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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.

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


The Admission Modalities are with reference to the campus-based BA (Hons.) in Journalism & Mass Communication Program offered by the ICFAI University, Jharkhand. The medium of instruction is English.

Eligibility Criteria

Pass in 12th Class (any group) with minimum 40% marks.

Duration :

3 years

Admission Criteria:

The selection of applicants into the Program is made through screening of application and interview. While evaluating students for admission, due weightage is given to their academic distinction, awards in sports/cultural events, debates, quizzes and other extra cocurricular activities.

Original certificates and Domicile certificate should be produced for verification at the time of payment of first semester fee. The original certificates will be returned after verification.

The admission decision will be communicated after the interview process.

How to Apply:

Students interested can apply by any one of the following methods:

A.Online Application

Applicants can apply online by filling up the Application Form available at www.iujharkhand.edu.in and make payment of Rs. 500 towards the cost using Credit / Debit Card (Visa / Master Card / Internet Banking) through secure internet payment gateway. Applicants applying online should upload their passport size color photograph while filling the Online Application. The Prospectus will be sent to such applicants

B.Download of Application Form

Applicants can fill their details online and download the Application Form from www.iuJharkhand.edu.in and send it to theAdmissions Office along with the Demand Draft of Rs. 500 towards the cost of the application in favor of “The ICFAI University, Jharkhand - Fee Collection A/c” .payable at Jharkhand.

C.Fill the Application Form.

Applicants can fill in the application form and send it to the Admissions Office.


The applicants are advised to read the guidelines carefully before completing the Application Form for Admission.

  • Please make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria before filling up the Application Form.
  • Fill the Application Form in Capital Letters
  • Provide all the available information under appropriate sections.
  • Make sure to sign the Application Form.
  • Retain a photocopy of the completed Application Form.

Attested Copies of Certificates

Applicants are required to enclose self attested copies of the following certificates.

  • Date of Birth Certificate / Class X Certificate.
  • Mark Sheets of Class X, XII, Degree, Diploma (as may be applicable).
  • Domicile Certificate (if applicable).
  • Any other certificates pertaining to academic and other activities.

Submission of Application Form:

The completed Application Form for Admission should be sent to:

Admissions Office
Campus: The ICFAI University, Jharkhand,
#2065, Daladali Chowk, Simalia, Near Ring Road,
Ranchi - 835 222, Jharkhand.
Ph: 072570-04501 to 504.
E-mail: admissions@iujharkhand.edu.in
Website: www.iujharkhand.edu.in
City Office: The ICFAI University, Jharkhand,
#2167/A, Opp. IDBI Bank, Ashok Nagar,
Ranchi - 834 002, Jharkhand.

BA (Hons.) in Journalism & Mass Communication Program Fee
Program Admission Fee Rs. Semester Fee Rs. Caution Deposit Rs.
Domicile Non - Domicile
BA (Hons.) in Journalism & Mass Communication Program Fee 5,000 20,000 25,000 5,000

Note : Applicants in their final year of Qualifying Examinations also can apply for all regular programs

Caution Deposit :

Students are required to pay a Caution Deposit as mentioned in the table above along with the first semester fee. It will be refunded without interest and after adjusting for dues, (if any), to the students on completion of the respective program.

Remittance :

All payments should be made by way of Demand Draft in favor of "The ICFAI University, Jharkhand - Fee Collection A/c" payable at Ranchi, Jharkhand. Remittance can also be made through NEFT, as per the following details of the University Bank Account.

Bank Account Name The ICFAI University, Jharkhand - Fee Collection A/c
Type of AccountCurrent Account
Account Number50200000250955
Bank NameHDFC Bank
IFSC CodeHDFC0000521

The following details should be provided to the University by the students on remittance of fee through NEFT:

Student DetailsRemittance Details
Name of the student: Name of the Bank:
Application No. / Enrollment No.IFSC Code:
Program / Batch:UTR No.
Fee detailsBank Acknowledgement of NEFT Form
Mobile No.
Merit Scholarships

Following are the details of the Merit Scholarships, offered by The ICFAI University, Jharkhand.

B. Merit Scholarships based on past academic record:

Percentage of marks achieved in qualifying examination will decide the amount of scholarship. Scholarship amount can be adjusted in the Semester I fee payable.

Performance in Qualifying Exam Scholarship amount
(% of semester fee)
Marks in % CGPA
>= 90% >= 9.9 50%
>= 80% and <90% >= 8.8 and < 9 .9 40%
>= 70% and <80% >= 7.7 and < 8.8 30%
>= 60% and < 70% >= 6.5 and < 7.7 20%

* Above Scholarship amount would be adjusted equally in installments in each semester fee payable.

B. Merit Scholarship in Semester II to last semester:

Based on previous semester performance (GPA) Scholarship amount (% of semester fee)
Top 5% of the class 50%
Next 5% of the class 30%

Note: Terms and Conditions for the award of the Merit Scholarship will be specified in the Student Handbook.


Admission Calendar for BA (Hons.) in Journalism & Mass Communication Program
Events Important Dates
Last Date for Submission of Completed Application Form June 29, 2019
Interview and Admission Decision July, 2019
Last Date for Payment of Admission Fee August 01, 2019
Registration August 01, 2019
Commencement of Regular Classes August 02, 2019

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.


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