As said by Tom Stoppard, “I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon”, Journalism is solid connection to the world, society.
Located in Bengaluru city, Sri Sri Centre for Media Studies (SSCMS) is a committed school of journalism and media writing. The journalism college strives to prepare the enthusiastic pupils towards a brighter future.
About Sri Sri Centre for Media Studies and the founder
SSCMS was founded in 2001 under the patronage of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Vidya Mandir Trust and under the guidance of His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of Art of Living. SSCMS aims to prepare its students professionally for careers in mass media. Students are taught to be determined, passionate, competitive, people-person, thoughtful.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s vision of education
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a renowned spiritual leader was born on 13 May, 1956 in Papanasam, Tamil Nadu to Visalakshi Ratnam and R. S. Venkat Ratnam. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar frequently referred to simply as “Guruji” or “Gurudev” founded Art of Living in the year 1981, which aims to relieve individual stress, societal problems, and violence.
Guruji always believed that a pleasing personality is what education should contribute to a child. Hence, Guruji founded Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Vidya Mandir trust in 1999, an educational public institution for a stress free and child-friendly environment. Trust supports several rural schools and urban universities.
Courses at Sri Sri Centre for Media Studies, Bangalore
SSCMS offers post graduate diploma in print, broadcast and new media journalism, an integrated long term full time program. Learning programs are proportionately spread over class room teaching, labs and field studies.
The courses offer real time experiences to the students by allowing them to publish journals, making documentaries and news bulletins. The students are prepared for the real world journalism for a year before giving exams.
Print journalism course at SSCMS, Bangalore
Print media is still the green and crisp approach to reach crowd. This media form could never be out of fashion in journalism. SSCMS’s print journalism braces students for the newspapers and magazines by teaching them:
- Reporting and editing
- Feature writing and editing
- Practical training
- Journal writing
- Copy and photo editing
- Column writing
Broadcast course at SSCMS, Bangalore
Broadcast, which is television and radio, has emerged as one of strongest influential media type over the few decades. This media successfully has captured all people of all ages. Broadcast is now growing immensely with technology. SSCMS prepares its students to keep up with the recent trends and technology in this media and teaches all the elements of broadcast i.e.:
- Video editing
- Script writing
Online media journalism at SSCMS, Bangalore
Online or digital journalism is a hub of thousands of journalists working in the fastest growing media. Today all the organizations advertise themselves, publish about them over web. SSCMS renders to make a complete journalist by teaching them web designing, HTML, building a website, producing web journal. Students here learn:
- Media laws and ethics
- Communication theories and research
- Media management
- Recent technologies
Short term course at SSCMS, Bangalore
Short courses are less than 4 months and the eligibility criteria is 10+2 or pre-university completed. The courses offered are:
- Technical writing (10 weeks course)
- Videography (4 months course)
- Foreign Language (72 hours course)
- Web design/development (72 hours course)
Placements at Sri Sri Centre for Media Studies, Bangalore
A good college always gets right job opportunities for its students for a bright start for their career, strong and successful future. At SSCMS the students are assured of job placements. SSCMS maintains good industry contacts and also the teaching faculties being the past members of the big organizations aid to the placements.
Sri Sri Centre for Media Studies
Opp Art of Living International Ashram,
21st km Kanakapura Road, Udayapura P O,
Bangalore – 560082.