About Uttaranchal School of Journalism & Mass Communication
In the last few years, the interest of youth has increased considerably in mass communication and journalism. Job oriented courses in this period of information and technology is beneficial and Mass Communication is one of those courses. After doing this course, students can make a career in multibillion dollar industries of print, electronic, digital, and internet mass communication. Special features of this field provide a different charm and strength to the aspirant and keep him separate from the crowd.
Uttaranchal School of Journalism And Mass Communication is yet another visionary project by Uttaranchal University which provides a complete panoramic knowledge environment of media. USJMC aims to provide highest quality education and practical training to create upcoming journalists and communicators. The latest technology infrastructure is the strength of USJMC including well equipped T.V Studio/, Photography lab, Audio Lab, Production setup and Computer Lab. UCJMC gives complete media exposure which further contribute in the holistic development of the students.
Why Uttaranchal School of Journalism & Mass Communication?
USJMC is driven by highly qualified and knowledgeable faculties and media professionals. The entire course is dedicated towards giving extraordinary skills and integrated media education to the students in order to make them complete media professionals after the completion of degree. Media aspirants can start their career in the vast field of media after completing the course from USJMC. Our study programs are value-driven and industry-centric which include regular field visits and practical exposures. We have the academic team which has excellent practical based Socratic Method. Various workshops, seminars and field visits are conducted on regular basis for the overall development of the student. USJMC is known for its connection with both theoretical and practical aspects of the discipline for moulding the student’s overall personality according to the dynamic industry of media.
The USPs of the School:
- Media Club for giving 360 degree media exposure
- Photography club for giving professional photography training to students
- Practical based courses for real time learning
- Daily News analysis exercises to inculcate daily newspaper reading habits
- Media Studio for real life experience for news reading and mass communication activities
- ICT based teaching pedagogy
- Summer internships for making students placement ready
To achieve a center of excellence in the field of media education. Also contributing to human welfare and uphold universal values as well as media ethics.
- To help create leaders who can lead society.
- To create a real-time learning environment for encouraging new ideas and creativity
- To provide quality education while focusing on producing Industry oriented, research-oriented, and skilled human resources for the Media industry
- To encourage media Entrepreneurship and build the academic-industry interface for bridging the gap between industry and academics
Director's Welcome Note
Uttaranchal School of Journalism and Mass Communication is a dedicated education entity developed for enhancing professional capacities in the field of Journalism as well as communication. The school has been creating hardcore professionals who are suitable for the changing era of technological intervention in the journalism industry. The school provides the opportunity to the students to have the practical exposure which is must before joining the industry per say.
The school has produced journalists who are succeeding in various domains of Print, Electronic & Digital journalism in various capacities. USJMC is competent enough to provide hands- on expertise, internships as well as industry collaborations to uphold and deliver quality education which keeps the holistic approach towards the development of a child’s career enrolled in this course.
Living by the vision & mission of the school and university, it comes in the practice of the school to be distinctive in itself, affirming the need of the industry and acknowledging the transitional phase of each and every topic present in the curriculum.
Dr. Jitendra Kumar Sinha
Distinguished Faculty Members
Dr. Jitendra Kumar Sinha
Masterstroke Media Private Limited
J K NEWS 24×7
The department has access to the state-of-the-art Language Laboratory.
Language Laboratory is a networked application developed for students. The University has built up a state-of-the-art Language Laboratory with over 72 desk tops and gadgetry, aimed at honing the communication proficiency in English Language. Here learning language becomes more tasks based and contextual individually. It provides an easy way to master the language through the method of listening and speaking.
Our Language Laboratory has the following Hardware & Software:
Snet Class, Screen broad cast, voice broad cast, Voice Chat System, Monitor and Control Screen recording and play back, group chat, remote command, file distributing , remote setting, net movie, rush to answer, web control, program control.
Communication Enhancing Program Software: Tense Booster, Study Skill Success, MS Office 2003.
This course is one of the emerging career areas for those students who choose it as their career option.
The following fields will welcome you after completing B.A. JMC.
- Photo Editor
- Design Editor
- Copy Editor
Mass Communication students can secure the above-mentioned jobs in leading newspapers and magazines like Dainik Jagran, Amar Ujala, The Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Hindu, Outlook, Femina, Forbes India etc.
- News Director
- News Program Producer
- Production Manager
- Video Editor
- Video Journalist
- Content Writer and editor
- Graphic Designer
- Research Analyst
- News Presenter
- News Analyst
- Advertising Executive
Electronic media in India has reached far and wide, aspirants interested in working as electronic media professionals can get the above profiles in DD News (Government Channel), Aaj Tak, ABP News, NDTV India, BBC Hindi, Zee News, HNN 24X7, Samachar Plus and other News Channels.
- News Director
- Video Editor
- Video Journalist
- Content Writer
- Content Developer
- Content Editor
- Social Media Expert
- Graphic Designer
Another growing field of journalism is the online news industry holding great career opportunities. Some of the known online media portals like lallantop.com, IndiaToday.in, NDTV.com creates good career opportunities.
- Performers (Actor, Casting, etc)
- Video Jockey (VJ)
- Casting Director
- Script Writer
- Camera Operator
- Sound Recorders
- Field recording mixers
- Film Editor
- Set Designer
Not only acting but behind the camera also hundreds of people work to make a final flawless presentation. Many career options are open after pursuing mass communication in film and TV industry with the famous production houses and TV Channels including Government-owned channels like Doordarshan National and regional.
Photography & Cinematography:
- Fashion photography
- Food photography
- Landscape photography
- Wildlife photography
- Nature Photography
- Architectural photography
- Candid photography
The most exciting and enterprising career options with mass communication are photography and cinematography. It’s a blend of art and technicality which creates business. A knowledgeable creative photographer and videographer can work with media as well with non media companies.
- Radio Jockey (RJ)
- News Directors
- Sports Directors
- Radio Broadcast Journalist
- Radio Reporter
- Radio News Editor
- Radio Producer
- Radio Programme Controller
- Voice Editor
Radio is a medium of India, since a long time radio is considered as an authentic source of information and entertainment. Various job profiles are available in radio channels and students can acquire great jobs in both private and government radio channels like AIR, Radio Mirchi, Red FM, Akashvaani etc.
Advertisment & Public Relations
The Advertisement Industry is booming nowadays providing various career opportunities as advertising manager, creative head, content writer and graphic designer, etc. Public relation is another aspect of mass communication in which positive relations are established between people and organizations. A communication student can opt for becoming a public relations officer (PRO) for any private as well as a government organization. Lobbyist, Brand Ambassador, Content Manager, New Media Coordinator, Public Information Officer, Publicist are the other job profiles in the PR industry.
Behind every successful event a good plan is needed wherein event management plays the vital role. Event managers execute the plan for a great event to take place. Event Management is a part of Media studies where students learn how to become event managers. It’s a team work which includes various career choices including Event Planner, Exhibition Organiser, Wedding Planner, and Logistics Manager.
The Non- Profit organisations which aim towards social and political betterment also welcome media students with various job opportunities. Fund raising, management and operation departments possess jobs for media scholars which give another career option after B.A JMC
Eminent speakers in the School of Liberal Arts
Mr Ruskin Bond, Writer, Padma Shri (1999) & Padma Bhushan (2014) Awardee
Jayanta Mahapatra, Indian Poet
Prof Dat Bao, Monash University, Australia
Prof Willy Renandya, Principal Lecturer, ELL Department, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dr Helaine W Marshall, Professor of Education, Director of Language Education Programs Long Island University, Hudson Graduate Centers, Westchester, Rockland
Dr Ruth Goode, Regional English Language Officer (RELO), US Embassy
Fuad Abdul Hamied, Professor of English Education at Indonesia University of Education, Indonesia
Dr Warid Mihat, Director MELTA SIG Workshops, Malaysia
Dr Anna Faktorovich, Director, Anaphora Literary Press, Texas, USA
Prof Jonathon Ryan
Principal Academic Staff Member,
Research Office,Waikato Institute of Technology, (Wintech), New Zealand.
Emeritus Professor William Dutton, University of Southern California, UK