BJMC Course Admission 2024 at UMU, Top University Ranchi
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Duration

3 Years
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Eligibility

Min. should have passed 12th (10+2) examination
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Fees

Total 1,83,000 INR only

Admission Open 2024-25 | BJMC Programme | Usha Martin University

About the Programme

Journalism and Mass Communication are all about various media forms,i.e. newspapers, magazines, radio, television, cinema, advertising, public relations, digital media, etc. The BAJMC program provides a solid foundation for students willing to become future media professionals. The curriculum is a sound combination of theory and practical aspects. It is designed to equip students with a judicious blend of knowledge, skills, and attitudes to become media professionals. The program also takes into account all the requirements of the ever-changing media industry.

The Programme of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communication Degree (BAJMC) of the Usha Martin University (UMU) shall be conducted full-time under the Faculty of Journalism &Mass Communication. The offered Bachelor’s degree program is a testament to its commitment to grooming the next generation of proficient media professionals. The program enhances students’ learning experiences by facilitating them with the latest cutting-edge technologies and software and organizing regular workshops, seminars, industry experts’ lectures, and educational tours. Students are trained to become bilingual media persons, keeping in mind the contemporary industry requirements; hence, they can learn in the classroom and write the examination in Hindi and English.

The three-year Bachelor’s curriculum has been divided into six semesters, including lectures, tutorials, practicals, projects, industrial visits, educational tours, etc. The curriculum also includes other curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities as may be prescribed by the University occasionally.

The University has adopted a Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), allowing students to choose courses from the prescribed courses: core, elective/minor, or skill-based.

The three-year Bachelor’s curriculum has been divided into six semesters, including lectures, tutorials, practicals, projects, industrial visits, educational tours, etc. The curriculum also includes other curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities as may be prescribed by the University occasionally.

The University has adopted a Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), allowing students to choose courses from the prescribed courses: core, elective/minor, or skill-based.

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PROGRAMME DURATION ELIGIBILITY MODE
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Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication (BAJMC)

 

3 Years 12th Any Stream Semester

Programme Overview

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)
  • To impart the basic knowledge of Journalism and Mass Communication and equip students with the knowledge and essential skills required for working in various media organizations
  • To develop the learner into industry-ready efficient media professionals with a sound understanding of professional ethics, Indian values and global culture
  • To impart Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) skills, including digital media literacy and competencies and imbibe the culture of research, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • To prepare socially responsible media professionals with global vision by encouraging critical thinking, research aptitude, and ethics related to media among the students
Programme Learning Outcomes

PO-1: Identify various processes of communication and journalism

PO-2: Write for newspapers, radio, television and new media

PO-3: Utilize various communication technologies used in media

PO-4: Produce multiple forms of content for different media

PO-5: Undertake a professional assignment in the Media & Entertainment Industry

PO-6: Develop as a committed and responsible media professional

PO-7: Startup as a media entrepreneur adhering to human values

Program Specific Outcomes

PSO 1: Graduates should be able to demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills for various forms of media, including print, broadcast, and digital, with a strong understanding of journalistic ethics and apply ethical principles in their reporting and writing.

PSO 2: Graduates should be proficient in using various media tools and technologies, including videography, photography, and editing software. They should understand the media landscape, including emerging technologies and changing audience preferences, and innovate in their professional approaches.

Expectations from you

Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication assures you that the three-year course will strengthen your potential and capability of thinking, writing and producing content for various media platforms. However, the prerequisite to excel in this field is to be curious about whatever is happening around the world. So, the learner, prepare yourself in the following ways:

Read newspapers minutely and precisely.

  • Listen to the radio and possess a strong passion for storytelling
  • Grab knowledge and learn how to present through various television programs and web media.
  • Always keep an eye on your community to gain a good understanding of at least sociocultural and economic processes.
  • Develop your understanding of contemporary issues.
Job prospects
  1. Government Sector
  2. Print Media (newspapers, Magazines, Publishing House
  3. Radio Industry
  4. Television Industry
  5. Corporate Communication Officer/ Public Relations Officer –
  6. Digital Media/Social Media Specialist
  7. Film Industry
  8. Media and Event Planner
  9. Advertising Industry
  10. Entrepreneur
  11. NGOs
Vision

To be the state of art institution for media education.

Mission
  • To nurture aspiring journalists with a solid commitment to accuracy, fairness, professional and ethical reporting
  • To make students adapt to the ever-changing media landscape, encouraging them to be lifelong learners and embrace innovation
  • To establish collaborations and partnerships with media organizations, professional and other academic institutions to enhance opportunities for students and faculty
  • To promote media literacy and research in media studies and emerging media technologies to advance knowledge and understanding in the field

Programme Curriculum

First Semester

First Semester
Sr.no. Subject Code Name of the Subject Periods Total Credits Total Hours Evaluation Scheme Total Marks

 

Continuous Evaluation

End Semester Examination
Lecture Tutorial Practical

Mid Term

Assessment

Internal Assessment Total End Semester Examination
1.

BAJMC-C101

 

Introduction to   Journalism 3 1 0 4 4 25 15 40 60 100
2. BAJMC-C102 History of Media 3 1 0 4 4 25 15 40 60 100
3. BAJMC-AEC01 Communicative Hindi 3 1 0 4 4 25 15 40 60 100
4. BAJMC-SEC01 Computer Applications* 2 0 4 4 6 25 15 40 60 100
5. BAJMC-C105 Current Affairs 3 1 0 4 4 25 15 40 60 100
Total 14 04 04 20 22 125 75 200 300 500

Second Semester

Second Semester
Sr.no.

Sub.

Code

Name of the Subject Periods Total Credits Total Hours Evaluation Scheme Total Marks

 

 

Continuous

Evaluation

End Semester Examination
Lecture Tutorial Practical Mid Term Evaluation Internal Assessment Total End Semester Examination
1.

 BAJMC-C201

 

Basics of Communication 4 1 0 5 5 25 15 40 60 100
2.  BAJMC-DSE01 To be opted from the list of offered papers 4 1 0 5 5 25 15 40 60 100
3.  BAJMC-AEC02 Environment Science 3 1 0 4 4 25 15 40 60 100
4.  BAJMC-AEC03 Communicative English 3 1 0 4 4 25 15 40 60 100
5.  BAJMC-SEC02 Visual Communication 3 1 0 4 4 25 15 40 60 100
Total 17 05 00 22 22 125 75 200 300 500

Third Semester

Third Semester
Sr.no.

Sub.

Code

Name of the Subject Periods Total Credits

 

Total Hours

 

 

 

Evaluation Scheme Total Marks

 

Continuous

Evaluation

End Semester Examination
Lecture Tutorial Practical

Mid Term

Assessment

Internal Assessment Total End Semester Examination
1.

BAJMC-C301

 

Development Communication 4 1 0 5 5 25 15 40 60 100
2. BAJMC-SEC03 Photography* 2 0 4 4 6 25 15 40 60 100
3. BAJMC-C303 Advertising 4 1 0 5 5 25 15 40 60 100
4. BAJMC-SEC04 Reporting and Editing 4 1 0 5 5 25 15 40 60 100
5. BAJMC-C305 Writing for Media* 2 0 4 4 6 25 15 40 60 100
Total 16 03 08 23 27 125 75 200 300 500

Fourth Semester

Fourth Semester
Sr.no.

Sub.

Code

Name of the Subject Periods Total Credits Total Hours Evaluation Scheme Total Marks

 

Continuous Evaluation

End Semester Examination
Lecture Tutorial Practical

Mid Term

Assessment

Internal Assessment Total End Semester Examination
1.

BAJMC-C401

 

Media Laws and Ethics 4 1 0 5 5 25 15 40 60 100
2. BAJMC-C402 Public Relations 4 1 0 5 5 25 15 40 60 100
3. BAJMC-C403 Computer Graphics* 2 0 4 4 6 25 15 40 60 100
4. BAJMC-SEC05 Mobile Journalism* 2 0 4 4 6 25 15 40 60 100
5. BAJMC-DSE02 To be opted from the list of offered papers 2 0 4 4 6 25 15 40 60 100
Total 14 02 12 22 28 125 75 200 300 500

Fifth Semester

Fifth Semester
Sr.no. Sub Code

Name of the Subject

 

 

Periods Total Credits Total Hours Evaluation Scheme Total Marks

 

Continuous Evaluation

End Semester Examination
Lecture Tutorial Practical Mid Term Evaluation Internal Assessment Total End Semester Examination
1.

BAJMC-C501

 

Global Media 4 1 0 5 5 25 15 40 60 100
2. BAJMC- DSE03 To be opted from the list of offered papers 2 0 4 5 6 25 15 40 60 100
3. BAJMC- GE01 Convergent Journalism 3 1 0 4 4 25 15 40 60 100
4. BAJMC- C504 Radio Production* 2 0 4 4 6 25 15 40 60 100
5. BAJMC-C505 Television Production* 2 0 4 4 6 25 15 40 60 100
Total 13 02 12 22 27 125 75 200 300 500

Sixth Semester

Sixth Semester
Sr.no. Sub. Code  Name of the Subject Periods Total Credits Total Hours Evaluation Scheme Total Marks

 

Continuous

Evaluation

End Semester Examination
Lecture Tutorial Practical

Mid Term

Assessment

Internal Assessment Total End Semester Examination
1.

BAJMC-C601

 

   New Media 4 1 0 5 5 25 15 40 60 100
2. BAJMC-GE02 Media, Culture and Society 3 1 0 4 4 25 15 40 60 100
3. BAJMC-P601 Production Project 2 2 4 6 8

Production Work – 150

Report Submission – 30

Viva-Voce – 20

200
4. BAJMC-P602 Internship 6  12

Internship Certificate – 20

Internship Report -50, Viva Voce -30

100
Total 09 04 04 21 29   500

How to Apply

Usha Martin University offers admissions to wide range of degree programmes ranging from Bachelors to Post Graduate, Ph.D, M.Phil, in addition to diploma programmes. Usha Martin University aims to facilitate its students to select avenues as per their career goals and interest from among our MBA, BBA, B.Com, B.A (English), B.Sc. (Agriculture), BA (Journalism and Mass Communication), B.Sc. (Physiotherapy).

The admission process of Usha Martin University is fairly easy.

Candidates seeking admissions at Usha Martin University, have two options:

Online Applications:

Candidates who wish to apply online can fill up Application form by clicking “APPLY ONLINE” link on website and payment can also be made online through Debit card, Credit Card and Internet Banking.

Note: Those who are not able to make the online payment can send the payment to the University through a DD of Rs. 500/- in favour of Usha Martin University payable at Jharkhand.

 Offline Applications:

Candidates can download the Form from website. If the Application Form is downloaded from the website, the applicants are required to enclose a Demand Draft of `500/- in favour of Usha Martin University, Jharkhand, payable at Jharkhand along with the Application Form, failing which the application shall be rejected.

A duly filled Application Form must be delivered in person or sent through registered post/ speed post/ reputed courier service to ensure that the application form is received by the University within the specified time and date. The form can also be sent to the city office mentioned on the website

Candidates can also collect Application Form from University campus and its selected Branches Offices as mentioned

Note:

After receiving the application form, the candidates will be informed by the University officials within 7 working days, and the information about admission (Through Entrance Exam or Merit Basis) will be intimated to candidates accordingly.

  • If a student admitted to the institute is found to have given any false information or suppressed any material information, his/her admission will be cancelled, and fees will not be refunded.
  • Cost of application fee once paid is non-refundable.
  • The institute does not take responsibility for the delay in transit involved in receipt and delivery of any communication between the institute and the applicant.
  • All disputes are subject to the legal jurisdiction of District Ranchi, Jharkhand, (India).
  • Those who are given provisional admission due to non-declaration of their graduation result are required to submit the marks sheet up to 31st October 2020.
  • Students must follow all the rules and regulations, framed from time to time by the institute. Breach of any of these may render him/her liable for penalty under the rules and/or expulsion from the institute

The University reserves the right to alter the course content of the programmes, rules and regulations, teaching schedule, tuition fee payable, boarding and lodging fees and/or any other matter pertaining to its working. The Management’s decision will be deemed as final in all such matters.

The minimum eligibility criteria for the admissions to Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication are as follows:

  • The candidate should have passed 12th examination from any recognized board, University or council.
  • A candidate seeking admission in Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication programme must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in 12th Examination or equivalent.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC, physically challenged, war widow and other such categories, a relaxation of 5% would apply as per the Government of India reservation policy.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

What is Journalism and Mass Communication?

The Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication is referred to as BJMC. The major goal of this undergraduate degree program is to give students a thorough understanding of mass communication and journalism.

What are the eligibility criteria for BJMC ?

Candidates must have completed their 10+2 or its equivalent at a recognized university or board with at least a 50% grade point average. 

What is the duration of the BJMC course?

The three-year BJMC undergraduate program gives you the opportunity to learn and work in the media and journalism fields. Important facets of the media are covered in the course, including radio journalism, broadcasting, photojournalism, PR theory, and various forms of communication. There are six semesters for this course.

What is the BJMC course salary?

The average BJMC salary in India is INR 5 LPA, while the cost of BJMC courses can vary from INR 5 to 6 lakh. 

What Jobs can you do after BJMC?

Following completion of a BJMC course, one can pursue careers in journalism, copywriting, public relations, media planning, radio jockeying, video production, social media management, news anchoring, and event management, among other fields.

Which college is best for the BJMC course in Ranchi?

The best university for the Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC) program is Usha Martin University in Ranchi, because you will experience great faculty expertise, infrastructure, and relevance of the curriculum. All the essential and crucial benefits and facilities are provided by Usha Martin University.

Can I do BJMC after the 12th?

Yes, interested students seeking admission to the Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC) can do BJMC after 12th grade. You must have completed the 12th grade or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks. 

Is the Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC) course available at UMU?

Yes, the BJMC course is available at Usha Martin University. If you are eager to take admission to the Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication, you can take admission directly. You will get all the necessary and significant advantages during your BJMC course.

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