Department of Journalism and Mass Communication

Department of Journalism and Mass Communication

Introduction

Brief History

The Department of Communication, Journalism and Public Relation established in 1987 to impart education and training in the field of Mass Communication. It offers full time post graduate Master Degree course in communication, journalism and public relations namely "Master of Mass Communication and Journalism (MMCJ)". A graduate or post graduate of any faculty with it can apply for admission. Department conducts entrance test (objective and descriptive both). As per merit of entrance test students are eligible for admission. There are 35 seats in MMCJ course. The course covers four semester including practical training of media offices. So we are inviting active and eminent media persons as visiting faculties.

After starting full time post graduate degree course, Gujarat University has offered Master degree course in Journalism since June 1993. Master of Journalism course is designed to give intensive, theoretical and practical education of Mass Communication students of these courses who intend to take up career in print/electronic journalism and also in Media Education. There are 5 seats in M.Phil. course. The M. Phil. course contains five papers of 100 marks. (including dissertation)

Present Scenario

The Press plays a vital role in the development of an individual and society in the modern world. With the rapid growth of Mass media in the country, education and training in the field have assumed a greater significance. Media education is a professional programme. A pre-condition of any professional course is that there should be least possible gap between the field of education and field of occupation. Therefore, Training and Learning = Media Education. Education we have also tried that the Department meets expectation of the field.

Infrastructure & Facilities

Department has a following infrastructure & facilities, along with own building, with Studio, Seminar Hall, Projector Room.

  • Equipments like, Movie Cameras, Digital Camera, Voice Recorder, Television, DVD player, computer etc. is available for Audio- Visual training to the students.
  • Departmental Library (Especially for Magazines and news papers)

Highlights

Inviting active eminent media persons as the visiting faculty so that, we can give more at practical teaching of media to the students.

Sending students to media institutions for training so that, they should be familiar with the ground level reality at media profession.

Regular field visit like Vidhan Sabha, All India Radio stations, etc.

  • Appropriate teaching method such as lectures, discussions, assignments, case studies, demonstrations, practical work, film viewing, etc.
  • Field visit and study tour.
  • Seminars and workshops pertaining to field of mass media.
  • Meeting with eminent media personality and inviting regular guest faculty.
  • Documentary Film production, magazine production workshop with various institutions. Training in newspaper offices is compulsory.

The employment ratio at the department’s students is 90 percent. That is a major achievement of this department. Numbers of students are settled at highest posts at media organizations.

All the departments at Gujarat University are giving good support to the department. Library is providing useful reference books and computer Center gives computer training to the students. This kind of co-operation gives motivation to the students.

Very good co-ordination between teaching and non-teaching staff, this kind of working environment is also the strength of the department