The Department of Journalism has been created to produce industry-ready professionals, who are proficient with the art of news. The department plays a significant role in being a gateway to the exciting and evolving world of journalism. The department has a practical approach and it teaches one to think like a journalist and analyze and critique the news media. Convergence and multimediality constitute the twin approaches that mark the conduction of programmes at the department. Platform-agnostic storytelling, news ethics and news entrepreneurship form the guiding rocks of all the programmes conducted by the department.

Our Vision

To provide industry-oriented and effective higher education in journalism with a hawk’s eye on the three primary yet contemporary professional factors – convergence, ethics and entrepreneurship.

Our Mission

  1. Create socially conscious and industry-ready journalists through a convergent and ethically oriented education and an organically developed and relevant curriculum.
  2. Develop and augment skills pertaining to innovation, analysis, ethics and entrepreneurship among the journalists of tomorrow.
  3. Instil the sense of empathy and produce competent and responsible journalists.
  4. Develop the capacity to form effective relationships and produce journalists, who can make a difference.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Field-based approach of delivering news lessons and storytelling method of education.
  • Convergence model of news education.
  • Research-driven and industry-backed curricula.
  • Media Entrepreneurship, Media Ethics and Media Technology integrated into the curriculum.
  • Regular industry interfaces.
  • Opportunity to pursue a minor course along with the major degree.
  • Alumni placement assistance up to three years.
  • Adamas Comprehensive Excellence (ACE) Score for holistic development.
  • Placement assistance for up to five years.
  • Industry alliances.

Dr. Sunayan Bhattacharjee

Head Of The Department

Department of Journalism, School of Media and Communication

Dr. Sunayan Bhattacharjee, who has a Ph.D. in Film Studies (2020) from the School of Liberal Studies under Pandit Deendayal Energy University in Gandhinagar, is currently an Associate Professor with the School of Media and Communication at Adamas University in Kolkata. He is also the Head of the Department of the Department of Journalism. A journalism postgraduate (2010) from the prestigious Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication in Pune, he previously served as an Assistant Professor and Course Leader with the School of Contemporary Media under Pearl Academy in Delhi. He has earlier been a journalist with renowned organizations such as The Times of India in Chennai and Reuters News in Bengaluru. He has also been the Associate Editor of The Cinemaholic, a popular global cinema portal. He was the Assistant Editor of edInbox, a news portal that covers educational news from all across Southeast Asia. He also boasts of a considerable teaching experience with prior stints at Tripura University in Agartala, Pandit Deendayal Energy University and Ramoji Krian Universe in Hyderabad. He is a UGC-NET qualified scholar. For his Ph.D. thesis, he studied the postmodern and surrealist works of renowned American filmmaker David Lynch, who was described by The Guardian as “the most important director of this era”. Sunayan authored a book on the surrealist movies of David Lynch. He has also jointly edited a book on digital communication and has a number of research and other publications across multiple journals, periodicals and books.

B.A. (Hons) Media and Communication

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  1. Understand the various domains that come under the bigger domain of media and communication.
  2. Apply the knowledge in various areas of media and communication and come up with innovative solutions or take up higher education and research.
  3. Work competently as individuals and as members of a team on projects concerning media and communication.
  4. Engage in bettering the professional practices in media and communication and develop the capacity to adjust with social and professional changes.
  5. Create innovative products and practices to aid various practices under the larger field of media and communication.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

  1. Media and Communication Knowledge: Apply the knowledge acquired in journalism, audio-visual communication, public relations, advertising and event management in order to solve problems – both simple and complex.
  2. Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex application problems in media and communication reaching substantiated conclusions using the knowledge of journalism, audio-visual communication, public relations, advertising and event management.
  3. Design/ Development of Solutions: Design solutions for unsolved issues in media and communication and design strategic solutions that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for social and ethical considerations.
  4. Conduct Investigations of Complex Problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of analysis and interpretation of data and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  5. Modern Tool Usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern media and communication tools with an understanding of the limitations.
  6. The Communicator and Society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, economic, political, ethical and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional media and communication practices.
  7. Social Environment: Understand the impact of media and communication practices in creating the social environment, and demonstrate the knowledge of and need for sustainable development.
  8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of media and communication.
  9. Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  10. Communication: Communicate effectively on specific communication issues with the larger media community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  11. Project Management: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the media and communication issues and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  12. Life-long Learning: Recognize the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in media and communication.

Eligibility

An aspiring candidate has to be a 10+2 pass-out in any discipline. Additionally, an aspiring candidate needs to qualify in Adamas University Admission Test (AUAT) for UG.

Fee Structure

Career Avenues

With the right sort of training, the learners of this programme will find it a cakewalk to find suitable placements after the completion of the programme. The learners can find placements at Television News Channels, News Portals, Newspapers, Magazines, News Agencies, Public Relations Farms and Agencies, Advertising Agencies, Digital Marketing Farms, Content Aggregating Farms, Content Writing Farms and Publicity Companies, Production Companies, Research Farms and the likes.

Additionally, Adamas University with its research focus will also orient learners for academics and research.

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Journalism

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  1. Understand the various professional areas that come under the bigger domain of journalism.
  2. Apply the knowledge in various areas of journalism and come up with innovative solutions or take up higher education and research.
  3. Work competently as individuals and as members of a team on platform-agnostic multimedia journalistic projects.
  4. Engage in bettering the professional practices in journalism and develop the capacity to adjust with social and professional changes.
  5. Create innovative products and practices to aid various areas under the larger field of journalism.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

  1. Journalism Knowledge: Apply the knowledge acquired in news writing and news presentation, news editing, news designing, news photography and news cinematography, content development and proofreading in order to solve problems – both simple and complex.
  2. Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex application problems in journalism reaching substantiated conclusions using the knowledge of news writing and news presentation, news editing, news designing, news photography and news cinematography, content development and proofreading.
  3. Design/ Development of Solutions: Design solutions for unsolved issues in journalism and design strategic solutions that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for social and ethical considerations.
  4. Conduct Investigations of Complex Problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of analysis and interpretation of data and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  5. Modern Tool Usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern platform-agnostic multimedia journalistic tools with an understanding of the limitations.
  6. Journalist and Society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, economic, political, ethical and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional journalistic practices.
  7. Social Environment: Understand the impact of journalistic practices in creating the social environment, and demonstrate the knowledge of and need for sustainable development.
  8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of journalism.
  9. Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  10. Communication: Communicate effectively on specific journalistic issues with the larger media community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  11. Project Management: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the journalistic issues and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  12. Life-long Learning: Recognize the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in journalism.

Eligibility

An aspiring candidate has to be a graduate in any discipline from a UGC-recognized university. Additionally, an aspiring candidate needs to qualify in Adamas University Admission Test (AUAT) for PG.

Fee Structure

Career Avenues

With the right sort of training, the learners of this programme will find it a cakewalk to find suitable placements after the completion of the course. The learners can find placements at Television News Channels, FM Radio Channels, News Portals, Newspapers, Magazines, News Agencies, Public Relations Firms and Agencies, Content Aggregating Farms, Content Writing Farms and Publicity Companies, Production Companies, Research Farms and the likes.

Additionally, Adamas University with its research focus will also orient learners for academics and research. Research projects and dissertations constitute an integral part of the educational structure here.

B.A. (Hons) Media and Communication

B.A. (Hons) Media and Communication

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  1. Understand the various domains that come under the bigger domain of media and communication.
  2. Apply the knowledge in various areas of media and communication and come up with innovative solutions or take up higher education and research.
  3. Work competently as individuals and as members of a team on projects concerning media and communication.
  4. Engage in bettering the professional practices in media and communication and develop the capacity to adjust with social and professional changes.
  5. Create innovative products and practices to aid various practices under the larger field of media and communication.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

  1. Media and Communication Knowledge: Apply the knowledge acquired in journalism, audio-visual communication, public relations, advertising and event management in order to solve problems – both simple and complex.
  2. Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex application problems in media and communication reaching substantiated conclusions using the knowledge of journalism, audio-visual communication, public relations, advertising and event management.
  3. Design/ Development of Solutions: Design solutions for unsolved issues in media and communication and design strategic solutions that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for social and ethical considerations.
  4. Conduct Investigations of Complex Problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of analysis and interpretation of data and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  5. Modern Tool Usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern media and communication tools with an understanding of the limitations.
  6. The Communicator and Society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, economic, political, ethical and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional media and communication practices.
  7. Social Environment: Understand the impact of media and communication practices in creating the social environment, and demonstrate the knowledge of and need for sustainable development.
  8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of media and communication.
  9. Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  10. Communication: Communicate effectively on specific communication issues with the larger media community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  11. Project Management: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the media and communication issues and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  12. Life-long Learning: Recognize the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in media and communication.

Eligibility

An aspiring candidate has to be a 10+2 pass-out in any discipline. Additionally, an aspiring candidate needs to qualify in Adamas University Admission Test (AUAT) for UG.

Fee Structure

Career Avenues

With the right sort of training, the learners of this programme will find it a cakewalk to find suitable placements after the completion of the programme. The learners can find placements at Television News Channels, News Portals, Newspapers, Magazines, News Agencies, Public Relations Farms and Agencies, Advertising Agencies, Digital Marketing Farms, Content Aggregating Farms, Content Writing Farms and Publicity Companies, Production Companies, Research Farms and the likes.

Additionally, Adamas University with its research focus will also orient learners for academics and research.

M.A. (Journalism)

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Journalism

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  1. Understand the various professional areas that come under the bigger domain of journalism.
  2. Apply the knowledge in various areas of journalism and come up with innovative solutions or take up higher education and research.
  3. Work competently as individuals and as members of a team on platform-agnostic multimedia journalistic projects.
  4. Engage in bettering the professional practices in journalism and develop the capacity to adjust with social and professional changes.
  5. Create innovative products and practices to aid various areas under the larger field of journalism.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

  1. Journalism Knowledge: Apply the knowledge acquired in news writing and news presentation, news editing, news designing, news photography and news cinematography, content development and proofreading in order to solve problems – both simple and complex.
  2. Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex application problems in journalism reaching substantiated conclusions using the knowledge of news writing and news presentation, news editing, news designing, news photography and news cinematography, content development and proofreading.
  3. Design/ Development of Solutions: Design solutions for unsolved issues in journalism and design strategic solutions that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for social and ethical considerations.
  4. Conduct Investigations of Complex Problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of analysis and interpretation of data and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  5. Modern Tool Usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern platform-agnostic multimedia journalistic tools with an understanding of the limitations.
  6. Journalist and Society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, economic, political, ethical and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional journalistic practices.
  7. Social Environment: Understand the impact of journalistic practices in creating the social environment, and demonstrate the knowledge of and need for sustainable development.
  8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of journalism.
  9. Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  10. Communication: Communicate effectively on specific journalistic issues with the larger media community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  11. Project Management: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the journalistic issues and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  12. Life-long Learning: Recognize the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in journalism.

Eligibility

An aspiring candidate has to be a graduate in any discipline from a UGC-recognized university. Additionally, an aspiring candidate needs to qualify in Adamas University Admission Test (AUAT) for PG.

Fee Structure

Career Avenues

With the right sort of training, the learners of this programme will find it a cakewalk to find suitable placements after the completion of the course. The learners can find placements at Television News Channels, FM Radio Channels, News Portals, Newspapers, Magazines, News Agencies, Public Relations Firms and Agencies, Content Aggregating Farms, Content Writing Farms and Publicity Companies, Production Companies, Research Farms and the likes.

Additionally, Adamas University with its research focus will also orient learners for academics and research. Research projects and dissertations constitute an integral part of the educational structure here.