- Understanding basic laws relating to media
- To give an overview of recent amendments in media laws
- To develop students as responsible media person
Unit 1 Press freedom and Law
Constitution and freedom of speech and expression
Contempt of court
Official Secrets act 1923
Right to information
Right to Privacy
Unit 2 Media and Laws
Civil and Criminal law of defamation
Indian Penal Code 1860 (Section -124A,153AB,292,293)
Criminal Procedure Code 1973 (Section -93,95,96,108,144,196,327)
Intellectual property rights
Copy Right Act 1957
Unit 3 Electronic Media Laws
Prasar Bharti Act 1990
Cable TV Network regulation Act 1995
Cinematography Act 1952
Information Technology Act 2000
Cyber laws & regulations
Unit 4 Media Commissions and Committees
Concept of Press Council – Media Council
Working Journalist Act
Autonomy of public broadcasting
Unit 5 Media Codes and Ethics
Advertising Council of India
Parliamentary Privileges: article 105, 193 and 361A of constitution
Guidelines for Parliamentary coverage (Geeta Mukherjee Committee's report)
AIR Code for election coverage
Sc v/s on airway
Doordarshan commercial code
ASCI case study
- Organize a debate on Prasar Bharti and present scenario of AIR and DD
- Each student present a paper on one press law assigned by faculty.
- Participate in a seminar on the issue of 'freedom of press'
- Debate on obscenity and film censor board.
- Any other assignment given by the faculty
- Media law for producers by Miller , Phlip H
- 11 Myths of media Violence by Potter, W James
- Cyber Crime & law Enforcement by Dudeja, V.D.
- Press Vidhi by Nand Kishore Trikha
- Journalistic Ethics by PK Badhopadhyay and Kuldeep S. Arora
- Janmadhyam: Kanoon Evem Uttardayitva - Dr. Shrikant Singh
- Press Laws by DD Basu, Prentice Hall Pub.
- Mass Media Laws and Regulations in India, AMIC Publication
- Bharat Mein Press Vidhi by Surender Kumar Manohar Prabhakar
M-20 (A) Professional Videography
- Understand the factors affecting visual quality of video camera Image.
- Able to handle different cameras: beta, digital & studio cameras
- Learn & Practice different camera angles and camera movements
- Learn about color Temperature and perform white balancing.
- Understand the problems of mix lighting i.e. indoor & outdoor lighting
- Able to select lens, filters & microphones for a given application
Unit 1 Introduction to T.V Technology
T.V Scanning : Horizontal & Vertical
Frame & field rate
Resolution video bandwidth, sync. blanking signals, colour burst,
sensitivity, linearity etc.
Television standards: NTSC, PAL, SECAM.
Unit 2 Principle of Video Camera
Primary & secondary colours
Photo conduction, photo voltaic, photo emissive effect
Working principle of video camera
CCD cameras : Three CCD, single CCD colour camera
Various sizes of pickup devices
Unit 3 Components and Controls of Video Camera.
Parts of a video camera
Different controls on video camera
Power switch, preheat, genlock, white balance, gain, iris, pedestal etc.
Zoom control: servo, manual, remote, zoom extenders.
Focus control : auto, manual , remote, back focus, macro focus.
Camera view finders (B/W and colour ). Its indicators and control.
Unit 4 Balancing of Colours of a video camera.
White balance: Process and need.
Camera control unit ( CCU )
Waveform monitor for output level of video
Unit 5 Video Camera Lenses.
Types and use-normal lens, telephoto lens, wide-angle lens.
Tripod, types of tripod heads, dolly, trolley & other accessories.
Different types of camera angles and use
Camera movements – types & use.
Unit 6 Different Types of Television Cameras
Special cameras: underwater camera, Endoscopic camera, Aerial
photography camera, remote control camera, high-speed video cameras
Types of microphones used on video camera
Types of audio & video connectors
Introduction to video formats: VHS, S-VHS, U-matic: Low-band & Hiband,
betacam, betacam SP, digi-betacam, mini DV, DV/DVC, DVC
- Perform video shooting of the following and record and report your
(A) Fire at night
(B) Interview of a guest with image size exposing a live computer screen to
(C) Welding Arc in vision
(D) Arrival of monsoon-heavy rains
(E) Wide shot of village with sky at least half the height of the frame
(F) A shot combining the following moves zoom, tilt, and pan
- Conduct a study of at least three modern broadcast quality video camera’s
and describe critical facilities and controls.
- Perform the following adjustments to a given camera
(B) View finder adjustments
(C) Phase reversal
(D) Audio adjustment (camcorder)
(E) Zebra pattern
(F) Gain adjustment
(G) Selection of camera filters
(H) Macro adjustment
(I) Back focus adjustment
- Study the effects of variety of filters –N.D. filter, C.C. filters, special effect
- Study and report functioning of (a) wave form monitor, (b) Vectroscope
- Perform a two character interaction with camera mounted on trolley and
fifty feet track.
- Measure the horizontal angle of a given camera at a full wide setting.
- Digital Television by Herve Benoit
- Studio and outside broadcast Camera work by Peter ward
- Video Camera techniques by Gerald Millerson
- Creating special effects for TV & Video by Bernard Wilkie
- Grammar of the shot by Roy Thomson
- Basics of Video Production by Der Lyur & Graham
- Single camera video production by Robart B. Murburger
- On camera by Harris Watts.
- Television Production by Burrows/ Wood Pub. W.C. Brown IQWA USA.
- Television Production by Allan Wurtzel, McGraw Hills Book Co. New
- Television Production by Zettl Herbert
- The Technique of Television Production by Gerald Millerson
- Broadcasting/cable and Beyond by Joseph R. downick
- Shooting Digital Video by Jon Fauer
- Basic T.V Technology, Digital and Analog by Robert L. Hartwig
- Introduction to T.V Technology by Inglis
- Broadcasting Technology by O.P Shrivastava
M-20 (B) Audio Production Techniques
- To acquaint students with the concept and ideology of radio medium,
- To sensitize them to the socio-economic issues of our country in order to
understand their commitment as a broadcaster,
- To develop their abilities to produce good quality audio programs comprising
all the conventional and modern program genres,
- To familiarize them with the latest audio technology including digital
- To cultivate in them a journalistic insight to analyze and synthesize the
various issues of human life in proper perspective,
- To seed in them all the good qualities of a professional broadcaster to meet the
challenges posed by the rapidly changing environment.
Unit 1 Radio Program Genres
Generation of program ideas and process of production,
Classification of radio program formats and concept of creativity,
Presentation techniques of spoken word programs (talks, interviews, radio
reports, chat-shows, reviews, discussions, debates, commentaries,
Conducting various types of interviews,
Planning and production of radio documentaries,
Presentation techniques of radio dramas, skits, family serials, quickies,
commercial spots, jingles etc.
Production of entertainment programs including classical, light, and folk
music programs, music appreciation, operas, film music, listener’s request,
invited audience music programs etc.
Unit 2 Interactive Program Formats
Concept and significance of phone-in-program,
Field generated and participatory programs,
Special audience programs-youth, farmers, women, children, senior
Special drives and campaigns including special topic programs (science,
sports, family welfare, environment, development etc,)
Unit 3 Production Techniques
Recording of programs, selection of sound effects, editing and mixing
Art of comparing and announcing (voice quality, modulation and
Codes and ethics in broadcasting,
Process of planning, scheduling and transmission,
Evaluation of programs and quality control.
Unit 4 Studio Facilities, Equipment and Modern Technology
Layout of a studio
Acoustics, quality of a audio signal,
Types and use of microphones , Tape recorders, mixers console, control
panels, audio tapes etc.
Analogue and digital recording,
Mono and stereo sound systems.
Satellite transmission and its advantages,
New technologies in audio broadcasting DAB,
Use of computers in broadcasting,
Satellite radio, web radio, convergence of technology,
Unit 5 Broadcast Business and Funding Mechanism
Marketing of radio programs and revenue earning prospects,
Conducting audience research and listeners surveys.
Philosophy of local broadcasting,
Private F.M. broadcasting,
Vividh Bharti commercial broadcasting,
- Participating in a seminars on social commitment of radio and presentation
of papers on various aspects of social commitment.
- Participation in a debate to discuss the contribution of radio Broadcasts
during the last 50 Years.
- Production of model programs covering all the important genres of spoken
word i.e., skit, interview, spotlight, newsreel etc. involving, recording,
dubbing and mixing techniques.
- Production of a documentary on current topic related to development
- Compering of entertainment programs, moderating debates and
conduction chat shows (at least two items in each format)
- Production of two short programs based on field interviews (specially
- Writing and presentation of two news bulletins for duration of 10 minutes
- Writing a report on the financial and funding mechanism of AIR Station .
- Sound and Recording : an introduction by Francis Rumrey
- Awasthy G.C. :Broad casting in India, Allied publishers, Mumbai, 1965.
- Chatterji, P.C. :Broadcasting in India, Sage, New Delhi, 1988.
- Masani, Meher :Broadcasting and People, National Book Trust, New
- Luthra, H.R. Indian Broadcasting, Publication Division, New Delhi,
- Akash Bharti National Broadcast Trust : Publication Division, New Delhi,
- Report of the Working Group on Television ‘software for Doordarshan
Vol. I & II, Publication Division, New Delhi, 1985.
- Hellard Robert, Writing for television and radio, Words worth Publishing
Company, Belmont, 1984.
- White, Ted el al, Broadcast News, writing, reporting and production.
Macmillan, NY. 1984.
- Mitchell Stephen, Holt: Broadcast News, Radio Journalism and an
introduction to Television., Rinehart & Winston. NY. 1980
- Edger E.Willis & Henary B.Aldrige, Television and Radio, Prentice Hall.
- Stuart W. Hyde, Television and radio announcing, Kanishka Publishers,
- Smith E. Leslie, Perspective on radio and TV. Harper & Raw NY.
- Macliesh Robert, Radio Production Techniques. Macmillan. NY.
- Nostrum, William J. Van. The Script Writers’ Handbook.
- Singhal, Arvind, & Rogers, Everett, India’s Information revolution. Sage.
- Sim Harris & Paul Chantler, Local Radio, Focal press.
- Ash, William, The Way to Write radio Drama, BBC,
- Crook, Tim, Radio Drama; Theory and Practice, London.
M-21 (A) Non-linear editing
Unit -1 Basic Concepts
Introduction to Adobe Premiere
Unit -2 Editing Aesthetics
Concept of time and space
Editing news and documentary
Selection of relevant music
Editing for different formats of T V Programmes
Unit -3 Editing Basics
TRIM BIN, TIME LINE, PREVIEW in context of NLE layout
Creating a time line
Main tools of editing - Selection, Range Select, Rolling, Edit, Razor, Hand Tool,
Cross fade, In point, Zoom tools etc.
Unit-4 Advance editing
Dissolve transitions and fading patterns
Special Audio-Video effects
Titling and graphics
Unit-5 Taking editing output
Rendering edited text
Packaging and Marketing
1-Editing of minimum 5 news item for video magazine on NLE work station
2-Generate special video effects for documentary
3-Record a narration for any programe for 5 minitues duration
4- Any other assignment by the concern faculty
- Grammar of the edit by Roy Tohmson
- Nonlinear editing by Patrick Marrie
M - 21 (B) WEB JOURNALISM
♦ To develop students as responsible web journalist
♦ To impart knowledge of new media
♦ To impart skills of writing for web portals
♦ To train students for web reporting
Unit 1 Introduction to Internet
Internet : meaning and history
Functioning of internet
Uses of internet in communication
Fundamentals of internet:WWW, IP, web page, web site, search engine,
browser, domain name
Concept of cyber space
Unit 2 Internet, Communication and Journalism
Internet as a medium of journalism
Powers and limitations of internet
Evolution of internet language
Mass communication after internet
Issues of new media
Unit 3 Web Technology
Making of a web page: HTML, FTP, etc.
Role of web master, application programmer and network engineer
Web team members: visualizer, graphics designer, project manager, web
site manager, animator, audio-video expert,
Unit 4 Functioning of a Portal Office
Content team member
Structure of a web news room
Content collection and selection
Web writing and copy editing,
Web updating and web reporting
Unit 5 Web Industry
Introduction to major news portals
Economics of a news portal
Cyber crimes, cyber laws & regulation
- Participate in debate on the internet as a medium of mass communication
- Prepare a chart of the structure of a portal office
- Prepare web copies for news
- Plan a small web news portal project
- Any other job work assigned by the faculty
- Computer journals and magazines
- Major news portals
M - 22 Dissertation
Dissertation has a great academic/research value as well as method to develop
in depth knowledge, investigation skill and serious understanding in his/her behaviour for
success in the field of journalism.
Every student will have to work on a dissertation in any area of Mass Media
detailed in the curriculum. For completing the dissertation they will follow the research
steps under the guidence of the faculty members or guide approved by department. The
objectives of the dissertation is to :
• To enable the student to identify the prominent & important issues in the field of
• To have knowledge of history and significance of various dimensions of the
• To carry out field survey for data collection and thus familiarize with the process
of survey, data collection and analysis.
• To carry out intensive study to make their dissertation valuable & authentic.
To provide them opportunity to go for references, analysis and additional subject
Student should be guided by the following points during the research/study of
his/her dissertation -
1. Title It should be decided with the help of HOD/ approved guide and must be
submitted in the beginning of 4th semester or 3rd semester
2. Synopsis-After finalizing the title, synopsis should be submitted (Research design
with clearly indicating aims, objective and review of literature etc.) in
the first month of 4th semester
3. Progress -From time to time student will give his/her progress report of
research to department in writing and signed by guide. A minimum of three
reports must be submitted before final submission of study.
4. Final submission of dissertation in two copies, hard bound or spiral, so that it can
be preserved, before the final examination. The date of submission will be
decided by HOD.
This dissertation will have of 100 marks and will be evaluated by external
examiners. Sixty marks for content and presentation of dissertation, 20 marks on progress
reports during the study as mentioned earlier and 20 marks will be on the viva taken by
external and/or internal examiner.
Guidelines for submission of dissertation
For submission of dissertation, students will have to argue the section and
justification of their synopsis. They will have to:
1. Identify the issues which is of Seminal academic importance in communicative
2. They will have to know the history, ideas of Serious issues.
3. They will have to offer various perspective and insight about issues
4. They will have to carry out field survey
5 They will have to carry out intensive study
This dissertation thesis will comprise of 80 marks and would be evaluated by
outstanding examiners. Remaining 20 marks would be assingned on the viva which
would be taken by external examiners. All together the dessertation will comprise of 100
M-23 Project work & Viva
Guidelines for Projects work
Here at CAVS we lay due emphasis on project work by students.
Projects work provides them opportunity to encounter real life conditions. It expose them to
world of work.
During project work students get an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills acquired by
them during their interactions at CAVS. Here they actually demonstrate value addition as a
result of all interventions at CAVS.
• Criteria of activities
1) Students undertake a project Activity in consultation with their guide.
2) Specifications are defined.
3) Standard process is followed in attainment of project objectives.
4) Adequate provision is made for CONCEPTUAL and CONCRETE phase of production.
5) Every single effort is documented.
6) Students themselves manage work distribution among their group members where task is
undertaken by a group.
7) Emphasis is layed on students meeting their deadlines.
8) Students undergo self, peer and tutor feedback at the end of task.
9) A copy of furnished project is held by each student as a part of their portfolio.
All the project work are evaluated independently by an external expert identified for the
Here the students demonstrate their product and provide explanation to quarries made by
Weight is allotted to every individual student and the result is communicated to registrar
This project will have 200 marks,
150 marks for production & 50 marks for Viva