Ministry of I&B nods to make IIMC a university; UGC approval awaited

IIMC, Indian Institute of Media and Communication, is soon to obtain the status of University, according to Information and Broadcasting Minister, M Venkaiah Naidu.

After obtaining the status of University, IIMC can start various innovative programmes. This would offer opportunities to a lot of students and would also facilitate positive changes in the field of media. The proposal has been, however, approved by the ministry of information and broadcasting and it has been now sent to the University of Grants Commission. They are now waiting for the approval of UGC. As soon as the institute gets the status of University, FTII, Pune, Satyajhitrai Film, and Television Institute and National Centre for Gaming and Animation will all be under IIMC only.

M Venkaiah NaiduHe said, “It would also provide the institute with requisite resources to meet the growing demand of manpower in the industry and academia.” Naidu was here on the occasion of 49th convocation of IIMC.

He advised students to stay away from sensationalism. He further added that it would be better if students presented facts and figures the way they are as it would help them in becoming a good communicator. He wants the journalist to act for a mission and not for the commission. Basic communication skills are very important in India and as a journalist one has to focus on that. He also said that social media has changed the ways we communicate and it has brought everyone closer.

IIMC, one of the premier institutes of Journalism in the country was inaugurated on August 17, 1965. Over the years, IIMC has expanded and offers a number of courses in the field of media. Over the past 60 years, IIMC has maintained the first position as a brand among all the institutes in the field of Journalism.

KG Suresh, Director General of IIMC said that over the years he has noticed that the research work has gone really down in the institute and he has been working hard towards it.

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