The department was established in 2008 to equip the students to the growing demand for creative and competent talent in the media industry. The PG program [M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication] is designed to train students in the field. It provides professional skills of the current market. Multimedia Studio and Community Radio of the college incubates the students for professional growth. Digital creations of the student and staff are made available to the public through a YouTube Channel.
Academic Insight Magazine recognized the department as one of the best media institutions in the year 2020.
India Today Magazine (June 2020) in its ‘All new comprehensive India Today-MDRA national survey with new streams’ has conferred the department with 8th in Lowest Course Fee, top 4th for best value for money and 22nd position out of top 25 colleges in India.
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.