NIHIL ULTRA: Nothing Beyond

Department of Mass Communication & Videography (B.Sc.)

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

The Department

The Department of Mass Communication and Videography provides a balanced input of both theory and practical to the students. The department boasts of faculty who are academic as well as professional experts.

The students who graduate from this course year have made the department very proud in various fields. They have enrolled in reputed management schools, film schools and pursued higher studies from all over India and abroad. Reputed institutes like Film and television institute of India( FTII), Pune Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI), Xavier’s Institute of Communication (XIC), Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi and Dhenkanal (IIMC) ,Asian College Of Journalism (ACJ), IIJNM,SP Jain Management institute, Symbiosis Institute of Media and communication ,London School of Economics and other media institutes in Canada, Ireland and London, see a regular flow of students from this department who go there for further specialization. Many students work with reputed institutions like NDTV, CNN-IBN, Times Now and various film and ad production houses all over the country.

The new CBCS curriculum has widened the scope for our students. Many new papers have been introduced in the syllabus. The department has also expanded its reach by introducing Mass Communication as a generic elective paper, where students from other disciplines may join in. We are proud to accommodate this variety of students and offer a new perspective to them.

The department has state of the art equipment and cameras for the students, such as Teleprompters, Multi camera set up with talk back facility, switchers and HD cameras. The students have direct access to the studio and gain professional experience through the industry standard equipment.


Achievement

The members of alumni are doing exemplary work in their respective fields. Some have gone on to pursue their master's degree in various premier mass communication institutes. Some students have opted for specialized technical courses at national film institutes, while others have found ready employment in electronic media.

This year one of our full-time faculty members, Saikat S. Ray has won the National Award for Best Editor in non-feature category for the film 'Hope Dies Last in War', directed by Supriya Sen.

Syllabus

Since 2006 (autonomy), the MCV department has steadily worked towards formulating a holistic syllabus for the taught course keeping the pressing needs of 'audio- visual' literacy in the changing times in mind. As Rev. Gaston Roberge S.J., a senior faculty member says, "The department aims to provide a milieu where the students can become not just passive consumers but also producers of media content. We would like the student to become a "prosumer."

Research Work

Prof. Gopalan Mullik is preparing for his research work in 'Cognitive Theory of Indian Cinema'. His application for scholarship has been approved by four British Universities; viz, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Nottingham Trent & Southampton.

Research projects

Prof Ananya Chakraborti is presently pursuing a PhD titled: Rewriting Social History: The emergence of the 'other' in the New Indian Documentary from School of Media, Communications & Culture, Jadavpur University

Placement

Those from the last batch who are not pursuing any PG courses and those who have completed there PG courses, most of them are working in the television, advertising & film industries (viz, NDTV, CNN-IBN, AAJTAK, ZEE Network, STAR Network, SONY Entertainment; Percept, JWT, O&M etc) either as trainees/assistants or as full-time journalists, programme producers, production executives, technical experts, independent filmmakers etc.

Courses Offered

Three years full-time B. Sc. (Major) in Mass Communication and Videography (divided into six semesters) under University of Calcutta with Film Studies as one of the compulsory elective subjects.   Click here for syllabus....