DEPARTMENT OF BACHELOR OF MASS MEDIA – B.M.M
Duration of course:
The Course is full time with 3 year duration. Each year consists of 2 semesters. The First Year consists of Semesters I and II; the Second Year consists of Semesters III and IV and the Third Year consists of Semesters V and VI. The student will specialize in either Advertising (12 papers) or Journalism (12 papers) in the Third Year of the Course. Semester V has a 100 mark practical paper in both the streams.
60 students are admitted in all; of which 30 are from the minority.
A candidate to be eligible for admission to the Degree Course of Bachelor of Mass Media shall have passed the Higher Secondary Certificate (H.S.C.) examination conducted by the Maharashtra State Board of Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent in the Science, Arts or Commerce Stream.
Full Time Faculty:
|Ms. Saudamini Bhagwat||M.A.(English)||Asst. Prof|
|Ms. Meenaxi Kamat||M.Hsc, Mphil||Asst. Prof|
History of the Department:
University of Mumbai introduced the 'Bachelor of Mass Media' (BMM) course in the year 2000. St. Andrew’s College was among the five colleges to start the course since inception. The students were selected through an entrance examination and interviews About 500 students appeared for the examination and 60 were selected. Today the number has been increased to 70 because of popular demand. The course has slowly emerged as a vibrant, dynamic and ever enthusiastic department with its students being actively involved in every field, from sports to dramatics. The department follows the Semester System as put forth by the University of Mumbai. It conducts lectures based on the syllabi of the University and other allied activities including project work as prescribed by the University of Mumbai. Semesters I, III and V begin in June and are concluded in October and Semesters II IV and VI start in November i.e. after the Diwali vacation and conclude in March with the Semester Examination.
The syllabus is a blend of both, theoretical and practical education. Internal Assessment in the form of projects and assignments is an integral part of the BMM programme. As part of this activity, the students are given the projects with an industry interface and an attempt is made to give them maximum exposure to the media industry. Some of these assignments include making documentaries on the various subjects that are taught including Contemporary Issues and Understanding Cinema. As part of the photography paper students hold an annual exhibition ‘Glimpses” which highlights their talent. An emphasis is put on developing communication skills along with professional standards and ethics.
Academic Activities initiated for the current year 2010-2011:
The course is designed for the overall development of students. It ensures that the student is able to go beyond rote learning. The college further encourages their participation in many extra-curricular activities apart from studies. They take part in several intercollegiate festivals like Malhar (organized by St. Xavier's College), Polaris (organized by Wilson College), Blitzkrieg (organized by K.C. College), Cutting Chai (organized by R.D National College) and Frames (organized by S.I.E.S. College). These events have helped recognize talent and students have won accolades in numerous events.
Apart from the theoretical inputs in the classroom, students are taken for photo exhibitions, industrial visits and are also expected to attend workshops and seminars on media related issues. This year they attended the Conclave at St. Xavier’s College, Seminar on concurrence at Sophia College. Apart from this guest lectures were held including an interactive session with Mr. Sushil Rajpal, the director and producer of the film Antardwand. The film Dharavi – Slum for Sale was also screened. These discussions and screenings attempt to create awareness about social issues. Students were taken on an industrial visit to Whistling Woods and Film City. Two of our students were selected as judges for the young critics’ award at MAMI. Larissa Krishnan was among the seven finalists at the Times Talent Hunt. She also won the St. Andrew’s All-rounder Award for 2010-2011.