Understanding that media education is the need of the hour, as well as train young women to become responsible media professionals for a better society, management of St Agnes College (Autonomous) started the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2017.
The three year undergraduate programme strikes a balance between academics, practical education, extracurricular and more importantly social responsibility.
Students are given hands-on experience in reporting. In the first year itself, students turn into campus reporters, bringing all the activities that happen in the college as well as flavours of campus life into limelight through their blog ‘Agnes Ink’.
Handling cameras, editing, giving radio shows, making short-films, designing and executing campaigns, organizing press meets and several other activities give students the much needed field exposure, which will act as an added advantage when they begin their professional career.
Most importantly, the course stresses on the importance of ethical journalism practices and aim to develop qualities such as confidence, attention to detail, dedication to truth and an investigative eye.