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P.G. Diploma in Forensic Journalism

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About Program

P. G. Diploma in Forensic Journalism is the first of its kind course in entire Asia. This unique course launched in the landmark year-2020 when India was celebrating 100 years of Journalism Education. The aim of Forensic Journalism is to make the learners more professional and compatible in their respective fields.

In addition, Forensic Journalists can provide evidence, including photographs, audio, and written statements to assist Law Enforcement Agencies. Also, since the forensic journalist's news or article is fact-based and neutral, it may also be presented as evidence in the court of law in certain cases. That means the program can help to get quicker imprisonment and speed up the justice delivery system. Moreover, the ample information regarding Forensic Photography, Forensic Videography and modern technologies including Cyber Security Tools, Layered Voice Analysis, Audio-Video Authentication are also be provided. This course will also update to write special articles to curb corrupt practices.

At a time when it has become difficult to verify the authenticity of news in the digital world as the sources of information is widen, this course will also provide the insight to verify the authenticity of the news by proper analysis. The course is covering various topics including Media Laws, New Media Studies and Fact-Checking. The practice of fact-checking will stop the spreading of Fake News in society. Fake News also has a number of ill effects. The number of fake news has increased in recent times. As a result, misinformation, illusions and fears are spread in the society. Sometimes, it also has a negative effect on the good performance of the government as well. Therefore, issues like protecting society from Fake News or providing factual news by preventing delusions are also covered in this course. Since this course is based on Forensic Science, it enhances ‘Ethical Journalism’.
 

 

Duration

1 Year (2 Semesters)

 

Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor's Degree in any stream from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. For reserved category, minimum 45% marks in aggregate (as per Government norms).

 

Course Fee

Rs. 20,000/- Per Semester + Other University fees

 

Number of Seats

20 Seats

 

Course Outline

Semester-1

Paper-1: Basics of Forensic Sciences
Paper-2: Introduction to Journalism
Paper-3: Reporting and Editing
Paper-4: New Media Studies

Semester-2

Paper-5: Media Laws, Ethics and Facts Check
Paper-6: Forensic Journalism
Paper-7: Project Work/Case Study

 

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