Journalism, Political Science, Sociology (JPS)
The Journalism, Political Science, Sociology (JPS) course caters to students interested in pursuing further studies or a career in media and communication, advertising, film making, public relations, politics, and social work. The course exposes students to contemporary social and political systems, and to the various processes and challenges that they present. It also develops in the student a capacity to analyse, question and evaluate these systems and initiate political and social change.
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 Department of Political Science combines classroom teaching with various exercises that expose students to the political systems of India and other countries. The curriculum is designed to foster an understanding of the legislative, executive and judicial processes of various countries. It also nurtures an interest in current affairs. Through the course, students gain knowledge of political theory, and of the real world applications of political principles in an increasingly globalised world. It also highlights the interdependence between nations, and the need for diplomacy that is driven by integrity and humanistic principles. The course particularly helps students training for careers in the Civil Services by not only providing knowledge on the Indian political system, but also by kindling their political consciousness and awareness of current political and social challenges.
The Department of Sociology offers eight papers that provide students with an in-depth understanding of social institutions and movements, with a focus on Indian society. The course exposes students to the various aspects of social behaviour, including its origins, development, organization, and institutions. It also trains students in the analysis and evaluation of social policy and welfare, as well as providing a theoretical understanding of social processes. It also highlights current social problems and movements in the Indian scenario.
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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