Two years (4 semesters) full time Course

Course Fees: Rs.60, 000 in two installments

Class Timings: 01:00pm to 05:00pm


The Department of Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication (MA in JMC), BJB (A) College is dedicated to the task of producing journalists and mass communicators with high professional and moral standards. It is a postgraduate course designed to provide students with world-class journalism education adapted to the specific needs of the State as well as India. It seeks to prepare its graduates to achieve the highest standards in all branches of the profession, keeping in focus the trend and thrust of convergence and digitisation in the media, and the consequent demands for multiple skills made on the contemporary journalist. Members of the previous batch have proved to be in high demand and are already at work in all areas of journalism. Their success is a tribute both to their talent and to the institution that educated and trained them.

1ST Semester

The first Semester is an extensive series of lectures and workshops on gathering and presenting news. Through laboratory exercises and outside assignments, students learn to seek out information and convey it in journalistic form. This experience helps them develop the variety of skills indispensable to all branches of journalism; in particular, the ability to write clear, straightforward, and concise English. In similar lectures and workshops, students learn to edit news copy and to write headlines for various media. They learn to select, report, edit, and produce pieces in the form required by the particular stream they have chosen. Under the guidance of professionals, they develop their skills in interviewing, researching and news gathering, and sharpen their ability to recognise and develop stories

2nd Semester

In the second term, students begin to familiar with the sought after subject of Public Relations. They learn to develop the techniques of Image Building and managing crisis of a Organisation and produce Leaflets, Brochures, House Journal and various printed materials as required by the PR Professionals. Under the guidance of professionals, they develop their skills in Fact Finding, Planning, Implementation and Feed Back collections to sharpen their ability. During this Semester they are exposed to use of Internet and other information and data resources.

3rd Semester

In the third Semester, students pursue their stream on Radio and Television and start producing TV and Radio news programmes and documentaries. During this Semester they are also exposed to the world of Adverting.

4th Semester

In the fourth Semester, students pursue their stream specializations and Dissertation work. Dissertation is a written work of 5,000 to 8,000 words, required of all students. By the end of the Third Semester faculty members will have advised students on the selection of topics and approved their proposals; they now supervise the research and writing required to complete the project. Students defend their dissertation in a viva voce session with the designated supervisor at the end of the fourth semester.


The programme is conducted by a top-flight fulltime faculty drawn from varied backgrounds in collaboration with distinguished adjuncts and guests from journalism, other professional fields, and the academic world.

Head: Dr. Nalin Kumar Patra

Sr. Faculty: Ms Rajlaxmi Das

New Media: P.K.Dash

System Admin: Smruti R Pattnaik

Computer Lab: Srikant Sahoo

Studio: Rabi Narayan Sahoo

Librarian: N.C. Panda

Guest Faculties:

Dr. Dipak Samantrai, Director, State Institute of TV

Mr Nilambar Rath,Former News Head ETV Odia

Mr.Sisir Bhata Mishra, Former News Head Kanak News

Mr.Jeevan Nair,Former Odisha Head, Hindustan Times

Mr. Satyajit Mishra,OTV

Dr.Pradipta Satapathy,Sambad

Mr.Sunil Pradhan, Camera Chief, OTV

Mr.Sanjeev Dash-Times of India

Ms. Ruvi Nanda

Prominent Seminar Guests: Mr. Soumya R.Pattnaik, Editor, Sambad, Adyapak Biswaranjan, Editor, Khabar, Mr. Suresh Mantri, General Manager, Samaj, Mr.Patita Paban Mohapatra,GM, Samaya,Mr.Badri Narayan Adhikari, Director, PIB, Mr.Satya Nayak, News Head,ETV, Mr.Rajdeep Dash,Head,Canon and many more


The College counsels students on placement and assists them by arranging on-and-off-campus interviews at the end of the academic year. BJB Journalism and mass communication department has become the preferred destination for media organisations in search of talented and capable young recruits and has been registering excellent placement for many years. BJB Journalism and mass communication department graduates are currently working in news organisations throughout the state as well in different parts in India.

The media employers of the previous batches of BJB JMC graduates include The Sambad, The Dharitri, The Indian Express, The Prameya, The Pragativadi, The Samaya, OTV, ETV,NEWS 7,Kanak News, News World Odisha, Kalinga TV, Zee Kalinga, Naxatra TV,Kamyab TV,BIG FM, Radio Choklet, Sarthak TV, Tarang Music etc.

EVENTS: 2017

Photo Exhibition at Jayadev Bhavan in collaboration with Action Aid.

Seminar on Photography in collaboration with Canon.

Seminar on Television by Satyajit Mishra, Kholakatha ,OTV

Seminar on War Heroes, Guest: Colonel Jyoti Prakash Panda

Seminar on Radio News and Programming by Dr Dipak Samantrai, Head, State Broadcasting Institute

Field Reporting on Adivasi Mela, Book fair,

Field Reporting on Night in Bhubaneswar.

Photo feature on Smart City

Campus Khati by Tarang, Janamancha by OTV,Talk Show by ETV and Kanak News, Interview Techniques OTV

Regular participant of all spl programmes organized by Major TV channels of Odisha.


Contact Us

Department of Journalism & Mass Communication (MA in JMC)

BJB (Autonomous) College, Bhubaneswar.

Phone No:

Dr.Nalin Patra, HoD: 9658114874

Ms. Rajlaxmi Das, Sr. faculty: 9861352307


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