JGU announces admissions in JSJC for 2017

Kolkata
10 Feb 2017

The Jindal School of Journalism and Communication (JSJC) is announcing its first round of admission for the academic year 2017.
JSJC will offer a 3 year full time B.A. (Hons.) Media & Communication programme which is designed to give students a rigorous understanding of journalism across print, broadcast, radio and new media platforms, starting this academic year, 2017. It will train students to think, write, visualise, produce, edit, and rewrite as journalists, editors, web editors, TV producers and anchors on global problems and issues. Admission applications to the BA (Hons) Media & Communication programme are now being accepted, and interested students can register by accessing the application form at www.jsjc.edu.in.
Introducing the vision of the JSJC, Prof. (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), said, “The vision of the school is to provide training as well as the knowledge and education through a critical pedagogy which includes inter-disciplinarity at the core of it. We believe that journalism and training related to communication that typically happens in many media schools is not sufficient.”
Delivering the distinguished public lecture on Ethics and Professional Obligations of Journalists in a Democracy, senior journalist, Rajdeep Sardesai said, “We live in the times of high octane nationalism, where the narrative is now being spun about whether you are wearing your patriotism on your sleeve or not. With social media as echo chambers for hate and outrage, journalists are being now branded, based on their ideological preferences. My ethical belief system tells me that we as journalists must not put India first but truth first.”
Speaking on the occasion, Pankaj Mittal, Additional Secretary, University Grants Commission, stressed on the need for educational institutions to be socially aware and responsible of the community around them especially those located in the semi-rural, rural areas. She emphasized the role of University Social Responsibility (USR) on the lines of corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Professor (Dr.) Y.S.R. Murthy, Registrar, JGU, said, “Our aim is to create a truly global journalism school where inter disciplinary education and strong research focus would groom the next generation of media leaders who would be a trend setter in this field.” (EOIC)