Overview of the MAMCJ experience at KCC | Kantipur City College

  • December 26, 2019

MAMCJ (Masters of Arts in Mass Communication & Journalism)

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up? Check your phone, scroll through your newsfeed, and probably hit like on that cute puppy video! 

Have you ever wondered how the content on your newsfeed is generated? It doesn’t simply include homemade videos of kids doing crazy things, or people posting cover songs. 

Valuable content, specifically reports of issues like politics, domestic violence, and sexual harassment often surface on social media outlets. The key idea is: Journalism matters.

If you’re someone who wants to pursue a career in journalism and mass communication, but you have a Bachelor’s degree in another subject, then fear not. At KCC, we offer a Masters of Arts in Mass Communication & Journalism (MAMCJ) degree.

More on MAMCJ program below.

About the Program

The Masters of Arts in Mass Communication & Journalism (MAMCJ) is a two-year (4 semesters) program worth 78 credit hours. Affiliated to Purbanchal University, KCC is one of the well-regarded institutions that offer this course. This MAMCJ program is aimed at students who want to earn a graduate degree with professional expertise and academic command in Mass Communication and Journalism. 

The core focus of this course lies in journalism, media and communication studies, with combinations of IT, economics, management, history, development, and law, among others. This MCJ course is useful for both fresh graduates and working journalists.

Do I qualify for this MAMCJ program?

If you have a Bachelor’s degree level in any faculty with a minimum of second division, and are interested in multidimensional aspects of mass communication and journalism, then you can apply for this MAMCJ program. This includes Bachelor’s degrees such as BCABBABE Civil EngineeringBE Computer EngineeringBE Electronics EngineeringBIT, etc.

Furthermore, we also provide partial scholarships to working journalists, as well as four candidates representing remote areas, the indigenous community, the underprivileged and the women. Besides this, semester toppers also get waivers on their semester fees. 

Program Structure

Semester I (21 Credit Hours)

MCJ 501 MCMass Communication: Theories and Practices3300
MCJ 502 JOUModern Journalism: Principles and Trends3300
MCJ 503 JOUAdvanced Reporting and Editing3300
MCJ 504 JOUBroadcast Media: History and Modern Trends3300
MCJ 505 MCMedia Laws3300
MCJ 506 NUMFundamentals of Information System3102
MCJ 507 PROJProject Work I3003

Semester II (21 Credit Hours)

MCJ 521 MCMass Media Industry and Society330
MCJ 522 MCNews Product Marketing330
MCJ 523 MCResearch in Mass Communication330
MCJ 524 JOUPhotojournalism: Principles and Practices312
MCJ 525 MCEvolution of Nepali Media and Trends330
MCJ 526 NUMAdvanced Concepts in Electronic Publications312
MCJ 527 PROJProject II (Profile Writing)303

Semester III (21 Credit Hours)

MCJ 601 MCMass Communication and Advertisement3310
MCJ 602 JOUMass Media and Public Relations3310
MCJ 603 NUMMultimedia Applications3102
MCJ 604 JOUInternship3003
MCJ 605 MCSAARC Media Practices and Institutions33
MCJ 606 JOUorMCJ 607 JOUPrint JournalismorBroadcast Journalism3313
MCJ 608 JOUProject Work III (Case Study)33

Semester IV (15 Credit Hours)

MCJ 611 MCMedia Management3310
MCJ 612 MCThesis6006
Any two courses from the list (ELECTIVE):
MCJ 613MCMedia and Gender3310
MCJ 614 JOUDevelopment Journalism3310
MCJ 615 JOUScience and Environmental Journalism3300
MCJ 616 JOUCourt Reporting3310
MCJ 617 JOUPublic Journalism: Theories and Practices3310
MCJ 618 MCInternational Communication and Comparative Journalism3310
MCJ 619 MCAlternative Media Practices3310
MCJ 620 NUMCyber Publishing3312

Why choose KCC?

At KCC, we make your MAMCJ experience worthwhile. Here are some of the key highlights of the KCC experience:

  • Our lectures for MAMCJ graduates are designed to incorporate elements from newsroom professional practices and state-of-the-art classrooms.
  • Our top-notch facilities include a computer lab, photography lab and an audio-visual lab. Our labs for this MCJ program are equipped with recording and broadcasting equipment, while also being used to organize a series of TV camera workshops for practical experience. Our extensive library houses more than 10,000 books and journals, plus video and audio CD, and other materials.
  • Under our MAMCJ program, we assign project works which ensure that you can derive practical application of the theoretical concepts they learn.
  • We also organize various seminars and workshops as a part of our MAMCJ program. These events give you an opportunity to moderate seminars and present seminar papers. Moreover, these seminars also provide you with a platform to network and build rapport with some of the key figures in the industry.
  • The final thesis of your MAMCJ course emphasizes both theoretical creativity and substantive empirical research on important media issues, including political and socio-economic issues with direct linkage to the communication discipline.

Career prospects

Our MAMCJ graduates are prepared to conduct basic and applied research, critique and use researches produced by others, and grow as a professional communicator or mass communication educator/scholar. 

They assume positions as Public Relations Manager, Corporate Communications Manager, Scriptwriter, Broadcast Journalist, TV Editor, Print Journalists, and Content Writers, among others. Furthermore, our MAMCJ graduates have been known to work in reputed organizations like Gorkhapatra, Nepal Television (NTV), Radio Nepal, BBC, Kantipur, Annapurna Post, The Himalayan Times, Avenues TV, News24, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), to name a few.

At KCC, we help you unlock your potential!

With dedicated team of competent faculty, we believe in providing our MAMCJ students with theoretical information and practical research work that hone their professional skills. Our advanced curriculum and efficient placement cell reflect our core values of excellence, innovation and integrity.

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