Gender and Literature


1) Locating Gender

2) Gender: View from the margins

3) Gender, Identities and the Everyday

4) Gender through the Lens

  • Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey
  • Boys Don’t Cry
  • Orlando by Virginia Woolf
  • Parched

DSE - Fiction in Films

fictioninfilm deals with dynamics of literature movie

  1. History of World Cinema History of World Cinema
    • “The Early Years: Origins and Survival” (excerpts from The Oxford History of World Cinema, ed. Geoffrey Nowell-Smith)
    • “Firoze Rangoonwalla - Indian Cinema, Past & Present” Bollywood
  2. Concepts and Movements
  3. Fiction to films
  4. Indian Cinema
    • Raja Harishchandra - Beginning of Indian narrative cinema
    • Pather Panchali (1955)- Satyajit Ray Parallel Cinema
    • Bahubali Series


Reporting and Editing - Visual Media




TV in India Technology of TV – Television Broadcasting Technologies Cable DTH Terrestrial IPTV OTT Case Studies Netflix, Illegal downloads Netflix Case Study CNN Effect Theory TV and Society, TV and youth, TV &Women, TV &; Children, TV &; Old Age population, TV and Education, Television Television features limitations types of TV channels genres based (news, sports, lifestyle, religion, travel, business, music, comedy), reach based (international, national, regional, local), language based, Types of television programmes (fiction and nonfiction, soap operas, drama, reality, comedy, sitcom, music show, live events), writing for TV- features, Scripts for show etc, News- Political, Economic, sports, scientific, Defence & Military


Social media and its relevance in an ‘information society’: Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, New Media terminologies, New media Technology, Online Communities, User Generated Content and Web 2.0 Activism, Participatory Communication Networked Journalism, Alternative Journalism; Social Media in Context, News gathering and writing (Content, Language and Tone)


Video shooting, Photography, Story telling


Basics, Intermediate, Rough cut, First and Final edit

DSE - Media Management

mediamanagement crisis management, practical oriented

  1. Intro to Media management: What is media management Need for Media Management definition, nature and scope, Principles of media management and their significance, Origin of management thought, Organizational structure of print, electronic and radio; Theories of management: classical, scientific and modern. Theories of Management
  2. Issues in media management Editorial management, marketing and branding, strategic, circulation, Human Resources financial and Technical Management, production management for television: production managers, their skills and functions; production management in action- preproduction, production post production.
  3. contemporary media scenario Ownership of media: Types of ownership; media chains, Media concentration and democracy: why ownership matters? Proliferation of Media in India; Indian media business; Media tycoons and conglomerates in India and abroad; FDI in media and its aftereffects
  4. economics of print and electronic media Media economics: economics of daily newspaper, Radio, TV, Cable industry, online media; Mergers, take overs, acquisitions, Revenue generation strategy; Budgeting and finance, capital costs, production costs; TRP and other ratings and its relevance
  5. media management Commercial policy, advertising and sales strategy; PR for building and sustaining business and audience; information management: concepts, benefits, tools; Knowledge management in the online and mobile media; Convergent media management Brand Strategy Marketing what is media management Media Management 2 Media Management Assignment 260823 modern theories of management Need for Media Management Production Management Theories of Management

Concentration of Media Ownership


Social Psychology


  • social cognition, social influence, and interpersonal relations and group dynamics

Introduction to Social Psychology

Intro to Social Psychology

  1. Nature and Scope of Social Psychology
  2. Historical Background of Social Psychology;
  3. Research Methods: Observation, Experimentation, Survey and Sociometry.
  4. Emerging Trends and Current Issues; Applications:

Social Cognition and Social Perception

Social Cognition: A) Heuristics heuristics B) Schemas schema C) Automatic and Controlled Processing D) Affect and Cognition Social Perception: A) Non-verbal Communication: Channels, Cues, Deception Recognition B) Attribution: Theories(Attribution Theory by Heider,Covariation Theory by Harold Kelley; Errors - Fundamental Attribution Error C) Impression Management: Formation, Management

Attitude, Stereotype, Prejudice &; Aggression

  1. Attitude A) Formation Attitude Formation B) Influence of Attitude for Behaviour C) Persuasion and Resistance to Persuasion D) Cognitive Dissonance
  2. Stereotype & Prejudice: A) Stereotypes – Cognitive Foundations, B) How Stereotypes Distort Perceptions; Why Stereotypes Persist; C) Prejudices- Individual Differences; Origins of Prejudice D) Types of Prejudices E) Reducing Prejudice
  3. Aggression A) Theories – Biological, Drive & Modern Theories B) Prevention & Control of Aggression

Social Influence &; Prosocial Behaviour

Social Influence: Social Influence A) Conformity social conformity B) Compliance compliance C) Obedience obedience D) Unintentional Social Influence – Emotional Contagion, Symbolic Influence, Modelling Pro-social Behaviour: Prosocial A) Motives for Helping B) Factors Influencing Helping, C) Bystander Effect Bystander Effect D) Crowding

Group Dynamics

1. Group A) Nature, Types and Function B) Group Development Theories- Lewin’s Change Theory, Five Stage Model, Punctuated Equilibrium Model 2. Presence of Others on Group Performance A) Social Facilitation B) Social Loafing 3. Group Decision Making A) Types – Interactive, Brain Storming, Nominal Group Technique, Delphi Method B) Advantages of Group Decision Making C) Disadvantages of Group Decision Making – Group Think, Group Polarization, Biased Information

DSE - Health Psychology


Introduction to Health Psychology

  1. Defining Health, Illness, Well-being Intro to Health Psychology
  2. Role of health psychologist,Goals of Health Psychology, and scope of Health psychology
  3. Current research trends in the field of health psychology, Emerging Trends in Health Psychology
  4. Ancient systems of health and health care: (i) Indian Ayurveda and (ii) Chinese. Traditional Chinese Medicine
  5. Modern Method of studying health: Models in health psychology (Bio medical model, Bio psychosocial model)
  6. Emergence of Health Psychology (Psychoanalytical School view, psychosomatic view, and Behavioural medicine) and emerging trends in Health psychology.
  7. Health policies in India

Physiology and Diseases Types of Health

  1. Defining Psychological, physiological health, global health, and community health.
  2. Diseases (acute and chronic, organic, and psychogenic diseases) Categorization of Diseases: Chronic Diseases: Diabetes, Asthma, Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Cardiovascular disease, Stroke,
  3. Pain and its management: Definition, Dimension, Types and Perception of pain; Theories of pain (Specificity theory, pattern theory, Gate control theory).
  4. Substance abuse and health: Tobacco, Alcohol, Nicotine and other teratogens

Health Behaviour

  1. Health Behaviour – Predicting health behaviour;
  2. Attribution theory, Attribution Theory
  3. healthy Locus of control, unrealistic optimism,
  4. cognition models; health belief model, protection motivation model, Leventhal’s self-regulatory model of illness, Doctor patient communication in health believes.

Psychology and Health

  1. Well-being- Definition and Seligman model
  2. Personality and health
  3. Stress and Health Stress and Withdrawal
  4. psychological factors that affect our health
  5. Importance of psychological health
  6. Influencers of Health psychology (Age, gender, genetic, environmental, nutrition)

Promoting Healthy Living

  1. Predicting and explaining health behaviour,
  2. Methods of preventing Illness- (Primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention methods)
  3. Awareness campaigns in prevention of diseases in rural and urban areas of India.
  4. Integrating knowledge of psychology and physiology in promoting health (Improving health status among different socio-economic group, Men, and women’s health, preventing Infant death, educating about risky sexual behaviour and caring for the aged).

Human Rights - Elective

Module 1: Introduction

The Concept of Human Rights Meaning, origin and development, Rights - inherent, inalienable, universal, indivisible, Values - dignity, liberty, equality, justice, unity in diversity, Need for balance between Rights and Duties, Freedom and Responsibility

Module 2: International Human Rights Standards

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 19482, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 1966,International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 1966, Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 –Major instruments

Module 3: Indian Constitution and Its Relevance To Human Rights

Fundamental Rights And Duties, Directive principle of state policy, Constitutional Remedies, Writs, PIL, Human rights during emergencies; National Security Act, Armed Forces Special Powers Act, National Human Rights Commission, State Human Rights Commission, Other Commissions (Women, SC, ST, OBC, Minorities, displaced persons, disabled persons), Non-governmental organizations and Media

Module 4: Enforcement and Protection Mechanism of Human Rights in India

Criminal courts- public prosecutor - defense counsel, Complaint and FIR, Investigation - Arrest- under trial prisoners, bail, search and seizure, Inquiry - and trial- (types of trial)

see also: Semester IV Syllabus