Department of Journalism and Communication:
FJC offers a comprehensive curriculum which encapsulates a range of relevant subject areas and related practical work. Even during the first five years when FJC offered a one year post- graduate Bachelor’s programme, all subjects germane to an understanding and practice of communication processes were taught. Folk and contemporary theatre which form part of the curriculum to help students grasp the tenets around Development issues, continue to be an integral part of the Master’s programme too.
One of the key ongoing features of the programme is that during the proceeds of the course, students get ample opportunity for exposure and hands-on training in the field. For instance, students report on the beats and publish the newsletters through daily reportage of varied local events like industrial exhibitions, University Youth Festival, conferences, etc. Their print media lab journal “Itivritt” is also published each year. Such an interface helps student build their confidence and capability to be effective practicing journalists in the future. The Faculty has been a part of an international educational initiative -the Global Understanding – Virtual Classroom Project with host East Carolina University, USA, from 2006-2008, wherein teachers and students had interesting interactions with their counterparts in 9 different Universities in countries around the world.
Since the academic year 2012, the two year (four semesters) programme is offered by the Faculty. It comprises a comprehensive contemporary curriculum with a balance of Theory and Practical Work. The Faculty follows a recently introduced Credit system of evaluation. The MCS programme is now an 84 credits (21 credits per semester) programme.