Programmes

  • COURSE OUTLINE FOR MA MASS COMMUNICATION

    M.A. Program: offers hands-on approach that allows students to experience the full range of technical expertise, conceptual skills and artistic expression required to become accomplished practitioners of film & television. Through acquisition of theoretical knowledge & extensive production skills in Film, Television, Radio &still Photography, the program encourages students to adopt a creative, professional and scholarly approach to media practices. The post-graduates of the XCOMM could distinguish themselves in a diversity of media related careers as television producers, feature film directors, documentary filmmakers, news reporters, editors, camerapersons, production designers, scriptwriters and teachers. A student of MA will have to do 130 credits.

    MA MASS COMMUNICATION - SEMESTER – I

    THEORY

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    English Language Skills 3 Prof. Debopriya Banerjee
    Mass Communication Theories 3 Lourduraj Ignacimuthu
    Film Studies 3 Amit Patra
    Television Studies 3 Lourduraj Ignacimuthu
    Screen Writing 3 Amit Patra

    PRACTICALS

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Digital Still Photography 3 Rajat Ghosh
    Cinematography 3 Ashijit Ganguli
    Digital Video Editing 4 Shruti Bora
    Computer Applications in media 3 Satyanarayan Mahopatra
    Non-Fiction Film 3 Satyabrata Das
    Short-Fiction Film - 1 3 Satyabrata Das

    SPECIALIZATION

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Journalism – 1 3 Dr. Jolly Jose
    Introduction to Advertising & PR 3 Dr. Raj Kishore Patra
    Total 40

    SEMESTER – II

    THEORY

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Mass Media Research 3 Lourduraj Ignacimuthu
    TV Production (Theory) 3 Satyabrata Das
    Media Laws & Ethics 3 Dr. Raj Kishore Patra
    Script Writing for Television 3 Amala Thomas

    PRACTICALS

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Online TV Production 4 Satyabrata Das
    Digital Audio Production 3 Hudson Taylor
    Social Documentary Film 6 Satyabrata Das

    SPECIALIZATION

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Communication Theories 3 Alwyn Rodrigues SJ
    Reporting & Editing for Media 3 Dr. Jolly Jose
    Media, Culture & Society 3 Dr. Raj Kishore Patra

    SEMINARS

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Communication Theories 3 Alwyn Rodrigues SJ
    Reporting & Editing for Media 1 Dr. Jolly Jose
    Media, Culture & Society 1 Dr. Raj Kishore Patra
    Total 36

    SEMESTER – III

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Advanced Research in Media 3 Dr. Raj Kishore Patra
    Introduction to Advertising 3 Anu Sinha
    Introduction to Public Relations 3 Dr. Raj Kishore Patra
    Corporate Communication 3 Dr. Raj Kishore Patra
    Social media & Online Journalism 3 Luke Mendes
    Communication & Social Justice 3 Lourduraj Ignacimuthu

    SPECIALIZATION

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Radio Production 3 Velu Shankar
    Television Production – 2 3 Satyabrata Das
    Magazine Production 3 Prof. Debo Banerjee
    Journalism Studies – 2 3 Dr. Jolly Jose
    Total 33

    SEMESTER – IV

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Advanced Research in Media 3 Dr. Raj Kishore Patra
    Dissertation 8 Anu Sinha
    Internship 8 Dr. Raj Kishore Patra
    Total 21
    Grand Total 130

    Note: The students will have a 3-month long internship at the industry during the 4th semester. They would also prepare the dissertation side by side with their guides and submit the same by April first week for evaluation. The mode of working on dissertation will start from second semester with the paper on “mass media research.”

    MODE OF DELIVERY OF THE COURSE

    For every credit, which is 10 hours, the student is expected to put in 10 hours of pre-course and 10 hours of post-course. In addition, there will be screenings of films and workshops/guest lectures scheduled as per availability of the resource persons. A student will do 130 credits totally to get his/her MA in Mass Communication with specialization in Print journalism, TV production, Advertising & PR and Film.

  • PG DIPLOMA IN FILM & TV: DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW P.G. Diploma in Film & TV Production: aims to provide an integrated overview of the mediums of film and television with emphasis on content production. Value additions will be in terms of appreciation of this medium through hands-on practices, film screenings, workshops, field trips and guest lecturers. While the emphasis is on the art and craft of audio-visual production (direction, scripting, cinematography, editing, sound and special effects) the course also attempts to provide students with an opportunity to look at the canon of classical and contemporary cinema to critically appreciate and analyze films in the changing social milieu. Personal and group video/film productions will make the students competent to handle pressures as well as the demand for quality creative content for the media industry.

    PG DIPLOMA IN FILM & TV PRODUCTION - SEMESTER – I

    THEORY

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Mass Communication Theories 3 Lourduraj Ignacimuthu
    Film Studies 3 Amit Patra
    Television Studies 3 Lourduraj Ignacimuthu
    Screen Writing 3 Amit Patra

    PRACTICALS

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Digital Still Photography 3 Rajat Ghosh
    Cinematography 3 Ashijit Ganguli
    Digital Video Editing 4 Shruti Bora
    Computer Applications in Media 3 Satyanarayan Mahopatra
    Non-Fiction Film 3 Satyabrata Das
    Short-Fiction Film – 1 3 Satyabrata Das

    SPECIALIZATION

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Directorial Practices 6 Ashoke Viswanathan
    Lighting for Film & TV 3 Ashijit Ganguli
    Total 40

    SEMESTER – II

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Mass Media Research 3 Lourduraj Ignacimuthu
    Digital Audio Production 3 Hudson Taylor
    TV Production (Theory) 3 Satyabrata Das

    PRACTICALS

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Short Fiction Film – 2 4 Satyabrata Das
    Script Writing for Television 3 Amala Thomas

    SPECIALIZATION

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Final Social Documentary 6 Resident Faculty
    Online TV Production 4 Lourduraj Ignacimuthu
    Lighting for Film & TV 3 Ashijit Ganguli

    SEMINARS

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Media Laws 1 Dr. Jolly Jose
    Management of Electronic media 1 Alwyn Rodrigues
    Music 1 Gifton Elias
    Digital Video Effects 1 Nimish Vohra
    Total 31
  • PG DIPLOMA IN BROADCAST JOURNALISM

    PG Diploma in BCJcovers select areas of mass communication like Journalism, Television production, Argumentation, Mass Communication theories, Reporting for TV, Video Editing and Scripting for Radio & TV News. Other related subjects make a student professional broadcast journalist. Every student is taught to provide truthful and intelligent account of the news, to serve as a forum for the exchange of comment and criticism, to present an accurate picture of constituent groups in society. He or she learns to circulate and clarify goals and values of society and gains full access to information through inputs and the practical projects that he/she would undertake using the high-end equipment provided at XCOMM. A PG diploma student of BCJ will do 75 credits in 2 semesters.

    PG DIPLOMA IN BROADCAST JOURNALISM - SEMESTER – I

    THEORY

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Mass Communication Theories 3 Lourduraj Ignacimuthu
    Television Studies 3 Lourduraj Ignacimuthu
    Art, Culture & Heritage 2 Visiting faculty
    Hands on Journalism 3 Pradyuman Maheswari
    English Language Skills 3 Debopriya Banerjee

    PRACTICALS

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Digital Still Photography 3 Rajat Ghosh
    Cinematography 3 Ashijit Ganguli
    Digital Video Editing 4 Shruti Bora
    Computer Applications in Media 3 Satyanarayan Mahopatra
    News Feature Film 3 Satyabrata Das

    SPECIALIZATION

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    News Reporting 3 Jolly Jose
    Argumentation 2 Debopriya Banerjee
    Features & Editorial writing 3 Debopriya Banerjee
    Total 38

    SEMESTER – II

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Mass Media Research 3 Lourduraj Ignacimuthu
    Digital Audio Production 3 Hudson Taylor
    TV Production 3 Satyabrata Das
    Social Media & Online Journalism 3 Luke Mendes

    PRACTICALS

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Photojournalism 2 Shilbhadra Dutta
    Script Writing for Television 3 Amala Thomas
    Public Speaking & Presentational Skills 2 Debopriya Banerjee

    SPECIALIZATION

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Final Social Documentary 6 Satyabrata Das
    Online TV Production 4 Lourduraj Ignacimuthu
    Web designing 3 Satyanarayan Mahopatra
    Print Production 3 Satyanarayan Mahopatra

    SEMINARS

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Electronic Media Management 1 Alwyn Rodrigues SJ
    Aesthetics 1 V. S. George SJ
    Total 37

    MODE OF DELIVERY OF THE COURSE

    Projects that are done by every PG Diploma student of BCJ will make him a broadcast journalist and a hardcore media professional. The projects give the students skills for being a broadcaster, editor, writer, documentary filmmaker, an anchor, and online journalist. For every credit, which is 10 hours, the student is expected to put in 10 hours of pre-course and 10 hours of post-course. In addition to these, there will be field reporting, electronic newsgathering and workshops/guest lectures scheduled as per availability of the resource person. Depending on the availability of media professionals from the broadcast industry, the sessions could be held on the week-ends.

    FACILITIES

    XCOMM has a fully equipped air-conditioned studio, a soundproof control room, a sound studio, cameras and lights to enable students to prepare productions that will simulate real life work situations. XCOMM has a HDTV studio with professional lights and all that go with professional Film & TV production. The studio has facilities like professional Panasonic HD cameras, edit suites, online switcher which can handle 8-inputs, and a teleprompter.

    ELIGIBILITY

    • Any graduate in Arts, Mass Media, Engineering, Science or Commerce.
    • There is an on-line entrance test followed by an individual interview at Bhubaneswar or skype interview.
    • Working persons are not eligible.
    • Attendance is compulsory for all lectures, film screenings, workshops and other group activities in order to graduate and receive the diploma.
    • As the course is physically demanding, absenteeism because of ill- health may disqualify a student.
  • BSc MASS COMMUNICATION

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW BSc Mass Communication is the undergraduate program designed to train the young minds to acquire knowledge about the functions & processes of mass media. The program entails all major components of mass communication including Print, Film, Radio, TV, Advertising and Public Relations. The student is rightly exposed to both theory and practical aspects of the mediums and trained to critically understand the applications. The USP of the program lies in the hands-on approach with the latest audio-visual media equipment used for practical. Exposure to various media houses too will be part of the course along with internship and research.

    BSc MASS COMMUNICATION - SEMESTER – I

    THEORY

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Basic Skills in Writing 3 Debopriya Banerjee
    Indian Culture 2 Jolly Jose
    Human Communication 4 Lourduraj Ignacimuthu
    Radio Broadcasting 4 Jolly Jose
    Writing for Media 4 Amrit Amlan Pattanaik
    Visual Communication 4 Amrit Amlan Pattanaik

    PRACTICALS

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Computer Applications for Media 3 Satyanarayan Mahopatra
    Digital Audio Production 3 Ameet Kumar Parichha

    SEMESTER – II

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Basic Writing Skills 3 Debopriya Banerjee
    Introduction to Journalism 3 Jolly Jose
    Evolution of Arts 3 Amrit Amlan Pattanaik
    Mass Communication Theories 3 Lourduraj Ignacimuthu
    Elements of Film 3 Amrit Amlan Pattanaik

    PRACTICALS

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Computer Applications for Media 3 Satyanarayan Mahopatra
    Broadcast Journalism 3 Ameet Kumar Parichha
    Digital Still Photography 3 Ameet Kumar Parichha

    SECOND YEAR - SEMESTER – III

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Media Ethics 4 Jolly Jose
    Media and Culture 4 Raj Kishore Patra
    Print Journalism 4 Jolly Jose
    Television production – 1 4 Satyabrata Das

    PRACTICALS

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Web Designing 4 Satyanarayan Mahopatra
    Print Journalism 4 Jolly Jose
    Television Production – 1 5 Raj Kishore Patra & Ameet Parichha
    Total 29

    SEMESTER – IV

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Television Production – 2 4 Satyabrata Das
    Advertising & Public Relations 4 Raj Kishore Patra
    Management of Electronic media 4
    New Media Technologies 4

    PRACTICALS

    Subjects Credits Faculty
    Anchoring 3 Lourduraj Ignacimuthu & Ameet Parichha
    Advertising & Public Relations 5 Raj Kishore Patra & Ameet Parichha
    Television Production –2 5 Satyabrata Das & Ameet Parichha
    Total 29