Copy Right Reserved UNIVERSITY OF DELHI SCHEME OF ADMISSION, SCHEME OF EXAMINATION AND COURSE STRUCTURE FOR B. A. (Honours) Journalism Syllabus applicable to the students seeking admission to the B. A. (Hons. ) Journalism Course in the academic year 2010-11 and onwards. . . PREAMBLE B. A. JOURNALISM (HONS. ) 2010 The B. A. Journalism ( Hons. ) course was started in the University of Delhi in the year 1989. The Delhi College of Arts and Commerce was the first to start this prestigious course and today five colleges of the University of Delhi are proud to offer the same.
Kamala Nehru College, Lady Shri Ram College, Kalindi College and Maharaja Agrasen along with Delhi College of Arts and Commerce are the five colleges offering this professional course. The syllabus of this course is designed to equip the students with an intellectual and inter-disciplinary approach that prepares them for the field. The learning process aims to strike a balance between the theoretical and practical approach to the field and enable the students to create a foyer in the market of contention.
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The syllabus was first revised in 2001 and has been revised once again in 2010 to keep pace with the growth of the media. During its short but brilliant history, the course has carved a niche for itself and continues to be one of the most sought after courses of the University of Delhi. The overall goal is to realize not only the professional but the intellectual and creative growth of students and develop a vibrant chord with the media industry. Content Semester -I | |Paper-1 |Communication and Mass Communication: concept and process | |Paper-2 |History of Communication Media | | | | | | | | | | | |[ | |Paper-3 |Introduction to Journalism | |Paper-4 |Indian State and Democratic Polity | |Semester-II | | | |Paper-5 |Indian
Business and Economics | | | | |Paper-6 | Media and Cultural Studies | |Paper-7 |IT and Online Journalism | |Paper-8 |Reporting and Editing for Print | | |[[ | |Semester III | |Paper-9 |Broadcast Journalism | |Paper-10 |International Politics | |Paper -11 |Media Laws and Ethics | |Paper-12 |Print Journalism and Production | Semester IV | |Paper-13 | Development Communication and Rural Journalism | |Paper-14 |International Media Scenario | |Paper-15 |Advertising and Public Relations | |Paper-16 |Reporting and Editing for Broadcast Media | |INTERNSHIP WITH ANY MEDIA ORGANISATION FOR A PERIOD OF | FOUR TO SIX WEEKS | |Semester V | |Paper-17 |New Media Technologies | |Paper-18 |Media Industry & Management | |Paper-19 |Communication Research Methods | |Paper-20 |Radio And TV Production | |Semester VI | |Paper-21 |Human Rights, Gender and Environment | |Paper-22 |Seminar on Current Issues | |Paper-23 |Research Dissertation | |Paper-24 |Research Dissertation | Revised Ordinance for B. A. (Hons. ) Journalism The B. A. (Hons. Journalism shall be a three year full time Honours Degree Program, to be taught in six semesters, viz. , semester I, II, III, IV, V and VI. Scheme of Admission Eligibility Conditions for Seeking Admission Admission to the B. A. (Hons. ) Journalism course shall be based on performance in Central Admission Test and interview which will be conducted by the University of Delhi (South Campus, Examination branch) with the help of Faculty of Applied Social Sciences & Humanities (FASSH), University of Delhi Candidates who have passed XII class examination of the CBSE or any other examination considered equivalent by the University of Delhi shall be eligible for taking joint entrance test for admission to the B. A. (Hons. Journalism course subject to the details of the eligibility conditions required and the admission procedure to be laid down by the University from time to time. a) The candidates must have passed Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (10 +2) or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto,(with English & 3 other elective subjects) with70% or more marks in the aggregate of these four subjects. b) The candidate belonging to SC, ST, CW and PC categories should secure and aggregate at least 65 marks in his/her XII class examination (65% for) in four papers including English. c) The candidate should have obtained pass mark in each of the four papers considered for computing the aggregate in the above mentioned subjects. d) Student seeking admission to the B. A. Honours) Journalism course must produce the confirmed result and marksheet of the qualifying on the day of the counseling. (e) The reserved category certificates of OBC (of Central List & non creamy layer), SC, ST, PC, and CW, as applicable, in the name of the candidate, must be produced on the day of counseling. g) Compartment cases of current year will not be considered for admission. h) Foreign nationals seeking admission to B. A. (Hons) Journalism course(s) against the prescribed quota of seats earmarked for them, shall have to apply through the Foreign Students Advisor, University of Delhi, Delhi – 110 007 and are exempted from the written examination, Group Discussion and Interview. ) Those foreign students who have acquired their minimum qualification for admission from any Indian Board, in India have to apply directly as General category candidate. They have to appear for the entrance test like general category candidates and follow the same selection process as applicable to general category and in addition fill up the foreign student application form of FSR office (downloadable from: http://www. du. ac. in/forms/foreignstudents1. pdf). All admission of foreign students are channeled through the Foreign Students Registry (FSR) office of University of Delhi. Selection Process Written Central Admission Test: • Admission to the B. A. (Hons) Journalism. ourse will be centralized. • The controller of examination, University of Delhi, South Campus will conduct the Central admission test with the help of the Dean, Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Humanities, (FASSH) every year before the beginning of the new academic session. • The colleges having B. A (H) Journalism will conduct the entrance test on rotation on behalf of Dean FASSH. • The bulletin of information with the application form for central admission test will be posted on the University website every year. • Syllabus for admission test to the B. A. (H) Journalism will be specified and placed on the Delhi University website. Medium of Instruction shall be English. • The centres of examination shall be allocated by the University of Delhi only. • Result of the Admission test will be notified by the University of Delhi. Separate merit list for SC/ST and other reserved category candidates will be prepared and notified by the University of Delhi. Counseling and Admission of candidates for all courses: Admission of the Colleges: The central entrance test for admission to B. A. (Hons) Journalism will be conducted by the Controller of Examinations, South Campus on the advice of the Dean, FASSH. The coordinator college will provide rank wise list of the candidates on the basis of marks in entrance test.
There will be a common interview conducted by the Coordinator College and the final list of selected candidates will be prepared and placed on the website. The students can apply in the college of their choice. 1. The candidates shall be allotted the respective colleges/courses as per their merit and the choice of preference given at the time of counseling. 2. Candidates offered admission are required to deposit the fees (as applicable) on the same day / as per the allocated time along with their documents in their respective college, failing which his / her candidature will be cancelled. 3. Candidates who do not take admission during the stipulated time lose the right of admission to the college/course. Candidates not present when called to the counseling will not be entertained later. 4.
At the second and third counseling, admitted candidates will be permitted a change of college/course subject to availability of seats. 5. To avail any change in their college / course preference, the candidate should have necessarily deposited fees and fulfilled the remaining admission formalities by the allocated time in their respective college, failing which the candidate loses right to admission as well as a right to exercise any choice later. 6. Right to exercise choice for admission and any change of preference for college / course will be offered to only those candidates who are present on all the days of counseling specified for their ranks. 7.
Incase the candidate is unable to be present on the day of counseling an authorized representative of the candidate can exercise the preference for college / course and meet other admission requirements. An application to this effect signed by the candidate should be submitted to the admission committee. Fees for the Course A course fee of Rs. 10,000 per annum shall be charged to each student enrolled in the course. In addition, students would be required to pay the fee as applicable to the B. A. (Hons. ) Journalism course at each college. The colleges shall maintain as a separate fund, comprising of the course fee and any additional fee charged to the students of B. A. (Hons) Journalism by the college.
The money available in the fund shall be used exclusively for the Development of the Department of Journalism ie, for students ,teachers , infrastructure, etc. as follows. The usage of the fund shall have the approval of the committee of Journalism teachers as each college: 1. Organising of teaching, guest teaching and special lectures for the course, where necessary; 2. Organising of seminars, symposia, workshops, orientation programmes for students and teachers. 3. Organising of industrial/field visits, media industry interaction, summer training and placements; 4. Organising of student presentations, project preparation and media/research training; 5. The payment to the internal and external examiners of the project report/ Research dissertation. 6.
Organising of extra-curricular activities for students to enhance team-building and inter-college interaction. 7. Preparation and purchase of study material and its copying for distribution to students. 8. Creation and maintenance of a department library. 9. Creation of department diary and any such promotional material of the course for use by the students. 10. Preparation and publishing of a student magazine/journal/newspaper. 11. Purchase/hiring of equipment to enable any of the above. 12. Creation of physical infrastructure to enable any of the above. 13. Institution of freeships and/or scholarships for needy students. 14. Attending the conference / workshop/ seminars for Journalism teachers 15.
Any other expenditure considered appropriate for the proper conduct of the course and for development of the students, with the approval of the Dean, FASSH, University of Delhi South Campus. Scheme of Examination and Rules of Promotion for 2010-11 Batch onwards Scheme of Examination 1. B. A. (Hons. ) Journalism shall be a three year full time Honours degree program, to be taught in six semesters, viz. , semester I, II, III, IV, V and VI. There will be 24 papers in all to be taught over the six semesters. Four (4) papers to be taught in each semester. 2. Each paper will be of 100 marks out of which 25%marks will be for internal assessment. Internal assessment will be based on written assessment, tests, case presentation, group discussion, practical exercise.
Each theory paper, the written examination of three hours will be held at the end of each semester for 75 marks. 3. For each theory paper, each week, 5 Lectures of 55 minutes each and 1 tutorial of 55 minutes each for each batch of 8-10 students would be conducted. For the computer paper requiring interface with computers 2 laboratory classes of 55 minutes each would be held for each batch of 25-30 students. 4. English shall be the medium of instructions and examination. 5. No candidate shall be considered to have pursued a regular course of study unless he/she is certified by the college authorities to have attended at least two thirds of the total number of lectures, tutorials, practicals, seminars and case discussions etc. conducted in each semester during hisher course of study. 6. All students shall have to undertake Summer training for a duration of 4 to 6 weeks at the end of semester IV during Summer vacations in a media organisation. 7. An examination in all odd semester papers shall be conducted at the end of odd semesters and an examination in all even semester papers shall be conducted at the end of even semesters with only exception for the Vth semester examination to be held along with VI semester examination. 8. For Research Project-At least one external examiner/ expert shall be called at the time of viva along with the internal faculty. Promotion Rules 1.
Internal Assessment is conducted once: The internal assessment of each student in each paper is conducted when the student is enrolled as a regular student in the year in which the particular paper is taught. Internal assessment marks scored by the student shall remain unchanged in case the student subsequently engages in essential reappear, reappear for improvement or reappear after failing. 2. Internal promotion performance is not considered for promotion purpose: For the purpose of the passing and promotion of the student the marks secured by the student in the assessment shall not be considered 3. Passing in a year: A student shall be required to obtain at least 40% of marks in the aggregate in both the semesters together in all the eight papers to be declared passed in a particular year. 4.
Promotion to the next year without passing: A candidate must score at least 40% of the total marks to pass in each paper. If a student fails to secure 40% marks in aggregate in both the semesters together in all the eight papers, then subject to essential reappear in a maximum of two papers in which the student has scored the least marks, if the aggregate in the remaining six papers is 40% marks or higher, the student shall be promoted to the next class with essential reappear in one or two papers. Such promoted students shall be regular students of the college if they were enrolled in the first or second years and shall be required to enroll as ex-students in they were enrolled in the third year. 5.
Passing after Promotion with Essential Reappear: A student who is required to reappear in any paper(s) of an examination of any year at a subsequent examination may be declared to have passed the examination if by combining the marks obtained in that paper(s) at the subsequent examination with the marks obtained in the remaining papers earlier, he/she secures the minimum marks required for passing the examination of that year. 6. Failing in a year: A student who is not eligible for passing or for promotion with reappear shall be deemed to have failed in the particular year. The student who fails in First or Second or Third year examination shall be required to reappear in the subsequent examination on being enrolled as an ex-student as per the rules of the University. 7. Reappearing for a failed student: An ex-student shall be required to appear only in those papers in which he/she had failed. In case the candidate is not fulfilling the requirement of 40% he/she may repeat the whole semester or semesters. 8.
Scheduling of Papers: An examination in all odd semester papers shall be conducted at the end of odd semesters and an examination in all even semester papers shall be conducted at the end of even semesters with only exception for the Vth semester examination to be held along with VI semester examination. No supplementary examination for any of the semester shall be conducted. 9. Reappearing for improvement: Reappearing for improvement in any paper is permitted subject to the condition that papers of the first and second semesters may be improved upon in the third and fourth semesters respectively and the papers of the third and fourth semesters may be improved upon in the fifth and sixth semesters respectively only exception for the Vth semester examination to be held along with VI semester examination. After passing the third year a student may choose of reappear for improvement in individual papers of the third year. 10.
Award of Degree: Students who have secured pass in each of the three years are eligible for the award of a B. A. (Honours) degree in Journalism. Such candidates shall be classified on the basis of the combined result of semester I, II, III, IV, V and VI examinations as follows: Candidates securing in aggregate shall be categorised as follows: 75% and aboveFirst Division with Distinction 60% and less than 75%First Division 50% to less than 60%Second Division 40% to less than 50%Third Division 11. Maximum period: A candidate must qualify for the award of the degree within 5 years of his/her first admission to the course. COMPARATIVE STATEMENT B. A. JOURNALISM ( HONS. ) 2010 |Semester-I |Existing Paper |Paper No. Proposed Paper |Remarks | |Paper-1 |Indian Government & Politics |Paper-1 |Communication and Mass Communication :concept |Syllabus revised; renamed title and brought| | | | |and process |as paper1 in the same semester | |Paper-2 |Newspaper Journalism |Paper-2 |History of Communication Media |Syllabus revised; Renamed title and shifted| | | | | |from semester 3 to semester 1 | |Paper-3 |Economic Development and Planning in|Paper-3 |Introduction to Journalism |New paper introduced; Includes language | | |India | | |skills | |Paper-4 |Communication Theory |Paper-4 |Indian State and Democratic Polity |Syllabus revised; renamed title and brought| | | | | |as paper 4 from paper 1 in the same | | | | | |semester | |Semester-2 | | | |Remarks | |Paper-5 |Social Psyche and Mass Culture |Paper-5 |Indian Business and Economics | Syllabus revised; renamed title and | | |( paper crapped In the revised | | |shifted from semester1 to semester 2 | | |version) | | | | |Paper-6 |International Politics |Paper-6 | Media and Cultural Studies |New paper introduced; portions of Social | | | | | |Psyche and Mass Culture (Existing | | | | | |paper 5 in semester 2) included | |Paper-7 |Basics of Information Technology |Paper-7 |IT and Online Journalism |Syllabus revised; renamed title. Position | | | | | |retained | |Paper-8 |Introduction to Reporting and |Paper-8 |Reporting and Editing for Print |Syllabus revised; renamed title.
Position | | |Editing | | |retained; includes language skills | |Semester-3 | | | |Remarks | | | | | | | |Paper-9 |Law, Society And Media |Paper-9 |Broadcast Journalism |Syllabus revised; renamed title; Shifted | | | | | |from semester 5 to semester 3 | | | | | | | |Paper-10 |History of Journalism |Paper-10 |International Politics |Syllabus revised; renamed title; shifted | | | | | from semester 2 to semester 3 | |Paper -11 |International Media Scenario |Paper -11 |Media Laws and Ethics |Syllabus revised; renamed title; position | | | | | |shifted from paper 9 to paper 11 in the | | | | | |same semester | |Paper-12 |Development Communication and Rural |Paper-12 |Print Journalism and Production |Syllabus revised; renamed title; includes | | |Reporting | | |part B of Newspaper Journalism; Advanced | | | | | |Reporting and Advanced Editing of the | | | | | |existing syllabus | |Semester-4 | | | |Remarks | |Paper-13 |Advanced Reporting |Paper-13 | Development Communication and Rural |Syllabus revised; renamed title; Position | | |( paper scrapped in the revised | |Journalism |shifted from semester 2 to semester 3 | | |version) | | | | | | | | | | |Paper-14 |Advertising and Public Relations |Paper-14 |International Media Scenario |Syllabus revised; retained title; position | | | | | |shifted from semester 3 to semester 4 | |Paper-15 |Advanced Editing |Paper-15 |Advertising and Public Relations |Syllabus revised; retained title; position | | |( paper scrapped in the revised | | |shifted from paper 14 to paper 15 in the | | |version) | | |same semester | |Paper-16 |Media Industry And Management |Paper-16 |Reporting and Editing for Broadcast Media |New paper introduced | INTERNSHIP WITH ANY MEDIA ORGANISATION FOR A PERIOD OF |The internship period shifted to the break | |FOUR TO SIX WEEKS |after 4th semester from the end of 6th | | |semester | |Semester-5 | | | |Remarks | | | | | | | |Paper-17 |Press Conference |Paper-17 |New Media Technologies |New paper introduced | | |( paper scrapped in the revised | | | | | |version) | | | | |Paper-18 |Radio and TV Journalism |Paper-18 |Media Industry & Management |Syllabus revised; Position shifted from | | | | | |semester 4 to semester 5 | |Paper-19 |Government Information System |Paper-19 |Communication Research Methods |New paper introduced | | |(paper scrapped in the revised | | | | | |version) | | | |Paper-20 |Seminar on Current Issues |Paper-20 |Radio And TV Production |New paper introduced | |Semester-6 | | | |Remarks | |Paper-21 |Project Report |Paper-21 |Human Rights, Gender and Environment |New paper introduced | |Paper-22 | |Paper-22 |Seminar on Current Issues |Paper retained; position shifted from | | | | | |semester 5 to semester 6; fresh guidelines | | | | | |set | |Paper-23 | —— |Paper-23 |Research Dissertation |Paper retained in the same semester. | |Paper- 24 | ——- |Paper-24 |Research Dissertation |( 200 Marks) | Proposed revised syllabus for BA Journalism (H) University of Delhi. Semester-I Paper-I Communication and Mass Communication: Concept and Process. Unit I Introduction to Communication Need for communication; Psychological Perspective; Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, Group and Mass Communication; Different Stages/forms of Communication; Barriers to Communication; Verbal and Non Verbal Communication; Elements of Communication Unit II Models of Communication )Berlo’s Model; Lasswell’s Five Questions; Osgood and Schramm model, Mathematical Model; Feedback and Processual Nature of Communication; The concept and types of Noise; Effective Communication; Meaning making in communication ii) Gerbner’s model, Newcomb’s model and Westley Maclean’s Gatekeeping Model Unit III Basics of Mass Communication Functions of Mass Communication Theories of Mass Communication i)Mass Society Theory; ii) Direct Effects Paradigm and its theories; Propaganda Unit IV Limited Effects Paradigm i)Personal Influence Theory (Two Step Flow) ii)Individual Difference Theory; Selective Processes iii)Attitude Change iv)Diffusion of Innovation Critique of Effects Tradition and its alternatives Unit V Media and the Public Sphere Cultural Effects Paradigm
Agenda Setting Theory; Spiral of Silence; Cultivation Analysis Normative Theories or Theories of the Press (6 theories and their relevance) Suggested Readings Michael Ruffner and Michael Burgoon, Interpersonal Communication (Unit I) Wilbur Schramm and Donald F. Roberts (ed) 1971, The process and Effects of Comuunication, University of Illinois Press (Covers Unit II) John Fiske, 1982, Introduction to Communication Studies, Routledge (Covers Unit II) Dennis McQuail, 2000, (fourth Edition) Mass Communication Theory, London, Sage (Covers III, IV, V) Baran and Davis, Mass Communication Theory (covers Unit III, IV, V) Kevin Williams, Understanding Media Theory (Covers Unit IV and V)
Harold Lasswell, 1995, "The Structure and Function of Communication in Society. ” In Approaches to Media: A Reader Edited by Oliver Boyd Barrett and Chris Newbold, London, Arnold Uma Narula, Handbook of Communication: Models, Perspectives and Strategies 2006, Atlantic Publications Keval J. Kumar, Mass Communication in India by Keval J. Kumar Jayco Publications Paper-II History of Communication Media Unit I Historical Context of the Emergence of Mass Media Technologies Print, Telegraph, Photography, gramophone, cinema, radio, TV, Satellite, Telecommunications, Information Networks Emergence of Mass Media in the Colonial Era with a Focus on India and Its Evolution in the Post colonial Era Unit II Print Media
History of the Press in India (Colonial Period; National Freedom Movement, Post Independence Era, Post Emergency Era. Changing Readership, Print Cultures, Language Press Press and the Indian State Changing Pattern of Newspaper Economy Recent Developments in Print Media Unit III Sound Media From Oral Music to Gramophone Early history of Radio in India History of AIR: Evolution of AIR Programming Radio in the Context of the State’s Development Agenda Patterns of State Control; the Demand for Autonomy Formation of Prasar Bharati FM: Radio Privatization Music: Cassettes to the Internet Unit IV Visual Media The early years of Photography, Lithography and Cinema From Silent Era to the talkies Cinema in later decades
The coming of Television and the State’s Development Agenda Commercialization of Programming (1980s) Invasion from the Skies: The Coming of Transnational Television (1990s) Changing Broadcasting Policies and Regulations Formation of Prasar Bharati Unit V The History of telecommunication and Informatics New Media Technologies; Digital Media Overview of the Contemporary Mediascape Suggested Readings: Social History of Media: From Gutenberg to the Internet by Asa Briggs and Peter Burke Chapter 2 and Chapter 5 Routledge and parts of chapter 7 Communications Edited by Wilbur Schramm, 1960, Univ of Illinois, Urbana, Chapter "The Natural History of Newspaper” by Robert E.
Park and "The Rise and Place of the Motion Picture” by Terry Ramsaye International Radio Journalism by Tim Crook, 1998, Routledge, Chaper 6 "The Origins” and Chapter 8 "Early Radio Journalism” Media Technology society: A history from telegraph to internet by brian Winston, Routledge 1998 Elen McDonald (1968), The modernizing of communication: Vernacular Publishing in Nineteenth Century Maharashtra; Asian Survey, Vol 8 No 7. (July) pp 589-606 Journalism in India from the Earliest to the Present Day by Rangaswami Parthasarthy Robin Jeffry, India’s News Paper Revolution Francis Robinson (1993) Technology and Religious change: Islam and the impact of Print; Modern Asian Studies, Vol 27, No. 1 (Feb) pp. 229-251.
Seminar Issue October 1997, Indian Language Press G. N. S Raghavan, (1987) Early years of PTI, PTI story: Origin and Growth of Indian Press, Press Trust of India, Bombay (page 92-119) "Centenary of Indian Gramophone Records” by Suresh Chandvankar from Music and Modernity by Amlan Das Gupta (Ed) Thema Stephen Hughes (2002) The music boom in Tamil South India, Gramophone, Radio and the making of Mass Culture’ Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television (Oct) Cassette Culture by Peter Manuel Broadcasting in India by P. C Chatterjee Neurath P. (1962) Radio Farm Forum as a Tool of Change in Indian Villages; Economic Development of Cultural Change Vol 10, No. 3 (pp 275-283)
Akshay Rout "AIR News: Change Beacons” from Making News by Uday Sahay Satellites Over South Asia by David Page and William Crawley Chapter 2, chapter 8 and Chapter 9 (India sections, this covers both Radio and TV) Communication Processes Vol 1: Media and Mediation Sage (2005) Ed by B. Bel, B. Das, J. Brower, Vibhodh Parthasarthi, G. Poitevin, (Two Essays from this volume, i) Mediating Modernity: Colonial Discourse and Radio Broadcasting in India by B. Das and ii) Construting a ‘New Media Market: Merchandising the Talking Machine by Vibhodh Parthasarthi) Film India: Looking Back 1896-1960 by Directorate of Film Festivals India on Television by Nalin Mehta
Transnational Television, Cultural Identity and Change (chapter 2) by Melissa Butcher Sage Singhal, Arvind & Everett M. Rogers (1989) India’s Information Revolution; Sage, New Delhi. Gupta, N (1998) Switching Channels: Ideologies of Television in India; OUP, Delhi. Policy Kirk Johnson (2001) ‘Media and social change: the modernizing influences of television in rural India’; Media Culture Society Vol. 23/2 pp. 147- John V. Vilanilam, "The Socio Cultural dynamics of Indian Television: From SITE to Insight to Privatisation, from Contemporary Television: Eastern Perspectives by David French and Michael Richards (Ed) Sage Amrita Shah, (1997) Hype, Hypocrisy and Television in Urban India by Vikas Publishing House V. Vaidyanathan & S.
Krishnaswamy (nd) ‘IT for Change’ (India Country Study) Global Information Society Watch Stephen McDowell & Kartik Pashupati (nd) ‘India’s Internet policies: ownership, control, and purposes’; Unpublished Paper. Divya McMillin (2006) ‘Outsourcing Identities Call Centres and Cultural Transformation in India’; Economic and Political Weekly January 21, 2006 Gill, S. S (2004) India’s Information Revolution: A Critique; Rupa, Delhi, 2004. Pradipta Bagchi (2000) ‘Telecommunications Reform and the State in India: The contradiction of Private Control and Government Competition’; CASI Occasional Paper #13, Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Dec. ) Paper-III INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM UNIT 1 Ingredients of news News : meaning, definition, nature he news process: from the event to the reader Hard news vs Soft news, basic components of a news story attribution, embargo, verification, balance and fairness, brevity, dateline, credit line, byline. UNIT 2 Journalism: A historical context Yellow journalism penny press jazz journalism, gonzo journalism alternative journalism UNIT 3 Concepts and principles in journalism Basic terminology, concepts in journalism organising a news story, 5W’s and 1H, Inverted pyramid Criteria for news worthiness, principles of news selection use of archives, sources of news, use of internet UNIT 4 Language and principles of writing Basic differences between the print, electronic and online journalism
Language of news Robert Gunning : Principles of clear writing, Rudolf Flesch formula Unit 5 Responsibility to Society Press and Democracy Relationship between the reader/viewer and media Contemporary debates and issues relating to trial by media Changing trends in Journalism: An overview ( with special reference to India) Suggested readings News Writing and reporting for today’s media, Bruce D. Itule and Douglas A. Anderson, McGraw Hill Publication News writer’s Handbook: An Introduction to Journalism, M. L. Stein, Susan Paterno & R. Christopher Burnett, Blackwell Publishing Mass Media In a Changing World, George Rodmann Mcgraw Hill Publication
An Introduction to journalism, Carole Flemming and Emma Hemmingway, Vistaar Publications The Newspaper’s Handbook, Richard Keeble, Routledge Publication Internal Assessment: The internal assessment may be based on Practical exercises related to Unit 1, Unit 3 and Unit 4 and debates and discussions in Unit 5. Tests and assignments may be assigned to the students from all/any unit. Paper-IV Indian State and Democratic Polity Unit I Features and Philosophical Foundations of Indian Constitution Preamble, Nature of Government-Parliamentary vs presidential. (Discuss all the aspects and theoretical constructs in brief and also with reference to the constitution Assembly debates. ) 2.
Citizenship, Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles of State Policy – Citizenship Provisions within the Constitution -Fundamental Rights (Focus on the idea of Secularism, the issue of Equality, right to life. Right to constitutional remedies) -Fundamental Rights and their relationship with the Directive Principles. Directive Principles and their application by the state in the past six decades. Unit II Central Government 1. President – How the president is elected? – Debates on Constitutional position and powers of the President. Relation of the President with the Prime Minister. 2. Parliament – Composition and methods of election for both Houses. Working of the Indian Parliament- the methods of legislation and relative powers of both the Houses – Working of the Committee system. 3. Indian Judiciary- Structure and composition Supreme Court- Power of Judicial Review, Judicial Activism, Issues Pertaining to the working of courts in India- Accountability and Privileges, debates on contempt of court. Need for judicial reforms. Relation between Judiciary and Legislature. Unit III Federalism 1. Nature of Indian federalism- A debate (Fiscal, legislative and Administrative Relations) 2. Challenges before the Indian federalism-Issue of State Autonomy, Demands for the smaller state. Reorganization of states. Unit III Electoral Politics 1. Party System in India: Changing nature. National Party system and regional party system – Reasons and their impacts on the federal polity (Fragmentation of the National parties should be discussed here) 2. Election Commission and Electoral reforms. 3. Political mobilization- Caste, language, region and religion. Unit V Local self Government in Rural India 1. Panchayati Raj system and the Issues of Grassroots Democracy in India. The philosophy behind the PRIs, Historical Journey in Post Independent India, Problems and Prospects. Project Reports: on any of the topics related to Indian Government Politics of having contemporary relevance and Presentation of the same Suggested Readings: Jayal , Neeraja and Mehta, Bhanu Pratap ( 2010).
The Oxford companion to Politics in India (edit), Oxford University Press: Delhi. Baruah Sanjib, ( 2010). Ethnonationalism in India : A Reader, Oxford University Press:Delhi. Chakrabarty, Bidyut ( 2006). Forging Power:Coalition Politics in India. Oxford: New Delhi. Kirpal,B. N. (2000). Supreme but not Infallible: Essays in Honour of the Supreme Court in India. OUP: New Delhi. Verma S. K. , and Kusum(2000). Fifty years of the Supreme Court of India: Its Grasp and Reach. OUP: New Delhi. Rudolph, L and Rudolph, S( 1987). In Pursuit of Lakshmi: The Political Economy of Indian State, Chicago. Brass, Paul ( 2002). Politics of India Since Independence, Cambridge: New Delhi.
Francine R Frankel, Zoya Hasan, Rajeev Bhargava and Balveer Arora, Transforming India: Social and Political Dynamics of India, Oxford, 2000. Balveer Arora and Douglas Verney(1995). Multiple Identities in a Single Nation: Indian Federalism in Comparative Perspective, New Delhi. Francine R Frankel (2004). India’s Political Economy 1947-2004: The Gradual Revolution, OUP: New Delhi. Austin, Granville (2002). Working a Democratic Constitution, Oxford: New Delhi. Austin, Granville( 1999). The Indian Constitution. OUP: New Delhi. Sharma, Brij Kishore (2009). Introduction to the Constitution of India. PHI Learning: New Delhi. Verma,S P( 2004). Indian Judicial System. IIPA:Delhi. Dua, B D and Singh, M P (2003).
Indian Federalism in the New Millennium, Manohar: New Delhi. (with Anil Mishra) Coalition Politics in India: Problems and Prospects, Manohar, 2004; Singh, M P and Roy, Himanshu (2005). Indian Political System, Manak: New Delhi. Satyamurthy, T V( 1997). State and Nation in Context of Social Change, OUP: New Delhi. Palsikar, Suhash and Vora, Rajender(2007). India’s Political Parties, Sage: New Delhi. Chibber, Pradeep and Kollman, Ken(2004). The Formation of National Party Systems: Federalism and Party Competition in Canada, Britain, India and the US. Princeton. The Writings of Rajni Kothari( 2009). Orient Blackswan: New Delhi. Shastri, Sandeep, K. C Suri and Yogendra Yadav(2009).
Electoral Politics in Indian States- Lok Sabha Elections in 2004 and Beyond. Kohli, Atul (2001). The Success of India’s Democracy. CUP: New Delhi. Shah, Ghanshyam( 2004). Caste and Democratic Politics in India. Orient Blackswan: New Delhi. Semester-II Paper V Indian Economy and Business Unit 1: Overview of the Indian Economy 1) Sources of Household Income 2) National Income Accounting 3) Recent Economic Growth trends in India 4) Agricultural Sector and its Pricing Policy 5) New Industrial Policy, 1991 Unit 2: Growth and Other features of the Indian Economy 1) Characteristics of Development 2) Factors affecting development 3) Human Development Index ) Poverty and Exclusive growth 5) Public Distribution System 6) Regulatory Institutions in India Unit 3: Money and Finance 1) Introduction to Money 2) The Reserve Bank of India and its functions 3) RBI’s Instruments of Control 4) Futures and Options Markets Unit 4: Economics of the Public Sector 1) Value Added Tax 2) Goods and Service Tax 3) Budget and kinds of deficits 4) Fiscal Deficit 5) Government Debt Unit 5: International Economics and Globalisation International Trade Basics 1) Non Tariff Barriers 2) World Trade Organisation 3) Service Sector and India’s Trade in Services 4) Depression Economics Suggested Readings Unit I 1. Karl E. Case and Ray C.
Fair (2007), Principles of Economics, 8th Edition, Pearson Education Inc. [Hereafter referred to as "Case & Fair”] : Ch. 16, Pp. 357—360 2. Case & Fair, Ch. 19, Pp. 417—426 and 429—431 [In both the above[In both the above readings, data pertaining to the U. S. Economy and the case studies to be omitted. Calculation procedures not to be done in detail. The conceptual clarity of variables involved is required]ecent Economic Growth: A closer look”, R. Nagraj (2008), Economic and Political Weekly [EPW hereafter], A[EPW hereafter] [Focus should be o[Focus should be on making students understand how to analyse and interpret statistical data. Memorizing the data is not expected out of them]ila (2005-06), Understanding the problems of Indian Economy, 6th Edition, [Uma Kapila hereaf[Uma Kapila hereafter]on Press: Ch 13, Ch 19 5. Uma Kapila, Ch 22, Pp. 379—390 Unit-2 1) Uma Kapila, Ch. 3 2) Partha Dasgupta (2007), Economics: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press: Ch 1, Pp. 14—29 3) Human Development Report, 2007-2008, Pp. 393—394, 404—410 4) Rohini Somanathan in Kaushik Basu, Ed. (2007), The Oxford Companion to Economics in India, Pp. 412—416 5) Bharat Ramaswami in Kaushik Basu, Ed. (2007), The Oxford Companion to Economics in India, Pp. 430—433 6) S. B. Gupta, Monetary Economics, S. Chand & Co. Ltd. , [S. B. Gupta herea[S. B. Gupta hereafter]467—471 Unit-3 1) S. B. Gupta, Chapter 1 2) S. B. Gupta, Chapter 4 3) S. B.
Gupta, Chapter 19 4) Michael R. Baye & Dennis W. Jansen, Money, Banking and Financial Markets: An Economics Approach, A. I. T. B. S. Publishers, Chapter 9, Pp. 297—300 Unit4 1) Mahesh Purohit (2007), Value Added Tax: Experiences of India and other countries, Chapter 1 2) Mahesh Purohit (2009), A Road Map for GST, Foundation for Public Economics and Policy Research (FPEPR), Working Paper No. 2/2009 3) M. M. Sury (1990), Government Budgeting in India, Chapter 2 4) Raja J. Chelliah (2003), The Meaning and Significance of Fiscal Deficit, in Amresh Bagchi Ed. , Readings in Public Finance, Oxford University Press 5) C. Rangarajan and D. K.
Srivastava (2005), Fiscal Deficit and government Debt: Implications for Growth and Stabilisation, EPW, July 2, 2005, Pp. 2919—2924 Unit5 N. Gregory Mankiw (2007), Economics: Principles and Application, 4th Edition, Cengage Learning India Pvt. Ltd. , Chapter 9 [“In the news”["In the news” Articles and Case Studies also to be studied]tore (2008), International Economics, 8th Edition, Wiley-India Edition, Chapter 9, Sections to be done: 9. 1, 9. 2A, 9. 3 (9. 3E only first 2 paragraphs for the concepts of Export Subsidy and EXIM Bank), 9. 4, 9. 5A, 9. 6B, 9. 6C, 9. 6D, 9. 7A [Diagrammatic Analys[Diagrammatic Analysis and Case Studies not to be done]ter 29 3) Rupa Chanda Ed. Trade in Services & India: Prospects and Strategies, Wiley-India Edition, Chapter 2, Pp. 25—47 [De-stress the data [De-stress the data on ‘4 Modes’ for examination point of view]e Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008, Penguin Books, Chapter 9, 10 Paper VI Media and Cultural Studies Unit I Understanding Culture Mass Culture, Popular Culture, Folk Culture Media and Culture Unit II- Critical Theories Frankfurt School, Media as Cultural Industries Political Economy, Ideology and Hegemony Unit III Representation Media as Texts Signs and Codes in Media Discourse Analysis Genres Representation of nation, class, caste and gender issues in Media Unit IV Audiences
Uses and Gratification Approach Active Audiences Reception Studies; Women as Audiences Sub Cultures; Music and the popular, Fandom Unit V Media and Technologies i) Folk Media as a form of Mass Culture, live performance; Audience in live Performance ii) Media technologies; Medium is the Message; Technological Determinism; New Media and Cultural forms Suggested Readings AS Media Studies: An Essential Introduction Edited by Philip Rayner, Peter Wall and Stephen Kruger, Routledge (Covers Unit II, III, IV and V) John Fiske, 1982, Introduction to Communication Studies, Routledge (Covers Unit II, Ideology and Meanings and Unit III Signs and codes )
Dennis McQuail, 2000, (fourth Edition) Mass Communication Theory, London, Sage (Covers Unit IV, Media Technologies) Baran and Davis, Mass Communication Theory (covers Unit II, III and IV) Kevin Williams, Understanding Media Theory (Covers Unit II, III and IV) Media Cultures by Nick Stevenson, 2002, Second Edition, SAGE James Clifford, Tony Benett, Raymond Williams, Stuart Hall, John Storey for Unit I (still have to give page numbers and exact citations) for Unit I Short Extracts from writings by Adorno and Horkheimer, Radway, Roland Barthes, Mcluhan Parmar S. Traditional Folk Media in India, 1975, New Delhi, Geka Books Paper VII IT & Online Journalism Unit 1 Introduction to IT and Online Journalism Introduction to Information Technologies
Analogue and digital technology Emerging Trends in IT ICT-scope and role Intranet to Internet Unit II Understanding New Media Impact of new media on journalism Difference of elements between web journalism, traditional journalism and other media Characteristics of the online writer/journalist New roles of journalists in the Internet age Trends in web/online journalism Unit III Web site planning, design and the writer Basic HTML for writers Audience analysis Content planning, structure Visual Design Copyright issues Web page elements Unit IV Online research and Ethical issues Conducting online searches, research and interviews Online searching techniques
Journalism ethics and restraint in new media o Accuracy o Privacy o Fairness o Linking o Journalistic integrity Citing Internet sources Legal issues in cyberspace. Questions of Plagiarism Using social media to engage public Unit V Writing and editing for the Web Overview of Web writing Linear vs. nonlinear form Writing for the screen vs. writing for print Web page writing techniques Web page style, Editing web text Storytelling structures that work on the Web Practical: To prepare a website of their own with excercises in Visual design, Content management, Non Linear and Linear formats. Suggested Reading: On Line Journalism, Tapas Ray Foundation Books and New Media by John v. avlik(Coulmbia University Press,2001) Introduction Digital Journalism: Emerging Media and the Changing Horizons of Journalism, Edited by Kevin Kawamoto(Rowman and Lilltlefield Publishers,2003) Journalism to Online Journalism: Publishing News and Information by Roland De Wolk(Allyn & Bacon,2001) Kumar, Keval, Teleommunications and New Media Technology in India: Social and Cultural Implication, Gazette, Volume 54 no 3, pp 267-277, 1995 Paper-VIII Reporting And Editing For Print UNIT 1 Covering news Reporter- role, functions and qualities General assignment reporting/ working on a beat Covering of beats- crime, courts, civil administration, health, education, sports, mofussil reporting UNIT 2 Interviewing/Types of news/leads
Interviewing: doing the research, setting up the interview, conducting the interview Functions of Chief of Bureau, Correspondents News Leads/intros/ Special leads, articles, features, human interests UNIT 3 The Newspaper newsroom Newsroom, Organisational setup of a newspaper, Editorial department Introduction to editing: editing symbols, functions, headlines, role of sub-editor, news editor, Editor Editorial page: structure, purpose, edits, middles, letters to the editor, special articles, light leader Opinion pieces, op. Ed page UNIT 4 Trends in sectional news Week-end pullouts, Supplements, Backgrounders Special articles, columns/columnists UNIT 5 Understanding media and news Sociology of news
Objectivity and politics of news Neutrality and bias in news Suggested readings The Art of Editing, Baskette and Scissors, Allyn and Bacon Publication Dynamics of Journalism and Art of Editing, S. N. Chaturvedi, Cyber Tech Publications News Writing and Reporting for Today’s Media, Bruce Itule and Douglas Anderson, McGraw Hill Publication Modern newspaper practice: A primer on the press, F. W. Hodgson, Focal Press Reporting for the Media, Fred Fedler and John R. Bender, Oxford University Press The Newspaper’s Handbook, Richard Keeble, Routledge Publication Principles of Editorial Writing, MacDougall and Curtis Daniel, W. C. Brown Co. Publishers
Mass Communication Theory, Denis McQuail, Sage Publications Internal assessment: Internal assessment may be based on covering the beats and writing reports / interviewing personalities, celebrities etc. Exercises on editing copies, writing headlines, writing features, Structuring a dummy editorial page, writing editorials etc. Discussions tests, debates and tests may be held regularly. Semester-III Paper IX Broadcast Journalism Unit I Understanding Sound and Visuals The sound medium • Sound scape • Sound culture • Characteristics of Radio • Radio-signs and codes. The visual medium • Image-Still to moving • Visual Culture & Politics of Image • Electronic Image • Television Image Television News Image • Idea of Figuration • Edited Image /Digital image • Changing Ecology of Images Today • Characteristics of Television medium Unit II Basics of Radio Production • Radio formats- Analogue to digital • Types of Sound-Sync, Non sync, Natural sound, Sound sourcing Radio Studio- Studio layout, mixer, control Panel etc. Unit III Basics of Television Production • Television formats-analogue to digital • Portable television camera • Camera Accessories • Lens and Visualization • Camera Movement • Visual Grammar- Type of Shots, 180 degree rule, continuity, shot/reverse shot/cut away/in/Jump/Match. UNIT IV Writing Broadcast News • RADIO – Sources Elements -News gathering processes – Writing a radio News copy • Television – Sources/Elements/News gathering Processes. – ENG – SNG – OB – PTC – VO/VT – Anchor link UNIT V Broadcast News – Critical Issues & Debates • Radio News &Current Affairs -AIR-Voice of India? • Lack of commercial Model in Radio News • Analysis of Performance of AIR News-Its Role Presentation, Content. • Radio News- Form& Language, Evolution with Technology Unit VI Contemporary issues in television news • Changing character of TV news • News as Performance & Construction • News as event • News gatherers as News Engineers. • Simulated Sound in News. • News Production Cycle. News as Entertainment • Voyeurism • Ontology and Evolution of Television News parlance • News formulae-Crime Politics &Sex. • 24 hr News Format. • Language of TV News • Newsy ‘Lingo’- Breaking News, News Update, Exclusive, Prime Time News,TRP • TV News in a POST Modern World. Practical Exercises – – Visiting a TV news room/ or a radio news room – How to devise a TV and Radio Interview – Writing and recording a radio news story and a television news story Suggested Readings: The Television Reader, Edited by –Robert c Allen and Annette Hill (Ed- 2004), Routledge Critical Ideas in TV Studio, Oxford Television Studio, John Corner, Clarendon Press (Ed-1999)
National Television Violence Study, Sage Publication (Ed-1988) Television Handbook by Patricia Holland, Rout ledge (Ed-1997) The Radio Handbook, by Carrel Fleming, Rout ledge (London & New York 2002) A Study of Modern Television, by Andrew Crisell, Intro chapter page 1-14, and Television Genres, news and current affairs P. C Chatterjee, Broadcasting in India, New Delhi, Sage 1987 Reading Television by John Fiske and John Hartley Ro Paper X International Politics Unit I Approaches and Concepts 1. Brief understanding of some major approaches to International Politics. Realism, Liberalism, Marxism, and Constructivism. 2. Introducing important concepts of International Relations (in brief)—Balance of power, Collective Security, National interests, Diplomacy, Cold war,detente and Decolonization. Unit II India’s Foreign Policy Non- Align Movement, Changes and Continuity in Foreign policy. Relevance of NAM. India and Major Powers specially with USA and USSR and now Russia. 1. Nuclear Disarmament and India’s stand on nuclear Weapons. Unit III India and its neighbours- 1. Our relations especially with China and Pakistan. China as a new emerging power and its impact on global politics and in South Asia. 2. India and SAARC. Identify areas and issues of conflicts and co-operation. Unit IV United Nations 1. – How does it function? What are its objectives? India’s Role in U. N. Peace Keeping. 2. Security Council- its functioning A case for restructuring of the security council? 3.
World Bank, IMF and other institutions. Politics of Financial Aids. Unit V Contemporary Global Concerns 1. – Global Terrorism, Climate Change, ethnic conflicts. Suggested Readings- Sikri, Rajiv( 2009). Challenges and Strategy: Rethinking India’s Foreign Policy. OUP: New Delhi. Harshe,Rajan and K. M. Sethi (2009). Engaging with World: Critical Reflections on India’s Foreign Policy. Orient Blackswan: New Delhi. Bajpai, Kanti ( 2005). International Relations in India. Orient Blacksawn: New Delhi. Pant, Harsh V. (2009). India’s Foreign Policy in Unipolar World. Routledge: New Delhi. Shridhran,E. (2007). The India-Pakistan Nuclear Relationship: Theories of Deterrence.
Routledge: New Delhi. Dixit, J. N. (2002). India’s Foreign Policy: Challenges to Terrorism. Gyan Books: New Delhi. Malik, Priyaranjani( 2010). India’s Nuclear Debate: Exceptionalism and the Bomb. Routledge: New Delhi. John Allphin Moore, Jr and Jerry Pubantz (2008). The New United Nations, Pearson Education Delhi. Goldstein, Joshua S. (Fifth Edition2003), International Relations, Pearson Education : Delhi. Taylor, Paul and A. J. R. Groom (eds. 2000), The United Nations at the Millennium, Continuum:London. Gareis, Sven Bernhard and Johannes Varwick,(2005). The United Nations: An Introduction, Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. Baylis, John and Steve Smith (eds. (Third Edition2005,), The Globalization of World Politics, Oxford University Press: New Delhi. Paper XI Press Laws and Ethics Unit-I State, Media and Law • “The Fourth Estate” and the idea of democracy • The Indian Context • History of Press Laws in India Unit -2 Freedom of Press and the Press Laws • Laws – Bills and Acts, Ordinance, Regulations, Statute, Code, Norms, Conventions • Freedom of the press and the Constitution • Interpretation of Press Freedom • Right to Information • Article 19(1)(a) of the Indian Constitution-Freedom of speech and expression • Article 19(1)2 reasonable restrictions to freedom of the press • Case studies on freedom of speech with reference to media • Issues of Privacy & Censorship Committess- Chanda, P. C. Joshi Committee, Varghese Committee, Bachawat Committee • Press Commissions- First and Second • Press laws before and after Independence Unit III- Press laws , Acts and Regulations • Basic terminology-affidavit, accused, acquittal, bail, conviction, defendent, evidence, Plaintiff prosecution, prima facie, subjudice • Sedition-incitement to violence (section 121 IPC) IPC 121 read with 511 • inflammatory writing (IPC 353) • Defamation (IPC (499) 500) civil and criminal defamation-libel, slander • Parliamentary privileges / Articles 105 (Parliament) Article 194 (State Legislation) • Parliamentary Proceedings Act, etc. • Contempt of Court Press Registration of Books Act. 1867/1955 role of RNI • Intellectual Property Rights • Official Secrets Act 1923 • Copyright Act 1957 • Working Journalists Act • The Press Council Act (Press council as a regulatory body- powers, guidelines etc) • Right to Information Act 2005 Unit IV- Broadcast, Cyber and Laws pertaining to Advertisements Laws for Broadcasting sector: Prasar Bharti Act 1990, Broadcasting Bill, Cinematography Act 1952, Cable TV Networks (Regulation) Act of 1995. Public Policy Issues on Airwaves; Community Radio Advocacy Cyber laws; IT Act of 2000 and Media, Convergence Bill (to be enacted), Regulatory Commissions of New Media
Advertisement and Law; Advertisement Act of 1954, Indecent Representation (Prohibition) Act, 1986, The Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable) Advertisement Act of 1954, Issues of Consumer Protection, The Commercial Code of AIR & Doordarshan Unit V-MEDIA ETHICS Basic Ethical Theory: Historical Perspectives on Ethics Fairness and Objectivity Debates on Objectivity Vs Subjectivity Self-regulation Vs Legal Regulation Legal rights and responsibilities of Journalists Social Responsibility of Press Regulatory bodies like Press Council, Editor’s Guild, etc,. Issues related to Media Ethics-Media and Human Rights, Media Vs Market, Sting Journalism, Discussion on Reporting of Issues relating to Sex, Violence, Gender, Religion, Caste, etc,. Suggested reading- Vekat Iyer- Mass Media Laws and Regulations in India-Published by AMIC D. D. Basu- Press Laws
Paranjoy Guha Thakurta (2009), Media Ethics, Oxford University Press, P. K. Ravindranath Press Laws and Ethics of Journalism, Author Press Pavan Duggal, Cyberlaw in India, Saakshar Law Publications Rajan, N. (ed. ) (2007). 21st century journalism in India. New Delhi, Sage Publications Anil K. Dixit (2006), Press Laws and Media Ethics, Reference Press K. S. Venkateshwaran Mass Media Laws and Regulations in India, Published by Asi