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MA in Journalism & Communication

MA in Journalism & Communication

Journalism is about communicating news to people, be it any strata – politics, economics, business, science, sports or entertainment news. Journalism works in three simple steps: Gathering data or news; Editing it and validating it with facts and pictures; Broadcasting it to the masses through both print and electronic media. Print media includes newspapers and magazines, and electronic media includes TV, Radio, and these days, even the Internet.

Mass communication is the study of how people exchange information through mass media to large segments of the population at the same time. In other words, mass communication refers to the imparting and exchanging of information on a large scale to a wide range of people. It is usually understood to relate newspaper, magazine, and book publishing, as well as radio, television and film, even via internet as these mediums are used for disseminating information, news and advertising. Mass communication differs from the studies of other forms of communication, such as interpersonal communication or organizational communication, in that it focuses on a single source transmitting information to a large number of receivers. The study of mass communication is chiefly concerned with how the content of mass communication persuades or otherwise affects the behavior, attitude, opinion, or emotion of the person or people receiving the information.

Mass Communication and Journalism are two different aspects of the same thing, to quite an extent. Mass Communication is an umbrella term that includes many fields such as Advertising, Event Management, Public Relations, etc., one of which is Journalism.

In India mass communication media include television, radio, cinema, newspapers, magazines, and Internet-based Web sites. Many of the media are controlled by large, for-profit corporations which reap revenue from advertising, subscriptions, and sale of copyrighted material. India also has a strong music and film industry. India has more than 70,000 newspapers and over 1600 satellite and is the biggest newspaper market in the world - over 100 million copies sold each day

The School of Arts and Humanities at REVA UNIVERSITY offers MA in Journalism and Communication–a postgraduate programme to create motivated, innovative, creative and thinking graduates to work in Media and Mass Communication industry assuming different roles.

The MA programme provides opportunities for students to explore various aspects and various media studies and to specialize in a chosen area of Journalism and communication. The programme focuses on theoretical and practical aspects of Journalism and communication. Students have the opportunity to do internship in a chosen media organisation.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The aim of the programme is to produce postgraduates with advanced knowledge and understanding of Journalism and Mass Communication ; higher order critical, analytical, problem solving and transferable skills; ability to think rigorously and independently to meet higher level expectations of media industry, academics, research establishments or take up entrepreneurial route.

The Programme Educational Objectives are to prepare the students to:

  • be a Journalist/News Editor/News Presenter/Producer/Director/Analyst and for many such   job roles in media and entertainment industry
  • pursue doctoral research degree to work in colleges, universities as professors or as scientists in research establishments
  • act as administrators in public, private and government organisations with further training and education

Programme Outcomes (POs)

After undergoing this programme, a student will be able to:

  • develop news reports for various sectors
  • analyse news and reports coming from various sectors
  • act as editor, director, producer in a media company
  • present news, organize and chair intellectual discussions
  • use various tools and techniques for compilation and presentation of news
  • perform event management and advertising activities
  • lead a team to ensure that projects are completed satisfactorily, on time, and within budget
  • conform to cultural, environmental, sustainability and ethical issues
  • communicate across teams verbally, visually and by writing
  • choose an appropriate online educational programmes for further learning, participate in seminars and conferences

Course Curriculum

First Year

Semester I
Sr. No Course Title
1 Principles of Mass Communication
2 Advanced Reporting and Editing
3 Development Communication
4 Communication Theories
5 Visual Communication 
6 Lab Journal Production
Semester II
Sr. No Course Title
1 Communication Research Methods
2 Media Laws and Media Management
3 Radio Production
4 International Communication
5 Soft Core : (Click here)
6 Soft Core : (Click here)

*Students have to undergo internship of 4 weeks duration after the second semester examination; the marks of internship are calculated in the third semester.

Second Year

Semester III
Sr. No Course Title
1 Television Production
2 PR &Corporate Communication 
3 Principles and Practices of Advertising
4 Soft Core : (Click here)
5 Soft Core : (Click here)
6 Media & Society**
7 MOOC/ Certificate Course
8 Internship

Note: *The Open Elective, namely Media & Society is offered for students other than MA-Journalism & Communication; the students of MA-Journalism & Communication will have to choose one of the Open Electives offered by other Schools.

Semester IV
Sr. No Course Title
1 Event Management
2 Film Studies
3 Soft Core : (Click here)
4 Major Project- Documentary/Dissertation
5 Placement Training (Soft Skills)

What Will I Experience

  • Specialization in one of the following subjects-Print media, Radio, TV, Advertising and Public Relations (Event Management)
  • Media software and Animation tools training
  • Lab Journal, Audio and Video studios for practical training
  • Internship in Media organisation


Bachelors degree of three years in any stream or B E/ B Tech with 50% (45% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST) of marks in aggregate from any recognized University / institution or any other qualification recognized as equivalent there to.

Course Duration: 2 Years (4 Semesters)

Important Dates

Application Round Opening Date of Application Closing Date of Application
Application Round 11th June 2019 21st June 2019



How to Apply?

Contact for Admissions
Office of Admissions,
REVA University, Rukmini Knowledge Park Kattigenahalli, Yelahanka,
Bangalore – 560 064
Karnataka, India
+91 95388 74444
Application Fee
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Indian / SAARC Nationals
Foreign Nationals
MA in Communication and Journalism 1000 2000 50

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