FAQs-MA (Communication)

 

  • When are the admissions notified?
    > Admissions are notified in all major newspapers all over the country. You can also visit the university website for details.
  •  Who can apply for the MA Communication Programme?
    > The MA Communication programme is open to a graduate in any field with an aptitude & interest in the subject. The keywords are aptitude & interest. Students with a UG certificate in Journalism are, of course, more than welcome!
  •   What are the specialisations offered in the MA Communication programme?
    > The MA Communication programme offers specialisations in four areas: Television & Radio, Communication & Media Studies, and Print Journalism & New Media. Students need to specify their area of interest right at the time of filling in the application. However, the specialisation offered to you will depend on your merit.
  •  Are the specialisations offered right from the first semester?
    > Eight core courses, four in each semester are offered in the first two semesters to all the 40 students. You specialise in the chosen area in the last two semesters.
  • What is the total intake for MA (Communication)?
    >  The total intake is 40 seats. Specialisations are allotted in the third semester based on the performance in the first two semesters.
  • What am I expected to do during the 2-year programme?
    > The two-year programme is a rigorous one with lots of activities. You are expected to attend classes regularly. No part-time jobs please. Guest lectures, shooting & editing, audio recordings, seminars, research papers, film screenings, publishing a lab newspaper regularly, participating in film festivals are among a few things that you do during the two years. All these, besides the regular classes of course! Also, when the campus radio goes on air, you will also actively participate in the running of the radio station!
  • What facilities does the department offer in terms of equipment, library etc?
    > Check out the Facilities page for an overview. The University has a well-equipped library with all the books required for the programme. You will also receive hand-outs from faculty members either hard or soft copy.
  • What about internship possibilities?
    > Students are required to undertake a 4-6 week internship in any of the media or related organisations in the break between the second & third semester. Students undergo an internship on approval of the department. The department also arranges for internship with various organisations. A successful & satisfactory internship programme for the said duration is a mandatory requirement for students to get their degrees.
  • Are there hostel facilities?
    > Yes, but limited. Be prepared to make your own arrangements in case you don’t get hostel accommodation. Please check the university website  for more details. Your stay in the hostel is limited to the duration of the programme (2 yrs) only.
  • What is the fee structure?
    > Please refer to the prospectus for exact fee details.
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