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B.A. | English, Journalism, Psychology

Programme Overview

  • The study of Humanities is known to open up different avenues for graduating students. In the programme, students get to develop their core skills such as decision making, problem solving, written and oral skills.
  • Today, the study of Humanities is only getting popular, and a degree in this evergreen domain enables students to take up a plethora of careers in domains such as media, teaching, and research. With specializations in English, Journalism, and Sociology, the programme offers value-addition to students in the form of industry-ready skillsets.
  • The study of English, Journalism, and Sociology as core subjects during the BA degree programme enables students to learn the various nuances of the programme, they also have multiple career domains to choose from. The study of English involves delving deep into aspects such as literature, prose, poetry, communication skills, teaching, and research.
  • Similarly, the study of Journalism involves mastering journalistic nuances for successful careers in print, radio, digital journalism. This programme is in huge demand now, tier-1 media organizations in India always seek creative professionals to work within their editorial teams.
  • Finally, the study of Sociology involves delving deep into societal aspects including that of social interaction, social patterns, social events, and social causes. Students are acquainted with the fundamentals of sociology, research techniques, and methodologies.

Career Opportunities

  • Journalist
  • Editors
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Content Developers
  • Content Editors
  • Content Managers
  • Photo Journalist
  • Anchors

Programme USPs

  • The programme aims to provide a strong foundation of theory and practice in specific fields that will enable students to utilize their experience at the university in their field of work.
  • Special emphasis is laid on the development of critical thinking, analytical ability, written and oral presentation skills. This is a vibrant and dynamic undergraduate programme, supported by ongoing research at the School of Social Sciences & Humanities.
 

Programme Educational Objectives

  • Students who study these disciplines learn to critically analyze the given situation, along with mastering effective decision-making, creative problem-solving and many other skills required for a successful career.
  • The programme aims to provide a strong foundation of theory and practice in English, Journalism, and Sociology.
  • The programme aims at enabling students translate their university experience to professional success.
 

Programme Outcomes

  • Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • Project management: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of academic principles and apply these to one’s own work as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • Life–long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life–long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
 

Programme Duration

3 Years (6 Semesters)

Programme Type

Full-time

Eligibility Criteria

A pass in PUC/12th standard or equivalent with 50 percent aggregate marks (45% in case of SC/ST candidates).

 

Programme Structure

I SEMESTER

II SEMESTER

III SEMESTER

IV SEMESTER

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC ELECTIVE COURSES

V SEMESTER

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC ELECTIVE COURSES

(MOOC) Elective Course

Elective Course

VI SEMESTER

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC ELECTIVE COURSES

Elective Course

Assessment and Evaluation

The University follows Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), which provides choice for students to select from the prescribed set of courses and earn credits. Students are awarded grades based on their performance for each courses in a semester and Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA), which is a measure of academic performance of a student in a semester. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is used as a measure of overall cumulative performance of a student over all semesters. However, the CGPA is invariably calculated from second semester onwards to facilitate students to know their academic progress.

Every Programme has a prescribed Curriculum or the Scheme of Teaching and Evaluation. It prescribes all the courses/ laboratory/ other requirements for the degree and sets out the nominal sequence semester wise. Curriculum also includes SWAYAM and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), offered by premier institutions. A student desirous of additional exposure to a course, without the rigors of obtaining a good grade, ‘audits’ a course that helps him to have an edge over others in placements.

The evaluation system to assess the student is comprehensive and continuous during the entire period of Semester, by the faculty who is teaching the course. Continuous Internal Evaluation (CIE) and Semester End Examination (SEE) constitute the major evaluations prescribed for each course, with only those students maintaining a minimum standard in CIE are permitted to appear in SEE of the course. CIE and SEE to carry 50% weightage each, to enable the course to be evaluated for a total of 100 marks, irrespective of its credits.

Before the start of the Academic session of each semester, a faculty may choose for his course Internal Assessment Test and a minimum of two of the following assessment methods with suitable weightage for each: Assignments (Individual and/or Group), Seminars, Quizzes, Group Discussions, Case Studies, Practical Orientation on Design Thinking, Creativity & Innovation, Participatory & Industry Integrated Learning, Practical Activities/Problem Solving Exercises, Class Presentations, Analysis of Industry/Technical/Business Reports, Reports on Guest Lectures/Webinars/Industrial Visits, Industrial/Social/Rural Projects, Participation in Seminars/Academic Events/Symposia or any other academic activity.

The Semester End Examination for all the courses for which students registered during the semester shall be conducted at the end of each semester. Some of the courses, where the student performance is evaluated through CIE, may not have SEE.

The makeup examination facility shall be available to those students who have appeared and failed in the SEE in one or more courses in a semester.

 
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