Mount Carmel College


No. 58, Palace Road, Bengaluru, India - 560 052

Phone: +91 ­80­ 22261759,

Fax: +91 ­80­ 22286386,




Department of Communication Studies

It is important not only to be creative, but also relevant

Communication Studies is a vocational, undergraduate degree course, introduced by the UGC in 1994 under the nomenclature ‘Communicative English’. Our objective is to train students in the fundamentals of communication – both speaking and writing.

The emphasis here is on the learning and practical application of skills. The course focuses on writing and hones the creative ability of the students to suit specific purposes. The students are trained to fine tune the use of language to suit the medium of communication and in a manner that is sensitive to the occasion and the target audience.

They are encouraged to take on industry projects and apply classroom theory to practical market needs. In the course of three years, each student has to complete at least two internships of 4 weeks each and submit a report of their work.

Our goal is to prepare the girls for future career options in:

  • Writing for the Media
  • Professional Creative Writing
  • Media production
  • Management: Media Management, Production Management
  • Corporate Communications, including HR & PR
  • Web content

The syllabus is designed to focus on:

  • Writing Skills
    1. Enhancing language skills in English
    2. Understanding styles as a practitioner of literature
    3. Experimenting with composition
    4. Writing for Media
  • Corporate Skills
    1. Business & Corporate Communication
    2. Management skills
  • Building Critical Theory
    1. Introducing theories of Culture
    2. Introducing theories of Media
    3. Development Communication
    4. Research Methods, including Media research
  • Media
    1. Getting introduced to various Media
    2. Getting some technical skills related to the Media
    3. Media production
  • Speaking skills
    1. Listening and speaking comprehension
    2. Group discussions
    3. Presentation skills
    4. Speaking for radio and television
  • Ms. Sahana Das  M.A., M.Phil  HOD & Associate Professor
  • Mr. Nithin Manayath  M.A.  Assistant Professor
  • Ms. Sharon Lopez  M.A., M.Phil., NET  Assistant Professor
  • Ms. Kala Ramesh  M.A., NET  Lecturer (Part Time)
  • Ms. Manjula Bhat  M.A.  Lecturer (Part Time)


Sahana Das

  • Moderated a conversation with Lily Wang Chuk, Bhutamese Politician, Diplomat and Activist at the Round Table Conference, organized by IMA, Bhutan, December 2018.
  • Moderated a conversation and discussion with Shernaz Patel, Theatre and Film Personality, December 2018.
  • Evaluator at the Bangalore University All India Faculty Refresher Course.

Judge, National Level Slam Poetry Competition, November 2017. 

Kala Ramesh

  • “Delightful” - translated from the Sanskrit of Bhartrihari, inThe Parrots of Desire, 3,000 Years of Indian Erotica, edited by Amrita Narayanan, Aleph Book Company, 2017
  • “How a very old poem might read” in Lekhana Come Together, Sangam House,2017

Nithin Manayath

  • Board of Studies, Department of English - St Joseph’s Arts and Science College (UG & PG).
  • Board of Examiners, Department of English - St Joseph’s Arts and Science College (UG & PG).
  • Presented a paper titled 'Rethinking Intersectionality in Relation to Feminism & Sexuality' at the seminar 'Feminism/LGBT: Intersection' organised by the Department of English, St. Joseph's College of Commerce, Bengaluru.
  • Offered an 8 hour module on 'Historical Methods' to first year undergraduate students of IISc.
  • Co-director of the Bangalore Queer Film Festival 2018.

Sharon Lopez

  • Presented a paper titled, Linguistic Accomodations and Negotiations - A Practical Approach, at a two day International Conference on ‘Translation: An Art of Examining Cultural Proximity and Political Transmission Across Boundaries’, held in association with Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, at SRN College, Sattur, Virudhanagar, Tamilnadu, 22nd and 23rd February, 2018.
  • Resource Person at IQAC sponsored one day National Conference, ‘Higher Education and Its Recent Trends’, held by the Department of Collegiate Education, Government First Grade College, Koratagere, Tumkur Dist. Delivered an address titled:The Nexus Between Academia and Industry, 16th Feb. 2018.
  • Attended a National Level Seminar titled India after Seventy Years: Emerging Trends in Management, IT, Organic Chemistry, Literary, and Cultural Studies, conducted by the Post-Graduate Centre at Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore (22nd-23rd Sept. 2017).
  • Board of Examiners, Department of Communicative English, Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore.
  • Scripted a three minute documentary for Snehagram, a rehabilitation and vocational training centre for HIV infected adolescents.

The department conducted:

  • Screenings of Short Films and Documentaries by the graduating class of 2018
  • Production and adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth
  • Jugalbandi series- Lecture demonstrations of Indian Classical Dance
  • CommE Live ‘17– showcasing the work of the department
  • Guest lectures by industry experts
  • Technical Writing Course conducted by CISCO
  • Film projects for:
  • 1. Swastha, an NGO in Coorg
    2. JSA a premier law firm in Bangalore
    3. LSR Alumni Association, Bangalore Chapter
  • Technical Writing Course conducted by CISCO

Special Achievements:

  • Second prize at Rang Manch, a National Level Theatre Festival conducted by Jyoti Nivas College, February 2018
  • Ahalya Narayanan and Naureen Begum, II B.A. (Hons), presented a paper titled, ‘Changing Concepts of Popularity: A Study of Four Texts,’ at a Post Graduate Seminar at Jyoti Nivas College on Popular Literature, February 2018
  • Chethana Venkatesh, II B.A.(Hons) was a speaker and part of the panel discussion titled ‘The Role of Youth in Politics’, at Sheshadripuram College, February, 2018
  • Student internships at:
    • NDTV
    • York Communications
    • Rolling Stone
    • Times of India
    • The Hindu
    • Femina
    • Deccan Herald
    • Malayalam Manorama
    • Story Tellers
    • Balaji Telefilms
    • Pink Lemonade
    • Yellow Umbrella Productions
    • Lowe Lintas
    • Doordarshan

Industry absorption of alumni:


Ministry of Health, Gujarat

World Wildlife Fund

Mirror Now


Republic TV

Red Bull


Amar Chitra Katha





Nirvana Films


Deccan Chronicle




Goldman Sachs



 Students who opt for the B.A. Honours in Communication Studies will study under the guidance of the Department of Communication Studies and will take an inter-disciplinary approach to the field of communication.


The paper titles across 6 semesters give an idea of the range of subjects covered:



Functional Writing

Introduction to Euro Lit

Page Design


Introduction to Psychology

General English


Sem 2


Creative Writing

Writing for Print

Readings & Approaches

Perspectives in Theatre


General English


Sem 3


Writing for Radio

Intro to Media Studies

Perspectives in Indian Art

Perspectives in Science

Indian Literatures 1

Sound Design


Sem 4


Writing for New Media

Media & Law

Contemporary World

Understanding Narratives

Indian Literatures 2

Advanced Print

Sem 5


Writing for TV & Broadcast Journalism

Film Making 1

Cultural Studies

Research Methods

Applied Economics

Advanced Creative Writing


Sem 6


Advertising & PR

Film Making 2

Marketing Communication

Literatures in Translations

Development Communication

Portfolio of Writing


The Department also offers a general degree in Creative Writing where the students will train and prepare for a career in writing.

The paper titles of this course, over 6 semesters give an idea of the range of subjects covered:


Communication Studies (Creative Writing Course)

Sem 1: Intro to Writing

Sem 2: Creative Fiction & Poetry

Sem 3: Creative Non-Fiction

Sem 4: Poetry 2/ Fiction 2/ Non-Fiction 2

Sem 5:

  1. Narrative Technique & Dialogues
  2. Form & Text

Sem 6:

  1. The Spoken Word
  2. Thesis

In addition to the above papers, students of PyEC will also study Psychology and English Literature, guided by the respective Departments.

Department Activities:

Students actively participate in various projects in and outside college:

Over the years our students have worked on:

  • Live website projects for corporates, NGOs and individuals
  • Branding activities for corporates, NGOs and specific events
  • Producing and broadcasting a radio show during the lunch hour
  • Film projects for corporates, NGOs and individuals

The number of seats is limited to 25 seats for Honours and 25 seats for PyEC, so as to retain our excellent teacher-student ratio, one of the best in the world at the undergraduate level. All admissions are strictly on merit, based on an in-house entrance test.

Entrance Test:

Note: All applicants to PyEC & Communication Studies(Honours) have appear for a common entrance test.

The entrance test for the academic year 2018-2019 is scheduled for 27th April, 2018 at 9.00 a.m. Interested candidates are requested to register at the college office by paying a fee for Rs.200/-

Academic Year 2018-19: Limited seats available.

Please Note:  Applications forms will be released the day after Karnataka PU results are declared. The entrance test is independent of application forms and results. Successful candidates will be given admission provisional to school leaving results. Those awaiting school/PUC results can also take the entrance test. If successful, these candidates will be admitted into the course provisional to their passing the qualifying exams.

The entrance test is designed to check the aptitude of a student. The test checks one’s knowledge of current affairs, basic grammar, general knowledge and Media interest. The testing process will take an entire day. The first list of selected candidates will be released by the evening of the day of the test. A wait list will also be released and seats offered based on availability.

Total number of seats: 25 for PyEC and 25 for Honours

The candidate must fulfill the following to apply for this course:

  • Passed Std XII/ PUC or equivalent school leaving examinations
  • Possess excellence in the English language
  • Have an interest in current affairs and the Media
  • Have a creative bent of mind
  • Have the ability to work hard and with consistency

Please check the notice in the entrance exam section of our website for the scheduled date and time of the entrance test for this academic year.


  • Collect an application form from the college office, or download the form from this website
  • Register for the test at the college office with a fee of Rs.200/-
  • Report to the venue with this registration slip and your application form
  • Take the written component of the test.
  • Results of this phase will be declared within 3 hours of the test
  • If selected, proceed to the oral component, on the same day
  • The list of short-listed candidates will be released by the end of the day
  • The wait list will also be announced
  • Selected candidates must then meet the Principal with their parents/ guardians for a final interview


  1. All admissions into the PyEC  and Honours course is through this entrance test alone.
  2. The test center is only at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. On-line testing facilities have not been activated.
  3. No recommendations will be entertained outside of the results of this test.

For further details, contact the college office or write to:

Ms. Sahana Das (Head of the Department),


Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, envisions a life-oriented education that empowers the students through a humanizing and liberative process, to be agents of transformation and development at different levels of life. Enabled and empowered, they respond pro – actively to concerns and conflicts inherent in today’s reality, especially those of women and persons who are unable to exercise their freedom to be human and work for the integrity of creation. The thrust is in the light of a “Civilisation of love”, the Kingdom of God, as envisaged and promoted by the Foundress, Mother Teresa of St. Rose of Lima. Read More>>>

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