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Department of Journalism and Communication – Self – Financing

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About the Department

Enormous growth in the media industry has created huge demand for trained media professionals. Journalism is a course which promotes the acquisition of various skills which relate to reporting, writing, editing, photography, layout designing and many more and prepares the students for a career in Journalism. The course is structured to help students acquire skills which would enable them to work in different media like newspaper, magazine, radio, television and online media. To help the students learn the intricacies of media industry, field visits are arranged and interaction with media experts is frequently organised. Students will undergo an internship programme where they will have hands on experience on live reporting. During the internship period students gain an opportunity to form a network with the professionals in the industry.


  • To create judicious professional Journalist for the society.
  • To prepare students for a career with knowledge, skills, and values and enable them to carry out journalistic responsibilities with vigour.
  • To make students understand the functioning of the industry and equip the students to face the pressure and challenges of the profession


  • Educating to critically analyze social, cultural, economic, and geo-political scenarios of the contemporary era.
  • Develop skills to appreciate and analyze media text.
  • Cultivate conscience to function in accordance with media laws and ethics.
  • Inculcate knowledge and expertise to develop media content.
  • Grooming students to perform in a state-of-art media environment.


  • To impart holistic education and mold undergraduates as confident and ethical journalism professionals
  • To instill the foundation of academic research and ignite social awareness and responsibility.

Best Practices of the Department

  • Community engagement: Field trips are arranged to help the students understand different communities, people’s lifestyles and their needs. Students are also encouraged to do outreach programmes to have connect with the community. These exposures help the students to become socially conscious person and act with social responsibility when they enter into the profession.

  • Developing the ability to reason systematically about critical questions and issues: Class room teaching followed by discussions, reading hours for newspapers and magazines, debates, field visits, outreach programmes, student’s presentation and question & answer sessions encourages students to analyse and develop the ability to reason about the various social, cultural and political issues in the society

  • JMC – News Bulletin

    • It’s In- Campus News bulletin which carries the day’s news in brief as an initiative by the UG and PG students of the Department of Journalism.
    • It was started with the purpose of achieving two perspectives a. Creating a Newsroom working atmosphere for the Journalism students b. To stimulate the students of other disciplines to get the habit of hearing news and update themselves on daily basis.

Mrs.A.Pragathi, M.A.,M.Phil.,NET

Head-in-Charge & Assistant Professor
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Mr. S. Arun Kumar, M.A.

Teaching Assistant
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Courses offered by the Department

Under Graduate
  • B.A. Journalism
Post Graduate
  • M.A Journalism and Communication


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Time Table

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Department Activities

Academic Activities

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Annual Planner

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Department Prospectus

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