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New Document Apply for Admission in University Programmes for the session 2017-18 Applications are invited for the teaching and other positions (Rolling Advt. No. 02/2016-17 dated 24.3.2017)

 
FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

 

General FAQ's 

PhD

M.A. Mass Communication

M.A. in Convergent Journalism

M.A. in Development Communication

M.A. in Visual Effects & Animation

PG Diploma in Broadcast Technology 

P G Diploma in Still Photography and Visual Communication

PG Diploma in Acting

 

NOTE: Above links to be hyperlinked to the respective text heads below

 

General FAQ's 

 

1 .How can I fill an application form for Admission? 

(i) Print Mode: Candidates seeking admission to any programme (except Ph.D.) in Jamia Millia Islamia may obtain the prescribed Application Form along with the Prospectus from the University Counter at Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) on cash payment of Application Fee of Rs. 600/- (this includes the cost of Prospectus, Application Form and Entrance Test Fees. 

(ii) Online Mode: The Admission Application Form may also be submitted Online on JMI’s website http://jmi.ac.in/ Candidates applying through online mode must read instructions available on the webpage for online admission. 

 

NOTE: Application Fee is non Refundable and no correspondence on this subject will be entertained. 

 

2. How will I receive my Admit card?

It can be downloaded after completing the application using either Online or Print Mode. 

 

3. Is it must to post the hard copy of my online application form to AJK Mass Communication Research Centre?

Yes it is mandatory. 

 

4. On which address the application form should be sent?

Send your application form to: The Director AJK Mass Communication research Centre Jamia Millia Islamia Jamia Nagar New Delhi (110025) 

 

5. Is it must to attach photocopies of my educational certificates? 

No it is not required. 

 

6. Do I need to submit an affidavit and documentary proof for the category I’m applying under for admission?

You have to attach it if you are applying under these two categories Muslim OBC and Muslim SC/ST 

 

7. What is the last date for the submission of application forms?

Please check the admission schedule in the prospectus available on our home page. 

 

8. Can I apply for admission in more than one course?

Yes you can apply for more than one course but by using separate application form for each course. 

 

9. What are the minimum marks to qualify the entrance test?

In Programme which have subjective/ descriptive components in the Entrance Test, candidates obtaining less than 40% marks in the subjective/ descriptive part of the Entrance Test, will not be eligible for short-listing for interview/ admission. 

 

10. Is there any negative marking in the entrance tests? 

There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in the objective type/ Multiple Choice questions in all the programs of the University except B.Arch. and B.D.S. In programmes with provision for negative marking , a candidate must secure at least 25% marks to qualify the test. 

 

11. What does portfolio means?

Portfolio means proof of media related activities. 

 

12. Do I need to send the portfolio with the application form? 

You don’t have to send your portfolio with the application form. Bring it with you at the time of interview. 

 

13. Do you have any centres for entrance test outside Delhi?

No you will have to come to Delhi to appear in the entrance test. 

 

14. What does “popular articles in natural sciences/technology or social sciences” mean? Does it refer to written articles?

Yes. 

 

15. What does 'Statement of Purpose' mean?

You are supposed to explain in not more than 200 words why do you want to join a particular course and what you want to do after finishing your chosen course. 

 

16. I don't have a portfolio. Can I still apply for admission in any of your courses?

Yes you can. But you will not get any marks out of the marks reserved for portfolio in the course of your choice. 

 

17. Where should I check for the list of candidates called for Entrance/ interview, short-listed candidate selected for admission and waiting list?

Candidates are strongly advised to regularly check the University website http://jmi.ac.in

 

 Ph.D in Mass Communication

AJK MCRC offers a Practice Based Ph.D. programme in Media.

 

 

ØPractice Based Ph.D. Programme

 

1. What is Practice Based Ph.D. Programme?

Practice based research relies on a model of experimentation where the researcher is’ thinking through art’. It acknowledges amode of knowledge creation which integrates theory and practice. The practice based researcher experiments with a particular area of arts practice to arrive at a new knowledge which can push the boundaries of the concerned art form. To attain this objective, s/he will make use of the existing theoretical and practical frame work in the particular field. 

 

2. Is Practice Based Ph.D. is different from art practice or producing a media product? 

Practice based research is different from art practice. In art practice, the aim is to create a work of art whereas in practice based research there is a clearly stated aim to create “new knowledge” through art practice and to articulate it in historical and theoretical context. In practice based PhD, the researcher must make an original contribution to knowledge, and cannot reproduce existing knowledge. 

 

3. What is expected from a researcher from this Ph.D. programme? 

To obtain a practice based PhD, the researcher should conduct primary research through the production of artefacts and it should not be an illustration of theory. Practice should be the major component of the research process as well as the end product of the research. The new knowledge produced through practice will be contextualised in a written academic thesis which will frame the practice within the existing theoretical and historical debates. 

 

4. Producing a documentary or any media product is enough? 

No. Refer to answer for question number 3. 

 

5. Does Practice Based Ph.D. has written thesis? 

Yes. Refer to answer for question number 7. 

 

6. What weightage does written thesis and practical part will have in this programme? 

Both will have equal weightage. 

 

7. What a research scholar would be expected to submit for the award of Ph.D.? 

The written and practical parts of the thesis will have equal weightage. The written part of the thesis should critically engage with theoretical/historical debates and should not be a mere analysis or record of the process of producing the art work. It should include a literature and context review of the concerned topic of exploration. The context review should include a review of other works of art in the relevant field to establish the historical background. The candidate should be able to situate the research within a theoretical framework which is constructed using existing critical discourses like feminist theory, visual anthropology, documentary theory, film studies or other appropriate disciplines. Thus the thesis is 50, 00 words written component accompanied by the substantial artifact of practice (e.g. visual, factual writing, radio work etc).

 

 

ØAdmission criteria & Entrance Test

 

1. When Jamia will advertise for admission? 

Ph.D. admissions are done centrally by the University for all the Ph.D. programmes. You can visit the university website (www.jmi.ac.in) periodically for the notification. 

 

2. Is there any entrance test? 

To secure an admission, the candidates should pass the entrance tests stipulated by the university ordinance on Ph.D. 

(http://jmi.ac.in/aboutjamia/ordinances/ordinancesregulations) 

 

3. When are the interviews conducted? 

Date of the interview will be informed to the applicants in advance to only the shortlisted candidates by a screening committee.

 

 

ØAdmission criteria & Entrance Test

 

1. When Jamia will advertise for admission? 

Ph.D. admissions are done centrally by the University for all the Ph.D. programmes. You can visit the university website (www.jmi.ac.in) periodically for the notification. 

 

2. Is there any entrance test? 

To secure an admission, the candidates should pass the entrance tests stipulated by the university ordinance on Ph.D. 

(http://jmi.ac.in/aboutjamia/ordinances/ordinancesregulations) 

 

3. When are the interviews conducted? 

Date of the interview will be informed to the applicants in advance to only the shortlisted candidates by a screening committee.

 

ØEligibility

 

1. Who is eligible for applying Ph.D.?

Candidates should have completed their post graduation (M.A) in Mass Communication with 55% marks or Masters in any other relevant subject with 55% marks and a minimum of 5 years relevant teaching or professional experience in the media.

 

2. Other than educational qualifications in the relevant filed what orientation is expected from a candidate?

The practice based PhD. program is designed for candidates who can demonstrate a considerable level of expertise and strong previous work in the chosen field of media practice. They should have a good conceptual and technical knowledge of the concerned practice. 

 

3. Do I need NET or M.Phil?

M.Phil, N.E.T and S.L.E.T is not mandatory for registration in Ph.D. programme at AJKMCRC. For further information refer to 

http://jmi.ac.in/aboutjamia/ordinances/ordinancesregulations

 

ØDuration

 

1. What is the duration of the Ph.D. ?

Duration is followed according to the University Grants Commission (U.G.C) Ph.D. rules. You are also advised to refer university Ph.D. Ordinances for further clarification. http://jmi.ac.in/aboutjamia/ordinances/ordinancesregulations

 

2. Is there any course work?

Yes 

 

3. What is the duration of the course work?

Is it compulsory? It is compulsory. Students must take the course work to further their research. In addition students are expected to give 6 monthly progress report and seminar of their work progress. 04. Can I do this Ph.D. in part time mode? NO 

  

ØResearch Proposal

 

1. Do I need to submit the proposal along with the application form? 

NO. But along with the application the candidates will be required to submit a statement of purpose. 

 

2. When can I submit the proposal?

Candidates who are short listed on the basis of the entrance test will be required to submit a portfolio and a research proposal of 2,000 words and a bibliography.

 

3. What is a portfolio?

The portfolio should demonstrate the candidate’s conceptual and technical expertise to undertake the proposed practice based research and it should be in the same practice in which the candidate proposes to do a practice based PhD. In case of audio visual material, the portfolio should be submitted as a DVD. Portfolios which consist of work which has been exhibited nationally or internationally will be received favorably.

 

4. What is the format for proposal?

Candidates should be familiar with academic research. They should have an idea about practice based research methodology. They should be equipped to undertake a process of research and artistic experimentation which can result in the creation of new knowledge. 

 

The candidates should submit a written research proposal of 2000 words and bibliography which should clearly indicate the following:

Details about the proposed research including theoretical, historical and practical context.

An outline of the practice based methodology which will be used.

The project’s possible contribution to knowledge.

The way in which theory and practice will be integrated in the research.

 

ØFee & Application

 

1. What is the fee structure? 

Every research student shall be required to pay the fee as prescribed by the University Ph.D. ordinance.

 

2. Where can I get the application?

Ph.D. admissions are done centrally by the University for all the Ph.D. programmes. You can visit the university website (www.jmi.ac.in) periodically for the notification. 

 

3. What is the cost of application form?

Ph.D. admissions are done centrally by the University for all the Ph.D. programmes. You can visit the university website (www.jmi.ac.in) periodically for the notification.  

  

ØOther important information

 

1. Will I get equipment to carry my research?

Yes. The candidates’ access to equipment will be as per availability. While borrowing equipment, all the existing rules will apply.

 

2. Whether the centre provides any technical training?

As a part of the program centre will not provide any technical training.

 

3. For any other queries whom should we contact?

You can contact the Section Office at AJKMCRC.

 


 

 

M.A in MASS COMMUNICATION

 

REQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What are some of the highlights of M.A. in Communication at AJK MCRC ? 
The intensive two-years/four-semester course in MA Mass Communication offers a systematic progression of hands-on production work and theoretical papers that allow students to experience the full range of technical expertise, conceptual skills and artistic expression required to become accomplished media practitioners in a social and technological environment where  media, art and communication converge, engaging a diverse landscape of screens, platforms and audiences. Through a comprehensive education in courses such as Screenwriting, Photography, Sound & Radio, Media & Cultural Studies, Television Production, New Media Storytelling and the Digital Media Arts, the revised curriculum encourages the student to adopt a creative, professional and scholarly approach to both traditional and new media practices.  The reinvented curriculum engages with the rapidly transforming mediascape while retaining the MCRC tradition of combining professional media expertise with social commitment. 

Subjects like: Advertising, P.R., Corporate Communication, Animation and Acting are not taught in this programme.

2. Who can apply? 
Applicants with a graduation in any discipline (10+2+3) with not less than 50 % marks in aggregate. 

3. When to apply? 

The admission season at the University usually begins in January. So keep a track of both the Centre and University's website http://jmi.ac.in/ for relevant information. 

You would find the updates on our website beginning March and the forms start coming out in last week of March. For more specific queries, write to _______________

4. Where to apply for the course? 
Once the admission schedule is announced, the application form will be available online on the University website. For more details keep checking our website and the following link
http://www.jmi.ac.in/studyatjamia/admissionandnotification/latest/1

5. What is the selection process? 
The selection process comprises of a written entrance examination followed by an individual interview and portfolio submission. 

Number of Seats: 50

 

Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline (10+2+3) with not less than 50 % marks in aggregate.

Written Exam: Paper : Objective and Descriptive questions 200 marks

 

Interview: 45 marks

Portfolio: 55 marks


For more details check

http://jmi.ac.in/aboutjamia/centres

http://jmi.ac.in/aboutjamia/centres/mcrc/introduction


6. What are the future prospects? 
Over the years, the graduates of the MCRC have distinguished themselves in a diversity of media related careers as television producers, feature film directors, documentary filmmakers, reporters, editors, camera persons, production designers, graphic novelists, installation artists, writers, teachers, and scholars. Some of our noted alumni include (the list is only indicative): 

Aseem Mishra (Cinematographer) 
Barkha Dutt (Journalist) 
Fuad Khan (Cinematographer) 
Habib Faisal (Filmmaker, Hindi cinema) 
Hemant Chaturvedi (Cinematographer) 
Himman Dhamija (Cinematographer) 
Jibesh Bagchi (Writer and Artist) 
Kabir Khan (Filmmaker, Hindi cinema) 
Kiran Rao (Screenwriter, Filmmaker, Producer) 
Loveleen Tandan (Casting Director) 
Meghna Deka (Anchor) 
Nida Khan (Anchor) 
Rahul Roy (Filmmaker, Documentary) 
Ranjani Mazumdar (Film scholar) 
Roshan Abbas (Radio Jockey, Creative Entrepreneur) 
Saba Dewan (Filmmaker, Documentary) 
Safina Uberoi (Filmmaker, Documentary) 
Simran Kohli /Fiza Khan (Radio Jockey/ Producer, Entrepreneur)  

Sharat Kataria (Filmmaker and Scriptwriter)

Amar Kanwar (Documentary Filmmaker and Installation Artist)

Angshuman Mahalay (Cinematographer)

Meghna Manchanda (Editor)

Nishtha Jain (Documentary Filmmaker)

Shudhabrata Sengupta (Documentary Filmmaker and Installation Artist)

 

 


 

 

M.A. in convergent journalism

 

1.What does ‘Convergent Journalism’ mean? And how this course is different from other courses of journalism offered by private and government run educational institutions around the country?

While the previous two centuries will be remembered for the advent of different technologies, the current century will go down the annals of history for the convergence of not only technologies, but for the convergence of ideas, ideologies and cultures. Just like other spheres of lifes, in journalism too, convergence is taking place at the levels of technology, media ownership and the presentation and packaging of news. This process began with the convergence of technologies which is now strengthening the concept of cross media ownership, where media companies “encourage cross- promotion and content sharing among print, online, and television platforms owned by the same company” says Professor Rich Gordon of the Northwestern University. According to Stephen Quinn, an associate professor of journalism at Deakin University in Australia, “as a student graduating from a journalism program in the early 21st century, you need to know about convergence because it is likely to influence the way your career evolves.” Keeping in view the needs of today’s media industry we have designed this integrated course of print, broadcast, (radio and television), online and photojournalism for the journalists of the future. 

 

 

This course is different from any other course of journalism available in the country because the students of this course are trained to work in any of the above mentioned streams of journalism as anchors, reporters, visual reporters (traditionally known as camerapersons and still photographers), visual writers (traditionally known as video editors), copy writers, editors and producers.

 

2. Who should seek admission in this course?

Before applying for admission in this course please ask the following questions to yourself:

 

First and foremost you must ask yourself; why do you want to be a journalist in the first place? If you want to be a journalist because journalism is considered to be the most glamorous job today after acting, then please don’t apply for admission in this course.  You are not made for it. 

 

Before applying for admission in this course please do ask yourself; can you write and speak grammatically correct English? Like all the other courses offered by the Centre, in this course too, the medium of instruction is English. Because:

 

(a)English is the international language of journalism. All the well established news agencies supply the news material in English and even the language media heavily rely on them.

(b)All the good text books on journalism are in English.

(c)Last but not the least; AJK MCRC is a very ‘cosmopolitan’ centre of learning. Students coming from different states of India and abroad can only be taught in English and, therefore, all the group exercises are done in English. 

 

Journalism is all about ‘storytelling’ and language is a major tool of expression and storytelling. Before applying for admission in this course you must ask yourself that apart from English which other language(s) you can write and speak effortlessly and fluently?

 

Do you have sufficient basic knowledge of national and international affairs? 

 

Everything from news writing to editing and from designing newspaper pages to editing visuals, pictures and sounds is done on computers in this course. So ask yourself are you computer savvy? Can you work on computers conveniently? 

 

If the answer to any of the above questions is NO then please think twice before filling up the form for admission in this course.

 

3. How M.A. Convergent Journalism course is different from the M.A. in Mass Communication course?

By now you know what ‘M.A. in Convergent Journalism’ course is all about. On the contrary ‘M.A. Mass Communication’ course is basically a production course of radio, AV production, television and film. Journalism (print, broadcast, online and photojournalism), PR, advertising and corporate communication etc. are not part of the syllabus of M.A. Mass communication course. All these subjects are taught in M.A. in Convergent Journalism course alone. In M.A. Mass Communication course the main focus is on TV programme production and Film making. So if you want to be a Television and Film production person, then apply for admission in M.A. Mass Communication course. For all those applicants who want to be a journalist in future, M.A. Convergent Journalism course is the best.

 

4. What types of questions are asked in the written test? And how do I prepare for the entrance test?

The following is the distribution of marks for the Entrance Examination:

 

Written Test: 200 Marks

Interview : 045 Marks

Portfolio : 055 Marks

 

Written Test: The written test will be further divided into two parts:

 

In part ‘A’ there will be 100 multiple choice questions each carrying 01 mark. (Please click here to see the model test paper)

In part ‘B’ the applicants will have to answer 05 descriptive questions each carrying 15 marks. 25 Marks will be reserved for better writing style, creative use of language and the command over the language. (Please click to see the model test paper)

 

Interview: Questions on the following topics/subjects may be asked during the interview:

 

 

The subjects you have studied in B.A.

National and international affairs.

Politics.

Media.

Fine arts and culture.

Religion.

Science and technology.

Language and literature.

Major recent events.

 

Portfolio: The portfolio should include the proof of any of the following activities:

 

Media Related Activities: Writing articles in well established daily newspapers or magazines, taking part in radio and television programmes as talkers or presenters, photography, painting and music etc.

Making documentary films, producing radio programmes, designing and producing newspapers or magazines as part of your curriculum at the undergraduate level.   

Extra curricular Activities in School or College Days: Taking part in debates, essay competitions, painting competitions, drama and sports etc.

Any other activity that proves that you have the potential to be a journalist.

 

The main aim of the written test and the interview is to make sure that you are made for this course. For that you hardly need any extra preparation for the written test and the interview.

 

 

5. What are the job prospects for me after successfully completing this course?

Although we insist that AJK MRC is not a ‘placement agency’, we have a very impressive placement record. AJK MCRC has its own placement cell and the former students of AJK MCRC working in film, television and radio industries are making us proud. They owe their existence to AJK MCRC and the Centre owes its existence to them.

 

As far as the job opportunities for the students of this particular course are concerned, they are enormous to say the least. Media, particularly the news media, is one of the fastest growing industries in India. Almost all the students of both the batches of P.G. Diploma in Journalism, the forbearer of this course, are working in leading TV news channels, news papers and magazines, FM radio stations and Web News Portals. Their employers value them a lot because they can work on any of these platforms with equal ease.

 


 

 

M.A. in Development Communication

 

1. What does Development Communication mean? 

“Development communication refers to the uses to which communication is put in order to further development” Rogers .The specific concept of development communication is identified with Information, Education and Communication (IEC) which focuses on development plans. It is a forum which educates and mobilizes masses to take active and intelligent participation in development activities with maximum efforts. It generally includes educating masses about their socio-economic environment, building self-reliance based on solidarity support and sharing, involvement of people in deliberations and decision making, motivating people to acquire an ability to manage conflicts and help the people with interest aggregation and issues articulations. 

 

2. What are the Scope and Areas of Work in Development Communication Sector?

The experience of the past years has demonstrated the crucial importance of communication in the field of development. Within the perspective of development communication, two trends developed successively: an approach that favoured large-scale actions and relied on the mass media, and an approach that promoted grassroots communication (also called community communication), promoting social projects and relying especially on community media (videos, radio, newsletter, street theatre etc.) 

 

Development communication is an extraordinarily broad field. It covers a wide range of topics, from the traditional themes of agriculture, health and public awareness, to newer areas such as governance, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), urban development, youth etc.

 

As far as the job prospects are concerned, having a Degree in Development Communication, one can work as a Development Journalists, Content Developers, Media Designers, Trainers, Research Associates, Program Managers, Communication,Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in Government, Corporate and Development organizations .One can also work as a Consultant on part-time or assignment basis. You can also work as a Social Entrepreneurs and Extension Worker to deal with development problems and experimenting and implementing appropriate solutions. 

 

3. How the M.A. in Development Communication is different from other communication and journalism courses? Who and how should one can take admission in this course?

The basic aim of the course is to train the students to strategize or plan communication activities based on participatory approaches including media and interpersonal communication channels which may facilitate a dialogue among different stakeholders involved in a development activity having a common development problem or goal by setting a number of activities to contribute to its solution, or its realization. 

 

The Eligibility to take admission in these courses is generally a Bachelor’s in any stream having good understanding of social issues. 

 

The following is the distribution of marks for the Entrance Examination:

Written Test: 200 Marks

Interview : 045 Marks

Portfolio : 055 Marks 

 

Written Test: The written test will be further divided into two parts:  

In part ‘A’ there will be 100 multiple choice questions each carrying 01 mark.

In part ‘B’ the applicants will have to answer descriptive questions .This paper will be divided in to three sections. The first section will consist of short notes. In the second section long answer questions will be asked and the third section includes case analysis/studies. This paper evaluates the candidate‘s analytical skills in understanding development issues and role of media.

Interview: Questions on the following topics/subjects may be asked during the interview:

General knowledge and the subjects studied at the graduation level

Knowledge of political, cultural and economic issues

Knowledge of contemporary development issues

Knowledge of media for development

Portfolio: The portfolio should include the proof of any of the following activities:

Published articles/Research paper

Production work (audio and visual media )

Participation in social activities

Internship/work experience (social organizations ,media companies)

Participation in extra –curricular activities (theatre,debating,music,dance etc)

The objective of the written test and interview is to test the knowledge and aptitude of the candidate and to ascertain the fact that the applicant is suitable for the course in which s/he seeking admission.

 

 


 

 

M.A. in Visual Effects & Animation

 

1. What does Visual Effects means? 

Visual effects (commonly shortened to Visual FX or VFX) are the various processes by which imagery is created and/or manipulated outside the context of a live action shot. Visual effects involve the integration of live-action footage and generated imagery to create environments which look realistic, but would be dangerous, expensive, impractical, or simply impossible to capture on film. Visual effects using computer generated imagery has recently become accessible to the independent filmmaker with the introduction of affordable and user friendly animation and compositing software. 

 

2. Is traditional 2D animation a part of this course? 

Traditional animation is a technique where each frame is drawn by hand; this process requires a lightbox with a rotator opaque panel. This technique is not a part of the course, but we teach students to draw and create a 2D character which is then scanned and animated using Adobe’s Flash. 

 

3. What all software’s are covered in the programme? 

This course endeavours to create professional communicators who can make effective and strategic interventions in various processes related to the animation and visual effects industry. Along-with training students fundamental of art, story-telling and perfecting their visualization ability, a majority of time is also spent on training students on the Industry standard software’s mentioned in the list below. 

 

Adobe’s Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premier Pro and Flash Autodesk’s Maya 

 

Open source software for gaming: Blender, GIMP and Unity 

 

4. Where can I see student work from the current and previous batches? 

Go to 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/AJKMCRC-Animation/302514926491449

 

We have pictures of events organized, workshops, class exercises and videos of class projects done by the current and previous batch of students. 

 

5. What types of industries hire your graduates? 

These companies hire our graduates: 

Theatrical Film and Animation companies 

Special Effects Companies 

Television Animation Studios 

Gaming Companies 

Advertising 

Manufacturing companies looking to create visualizations (such as the medical and automotive manufacturing fields) 

 

Note: Many of these industries exist in varying locations such as Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore etc. 

 

6. What is the average starting salary of students after graduating? 

Our graduates average 10,000 to 35,000 a month to start. Nationally those rates vary from 10,000 to above 50,000 per month. These rates are based on talent, demand, and cost of living in that hiring location. 

 

7. What is the difference between attending Animation Program from Jamia Millia Islamia and an animation program from other institutes? 

This is a full-time Six hour’s (Classroom/ teaching time), 6 days per week programme that concentrates it’s teaching to create animation film makers not software operators. We have found by comparison, that at AJKMCRC we have far greater technology resources and access to these resources than almost any other animation institute in Delhi. We are currently running licenses of Maya, multiple licenses of Adobe Creative Suite, Access to green screen room for VFX, Access to – two fully equipped HDTV studios for multi-camera productions, high end video cameras including HD cameras, film cameras, DSLR’s and Media Library which has an expansive collection of books, journals, films, DVD’s along with an archive of stock shots and press clippings. 

 

Every student of this course creates at-least three individual films as well as innumerable individual exercises. 

 

Some of our noted alumni include (the list is only indicative): 

 

Kabir Verma (Technical Director, R&H, Hyderabad) Life of Pi (2012)

Bassant Raaj (VFX Artist, Rajtaru Studios, Mumbai) I, Frankenstein (2014)

Ravee Gauttam (VFX Artist, Rajtaru Studios, Mumbai)

Jagdish Sharma (Video Editor, Genpact, Delhi)

Parantap Singh (VFX Artist, Mumbai) 3 Idiots (2009), Raavan (2010)

Faryaal Khan (VFX Artist, Sky Radio & TV Suriname, South America)

Mohd. Muslimm (Animator at KS Infosystems Pvt Ltd, Delhi)

Parvaiz Ahmad Lone (Graphic Designer at DD Kashmir, Kashmir) 

Tarkeshwar Gupta (Illustrator at CIET, NCERT, Delhi)

Sambeet Chakraborty (Art director at Bates 141, Mumbai)

Thokchom Sony (Illustrator, War Comics, Delhi)

Rajat Adhikari (Developer, Immersive Technologies, Australia)

Hage Nobin, Shikhar Vyas & Anil Meena (Animator, Rocket Science Animation, Gurgaon)

Tarun Hasija (Developer, United Health Group)

Etush Bansal (Anchor/ Producer, Fremantle Media, London)

Hina khan (Creative lead at StudyPad, inc., Gurgaon) 

Shyam Kishor (Graphic Visualizer at MixORG, Delhi)

Neha Malhotra (Founder at TinyLove Photography)

 

 


 

 

P.G. Diploma in Broadcast Technology

 

1. What does Broadcast Technology Mean? 

Television and Radio are the most important segments of media industry. These two media normally employ broadcasting method for delivery of the content to masses. Television and radio constitute “broadcast media”. The programs which you see on TV or listen on radio involve several steps like content acquisition, production, transmission and reception before they are consumed by the end users. A lot of equipment namely camera, microphones, switchers, editing systems, storage system, play-out, and specialized technical facilities like studios, transmitters etc. are required for production of broadcast content and its delivery to the end users. Broadcast technology encompasses all of the above equipment and various other systems used by broadcasters and media production houses. 

 

2. What is the Scope and future in broadcast technology sector? 

Broadcasting is an important tool for mass communication. Toady India is the third largest television market in the world. There are over 400 registered satellite channels, 82 Mn Cable Homes, 60000 Cable operators and 6000 MSOs, 6 DTH Operators, 270 Private FM Stations, 170 AIR FM Stations and about 1400 DD TV transmitting stations in the country. Digitalization of broadcasting and new media delivery methods like IPTV and Mobile TV are being introduced. This is expected to further fuel the growth of broadcast sector in coming years. It is expected to result in huge demand for skilled manpower in broadcast media industry. 

 

3. Who should join the course? 

The basic aim of the course is to train the students on understanding operational and technical aspects of the broadcast systems employed for content acquisition, production and transmission in radio and television broadcasting. In addition to theoretical inputs, the students are also given extensive hands on experience in real working environment. The latest broadcast systems make extensive use of digital systems, Networking, ICTs etc. A candidate having technical aptitude, willingness to learn operational aspects and interest in media sector may apply to the course. The broadcast media carries a glamorous halo. It must be clear that that technology is the facilitator and the technical personnel are always behind the screen. However the job brings lot of excitement, recognition and satisfaction for being part of the overall team. 

 

4. What are the future prospects? 

All the students of the earlier batches have been absorbed in the industry. Some of the students are working with reputed media houses, broadcasters and multinationals. Some of the students have opted for study in science communication, and for teaching assignments. Students also find placement openings with system integrators and in sales & marketing. 

 

5. What will be nature of entrance test?

The selection will be based on a Written Test of 85 Marks followed by a Personal Interview of 15 Marks. The question paper will have objective type questions and few subjective questions. The test is designed to assess the basic technical knowledge in the subject areas which are part of under graduate curriculum.

 

 


 

 

P.G. Diploma in Still Photography & Visual Communication

 

1. What are some of the highlights of P.G. Diploma in Photography and Visual communication at AJK MCRC? 

The course aims to develop Photographers & visual Communicators based on a holistic approach and ‘hands-on’, experiential learning. 

 

Students work with experienced industry professionals and learn to deepen their understanding and awareness of images and to communicate effectively with audio and still images. They develop a sound understanding of aesthetics and technical expertise and are guided to create a cohesive body of original work.

 

Classes include assignments, critique sessions, demos, lectures, seminars, exhibitions, field trips and slideshows of work done by industry professionals and iconic photographers. 

 

2. What is the Objective of the course?

The objective of the course is to educate Still Photography Practitioners within a larger framework of imaging studies and new digital technologies. Students are exposed to a range of Specializations such as Photojournalism, Advertising Photography, Life Style, Documentary and Audio Visual Photography 

 

3. What does the core course* include? (*Course offerings are subject to change)

- History of Photography

- Photographic Theory 

- Lighting and Studio (Product, Portrait, Fashion etc) 

- Aesthetics and Visual Communication 

- Portfolio Development 

- Audio-Visual Production

- Exhibition and Curation 

 

4. Who can apply? 

Applicants with a graduation in any discipline (10+2+3) with not less than 50 % marks in aggregate. 

 

5. When to apply? 

keep a track of University's website http://jmi.ac.in/ for relevant information. 

 

6. Where to apply for the course? 

Once the admission schedule is announced, the application form will be available online on the University website. For more details keep checking our website and the following link http://jmi.ac.in/

 

7. What is the selection process? 

The selection process comprises of a written entrance examination followed by an individual interview and portfolio submission. 

 

Number of Seats: 20 

Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline (10+2+3) with not less than 50 % marks in aggregate. 

Written Exam: 

Paper I: Multiple Choice Questions: 50 marks 

Paper II: Descriptive: 150 marks 

Interview: 45 marks 

Portfolio: 55 marks 

 

Interview: Questions on the following topics/subjects may be asked during the interview:

General awareness and the subjects studied at the graduation level

Knowledge of photography

Knowledge of current development in photography and various photographers

Portfolio: The portfolio should include the proof of any of the following activities:

Published articles/Photographs

Photography work

Participation in social activities

Internship/work experience (social organizations ,media companies)

Participation in extra –curricular activities (theatre,debating,music,sports etc)

 
 

 

P.G. Diploma in Acting

 

AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia runs the only University authorised one-year extensive acting course in Delhi. The course comprises hand in exercises in voice, speech, movement and various schools of acting ranging from Indian methodologies to European and American styles. Special focus is given on realist techniques to make students capable of finding opportunities in all spheres of entertainment industry. The course also contains production of full-length theatre productions and their public shows. The teachings of various modules are culminated by detailed etude or scene work. The course in a whole builds the capacity of the student to work as professional actor in Theatre, Radio, Television and Cinema. 

 

Q. What is the significance of the acting course?

A. The course aims at training individuals for the field of acting through the theatre medium, which enables them to dabble in TV, theatre and film acting. The course provides better creative engagement by maintaining a balance between theory and practice. 

 

Q. How is it different from other acting course?

A. The course is a PGD, it has theory and practice in appropriate proportion, which suits the need of a candidate and at the same time, prepares them for working in theatre, TV and film industry. Due to the design, syllabi and faculty the course enables a candidate to be a good practitioner in that duration with an extra edge over those who opt for courses of similar duration. 

 

Q. How should I prepare for the entrance test?

A. A candidate is supposed to have basic knowledge of theatre as a form, which will also include knowing prominent plays, personalities, actors, theatre technicalities, playwrights’ etc. Going through different methods of acting, forms theatre, theatre journals and watching plays will be pivotal for the test. As theatre is an art form, which transcends different art forms, a fair idea of various art forms like painting, dance, sculpture, films, current affairs and general knowledge etc. will give a candidate an extra edge. 

 

Q. What is portfolio and how to make it?

A. Portfolio will be needed once a candidate clears the written examination and is called for the interview. Portfolio is intended to highlight the work experience, achievements and objectives of an individual. A portfolio also helps in proving the interest in acting and acting related activities such as:    

Theatre production work on stage or back stage.

Acting experience.

Theatre workshop experience.

Any other work related to acting/ theatre/media production.

A good portfolio consists of detailed information about the kind of work done with relevant photographs and certificates. 

 

Q. How should I prepare for interview?

A. At the interview, a candidate is expected to have a sound knowledge of Acting, Theatre, Plays, Current affairs and General knowledge. Information in the portfolio could be the basis of queries for a candidate. Candidate selected for the interview should prepare a Speech/ Monologue from a full-length play. They can also be asked to perform /enact / improvise a scene or a situation.

 

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