Department of Journalism

Keeping the growing demand for creative and competent talent in the fast growing media industry in mind, the Department offers Journalism as a subject in the three year B.A. Program. It imparts strong theoretical base and provides practical knowledge through well established Multimedia Studio, Community Radio, Editing Lab and in-house practice journals.

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.

Highlights of the Department

  • Practical exposure through full-pledged Multimedia Studio and Community Radio Station & editing lab facilitated in the department.
  • Video production house practice through regular video content creation activities like ‘Nammura Varthe’ (Weekly news bulletin running from 2008. Which gives on-ground training in news reporting, anchoring, voice-over, scriptwriting and video editing), documentary, short film, segments, personality interviews, corporate video etc.
  • Print media activity training through a daily gazette. It includes translation and other media writing training.
  • Encourage the students to contribute write-ups, articles, features and news reports to various state-level newspapers.
  • Digital Media content creation training through Wikipedia (Kannada Content) and through managing social media pages of the department.
  • All the contents created by the students are uploaded inSDM Multimedia Studio YouTube page regularly

Elective subjects offered by the department: NEP




Writing for Media


Photo Journalism


Feature Writing and Freelancing


Translation for Media

Did You Know ?

"The first Indian colour film was “Kisan Kanya” in 1937".

Association & Activities
Community Orientation
Research Output
Scheme & Syllabus
  • Srujana is one of the club activities of the department and started in the year 2014. In this activity forum Weekly Roundup, Debate, Current Affair Analysis, Quiz, Headline Writing Competitions, Group Discussions, Writing Skill Discussions, Guest Lectures, Alumni Interactions, Creative Productions and other activities are conducted.
  • Department nurtures students with practical training in print, audio, visual and new media.
  • Nammura Varthe, is half an hour electronic news bulletin which trains students in TV news reporting, camera execution, scripting, anchoring, voice over and video editing.
  • Radio Ninada 90.4 – community radio station is functioning under the department of journalism and mass communication providing training in all wings of audio production.
  • Students under the guidance of faculty script and upload various types of research articles for Wikipedia platform.
  • Regular contributions including Manada Maatu (Interview series), documentaries, short films, PSA, web-series, corporate videos produced by SDM Multimedia Studio, functioning under the department for the social media platforms.
  • The department extends its support and guidance in organizing and managing press meets, preparing press notes and helps to establish media relations to other institutions and organizations of the community.
  • It also offers orientation and training to the schools and other institutions of the Taluk and it furnishes documentation services on demand.
  • Department provides platform to the community by recognizing rural problems, identifying latent talents and publishing success stories to inspire public. It also preserves local art and culture by documenting and publishing the contents in virtual form.
  • Department is contributing for academic arena through conducting research on thrust areas of journalism and mass communication by the faculties as well as students.
  • Seminars:
    1. Department organized UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Media Power in Politics” on October 22nd and 23rd 2010.
    2. Department organized a National Seminar on “Journalism & Society” on March 21st and 22nd, 2013.
    3. Department organised a National Seminar in association with on “Social Networking Media: Boon or Bane?” on March 7th and 8th 2014.
  • Dr. Bhaskar Hegde awarded PhD entitled “ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಗಳ ಮೂಲಕ ಔಪಚಾರಿಕ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ: ಕನ್ನಡ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ದೈನಿಕಗಳ ತೌಲನಿಕ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ” under the guidance of Prof. G P Shivaram, Retd. Professor in Journalism and Mass Communication at Mangalore University, Mangalore.


  • Bhaskar Hegde. 2016. The Role of Newspaper in Enhancing Education”. International Journal of Scientific Research. 5(12): 67-68. ISSN No. – 2277 – 8179. Impact Factor 3.508
  • Bhaskar Hegde. 2018. Impact of Newspaper in Education: A Comparative Analysis of Leading Two Kannada Dailies. International Journal of Scientific Research. 7(3): 01-03. ISSN No: 2277 – 8179. Impact Factor: 4.758
  • Bhaskar Hegde. 2017. Present Status of Print Media and Electronic Media. Vidyawartha. 11(20):19-23. ISSN No: 2319 – 9318.
  • Bhaskar Hegde. 2017. Impact of Public Communication Campaigns: A Case Study among College Students. Vidyawartha. 01(17)36-40. ISSN No: 2319 – 9318.
  • Bhaskar Hegde & Hampesh K S. 2016. The Role of Newspaper in Enhancing Education. International Journal of Scientific Research. 05(12):67-68. ISSN Number: 2277 – 8179, Impact Factor: 3.508.

Paper Presentation

  • Bhaskar Hegde. 2018. Presented a paper entitled Role of Folk Media in Effective Communication in a national seminar on Traditional Media and Social Communication, organised by Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, Tumkur University, Tumkur on 28th March.
  • Bhaskar Hegde. 2020. Presented a paper entitled Framing of Environmental Issues in media: A Study of Delhi Air Pollution in an international seminar on Media & Climate Action in Realising Sustainable Development Goals organized by Department of PG & UG Studies in Journalism and Mass Communication, Alva’s College, Moodubidire in Association with The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Pitakotte, Srilanka Ecolink Institute of Tourism and Education (ELITE), Mangaluru, India on February 28th & 29th 2020.


  • Bhaskar Hegde. (2015) Friend, Guide and Philosopher in a book Nudiranjana. ISBN: 978-81- 926-593- 1-2. Dr. NiranjanVanalli Felicitation Program.
  • Bhaskar Hegde. (2015). Odugara Hrudayakke Lagge Itta Sodigadheya Cheluveyaru in a book Sogasu Kanuva Manasu. ISBN: 978-81- 926-593- 0-5.


  • Bhaskar Hegde & Hampesh K S. 2014. Social Networking Media: Boon or Bane?. Manjushri Printers, Ujire, ISBN Number: 978-81-926593-0-5


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.

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