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B.A. (Hons.) Media and Communication



01 August 2019

31 July 2022

3 Years

15th July 2019

3.50 Lacs


Our graduates will become communications professionals equipped with critical thinking and leadership skills rooted on a global, interdisciplinary perspective. The real-world focus and interdisciplinary nature of the program prepares students for a variety of endeavors, with the opportunity to participate in a rigorous internship program from the very first semester. Over the first two years of the B.A. (Hons.) then, students train in the foundational areas of communications studies through core courses and electives from both the JSJC and other schools at JGU. Students also complete internships each semester break. In the final year, students choose a major—as an area for concentrated study, and write a thesis. In other words, the final year thesis for the B.A. (Hons.) is a detailed work of substantial length and depth over a specialized subject, duly approved and advised by JSJC faculty. 


10+2 or Equivalent

Credit Structure 

For the B.A. (Hons.) degree in Media & Communication, the student needs to complete 30 3-credit courses. These 30 courses are broken down into 20 core courses + 10 electives, 4 of which should be interdisciplinary in nature drawn from other JGU schools, and the rest chosen from electives offered within JSJC.



The undergraduate programme at JSJC aims to create practitioners who would be suited for a range of career paths. For this reason, classroom knowledge at JSJC is constantly reinforced in a real world context, not least through a robust internship programme. The emphasis is on “learning to learn” since a vital part of a communications professional’s apparatus of thought is an ability to engage in lifelong learning. 
Hence, internships with media houses, international organisations, NGOs and corporate houses remain a core element of the curriculum. JSJC works closely with leading universities, educational, government and non-government institutions in India and abroad. That we expect, would be beneficial for students in securing internships, which would commence from the very first semester break. 
Students receive academic credit for the internships and therefore must complete a report. There would be minimum and maximum hours specified for each internship.

Total Credit Requirement for B.A. (Honours) in Media & Communication: 124 credits

Choosing a major: Students may select a major from a few indicative specialisation streams, such as journalism, media, applied communication, film and TV production, advanced new media and advanced communication strategy. In consultation with their academic advisor, students may even plan a self-designed major. 
Admission to a major: Students are required to declare and apply for a major within the first two weeks of their fourth semester. Thereupon, they will hear if they have been admitted to their preferred major well before the end of semester four. The criteria for admission is academic performance till date and interview with relevant JSJC faculty. Once admitted, the academic major requires completion of a specified number of credits in the major area. 

Last date of admission to the B.A. (Hons.) Media and Communication at Jindal School of Journalism and Communication is 15th July, 2018* (depends on seat availability).



History I: India and South Asia

Economics for Journalists

Journalism Skills I

English I: Writing

Indian Media History

Environment Studies


History II: Modern World

Indian Economy

Journalism Skills II: Radio & Voice

English II: Great Books

Media Theory

Introduction to Pop Culture


Reporting Religion and Caste

Research Methodology

Journalism Skills III: Television

English III: Long Format Writing

Media Law

Cross listed Elective


Indian Political System

Fact Finding- Fact Checking

Journalism Skills IV: News Lab

Media Ethics

Elective 1

Elective 2


Journalism Skills V: News Lab

Elective 1

Elective 2

Elective 3


Journalism Skills VI: News Lab


Elective 1

Elective 2


A scholarship programme is one of the most common ways to give financial assistance to underprivileged members of the community, who have great potential to thrive in academics. Our scholarship policies ensure that such students must not be left behind because of financial constraints.

We currently have nine categories in total under which the scholarships are granted: Savitri Jindal Studentship, Award Merit Scholarship, Shallu Jindal Outstanding Women Scholarship, Mrinaldeep Singh Scholarship, Savitri Jindal Merit cum Fellowship, Naveen Jindal Young Global Scholarship, O. P. Jindal Outstanding Merit Scholarship, Haryana Domicile Fee Concession and Chancellor’s Discretionary Fee Concession.

Every year, Merit cum Means Scholarship applications are invited from students and reviewed by the scholarship committee during a series of frequent meetings. Rules and regulations are drafted/amended every year as required. The criterion taken into consideration are merit (CGPA) and means (family income). Many other factors also play an important role like participation in debates, sports, cultural activities, societies’ events etc., contribution to university and research. The review is done in such a way that maximum students get benefitted.