Department of Journalism

Department of Journalism

Profile

DEPARTMENT OF JOURNALISM

 

The A. D. Sheth Department of journalism and Mass Communication was established in 1973, becoming the first university department in Gujarat to impart training in journalism and mass Communications. Initially, it was funded by the "Saurashtra Trust" to mark the Golden Jubilee celebration of Fulchhab, a leading Gujarati daily of Saurashtra and this department has named after our freedom fighter, a great journalist and founder of ‘Saurashtra Trust’, Shri Amritlal D. Sheth. Over the years, more than 800 students have received their degrees and diplomas from the Department out of which almost 80 % are presently employed in reputed print and electronic media firms all over Gujarat and outside. The Department offers a one year(2 semesters) P.G.Diploma in Mass Communication with an intake of 40. It also offers a one year Master course in Journalism & Mass Communication (2 semester) with an intake of 50. Apart from these, one year (2 semester) M.Phil. course is also offered with an intake of 3. Presently, 7 research scholars are working for their doctoral degree in the Department and 14  have been awarded their Ph. D.s till date.

It endeavors to bring in an innovative range of current and relevant topics in its syllabus such as Radio. Television, Cinema, Public Relations and Social Media and incorporates an element of research in its curriculum. The department is infra-structurally sound with facilities for seminars, audio-visual teaching aids, a well equipped studio & editing room, an audio-visual room for screening, a computer lab and a news room. Every year the student of PGDMC publish a special magazine named ‘Lakshyvedh’ and students of MJMC make Short Films & documentaries as a Part of their curriculum. Department has its own departmental library with more than 1200 books. Most of all national, regional and local papers and magazines are available in the newsroom, where television & radio are also the parts of the newsroom.

The students are made aware of the numerous job opportunities not only with the media but as Public Relations and Corporate communications officers in various public and private sector enterprises like banks and municipal corporation bodies. The Department also motivates its students to pursue research in journalism and mass communication and thereby contribute to the academics of this field. Dr. Yasin Dalal was Head of Department followed by recent Head of Department & Professor Dr. Nita Udani. They build up strong foundation of academic environment of journalism & mass communication teaching. Shri Tushar Chandarana is an assistant Professor. These two highly motivated and competent full-time faculties besides two adhoc lecturers. Moreover, it also draws in experts from government and private print as well as electronic media as visiting faculties. Some of them are its own alumni.

Along with the existing curriculum it plans to focus more on Electronic Media as a major thrust area of study in the near future. Department has received 6th Innovative B school Award in 2014 for leadership which is given by DNA & star group of industries, MUMBAI.

Excellent Placement

Education Field

          Department’s more than 10 students are Currently appointed on various academic teaching and executive posts like Director, Professor, Asso. Professor & Ass. Professor in various Universities.

 

Print Media.

Local Dailies

Other Dailies

Divya Bhaskar

Gujarat Samachar

Sandesh

Phulchhab

Nav Gujrat Samachar

Akila

Sanj Samachar

Abtak

Gujatat Mirror

Aajkal

Indian Express

The Times of India

 

Mumbai Samachar

Janmbhumi

Gujrat Mitra

Magazines

Chitralekha

Abhiyan

India Today

OutLook

 

 

 

Electronic Media.

National TV Channels

Radio Channels

E-TV (Hydarabad)

Big FM

Zee 24(Ahmedabad)

Radio Mirchi

TV 9 (Ahmedabad)

Aakashwani(Rajkot)

ABP Asmita(Ahmedabad)

 

News 18(Ahmedabad)

 

Mantavya(Ahmedabad)

 

Sandesh(Ahmedabad)

 

Our Allumni

1

Shri Kaushikbhai Mehta

Editor, Phulchhab, Rajot

2

Shri Jayesh Thakrar

Editor, Sandesh, Rajkot

3

Shri Arjun Dangar

Editor, Divya Bhaskar, Rajkot

4

Shri Kana Bantva

Editor, Aajkal, Rajkot

5

Shri Karishnkant Unadkat

Magazin Editor, Divya Bhaskar, Ahemdabad

6

Shri Jwalant Chhaya

Beour Chif, Chitralekha

7

Shri Lalit Khambhayta

Magazine Editor, Gujarat Samachar, Ahemdabad

8

Shri Harsh Meswaniya

Magazine Editor, Gujarat Samachar, Ahemdabad

9

Shri Bhupesh Rathod

P.R.O., Rajkot Municipal Corporetion

10

Shri Shirish Kasikar

Direcor, NIMC, Ahemadabad

 

 

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