Department of Journalism and Mass Communication

Admission Eligibility for BSS (Hon’s) Programme:
1. Students passing with SSC and HSC examination in Arts/Commerce/Science or Equivalent courses and obtaining at least two Second Divisions or minimum GPA 2.75 in both S.S.C and H.S.C. may apply for admission into Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) in Journalism & Mass Communication program.
2. ‘O’ and ‘A’ level students with good academic records are encouraged to Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) in Journalism & Mass Communication program. At least 5 subjects in ‘O’ level with minimum GPA 2.5 (in the scale of 5) and 2 subjects in ‘A’ level with a minimum GPA 2.5 are required.

Duration of the Program
Total duration of the program is 4 (four) years. Trimester system will be followed in this program. There will be 3 (three) terms semester in a year. Each semester will be of 4 (four) months duration. 

The schedule for one academic year will be as follows: 

Description Semester Duration
Semester-I Spring  January – April
Semester-II Summer May – August
Semester-III Fall  September – December

Grading System: 

Numerical Grade Letter Grade Grade Point Remarks
80% and above A + (Plus) 4.00 Outstanding
75% to less than 80% A (Regular) 3.75 Excellent
70% to less than 75% A – (Minus) 3.50 Very Good
65% to less than 70% B + (Plus) 3.25 Good
60% to less than 65% B 3.00 Satisfactory
55% to less than 60% B - (Minus) 2.75 Above Average
50% to less than 55% C + (Plus) 2.50 Average
45% to less than 50% C (Regular) 2.25 Below Average
40% to less than 45% D 2.00 Pass
Less than 40% F 0.00 Fail

Evaluation Procedure: 

Particulars Allocation of marks
Class attendance
Assignment
Presentation (Mandatory)
4 Quizzes 
Midterm Test
0.25 X 28 classes = 07
05
08
15
25
Total during semester
Final Examination 

 60
 40

Total Marks 100
 

Evaluation Process for Lab Courses

Particulars Allocation of Marks
Attendance 10
Lab Performance 25
Lab Report 25
Lab Final 40
TOTAL MARKS 100

Procedure for Graduation: 

To obtain the Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) in Journalism and Mass Communication degree a student will have to complete 142 credit hours with a minimum CGPA of 2.5. If any students fails in any course he/she will get the opportunity to improve the grade by retaking the same in the subsequent semester.
Structure of Courses:
The program consists of compulsory 138 credit hours. Students also have to take Internship/Project and Viva Voce/Report writing for 4 credits for a total of 142 credits for graduation.

COURSE OUTLINE OF 4-YEAR BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCE PROGRAMME IN JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION

  1st Semester  
Course Code Course Name Credit
JMC101 Concept of Process of Communication 3
JMC102 Bangla for Media 3
ENG101 English I 3
COF101 Computer Fundamentals 4
  Total Credits 13
  2nd Semester  
Course Code Course Name Credit
ENG 102 English II 3
JMC104 Digital and Social Media 3
JMC 104L Digital and Social Media (Lab) 1
JMC 105 Concept and Evolution of  Journalism 3
JMC 106 Interpersonal, Group and Organizational Communication 3
  Total Credits 13
     
  3rd Semester  
Course Code Course Name Credit
JMC107 Mass Communication 3
BNS101 Bangladesh Studies 3
JMC108 Information Gathering and News Writing 3
JMC108L Information Gathering and News Writing (Lab) 1
JMC109 Introduction to Editing 3
  Total Credits 13
  4th Semester  
Course Code Course Name Credit
JMC 201 Reporting for Media 3
AOL 101 Art of Living 3
JMC 203 Photojournalism 3
JMC 203L Photojournalism (LAB) 1
JMC 204 Contemporary Affairs: World & Bangladesh 3
  Total Credits 13
  5th Semester  
Course Code Course Name Credit
JMC205 Editing and Page Make-up 3
JMC205L Editing and Page Make-up (Lab) 1
JMC206 Video Production – I 3
JMC206L Video Production – I (Lab) 1
JMC 207 Radio Journalism 3
JMC 207L Radio Journalism(Lab) 1
  Total Credits 12
  6th Semester  
Course Code Course Name Credit
JMC208 Advertising 3
JMC208L Advertising (Lab) 1
JMC209 Economic Perspective & Issues 3
JMC210 Television Journalism 3
JMC210L Television Journalism (Lab) 1
JMC 211 Gender Communication 3
  Total Credits 14
  7th Semester  
Course Code Course Name Total Credit
JMC301 Social & Political Communication 3
JMC302 Online Journalism 3
JMC302L Online Journalism (Lab) 1
JMC303 Global Media Systems 3
JMC304 Development Issues & Communication 3
  Total Credits 13
  8th Semester  
Course Code Course Name Credit
JMC305 Public Relations 3
JMC306 Communication Research Methodology 3
STA101 Statistics I 3
JMC307L Statistics I LAB 1
JMC308 Advanced Video Production 3
JMC308L Advanced Video Production(Lab) 1
  Total Credits 11
   
9th Semester
 
Course Code Course Name Credit
JMC309 Specialized Reporting 3
JMC309 L Specialized Reporting(Lab) 1
JMC310 Bangladesh Media: Laws & Ethics 3
JMC311 Film Study 3
JMC312 L Practicum: Print Media(Lab)
***Fully Lab Based
3
  Total Credits 13
  10th Semester  
Course Code Course Name Credit
JMC401 Business & Economic Reporting 3
JMC402 Theories of Communication 3
JMC403 L Practicum: Radio (Lab)
***Fully Lab Based
3
  Total Credits 9
  11th Semester  
Course Code Course Name Credit
JMC404 Editorial & Feature Writing 3
JMC405 Media, Culture & Society 3
JMC406 L Practicum: Television (Lab)
***Fully Lab Based
3
ECO304 Employability 360° 3
  Total Credit 12
  12th Semester  
Course Code Course Name Credit
JMC410 Internship/Project & Viva-Voce/ Report writing 4
  Total Credit 4
  Grand Total Credits 142

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