Postgraduate Programmes

M.S. Communication

Course Overview
Vision statement :
The Department aims to form and produce media persons with a difference - with ethics, objectivity, values, professionalism and concern for the society in the same Josephite ethos, tradition, and work culture of last 130 years.

Objectives :
To equip the students with knowledge, skills, and aptitude for a truly professional career.
To give an in-depth understanding of media and communication to prepare each candidate for an enriching media profession.
To offer training in the use of the latest means of media and communication technology to face the challenges of an exciting profession.
To update with regard to the challenges offered by the new media and alternative media and to help to integrate them into one’s profession.

Facilities :
The Department of Communication has well equipped media labs for a holistic training in producing video documentaries, short films and audio programmes, designing content for Web portals, and regular productions of two print publications, the Beacon, a lab newspaper to be brought out five days a week, Monday thro’ Friday, and the Communiqué , a monthly.

The video lab has been upgraded with latest digital video cameras and non linear editing systems. For hands-on training, the lab has professional tapeless cameras (Panasonic AG – AC 120 EN camcorders) equipped with wide 21XHD zoom lens and memory cards for high quality recording. In addition, the Department also has Sony DV cameras (PD - 177P). Essential accessories required for multiple cameras indoor and outdoor shoot are available in the lab.

For video editing, the lab is equipped with non-linear editing systems consisting of high-end Intel processors with Windows and Mac OS. Students’ hands-on training will be on latest Adobe Premier (CS6) and FCP software. The lab also has a studio floor for news presentation and panel discussion exercises.

The audio lab of the Department has an audio booth and an edit suite for recording and editing audio productions on Pro Tools, one of the most widely used audio software by professionals. Using Pro Tools students can record, edit and mix sounds with ease.

For the production of the Beacon and the Communiqué, the print media lab is equipped with 17 editing systems loaded with the digital publishing software, QuarkXPress which is used in designing brochures, magazines and newspapers.

The Department keeps updating its production facilities to keep pace with the changing technology.

The media section of the PG library has a large collection of books, films, video and audio discs. Students can also use the undergraduate library facilities, including online research data bank.

Publications :
The Department brings out two publications – The Beacon (daily) and Communique (four times in a semester). Reporting, editing, layout and design for these lab journals is done by the students under the supervision of competent staff members. The college brings out a monthly magazine – Josephite – to which all students are encouraged to contribute. Chronicling of the campus events – text and visual - for the college website is done mainly by the Department of Mass Communication.

Placements :
St. Joseph’s College has a placement cell. It provides information in careers and jobs to students of the college. For the final year students, besides arranging placements [on and off campus], the cell also organizes interviews, career counseling, career mapping, internship, and aptitude tests for placement in the industry. The cell has been doing a great job in getting our students significant and well-paid positions in media houses and other corporate entities.

Several job opportunities are available to media/communication students graduating from SJC such as careers in newspapers, magazines, web publications, dot-com companies, television channels, radio stations, corporate communications, public relations, NGOs and a host of others.

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