Department of Journalism &Mass Communication

About Department of Journalism and Mass Communication

The four semester Master Degree Programme in Journalism &Mass Communication equip the womencandidates to work in any media organization stations like Newspapers,Magazines, Television channels, Broadcasting stations, News agencies, PublicRelations Departments, Advertising Agencies, Technical Writing, Online journalismand Business Journalism, Teaching and Research and any other media related jobof both electronic and print media. The MCJ programme also aims at theempowerment of women for the formation as social scientists for making plansand strategies for the needed social change, so as to accelerate theDevelopment process. The course content also gives opportunities for leadershipqualities for women to become political leaders and to meet the challenges ofthe technocracy.


  • Inaugurated on 31 August, 2005
  • First Institution in Kerala introduced journalism course for women
  • Job oriented program with 100% placements
  • High Pass percentages


Empowerment of women by pursuing academic and professional excellence to strengthen media’s role in a democratic society.


To inculcate self-development and to nurture research culture among students in pursuit of excellence in a rapidly changing global media environment.


  • Knowledge Enrichment
  • Research Culture
  • Mentoring & Tutoring
  • Workshops & Seminars
  • Certificate Courses


  • Publications
  • Audio and Video Production
  • Technical Writing
  • Media Management
  • Invited talks & Debates
  • Film Club & Media Analysis


  • Industry Exposure
  • Holistic Approach
  • Personality Development
  • Internship Assistance
  • Placement assistance
  • Sports & Activities

COURSE DETAILS ( Four Semester Post Graduate Programe)

  • Print Journalism
  • Television Production
  • Visual Media Production
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Communication Research
  • Digital Photography
  • Film Studies
  • News Editing and Reporting
  • Media History and  Communication Theories


  • News paper Production
  • Debates & Interviews
  • Media Workshops
  • Film Club & Analysis
  • Seminars & Invited Talks

Masters Degree Programme in

Journalism and Mass Communication Syllabus 2018 - 2019 Admissions

1. Title of Programme

Master Degree course in Journalism and Mass Communication

2. Duration of the Programme

Four semesters with each semester consisting of a minimum of 90 working days distributed over a minimum of 18 weeks, each of 5 working days.

3. Eligibility

Candidates who have passed a Bachelor Degree course of the University of Calicut or any other university recognized by the University of Calicut as equivalent there to and have secured a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate are eligible to apply. However professional graduates will be considered for M.A Journalism and Mass Communication, admission provided if they secure minimum of first class (60%) in overall subjects. Backward communities and SC/ST candidates will get relaxation in marks as per University rules.

4. Admission

Admission to the course shall be made in the order of merit of performance of eligible candidates at the entrance examination. The 3 hour entrance examination will assess the language ability, general knowledge and aptitude of the candidate. Candidates securing 50% at the entrance examination alone will be considered for admission. Candidates belonging to backward communities would be eligible for admission if they secure 47% at the entrance exam.

5. Weightage

  1. Holders of PG diploma in journalism 5 marks
  2. Working journalist with two years of experience in ABC accredited newspapers 5     marks
  3. Graduates with journalism sub 5 marks
  4. Three year degree holders with journalism main 7 marks
  5.  Bachelor’s Degree holders in Multimedia 5 marks

Communication /Visual Communication/ Film Production/Video Production candidates will be given weightage in only one of the categories whichever is higher. Weightage will be given only on production of authentic certificates.

6. Intake:

The intake shall be restricted to number sanctioned by the University from time to time for each batch. Reservation of seats for SC/ST and other backward community will be as per the reservation rules of the University.

7. Fee:

Fee for the programme will be as per the directions issued by the University of Calicut in line with the policy of the Government.

8. Infrastructure requirements for conducting the Programme

Apart from the statutory requirements for the programmes in general, the colleges shall ensure the following infrastructure for conducting the Journalism and Mass Communication programme:

  1. Well equipped media laboratory with computers, softwares, recording and editing facilities, internet connections, printers, scanners, still cameras, video cameras, news services, projectors
  2. Audio Visual Rooms equipped with film screening facilities
  3. Lab Studio for students’ audio visual production and news programming practice.
  4. Adequate number of text and reference books covering each course of the programme. Before affiliating the programme, or granting continuation of provisional affiliation for the programme, the inspection commissions/committees appointed by the University shall ensure the availability of the above mentioned facilities.

9. Program Outcome

  • To Broaden horizons of life and develops  research skills 
  • To build competent youth to meet the global demand
  • To perceive the total human growth ensuring physical, psychological, social, emotional   and spiritual wellbeing
  • To strengthen the participatory approaches in all levels of development processes.

10. Program Specific Outcome

 Mastered on contemporary skills required for a journalist, equip them with reporting, editing and production techniques relevant to the dynamic media world.

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