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B.A (Optional English, Psychology, Journalism)

Why take this course?

Are you interested in webcasting, video reporting, creative writing and want to pursue a career in understanding human psychology? Then all your dreams can be fulfilled at a place. This course offers a structured pathway to help you achieve this and ensure that you are an attractive proposition to employers.

What will I experience?

  • Enjoy the interlinked study of three major courses Psychology, Journalism and Optional Englsih
  • Do a variety of career enhancement programs
  • Get good placement opportunities and career support from our experienced faculty

What opportunities might it lead to?

A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Journalism, and Optional English is the minimum requirement for most careers in this field and fosters you to develop excellent skills and enter into a wide range of employment areas. You’re not just limited to careers in one subject because of this triple major combination which gives you a good knowledge in three different subjects. There are many employers, representing many different sectors of industries who are interested in the excellent observational, writing skills and strong subject knowledge in students’ of this background.

HR, health associated professions, hospitals etc. offer an exciting and amazing career path for students’ of psychology. Pertaining to journalism and Optional English, some of the options include writing for national, regional and local newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations and online publications and companies involved in public relations, corporate communications, content writing and marketing. Students’ can also pursue post-graduation and expand it with further research.

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Commerce

Course Commencement

June 2020


The minimum qualification required to apply is a pass in the 10+2 examination in Science/ Commerce/ Arts from PUC / ISC / CBSE or equivalent board.

Study Campus

  • School of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • #1/1-1, Atria Towers, Palace Road
  • Bengaluru - 560001
  • P+ 91 80 46498300

Admissions Office

  • JGI Knowledge Campus
  • # 44/4, District Fund Road
  • Jayanagar 9th Block Campus
  • Bangalore - 5600 69
  • P+ 91 80 46650128

Curriculum Structure & Teaching

I Semester
  • Language
  • English
  • Optional English-I
  • Psychology-I
  • Journalism-I
  • Learning labs: Psychology-I
  • Value Enhancing Course:
    - Mind management & human values
II Semester
  • Language
  • English
  • Optional English-II
  • Psychology-II
  • Journalism-II
  • Learning Lab
    - Psychology-I
    - Journalism-I
  • Value Enhancing Course (VEC)
    - Indian Constitution
III Semester
  • Language
  • English
  • Optional English-III
  • Psychology-III
  • Journalism-III
  • Learning Labs
    - Psychology-II
    - Journalism-I
  • Value Enhancing Course (VEC)
    - Environmental Science
IV Semester
  • Language
  • English
  • Optional English-IV
  • Optional English-V
  • Psychology-IV
  • Journalism-IV
  • CBCS* (Choice Based Credit System)
  • Learning Labs
    - Psychology-III
    - Journalism-III
  • Value Enhancing Course (VEC)
    - Computer Fundamentals

*CBCS (Student has to select 1 from papers related to the following)
- Economics
- Sociology
- Skill Based Psychology

V Semester
  • Optional English-VI
  • Optional English-VII
  • Psychology-V (Elective)
  • Psychology-VI
  • Journalism-V (Elective)
  • Journalism-VI
  • Learning Labs
VI Semester
  • Optional English-VIII
  • Optional English-IX
  • Optional English-X
  • Psychology-VII
  • Psychology-VIII
  • Psychology-IX
  • Journalism-VII
  • Journalism-VIII
  • Learning Labs
Teaching and Assessment

A variety of engaging teaching methods like workshops, lectures, projects and seminars, are conducted from time to time at Jain (Deemed-to-be University). Our highly knowledgeable professors always make themselves available to students outside of the classroom, even beyond office hours and help the students to bring out the best in them. The faculty make it a point of connecting with their students to create a fulfilling academic experience. This allows to build a closer student-professor relationship

How are you assessed?

On this course you will encounter a balance of formal examinations and varied methods of coursework assessment including:

  • Internal tests
  • Assignments
  • Seminar presentation
  • Class tests
  • Preparatory theory and Practical examination
  • End term theory and Practical examination

Career Enhancement Programs

The objective of Jain (Deemed-to-be University) is to provide integrated coaching to students that adds value to students’ profile and can make them more employable. These value added courses are designed as per current industry standards in partnership with other institutions. Currently these courses are offered in Bachelor of Arts Program.

  • - Industry Oriented Certified Program in HR & Counseling Skills  (CPHRCS)
  • - Diploma Course in Foreign Language
  • - Civil Services Training