Journalism - St. Xavier's College


The course BA in Journalism is spread across six semesters with 18 specialised papers in journalism. The journalism study encompasses not only news writing or editing in the print media but also in electronic media with its specialised papers on Radio Broadcast Journalism, TV Broadcast Journalism. etc.

Course structure for B.A. in Journalism

Semester I- F.Y.B.A.
Core Course: English
DSC 1A: Introduction to Journalism
DSC 2A: Mass Communication
DSC 3A: Introduction to Multimedia
AECC: English/ MIL/ E.V.S.
GE: Marketing Management

Semester II- F.Y.B.A.
Core Course: English
DSC 1B: News Gathering
DSC 2B: Mass Communication
DSC 3B: Introduction to Public Relations
AECC: English/ MIL/ E.V.S.
GE: History

Semester III- S.Y.B.A.
AECC: English
DSC 1C: Journalism – Reporting & Feature Writing
DSC 2C: Mass Communication
DSC 3C: TV Anchoring
SEC: Art Appreciation/Event Management/Audio Production
GE: Psychology

Semester IV- S.Y.B.A.
AECC: English
DSC 1D: Journalism – Editing
DSC 2D: Mass Communication
DSC 3D: Global Media
SEC: Digital Photography / Performing Arts / Fashion Communication & Journalism
GE: Sociology / Psychology

Semester V – T.Y.B.A.

Paper I:   History of the Press
Paper II: Press Laws and Ethics
Paper II : Magazine and Niche Journalism I
Paper IV: Photojournalism
Paper V: Radio Journalism
Paper VI: Online Journalism

Semester VI – T.Y.B.A.
Paper VII: Production
Paper VII: News Media Management
Paper IX: Television Journalism
Paper X: Magazine and Niche Journalism II
Paper XI: Indian Regional Journalism
Paper XII: New Media

Project: Produce a News Magazine

Other learning opportunities:

  • Students are encouraged to take up internships with media organization during the summer/winter breaks.
  • Journalism students produces a quarterly newsletter Xavier’sPost towards which the students have to contribute news stories and photographs of the various activities organized by the college.
  • Assignments on media-related topics like reporting, editing, news anchoring, pagination, blogging, web-designing and many more.
  • Students are taken on regular field visits to media organization to understand their set-up and working style.
  • Participation in various seminars, conferences, film festivals and other learning platforms.