• The ICFAI University,  Jharkhand

The BA (Hons.) Program

The BA (Hons.) Program

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Journalism and Mass Communication is a three year, six semester, full-time, campus-based program, with a view to impart the students an in-depth academic base and hands-on skills in Journalism and Mass Communications so that they can build a career in fields like Journalism, Advertising, Media Management, Event Management, Public Relations etc.


Three years


  • Pass in 10+2 in any discipline with 40% and above aggregate marks.
  • Students awaiting results also can apply.


During the 5th and 6th semesters, students are exposed to elective courses in the respective field of specialization. These elective courses provide an understanding of the specialized focus fields. Each student is required to select four elective courses out of a basket of courses in areas like Print Media, New Generation Media, Advertising and Public Relations.

Award of Degree

Successful students will receive the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, subject to University Regulations.

Program Structure

The BA (Hons.) Program covers 34 courses spread over 3 years, in 6 semesters, besides soft skills labs, IT labs, Media labs, Project and Summer Internship.

Program Structure for 3-years BA (Hons) in Journalism and Mass Communication Program
Year I
Semester-I Semester-II
  • English Language Skills
  • Traditional Media (Print, TV and Radio)
  • Information Technology Trends
  • Principles of Management
  • Understanding the World : History
  • Managerial Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • IT applications in Media
  • Theory of Communication
  • Reporting: Editing, Features etc
  • Understanding the World: Business Environment
  • Soft Skills

Year II
Semester-III Semester-IV
  • Business Communication
  • Media Laws and Ethics
  • Advertising
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Marketing Management
  • Radio Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Digital Media
  • Television Journalism
  • Understanding the World : Culture and Politics
  • Media Industry and Media Management
  • Entrepreneurship

Internship / Project
Year III
Semester-V Semester-VI
  • Current Affairs – International
  • Media and Society
  • Media and Communications Research
  • Health & Happiness
  • Discipline Elective – I
  • Discipline Elective – II
  • Current Affairs-India
  • Discipline Elective – III
  • Discipline Elective – IV
  • Project

Discipline Electives: A student can choose any four electives from the following courses:
Electives I:
(Print Media): Advanced Reporting & Editing, Page Designing, Newspaper Production

Electives II: (New Generation Media) : Advanced Content & Technical Writing, Web Page Designing & Hosting, Graphics & Animation

Electives III (Advertising): Advanced Copy Writing, Media Management, Advertising Practices.

Electives IV: (Public Relations): Brand Management, Event Management, Integrated Marketing Communication