About the Subject
With the global surge in the media industry over the last two decades, there has been a distinct need for an academic programme at the undergraduate level that would meet promising career opportunities in the now booming information and communication business. The Bachelor’s in Mass Media (BMM) programme has been designed with this very agenda – to produce professionals armed with specialised skills in either Advertising or Journalism.
About the Department
The Department of Mass Media in Sophia College was set up in 2003, becoming the newest affiliated addition to the Arts programme of the institution. With a class strength of over 60 students in each of the three years, the BMM programme offered by the College follows a rigorous semester system introducing the students to a variety of new disciplines that effectively combine theory and practical application, allowing them to approach the media from diverse perspectives.
Our focus is on consistency and excellence, and we strive to give our students a professional orientation through interactive and dynamic teaching methods besides encouraging them to gain on-the-job experience through summer internships. The programme is further rooted in a system of continual assessment and project work in each semester. Our core philosophy is to create an environment that nurtures a spirit of critical enquiry and analysis, where young minds are able to understand the workings of the media even as they learn to use it as a tool with integrity and intelligence.
CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES IN THE DEPARTMENT
In addition to the course requirements, we ensure that the students have a variety of co-curricular activities to engage with. These include:
Dr. (Ms.) Margarida Colaco
MA , MPhil, PhD
Dr. Colaço has been head of the department of English at Sophia College. Her area of special interest is the teaching of English as a second language with a focus on aspects of evaluation and assessment. She is currently the coordinator of the Mass Media Department and in overall charge of academic and enrichment programmes.
Dr. Tina Chakravarty
M. A., Social Work; M.A., Sociology; M.Phil.; Ph.D.
Dr. Chakravarty has an interdisciplinary academic background, with training in Psychology, Sociology and Social Work, in addition to which she has also engaged in research work. She is a full-time faculty member in the Mass Media Department.
M. A., M.Phil.
Ms. Varadrajan is a graphic designer by qualification and has postgraduate degrees in English. She is a part-time lecturer in the department.