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  • The Post Graduate Department of Journalism and Mass Communication offers a two-year MA and Ph.D programmes on regular basis and One Year PG Diploma in Kannada Journalism through Distance Education mode.
    Apart from a syllabus that spans across all theoretical and practical aspects of the discipline, the department conducts special lectures, workshops and seminars inviting communication scholars and media experts to assure academic excellence. Internship with media organizations is an integral part of the programme.
    Department publishes ‘Sahyadri Times’ a daily laboratory newspaper. A television studio is under construction.
    To become a center of excellence for teaching, training, and research in mass media to provide high quality value-based education to all through various modes to meet global challenges.
    • To foster creativity in teaching, learning and research for building knowledge base and promoting quality initiatives
    • To provide access to education to all sections of the society
    • To develop human resources needed in media organizations.
    • Publication of a daily newspaper
    • Practical training in television radio production
    • Computer lab
    Students who have passed out from the department are working as journalists in newspapers, television and radio. They have also been working in PR firms and advertising firms. Some of them are running their own media agencies.
  • Name of the Department    Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Journalism and Mass Communication
    Year of Establishment        2003
    Name of the Chairman      
    Prof.Poornananda D S
    Address of the Department Department of Post-Graduate Studies & Research in Journalism and Mass Communication
    Kuvempu University, Jnanasahyadri, Shankaraghatta 577451
    Shimoga Dist., Karnataka State, INDIA
    Phone: 08282-256324,  Fax: 08282-256255
  • Programmes Nature & Duration Eligibility Intake
    M.A. CBCS - Semester Scheme  (4 Semesters) Any degree 40
    Ph.D Full time : 3 years minimum
    Part time: 4 years minimum
    Pass in the entrance test with 50% marks and a Master’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with minimum 55% marks.


    PG Diploma in Kannada Journalism Distance Mode Any Bachelor’s Degree --
  • Sl.No. Name Qualification Designation Area  of  Specialisation
    1 Prof. Poornananda D S M.A., M.S., Ph.D. Professor Film Studies, Development Communication,Environmental Communication, Communication theory
    2 Dr. Varghese P A M.A., Ph.D. Associate Professor Communication Theories, Radio Studies, NewMedia Technology, Qualitative Research
    3 Dr. Sathish Kumar M.C.J, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Print Media, Folk Media, Media Law, Photojournalism
    4 Dr. Sathyaprakash M. R M.S.Communication, Ph. D. Assistant Professor Film Studies, Development Communication, Television studies, Advertising
    5 Mr. Rumana Tanveer S Please Provide Please Provide Guest Lecturer Please Provide
  • Research Projects
    Sl.No. Title Funding Agency Principal Investigator Co-Investigator Amount Status
    1 Role of Folk Arts as Media of Communi cation: A Study with Special Reference to Malnad Karnataka Kuvempu University Dr. Sathish Kumar 45000 Completed
    2 of New Media on Family Communication and Relationships Kuvempu University Dr. Varghese P A None 45000 Ongoing
    3 An exploratory study of Gulbaraga Television system for rural communication Space Application Centre, ISRO, Ahmedabad Prof. Poornananda D S D.S. Poornananda 100000 Completed
    4 An evaluation of effectiveness of rural development programmes in Karnataka Government of Karnataka Prof. Poornananda D S D.S. Poornananda 186000 Completed
    5 Development-induced displacement and the Media: framing of displacement issues UGC Prof. Poornananda D S Nil 576554 Completed
    6 Media use and influence among the Hasalas of Shivamogga district UGC-UPE Project, University of Mysore Prof. Poornananda D S Nil 100000 Ongoing
    Research Scholars
    Sl.No. Faculty Name of the Supervisor Name of the Ph.D. Scholar with Aadhaar number/Photo ID Mode of Ph.D. Registration Number Date of Registration Research Topic Likely date of completion of Ph.D Availing Fellowship Funding Agency of Fellowship
    1 Dr. Sathish Kumar Vinayaka S P 425/22.10 0000-00-00 Social Concern in Kannada Newspapers: A Study of Selected Newspapers 0000-00-00 0
    2 Dr. Sathish Kumar Varadaraju C 644/30.8. 0000-00-00 Impact of Kannada News Channels on Viewers: A Study 0000-00-00 0
    3 Dr. Sathish Kumar Ramesh Kumar M 635/30.8. 0000-00-00 Development of Kannada Television Channels and Their Present Status: A Study 0000-00-00 0
    4 Dr. Sathish Kumar Ishwarachandra B.G. JMS-01/27 0000-00-00 Yakshagana as Communication Medium: An Analytical Study 0000-00-00 0
    5 Dr. Sathish Kumar Padmanabha K V 242/ 12-4 0000-00-00 Folk Theatre for Development Communication: A Study of Yakshagana 0000-00-00 0
    6 Dr. Sathish Kumar Deepthi 243/ 12-4 0000-00-00 Films of P.Sheshadri: An Analysis 0000-00-00 0
    7 Arts Dr. Varghese P A Mahadeva Swamy KN 3237 2900 1915 Part Time 637 2010-08-30 REACH ACCESS AND UTILIZATION PATTERNS OF NEW MEDIA AMONG THE DALIT COMMUNITY IN SHIVAMOGGA 2018-12-31 NO Nil
    8 Arts Dr. Varghese P A Ravikumar.P 7631 0516 4601 Part Time JMS:01(01)/ 30-03-2012 2012-03-30 ROLE OF COMMINICATION IN SOCIAL CONVERGENCE AND COMMUNAL HARMONY : A CASE STUDY IN BHADRAVATHI 2017-12-31 NO Nil
    9 Arts Dr. Varghese P A Rumana Tanveer.S 9351 0157 3765 Part Time KU/AC/Ph.D: PRG-02/27-12-2013 2013-12-12 FACTORS INFLUENCING MEDIA UTILIZATION AMONG MUSLIM WOMEN 2019-12-31 NO Nil
    10 Arts Dr. Varghese P A Wahengbam Rorrkychand Singh 2410 6249 3910 Part Time KU/AC/Ph.D: PRG-03/27-12-2013 2013-12-27 FACTORS AFFECTING JOURNALLISTIC FREEDOM IN THE NORTHEASTERN STATES OF INDIA 2018-12-31 NO Nil
    11 Arts Dr. Varghese P A Manjunatha.K.M 7245 3286 7317 Part Time KU:JMS:Ph.D: PRG-139/15-12-2014 2014-12-15 IMPACT OF SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES ON THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL BEHAVIOUR OF YOUNG PEOPLE 2019-12-31 NO Nil
    12 Arts Dr. Varghese P A Adnan Abdulrahman Naef Farhan (Yemen 06623473) Full Time 244/12-04-2016 (Temp) 2016-04-12 Social Media and the Arab Spring: A Case Study of Yemen 2020-12-30 NO Nil
  • Workshops/Seminars/Conferences organized and Funding Agency :
    Title Level Year Funding Agency
    Film Appreciation State 2016 Kuvempu University
    Writing scripts for electronic media State 2012 Kuvempu University
    Consumer Protection and Advocacy National 2012 Consumer Studies Centre, IIPA, New Delhi
    Workshop on documentary production National 2010 Kuvempu University
    Alcoholism and Drug Addiction: The Role of Students and the Media State 2009 Karnataka State Temperance Board
    Consumer Protection and Welfare: The Role of Media National 2009 Consumer Studies Centre, IIPA, New Delhi
    Emergence of New Media Technologies and its cultural, economic and political implications National 2007 University, DDE
    Mind, Media and Society State 2006 University
    Freedom of Expression in India: Constitutional Provisions and Cultural Challenges National 2004 University
    Film Festivals (One week) :
    Date Theme
    February, 2016 Human Environment
    August, 2016 Indian Panorama 2016
    February, 2015 Human Rights
    February, 2014 Women’s Rights
    February, 2013 Iranian Movies
    February, 2012 Social Issues
    February, 2011 World Comedies
    February, 2010 Charlie Chaplin
    Photo Exhibitions
    Date Theme
    February, 2016 Wild life Photography
    August, 2014 News Photography
    Special Lectures:    
    Topic Resource Person Year
    Mr. Hunasawadi Rajan, Editor, Samyukta Karnataka, Bengaluru
    Mr. Sugatha Srinivasaraju, Chief Editor, Kannada Prabha
    Prof. Leela Rao, Communication Scholar, Bengaluru
    Prof. H.S Eswara, Communication Scholar, Bengaluru
    Mr. S. Thippeswamy, Photographer, Mysore
    Mr. B.S. Arun, Associate Editor, Deccan Herald, Bengalurur
    Mr. D. Umapathy, Chief of Bureau, Vijaya Karnatka, New Delhi
    Mr. Girish Nikam, Rajya Sabha TV, New Delhi
    Mr. Ramananda, DGM, Corporate Communication, BEMEL, Bengaluru
    Mr. Ashok Kashyap, Cinematrographer & Filmmaker, Bengaluru
    Mr. Kesari Haravoo, Filmmaker, Bengaluru
    Mr. P.M Ramachandra, Filmmkaer, Mumbai
    Mr. Girish Kasaravalli, Filmmaker, Bengaluru
    Mr. A. Suryaprakash, Chairmna, Prasar Bharathi, New Delhi