Journalism is a prominent source of information to the world. Journalists act as catalysts of change in the society. They play an important role in all facets of life forwhich having an eye for detail is one of the pre requisites. Professional Journalism needs an interactive, creative and dynamic environment to internalize the nuances of the field.
One such institute which provides and environment conducive to budding journalists is – Center for Media Studies, Presidency College, Bangalore. The statement of purpose of the College is – to empower students to recognize and optimize their potential by fostering an environment where social, cultural, ethical & emotional needs are addressed through a holistic program. With synergized support from faculty, students and community at large the institute provides world class education.
With the motto stating ‘gain more knowledge, reach greater heights’ – Presidency College provides the students with immense academic knowledge and practical exposure in the field of media with the support of excellent resources. The College has been rewarded with ‘A+’ grade by NAAC and with a ranking by NIRF. The college has students from across the country as well as overseas studying various courses.
The Centre for Media Studies at Presidency College offers BA Course with specialization in Journalism, Psychology, Political Science and English Literature. This programme is based on specific objectives and their outcome. The faculty ensures that the outcome for each course is well defined in advance and handed over to the students. They follow a student-centric approach when it comes to teaching and learning. They prepare students to be resilient, independent and creative, with the intent to prepare them for the challenges of the world.
Presidency College is affiliated to the Bangalore Central University which follows CBCS curriculum. Along with adhering to the prescribed syllabus, the college ensures that the students gain proficiency and keep themselves abreast with the trends in the media business through extended activities. To provide the students with hands-on experience in the field of media, the college encourages students to take up internships and projects and to go on field visits. Interaction with eminent personalities from communication industry is facilitated by the college.
The institute believes in nurturing the skills of the students with utmost dedication. The Centre for Media Studies, Presidency College provides certificate courses in specialized domain of Media and psychology. Certificate Courseon Neurofeedback, Counseling, Film Making, Public Relations, Radio Programming, Television Production, News Anchoring, Documentary Film Making and many more have helped students in gaining requisite skills in the relevant area.
The Department has vibrant clubs like the Film Club, Communication Club, Psychology Club, political science club, Rotaract, Human Rights club, Eco Club, Cultural Club to facilitate holistic personality development of the students. The Department has an enterprising student editorial board that works on the Online News Portal and the Lab Journal of the department.
Students have received recognition and accolades in academics and research field. Students have shown competence by winning various prizes in co- curricular and extra-curricular events across the country.
The faculty mentors the students to fulfill their goals and aspirations based on their potential. The Center for Media Studies at Presidency College follows an inter-disciplinary approach with faculty members from diverse fields of expertise. The journalism course is very effectively synchronized with subjects like Psychology, Political Science and English Literature. There are faculty members specializing in Economics, Management and Environmental science. Innovative pedagogical methods like experiential learning, flipped classroom, collaborative and cooperative learning, and digital resources are effectively used in the curriculum transaction. To keep pace with the changing trends of the industry, the faculty members upgrade their knowledge and skills by participating in Conferences, Workshops, Faculty Development Programmes and Seminars. The faculty members have made their mark in academic research with their research papers being presented in international conferences and published in peer reviewed journals of international repute. They also have faculty collaborating with industries for projects related to Research, Content and Public Relations. They have a close association with their strong alumni base. Alumni meet is conducted every year to keep it relevant. The college boasts of a record of 100% placements in prestigious organizations. A considerable number of students prefer pursuing higher education in relevant fields.
The institute has state of art infrastructure with ICT and WI-FI enabled classrooms, Media and Psychology labs and auditorium. Centre for Media Studies Presidency College is not just an academic platform but an experience in itself for young minds who intend to pursue in the field of media, communication, mental health, political domain and liberal arts.
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