Department of Mass Communication
The Department of Mass Communication is a premier institution offering education and training in journalism and mass communication, which has consistently maintained its position in the top five institutions in India. The department's diversified curriculum covering Convergent Journalism, TV News & Current Affairs Production, Film & Cultural Studies, Science & Health Communication, and Media and environment offers an edge to its students. Through its Ph.D. program, the department has been conducting media and communication research of societal significance since 2009.
The Department of Mass Communication is endowed with state-of-the-art television and video production facilities. Its studio has an advanced three-camera set-up, a high-tech console, and outdoor recording equipment. The multimedia editing lab is equipped with iMac editing suites. A 110 capacity auditorium-cum-preview theater is the latest addition to the department's infrastructure facilities. The theater is among the best in the country in terms of architectural design and technical standards. Smart classrooms with LCD projectors and other latest teaching aids constitute the core of its teaching-learning facilities.
The departmental seminar library has in its stock a rich collection of over 2195 core text and reference books besides an active subscription of 07 national and international research journals of academic significance. The faculty of the department nurtures a wide diversity in academic and research pursuits to offer a broad spectrum of course choices to the students.
The department has introduced an innovative system of video production training to develop multi-tasking ability among its students. Short films and documentaries made by the students have bagged several national and international awards, bringing laurels to the department. Most of its alumni are doing exceptionally well in national and international media houses and have created a niche for themselves in the academic & research arenas as well as developmental agencies.
The department also publishes a bi-annual research journal titled, Indian Journal of Communication Review (ISSN No. 2454-9339), which can be accessed at IJCR Website
· To emerge as a leading center of learning in journalism and media studies by Harnessing the core journalistic skills with the latest media technologies.
· To prepare future journalists for evolving challenges of the swiftly changing media industry.
To groom future media and communication professionals imbibed with humanistic values of righteousness, empathy, integrity, and leadership to uphold the Indian values for a just and equitable pluralistic society.
- FUTURE PLANS
To establish a state-of-the-art Media Center for educational multimedia content production
To introduce job-oriented Post-Graduate Diploma programme in Digital Journalism
To promote the department as a leading center of new media studies and research
To transform the department into a full-fledged Faculty of Communication and Media Studies comprising the departments of:
1. Print Journalism, 2. Broadcast Media Production, 3. Development Communication, 4. New Media, 5. Advertising and Public Relations, 6. Science and Health Communication, 7. Film and Cultural Studies.