Department of Journalism, Communication and Media Studies


About

PROGRAM DESIGN:

The Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) programme in Journalism, Communication and Media Studies (JCMS) at the State University of Bangladesh has been designed for imparting comprehensive learning of the principles, dynamics and techniques of media, communication and journalism. Rigorous theoretical and hands-on practice in the fields of human communication, media and journalism will function as the basis of course operation. The students undergoing the aforesaid academic curriculum will be equipped with theories, practical know-hows and essential skills required for developing themselves as appropriate professionals in any branch of communication, media and journalism. The program opts to impart the learners most modern and inclusive education in the aforesaid fields with a view to preparing themselves as competent professionals to meet the demand of expanding national and international electronic and print media market as well as in the fields of development and corporate communication.

In short, it is all about empowering a person with the latest and finest set of social skills.

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME:

  • To strengthen students’ theoretical and practical knowledge of Communication, Journalism and Media to enable them to act in real life with maturity and skills.
  • To impart scientific knowledge for identification, selection and preparation of news, communication and other media contents.
  • To produce skilled professionals to manage the affairs of newspaper and media organizations.
  • To manage the communication affairs of different national and international development organizations and corporate houses.
  • To encourage research in the fields of media, journalism, communication and development.

DURATION OF THE PROGRAM:

The duration of Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Journalism, Communication and Media Studies (JCMS) program is 12 semesters

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Run by eminent media academics and expert professionals
  • Combination of Theoretical and Practical Learning
  • Internship at Newspapers, Television, Online media, Radio, NGO and Corporate Organizations
  • Part-time job facilities at various media houses

 

Why JCMS?

Media is perceived as the mirror of the society, and Journalists essentially constitute the conscience of it. What a person do 24X7 is nothing but communication; people just communicate with other people, and even with himself/herself. So, it becomes obvious to know how to communicate, that is, to know how to do the thing you do all the time!

Almost everything is becoming more and more reliant on media exposure to survive in the highly competitive world. In such a context, knowing the grammar of the media and acquiring required skills to deal with that is a must, indeed!

Why at SUB?

Journalism, Communication and Media Studies (JCMS) at the State University of Bangladesh has been designed for imparting comprehensive learning of the principles, dynamics and techniques of media, communication and journalism. Rigorous theoretical and hands-on practice in the fields of human communication, media and journalism is the basis of the program operation. The students undergoing the theory and practice of the program will be equipped with essential skills required for developing themselves as appropriate professionals in any branch of communication, media and journalism.

The program highly opts to equip the learners with the most modern and inclusive education in the field with a view to preparing themselves as the most competent professionals to meet the demands of the ever-expanding national and international media market as well as in the fields of development and corporate communication.

About the Faculties

The core and full-time faculties of JCMS are graduates from the University of Dhaka having comprehensive knowledge on the global media arena. Having long experience in the fields of communication, journalism, media, development, and having expertise with dependable set of skills, the faculties are the most-sought experts to conduct training, research and evaluation from all over the country. All the faculties have authored several well-regarded books, articles and researches on relevant fields that are being studied at several public and private universities of home and abroad as part of the course curricula. All these make JCMS of SUB unique parting it from others.

JCMS also provides its students with relevant other experts i.e. Editors and other senior journalists from different media, Communication Experts of esteemed national and international organizations, Writers/Authors on different fields, Filmmakers, and Experts on state, politics & national security.

Media Center

JCMS is in the process of setting up a full-fledged Media Center which, initially, will provide technical supports for the students regarding learning and practicing skills for Television and other forms of Video (Documentary/Film) Production & Editing. It already has the latest models of cameras (video and still). The media center eventually is preparing itself as the accomplished platform of publishing Newspaper and Magazine, and setting up Radio and TV channels where the students will be the key work-force. The department already has its own printed and online newspapers.


Program


Admission Process


Admission Eligibility


Faculty Members

 
Robaet Ferdous

Associate Professor, Dept. of Mass Communication and Journalism, DU

Advisor

 
Sajeeb Sarker

MSS, BSS in Mass Communication & Journalism University of Dhaka

Assistant Professor & Coordinator

 
Kazi M Anisul Islam

MSS, BSS in Mass Communication & Journalism University of Dhaka

Sr. Lecturer

 
Nasrin Akter

MSS, BSS in Mass Communication & Journalism University of Dhaka

Lecturer

 
Rifat Sultana

MSS, BSS in Mass Communication & Journalism University of Dhaka

Lecturer

 
Sahos Mostafiz

MSS, BSS in Mass Communication & Journalism University of Dhaka

Lecturer

Adjunct Faculty Members

 
SM Akash

Associate Professor

 
Firoz Zaman Choudhury

Associate Professor

 
M Zahid Newaz Khan

Associate Professor

 
Nusrat Jahan

Assistant Professor


Notice

Classes for Existing Batches…

First day of Undergraduate Classes for Existing Batches will start from 15 January 2017.

Orientation Program

Departmental Orientation Program for new Students will be held on 30 January 2017.


Research & Publications


Syllabus

Course Distribution

 

First Year

Semester I

JCMS 101: Fundamentals of  Journalism 3.00 Credits
JCMS 102: Fundamentals of  Communication 3.00 Credits
JCMS 103: English Language Skills for Journalistic Writing 3.00 Credits
 

Semester II

JCMS 104: Intra and Interpersonal Communication 3.00 Credits
JCMS 105: Bangla Writing Skills 3.00 Credits
JCMS 106: Group & Organizational Communication 3.00 Credits
 

Semester III

JCMS 107: News Gathering for Print and Electronic Media 3.00 Credits
JCMS 108: Bangladesh Studies 3.00 Credits
JCMS 109: Computer: Concepts and Applications 3.00 Credits
 

Second Year

Semester I

JCMS 201: Mass Media in Bangladesh 3.00 Credits
JCMS 202: Mass Communication: Structure and Process 3.00 Credits
JCMS 203: Social Process and Institutions 3.00 Credits
 

Semester II

JCMS 204: Reporting for Print and Electronic Media 3.00 Credits
JCMS 205: Contemporary Bangladesh Affairs 3.00 Credits
JCMS 206: Contemporary World Affairs 3.00 Credits
 

Semester III

JCMS 207: Editing for the Print Media 3.00 Credits
JCMS 208: Economics: Concepts and Issues 3.00 Credits
JCMS 209: Media Laws Rights and Ethics 3.00 Credits
JCMS 210: Political and Administrative Developments in Bangladesh 3.00 Credits
 

Third Year

Semester I

JCMS 301: Theories of Media and Communication 3.00 Credits
JCMS 302: Media Economics and Management 3.00 Credits
JCMS 303: Gender and Media t 3.00 Credits
JCMS 304: Broadcast Techniques and Communication technologies 3.00 Credits

Semester II

JCMS 305: Development Communication and Grassroots Reporting 3.00 Credits
JCMS 306: Business Journalism and Economic Reporting 3.00 Credits
JCMS 307: Media Research Methodology 3.00 Credits
JCMS 308: Newspaper Make-up Layout and Design 3.00 Credits
 

Semester III

JCMS 309: Environmental Communication and Climate Change Reporting 3.00 Credits
JCMS 310: Film Sense and Criticism 3.00 Credits
JCMS 311: Video Production 3.00 Credits
JCMS 312: Creative Advertising 3.00 Credits
 

Fourth Year

Semester I

JCMS 401: Media Society and Culture 3.00 Credits
JCMS 402: Radio Journalism 3.00 Credits
JCMS 403: Television Journalism 3.00 Credits
JCMS 404: Corporate Communication and Public Relations 3.00 Credits

Semester II

JCMS 405: Online Journalism 3.00 Credits
JCMS 406: Desktop Publishing 3.00 Credits

Optional Courses 1 & 2

The students will have to choose at least Two Courses (2 courses of 6.00 credit hours, each containing 3.00 credit hours) from the followings:

Optional Course I

Credit Hours- 3.00 Credits Students will have to choose a course from the Communication Cluster:
JCMS 410: Internet Studies and Online Searching
JCMS 412: Screen Play and Program production
JCMS 414: Speech Writing and Public Communication
JCMS 418: Global Communication and National Culture
JCMS 419: Intercultural Communication
JCMS 421: Health Communication and Population Reporting
JCMS 424: Art of Presentation for Radio, TV and Stage
JCMS 425: Business Communication
 

Optional Course II

Credit Hours- 3.00 Credits Students will have to choose a course from the Journalism Cluster:
JCMS 409: Sports Reporting
JCMS 411: Photo Journalism
JCMS 413: Magazine Editing and production
JCMS 415: Science Reporting
JCMS 416: Feature and Creative Writing
JCMS 417: Peace Journalism and Conflict Reporting
JCMS 420: Fashion Journalism
JCMS 422: Social Media and Multi Media Journalism
JCMS 423: New Media and Citizen Journalism
 

Semester III 

JCMS 407: Internship/Research Project 4.00 Credits
JCMS 408: Viva-Voce 4.00 Credits
  [A Viva voce examination will be arranged in the last semester. A board of experts headed by the Chair/Dean of the faculty will chair the viva-voce. This will consist of a comprehensive written test (50 marks) and a comprehensive oral test (50 marks)].

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Contact

Sheikh Farid Akter Executive Email: jcms@www.sub.edu.bd Mobile: +8801766663133 ———————————————— Bijoy Campus 138, Kalabagan Dhaka 1205 Contact no. +880-2-58151781-5, 9128329, 9140960, 09613782338  Ext. 128

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