Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The School of Communications is a part of XIM University which focuses on teaching students how to effectively communicate through various forms of media such as print, audio, video, and digital media.
Xavier University was established on July 6, 2013 as per the provisions of the Xavier University, Odisha Act, 2013. On 11th May 2021, the Xavier University, Odisha (Amendment) Act 2021 was passed in the Odisha Legislative Assembly, renaming Xavier University as XIM University.
The School of Communications at XIM University offers following Programs
- Undergraduate [3-years full-time BSc (Hons) Mass Communication]
- Postgraduate [2-years full-time MA in Mass Communication]
- Ph.D. (Full-Time) in Communication, and
- Ph.D. (Part-Time) in Communication
The eligibility criteria for admission to the undergraduate program is a minimum of 50% marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination. The eligibility criteria for admission to the postgraduate program is a minimum of 50% marks in graduation.
Yes. On campus hostel facility is available for students.
After completing a program from the School of Communications, students can explore various career options such as journalism, advertising, public relations, digital marketing, corporate communication, event management, AV production, and more.
The School of Communications at XIM University has a diverse and experienced faculty that is dedicated to providing students with high-quality education and hands-on training in the field of communication.
Yes, the School of Communications at XIM University has tie-ups with various media houses and communication firms, which offer students the opportunity to intern and work on live projects.
The XIM University new campus is spread over 55 acres and has modern infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities that provide a conducive learning environment. XIM University is a Wi-fi enabled campus. All the classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art audio visual facilities. Students can access digital library 24x7 on campus. School of Communications has one of the best professional audio and video studios, Digital still photography studio, shooting floor, online TV production set-up, edit suites, lab and professional training in high end softwares.
The undergraduate program is for three years and the postgraduate program is for two years.
The fee structure for the programs offered by the School of Communications at XIM University varies depending on the program chosen. You can find detailed information on the official website of the university (https://xim.edu.in/admission/ )
You can apply to the School of Communications at XIM University by filling the online application form available on the official website of the university (https://xim.edu.in/admission/ ). The selection process includes a written test, and personal interview.
Mass Communication refers to the process of creating, producing, and disseminating messages to a large, diverse audience through various forms of media, such as television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and the internet. The field of Mass Communication encompasses various aspects of media, including journalism, advertising, public relations, digital content creation, event management and broadcasting.
After pursuing Mass Communication, there are a variety of career options available, including:
- Journalism: Working as a journalist for print or electronic media organizations, reporting on news events, writing news stories, and analyzing current events.
- Advertising: Creating and executing advertising campaigns for various products and services, including copywriting, art direction, and media planning.
- Public Relations: Developing and maintaining relationships between organizations and the public through various communication channels, such as media, events, and social media.
- Broadcasting: Working in radio or television production, including producing, directing, and managing programs.
- Corporate Communications: Managing internal and external communication for corporations, including communication strategies, media relations, and crisis management.
- Digital Marketing: Creating and managing digital campaigns through various channels, such as social media, email marketing, and search engine optimization.
- Film-making: Working in the film industry in various capacities such as writing, directing, producing, and editing.
These are just a few examples of the many career options available after pursuing Mass Communication. The specific career path chosen may depend on the individual's interests and skills.
No. School of Communications does not provide campus placement. However, School of Communications offers Career Advisory Service (CAS) facility to enable students to get internship opportunities of eight months during the tenure of three years of B.Sc. Mass Communication program and six months during the tenure of two years MA Mass Communication. The students often procure pre-placement offers (PPO) depending on their performance and merit.
The Career Advisory Service (CAS) helps to build, sustain and enhance the School’s relationship with leading media houses, corporates and agencies. Presently our students are interning at the leading media and corporate houses in India. So far, our students have interned with leading national television news channels, reputed national and regional dailies, online news platforms, national news agencies, FM radio stations, NGOs, public relation and corporate communication firms, renowned advertising agencies, top event management companies, production houses and under the mentorship of independent photographers, national award-winning cinematographers and designing firms.
Please Refer : https://xim.edu.in/admission/ug-scholarship/
The aspirant would be evaluated based on aptitude, language capability, skills of comprehension and analysis, general awareness of polity, economy, public debates and discussions, international relations, orientation to sectors related to advertising and public relations and an overall understanding of media and society.
The admission test comprises of academic score of qualifying studies (30%), written test/SoP – Statement of Purpose (aptitude test for the program and general knowledge in the field of media- 30%), credentials supporting creative works of the applicant (10%,) and personal interview (30%)
Only the successful aspirants would be offered admission offers.
Apart from carrying academic certificates, the aspirant is required to carry a portfolio/ file with his/her creative works – paintings, photographs, creative write ups, screen shots of personal blogs, certificates of participation in academic/cultural/sports competitions. A recommendation letter from School Principal/ Vice – Principal is encouraged (though not mandatory).
Normally admission process begins from the second week of April (depending on completion of the qualifying examination and results). It is an ongoing process. In normal circumstances admission tests/interviews happen in the first week to third week of May. However, mail and online interaction with the applicants happen before the actual admission test/interviews. Courses begin sometime in the last week or first week of July.