English, Journalism, Psychology (EJP)
Introduced in 2016, the English, Journalism, Psychology (EJP) course offers students an opportunity to refine their skills in communication, creativity and analysis, and human understanding. Students interested in pursuing further studies or careers in mass communication, journalism, counselling, human resource development, social work, advertising, content writing and copywriting, and public relations will find this course highly useful. It trains students to analyse, evaluate and respond accurately to various challenges at both individual and social levels.
The Department of English has designed a curriculum that exposes students to a wide range of prose, poetry, plays, essays and audio-visual texts. These texts encompass a plethora of themes and philosophies. Students are encouraged to read texts from different ages and societies, and reflect on the social, political, economic and religious spirit of the time. Indian, American, British, diasporic, and other literary works from various parts of the globe are included in the syllabus so that students may have a well-rounded view of classical and contemporary literature.
The purpose of the course is to improve the students’ analytical and creative skills, and to refine their language and comprehension abilities. The course thus includes a grammar and vocabulary component that allows students to enhance their grammar, communication, and reading and writing skills.
The Journalism course is specifically designed to expose students to the various theories, mediums and techniques involved in media and mass communication. Students interested in print, electronic, online and other media, and in careers such as advertising, PR and film making will find this course highly beneficial. The course comprises eight papers that focus on different areas of journalism and mass communication. They include both theory and practical (skill based) papers. It trains students to evaluate contemporary socio-political issues and provide accurate reports of the same. In addition, it provides training in photography, radio, interviewing and videography.
The Psychology curriculum is designed to provide students with a foundational understanding of various psychological concepts including motivation, personality, learning and intelligence. It exposes students to various branches of psychology. These include developmental psychology, social psychology, psychopathology, positive psychology, and industrial psychology. In addition, students are trained to use various psychological assessments that may be helpful in psychological research and practice. The course provides foundational knowledge on the theories and possible applications of various principles of psychology in the fields of human resource development, child psychology, counselling and clinical psychology.
Documents Required for Admission
1. SSLC or 10th Standard, or its equivalent, marks card (Original).
2. PUC or 10+2 marks card (Original).
3. Transfer Certificate (Original).
4. Migration certificate for the students coming from outside Karnataka and CBSE/ICSE students (Original).
5. 6 Passport size and 2 stamp size colour photographs.
6. Photocopies of caste certificate and income certificate if the student falls under the SC/ST category. The student must be able to produce originals of the same upon request.
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