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This online Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication (MA JMC) from Manipal University Jaipur (MUJ) is designed to create changemakers and leaders in the field of media and journalism. The program focuses on skill enhancement courses that will give learners hands-on experience in writing for new media, script & screenwriting, digital publishing, photography, audio-visual editing, mobile editing software, and more. Master news & reporting, broadcast journalism, digital media marketing, the art of storytelling, film appreciation, media law & ethics, and much more, without pausing your work and other commitments.
Build key journalism skills like digital literacy, audio-video editing, script-writing, research, and reporting through subjects such as media language, digital publishing, fundamentals of photography, development communication, and broadcast journalism.
Acquire knowledge & skills that align with your career aspirations and interests. Learn print, audio, AV production, & website management and gain exposure to different beats such as social, political, cultural, business, sports, and science beat.
Establish connections with diverse peers, industry experts, and other reputed media professionals through professional networking to advance your career in the industry. Get access to Manipal University Jaipur’s strong alumni network.
Stay on top of the latest developments in the media industry and get a competitive edge over others by attending webinars by experienced industry professionals.
Benefit from a 100% online experience with zero compromise on quality through online enrollment, orientation, classes, assignments, projects, examinations, and career support. Get assistance from dedicated course mentors and 24×7 student support.
Our online MA.JMC program equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to establish a lucrative career in diverse job roles.
24 months | 4 semesters | 15-20 hours/week | 84 credits
Starting with the basics of language, social structure, and current affairs considered the foundation for journalism, you will explore the development of media, learn the fundamentals of photography, and concepts of news and reporting, with audio and video communication.
Basics of Language
Social Structure & Current Affairs
Fundamentals of Photography
Communication Theories and Models
Concept of News and Reporting
Development of Media
Basics of Audio and Visual Communication
This semester will expose you to concepts in-depth about the working of mainstream media like media language, digital publishing, public relations, broadcast journalism, and media laws and ethics. You will also get an overview about political structure and development communication.
Political Structure & Current Affairs
Editing and Layout Designing
Media Laws and Ethics
Get ready to learn all about new media, intercultural communication, and mobile editing software. You can opt for electives with different vertices of communication, digital marketing, advertising practice, and beats of journalism. After communication research, you will do a minor specialization in strategic/health/educational/corporate communication, data journalism. This will be followed by internship evaluation.
Writing for New Media
Inter Culture Communication and Current Affairs
Mobile Editing Software
Elective Set A: Art of Storytelling, Beats of Journalism, and Media & Disability Communication
Elective Set B: Mobile Journalism, Media Analysis, Advertising Theory & Practice, and Digital Media Marketing
In your last semester, you will get a grip on screen/script writing, audio-visual editing, film appreciation, and do a three-layered major specialization: medium-wise (print/audio/AV production and website management), language-wise, and beat-wise (social, political, cultural, business, sports, and science). Your dissertation needs to be submitted to conclude your program.
Script and Screen Writing
Economic Structure and Current Affairs
Basics of Audio and Video Editing
Globally recognized and widely accepted by governments and organizations, the online degrees offered by Manipal University Jaipur are at par with on-campus degrees and open doors to better professional opportunities.
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Full course fee(Four Semesters)
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Exclusive scholarships designed for defense personnel, government employees, differently-abled people & meritorious students.
Candidates must have completed 10+2+3-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/institution or an equivalent qualification as recognized by the Association of Indian Universities
Candidates who have completed 10+2 education or graduate level education outside India must produce a certificate of equivalence issued by the Association of Indian Universities
Candidates who are not Indian citizens or residing outside India and holding NRE or PIO status will be billed an international fee for respective degrees & may need to submit documents mentioned but not limited to CV, address proof, valid visa, PR card & passport copy as part of the application process
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Dr. Abhishika Sharma is working as an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator- JMC at the Centre for Distance and Online Education, Manipal University Jaipur. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication, a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Commerce, and a Doctor of Philosophy in JMC in "Facebook Advertising". Dr.Sharma has a combined academic and professional experience of 17 years. She has previously worked as an Additional Head and Assistant Professor at various universities in Jaipur. She has published eighteen papers in scholarly publications that are cited on a national and international scale. She has presented several research papers at conferences on both the national and international levels.
Dr. Seena Johnson is currently working as an Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) and course coordinator - Journalism & Mass Communication at the Centre for Distance and Online Education, Manipal University Jaipur. She has over seven years of teaching experience and holds a Ph.D. in Electronic Media & Mass Communication from Pondicherry University with a specialization in Film Studies. She has also cleared the UGC-NET (JRF) and SET in Journalism. Dr. Seena has presented various research papers at National and International Conferences and has many research publications to her credit. Besides, she has also served as an external examiner and question paper setter for both state and private universities.
Dr. Amit Verma is an Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) and course coordinator in the department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the Centre for Distance and Online Education, Manipal University Jaipur. He previously worked as an Assistant professor and Head of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at reputed universities. He earned his Ph.D. in Community Radio Stations of Rajasthan. He published several research papers and has participated as an invited speaker in many workshops, conferences, and FDPs sponsored by the UGC, ICSSR, PMMIT, and MHRD.
Dr. Eishita Das is working as an Assistant Professor and Course Coordinator in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the Centre for Distance and Online Education, Manipal University Jaipur. She has completed her Master's and Ph.D. in Mass Communication and Journalism from Tezpur University, Assam. Her interest areas in academia include environmental communication, communication research, broadcast journalism, media law & ethics. Her doctoral thesis explored the ways in which communication can promote environmental consciousness among the youth of Assam. Her research work is published in reputed peer-reviewed journals. She has also presented her research work at several academic conferences.
Dr. Kadambari, a seasoned researcher and educator, specializes in the intersection of gender, media, and society. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor and Course Coordinator at the Centre for Distance and Online Education, Manipal University Jaipur. Her prior roles were Academic cum Teaching Associate at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi, a Faculty at Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida and an Assistant Professor at Institute of Engineering and Technology, Alwar. Her role as Editor at Bhartrihari Times, Alwar, highlights her journalistic prowess. Her Ph.D. from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, delves into the impact of social media and patriarchal values on social constructs.
I enrolled in this online MA-JMC as the same program was not available in my city. Pursuing this program not only enhanced my video-making skills, but also helped me gain in-depth knowledge in several aspects of media.
Working in the education sector & social development sector for 5-6 years, I came across a tribal village in Telangana and I really wanted to capture their stories. But I didn’t have the right skills, attitude and mindset to capture them. This is where Manipal University Jaipur is empowering me with an online MA JMC degree. I’m able to leverage maximum out of this platform.
During the pandemic, I was skeptical about taking up an on-campus degree. So, I chose to pursue my masters in journalism in the online mode. From live classes to faculty members, I have had a great experience with MUJ so far. I hope to pursue my dream media career after this program.
I have been working as a lab technician in Manipal University Jaipur for 8 years, I have good technical skills like video recording and editing. However, I wanted to improve my knowledge, so I decided to pursue an online MA JMC. I want to pursue my PhD after this online program, and I also hope to become a news anchor one day.
Master of Arts in Journalism and Media Communications (MA JMC) is a two-year postgraduate program for students interested in the field of media and journalism. Manipal University Jaipur’s online MA JMC is recognized at par with any other on-campus MA JMC degree.
Online MA JMC is a two-year postgraduate program, which is divided into four semesters.
Yes, Manipal University Jaipur’s degrees are recognized in Canada. Here are the bodies that evaluates Manipal University Jaipur’s degrees for issuing equivalence certificates . These bodies conduct educational credential assessment (ECA) services for both employers and higher education institutions (HEIs).
World Education Services (WES) – Applicable across US and Canada.
International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS)- Applicable across Canada for employment and immigration purposes. ICAS is the only accepted evaluation service for admission to colleges in Ontario province.
International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES)- The government-mandated ECA service in British Columbia which also serves the interest of all internationally educated applicants throughout Canada.
Students are encouraged to complete their UG programs in 3 years and PG programs in 2 years. However, students may complete the program within the maximum period of 6 years for UG programs and 4 years for PG programs.
Here are the highlights of Manipal University Jaipur’s online programs-
On successful completion of the program, students will be awarded a printed degree certificate from Manipal University Jaipur (MUJ). The certificate will be issued by the Directorate of Online Education – Manipal University Jaipur and would capture details like student name, photo, government issued ID and program name. The back side of the certificate will also carry details such as date of admission, date of completion, mode of delivery and other details.
Please note – The right to alter the design or the contents of the certificate remains with Manipal University Jaipur, and it may do so without prior intimation.
Yes. Students of the online degree programs will join the Manipal University Jaipur’s alumni network with all associated privileges. As an alumnus, they can interact with peers and build their professional and personal network with professionals from across the globe. They will be given access to the Manipal University Jaipur alumni portal.
Candidates must have a 10+2+3-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/institution, or an equivalent qualification as recognized by the Association of Indian Universities
Candidates who have completed their 10+2 or graduate level education outside India must produce a certificate of equivalence issued by the Association of Indian Universities
Candidates who are not Indian citizens, or residing outside India, and holding NRE or PIO status will be billed an international fee for respective degrees & may need to submit documents mentioned but not limited to CV, address proof, valid visa, PR card & passport copy as part of the application process
Yes, NRIs and foreign nationals can pursue Manipal University Jaipur’s online degree programs.
The application process is completely online, and applications can be submitted at www.onlinemanipal.com by providing the required details. Candidates can also apply via this link.
If you need further assistance, then you can reach out to our admission counsellor at +91-8527268909 or +971-507980775 and they will assist you with the application process.
Yes. From the academic year 2022-23, it has been made mandatory for all universities offering courses in online or distance learning modes to create ABC accounts for all their students as per the UGC regulation and the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
Academic Bank of Credits (ABC) is a digital storehouse of the credits earned by students during their academic journey. It is a credit bank for students that allows them to accumulate, verify, transfer, and redeem their credits. This is an initiative from the Ministry of Education, Government of India to enable academic flexibility and students’ mobility across multiple Higher Education Institutes (HEIs). The University Grants Commission (UGC) has mandated that every learner who is an Indian national needs to submit the following details for creating their ABC account:
The university will reach out to enrolled students for details required to create their ABC accounts and will provide these details to UGC. Once the ABC account is created, the credits earned by the learners in their term-end exam will get deposited into their respective ABC accounts which they can redeem within 7 years. Students can email email@example.com or call +91 7996 600 444 for any queries.
All applications will be evaluated for eligibility by the admissions team of Manipal University Jaipur. In case the university requires further clarification or documents, the candidate will be intimated via email, SMS or phone. Final decision regarding selection will be notified to the candidate within five working days of submitting the application.
Once a decision has been taken on the application submitted, the status of admission would be intimated to the candidate via email and SMS.
Manipal University Jaipur offers fee waiver scholarships to students from special categories.
Yes. All learners who pay the full program fee upfront can avail 5% fee concession on total program fee upon approval. In addition to the fee concession, if a learner is eligible for a scholarship, he/she can avail the same. The scholarship amount will be calculated on the total program fee.
Once a candidate’s scholarship is approved during admission, the scholarship benefit shall be applied as per the below table-
For example- In the case of semester-wise fee payment, Semester-1 scholarship benefit shall be applicable in the subsequent semester ie- scholarship benefit of both Semester 1 & 2 shall be applicable while registering for Semester – 2. Thereafter, from Semester – 3, the current semester scholarship benefit shall be applicable.
Learners who arrange for bank loans on their own can avail fee concessions for upfront fee payment. Learners whose loans are facilitated by Online Manipal (including subvention and zero cost EMIs) cannot avail this fee concession. However, they may avail scholarships provided they qualify for them.
Manipal University Jaipur’s online programs are delivered in a 100% online mode so that students can attend live classes on weekends and complete the program remotely, while also pursuing their professional and personal commitments in parallel.
Students will receive the credentials to access their LMS within 72 hours of confirmation of their admission from the university.
Students who have paid their fee in INR (Indian Rupees) and have been admitted in the domestic (India) category will be able to access their LMS from anywhere in India. International learners (foreign nationals and non-resident Indians) who have paid the fee in USD will be able to access the LMS from anywhere in the world.
No, you will not be able to access the LMS while abroad. If you are working abroad or are based outside India for longer durations, please enroll as an international student to have unrestricted access to the LMS.
All India nationals paying fee in INR will be considered domestic students and will be given access to the LMS only within India. Leaners who travel overseas frequently are advised to register themselves as international students to suit their convenience & work schedules.
Yes. International students can access the LMS from all countries, including India.
Yes. The program is delivered through a mix of live lectures, pre- recorded videos and discussion forums in which students can interact directly with faculty and self-paced learning. Self-paced learning is driven by video lectures, e-books, quizzes, and assignments that are delivered using a state-of-the-art Learning Management System (LMS).
Students will be assigned dedicated course mentors and coordinators who can be contacted to clarify doubts using discussion forums, instant messaging, and email on the Learning Management System (LMS). Students can also interact with course coordinators during live webinars.
There is also a 24×7 student support team that can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University term-end examination (TEE) will be held digitally viz. computer-based and online proctored.
Candidates can appear for the exams from the comfort of their homes.
The details of the examination schedule will be made available in the photo admit card. Other details on the examination pattern are available in the program guide provided to students.
Examination results will be published on the student portal. If a student fails to clear any of the papers (either in UE or IA or both), he must re-appear by applying to the University through the re-sitting application along with relevant fees, within the due date.
On satisfying all criteria stipulated by the University, successful students will be awarded their respective program degree by the University.
Students are expected to attend live classes, watch recorded sessions, and go through at least 75% of the self-learning content (reading material and video lectures) available on LMS. This would ensure they are eligible to appear for the final exams.
A student’s performance evaluation will be based on both continuous assessments (CA) through assignments and term-end examinations (TEE) which consist of descriptive and multiple-choice questions. A student must score at least 40% in each of these to be declared as having passed the exam. The assessment ratios of TEE to CA is 70:30.
Practical papers (as applicable)
The assessment in the practical part is based on performance in guided exercises (i.e., day-to-day exercises) and unguided exercises. The latter will be conducted on the last day of the practical sessions in each subject with an external examiner.
A student must score at least 40% in both the parts to be declared as having passed.
After admission is confirmed by the university, students will receive access to the Learning Management System (LMS), student portal and e-library. Students can then start accessing the course material and begin their learning journey.
Students must score at least 40% in continuous evaluation and 40% in term-end examinations in each course to successfully complete the program. In case the minimum score is not attained, they will need to apply for a re-sit with applicable fees and appear for exam to pass the course.
Students are given access to an exhaustive e-library with 200,000+ books, video lectures, audio-visual interactive material, virtual classroom sessions, audio podcasts, virtual simulations, and self-assessment quizzes or tests. Students are free to download e-books and print them for convenience.
Although the learning is flexible, students are expected to spend at least 15-20 hours per week watching concept videos, reading learning material, attempting quizzes, and attending live webinars. This would ensure that you get your degree within the minimum duration.
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