Dimapur, September 13: Patkai Christian College (Autonomous) has adopted the University Commission (UGC)-sponsored Skill Development Course-Bachelor of Vocation (BVoc) in Multimedia and Communication into Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication, starting from the 2021-22 session.
The decision was taken by the college authority after a proposal was submitted by the Board of Studies of Multimedia and Mass Communication Department. A Board of Studies meeting was convened on September 11 to design the syllabus for BA Mass Communication.
External expert Dr V Ratnamala, Associate Professor, Dept of Mass Communication, Mizoram University and industry expert Dr Moalemba, Associate Editor, The Morung Express with three internal members Dr Dakter Esse, Rojen Wahengbam and Sopei Rungsung attended the meeting.
It was adopted with the objective of enabling students pursuing Mass Communication obtain comprehensive and advanced education in the field and seek multiple career options.
The change is also to encourage students take up other liberal arts and science subjects exercising consideration over the inter-disciplinary nature of the course. This, the college hopes, will help students to not be limited by their skill sets but also widen their perspectives on different subjects the college offers.
Principal, PCC, Dr. T Pierü, urging the department to keep a tap of the growing trends in media studies, said the department can contribute to the growing needs of an information society in the state of Nagaland in particular and Northeast India in general.
The B. Voc course was introduced in Patkai in 2018 as a UGC-funded course to cater to the growing need for skill based education system as identified by the central government.
The B. Voc course in Patkai is specially curated for the benefit of students who wish to enrich their skills and expertise in entrepreneurship and media industry.
After the successful and productive graduation of the first batch students taking the B. Voc course in 2021, the college and the department decided to turn the B Voc course into a BA course with effect from the current session.
(Page News Service)