Media and mass communication has been emerging as a top notch career preference for the current generation of students who want to stand out of the rat race and tackle new challenges almost every day instead of a boring and monotonous life. As a trailblazing institution, St. Joseph’s Degree & PG College has been playing a significant role in furbishing the nuances of mass communication education in India. Established in 1997 by the Hyderabad Archdiocese Educational Society, the college is a Co-educational Catholic Christian Minority Institution and functions under His Grace Most Rev.
Poola Anthony, Archbishop of Hyderabad. Envisioned to provide a distinct environment of excellence in education with human values and social commitment, St. Joseph’s Degree & PG College strives to create and maintain an environment of excellence in education through technological advancements
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Equipped with highly qualified, experienced, and competent Faculty and an industry relevant curriculum designed after feedback from all stake holders, St. Joseph’s Degree & PG College use ICT Backed Innovative Teaching methodologies in Teaching and Learning pedagogy. Apart from offering Value Added courses in Collaboration with reputed Government and private organizations, the institution conducts regular FDPs, guest lectures, seminars, workshops, and field visits for the faculty and students.
“With job cuts in all sec¬tors viz print, television, film and radio, advertising and corporate communication due to COVID, the passing out graduates faced an uncertain future. St. Joseph’s Degree and PG College with its robust network of alumni, industry, and academia connect successfully transitioned the students into employees”, states Rev Fr. Dr. D. Sunder Reddy, Principal, St. Joseph’s Degree and PG College.
St. Joseph’s Degree and PG College is the only college in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad that offers two BA courses related to Media and Mass Communication and a MA course in Communication and Journalism. Apart from a BA course with Journalism, Psychology and English as its core subjects, St. Joseph’s Degree and PG College offers a full-fledged Mass Communication BA course with its core impetus on Print, Radio, Television, Films, and New Digital Media.
A full fledged MA course in Communication and Journalism is offered for students who want to pursue their Masters. “With a vision to provide ‘Distinct environment of educational excellence with humane values and social commitment’, we have strived to embark on a path of global excellence by adopting need-based integrated curriculum which is constantly reviewed and redesigned as per local/national/regional/global developmental needs.
"St. Joseph’s Degree and PG College with its robust network of alumni, industry and academia connect successfully transitioned the students into employees"
To create a Distinct Academic Environment, the Institution has sought Autonomous Status by UGC in 2011 and adopted Choice Based Credit System as well as Outcome Based Education to ensure holistic development and facilitate wider prospects for Employ ability, Higher Education, and Entrepreneurship. The institution has a well constituted mechanism for reviewing and developing curriculum, which ensures that curriculum developed has global and social relevance”, says Rev Fr. Dr. D. Sunder Reddy.
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Owing to changing dynamics of globalization, technological revolution, knowledge explosion, and fast growing needs of the industry the curriculum is redesigned and ratified. St. Joseph’s Degree and PG College has a regular review of curriculum, done through a well defined process involving academic and industry experts, alumni, and students and ratified through statutory regulatory bodies.At St. Joseph’s Degree and PG College, the Choice Based Credit system (CBCS) curriculum is followed wherein the student gets an opportunity to study subjects of his interest. Electives in Print, Film Radio, TV, and New Media are strategically placed in the curriculum so the students get to select subjects of their choice.
The subjects offered in the institution give the students both a strong theoretical foundation and practical skill-oriented hands on experience preparing them to be thorough Media Professionals. The strong internal assessment system, skill-based tests, individual and group presentations, group discussions, debates, research, shootings, and interviews conducted within the college develops in the students critical thinking, technical expertise, and overall journalistic qualities.
St. Joseph’s Degree and PG college, with a short yet brilliant history of 25 years, has created a niche for itself as a pioneer in quality initiatives to promote global citizens with world class knowledge, national consciousness, global competencies, social responsibilities, and humane values. Value-based education, being its priority, St. Joseph’s has gained a wide reputation among parents and academia as the most trusted name for the integrated/holistic development of students.
“The thrust area of building transformative multi-faceted learning ecosystem at St. Joseph’s Degree and PG College is primarily embedded in its vision of creating a ‘Distinctive environment of educational excellence with humane values and social responsibility’, through a plethora of ‘beyond the curriculum’ activities for promoting knowledge that is blended with right skills, attitude and values for lifelong success and wholesome living. Hence, our distinctiveness is reflected in giving the students the cutting edge 360 degree dimensional ‘learning experiences ‘beyond the classroom’,” concludes Rev Fr. Dr. D. Sunder Reddy.