The department was established in the year 2008 and was recognized as a research centre by Mangalore University. The P.G. Department of Journalism & Mass Communication has started a two-year full-time degree in response to the increasing demand for talented individuals who are both creative and competent in the rapidly expanding media field.
The department employs highly skilled instructors with strong research backgrounds and actual media experience. The department contains a modern multimedia studio and “Radio Ninada,” a Community Radio Station. The department publishes the daily practice journal “SDM Gazette,” which is edited and designed by the students, as well as the weekly news bulletin “Nammura Varthe” for the local channel. Short films, documentaries, radio shows, live interviews, and panel discussions can all be produced by students. Additionally, the department arranges guest lectures by well-known media professionals, summer internships, and job placement opportunities through campus recruitment.
Media Messenger is one of the club activities in Journalism and Mass Communication department. It was started in the year 2008, which encourages students to take part in debates, discussions and analysis on contemporary issues.
Association also holds guest lectures, alumni interactions, workshops and other practical aspects related to the field of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Department is contributing for academic arena through conducting research on thrust areas of journalism and mass communication by the faculties as well as students.
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The department has signed MoU’s with Wikipedia (Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore), V4 News Network, Mangalore and Manipal Digital Network Private Limited, Manipal and with the Department of Journalism, Vivekananda College Putturu, to extend mutual co-operation and to provide a platform to the students of the college for practical exposure.