The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication was introduced in 2012, keeping in mind the growing demand for specialized course in media at the pre-doctoral research level. The Department commenced in 2012 with M.Phil and PhD program in Journalism and Mass Communication and has introduced M.A. and B.A program in Journalism and Mass Communication in 2014 and 2019 respectively. The Department regularly organizes a series of lectures and seminars wherein academicians from all over Indian visit the Department and interact with the students. The Department has very qualified and experienced faculty with global exposure in terms of academics and research.
These courses are designed to train young professionals into the basics of journalism as well as in current trends, including the latest developments in cyber and electronic journalism, for their all-round Department. The students undergo intensive practical experiences which promotes their involvement and participation in the field of journalism. The students are given conceptual understanding along with training in professional skills by academicians and professionals of long standing experience in the field of journalism.
The syllabus is highly practical oriented with strong industry linkages. This gives students a cutting edge over similar courses run by other institution. The students are acquainted with best practices in the field of journalism. The students are provided with best hands on training in the latest digital audio video and multimedia technologies. The curriculum is adapted periodically to suit the changing needs of the industry. The main objective of the courses are to provide basic and emerging concepts and principles in relation to better decision making in the different areas of media Industry.