Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication is a four-year, eight semester program, offered at Thames International College by the School of Social Sciences in affiliation with the Faculty of Humanities, Tribhuvan University. Students will have to complete 120 credit hours to graduate. Students are also required to appear for TU course examinations separately which will lead to Bachelor of Arts degree from Tribhuvan University.
Students will develop journalistic integrity, with a sense of greater social responsibility and ethics, by being able to think clearly and critically analyze any given situation. With the increase in the number of media outlets, the demand for trained journalists is ever increasing. Designed in reference to the UNESCO’s model curricula for journalism education, the BJM program seeks to create journalists who have an understanding of the best journalistic practices by creating a culture of research, an understanding of information management and its role in the news media. Moreover, professional journalists practice strategic communication, as they work in advertising, public relations, and marketing along with areas such as development, health care, politics and entertainment. Students of BJM will learn how to communicate clearly, network, work in team, as well as become leaders in the field of journalism.
With a second major in sociology, students will have an in depth knowledge of society, becoming better acquainted with the world around them through the study of religion, psychology, and contemporary social issues. Students will develop journalistic integrity, with a sense of greater social responsibility and ethics, by being able to think clearly and critically analyze any given situation.
Required General Education Courses (33 Credits)
|ENG101||Academic Writing I||3|
|ENG103||Interdisciplinary Approach to Learning English I||3|
|JMC102||Foundation of Journalism General Knowledge||3|
|ENG102||Academic Writing II||3|
|ENG104||Interdisciplinary Approach to Learning English II||3|
|ITC101||Computer Information System||3|
|ENG201||Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking||3|
|ENG202||Interactive Approach to Academic Reading||3|
|STT301||Statistical Package for Social Science||3|
Required Journalism & Mass Communication Major Course (30 credits)
|JMC101||Introduction to Journalism and Mass Communication||3|
|JMC103||Reporting and Writing I||3|
|JMC202||Media: History, Law and Management||3|
|JMC203||Reporting and Writing II||6|
|JMC301||Reporting and Writing III: Advanced Journalism||3|
|JMC302||Public Relations, Advertising and Media Issues||3|
Required Sociology Major 2 Course (30 credits)
|SOC101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|SOC105||Understanding Social World||3|
|SOC205||Sociological Theories I||3|
|SOC206||Dynamics of Nepali Society I||3|
|SOC207||Sociological Theories II||3|
|SOC208||Dynamics of Nepali Society II||3|
|SOC302||Research Methods in Sociology||3|
|SOC303||Sociology of Democracy, Diversity and Inequality I||3|
|SOC305||Sociology Senior Overview :Thesis||3|
|SOC306||Sociology of Democracy, Diversity and Inequality II||3|
Required Elective Courses (6 credits)
|SOW303||Development Perspective in Social Work||3|
|SOC304||Anthropology of Contemporary issues in Nepal I||3|
|SOC307||Anthropology of Contemporary Issues in Nepal II||3|
At the time of admission
|Fees||Amount Payable on Admission|
(Admission, University Registration, Induction
and Education Support Programs)
Semester wise fee breakdown
|Level||No. of Credit Hour
|1st Semester||15 Credit Hours||Rs. 4,425.00||Rs.66,375.00||Fall, 2020|
|2nd Semester||15 Credit Hours||Rs. 4,425.00||Rs.66,375.00||Spring, 2021|
|3rd Semester||15 Credit Hours||Rs. 4,425.00||Rs.66,375.00||Fall, 2021|
|4th Semester||15 Credit Hours||Rs. 4,425.00||Rs.66,375.00||Spring, 2022|
|5th Semester||15 Credit Hours||Rs. 4,425.00||Rs.66,375.00||Fall, 2022|
|6th Semester||15 Credit Hours||Rs. 4,425.00||Rs.66,375.00||Spring, 2023|
|7th Semester||15 Credit Hours||Rs. 4,425.00||Rs.66,375.00||Fall, 2023|
|8th Semester||15 Credit Hours||Rs. 4,425.00||Rs.66,375.00||Spring, 2024|
Smart Savings Scheme
Students can receive a discount of 15% should they decide to pay the tuition fees of all 4 years during the time of the admission.
Early Bird Discount
Students are eligible for an early bird discount of Rs.48000/- i.e. Rs.6000/- per semester. The discount is available till July 31st, 2020.
Students are required to pay examination fee to the university every semester. The examination fee is not included in any of the headings above and is payable at the time of examination registration.
Certain academic and extracurricular criteria have to be met for applicants to enroll in a program at Thames International College. While academic competence is an important requirement, Thames International College seeks students who believe in a hands-on learning approach, who want to develop into innovative learners and professionals, and who we believe can fully benefit from the facilities we provide. Applicants will be reviewed through their applications and interviews before being admitted. Additionally, applicants at Thames must meet the following academic requirements.
Minimum Academic Requirements (10+2: HSEB/ CBSE/ ISC or equivalent Boards)
- Should have successfully completed 10th, 11th and 12th grade.
- Should have achieved minimum of D+ in all the courses or equivalent.
- Can be from any stream be it, Management, Hotel Management, Science, or Humanities.
Minimum Academic Requirements (A- Levels)
- Should have completed 3.5 credit (GP plus 3 courses).
- Should have been provided equivalence by Nepal Education Board.
Step 1: Apply Online
Step 2: Pay your Application Fee
Step 3: Appear for an interview
Step 4: Accept the offer letter
Step 5: Pay admission fee
For more information please visit our Admission page.
Thames offers scholarships to students requiring financial aid. Scholarships are awarded based on need, merit, and students’ performances. For details:
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