Alva's College, Moodbidri


Phone: 08258-236 385 | Dr. Moulya Jeevanram: +91 94803 41338 | Mr. Prasad Shetty: +917353412888


The field of Mass Communication and Journalism has grown leaps and bounds in the twenty first century. Media with its enlarged foot print on the earth has attracted the attention of one and all, be it the common man or the academics. This phenomenon has brought in rapid growth in the educational institutions offering courses in Journalism. Today media stands-out as one of the largest employer in the world. The development of mass media has brought in sea-changes with respect to flow of information around the world, specially the new-media technology and social networking.

The Department of Post Graduate Studies in Mass Communication and Journalism started in the year of 2014 and is giving wide exposure to the students in the field of higher education and introducing them to the practical world of media and communication.

The department is fully equipped with a multi-media studio, computer lab and an audio-visual room to support the academic program. One of the unique of the department is a collection of about 2500 old newspapers as a part of the research program.

Alva’s Multimedia and E-content Development Centre, a well equipped audio-visual production studio, is serving as a platform for number of students to learn and exhibit their talents. The Centre has broadcast quality cameras, light unit with green screen facility. It also has apparatus for still photography with hi-end cameras and studio lightings and the computer lab with internet facility.

Alva’s Resource Centre for Media and Communication Studies includes vast number of books, research journals, media desk with dailies and periodicals and a collection of about 2500 oldest news papers contributed by Sri Mohana Ganapati Hegade, these aids as a source for academic research.

Academically qualified and professionally experienced dedicated teaching staffs of the department are passionate in providing proper guidance to the students in regard with curriculum, research as well as practical.

Students are assigned with seminar presentations, minor projects and various types of assignments for internal assessment purpose and for intellectual growth of the student. Besides, teaching theoretical concepts, the department lays emphasis on imparting practical knowledge. To provide hands on experience to the students the department brings out daily journal – Alvas Today and a news bulletin – Alvas News Time. Students involve in production of short films, documentaries, news features and segments, interviews, radio features and segments, E-Media Contents and such others. To enhance students’ knowledge and improve industry relations, the department conducts workshops, guest lectures and seminars. The department is well supported by trained and qualified faculty. Last but not the least, the department encourages students to participate in extra-curricular activities both out-side and in-side the college.

Along with regular curriculum, department offers various certificate programmes as an add-on courses. Apart from curricular and co-curricular activities, students get wide exposure with media professionals during Alva’s Nudisiri, Alva’s Virasat, Alva’s Independence Day, Alva’s Varna Virasat and such other regular activities organized by the Alva’s Education Foundation.



  • Nurture creativity through quality education
  • Enhance communication skills
  • Inculcate confidence by vast knowledge
  • Simplified teaching for learning excellence
  • Advanced research in media and communication


Course Offered: M.A. (Journalism and Mass Communication)

Duration of the course: Four Semesters (2 years)


The candidate who have passed any Bachelor Degree examination of  Mangalore University or any other University in India or abroad considered as equivalent thereto are eligible for the programme provided they have secured a minimum of 45% (40% for SC/ST/Category-I candidates) in aggregate including languages and Group III subjects. Selection of candidates shall be on merit-cum-reservation on the basis of 50:50 weightage for marks in the entrance and qualifying examinations.


SYLLABUS (Credit Based Semester Scheme)





JMH401 Communication Theory

JMH402 News Reporting and Writing

JMH403 Editing Practice

JMH451 Media Law and Ethics

JMH452 Feature Writing

JMH453 Photography and Photo Journalism

JMH501 Media Research Methods

JMH502 Media Management


JMH551 Television Programme Production

JMH552 New Media Technology


JMS404 Development of Media

JMS405 Advertising

JMS406 Marketing  Communication

JMS454 Development Communication

JMS455 Magazine Journalism

JMS456 Business Communication

JMS503 Corporate Communication and PR

JMS504 Radio Broadcasting

JMS505 International Communication

JMS506 Science Communication

JMS507 Kannada Journalism

JMS554 Environmental Communication

JMS555 Web Journalism

JMS556 Film Studies



JME457 Communication Skills

JME458 Writing for Media

JME508 Media and Society

JME509 Advertising and PR


Course Highlights:

  • Alva’s Multimedia and E-Content Development Centre
  • Dedicated computer lab with internet facility
  • Alva’s Resource Centre for Media and Communication Studies
  • Practical oriented theory classes
  • Alva’s Today, a daily practice journal
  • Alva’s News Time, a regular news bulletin
  • Radio content production
  • Academically and Professionally experienced teaching staff
  • Minor research projects
  • Industrial collaborations
  • Guest lectures, seminars and workshops by subject experts
  • Media tour, field visits, open sessions on regular basis
  • Internships, professional experience with media and communication professionals


Higher Education: MPhil, PhD, Post-Doctoral research studies


 Teaching Staff

No. Name Qualification Experience Designation
01 Dr. Moulya Jeevanram M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., NET 10 Years Associate Professor & Coordinator
02 Mr.Srinivasa Pejathaya M.A. (M.C.J.) 6 Years Assistant Professor
03 Ms. Devishree Shetty M.C.M.S., KSET 3 Years Assistant Professor
04 Mr. Jishnu S. M.C.M.S. 2 Years Assistant Professor
05 Mr. Prasad Shetty M.C.J., B.Ed. 1 Year Assistant Professor

-: Career Ahead :-

Print Media

Broadcast Media

New Media


Public Relations


Research Organisations

Corporate Communications

Development Communications


Graphic Design

Web Design and Development

Photo Journalism

Film Industry

Documentary film making

Video Editing

Information Officer

HR Department

CSR Department

Research Analyst

Media Consultant

Brand Promotion Expert

Content Developer

Concept Designer

Media Planner

Communication Strategist

Social Media Manager

Event Management

Public Relations

Crisis Manager


Media Analyst



ALVA’S COLLEGE, Vidyagiri, Moodbidri – 574227 INDIA. | |

Phone: 08258-236 385 | Dr. Moulya Jeevanram: +91 94803 41338 | Mr. Prasad Shetty: +917353412888

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