POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN WRITERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION (By coursework)

The Course covers all aspects of Communication Journalism, Radio Broadcasting, Television Broadcasting, Translation, Editing and Publishing etc. in addition to different aspects of writing.

This course provides an excellent opportunity to graduates to receive intensive writer ship and communication through judicious exposure to various subjects such as the Constitution, Politics, Philosophy, Sociology, Arts and Crafts of Newspaper and Magazine Journalism, Feature Writing and Language Skills, Mass Media and Society, Advertising and Public Relations, Broadcast Journalism, Reporting, Editing, Radio and Television Production, Cultural and other contemporary trends in Journalism, Media Analysis & Research Methodology.

Course Duration: One year
Medium of Instruction: English

Objectives/ Graduate Profile

The postgraduate student who completes the degree will be able to;

  • Acquire a good command of the language, its correct usage and an orientation towards the critical appreciation of Art
  • Acquire a sound knowledge in theory and practical aspects of communication

Professional and Employment Opportunities

As a Professional Journalists/Editor in the electronic or print media field, opportunities to function in government ministries as communication experts/ coordinators. Openings in Foreign Service will also be available

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to this program an applicant must possess the following  qualifications;

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree with at least 30 credits worth of teaching/learning in creative writing, translation, journalism or associated with
    radio/television
  2. A Bachelor’s Degree with at least two years’ experience in creative writing, journalism, radio broadcasting, television broadcasting and translation.
  3. Completion of NVQ level 7 (B. Tech.) as determined by the University

Course Description

Course Description PGD Writership

Course Description PGD Writership2

*Under this category creative literary works such as novel, novella, collection of poetry, collection of short stories, original script of a drama, a work of translation, a collection of photographs also may be considered for the award of the above Diploma.

Subjects with the credit worth of 25 needs to be selected from the above. While compulsory courses are mandatory the balance can be selected from the optional courses.

Evaluation

Candidate’s performance at each course unit is assessed and graded by theory examinations and continuous assessments during and at the end of the semester. Each course unit will have a theory exam and continuous assessment.

The pass mark is 50% and candidate should pass all the course units including the independent dissertation. A viva voce examination will be held for the dissertations for which candidate should obtain more than 50%. The final mark will be from the evaluation of the report and performance at the viva.

Repeating the course units

A candidate who is unable to sit for course unit examination or fail the same can repeat the examination. Except for medical reasons the maximum mark that can be obtained is 50%.

Awarding the Post Graduate Diploma

Candidate should pass all the courses (50%) and should possess a minimum GPA of 2.7 for a total of at least 25.0 credits worth courses. A merit pass will be given if the overall average exceeds 80%.

Payment Plan

Full fees should be paid at the time of registration.

Application for this program has been hold temporally.