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 Programme. It imparts strong theoretical base and provides practical knowledge through well established Multi Media 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 4, 2018) in its ‘All new comprehensive India Today-MDRA national survey with new streams’ has conferred the department with 3rd rank in best average annual salary, top 2nd for best value for money and 21st position out of top 25 colleges in India.
Association & Activities
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, audiovisual 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 the Wikipedia platform.
Regular contributions including Manada Maatu (Inteview series), documentaries, short films, PSA, web-series, corporate videos produced by SDM Multimedia Studio, functioning under the department for social media platforms.
Department is contributing for the academic arena through conducting research on thrust areas of journalism and mass communication by the faculties as well as students.
Two faculties of the department are pursuing a Ph.D.
Research papers published: Mr. Bhaskar Hegde
Geetha A. J
Papers presented at seminars/conferences
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.