B.A. (Hons.) Journalism

B.A. (Hons.) Journalism

As a student of Journalism major at Department of Mass Communication, one develops the knowledge of the media and communication industries; and working skills required to make a career in the field of Journalism. The major course also prepares the students to undertake higher studies in the field of Journalism, Media and Communication.

As a student you develop skills and talents through core courses in writing, reporting, and video production to communication design by getting hands on experience on software tools used in the industry.  Theory classes expose you to contemporary issues of Indian society and politics, and train you to produce ethical and relevant journalism in the ever changing technological environment of the media.

Note: If course is not offered due to lack of adequate number of students, students of the same course will be transferred to other course on the basis of available seats as per the guidelines of the Academic Council.

Course Structure

3 + 1 years’ programme. Course Structure for the programme of Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Mass Communication with specialisation in Journalism.

B.A. (Hons.) in Journalism will engage students on contemporary issues in Media and Broadcasting industry, while developing their critical faculties. Students would develop skills to critically evaluate stories and content on their form and relevance to the society at large.

  • Principles of Management
  • Performing Arts
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Psychology
  • English Language
  • Motivation and Team Building 1
  • Leadership skills 1
  • Public Speaking and Corporate Communication 1
  • Gender and Society
  • Environmental Studies
  • Economics
  • OB
  • MS Office
  • Motivation and Team Building 2
  • Leadership Skills 2
  • Public Speaking and Corporate Communication 2
  • Fundamentals of Journalism
  • Technique and Art of Broadcasting
  • Digital Media - An Introduction
  • Advertising and PR - Principles, Concepts and Management
  • Media and Cultural Studies
  • Techniques and Podcasting
  • Principles of Communication
  • Reporting and Editing for Print
  • Media Literacy and Fake News
  • Production Lab - Radio
  • Digital Media: Journalism in New Era
  • Television News: Reporting and Editing
  • Theories of Communication
  • Media Ethics and Law
  • Advanced Broadcast Media 1
  • Digital Media: Theory and Concepts
  • Specialised Reporting: Politics, Business, Crime, Sports
  • History of Indian Media
  • Role of Ad & PR in Journalism
  • Development Communication
  • Media Research & Dissertation
  • Term Project (Supervised)
  • Global Media and Politics
  • Advanced Broadcast Media 2
  • Advanced Reporting for Journalism
  • Critical Thinking
  • Rural Immersion
  • Dissertation
  • Internship

Advance Diploma in Journalism

Advanced Diploma in Journalism will allow students to hone their writing and editing skills for both Print and Broadcast media enabling them to produce stories and content that would creatively inform and educate their audiences.

  • Content Creation (Print)
  • Content Production (Print)
  • Journalistic Writing 1
  • Creative Thinking
  • Personality Development 1
  • Internship
  • Content Creation (Broadcast)
  • Content Production (Broadcast)
  • Journalistic Writing 2
  • Archive Management
  • Personality Development 2
  • Internship

List of Elective Courses

Per Semester any 2 out of the 6 Elective Offered, to be selected

  • Aspects of Humanities
  • E-Commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Basics of Photography
  • Event Management
  • Corporate Branding
  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • Indian Economy
  • Travel Writing
  • Content Management System
  • New Media
  • Business Plan
  • Business Ethics
  • Corporate Law
  • Indian Constitution
  • Busting Fake News
  • Retail Banking
  • Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Bollywood
  • Logical Thinking and Critical Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Investment
  • Personal Finance
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Financial Institutions and Markets


Journalists, digital media specialists, advertising and public relation specialists, copywriters, TV producers, are some of the career options for journalism students. They can also be a part of the communication teams in NGOs and government agencies.
Yes, you can. A graduate from any field can apply for the course. Aspirants are required to have a flair for writing and sound knowledge in current affairs.
B.A. (Hons.) Journalism is a degree awarded to the students after they complete the three years undergraduate program. The course is aimed at providing holistic knowledge on contemporary issues in the Media and Broadcasting industry to the students.
B.A. (Hons.) Journalism at USLM is for three years. Our course is divided into 6 semesters.
The scope of journalism is increasing day by day. Some common career platforms for a journalism student are: print media, electronic media, digital media, educational institutions, publishing houses, news agencies, NGOs, and event management companies.
No, studying journalism doesn’t require maths. You need to be well versed in the language you choose to pursue the course in. Besides, you should have an understanding of the things happening around you and good knowledge of general awareness.
Yes, for pursuing BA Hons Journalism at USLM, candidates are required to appear for an entrance examination. Soon after the test, the college shortlists the candidates and calls them for a selection round that includes personal interview and group discussions.
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