Department of Languages and Mass Communication
Bachelor in Media Studies
- Bachelor in Media Studies (BMS) is an intensive four-year program offered under the Department of Languages and Mass Communication.
- It consists of all-encompassing courses with scope for concentration in specialized fields such as journalism, radio production, television production and film production, marketing communications, new media, media research, and so on.
- BMS program is primarily aimed at producing human resources for media organizations, media support services, and allied industries such as advertising and public relations, educational institutions, development agencies, IT and other service sectors. Moreover, BMS has a very strong theoretical orientation and analytical foundation that prepares the students for higher academic pursuit.
- BMS graduates are also empowered with entrepreneurship and management skills required in the field of media and allied industries.
- The tracking study of the BMS graduates conducted by the university shows that the Department so far has 100% placement record. Our graduates have earned reputation because of their performances and achievements in mainstream news media as well as other diverse fields including film production, show-biz, international agencies and I/NGOs and development agencies. A number of them have become successful young entrepreneurs and some of our graduates have won scholarship for the higher studies in prestigious universities abroad.
- The students are considered as prospective leaders to transform traditional society into information rich modern society. Hence, they are facilitated to cultivate individual talents and foster commitment towards professional as well as academic achievements in media industry, media support services, development agencies and other sectors.
- Use of contemporary ICT for the learning process is part and parcel of academic activities.
Study and Practice Area
- The BMS students study a wide range of subjects from core media disciplines to information communication technology, social sciences, languages, and other interdisciplinary areas.
- The students work in classrooms, audio/visual and multimedia lab, computer lab, photography lab, seminar halls, and any other assigned fields. All the reporting and editing responsibilities of Sanchar Khabar(newsletter) are handled by students themselves.
- Students are also provided with opportunities to have internship in mainstream media houses and other institutions pertinent to their field of specialization. In fact, they work in all the areas where a future media professional is expected to reach.
Applicants must have 10+2 or equivalent degree in any discipline from a recognized institution with minimum aggregate of 45 percent or 2.0 CGPA.
Applicants who have passed Class XI and are waiting for Class XII results can also apply for provisional admission. However, they will have to produce the proof of having passed the exam within 15 days of publication of the result for formal registration.
Qualified candidates can apply for admissions at the payment of Rs. 1000.00 (nonrefundable fee). The Department conducts written test for the applicants and calls for interview after the results of the written test. A final result is published for the successful candidates calling for the enrollment.
Grades and Grading Systems
Grades shall be assigned to individual students on the basis of instructor’s judgment of the student’s scholastic achievement as set forth in Section ii below.
- Grading System
Grades for students shall be reported by the following letters: A, A-, B, B+, B-, C+, C, C-, D, or F. The faculty member (instructor) will determine and execute the specific grading method, including the allocation of suitable weights to the methods. The instructor will explain the overall evaluation system to the students at the beginning of the course.
- Definition of Grades
The grades of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D, and F indicate a graduation in quality from Excellent to Failure and are assigned the following grade-point equivalents:
All grading system is based on following rules:
|85 and Above||A||4.00|
|80 – 84.9||A-||3.70|
|75 – 79.9||B+||3.33|
|70 – 74.9||B||3.00|
|65 – 69.9||B-||2.67|
|60 – 64.9||C+||2.33|
|55 – 59.9||C||2.00|
|50 – 54.9||C-||1.67|
|45 – 49.9||D||1.00|