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NCERT Textbook in Media Studies for Class XI

Textbook in Media Studies

School students who want to pursue a career in journalism have a reason to rejoice, as NCERT is all set to roll out a textbook in media studies for class XI from this academic session. The National Monitoring Committee has approved the book. This would be an elective subject and cover topics ranging from communication, understanding media, print media and journalism, media development and advertising. The course structure for class XII, which is in process and will be available from next year, will cover topics including radio, television, cinema, new media and photojournalism. Vasudha Kamat, joint director, Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET), NCERT, informed:
“So far the subject could be pursued only at the graduation or the postgraduation level, but now students who are keen to pursue a career in journalism can begin from school.”
CBSE approval was given last year but NCERT will be rolling out the textbook now. Anubhuti Yadav, faculty, CIET is coordinating the project which involves textbooks for class XI and XII as also manual for practical work.