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. And this is a matter of great pride for students and teachers alike. 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 take up challenges that come with the existing as well as emerging corporate environments. The core strength of FMeH lies in the harmony among all its stakeholders: Students, Faculty, Staff and Management. It is our firm faith that value based learning can transform a student into an efficient professional and a responsible citizen.
1.Department of Journalism and Mass Communication:
Q-1 What all programs does Department of J & MC offer?
Ans. Department of J&MC offers programs at UG & PG level in Journalism and Mass Communication in regular mode along with Ph.D.
Q-2 How the programs are different from other ones and also from other universities?
The programs being offered under this department are basically field oriented. Apart from the class room lectures, the thrust is mainly given on practical aspects and therefore, become more interesting and absorbing. The students tend to learn every aspect of media and also the art of film making. The Faculty has its own well equipped studio where different programs like panel discussions, group discussions, debates, open house sessions etc are not only organized but recorded which is mainly done by the students. Not only this, the students are also sent to the fields 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.
Q-3 Can a student go for higher studies after graduating from Department of J&MC?
Ans. Yes, J&MC degree is as good as the one awarded by any central or state university. A Bachelor degree holder from this department can also apply for higher studies in any of the Indian or overseas universities.
Q-4 What is the quality of the Faculty 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 and practicals. Every effort is made to reinforce the concepts taught in the classroom. The faculty members believe in 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. Some of the faculty members have also attended the Refresher Courses organized by UGC and presented papers in various National & International seminars and Conferences in leading universities and colleges. The department has produced 04 Ph.D till date.
Q-5 What kind of grooming programs are offered to the students?
Ans. We organize Personality Development classes to help the students to develop 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 in the studio 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-6 What are the job opportunities after completing the degree in Journalism and Mass 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. Internet & Mobile: Content Writer, Content Designer. Newspaper and Magazine: Reporter/ Correspondent; Feature Writer; Business Writer; Copy editor; Sub-editor; Photographer. Event Management: Event Executive, Event Manager and Event Designer.
Q-7 What is internship?
Ans. An internship is attachment to industry or on a project. Internship is a wonderful opportunity to gain hands-on experience and to learn more about the real-world applications of an academic discipline. We send students to various big media organizations for Internships and the concerned organizations sometimes absorb the students in their respective industry. Student’s performance is a must in this regard.
2.Department of English:
Q-1. What are the courses under the Dept. of English?
Ans. The Dept. of English offers both the undergraduate and post graduate courses. The programmes offered are -B.A. (Hons.) English, M.A. (English) and Ph.D (English). The syllabi of the different course are planned carefully, 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 has also been broadened by incorporating The Classical Greek literature, Indian Literature, African and Continental Literature. The syllabi of various courses can match well with those prescribed in the reputed universities such as Delhi University, JNU and Jamia Milia Islamia. Competent and experienced faculty members are available in the department to supervise research scholars for Ph.D. course. Adequate infrastructural facilities have been provided for smooth running of the courses.
Q-2. How can I obtain an Admission Brochure?
Ans. Admission Brochure can be obtained through the following methods:
- Download from the MRIIRS website.
- Obtain by hand.
Q-3. How and where is the Admission/Application Form to be submitted?
Ans. A 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.
He/she should then secure two hard copies of the submitted application form. One copy should be kept for self reference and the other is to be submitted to MRIIRS at the time of Physical Counseling.
Q-4 What is English Honours Course? How is it different from the B.A pass course?
Ans. B.A. (Hons.) English runs into three years of two semesters each. It gives the students an insight into the basic tenets of English literature. The course is aimed at developing a genuine interest in the subject. Its objective is to broaden the horizon of the students so as to perceive human life and conditions in its correct perspective.
It differs from the “Pass Course” in terms of syllabi content and extensive study of English Literature. It 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.) Englsih?
Ans. The scope and demand of this course is vast and varied. The students, after graduation, can pursue higher studies and excel themselves in the field of Academics and Research. They can also compete for the higher 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 and Journalism.
Q-6 What is the importance of this course?
Ans. It has been observed in the recent past that the students with a good command over English have been in great demand in the media industry. Particularly, there has been an upper trend among the students to take up a career in Journalism. The best part in this course is that the faculty of Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC) is also involved in taking classes for B.A (Hons.) English and helping in enhancing their communication skills as also making them aware of the latest trends in the media industry. Besides, the student with a good command over English are sought after keenly by the corporate world.
Q-7 What is the minimum eligibility for admission into B.A (Hons.) English course?
Ans. A student needs to score a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of best 5 subjects at 10+2 in any stream with pass in English.
Q-8 What kind of grooming do the programs offer to the students?
Ans. We organize personality development classes to help the students to promote 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, from time to time, arrange guest lectures by renowned teachers and scholars of the field. We have tie-ups with the media industry.
Q-9 What is the quality of the Faculty of English Department?
Ans. The Faculty of the Department is highly experienced and qualified, in keeping with the U.G.C norms and regulations. Their Ph.D. dissertations are from varied areas from the Classical to the Modern Age. A fair number of books as well as research papers go to the credit of and Research articles published in reputed Journals and Magazines. Undoubtedly, the Department of English has an excellent teaching faculty supported by the visiting faculty from DU and other leading universities. Our faculty has a vast exposure to knowledge and expertise from the world of research and development.
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 A.C classrooms fitted with overhead projectors. 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 subscribes to a good number of both online, print journals and magazines.
Q-11 Will the amount be refunded if we don’t take admission?
Ans. Yes, Link:
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 a 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 B.A.(Hons.) Eng-12th original mark sheet, Date of Birth certificate, address proof, Medical Fitness Certificate, and character certificate from institution last attended. For M.A.(Hons.) Eng– Mark-sheet of Graduation,12th original mark sheet, Date of Birth certificate, address proof, Medical Fitness 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 year after 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.