reports through objectivity, accuracy, and brevity.

It also aims to provide know how about different softwares used in print journalism. It demonstrates the art of headline writing, rewriting and translation and familiarizes the concept of page layout design.

JORACOR02T:  HISTORY OF THE MEDIA

 

UNIT-1: Early History of Print Journalism and Indian Press

UNIT-2 : Emerging of Nationalist Press in India and its Contribution

UNIT-3: History of Sound Media

UNIT-4: History of Visual Media

This paper will help to develop concept about the history of print media of both pre and post independence era and recognize the contributions of the renowned journalists to the field of print media.

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

JORACOR03T:

REPORTING AND EDITING FOR PRINT

 

Unit 1 – Role, Qualities of reporting and editing team

Unit 2 – Different contents of newspaper

Unit 3- The Newspaper Newsroom

Unit-4- Sociology of news:

 

This paper helps to provide an overview of the organizational structure of the newsroom, functions of different newspaper journalists, understand the duties and qualities of a responsible reporter.

It also provides overview regarding interview techniques, editing of news and different elements of newspaper. It also analyses leads, features, importance of editorial, columns and advertorial.

Evaluates new media and its relevance in the field of mass communication. It gives core knowledge about ethics in journalism, economy and polity, sociology of news, relationship between sociology and mass media which helps the students to understand crucial virtues related to working on the field as journalists.

JORACOR04T INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION

 

Unit 1 – Media and Everyday Life

Unit 2 – Communication

Unit 3- Basic Models of Communication

Unit 4- Theories of press

Unit 5 – Advanced models and theories of communication

This paper aims to provide the knowledge of different media and its role in everyday life, communication and its types, including different forms, levels and barriers. It provides knowledge about communication models and its application along with understanding of communication theories.

It comprehends the history and development of communication at various levels of the society and its role with respect to modern day technology.

Develop and understanding of the fundamental concepts in Communication Studies. Understand the importance, function and scope of communication.

Understand the theories and models of communication.

JORACOR05T & JORACOR05P: INTRODUCTION TO

BROADCAST MEDIA

 

Unit 1 – Basics of Radio

Unit 2 – Basics of Television

Unit 3 – Broadcast News: Critical Issues and Debates

Unit 4 – Writing and Editing Radio News

Unit 5 – Writing and Editing Television News

 

Students will learn about concepts of soundscape, sound culture, sound design, usage and types of microphones, visual culture, visual design, audio format techniques, art of radio news writing, editing news-based capsule. They will be able to recognise the structure of radio and TV industry.

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.

Students will be able to identify and write several formats of radio and TV programs including radio news script, radio talk, TV news script.

JORACOR06T: MEDIA AND CULTURAL STUDIES

 

Unit I Understanding Culture

Unit II- Critical Theories

Unit III Representation

Unit IV Audiences

Unit V Media and Technologies

 

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

Understanding culture as a social institution, value systems and differentiating eastern and western perspectives. Understanding the constructs of popular media and cultural hegemony.

Gaining knowledge about folk culture, mass culture, sub culture.

JORACOR07T: ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

 

Unit 1 – Introduction to Advertising

Unit 2 – Advertising through Print, Electronic and Online Media

Unit 3 – Public Relations – Concepts and practices

Unit 4 – PR – Publics and Campaigns

Unit 5 – Social Media Marketing

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.

Students will also learn about social media marketing techniques, integrated marketing techniques.

JORACOR08T: INTRODUCTION TO NEW MEDIA

 

Unit 1 : Key Concepts and Theory

Unit 2: Understanding Virtual Cultures and Digital Journalism

Unit 3: Digitization of Journalism

Unit 4: Overview of Web Writing

Unit 5 : Visual and Content Design

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.

Analyze the ICT evolution that shaped the technological convergence and the New Media.

Develop concepts of online communication, internet, internet architecture such as networking, types of websites, video conferencing, webcasting, digital media and it’s communication.

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

 

JORACOR09T: DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION

 

UNIT 1: Development: Concept, concerns, paradigms

UNIT 2: Development communication: Concept and approaches

UNIT 3:  Role of media in development

UNIT 4: Practising development communication

Unit 5 – Rural Journalism

Students will be able to understand the concept of development, its need, the effect of various forms of communication on social change and role of media in development.

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

Gain knowledge about meaning, concept, definition about several paradigms of development.

Get an insight of different models of development, characteristics of developed and developing societies and finding gaps between them.

Critically analyze how much media can bring about social change along with having an understanding of the importance of development communication and it’s message designing strategies.

JORACOR10T: MEDIA ETHICS AND LAW

Unit-1 : Ethical Framework And Media practice

Unit- 2: Media Technology and Ethical Parameters

Unit 3- Representation and ethics

Unit 4- Media and Regulation

Unit 5- Media and Social Responsibility

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 marginalized sections’ reporting alongwith determining ethical issues of media with case studies.

Gain knowledge of media laws and ethical considerations of  every media professionals.

Impart knowledge about right to freedom of speech, reasonable restrictions applicable, defamation, ethical parameters of live reporting, sting operation and phone tapping.

JORACOR11T: GLOBAL MEDIA AND POLITICS

 

Unit 1: Media and international communication

Unit II: Media and super power rivalry:

Unit III : Global Conflict and Global Media

Unit IV: Media and Cultural Globalization

Unit V: Media and the Global market

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.

 

They will have an insight on media conglomerates and the global media market.

JORACOR12T: ADVANCED BROADCAST MEDIA

 

Unit I‐ Public Service Broadcasting

Unit II‐Private Broadcasting

Unit III: Broadcast Genres

Unit IV ‐ Advanced Broadcast Production I ‐ (Radio)

UNIT V – Advanced Broadcast Production II – (Television)

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

 

UNIT 1: Basics of New Media Frameworks – Genres and Environments

UNIT 2: Sociology of the Internet and New Media

UNIT 3: Critical New Media

UNIT 4: Participatory culture

Students will acquire knowledge of various facets 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.

Students will understand the concept and tools of digital and social media along with the risk and challenges of digital media. They will also be acquainted with the cyber ethics and it’s implications.

It will provide an overview of the past and the present technological dvancements prevailing in the new media industry.

It will provide an understanding of the society and cultural perspectives of New Communication Technology.

JORACOR14T: COMMUNICATION AND RESEARCH METHODS

 

Unit 1 – Introduction to Research

Unit 2 – Methods of Media Research

Unit-3 -Sampling

Unit 4- Methods of analysis and report writing

 

Unit V – Ethnographies and other 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.

They will  gain knowledge on strategic communication research methodology including qualitative (example interviewing, focus groups) and quantitative ( surveys, experiment) methods.

Explain the concepts, techniques of research and develop constructs regarding the impact of research in mass communication along with ethical perspectives of mass media research.

Students will be introduced to practical considerations in  study design, data collection and analysis.

JORADSE01T: MEDIA INDUSTRY AND MANAGEMENT

 

UNIT – 1 Media Management: Concept and Perspective

UNIT – 2 Media Industry: Issues & Challenges

UNIT – 3 Structure of news media organizations in India.

UNIT – 4 Media Economics, Strategic Management and Marketing

UNIT – 5 Case Studies

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

 

Unit 1: Specialized Reporting

Unit 2: Trends in Print journalism

Unit 3: Production of Newspaper

Unit 4 Technology and print

Unit 5: Advanced Newspaper and Magazine Editing

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

 

UNIT I : Introduction to Photography

UNIT II: Understanding the mechanisms of Photography

UNIT III :Understanding Light and Shadow

UNIT IV: Digital Photography and Editing

UNIT V : Photojournalism

Students will acquire knowledge of introduction to photography, understanding the mechanisms of photography, understanding light and shadow, and digital photography and editing.

 

Students will have an idea about different photographers and photojournalists.

 

Students will have knowledge about different aspects of photojournalism.

JORADSE04T: MEDIA, GENDER AND HUMAN RIGHTS

 

Unit 1- Media and the social world

Unit 2- Gender

Unit-3 -Media

Unit 4- Media and Human Rights 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

 

Unit 1 – Introduction to Multimedia:

Unit 2 – Print:

Unit 3 – Photograph

Unit 4 – Audio & Video Content

Unit 5 – Mobile 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

 

Unit 1- History of film

 

Unit 2- Film Form, Style and Movement

Unit-3

Hindi Film

Unit-4

Language of Cinema

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 OUTCOME FOR JMC GENERAL

JORHGEC01T: BASICS OF JOURNALISM

 

Unit 1- Understanding news

Unit 2- Different forms of print

Unit 3- Understanding the news structure

Unit 4- Different mediums

Unit 5- Role of Media in democracy

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

 

Unit 1- History of Photography

Unit 2 – Equipment of photography

Unit 3- Lighting techniques

Unit 4 – Types of photography and photojournalism

Unit 5- Photo editing  

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

Unit 1- Language of Cinema

Unit 2- Film form and style

Unit 3 – Alternative vision

Unit 4- Hindi Cinema

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

 

Unit 1- Understanding the documentary

Unit 2- Documentary pre- Production

Unit 3- Documentary Production

Unit 4- Documentary Post production

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

 

Unit 1 – Media management

Unit 2- Media Industry

Unit 3- Structure of news media organisation

Unit 4- Media Economics

Unit 5- Case Studies

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

 

Unit 1: Specialized Reporting

Unit 2: Trends in Print journalism

Unit 3: Production of Newspaper

Unit 4 Technology and print

Unit 5: Advanced Newspaper and Magazine Editing

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

 

UNIT I : Introduction to Photography

UNIT II: Understanding the mechanisms of Photography

UNIT III: Understanding Light and Shadow

UNIT IV: Digital Photography and Editing

UNIT V: Photojournalism

Students will acquire knowledge of introduction to photography, understanding the mechanisms of photography, understanding light and shadow, and digital photography and editing.

 

Students will have an idea about different photographers and photojournalists.

 

Students will have knowledge about different aspects of photojournalism.

JORGDSE04T: MEDIA, GENDER AND HUMAN RIGHTS

 

 Unit 1- Media and the social world

Unit 2- Gender

Unit-3 -Media

Unit 4- Media and Human Rights 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

 

Unit 1 – Introduction to Multimedia:

Unit 2 – Print:

Unit 3 – Photograph

Unit 4 – Audio & Video Content

Unit 5 – Mobile 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

 

Unit 1- History of film

 

Unit 2- Film Form, Style and Movement

Unit-3

Hindi Film

Unit-4

Language of Cinema

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

 

Unit 1- Broadcast Formats

Unit 2- Broadcast Production Techniques

Unit 3- Stages of 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

 

Unit 1- Understanding the Documentary

Unit 2 – Documentary production stages

Can learn the camera movements, shots, scriptwriting, editing and all the technicalities of documentary production.

 

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List of Events/Extension Lectures (2019-2023)

Department of Journalism and Mass Communication

Date Events Resource Person Lecture Topic
01-03-2023 Extension lecture “Dr. Pallav Mukhopadhyay; Assistant Professor,

Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, West Bengal State University”

Development communication and film as a medium of communication for Development
02-03-2022 Extension lecture Arghya Bandopadhyay, Special Correspondent; Ei Samay Quest for ideas in Sports Journalism
22-02-2022 Extension lecture “Dr. Sujata Mukhopadhyay

Assistant Professor and Head

Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication

Hiralal Mazumder Memorial College for Women”

Trans-media Storytelling
20-03-2021 Extension lecture Debjit Bagchi, Short Film Director and Producer Aftermath of 1st World War: Emergence of a New Expression
28-01-2021 Extension lecture Dr. Arnab Kumar Banerjee, Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication Vijaygarh Jyotish Ray College, Women and Media: Indian Perspective
16-12-2022 One day Workshop “Chayanika Dutta Gupta; FM Radio Presenter & TV Anchor,

Prasar Bharati, AIR & Doordarshan”

Understanding the Audio Landscape through Radio Talk and Radio News Script
02-12-2022 One day Workshop “Joydeep Das Gupta; Editor, News Sense

Trainer, GNI India Training Network”

Digital Hygiene and Understanding Misinformation
10-08-2020 One Day National Level Webinar Dr. Sourav Gupta; Senior Assistant Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication, Central University, Odisha Disaster Management and communication: Challenges and Opportunities: Role of Media in Disaster management- A study of HAM Radio in Odisha
14-07-2020 One day Webinar & hands on training for students “1) DR. Tapan Kumar Das; Assistant Professor of Geography, Cooch Behar College

2) Prosenjit Dawn (assistant Professor of Zoology, Shyampur Siddheswari Mahavisyalaya, Ayodhya, Howrah           “

Training on “Online class and e-content”
12-07-2020 Extension lecture Tanaya Ray; Faculty, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Hiralal Mazumdar Memorial College for Women Role of Community Radio in Education after Post Covid Era
11-07-2020 Extension lecture Dr. Supratim Biswas; State Team Lead and Senior Project Officer (SPO) for UNDP, India, Tripura Health Communication in an age of Covid-19: Challenges and Opportunities
10-07-2020 Extension lecture Dr. Pallav Mukhopadhyay; Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication; WBSU Indian Cinema: Films of Bimal Roy
09-07-2020 Extension lecture Suparna Sinha Roy; Senior journalist and Anchor, Eastern India Head of Asia News Mainstream Media Reportage on Tribal Issue
08-07-2020 Extension lecture Dr. Somali Chakraborty; Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, NSHM Knowledge Campus, Kolkata General Perspectives on Present Global Media Politics
07-07-2020 Extension lecture Dr. Priyanka Roy; Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication New Media- Growth and Opportunities in Recent Times
06-07-2020 Extension lecture Dr. Debasis Mondal; Faculty and Head, Vivekananda College, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication Development Communication and its allied approaches
29-06-2020 Extension lecture Tanima Chakraborty, Faculty and Head, Department of Jounalism and Mass Communication, Panihati Mahavidyalaya, Sodepur Photography to a New Direction
16-02-2019 Extension lecture Dr. Debasis Mondal; College Contractual Full-time Teacher, Vivekananda College, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication Media and Cultural Studies
15-02-2019 Extension lecture Prof. Sunandit Chaudhury; Faculty, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Vijaygarh Jyotish Ray College. Photography

 

RESULTS AND STUDENT PROGRESSION

University Results/ Rank –

Year Appeared Passed 1st Class University Ranks
2021 08 08 08 04

1. Aditi Biswas- (Rank 1)

2. Debati Soren- (Rank-4)
3. Joyeeta Chowdhury- (Rank-7)
4. Shilpa Ghosh (Rank- 8)
2022 19 19 19 03

1. Saswati Biswas- (Rank-5)

2. Satantika Bera- (Rank-7)
3. Titas Chakraborty- (Rank-7)

 

 

Result –

Results of CBCS System
Year Appeared Passed CGPA

6-7

(60% -70%)

CGPA

7 – 8

(70% – 80%)

 

CGPA

8 – 9

(80% – 90%)

CGPA

10

Above 90%

2018-2021 08 08 02 05 01 —-
2019-2022 19 19 05 11 03 —-
2020-2023 05 05 —- 04 01

 

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STUDENT PROGRESSION

 Batch of 2021 

Name Progression after BA in Journalism and Mass Communication Honours
1 ADITI BISWAS M.A. from Rabindra Bharati University.
2 GOURI TUDU M.A. from Rabindra Bharati University.
3 SHILPA GHOSH M.A. from West Bengal State University.
4 JOYEETA CHOWDHURY M.A. from Visva-Bharati University and Trainee at the CSR team of JSW fellowship, Pune.
5 DEBATI SOREN M.A. from Calcutta University.
6 SANANDA BASU M.A. from IGNOU and Trainee at Pratidin 24×7.
7 DISHA ROY Obtained Nursing Degree.
8 BARSHA ACHARYA —–

 

Batch of 2022

Name Progression after B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication Honours
1 SASWATI BISWAS M.A. from University of Calcutta.
2 SIWANI GUPTA Preparing for Competitive Exams.
3 ANAMIKA KUNDU Appointed as Floor Hostess in Kalyan Jewellers and Trainee at Radiant Case Management Services in DME post.
4 ANKITA GWALA M.A. from Visva-Bharati University.
5  BIDISHA SAMANTA M.A. from Burdwan University; Trainee voice over artist and copy writer in “CALCALLING TV” of Dateline Media Private Limited & freelancing in video editing from Bengal Line Facebook News based Channel.
6 JAGRITI BISWAS Obtained Foreign language Course (Japanese).
7  JAYABI CHOWDHURY Preparing for Competitive Exams.
8 MAITREE BHATTACHARYYA Post Graduate Diploma in Media Management with a Specialization in ‘Digital Marketing & Social Media’ from Calcutta Media Institute Pvt. Ltd.
9  MAMANI SAHA Freelance Graphic Designer.
10  POULAMI DAS Preparing for Competitive Exams.
11  SAYANTIKA BERA M.A. from Burdwan University.
12 SERINA GHARAI Opting B.Ed Special Education (Hearing Impairment) from Ali Yavar Jung National Institute Of speech and Hearing Disabilities (Divyangjan).
13 SHOHINI CHAUDHURY Appointed as Process Assoiate in Wipro Pvt. Ltd.
14  SHREYA DAS Preparing for Competitive Exams.
15  SOHINI DAS Pursuing Multimedia Course from Rasik Bhita.
16 TITAS CHAKRABORTY M.A. from Calcutta University.
17 TITHI CHATTERJEE Pursuing Graphics Designing (multimedia) Course from Rasik Bhita.
18 TUHINA ROY Employed by Tata Consultancy Services Limited Trainee/Apprentice.
19 SULAGNA SANYAL Employed by ‘Teleperformance’ designated in the post of Customer service associated.

 

Batch of 2023

Name Progression after B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication Honours
1 BIDISHA ROY M.A. from Rabindra Bharati University
2 OINDRILA CHAKRABORTY Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Techno Idia University, West Bengal
3 PROSOMITA DEY M.A. in Library Science from Rabindra Bharati University
4 ANIMA MISHRA M.A. from West Bengal State University

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

Dept of Journalism and Mass Communication

Achievers

University Rank Holders

Session Name University Rank
2018-2021 Aditi Biswas 1st
Debati Soren 4th
Joyeeta Chowdhury 7th
Shilpa Ghosh 8th
2019-2022 Saswati Biswas 5th
Sayantika Bera 7th
Titas Chakraborty 7th

 

Prominence in different Competitions

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.
  • Sunanada Roy represented West Bengal State University in the East Zone Inter-University/All India Inter University Yogasana (M&W) Championship organised by Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, held at Bhubaneshwar from 26/12/2022 to 29/12/2022.

 

Session Names Rank Event
2023-24 Sunanda Roy 1st North 24 Parganas District Open and Invitational Yoga Championship 2023 organised by Aguan Sangha & Uttar Kolkata Zila Yoga Culture Association.
Chandrima Koyal 6th North 24 Parganas District Open and Invitational Yoga Championship 2023 organised by Aguan Sangha & Uttar Kolkata Zila Yoga Culture Association.
Chandrima Koyal 9th 41st West Bengal State Yogasana Championship 2023-24 organised by South Kolkata Yogasana Association in 2023.
Sunanda Roy 2nd 41st West Bengal State Yogasana Championship 2023-24 organised by South Kolkata Yogasana Association in 2023
2022-23 Bidisha Roy 2nd Mobile photography Competition organised by RKSMVV Srijani, 2022.
Oindrila Chakraborty 3rd English Recitation Competition, organised by RKSMVV Srijani, 2022.
Prosomita Dey 2nd Inter-College Chess (Women) Competition organised by West Bengal State University in 2022
Chandrima Koyal & Sunanda Roy Runners-up  Inter-College Yoga (Women) Competition (Group) organised by West Bengal State University in 2022
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
Bidisha Samanta 4th Inter College Debate Competition organised by IQAC Vijaygarh Jyotish Ray College, Kolkata in August, 2020
Oindrila Chakraborty 1st In search of Talent; English Recitation organised by Talent Hunt Competition,Srijani, RKSMVV

 

JOYEETA CHOWDHURY, Journalism and Mass Communication Hons(2018-2021)

Currently a Fellow Cohort (JSW Foundation)

It has been a privilege for me to secure a chance to initiate my educational journey from Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan. My life has taken a complete turn to visualise new innovative dreams and make my life more goal orientated. With the support of my faculties and institutions my entire journey became simpler. My faculties were supportive at every point so that I can drive my car in a risk-free manner. My learning about development communication and other aspects has levelled up my confidence to take productive step in my life.

I have joined JSW Foundation as a fellow cohort and will cooperatively work with the CSR team of the organisation for rural development. This would not have been possible without the initial support and guidance provided by my faculties and institution during my undergraduate days in this department and college.

 

Saswati Biswas, Journalism and Mass Communication (2019-2022)

Currently pursuing M.A in Journalism, Calcutta University

Being an alumna of Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan (2019-2022), I had the privilege of studying Journalism and Mass Communication at our college and I can’t express enough how impactful and inspiring the professors in the JMC department have been not only on my academic journey but also on our lives. Their dedication to teaching, their extraordinary perception of the world and their passion for this field are truly remarkable. Each professor brings a unique perspective and expertise to the classroom, making the learning experience diverse and engaging. They fostered an environment where creativity and critical thinking were encouraged, allowing us to develop as well-rounded future journalists. And what I think I must need to mention here is the immense amount of help we got from our teachers during the Covid 19 lockdown. I can’t express enough gratitude for how the teachers in the Journalism and Mass Communication department stepped up during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Despite the challenges, they adapted swiftly to online teaching, ensuring we continued to

receive quality education. They shared all the study materials and encouraged us to stay strong during the tough times. Their dedication to our learning, constant support, and innovative approaches truly made a difference in our academic journey during these tough times. The most precious thing about our teachers is that they not only imparted knowledge necessary for the field but also guided us to be a better person every day. Their mentorship has also inspired a lifelong love for journalism. Those three years have been the best days of our lives to date. Our department slowly became our second home. Our teachers made us feel confident and encouraged us not only to study but also to participate in extracurricular activities. I remember the Toychathon 2021 was a whole new experience for all of us and that was only possible for our respected teachers. We consider ourselves lucky enough to be a part of our department. Though we will never be able to sit in the classroom with all our classmates and attend classes, this JMC Department and every person related to this place will remain a part of our lives which we will cherish for the rest of our lives.

 

Mamani Saha, Journalism and Mass Communication (2019-2022)

 Currently a Freelance Graphic Designer

I am immensely grateful for the invaluable knowledge and guidance I received from the dedicated department and faculties of Journalism and Mass Communication. Their expertise has been instrumental in shaping my journey. Currently, I am thriving as a freelance graphic designer, applying the skills and insights I gained. The practical lessons and support from my academic journey continue to play a crucial role in my success. I owe a special thanks to my exceptional teachers, whose mentorship has been a constant source of inspiration, driving me to excel in my chosen field.

 

Aditi Biswas, Journalism and Mass Communication Hons(2018-2021)

Completed Masters in Journalism and Videography from Rabindra bharati University (2021-23)

My college life is one of the most important times of my life. I have completed my graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication from Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan. It’s a friendly atmosphere. My department has inspired me to move towards a better future. All the professors of the department are very helpful. They play a vital role in my day-to-day lives in moulding my minds and character for a bright future. I want to thank all the professors for being a constant pillar of strength for us. My heartfelt thanks goes out to every professor of our department for teaching us the subjects and beyond it with valuable life lessons. Their guidance, encouragement, and support have helped me become a better individual.

 

Oindrila Chakraborty, Journalism and Mass Communication Honors (2020- 2023)

Currently pursuing MBA from TECHNO INDIA UNIVERSITY, WEST BENGAL

I had the pleasure of attending Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan for my college education and I can confidently say that it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The college provides a nurturing environment that fosters personal growth and encourages intellectual curiosity. The extensive range of courses offered has allowed me to explore various fields of study, expanding my horizons and helping me discover my true passion. The college has provided me a huge platform to discover my talents on fields like dance, drama, recitation, art and creativity and excel in them. The college also performed activities that contribute to the goodwill of the nature and society. The faculty and staff are incredibly knowledgeable and supportive, always going above and beyond to ensure that each student receives the attention they deserve. If you’re looking for an institution that values education excellence, character building, and overall well-being of its students – Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan College is the place to be.

 

Master Class Routine (Odd Sem) 2023-24

Dept of Journalism and Mass Communication

Day 10:15-11:15 11:15-12:15 12:15-1:15   1:45-2:45 2:45-3:45 3:45-4:45
Mon SEM 3(H)-SC

SEM 5(H)-NB

Major-RL(Pr)

SEM 3(H)-NB (Pr)

SEM 5(H)-SC

SEM 3(G) – RL

SEM 5(H)- NB

R Minor- NB

SEM 3(H)- RL

SEM 5(H)- SC

Tues Major- AD

SEM 5(H)- SC

Minor- SC (Pr)

SEM 3(H)-AD (Pr)

SEM 5(H)- NB

SEM 3(H)- SC

SEM 5(H)-AD(TU)

SEM 5(G)– NB

E SEC1- NB

SEM 3(G) – SC

 

SEM 3(H)- TDR

SEM 5(H)- NB

SEM 3(H)-TDR

Minor – SC (Pr)

Wed SEM 5(H)-AD Minor- AD

SEM 3(H)- TDR

SEM 5(H)- SC (TU)

Major- SC

SEM 3(H)-AD

SEM 5(H)- TDR

C SEC1-SC

SEM 3(G) – TDR

SEM 3(H)-SC(TU)

SEM 5(H)- TDR

Sem 3(H)-AD(Pr)
Thurs SEM 3(H)-NB

SEM 5(H)-AD

Minor – RL(Pr)

Major-NB (Pr)

SEM 3(H)-AD

SEM 5(H)-RL

Minor- RL(Pr)

SEM 3(H)-AD(TU)

SEM 5(H)-NB (TU)

E SEM 3(G) – NB

SEM 5(H)- AD(TU)

SEM 3(H)-RL
Fri Major-TDR

SEM 3(H)-SC

SEM 5(H)-AD

Major-NB (Pr)

SEM 3(G) -AD

SEM 5(H)-TDR

Major: Slw-Adv :AD

SEM 3(H)-NB

SEM 5(H)-SC

SEM 5(G)– TDR

S Meeting/Students Activity/Seminar Meeting/Students Activity/Seminar

(Except Sem 1)

SEM 3(H)-NB(Pr)

SEM 5(H)- TDR

Sat SEC1-AD

SEM 3(H)- TDR

SEM 5(H)- RL

Minor- TDR

SEM 3(H)-AD

SEM 5(H) – RL

SEM 5(H)-AD

 

S   SEM 5(H)– TDR(TU)

SEM 5(G)– RL

 

 

 

 

Lesson Plan 2023-24 (Duration:15 weeks July-Dec)

Dept of Journalism and Mass Communication

Semester-I

Major DS1: Introduction to Journalism

45 hours Theory, 60 Practical, 5 Student’s activities

Unit Topic No of classes/Hour Name of Teacher Total
 

1

Theory

News: meaning, definition, nature; Elements 3  

AD

 

15

The news process: from the event to the reader (how news is carried from event to reader); 2
Hard news vs. Soft news; Different types of News 2
Basic components of a News Story 2
Attribution, Embargo, Verification, Balance and Fairness, 2
Brevity, Dateline, credit line, Byline 1
Class Test 3
2

Theory

Different Forms of Print – A Historical Perspective 2 TDR 15
Yellow Journalism 2
Penny Press 2
Tabloid press 2
Language of News – Robert Gunning: Principles of Clear Writing 3
Rudolf Flesch Formula: Skills to write News 2
Class Test 2
3

Theory

Organising a news story 2 SC 15
5Ws and IH; Inverted Pyramid 1
Criteria for news worthiness 2
Principles of news selection 2
Use of Archives, Source of news 2
Use of internet 1
Citizen journalism 1
Revision and Discussion 3
Class test 1
4

Practical

Caption Writing for News Photographs/ Photo Feature 6 NB 30
Reporting of Different Kinds of Events. (College level Events/ Outside) 6
Translation of Newspaper Reports 6
Report Writing 12
5

Practical

Review of content of newspaper (Film, Music) 6 AD 30
Review of content of newspaper (Book, Art) 6 SC
Front Page Make Up of a Newspaper using any Page Make Up Software (Computer) 8 TDR
Front Page Make Up of a Newspaper using any Page Make Up Software (Computer) 10 NB
Student’s activities

(Project, PPT, Seminar Presentation, Debate)

5

 Lesson Plan 2023-24 (Duration:15 weeks July-Dec)

Dept of Journalism and Mass Communication

Sem III

CC5 -Introduction to Broadcast Media

 60 Teaching + 60 Practical+ 5 Students’ Activities 

UNIT TOPIC NO OF CLASSES/HOURS NAME OF THE TEACHERS TOTAL (TH+TU)
I Types of sound – Sync, Non-Sync, Natural sound, Ambience Sound; 4 SC 20
Introduction to microphones; 2
Characteristics of Radio as a

medium.

2
 Elements of a Radio News Story: Gathering,

Writing/Reporting.

3
Elements of a Radio News Bulletins; 2
Working in a Radio News Room; 2
QA & Revision 5
II Basics of Television; What is an image? Electronic image, television image, Digital image, Edited Image 3  

TDR

 

20
what is a visual? (Still to moving), Visual Culture 2
Characteristics of Television as a medium 1
Basics of a Camera – (Lens & accessories); 1
Electronic

News Gathering (ENG) & Electronic field Production (EFP) (Concept);

3
Visual Grammar –

Camera Movement, Types of Shots, Focusing, Visual Perpective

6
Elements of a Television News Story: Gathering,

Writing/Reporting

2
Elements of a Television News Bulletins; 2
III Public Service Broadcasters – AIR and DD

News – Voice of India? (Analysis of News on National Broadcasters);

5 AD,SC,TDR,NB 20
Changing Character of

Television News; 24 hrs news format,

5
News Production cycle,

News ‘Lingo’, News ‘Formulae’?;

3
 News as an Event, Performance and Construction. 4
QA and Revision 3
IV

(Practical)

Writing and Editing Radio News 1 NB 30
Radio Script 2
News Production 2
Introduction to Recording and Editing sound. (Editing news based capsule only). 4
Sound Design – Its Meaning with examples from different

forms;

4
Sound recording techniques; 2
Practice writing Radio News Script 5
Practice writing Radio Talk 5
Practice preparing sound designing of any audio production 5
V

(Practical)

Writing and Editing Television News 2 AD 30
Camera and shooting techniques 5
TV Script writing 5
Basics of Editing for TV – Basic Soft-wares and Techniques (for editing a news capsule). 8
Practice writing TV News script 10
  Students’ Activities

(Project, PPT, Seminar Presentation, Debate)

  5

 Lesson Plan 2023-24 (Duration:15 weeks July-Dec)

Dept of Journalism and Mass Communication

Sem III

CC6: Media and Cultural Studies

60 Teaching + 15 Tutorials+ 15 Students’ Activities

Unit Topic No of classes/Hour Name of Teacher Total (TH+TU)
1 Understanding Culture 1  

 

AD

10TH+3TU
Mass Culture 3
Popular Culture 3
Folk Culture 3
Media and Culture 3
2 Frankfurt School 2 NB 10TH+2TU
Media as cultural industries 2
Political Economy 2
Ideology 2
Hegemony 2
Discussion and QA 2
3 Representation media as a text 2 AD 8 TH
Signs and codes in Media Discourse Analysis Genres 2 TD
Representation of caste and gender issues in media 2 SC
Representation of nation and class issues in media 2 NB
4 Audiences and its types 3 SC 16TH+5TU
Uses and gratification approach 3
Reception studies 2
Women as audiences 2
Sub cultures 3
Music and popular fandom 1
Class tests + revision

 

2
5 Media and technologies 3 TD 16TH+5TU
Folk media as a form of mass culture 2
Live performance; Audience in live performance 2
Media technologies 2
Medium is the Message 2
Technological Determinism 2
New Media and Cultural forms 3
Students’ Activities

(Project, PPT, Seminar Presentation, Debate)

15

  Lesson Plan 23-24 (Duration:15 weeks July-Dec)

Dept of Journalism and Mass Communication

Sem III

CC7: Advertising and Public Relations

 60 Teaching + 15 Tutorials+ 15 Students’ Activities 

UNIT TOPIC NO OF CLASSES/HOURS NAME OF THE TEACHERS TOTAL (TH+TU)
I Introduction to Advertising: Meaning and history; 1 SC 12TH+2TU
Advertising: Importance and Functions; 1
Advertising as a tool of communication, 1
Role of Advertising in Marketing

mix, PR ;

2
Advertising Theories and Models – AIDA model, DAGMAR Model, Maslow‘s

Hierarchy Model, communication theories applied to advertising,

3
Types of advertising

and New trends,

1
Economic, cultural, Psychological and Social aspects of advertising; 1
Ethical & Regulatory Aspects of Advertising – Apex Bodies in Advertising – AAAI,

ASCI and their codes.

1
QAs and Revision 1
II Advertising through Print, electronic and online media; 2  

 

TDR

10TH+3TU
Types of Media for advertising;

Advertising Objectives,

1
Segmentation, Positioning and Targeting;  2
Media selection,

Planning, Scheduling;

1
Marketing Strategy and Research and Branding; 1
Advertising department vs. Agency – Structure and Functions; Advertising Budget; 2
Campaign Planning, Creation and Production. 1
III Public Relations – Concepts and practices; Introduction to Public Relations: Growth and

development of PR;

3 AD 14TH+5TU
Importance, Role and Functions of PR; 2
Principles and Tools of

Public relations;

2
Organization of Public relations: In house department vs. consultancy. 3
PR in govt. and Private Sectors; 2
Govt‘s Print, Electronic, Publicity, Film and Related

Media Organizations.

2
IV PR – Publics and campaigns; Research for PR; Managing promotions and functions; 2 TDR 7 TH
PR

Campaign – planning, execution, evaluation;

1 SC
Role of PR in Crisis management; 2 AD
Ethical issues in PR – Apex bodies in PR – IPRA code – PRSI, PSPF and their codes. 2

 

 

NB
V Social Media Marketing; 2 NB 17TH+5TU
Social Media Technologies

and Management;

2
Integrated

Marketing Communication;

2
Developing Social Networks; 3
Social Media Strategies, 2
Tactics and Ethics; 2
Social Media Tools; 1
Measurement Strategies and ROI. 2
  Students’ Activities

(Project, PPT, Seminar Presentation, Debate)

  15

Lesson Plan 2023-24 (Duration:15 weeks July-Dec)

Dept of Journalism And Mass Communication

Semester –V

CC-11: Global Media and Politics

60 Teaching + 15 Tutorials+ 15 Students’ Activities

Unit Topic No of classes/Hour Name of Teacher Total
I Media and international communication 2 AD 9 TH+ 3TU
The advent of popular media- a brief overview 2
Propaganda in the inter-war years: Nazi Propaganda, 3
Radio and international communication 2
II Media and super power rivalry: Media during the Cold War 2 TDR 16 TH+5TU
Vietnam War, 1
Disintegration of USSR 2
Radio free Europe and Radio Liberty, 1
Voice of America 1
Communication debates: NWICO 1
McBride Commission and UNESCO 2
Unequal development and Third World concerns: North-South 2
Rich – Poor 2
Assignments 2
III Global Conflict and Global Media 1 NB 10 TH
World Wars and Media Coverage post 1990: Rise of Al Jazeera 3 SC
The Gulf Wars: CNN’s satellite transmission, embedded Journalism 3 TDR
9/11 and implications for the media 3 AD
IV Media and cultural globalization 2 NB 12 TH+ 2 TU
Cultural imperialism 2
Cultural politics 2
Media hegemony 2
Global cultures 1
Homogenization 1
The English language Local/Global, Local/Hybrid 2
V Media and the global market 2 SC 13 TH + 5 TU
Discourses of Globalisation 1
Barrier free economy, multinationals, technological developments, digital divide 3
Media conglomerates and monopolies 2
Global and regional integrations 1
Zee TV as Pan Indian channel 2
Bollywood entertainment 1
Local adaptions of global programmes 1
Students’ Activities

(Project, PPT, Seminar Presentation, Debate)

15

Lesson Plan 2023-24 (Duration:15 weeks July-Dec)

Dept of Journalism And Mass Communication

Semester –V

 CC-12: Advanced Broadcast Media

 60 Teaching + 15 Tutorials+ 15 Students’ Activities

Unit Topic No of classes/Hour Name of Teacher Total
I Public Service Broadcasting 1 SC 13TH + 5TU
Public Service Model in India, policy and laws 2
Global overview of Public Service Broadcasting 2
Community radio 2
Community video 2
Participatory communication 2
Campus radio 2
II Private Broadcasting 1 NB 15 TH + 5 TU
Private Broadcasting Model in India; 2
Policy and Laws 3
Structure, 2
Functions 2
Working of a Broadcast Channel 2
Public and Private partnership in television and Radio programming (India and Britain case

studies)

3
III Why am I the ‘Idiot Box’? ‐ Debates, Issues and Concerns of Television Genre 3 AD 11 TH + 2 TU
Various Evolving Contemporary Television genres: Drama, soap opera, comedy, reality television, children’s television, animation, prime time and day time. 8
IV Writing and Producing for Radio 2 NB 10 TH
Public Service Advertisements 2 SC
Discussions and revision 3
Jingles 2 AD
Radio Magazine shows 1 TDR
V Advanced Broadcast Production II – (Television) 2 TDR  

11 TH +3TU

Mixing Genres in Television Production‐Music Video for social comment/as documentary Mixing 3
ENG and EFP 3
Reconstruction in News based Programming 2
Assignments 1
Students’ Activities

(Project, PPT, Seminar Presentation, Debate)

15

Lesson Plan 2023-24 (Duration:15 weeks July-Dec)

Dept of Journalism And Mass Communication

Semester –V

 DSE2: Print Journalism and Production

60 Teaching + 15 Tutorials+ 15 Students’ Activities

Unit Topic No of classes/Hour Name of Teacher Total
I Specialized Reporting 2 AD 8 TH +3 TU
Business/economic 2
Parliamentary 2
Political 2
II Trends in Print journalism 2 NB  

13 TH + 5 TU

Investigative journalism 3
Sting operations and related case studies 2
Impact of Technology on newspapers and Magazines 3
Ethical debates in print journalism: ownership and control. 3
III Production of newspaper 1 SC 9 TH + 2 TU
Principles of Layout and Design 1
Layout and format 1
Typography 1
Copy preparation design process 2
Handling text matter(headlines, pictures, advertisements) 1
Page make up, front page 1
Editorial page and supplements 1
IV Technology and print

Modern Printing Processes

3 TDR  22 TH +5 TU
DTP (Desk top publishing) 3
Software for print :Quark Express 3
Adobe Photoshop, 4
Adobe In Design 3
Picture Editing and Caption Writing 3
Assignments 3
V Advanced Newspaper and Magazine Editing 2 SC 8 TH
Classification of Newspapers and Magazines 2 AD
Current trends in Newspapers and Magazines with respect to content 2 NB
Photographs and Cartoons in Newspapers and Magazines 2 TDR
Students’ Activities

(Project, PPT, Seminar Presentation, Debate)

15

Lesson Plan 2023-24 (Duration:15 weeks July-Dec)

Dept of Journalism And Mass Communication

Semester –V

 DSE3: Photographical Appreciation

 60 Teaching + 15 Tutorials+ 15 Students’ Activities

Unit Topic No of classes/Hour Name of Teacher Total
I Introduction to Photography: A brief History of Photography- Camera Obscura to the daguerreotype process 2 TDR 9 TH+2TU
Technical history of photography: Persistence of Vision 1
 Camera Obscura, 1
Muybridge Experiment (Leaping horse 1
The photographic process (The Silver Hallide Photography Process 1
A brief glimpse into the Dark Room Development of a Photograph 2
Modernization of Photography and its use in Mass Media 1
II Understanding the mechanisms of Photography :Types of photographic cameras and their structure (Pin-hole, SLR, TLR, D-SLR) 6 AD 19 TH +9 TU
Lenses (types and their perspective/angle of view) 3
Aperture (f-stop & T-stop) 2
Shutters (Focal plane & Lens shutter) 2
Light meters (Incident, reflected & through Lens: Average, Centre weighted, Spot & Metrics) 3
FOCUS AND DEPTH OF FIELD 3
III Understanding Light and Shadow, Natural light and Artificial Light 2 NB 12 TH +2 TU
The Nature of Light- Direct Light, Soft light, Hard light, Directional Light. 2
Brightness, Contrast, Mid tones, Highlights, Shadow and Silhouettes 2
Lighting equipment (Soft boxes, umbrellas, fresnels, Skimmers, reflectors,etc) 2
Three Point Lighting Technique and Metering for Light 2
Filters and Use of a Flash Unit 2
IV DIGITAL Photography and Editing  :Sensor Sizes , Formats and Storage 3 AD 10 TH
Introduction to Editing and Digital Manipulation 1 NB
Brightness, Contrast, Mid tones, Highlights, Colour tones, Basics of Photoshop 2 SC
Photo editing software : (Microsoft Office Picture Manager, CorelDraw, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) 4 TDR
V Photojournalism brief history 2 SC 10 TH + 2TU
Application and ethics and Law in Digital imaging, issues of unethical morphing, copyright law 4
Approaches to documenting reality ( Discussion on Capa’s ‘The Falling Soldier’, objective truth or staged representation) 3
War photojournalism 1
Students’ Activities

(Project, PPT, Seminar Presentation, Debate)

15

Lesson Plan 2022-23 (Duration: Jan- June)

Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication

SEM-2

CC3 Reporting and Editing for Print

60 Teaching + 15 Tutorials+ 15 Students’ Activities

Unit Topic No of classes/Hour Name of Teacher Total (TH+TU)
I .Unit 1 – Role, functions and qualities:

Reporters, Chief Reporter, News Coordinator, Photo Journalists,

 

 

 

3  

 

NB

15 TH+4TU
Chief of News Bureau, Correspondents (Special, District, Foreign), 2
Freelancers, Stringers; General assignment reporting/ working on a beat; 3
News agency reporting.

Covering Press Conferences;

1
Covering of beats –

crime, courts, city reporting, local reporting, hospitals, health, education, sports;

2
Review- Book review, Film review 2
Review of television programmes ;

Cartoon

2
II Interviewing: Research, planning, framing questions, writing the piece

 

3  

 

SC

15 TH+3TU
News leads, types, importance

Structure of the news story, inverted pyramid style

3
Feature and it’s types, leads for features

Attribution, verification, columnists

3
Columns, meaning, importance, types

 

2
Trends in sectional news: Weekend pull-outs, Supplements, Backgrounders. 2
Difference between news, columns and features; Advertorials. 2
III The Newspaper Newsroom:

Organizational setup of a newspaper,

 

 

Editorial department;

 

3  

AD

15 TH+5TU

 

 

Introduction to editing: Principles of editing; 2
Headlines: types, importance, functions; 2
importance of news pictures, selection of news pictures; 3
Duties and responsibilities of Editor, News editor, Sub /Copy editor; 2
Editorial page: structure, purpose, edits, middles, letters to the editor, special articles, Opinion pieces, op. Ed page 3

 

IV Sociology of news –

 

Factors affecting news treatment

1  

TDR

 

15 TH+3TU

Paid news

Agenda setting

2
Trial by media

Gatekeepers

2
Objectivity and Politics of News

Neutrality and bias in news

3
Role of media in a Democracy

Responsibility to society; Press and democracy

3
Understanding new media: email, social media 2
Ethics in journalism;

Contemporary debates and issues relating to media ethics in journalism

2
Students’ Activities

(Project, PPT, Seminar Presentation, Debate)

15

 Lesson Plan 2022-23 (Duration: Jan- June)

Dept of Journalism and Mass Communication

SEM-2

CC4: Introduction to Media and Communication

60 Teaching + 15 Tutorials+ 15 Students’ Activities

 

Unit Topic No of classes/Hour Name of Teacher Total
I Media and Everyday Life; Mobile phones, Television, Twitter,

The Internet‐discussion around media and everyday life;

10  

AD

 

15TH+2TU
Discussions around mediated and non-mediated communication 2
Media for mass communication: Characteristics of Print Media, Electronic Media, Traditional and Folk Media, and New Media 3
II Communication-Meaning – Definition – Nature – Scope –Purpose- Process of

communication

2 SC 11TH+3TU
Forms of Communication: Oral & Written, Verbal and Non – Verbal,

paralanguage, iconic, semiotic etc.;

2
Levels of Communication: Intrapersonal – Interpersonal – Group – Public-Mass Communication.

Differences between levels of communication

3
Mass Communication and its Process 1
Functions of communication and mass communication

(surveillance, correlation, transmission, entertainment,

validation, mobilization)

 

3
III Basic Models of communication:

Aristotle’s Model,

Harold D Lasswell’s Model

2 TDR 11TH+5TU
David Berlo’s SMCR model,

Shannon & Weaver’s Mathematical model of communication,

2
Schramm-Osgood’s Interactive model of communication,

Newcomb’s Systematic model of communication,

2
Westley-McLean’s Mass Communication model, 3
Roman Jakobson’s

communication model;

1
Differences between Linear and Non – Linear Models; 1
IV  

Normative theories of press;

 

2 NB 11TH
McQuail’s four theories of mass communication: Social

scientific theory, Normative theory, Operational theory, Every day or Common-sense theory;

 

 

2

Mass Society Theory; 2
Individual Difference Theory, Personal Influence Theory 3
Four Models of Communication: Transmission models, Ritual or Expressive models, Publicity Model, Reception Model 2
V Cultivation theory, Hypodermic series of models

One-step flow theory, two step flow theory

2 TDR 12 TH+5TU
Corporate (organizational) Communication models: Conduit Model, Grapevine model 4 AD
Uses and Gratifications model, Agenda Setting series of model

(Priming-Framing-Gatekeeping-Agenda Setting), Spiral of Silence,

 

 

2 NB
 

Multi step flow theory

Diffusion of Innovation and Media Dependency theory

Active Audience Proposition

 

 

2 SC
Students’ Activities

(Project, PPT, Seminar Presentation, Debate)

15

Lesson Plan 2022-23 (Duration: Jan-June)

Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication

Sem-4

CC8 Introduction to New Media

60 Teaching + 15 Tutorials+ 15 Students’ Activities

Unit Topic No. of Classes/hour Name of Teacher Total (TH+TU)
I  

Key concepts and Theory

 

Defining New media

2 TDR 11TH + 3TU
Terminologies and their meanings- Digital media, New media, Online media 3
Information society and New media 2
Technological Determinism 2
Computer mediated communication(CMC)

 

2
II Internet and it’s beginnings 2 SC 11TH + 3TU
Remediation and New media technologies 2
Online communities 1
User generated content and web 2.0 2
Networked journalism, alternative journalism 3
Social media in context

 

1
III Digitization of Journalism 2  

AD

15TH + 3TU
Authorship and what it means in a digital age, 4
Piracy, Copyright, Copy left and Open Source, 4
Digital archives, 2
New Media and Ethics

 

3
IV Overview of Web Writing

 

               2 NB 12TH + 3TU
Linear and Non-linear writing,

 

               2
Contextualized Journalism,                2
Writing Techniques,                2
Linking,

 

               2
Multimedia                2
V  

Brief history of Blogging

               3 AD 11TH + 3TU
Website planning and visual design

 

               3 SC
 

Content strategy of new media

Audience Analysis of new media

 

               3 TDR
Creating and Promoting a Blog                2 NB
Students’ Activities

(Project, PPT, Seminar Presentation, Debate)

15

Lesson Plan 2022-23 (Duration: Jan-June)

Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication

SEM 4

CC9 Development Communication

60 Teaching + 15 Tutorials+ 15 Students’ Activities

Unit Topic No. of Classes/hour Name of Teacher Total (TH+TU)
I  

Development, concept and meaning

 

                   2 SC 11 TH + 3TU
Models of development

 

                  2
Basic needs model

Nehruvian model, Gandhian model

 

 

2

Panchayati Raj

 

                2
Developing countries vs developed countries

UN millennium dev. goals

 

 

3

II Development Communication: Concept and approaches

 

                2  

TDR

 

11 TH + 3TU

Development Communication: Concept and approaches

Paradigms of Development: dominant, dependency and alternative paradigm

                 2
Development Communication models- diffusion of innovation                 2
Empathy, magic multiplier                 1
Alternative Dev. Comm. Approaches: Sustainable Development

Participatory development

Inclusive development and Gender and development

 

2

 

Development Support Comm.: Definition, genesis, area , woods triangle

 

            2
III Mass Media as a tool for development; 1  

NB

 

11 TH + 3TU

Creativity, role and performance of each media-comparative study of pre and post  libarelization eras; 2
Role, performance record of each medium- print, radio, tv, video, traditional media; 1
Role of development agencies and NGOs in development communication; 1
 Critical appraisal of dev comm. programmes and govt. schemes: SITE, Krishi Darshan, Kheda,

Jhabua, MNREGA;

2
Cyber media and dev – e-governance, e-chaupal, national knowledge network, ICT for dev ; narrow casting; 2
Development support communication in India in the areas of: agriculture, health & family 1
welfare, population, women empowerment, poverty, unemployment, energy and

environment, literacy, consumer awareness

1
IV Practising development communication

Television programmes for rural India (Krishi Darshan)

5 AD  

15 TH + 3TU

 

Community radio and development

 

 

3

SC
 

Strategies for designing messages for print

 

3

TDR
Using new media technologies for development.

Development Journalism and rural reporting in India

 

 

4

NB
V Rural Journalism

Information needs in rural areas;

2  

AD

 

12 TH + 3TU

Use of traditional media for development in rural areas; 2
Rural newspapers; 1
Critical appraisal of mainstream media ‘s reportage on rural problems and issues; 3
Specific features of tribal society; 1
Information needs in tribal setting; 1
Critical appraisal of mainstream media‘s reportage on tribal problems and issues.

 

2
Students’ Activities

(Project, PPT, Seminar Presentation, Debate)

15

Lesson Plan 2022-23 (Duration: Jan-June)

Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication

SEM 4

CC10 Media Ethics and the Law

60 Teaching + 15 Tutorials+ 15 Students’ Activities

Unit Topic No. of Classes/hour Name of Teacher Total (TH+TU)
I Freedom of Expression and Defamation- Libel and slander ,Right to Information

 

5 AD 15 TH + 3TU
Freedom of expression  ( Article 19 (1)(a), Article 19(1)(2) 4 SC
Issues of privacy and Surveillance in Society 3 NB
Idea of fair Trial/Trial by media 3 TDR
II Media Technology and Ethical Parameters 3 NB 12 TH + 3TU
Live reporting and ethics 2
Legality and

Ethicality of Sting Operations,

Phone Tapping etc.

4
Ethical issues in Social media

( IT Act 2000, Sec 66 A and the verdict of The supreme court )

3
III Representation and ethics :

Advertisement and Women

2  

AD

11 TH + 3TU
Pornography 1
Related Laws and case studies- Indecent representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986 and rules 1987, Protection of Women against Sexual Harassment Bill 2007 and Act 2013,  Sec 67 of IT Act 2000 and 292 IPC 8
IV Media and Regulation :

Regulatory bodies

                2 TDR 11 TH + 3TU
Codes and Ethical guidelines                 2
Self-Regulation of media

 

                2
Media Content: Debates on morality and Accountability: Taste, Culture and Taboo                    3
Censorship and media debates

 

                2
V Media and social responsibility, economic pressures                  2 SC 11 TH + 3TU
Media reportage on marginalized sections – children, Dalits, tribals, gender                     3
Media coverage of violence and related laws                     2
Inflammatory writing ( IPC 353)                     2
Sedition – incitement to violence, hate speech

Relevant case studies

 

                    2
Students’ Activities

(Project, PPT, Seminar Presentation, Debate)

15

Lesson Plan 2022-23 (Duration: Jan-June)

Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication

Sem 6

JORA -CC13: Advanced New Media

60 Teaching + 15 Tutorials+ 15 Students’ Activities

Unit Topic No of classes/Hour Name of Teacher Total (TH+TU)
I Basics of New Media Frameworks – Genres and Environments:

Understanding New Media Ecologies,

 

AD

 

 

11 TH
Trans-medial Storytelling
Genres – Digital art, Digital Cinema – New Media Fiction and

Documentary,

Gaming and Player Culture, Virality and Memes, et al.;
guerrilla media; curating media, festival, media spaces
II Sociology of the Internet and New Media:

Social Construction of Technology

 

 

NB

11 TH+3TU
Digital inequalities – Digital Divide and Access
Economy of New Media – Intellectual value
Digital media ethics
New media and popular culture.
 

III

 

Critical New Media

 

 

 

TDR

 

 

15 TH+5TU

 

 

Who controls New Media, Questions surrounding net neutrality and related issues
Surveillance and the state
Cyber security and issues of privacy
The Internet and public sphere – politics and public sphere in the digital age.
IV  Participatory culture, convergence culture  

SC

 

12 TH+2TU

Social media and Participatory media culture
Digital fandom and online communities
Digital identity;  Gender and New media
Digital media and Identities
New media campaigns
Students’ Activities

(Project, PPT, Seminar Presentation, Debate)

15

Lesson Plan 2022-23 (Duration: Jan-June)

Dept of Journalism and Mass Communication

Sem 6

JORA -CC14: Communication Research and Methods

60 Teaching + 15 Tutorials+ 15 Students’ Activities

Unit Topic No of classes/Hour Name of Teacher Total (TH+TU)
I .

Introduction to Research Definition,

Role, Function

 

 

NB

11 TH
Basic and Applied Research, 2
Scientific Approach, 2
Role of theory in research, 1
Steps of Research (Research question, Hypothesis, Review of Literature) 2
II Methods of Media Research:

Survey Method,  Observation Methods,

AD 11 TH+3TU
Narrative analysis

Historical research

SC
Qualitative – Quantitative Technique, Content Analysis  

 

TDR
. Experimental Studies, Case Studies,  

 

NB
III Sampling:

Need for Sampling

3

2

 

AD

15 TH+5TU

 

 

Sampling Methods 2
Representativeness of the Samples
Sampling Error 2
Tools of data collection: Primary and Secondary data-Questionnaire, Focus Groups, Telephone, Surveys, Online Polls, Published work 3

 

IV Methods of Analysis and Report Writing:

Data Analysis Techniques

 

TDR

 

12 TH+2TU

Coding and Tabulation
Non-Statistical methods : Descriptive and Historical
Working with Archives and Working with Internet as a source
Library Research
Writing Citations

Bibliography

Writing the research report
V Ethnographies SC 12 TH+2TU
Readership and it’s types
Audience surveys
Textual analysis
Discourse analysis
Ethical perspectives of mass media research
Students’ Activities

(Project, PPT, Seminar Presentation, Debate)           

15

Lesson Plan 2022-23 (Duration: Jan-June)

Dept of Journalism and Mass Communication

Sem 6

JORA -DSE4: Media, Gender and Human Rights

60 Teaching + 15 Tutorials+ 15 Students’ Activities

Unit Topic No of classes/Hour Name of Teacher Total (TH+TU)
I Media and the social world:

Media impact on individual and society

2

2

 

AD

 

11 TH
Democratic Polity and mass media 1
Media and Cultural Change 2
Rural‐Urban Divide in India: grass‐roots media

 

 

 

1

1

II Gender:

Conceptual Frameworks in Gender studies

3  

TDR

 

11 TH+3TU
History of Media and Gender 1
Media and Gender debates in India (Case Studies) 1
Media and Gender- Theoretical concerns 2
Media and Masculinity

.

2

2

III Media: Power and Contestation

 

3  

SC

15 TH+5TU

 

 

Public sphere and its critique 2
Public sphere of the disempowered 2
Media and social difference : class, gender, race etc.
Media genres – Romance, Television, Soap opera,

sports etc.

2

3

 

IV  Media and Human Rights Human Rights

 

 

 

NB

 

12 TH+2TU

Theoretical perspectives,
Critique Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Human Rights and Media ( Case Studies)
Students’ Activities

(Project, PPT, Seminar Presentation, Debate)

15

Lesson Plan 2022-23 (Duration: Jan-June)

Dept of Journalism and Mass Communication

Sem 6

JORA -DSE6: Introduction to Film Studies

60 Teaching + 15 Tutorials+ 15 Students’ Activities

Unit Topic No of classes/Hour Name of Teacher Total (TH+TU)
I Film as a Medium of Mass Communication

 

 

SC

 

11 TH
The First Movies, 1908- 1927
Origins of the

Classical Hollywood Style

The Silent Period,
History of Indian Motion Pictures.
II Film Form 3  

NB

 

11 TH+3TU
Style and Movement – 1919–1931 1
German Expressionism, 1924–1930 1
The Soviet Montage Movement, 1927–1947 2
Classical Hollywood Style in Hollywood’s Golden Age, 1942–1951 2
. Italian Neorealism, 1959–1964
French New Wave, Film Noir,
Third Cinema and Non Fiction Cinema,
Cahier du Cinema Group
III Hindi Film:

Hindi Cinema: Early Cinema and the Studio Era

3 TDR

 

15 TH+5TU

 

 

1950’s- Bimal Roy, Guru Dutt, Raj Kapoor, Mehboob  Khan, V. Shantaram 2
A short overview of Indian New Wave- Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak,

Mrinal Sen

2
Shyam Benegal, Aparna Sen, Mira Nair, Adoor Gopikrishnan
N.F.D.C, Film Division, C.B.F.C. 2

3

 

IV  Language of Cinema-Visual Language-  

AD

 

12 TH+2TU

Basic Camera Shots-Angles-Sequence-Scene-Mise-en-Scene-
Editing- Montage, Dubbing, Light, Sound Effect, Music, Colour, Direction,
Film Production-Pre-Production-Production-Post-Production.
Students’ Activities

(Project, PPT, Seminar Presentation, Debate)

15

 

 

 

 

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Policy for Advanced and Slow Learners

Dept of Journalism and Mass Communication

Advanced and slow Learners

Advanced learners are the student s who understand  a taught topic relatively  faster than the other students in the class and attain high scores. They have more potential and talent then the others in the class.

Slow learners on the other hand mostly lag behind in their academic pursuit and find it difficult to understand the subject. The poor performance may not be sign of the poor capacity or talent but may be due to inappropriate teaching methods. Socio-economic background, lack of motivations  and support , unorganized learning  practices  or even the inability  to  converse in devised medium.

Preamble

The primary goal of creation of this policy is to assess the learning capacity of the students and provide them guidance accordingly. Specific objectives are enlisted as under :

  • Identification of the slow learners and advanced learners in the class.
  • To develop significant strategies and scientific implementations to benefit both the advanced and slow learners.
  • To boost up the confidence of slow learners and to minimize the barriers and help them out for enhancing their skills in respect of learning processes.
  • To encourage to the advanced learners to be excellent achievers.
  • To bridge the gap between slow and advanced learners.

In the ensuing section, detailed description of the strategies adopted for the slow learner and advanced learner identification process and appropriate guidance measures are highlighted.

Policy for identification of Slow and Advanced Learners

At the entry level , the students must be assessed on the basis of their performance in Learner’s  aptitude Test. Preceding  examination,  interest in chosen current subject, involvement in classroom teaching , and learning pace of students.

Slow Learners:

  • Class Test Scores : Less than 50%
  • Limited self-direction
  • Lack of motivation and interest.
  • Lagging behind in dealing with higher order problems
  • Low capacity to comprehend core concepts and their application.

Advanced learners:

  • Class Test Scores: Higher than 70%
  • High Grapsing Capacity
  • Quick Response
  • Self-motivated
  • High potential to deal with higher order problems
  • High capacity to comprehend core concepts and apply them in real world

situations.

Strategies undertaken for tackling slow and advanced learners

Slow Learners:

After the identification of the learners, the following departmental polices are adopted:

  • Remedial Classes:

Conducted regularly for the identified slow learners, as per the schedule prepared. During these classes, teachers are expected to engage in problem solving exercise, provide additional study materials and notes.ect.to the students, direct their creative energies towards concept clarifications as to bridge the knowledge gap and enable them to cope with the academic course to which they are   enrolled.

The mandates of the remedial classes thus would be:

  • Provision for simplified but standard  lecture notes/ course material (providing handwritten notes for easy understanding)
  • Giving additional learning materials like  question  bank, university question papers etc.
  • Revision of topics and practical.

(ii)  Organize  workshop  /seminars/ guidance  programmes

  • To develop Communication skills and art of  reading-learning.

(iii)      Guidance  through  Mentor-Ward Scheme:

Mentoring  and  connecting  with  faculty  members would  set up a healthy relationship  between  the  students  and  the  faculty. Small groups of 10-15 students with a faculty  mentor is formed for discussion and  open  thinking  towards the self.

 (iv)     Students Activities:

Conducting different activities to enhance their critical  and problem  solving skills orienting  them  to  think.

Advanced  Leaners

  • Advanced assignments or  tasks  would  be  assigned  to  advanced
  • Guidance to  crack  competitive  examinations  and  orient  them  for  better  career  planning and growth.
  • Stimulating the  research  aptitude  by  giving  them  an  opportunity  to pursue  internship/ acquire hands  on  training  on projects  beyond  the curriculum.
  • Inspire them  to  get  engaged  in  certificate/value added  courses  to nurture  their skills  on SWAYAM ,NPTEL, Course Era etc.
  • Motivate them  to  participate  in group  discussions, debates, elocution, quiz  to develop   analytical  and  problem  solving  abilities,
  • Organize activities to polish their critical  thinking

Improvement   Assessment

Each faculty  would  require  to  prepare  a  report  after  university  result  declaration  of  current  semester  which  shows  the improvement  in  performance  of  slow   learners  to  close  the  loop.

Following documents would  be  required  to  be  maintained:

  • Report of   result  of  class  test  / unit  test
  • List of  slow   learners
  • List of  advanced  learners
  • Report of  performance  improvement  for  sloe  learners
  • Attendance record  for  session  conducted  for  slow  learners
  • List / Record of  tasks  given  to  advanced  learners