University of Calcutta

KOLKATA – 700073

Notice for admission to M.A. Course in Journalism and Mass Communication (Session 2009 –2010)

Application are invited from eligible candidates in prescribed forms available at the University Sales Counter, College Street Campus, Kolkata -73 for admission test on payment of Rs.400/-Honours Graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication of this University may collect application forms on payment of Rs. 50/- on production of Honours Part III Marks sheet for apply to direct admission quota.

Eligibility for test : Honours Graduate (under 10+2+3 system) in any discipline (age within 30 years as on 1.6.2009 and  Working Journalist (Preferably Honours Graduate) with 3 years experience in any field of media and within 35 years as on 1.6. 2009. Successful candidates in Communicative English (Major) will also be eligible to sit for the entrance examination.

No. of seats : 75 (including all categories). A maximum of 25 seats will be allotted for direct admission (i.e. without admission test) on the basis of the result of B.A.(Hons.) Part III examination under this University with Journalism and Mass Communication as the Honours subject.

Admission Schedule : a) Application forms (for all categories) available from 13th July 2009 to 27th  July 2009 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. b) Last date of submission of duly filled in applications (for all categories) 27th  July 2009  c) Admission Test : 2nd August 2009(Sunday) at 12 noon. Venue – Asutosh Building, Calcutta University, College Street Campus d) Publication of the list of selected candidates (Hons. In Journalism and Mass Communication) 28th July 2009 e) Publication of  list of eligible candidates for group discussion and personal interview : 14th August 2009 f)Date of group discussion and personal interview 17th and 18th August 2009 g) Final list will be published on 21st August 2009 h)Admission (for all categories) to commence on 24th August 2009 i) Classes to commence on 31st August  2009.
N.B. Duly filled in applications (for all categories ) are to be submitted to the office of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. Admit Card for the Admission test will also be distributed from the same office. List of selected candidates will be displayed on the notice board of the Department and candidates will not be intimated individually. Selection will be as per University norms and with due observance of reservation rules etc.
SC/ST/PH reservation will be as per University rules. A maximum of 21 seats (of the total 75 seats) will be allotted for SC/ST candidates.
Students are required to attend at least 65% of the total classes to be eligible for being sent up for the University examinations. If any student remains absent from classes continuously for 15 days or 30 days (with interruptions) within the first two months from the date of admission his/her studentship will terminate and name will automatically be struck off the rolls.
For further information please contact the Department concerned, Phone No. 2219-4081 or 2219-4120. The information and the form will be available from the official website of Calcutta University,

(Dr. D.P.Dey)
Faculty Council for P.G. Studies in
Education, Journalism and Lib. Sc.
University of Calcutta.