B.A. (Hons) Journalism Programme

Programme Overview

  • The journalism courses in Bangalore are developed to help students acquaint themselves with concepts of broadcast and print journalism so as to enable them to take up flourishing careers in the creative domain.
  • This programme also introduces to students various other journalistic nuances such as communication, photo journalism, radio journalism, and communication.
  • Offered by the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at CMR University that is known to be amongst the top colleges in Bangalore for Journalism, the B.A. (Hons) programme allows students to hone their core skills such as critical thinking, analytical ability, oral, and written skills. These are very much the foundation for careers in media and journalism.
  • Careers in this field are generally considered high-profile as it lets graduates explore many facets of society and research deeply into key sectors.

Career Opportunities

  • Reporter
  • Anchoring
  • Content Writer
  • Photojournalist
  • Proofreader
  • Feature Writer
  • Correspondent
  • Special Reporter
  • Broadcast reporter
  • Columnist
  • Public relations manager
  • Social media planner
  • Product marketing manager

Programme USPs

  • The programme is intended at development of cutting edge research that leads to deep understanding of the practice of social science.
  • The programme provides a transformational learning experience enabling students to realise their full potential.
  • The programme lets students work in close partnership with stakeholders, both in research and teaching activities to catalyse the impact of work.
  • CMR University one of the best University among the best ba journalism colleges in Bangalore’s program lets students work in close partnership with stakeholders, both in research and teaching activities to catalyse the impact of work

Programme Educational Objectives

  • CMR University, the best university among the best colleges in Bangalore for journalism and mass communication aims to provide a strong foundation of theory and practice in Journalism; that will enable students to translate their university experience to professional success.
  • This is a vibrant and dynamic undergraduate program, giving students a unique opportunity to gain foundation in cutting edge theories and research.

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 & 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


Eligibility Criteria

Candidate who has passed 2nd PUC / HSC / 12th Grade or Equivalent examination from a recognised Board/Institution.


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Assessment and Evaluation

The CRM University, the top private university among the top journalism colleges in Bangalore follows the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), which provides choices for students to select from the prescribed set of courses and earn credits. Students are awarded grades based on their performance for each course in a semester and Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA), which is a measure of the academic performance of a student in a semester. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is used as a measure of the overall cumulative performance of a student over all semesters. However, the CGPA is invariably calculated from the 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.