March 28, 2011, 12:00 am
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced Mass Media Studies as an elective subject at the senior secondary level from the current academic year.
The elective will brief students on film, television, print, radio and internet media; talk about the evolution of mass media; give an idea of how mass media content shapes our thoughts, vision, ethics and action; and give an analysis of the ways in which content is created in the media. It will help students understand the creative and technical processes involved in filmmaking, television production, newsprint, radio and the Internet, the circular said.
Students pursuing the course will be awarded certificates from reputed media institutes. The syllabus will cover various aspects of film, television, print, radio and internet.
According to school administration, a lot needs to be done to make vocational courses useful for the students.