MANAV RACHNA INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH AND STUDIES
(Formerly MANAV RACHNA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY )
FAQs – Media Studies & Humanities
FAQs – Media Studies & Humanities
Faculty of Media Studies & Humanities is a leading and important constituent of Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies (formerly MRIU), a NAAC accredited university with ‘A’ rank. The Faculty comprises two departments, namely Department of Journalism & Mass Communication and Department of English. Faculty of Media Studies and Humanities (FMeH) aims at imparting quality education in order to cater to the increasing demands of the industry. At FMeH, we offer diverse theoretical, empirical and conceptual knowledge through compulsory and elective course. We take up challenges that come with the existing as well as emerging corporate environments. The core strength of FMeH lies in the student centric teaching pedagogy. It is our firm faith that value based learning can transform a student into an efficient professional and a responsible citizen.
- DEPARTMENT OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION:
Q-1 Which are the programs offered by Department of J & MC?
Ans. Department of J&MC offers programs at UG & PG level in Journalism and Mass Communication in regular mode along with Ph.D.
- BA-MC – Pass
- BA-MC with Specialisation in with Hons. in following areas:
1) Print & New Media
2) Digital Media Production
3) PR, Advertising & Event Management
- BA-JMC (International) in collaboration with Western Sydney University, Australia in1+2 pattern of 1st year in MRIIRS and later years in WSU, Australia.
- MA-MC – with following specializations based on the basket of elective courses opted by him/her as per notified criteria of the University:
1) Print and Digital Journalism
2) Broadcast Journalism
3) Sports Journalism and PR Management
At DJMC, we have industry focused syllabi to give hands on exposure to the students to match industry standards. In the age of digital media, we motivate our students to be entrepreneurs in media industry.
Q-2 What are the eligibility criteria for the programs offered?
Ans. The eligibility criteria for our programs are as follows:
- BA-MC/BA-MC with specialisation: Pass with at least 50% marks in aggregate in 5 subjects including English as compulsory subject along with 4 subjects with the highest score out of the remaining subjects.
- BA-JMC(International) 1+2 degree programme in association with Western Sydney University, Australia: Pass in 10+2 Examination / Equivalent Examination with at least 50% marks in aggregate in 5 subjects including English as compulsory subject along with 4 subjects with the highest score out of the remaining subjects plus (a) having studied in English Medium from 8th to 12th class or (b) IELTS composite score at 6.0 with individual score not less than 5.5
- MA-MC: 50% marks in any stream at Graduation level from a recognized university with pass in English in 10+2.
Q-3 How are the media programs different from other ones and from other universities?
Ans. The programs being offered under this department are industry-oriented. Apart from the classroom lectures, the thrust is mainly given on practical aspects of functioning of media industry and therefore, become more relevant and engaging. The students tend to learn every aspect of media, communication, designing and also the art of film making. The department has its own well equipped audio visual studio where different programs like news bulletins, panel discussions, group discussions, debates, open house sessions etc are not only organized but recorded which are mainly produced by the students. Not only this, the students are also sent to the field to interview various celebrities, cover various events of importance. In nutshell, the students come out of the university as confident and expert in their fields. It’s mandatory for all the students to go for field project to understand nuances of the media profession.
Q-4 Can a student go for higher studies after graduating from Department of J&MC?
Ans. Yes, MC degree is as good as the one awarded by any central or state university. A bachelor’s degree holder from this department can also apply for higher studies in any of the Indian or overseas universities.
Q-5 What are the various fields one can work after graduating from journalism?
Ans. Journalism and Mass Communication offers expertise in various fields and is in great demand in today’s times. We offer expertise in various fields like Print journalism, Electronic media, Digital media, Health Communication, Brand Communication, Anchoring and Radio Production, Event Management, Media Communication & Research, Film-making, Media Management, Photojournalism, Sports Journalism, Integrated Marketing Management, Advertising and Public Relations.
Q-6 What are the qualities of the faculty members and what is so innovative in their teaching methodologies?
Ans. The core faculty comprises of distinguished academicians from the best institutions and leading professionals from the Media world with rich industry experience. The faculty lays great emphasis on continuous evaluation by means of well-designed tutorials, project presentations and media lab product portfolios. Every effort is made to reinforce the concepts taught in the classroom. The faculty members believe in use experiential learning, problem solving approach and participatory mode of teaching. Apart from teaching, the faculty members have been vigorously pursuing research and have been regularly publishing research papers in various National and International Journals of repute. Faculty members have also attended the Refresher Courses organized by UGC and presented papers in various seminars and Conferences in leading International and national universities.
Q-7 Which are grooming programs offered to the students?
Ans. We organize Personality Development workshops to help the students to develop Soft Skills, Linguistic skills, professional values, human values, gender sensitisation and Presentation Skills. We also organize Film Festivals, International Guest lectures, Conferences and industry visits to make the students industry friendly. We also send our students to the field for reporting. Students are also participating in various programs that are conducted by Radio Manav Rachna.
Q-8 What are the job opportunities after completing the degree in Media and Communication?
Ans. The career avenues are many and varied job opportunities in media industry like:
Television: Reporter, Anchor, Producer, Copy Editor, Script Writer, Researcher, Production Executive, Video Jockey. Radio: Radio Jockey / Anchor, News Reader, Reporter, Producer, Program Executive, Script Writer, Copy Writer. Digital Media: Content Writer, Content Designer. Newspaper and Magazine: Reporter/ Correspondent; Feature Writer; Business Writer; Copy editor; Sub-editor; Public Relations: PR Executive, PR Manager, Corporate Communication Officer Advertising: Client Servicing, Copy writing, Graphic Designer, Event Management: Event Executive, Event Manager and Event Designer, Sports- Sports Journalist, Content writer for Sports, PR for Sportspersons and Sports Bodies
Q-9 What is an internship?
Ans. An internship is attachment to industry or on a project. Internship is an amazing opportunity to gain hands-on experience and to learn more about the real-world applications of an academic discipline. We send students to various renowned media organizations for Internships.
Under the guidance of experienced faculty members students get placed in reputed organizations. Now, the focus of media degree is more on entrepreneurship in media industry and we mentor our students through Incubation centre.
Q-10 What are the measures taken to provide placement to students?
Ans. MRIIRS has a well-organized placement cell i.e. Corporate Resource Centre which provides assistance to the students in career counseling, grooming and placements according to the interests and capabilities of the students. Also, mentoring sessions are being organized at department level for improving the employability skills of the students.
- DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
Q-1. What are the programmes offered under the Department of English?
Ans. The Department of English offers programmes both at the undergraduate and post graduate levels. The programmes offered are -BA (H) English, MA (English) and PhD. The syllabi of the different course are planned meticulously, comprising all the schools, periods and genres of English literature. The entire stream of English literature from the age of Chaucer to the Modern Age comes under the purview of the syllabi. The scope of the study is broadened by incorporating The Classical Greek literature, Indian Literature, African and Continental Literature. The syllabi of various courses match well with those prescribed in the reputed universities such as University of Delhi, JNU and Jamia Milia Islamia. Competent and experienced faculty members are available in the department to supervise research scholars for PhD degree. Adequate infrastructural facilities are provided for smooth running of the programmes.
Q-2. How can I obtain the Admission Brochure?
Ans. Admission Brochure can be obtained by the following ways:
- Download from the MRIIRS website.
- Obtain from the university.
Q-3. How and where the Admission/Application form can be submitted?
Ans. The Student has to submit the application form online using the scratch card and brochure number provided with the admission brochure or directly using debit/ credit card.
The student should then secure two hard copies of the submitted application form. One copy should be kept for self reference and the other should be submitted to MRIIRS at the time of Physical Counseling.
Q-4 What is English Honours Programme? How is it different from the B.A Pass Course Programme?
Ans. BA (H) English is a 3-year undergraduate programme that teaches the students about the development of English literature and language into modern society through drama, fiction, poetry, epics written by authors across the ages and centuries. Its objective is to broaden the horizon of the students so that they can perceive human life and conditions in the correct perspective.
It differs from the “Pass Course” in terms of syllabi, content and extensive study of English Literature. English Honors programme focuses more on the specialized study of English Literature rather than giving general knowledge and information about other subjects and areas of Arts and Humanities.
Q-5 What is the scope of B.A (Hons.) English programme?
Ans. The scope and demand of BA (H) English is vast and varied. After the completion of the degree the students can pursue higher studies and excel their careers in the field of academics and research. It enables the students for competitive examinations including the Civil Services Exam. It has been observed that the students with literature background have better chances of getting selected for the Civil Services. Besides, they can pursue their careers in the areas of Management, Journalism etc.
Q-6 What is the importance of BA (H) English programme?
Ans. One of the biggest advantages of doing BA (H) English is that it creates a new lens to view life. It develops an enthusiastic sense of awareness about one’s society and surroundings. It prepares students for careers in various fields such as teaching, writing, publishing, media, advertising, public relations, content writers, blogging, creative writing etc.
Q-7 What is the eligibility criteria to take admission in BA (H) English Programme?
Ans. As a minimum eligibility criteria a student needs to pass in 10+ 2 examination/equivalent examination with at least 45% marks in aggregate in 5 subjects including English as compulsory subject along with 4 subjects with the highest score out of the remaining subjects.
Q-8 What kind of grooming do the programmes offer to the students?
Ans. We organize personality development classes to help the students to enhance their soft skills, career exploration, resume writing, interviewing skills and presentation skills. We also organize panel discussions, news reading, mock parliament, group discussions and news analysis for the overall development of their body, mind and soul. Work-shops on various related topics and technical aspects of syllabi are organized. We also arrange guest lectures by renowned and seasoned Professors of the field. We have got tie-ups with the industry expertise.
Q-9 What is the quality of the Faculty of English Department?
Ans. The Faculty of the English Department is highly experienced and qualified when compared with the U.G.C norms and regulations. All the faculty members have expertise in various genres of literature and are from well reputed central and state universities, IITs etc. They have been consistently contributing towards research by writing research papers, edited books, books, research projects and guiding PhD scholars.
Q-10 What type of facilities are provided to the students by the University?
Ans. The Department of English provides a good infrastructure that includes AC fitted classrooms with projectors and wifi. We also have the facility of a studio for recording, evaluating and improving the public speaking skills of the students.
The Department has a well stocked library with a large number of books in different areas of English language, literature and soft-skills. The library also maintains a good number of printed books, journals and magazines.
Q-11 Will the amount be refunded if we don’t take admission?
Ans. Yes, till it is permissible as the university follows the UGC norms.
Q-12 Do we need to deposit the original certificates at the time of admission?
Ans. No, there is no need to submit original certificates but the candidate must produce original certificates/documents on the day of admission for verification, failing which the candidate shall not be considered for the same.
Q-13 What are the documents to be produced at the time of admission?
Ans. For BA (H) English– 12th original mark sheet, date of birth certificate, address proof, medical certificate, and character certificate from institution last attended. For MA English– Mark-sheet of Graduation, 12th original mark sheet, date of birth certificate, address proof, medical certificate, and character certificate from institution last attended.
Q-14 What measures are taken to assist the students in finding employment?
Ans. MRIIRS has a well organized placement cell called Corporate Resource Centre which is doing a commendable job every year. We conduct special coaching sessions for improving the employability skills of the students. We have a good rapport with other educational institutions for the exposure of the students to their academic and research environment.
Q-15 For how many days does the University work in a week?
Ans. Six days a week, from Monday to Saturday.
Q-16 Does the institution assist the students in processing educational loan applications?
Ans. A separate cell has been set-up for providing assistance in education loan from bank. Also, representatives of various banks remain available in campus during physical counseling days.