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Hons

BA Journalism (Hons)

Four Year Honours Programme in affiliation with Bengaluru City University

As per NEP 2020 | 21 professional skills courses | Six Month Industry Internship | Six Month Research Project | International workshops and speakers

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Curriculum

Semester-1
Introduction to Journalism
Mass media and development
Journalism as Profession
Normative Theories of Press
Photojournalism
Practical
Specialised Stories
Specialised Stories
Writing Articles and Feature stories
Writing for Social Media
Photography
Caption writing for Photographs
Letters to the Editor
Review of content
Writing Editorials
Semester-2
Understanding the internet and its applications in media
Fundamentals of visual communication
Developing and editing contents and stories on internet
Fundamentals of Multimedia
Practical
Creating ppts
Designing and e-paper page
Creating a blog
Record content pf cjpice
Creating multimedia content stories
Podcast
Poster design
Create social media cotent
Logo designing
Semester-3
Reporting news
Introductions to news
Qualities and qualifications of a reporter
Reporting and types
Interviews
Practical
Letters to the editor
Interview
Feature writing
Report writing
Rewriting/translation copy
Editing
Semester-4
Editing
Headlines
Sub-editor- qualities and qualifications
Typography
Practical
Copy editing
Headlines
Writing
Translation
Caption
Semester-5
Media Laws - Press as the fourth estate
Laws
Working Journalists Act-1955
Media ethics
Press council of India
History and evolution of Radio& TV
Evolution of Television in India
Writing for Television
Evolution of Cinema
Practical
Case studies
Sedition case studies
Defamation cyber law
Filing the RTI Application
Sakala Project
short Film/Documentary
Podcast
RJ Script
Film review
Interview
Semester-6
Advertising
Advertising Agencies
Public Relations
Organization Structure of PR Department and Functions
Corporate communication
Introduction to Digital Platforms
Writing Techniques for different digital platforms
Production techniques for Digital Media
Trends in Digital Media
Plagiarism,Cyber Crime
Practical
Press Release
Making an Ad film
Slogan Writing
Ad Copy - Print
Radio Jingle
Blogging/Web blogging
Writing for Social Media
Cyber Law - Case Study
Digital Media Production
Creating a Photo Essay

Choice of Minor Subjects

Psychology

Sociology

English Literature

Political Science

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The objective of this programme is to prepare you for global careers in media and communications. You will join a diverse community at NSoJ, and will graduate as compassionate, courageous and industry-ready professionals.

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Eligibility and Requirements

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The Integrated Honours degree programme in Journalism at NSoJ is open to applicants who (i) have completed class XII (ISC, CBSE, A-levels or equivalent); and (ii) secured a minimum first class (60%) or equivalent grade. Applicants who are awaiting results of final examinations are eligible to apply.

Our selection panel must choose from a large pool of well-qualified candidates. Our panel will also take into consideration relevant extra-curricular and co-curricular achievements, including at sports, music, debates, student conferences, theatre or model united nations, as well as examples of articles, blog posts, videos, podcasts or other such published material.

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APPLICATION DEADLINES

  • Intake-1 closes on 15th February 2023
  • Intake-2 closes on 15th April 2023
  • Intake-3 closes on 31st May 2023

We follow the same admissions process as top universities around the world. Applications are considered based on academic and extracurricular achievements and a demonstrated commitment to society. Our intake is limited to 30 students per class.


APPLICATION PROCESS

Admissions for our Integrated Honours Degree programmes, MA (Journalism and Mass Communication) and BA LLB for the academic year 2023-24 are now open.


Step 1

Register to start the application form.

Step 2

Complete the online application form. The application form will require applicants to submit the following:

  • Personal information
  • Academic transcripts
  • Extracurricular achievements
  • A 300 words Statement of Purpose (SoP)
  • Contact details of academic and professional referees

Step 3

Submit the application form together with the application processing fee of INR 2,000 (USD 50 for foreign nationals).

Step 4

Successful candidates will be notified soon after the relevant application deadline. Candidates yet to complete their qualifying exams will receive a conditional offer.


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Annual Fees

COURSE KARNATAKA OTHER INDIAN STATES NRI Foreign Nationals
BA Journalism (Hons) INR 1,67,042/- INR 1,70,590/- INR 2,47,500/- USD 5,000
BSc Psychology (Hons) INR 1,67,042/- INR 1,70,590/- INR 2,47,500/- USD 5,000
BA English (Hons) INR 1,67,042/- INR 1,70,590/- INR 2,47,500/- USD 5,000
BA Political science (Hons) INR 1,67,042/- INR 1,70,590/- INR 2,47,500/- USD 5,000
Postgraduate Diploma in Print, Broadcast and Digital Journalism INR 2,95,000 INR 2,41,590 INR 5,53,000 USD 9,000
BA LLB (5 Years) INR 2,51,042 INR 2,54,590 INR 3,73,500 USD 7,500

FINANCIAL AID

Successful candidates from economically weaker sections of society (family income less than Rs 5 lakhs per annum) are eligible to apply for need based financial aid.


Our Campus

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NSoJ is located within an 18-acre residential campus in the heart of Bengaluru City. Our newsroom, auditorium, studio, classrooms and outdoor quadrangle encourage intellectual, literary, inter-personal and cultural engagement in an open and respectful environment.

Outstation students are encouraged to live on campus in comfortable and secure accommodation, including a separate girls' hostel. Annual costs for shared accommodation on campus, including all meals, laundry and internet are approximately Rs.90,000/-.

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