University of Jammu opens new Department of Journalism and Media Studies

Prof. Manoj K Dhar, Vice Chancellor of the University of Jammu, inaugurated the Department of Journalism and Media Studies today. Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Dhar began by dedicating the department to the people of Jammu and also described it as the fulfillment of a long-awaited desire of civil society in the Jammu region.

Professor Dhar then developed his long-term academic and infrastructural vision for the department. He was adamant that this department is not going to operate like any other existing department; every effort would be made to make it one of the best ministries, if not the best.

About the New Department of Journalism at the University of Jammu

In this context, he explained how the field of journalism is constantly expanding and the role of technology in the field of media, both print and electronic.

He pointed out that in addition to the regular lectures, the courses will also include the continuous interaction with the best journalists available in this country, regular workshops, exposure to the latest technological know-how, special lectures, practical work. job experiments, institutional visit, etc.

He also pointed out that the practical component would be an integral part of the course.

Prof. Dhar expressed his gratitude for the help and guidance provided by Sh Manoj Sinha, Honorable Governor, J&K and Chancellor of the University of Jammu.

Upcoming Media Studies Center

Unveiling his broader vision for the department, Professor Dhar spoke about the creation of a media studies center which will include an oral history cell, a language laboratory and a community radio station. All these components are also in the final phase of completion.

These components, once functional, will become nodes where students can hone their necessary skills and hands-on experiences handling the latest equipment.

The people behind the creation of the journalism department

Prof. Dhar commended Prof. Shyam Narayan Lal and Dr. Vinay Thusoo for their exemplary work and commended their efforts to achieve the set goal of establishing the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at the University of Jammu.

He concluded by stating that the department will be an important feather on the university’s cap and hopefully passed out students will become its brand ambassadors in the days to come.

Prof Dhar Earlier, Prof Shyam Narayanan Lal, Head of Department of Journalism and Media Studies, explained in detail the trajectories of how the department came to be. In this context, he also highlighted the informed and active commitment of the Vice-Chancellor to ensure not only the establishment but also for its futuristic growth.

Dr. Vinay Thusoo, Coordinator of the Department of Journalism and Media Studies, led the function’s proceedings and also gave a formal vote of thanks.

Who else was at the event?

Among others, Professor Naresh Padha, Dean of Academic Affairs, Professor Rajni Kant, Director, College Development Council, Professor Satnam Kour, Director, Directorate of Distance Education, Professor Pankaj Srivastav, Chairman, JUTA, Professor Prakash Anathal, Dean of Student Welfare, Sanjeev Mahajan, Registrar and Joint Administrator, GZSAC, Dr Neeraj Sharma, Special Secretary to the Vice Chancellor, Dr Dauood Iqbal Baba, Director, Sports and Physical Education, Dr Imran Farooq, PRO At VC, Suresh Sharma, Executive Engineer and Dr. Akhilesh Sharma, Officer Laisasom and students of the Department were also present on this occasion.

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