Department of Journalism and Media Studies

In a Brief

 

  1. OBJECTIVE:

The Department of Journalism and Media Studies prepares students for the media world of today and the future through core and cluster courses.

The Department draws from the fields of digital audio/radio, digital video/television, and film production, scriptwriting and reporting, and broadcast (i.e. radio and television), print, mobile and online news. It addresses current industry standards, technological trends of convergence and community needs while meeting the university’s historical mission. The Department unifies several intellectual and creative strands within the School that share the common concerns of communicating in effective ways at the local, regional, national and global levels.

1.1 Degree Requirements

To earn a B. S. S. in Journalism and Media Studies degree, a student must complete at least 126.0 credit hours. The following is a description of how these credit hours are distributed among the courses.

         Compulsory courses                        120.0 Credit Hours

          Internship &Viva                                  6.0 Credit Hours

         ____________________________________________

         Total                                                   126.0 Credit Hours

1.2 Program Details

Duration                                          

: 08 Semesters (48 months)

Total No. of Courses                       

: 40 Courses

Normal Course load per semester

: 5 Courses (15 credits)

Duration of each semester 

: 6 Months

Research/Internship & Viva

: 6 Credits (4+2) (minimum 3 months)

Total Credit Hours (Courses, Viva  & Research/Internship)

: 126 (120+6) Credits

1.3 Class Attendance Policy

The university expects all students to attend classes regularly. Students may not be allowed to sit for the examination if his/her percentage of class attendance falls below 70 percent. However, individual faculty members may define attendance standards appropriate to each course and the consequences of not meeting those standards.

1.4 Calculation of GPA

Grade Point Average (GPA) or Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is the average of the grade points obtained in all the courses passed/completed by a student. For example, if a student passes/completes four courses in a Semester having credit hours of C1, C2, C3, & C4 and his/her grade points in these courses are G1, G2, G3, & G4 respectively then

 
   

Suppose a student got grade point "4.0" in a 3 credit hours course and 3.0 in 1.5 credit hours course then his/her GPA/CGPA will be as follows:

                        

1.5 Marks Distribution

Particulars

% of Marks

Class Attendance

05

Assignment/Project/Class Participation

10

Presentation

05

Class Tests/Quizzes

10

Mid Term Exam

30

Final Exam

40

Total

100

1.6 Grading System (UGC approved)

Department of Journalism and Media Studies follows the University Grants Commission (UGC) approved grading system. This grading system is also used by the other departments of the University. The performance of the students in the course work is evaluated by letter grading systems as described below:

 

Marks Range

Grade

Grade point

Interpretation

80% and above

A+

4.00

Outstanding

75% to below 80%

A

3.75

Excellent

70%to below 75 %

A-

3.50

Very Good

65% to below 70%

B+

3.25

Good

60% to below 65%

B

3.00

Satisfactory

55% to below 60%

B-

2.75

Above Average

50% to below 55%

C+

2.50

Average

45% to below 50%

C

2.25

Below Average

40% to below 45%

D

2.00

Pass

Less than 40%

F

0.00

Fail

 

I

0.00

Incomplete

1.7 Applicant’s Eligibility & Selection Procedures

All applicants must meet one of the following requirements to apply for admission in B. S. S. in Journalism and Media Studies program:

  • Minimum GPA 2.5 both in S.S.C./equivalent and H.S.C./equivalent or GPA 6.00 (combined) but score not less than GPA 2.00 in any individual examination.
  • Minimum 5 subjects in O-Level and 2 subjects in A-Level with GPA of 4.00 in 4 subjects and GPA 3.50 in 3 subjects.

Applicants will be selected for admission through the admission test which includes written exam as well as viva voce. Applicants who will score satisfactory marks in written test will be qualified for viva voce.

 

Campus Address

Address: "BGC Biddyanagar" Chandanaish Chattogram, Bangladesh

Email: info@bgctub.ac.bd

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