Department of Journalism and Media Studies


Program: Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies(BJM)

A Unique Educational Experience

Consequent upon approval by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh the Manarat International University (MIU) has added a new discipline of Journalism and Media Studies in its academic program and opened the Department of Journalism and Media Studies from Spring Semester 2013.

MIU’s Department of Journalism and Media Studies; being a Centre of Academic, Moral and Ethical Excellence in learning and teaching of Journalism and Media Studies; is aimed to impart theoretical, practical and hands-on knowledge in the discipline, so as to build a band of conscious, committed, competitive, courageous and compassionate media professionals and nation builders.

The Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies program at MIU provides an in-depth education, training and research opportunity to students willing and able to undertake the rigors of both academic and industrial learning in the profession of Journalism and Media.

The Department of Journalism and Media Studies at MIU is under the School of Arts and Humanities. At the moment it runs a 4-year Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies. MIU plans to introduce Masters of Journalism and Media Studies and One Year Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies very soon.

Program Objectives:

  • To impart modern hands-on education,training and conduct research in the Discipline;
  • To create Centre of Academic and Moral Excellence in media learning and its Program structure.

Program Structure:

MIU Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies program comprises 24 General Education (GED) courses and 111 departmental courses. GED courses are mandatory. Under the departmental requirements, students take departmental core, concentration, and elective courses for completing total required 135 credits for graduation.

The program is being administered by internationally educated and experienced faculty, and offers a holistic view of the global, regional and local media perspective with rich content and practical applicability in collaboration with locally available media houses/industries. The curriculum is designed to provide students solid academic grounding and industrial learning placement with the ability to perform under stress and deadlines.

Academic Calendar:

The Academic year consists of three semesters: Spring, Summer, and Fall. The Spring starts in January and ends in April. The Summer semester commences in May and ends in August. The duration of Fall Semester is from September to December.

Attractive areas where graduates can get employment after completion of Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies at MIU:

TV and Print Journalism
Video journalism and production
Multimedia production
Desktop publishing
Film production
Business reporting
Program anchoring
TV news performance
Photo journalism
TV studio production
Public Relations
Communication specialist
Online media profession
………… and a lot more !!!

Accreditation, Affiliation and Collaboration:

The University Grants Commission (UGC) and Ministry of Education, Government of Bangladesh, approve the MIU degree programs. MIU has official collaboration, and student and faculty exchange arrangement with California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), USA. Negotiations for academic collaboration in the discipline of Media Studies, Mass Communication, Journalism with other internationally reputed universities are in progress.

Degree Offered:

Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies

Program Duration:

4 (Four) Years

Admission Requirement and Eligibility:

The admission depends on satisfactory result in MIU’s admission test held approximately four weeks before the beginning of each semester.
  • The minimum qualification for admission test are:
  • At least GPA 2.5 or Second Division both at SSC and HSC, or
  • Equivalent degrees from Madrasah Education Board (Alim, Fazil), or
  • Minimum C grade in two subjects at A level and 5 subjects at GCE O’ level, or
  • US High School Diploma or equivalent

Application forms are available at the Registrar’s office/information desk of MIU & district and divisional level branches of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited. One can also download the application form our website

Key Features of the Department and Program:

  • Quality education at minimum cost compared to other Private Universities
  • Students working in Europe’s No. 1 Online Video News Network
  • Graduates and students working in TV, national newspapers and online media like Channel i, Ekushey TV, My TV, Asian TV, Jamuna TV, Dainik Sangbad, Dainik Manabzamin etc.
  • Broadband internet connectivity providing free online browsing and e-mail
  • Academic collaboration with renowned journalism and media educators home and abroad
  • Internationally and nationally reputed teachers
  • On campus jobs for students
  • Hands on Learning at Departmental Online News Portal and Online Campus TV
  • State-of-the-art Computer and Media Labs connected with Local Area Network (LAN)
  • Video Camera, DSLR Camera and Accessories
  • Video Editing Panel
  • Internship in Media Houses
  • Departmental Magazines on Media and Journalism
  • Faculty educated and experienced abroad, local faculty, and distinguished visiting/guests faculty
  • Credit transfer potential to USA, Canada, UK, Australia and other foreign countries
  • Broadband internet connectivity providing free online browsing and e-mail
  • Scholarship and/or financial assistance to the registered paying students falling under the category of poor and meritorious students
  • On campus jobs for students
  • Credit transfer facilities from other universities/recognized institutions
  • Regular student’s participation in seminars, different club activities and symposia
  • Close contacts with leading media institutions, industries
  • Study tours, industrial learning placement, industrial visits at leading local and international organizations

Admission Procedures:

The university allows admission of students one month ahead of each Semester- Spring, Summer, and Fall following the Admission Announcements published in the leading Daily Newspapers of the country.

Tuition and Fees and Academic Waiver for Students Based on SSC and HSC Results:

MIU fees are competitive amongst the top ranking private universities in Bangladesh. The students must pay fees and other charges before seeking official registration. The fees for the 4-year BSS (Honors) in Journalism and Media Studies are as follows:

Total cost in Package for the BJMS Program:

Only Tk.213,000/= (Taka Two Lakh and Thirteen Thousand) for 4 Years Honors Degree in 24 installments.   10% Waiver for Total GPA 9 and above in SSC and HSC   10% Scholarship on Semester Results for SGPA 3.80 and above  

Courses offered for the 4-year Bachelor in Journalism and Media Studies:

Year Semester Course Title Course Code Credit
1st 1st Concepts and History of Journalism BJM 111 3
Concepts and History of Communication BJM 112 3
Bangla Writing Skills BJM 113 3
2nd Mass Media in Bangladesh BJM 121 3
News Gathering and Writing BJM 122 3
Photojournalism BJM 123 3
3rd Reporting: Theory and Practice BJM 131 3
Bangladesh and World Affairs BJM 132 3
English Writing Skills BJM 133 3
2nd 4th Editing: Theory and Practice BJM 211 3
Radio Journalism BJM 212 3
Media Ethics and Laws BJM 213 3
5th Interpersonal and Group Communication BJM 221 3
Business Communication and Journalism BJM 222 3
Society and Politics in Bangladesh BJM 223 3
6th Speech Communication BJM 231 3
Public Relations BJM 232 3
Documentary Video Production BJM 233 3
3rd 7th TV Reporting BJM 311 3
Communication Policy and Planning BJM 312 3
Advanced Reporting BJM 313 3
8th Advanced Editing BJM 321 3
Theories in Communication and Media Studies BJM 322 3
Desktop Publishing BJM 323 3
9th Dynamics and Structure of Communication BJM 331 3
Advertising and Copy Writing BJM 332 3
Communication Research Methodology BJM 333 3
4th 10th Film Reading BJM 411 3
World Media System BJM 412 3
Development Communication and Media Advocacy BJM 413 3
11th Population and Health Communication BJM 421 3
Information and Communication Technologies BJM 422 3
Cyber Communication and Journalism BJM 423 3
12th Media and Contemporary Social Challenges in Bangladesh BJM 431 3
Internship BJM 432 6
Monograph BJM 433 1.5
Viva-voce BJM 434 1.5