Bachelor of Arts

Journalism | Sociology | Political Science

Integrated UG programme | Bengaluru City University degree | 21 professional skills courses | International workshops and speakers

Bengaluru City University Curriculum

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Communication - Theory

  • Introduction to Communication - Practical

  • Core Concepts of Political Science

  • Fundamentals of Sociology

Semester 2

  • Fundamentals of Journalism - Theory

  • Fundamentals of Journalism - Practical

  • Political Theory

  • Social Institutions and Social Change

Semester 3

  • Reporting - Theory

  • Reporting - Practical

  • Modern Governments: Governments of the USA and UK (or) Indian Government and Politics

  • Study of Indian Society

Semester 4

  • Editing - Theory

  • Editing - Practical

  • Political Thought (or) Indian Constitution: Processes

  • Crime and Society

Semester 5

  • Media Laws - Theory

  • Media Laws - Practical

  • Introduction to Electronic Media - Theory

  • Introduction to Electronic Media - Practical

  • Public Administration

  • International Politics

  • Sociological Thought

  • Sociology of Media and Communication (or) Industrial Sociology

Semester 6

  • Advertising and Public Relations - Theory

  • Advertising and Public Relations - Practical

  • Introduction to Digital Media - Theory

  • Introduction to Digital Media - Practical

  • Advanced Public Administration

  • International Organization and Foreign Policy

  • Elements of Social Research

  • Sociology of Marketing (OR) Sociology of Tourism

Professional Skills Courses

Year 1

▸ Writing Skills – Foundation ▸ Photography Skills – Foundation
▸ Filmmaking Skills – Foundation
▸ Video Editing Workshop
▸ Public Speaking Workshop
▸ Social Media Workshop
▸ Page making and design Workshop

Year 2

▸ Writing Skills – Advanced
▸ Photography Skills – Intermediate
▸ Film making Skills – Intermediate
▸ TV Anchoring Workshop
▸ Advertising Workshop
▸ Political Satire Workshop
▸ Political Spokesperson Workshop

Year 3

▸ Public Administration Workshop
▸ Photography Skills – Advanced
▸ Film making Skills – Advanced
▸ Public Relations Workshop
▸ Corporate Communications Workshop
▸ Justice System Journalism Workshop
▸ Constitutional Values Workshop

The objective of this programme is to prepare you for global careers in media and communications. You will join a diverse community at NSoJ, and will graduate as compassionate, courageous and industry-ready professionals.

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Eligibility and Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) undergraduate programme at NSoJ is open to applicants who (i) have completed class XII (ISC, CBSE, A-levels or equivalent); and (ii) secured a minimum first class (60%) or equivalent grade. Applicants who are awaiting results of final examinations are eligible to apply.

Our selection panel must choose from a large pool of well-qualified candidates. Our panel will also take into consideration relevant extra-curricular and co-curricular achievements, including at sports, music, debates, student conferences, theatre or model united nations, as well as examples of articles, blog posts, videos, podcasts or other such published material.

Admissions Process

Step 1

Register, complete and submit the Admission Application Form online.

Step 2

Pay the Application Fee of Rs. 1,000/- by bank transfer to:

Name: National School of Journalism and Public Discourse

Bank: Bank of Baroda

Branch: Yelahanka

A/c No: 74260100000035

IFSC: BARB0VJYELA (0 = zero)

Step 3

Candidates should email a copy of the Application Fees bank transfer details together with your full name and the programme you have applied to

Step 4

Candidates longlisted for admission will be notified and invited to take the Objective Structured Assessment (OSA), which will comprise an hour-long written examination designed to test the candidates’ fitness and aptitude for our programmes. Candidates can opt to take the OSA online or in person at our campus in Bengaluru.

Step 5

Candidates shortlisted for admission will be notified and invited to an interview. Candidates can opt to be interviewed virtually or in-person in Bengaluru.

Step 6

Successful candidates will be notified immediately after the interview with an offer of admission. Candidates who have yet to complete their qualifying exams will receive a conditional offer.



Semester 1: Rs. 65,000/-Semester 2: Rs. 65,000/-
Admission Fees: Rs. 15,000/-


Semester 3: Rs. 69,000/-Semester 4: Rs. 69,000/-


Semester 5: Rs. 73,000/-Semester 6: Rs. 73,000/-
Graduation Fees: Rs. 5,000/-

Our Campus

On campus student accommodation

NSoJ is located within an 18-acre residential campus in the heart of Bengaluru City. Our newsroom, auditorium, studio, classrooms and outdoor quadrangle encourage intellectual, literary, inter-personal and cultural engagement in an open and respectful environment.

Outstation students are encouraged to live on campus in comfortable and secure accommodation, including a separate girls' hostel. Annual costs for shared accommodation on campus, including all meals, laundry and internet are approximately Rs.90,000/-.

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National School of Journalism and Public Discourse

Anandnagar, Hebbal, Bengaluru

Karnataka 560 024, India
080 23554799