Journalism in Goa, India – B.A. in Journalism

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Some of the top organizations where our students have been placed after their graduation or higher studies include

The Times of India – Times Now – DNA – The Navhind Times – CNN IBN – O Heraldo – Prime TV – Prudent Media TV News Channel – HCN News & Entertainment Channel – RDX News Channel – Genesis BursonMarsteller, Mumbai – Dainik Herald – All India Radio – Magicbricks, (Timesgroup) – Goa Legislative Assembly – Business Goa Magazine


The students of BA Journalism are successfully placed in some of the most recognized media organizations in the country and abroad. Our students are easily absorbed by Goan media houses, be it journalism or any of its allied fields. Below is what our alumni have to say.

Venita Gomes
Feature writer, Gomantak Times, Goa.

Journalism was something I always found interesting. It was a career I always looked upon to adopt in life. And as years passed learning journalism, slowly began to become the most favorite aspect of my life.

IMG_2433At the start I had no idea where I would land up. But during the three years course, I found myself in the right place. It molded me into someone responsible. The course was a great learning experience, which gave me an idea about how the media functions. It was a complete package of knowledge that was provided to us. We were taught the different software’s, reporting techniques which the media houses used both in print as well as in broadcast. So it wasn’t difficult to get a space. And it was just few months back I answered my final year’s exam and without my results I got placed in a good firm. The department and the guides are to be credited for this great work, for guiding me into the right path. The always encouraging teacher’s helped us get the best knowledge through the various internship and programs they got us into. It was a beautiful journey of three years’ at Xavier’s. Well no other course in Goa, would give you this great experience.


Malaika Fernandes
Associate, Genesis BursonMarsteller

Malaika Fernandes

My first conscious step towards career building began with the Journalism Course at St. Xavier’s College in 2009. This three-year course facilitated my initial tryst with the field of communications academically. The Media course gave me significant insights into the functioning of journalism, advertising, and of course, Public Relations. As internships were a part of the curriculum, I interned with Perfect Relations, Goa which gave a kick start to my career in PR.

While acquiring a PGD in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Xavier Institute of Communications (XIC), Mumbai, I interned with Genesis Burson-Marsteller and later with Birla Sun Life Insurance in the Digital Marketing space.

Today, I am proud to be a part of the ALP Programme at Genesis Burson-Marsteller, one of the leading PR firms in the country. AdlabsImagica and Education New Zealand are the accounts I currently work on, besides Cartoon Network, Colors TV and Tourism New Zealand. Public Relations fascinates me for the simple reason that it holds the power to influence people while adding value to their lives. I can’t thank St. Xavier’s College and the faculty of the Department of Journalism enough!

Jason Soares
Senior Sub-editor, The Goan

jasonI have fond memories as a student of the journalism department’s first batch that passed out in 2009. Albeit the course was still in its infancy, it gave a much needed impetus to kick-start my journalism career. Our teachers encouraged us to freelance and intern with local newspapers. This gave me a lot of exposure. In my third year, I got an opportunity to work as a reporter for Entertainment Society of Goa’s in-house magazine during IFFI-2008. After graduation, I worked at Prudent Media as a reporter cum sub-editor for three years, moved to The Navhind Times as a sub-editor and am now currently employed with The Goan.

Angela Ribeiro
Radio Announcer, All India Radio, Panaji

Angela Ribeiro 2The Journalism course is really interesting and what makes it so fascinating are the papers it offers – practical and theory –  and, of course, the teachers as well as the various visiting professors. It’s true that the field work used to drain me out but at the end of the day nothing seemed to matter because the interest and passion I developed in the field of media kept me going. Perhaps that is the reason why I enjoyed the 3-year course and it also broadened my knowledge and thinking capability. In short i can proudly say that I made a good choice because it has not only helped me start my career in the field of media but it also helped me to become a better person.

Prisca D’costa                                                                                                            Enterprise Account Manager, Magicbricks (Times Group), Mumbai

Prisca DA few years back as a student, the Journalism department with the best guides around helped me mould into someone more responsible, more creative and most of all more enthusiastic as a human being. The daily write-ups, the radio lessons, the broadcast and video editing classes are memories that would never fade.

A mixture of infotainment, which allows you to get the best out of yourself, cannot surpass the fact that they care individually. A feeling of nostalgia erupts sometimes when I sit down at my desk in Times group’s office, wishing to get back a week of those amazing days!

Dhanashree Manerikar                                                                                                     Sub-Editor (Features), Dainik Herald, Goa

Dhanashree 1I always wanted to do something out of the box as a result, after my 12th standard; I took up B.A in Journalism at St. Xavier’s College. It has been one of the most fruitful decisions of my life. It gave me all the confidence required to work in the field of media. In fact my first hand in Marathi didn’t alter my scope for development as I got many opportunities to showcase my talent in Marathi language during the three year course.

Internship is one of the best part of this course as I got an opportunity to work in Dainik Gomantak and I was also a part of Lokmat Young Jury panel for International Film Festival of India held in Goa. Presently I am enjoying working as a features Sub-Editor for Dainik Herald, Goa.


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