St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), 30 Mother Teresa Sarani Kolkata 700016 West Bengal, India

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Department of Journalism (B.A. General)

Prof. Sharmistha Jha (SJ), Masters in Applied Psychology, PG DIP.-SRFTI
Head of the Department

he journalism department at Xavier’s is the only one in the country which offers a range of facilities to it students in an undergraduate general course. The students are taught page making on individual computers, taught how to use a video camera, how to edit on the Final Cut Pro, How to anchor on tv and radio, write scripts for radio and tv, how to produce radio programmes, and how to set up a website. The course is evenly divided between theory and hands on practicals. The faculty includes senior journalists, FTII graduates, and practicing film makers and television professionals. There is a strong demand for this course and students have to go through an entrance interview before being selected.

The main achievements of this department are that immediately upon graduation, even general students find it relatively easy to find placements with media houses. The faculty members are widely travelled and widely experienced in academia as well as in their professional fields.