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The Post Graduate Department of Journalism and Mass Communication offers a two-year MA and Ph.D programs 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. Mission • 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. Facilities
• Publication of a daily newspaper
• Practical training in television radio production • Computer lab Placements
Students who 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 Studies and Research in Journalism and Mass Communication Year of Establishment 2003-04 Name of the Chairman Address of the Department Department of Studies & Research in Journalism and Mass Communication
School of Physical Sciences
Maths and Computer Science Building
Jnanasahyadri, Shankaraghatta - 577451
Phone: 08282-256324, Fax: 08282-256255
Sl.No. Name Qualification Designation Area of Specialisation 1 Dr. Poornananda D S M.A., M.S., Ph.D. Professor Film Studies, Development Communication,Environmental Communication 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. Sathya Prakash M.R M.S.Communication Assistant Professor Film Studies, Television Production,
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 Research Scholars Sl.No. Name Title of Thesis Research Type Guide 1 Vinayaka S P Social Concern in Kannada Newspapers: A Study of Selected Newspapers Ph.D. Dr. Sathish Kumar 2 Varadaraju C Impact of Kannada News Channels on Viewers: A Study Ph.D. Dr. Sathish Kumar 3 Ramesh Kumar M Development of Kannada Television Channels and Their Present Status: A Study Ph.D. Dr. Sathish Kumar 4 Ishwarachandra B.G. Yakshagana as Communication Medium: An Analytical Study Ph.D. Dr. Sathish Kumar 5 Padmanabha K V Folk Theatre for Development Communication: A Study of Yakshagana Ph.D. Dr. Sathish Kumar 6 Deepthi Films of P.Sheshadri: An Analysis Ph.D. Dr. Sathish Kumar
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