Centre for Studies in Journalism and Mass Communication

About the Centre

The Centre for Studies in Journalism and Mass Communication, Dibrugarh University is one of the leading institutions of higher learning in the field of communication and media studies in India. The Centre offers a two-year M.A in Mass Communication course with a provision for specialization in print, electronic, new media and public affairs and a mandatory internship programme. With faculty trained in nationally and internationally reputed institutions and well-equipped studios and computer laboratories, it has been successful in carving a niche for itself in the field of Media and Communication education since its inception in 2008.Its state-of-the-art infrastructure provides the students balanced inputs in both theory and practice of mass communication. Eminent scholars, journalists, filmmakers, video professionals, corporate communication specialists, and leading academicians constitutes a panel of eminent visiting faculty who offer quality education to the students from across India and those from abroad enrolled under Indian Council for Cultural Relations – African Scholarship Scheme.

The major objectives of the Centre are:

  • To enable the learner to develop sound theoretical knowledge and professional skills and competencies in media and communication studies.

  • To train the learners with equipments and infrastructure to understand the converging world of communications and adapt to the latest developments in the field.

  • To enable the learners to undergo thorough internships that affords them hands-on-training and opportunity to work with the leading professionals of the region and nation.

  • To enable the learners to implement ethical behaviours in their own professional practice of mass communication and usage of mass media tools.

  • To enable the learners to receive guidance from a diverse field of faculties with a mix of academic and professional background to ensure excellence in the field of communication and journalism.

International Collaboration:

The Centre is currently engaged with UNICEF for launching a new interdisciplinary MA Programme in Communication for Sanitation and Hygiene which will be introduced from the next academic session.The Programme is the joint initiative of Dibrugarh University and UNICEF which is designed to address the needs for communication experts in the area of public health promotion. The primary objective is “To give the learners the ability to comprehend and communicate the concepts of Health, Hygiene and Sanitation for acting as competent and professional change agents to transform the communities towards all round development with the focus on the critical importance of Health, Hygiene and Sanitation.”


Departmental Activities:
As part of its practical exercises, a monthly newsletter titled DU Newsletter is published covering various news and events in and around the university campus. Students are also assigned to produce radio programmes and documentary films as part of their curriculum. Internship facilities are arranged for the students of the centre in different reputed media organizations in order to provide them with the necessary exposure to various media practices. Award winning films and documentaries are screened for the students every week. Guest speakers and faculties are invited to interact with students from reputed media organizations and the universities across the country. Workshops and seminars on media are organized from time to time in the centre.


Placement:
The centre has a good placement record. The passed out students are in service in different public and private sector organizations, media houses, colleges and educational institutions. Some of the recent recruiters are Indian Oil Corporation, Radio Mirchi, Hindustan Times, The Assam Tribune, The Sentinel, The Telegraph, All India Radio, Doordarsan, PratidinTime, DY 365, Asomiya Pratidin, Assam talks,  Amar Asom etc.The centre works in coordination with the Placement Cell of Dibrugarh University.

Postgraduate Programme

  • M.A. in Mass Communication (Four Semesters)

    Selection Procedure:
    M.A. in Mass Communication 1st Semester:
    i) Percentage of marks in TDC (B.A. /B.Sc. /B. Com. / other equivalent degree from a UGC recognized university) = 45% (5% relaxable for SC/ST candidates)
    ii) An Entrance Test is conducted to prepare a merit list

    Intake Capacity : 50

Distinguished Guests who visited CSJMC for Lectures

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Guests

Date of Lecture

 

1

 

Dr. Joya Chakraborty,

Senior Assistant Professor, Tezpur University

 

Topic of Lecture: Development Communicationand its importance

 

09-03-2016

 

2

 

Mr. Tridip Hazarika

Senior Manager (PR) & Spokesperson, Oil India Limited, Duliajan (Assam).

Topic of Lecture: Public Relations: Concepts, Trends and Challenges  

 

15-03-2016

 

3

 

Prof. Mohammad Asim Handdiqui

Aligarh Muslim University

 

Topic of Lecture: Artand Techniques of Film Appreciation

 

28-03-2016

 

4

 

Vice Chancellor Prof Alak Kr Buragohain

Had interaction with the students of the CSJMC

29 – 05-2016

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Achievements

 The Following passed out students have been recruited recently:

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Name of the Students

Name of Organisation

1

Gaurav Bora

Radio Mirchi

2

Ayesha Ahmed

Radio Mirchi

3

Mousmi Borkakoty

News International Private Ltd

4

Nilufa Ahmed

News International Private Ltd

5

Kankana Baruah

News International Private Ltd

6

Suprana Bora

News International Private Ltd

7

Simi Gogoi

News International Private Ltd

 

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