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The Masters Programme in Communication and Journalism is intended to prepare students for professional practice through a curriculum that focuses on a balanced development of technical skills and theoretical understanding. The programme is designed so as to accommodate the rapid changes in technology while maintaining a firm grounding in basic media principles and ethics. The scope of Journalism and Communication Studies has expanded in the recent years and it has found new dimensions with the advent of new media. The MCJ program aims to impart quality education in Print/TV/Online journalism, advertising, Public Relations and other areas of communication, thus moulding professionals needed for the ever expanding media industry. The course structure that blends theory and practical learning and industry interface provides ample space for specializations. Designed to meet global standards, this course fosters creative and responsible communication professionals, who will be the next generation journalists, copy writers, corporate communicators, PR professionals, visualizers and much more.

The Programme in Cinema and Television at the Master’s level is a professional step towards successful careers in Cinema and Television. The inter-dependability in technologies and the amalgamation in the artistic expressions in the fields of Cinema and Television led to explore the possibilities in training students to gain professional expertise in these areas.The syllabus henceenvisagesto fulfil the requirements of filmmaking and television production. Conceptual understanding and clarity in ideation, pre-production, production, production and aesthetics and ability to demonstrate various filmmaking skills are measured through the graduation projects.

The MA Programme in Graphic Design is intended to prepare students for professional practice through a curriculum that focuses on balanced development of technical skills and theoretical understanding. The programme is designed so as to accommodate the rapid changes in the technological and/or aesthetic innovations in the area of Communication Design while maintaining a firm grounding in basic design principles.Graduates are equipped for a wide range of careers in the industry. The program seeks to develop designers with strong aesthetic and analytic skills capable of solving real-world communication design problems, integrating a command of visual language with imagination, theory and technology.

The MA Digital Animation programme prepares graduates for a wide range of careers in the industry such as Traditional animation, Illustration, CGI and 3D Animation Film making. The students are engaged in all aspects of animation/post production, from concept development and production design to the completion of finished segments throughout the programme. In addition to the mastery of craft at a technical level, students gain professionalism in design, drawing, critical thinking, creativity, daring, collaboration, and a fundamental awareness of theory and history.

Mass communication is a discipline that develops at a fast pace in terms of academic innovations, research possibilities and technological advancements. The scope of the B. A. Programme in Mass Communication & Journalism extends to opportunities in various industries such as print, radio, television and online journalism, advertising, public relations and content creation. The curriculum comprises pedagogies that blend theoretical and practical components and gives opportunities for the students to develop skills in news reporting, print, broadcast and online journalism, editing and documentary production along with Interactive Applications.

The B.A Programme in Animation and Visual Effects is a three-year intensive programme encouraging the students for innovation in 2D, 3D and Visual Effects while stressing on strong technical and presentation skills. The curriculum inspired by the phenomenal world of art and new creative techniques, comprises of pedagogies that emphasize on conceptual understanding and hands-on training. It affirms to give opportunities for the students to develop skills in animations, visual effects compositing, video editing and cinematography along with Interactive Applications.

The B.A Programme in Animation and Graphic Design is branded for its creative approach and distinctive topics discussed. The curriculum followed is inspired by the stupendous world of art and new creative techniques and the syllabus tries to transmit most essential and updated information to students. The programme gives an opportunity for the students to develop the basic skills in Design, Animation, Multimedia and Publications along with Interactive Applications. Field trips, interactions with leading professionals, internships and engagement in social issues are employed in engaging the curriculum and syllabus.

Economics is a discipline that examines how to attain optimum
resource allocation and decision making in the presence of scarcity of
resources in relation to the resource needs. The present curriculum for under
graduate program in Economics is the result of a series of discussions with
scholars in the field and with experts from industry. The programme provides
a rigorous toolkit for thinking about the economy and about economic policy.
It promotes an active learning approach to economics in which students think
about real problems in an analytically rigorous way. In addition, the
programme aims to teach students how to put the acquired skills to use in
their own research. Students will find a cumulative and hierarchical body of
knowledge laid out in a structured series of courses. This creates a foundation
which the student can build on and apply to many areas. Our Economics
students graduate as self-motivated, ambitious learners, able to confidently
navigate their future career path.

The Course equips students with knowledge of Ecosystem – Disaster Risk Reduction and aware them the methods of Disaster risk reduction. It will give an interdisciplinary interest among students of other disciplines.

Although floods, earthquakes, droughts, and such other natural hazards cannot be prevented, their impact on communities can be limited through disaster risk reduction (DRR) practices mankind can adjust with adopting measures to cope up with it and or find alternatives to live on smoothly.

The purpose of this course is to encourage and practice Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) approaches that encompass prevention, risk mitigation, preparedness, risk sharing and response to disaster events to protect lives and improve livelihoods.

There has been a paradigm shift in approach to disaster management from response and relief centric to risk management centric, and thus, calling integration of climate change adaptation and sustainability concerns along DRR into developmental process.

This course introduces the concepts, tools, methods for disaster risk management, specifically for climate and weather-related disasters; role of policies and frameworks at international, national and sub-national contexts, with focus on emerging issues and recent developments

Disasters, Environment, Risk Reduction and Climate open course

This is the most comprehensive Course available today in the field of Environmental Science in the application level. It is based on the context of environmental disasters, global climate change and population growth. The number of natural and human-made emergencies every year has increased drastically in the past decade.  Although floods, earthquakes, droughts, and such other natural hazards cannot be prevented, their impact on communities can be limited through disaster risk reduction (DRR) practices mankind can adjust with adopting measures to cope up with it and or find alternatives to live on smoothly.

The purpose of this course is to encourage and practice Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) approaches that encompass prevention, risk mitigation, preparedness, risk sharing and response to disaster events to protect lives and improve livelihoods.

Climate change is known to increase disaster intensities and frequency by aggravating hazards and the factors determining vulnerability of environment, inhabiting communities and their resources.

There has been a paradigm shift in approach to disaster management from response and relief centric to risk management centric, and thus, calling integration of climate change adaptation and sustainability concerns along DRR into developmental process. Hence an understanding of DRR and CCA would help students from any discipline can plan job opportunities and to work in that direction.

This course introduces the concepts, tools, methods for disaster risk management, specifically for climate and weather-related disasters; role of policies and frameworks at international, national and sub-national contexts, with focus on emerging issues and recent developments.

It will give an interdisciplinary interest among students of other disciplines.

Course Objectives

  1. To provide a systematic knowledge base on disaster typology, risk, vulnerability, their impacts and concerns to growing hydro-met disasters,.

  2. To comprehend on approaches and measures of disaster management, preparedness and response, and related policies, law and methods.

  3. To enumerate on possible pathways, tools and options for CCA-DRR and sustainability mainstreaming through developmental planning at sectors, department or local levels, and activities

Outcomes

  • Students would widen their perspectives to realize that hazards become disasters only if they are poorly managed and that disaster management can be significantly improved by adding ecosystem components.

  • To develop a sound understanding of disaster risk and related underlying factors, their impacts.

  • To appreciate and comprehend on approaches and measures of disaster management, preparedness and response, and related policies, law and methodsUnderstand the significance of gender as a factor in both disaster risk and effects of climate change

  • Awareness of how they need to act differently on a personal and institutional level in order to deal with disasters in the context of climate change

  • To know various pathways, tools and entry points for integrating CCA-DRR and sustainability concerns into developmental planning across sectors, national, subnational and local plans and actions of DM.

  • Understand the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for disaster risk reduction

Opportunities

Having a certificate in this course would facilitate in getting jobs in government and private organisations including in the UN programmes. ( please see the detailed list in the down loads of Department home page)