B.A. is a graduation degree, that is bachelor f Arts and specialization of Convergent Journalism is very much related to Mass Communication. It deals with arts of news writing, editing, reporting, etc. It teaches about production of trailer or story and different kind of media. Candidates learn about various forms of writing like web, PDA screen, print and broadcast.
Candidates with strong will power, confident and tactful attitude are suitable for this course. They should be able to accept the criticism.
Candidates should be 12th passed in Arts stream. The minimum qualifying marks should be in the rage to 50-60% as aggregate. Some government and private institutes also conduct entrance examination for admission in this course.
Admission procedure varies from institute to institute and can be done directly on first come and first serve basis, on merit or through good performance in entrance tests. Candidates need to check the admission procedure of particular institute before submitting their application.
The duration for this course is 3 years just like other graduation courses. These 3 years are divided into 6 semesters and each semester ends with final examinations. For successfully completing the course, candidates need to clear each semester separately.
Further Study options
After B.A, candidates can go for M.A., that is Masters of Arts in same or related specialization. If the interest in studies still there even after M.A., PhD is also there and it is the highest academic degree in any field.
The course starts with theoretical topics like History of Journalism, Principles and different procedures of journalism, Fundamentals of computers, etc. Candidates also learn about mental health, writing skills, Folk Media communication and development communication. A part of English for communication, Indian History, creative writing and intercultural communication is also included in the course. The later part of the course teaches about India Business environment, broadcast journalism, Public relationship, Media laws and related Indian constitution. The attractive part of course is Crime Journalism, Corporate communication, Photo journalism, Mass Communication and society, Media research, etc. Some parts of media management, Agricultural journalism, Economic development and related issues, sports journalism, etc are also important part of the course.
These candidates can work in different sectors like Journalism, Academic sector, Advertising and marketing firms and even corporate communication companies. The designations they mostly have are Social Media Manager, Content Developer, Proposal Manager, Correspondent, Instructional Designer Consultant, Research or Writing Assistant and many more.
B.A. Convergent Journalism Admissions for 2020 - 2021 Academic Year
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