The syllabus for both BA and MA programs reflect similar programs at leading institutions in India and overseas as well as factoring in the changing needs of the industry as well as for those students aspiring for higher studies in India and overseas. The syllabus is first prepared by qualified and eligible staff members within the Department and in consultation with known faculty members from the outside. Following this an extensive session is held with external members of the Board of Studies whose recommendations and suggestions are fully incorporated into the syllabus before being presented to the Academic Council of SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) for final approval.
Nature of the Course
At both the BA and MA programs, the courses are so designed as to provide the right mix of theory and practical elements. At the theory level care is taken to ensure that the courses not only have relevance to Journalism and Mass Communication but also to general subjects such as cultures/civilizations/ Indian and Global political systems/ Ideologies that are critical to a potential journalist.
Classroom sessions/ practical hours for relevant subjects and outdoor assignments as deemed necessary by class Instructors.
Benefit of the Course
Basically intended to produce not only young journalists who are geared to various media outlets for print and broadcasting but also professionals for the advertising industry and on-line journalism. Graduates also have the potential of finding employment in corporate houses and foreign diplomatic missions.
Choice Based Curriculum - CBCS
Of immense value to students at the Faculty of Science and Humanities. Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication offers courses of general interest as well as its students exposed to a variety of choices in any discipline of interest.
Done once every two or three years or at times deemed necessary.
Primarily from the students and from Faculty members handling subjects. Feedback from students is especially relevant as they come back from internships to report the strengths and weaknesses of a course. Likewise internship supervisors at print and electronic outlets keep the Department informed on the current requirements of the industry which in turn helps in re-formulating a particular course.