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 two master programmes: m.a in mass communication (mamc) course with a provision for specialization in print, electronic, new media and public affairs and a mandatory internship programme and m.a. in communication for sanitation, hygiene and health (csh&h). 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 the multidisciplinary masters programme on communication for sanitation, hygiene and health (csh&h). the course is the joint initiative of dibrugarh university and unicef 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, students are 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 industries, colleges and educational institutions. some of the recent recruiters include unicef, indian oil corporation, hindustan uniliver, apdcl ltd, all india radio (air), radio mirchi, news live, the assam tribune, the sentinel, genpac, the telegraph, all india radio, doordarsan, pratidin time, dy 365, aami asomar janagan, prag news, printland, digdarshan, dainadi barta, , asomiya pratidin, assam talks, amar asom, assam down town university, assam women university, etc. the centre works in coordination with the placement cell of dibrugarh university.

chairperson

 assistant professors

  • kanta kaveri sonowal

  • mrinmoy buragohain

  • rashmirekha changmai

  • dibyajyoti sarmah

  • tanuj nath

  • sudeshna saikia

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

programmes organised by centre for studies in journalism and mass communication dibrugarh university, dibrugarh (2015-2017)

sl. no

resource persons/guests

programmes and events

date

01

prof. alak kr. buragohain

vice chancellor, d.u.

ms sweta patnaik

wash specialist, unicef

dibrugarh university photo fest 2017 organised on the occasion of world photography day

19

august 2017

02

mr. phanindra kr. dev choudhury

editor, niyamiya barta

a forum on fiction ‘kathasandhi’

26

may 2017

03

students of csjmc

dibrugarh university

a street play on health, hygiene and sanitation organised at kumarinichinga, dibrugarh

20

may 2017

04

mr. s k barua

ceo, www.tapp.com

interactive session on digital and entertainment media industry

17

may 2017

05

students of csjmc

dibrugarh university

breast cancer awareness campaign held in the premises of dibrugarh university, dibrugarh

17-19

may 2017

06

mr. sushanta talukdar

editor & eminent journalist,

ne zine

special talk on press freedom and changing media landscapes organised on the occasion of world press freedom day

3

may 2017

07

mr. sushanta talukdar

editor, ne zine

interactive session on new media: its prospects in northeast india

3- 5

may 2017

08

ms jennifer s. hussain

assistant professor,

dibrugarh university

shaping democracy: citizen journalism and digital curation

3

may 2017

09

mr. mrinal talukdar

senior journalist

mr. lohit deka

programme executive, air

mrs. laya madduri

deputy commissioner, dibrugarh

mr. rameswar teli,

member of parliament,

dibrugarh

mr. rituparna barua

mla, lahoal, dibrugarh

mr. monjib mochahari

assistant professor, d.u

seminar on “the brahmaputra: prospects, potential and its future conservation” organised by dibrugarh district administration in collaboration with centre for studies in journalism and mass communication, dibrugarh university                                                                                           

1st

april 2017

10

mrs. anuradha s. pujari

editor, xadhin

interactive session

28

march 2017

11

mr. diganta oza

executive editor,

prag news

talk on prospects and challenges of journalism delivered during the workshop on writing skill development

24

march 2017

12

dr. pranjit bora

assistant professor,

dibrugarh university

talk on creative writing delivered during the workshop on writing skill development

24

march 2017

13

mr. monjib mochahari

assistant professor,

dibrugarh university

lecture on peace and conflict reporting in northeast india delivered during the workshop on writing skill development

23

march 2017

14

ms. barnali das

assistant professor,

dibrugarh university

lecture on gender and media delivered during the workshop on writing skill development

22

march 2017

15

ms. aroonamalini boruah

assistant professor,

dibrugarh university

lecture on motivation for professional skills development delivered during the workshop on writing skill development

20

march 2017

16

mr. debasis gogoi

assistant professor

dibrugarh university

lecture on reporting on human rights issues delivered during the workshop on writing skill development

18

march 2017

17

dr. ankuran dutta

hod, department of communication and journalism

gauhati university

interactive session on development communication

16

march 2017

18

ms. lakhipriya gogoi

asst. professor,

dept of english

dibrugarh university

lecture on common errors in assamese and english delivered during the workshop on writing skill development

16

march 2017

19

dr. nasmeen f. aktar

chairperson, centre for women studies,

dibrugarh university

lecture on common errors english language delivered during the workshop on writing skill development

17

march 2017

20

prof. n.k. handigue

chairperson, centre for studies in philosophy

dibrugarh university

lecture on common errors in assamese and english language delivered during the workshop on writing skill development

16

march 2017

21

mr. mrinal talukdar

senior journalist

a six day workshop on broadcast journalism

27-31

march 2017

22

dr. ratnuttama das

assistant professor,

delhi university

mr. diganta oja

senior journalist

workshop on writing skill development

14-26

march 2017