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April 17, 2009

Mumbai University to offer MA in visual media

Mumbai: Department of Communication and Journalism (DCJ) of the Mumbai University plans to offer a two-year full-time master's programme in electronic media from forthcoming session.

The syllabus of the course has been designed by Mangesh Karandikar, lecturer at the Department of Communication & Journalism.

"The proposed programme will cover TV, radio and computer programming. This is for the first time Mumbai University has proposed such a comprehensive programme in electronic media at master's level," said Mangesh Karandikar.

"The syllabus of the proposed course has already been passed by the board of studies," said Sanjay Ranade, head of DCJ.

"Before the implementation we need academic council and management council's approval," added Ranade.

20 students will be given admission in the first year. The credit-based course will be divided into four semesters with four subjects in each semester.

Students will be taught communication and media theory, global electronic media, electronic media criticism and contemporary media (journalism, public relations and advertising) in the first semester, while the second semester will focus on computational and writing skills, reporting and business of electronic media among others.

The third semester will have web technologies. Students will be required to conceptualize, create and upload a website.

In the final semester, students will have to do a "media convergence project" where they will be asked to choose from a variety of subjects. source:

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