The media platforms are so varied, pervasive, influential and fast changing that it is a continuous challenge to keep pace with the latest trends in media-related industries. The MA in Mass Communication programme blends conceptual inputs with hands-on training in journalism, television production, film making and development communication.

The Department currently has the following studio facilities:

  • A fully equipped multi-media studio with Adobe Creative Suite
  • A Master Editing Suite with Apple Computer
  • A fully equipped Audio Studio
  • An Indoor Photography Studio
  • A Video Studio

Initiated by the students, the Department has a web radio station - Radio Tapesia, which broadcasts everyday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, and a monthly news tabloid - ADBU Times.

Number of Seats

  • 40 seats are available for the programme

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Graduation in any stream with 50% of the aggregate. Those who have a background in Mass Communication, Journalism, Photography, etc., will have an advantage.
  2. Provisional Admission: Applicants who have not yet obtained their Bachelor’s Degree also may apply for admission. Such candidates would be offered provisional admission until they furnish evidence of fulfilling the eligibility criterion stated in (1) above within 3 months of the commencement of the programme.


  • Tapesia Campus

Course Structure

Semester I
Introduction to Communication
Theoretical Perspectives of Communication
History and Development of Mass Media
Principles of Journalism
Current Affairs and General Awareness
One course to be opted as offered by other departments
  • Techniques of Photography and Image Editing
  • Journaling
Semester II
Philosophy of Communication
Theories of Communication for Development and Social Change
Communication Research Methodology
Digital Media
Data Journalism
One course to be opted as offered by other departments
  • Dissertation Phase-I
  • Audio-Video Production
Semester III
Media Laws, Ethics and Social Responsibility
Dissertation – Phase II
Specialization: Electronic Media
  • Script Writing
  • Audiography
  • Television Production
  • Video Editing
Specialization: Print Media
  • Advanced Reporting
  • News Editing
  • Political Communication
  • Health and Environmental Reporting
Specialization: Communication for Development
  • Communication for Development: Indian and Global Context
  • Situation Analysis for Communication Strategy
  • Strategy Design: Planning Models, Process and Levels of Intervention
  • Legal Provisions in Development
Digital Film and Television Production
  • Digital Cinematography
  • Language of Film and Television
  • Sound for Media
  • Elements of Film Production
  • Digital Cinematography
  • Directing and Advanced Production Methods Lab
  • Digital Post Production Techniques Lab
Semester IV
Media Management and Entrepreneurship
Media and Cultural Studies
Specialization: Electronic Media
  • Media Appreciation
  • Film Making
  • Final Project
Specialization: Print Media
  • Peace and Conflict Reporting
  • Sports Journalism
  • Final Project
Specialization: Communication for Development
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Programme Management
  • Final Project

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