Department of Journalism

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication was expressly set up in 2020 tooffer formal academic training to aspiring media personnel and scholars. The objective of this Department is to develop into a nodal centre for educational learning, research, and training in the field of journalism and mass communication and emerge as the most networked research centre in the discipline nationally. With a meaningful push, the Department is ready to take a quantum jump. The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication under the School of Social Sciences and Humanities is a fledgling department headed by highly qualified faculties. With the growth of digital media and various digital platforms, journalism and mass communication have taken a brawl of great significance in people’s social, economic, and political lives.

The Department’s uniquely designed courses and exclusive pedagogy perfectly blend with the varied areas per the industry’s growing demand.As a way of promoting and developing the practical skills of the students, the department is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities such as TV Studio, Professional Lighting and Sound system, Broadcast Quality HD cameras for indoor and outdoor shooting, recording, and interview platforms, news and journal publishing, Non-Linear Editing Systems, Graphics Workstation, and language labs. The program maintains a position of great significance as journalists play the pivotal role of conveying information and shaping people’s minds within society. The students receive guidance and training from an elite league of faculties and experts who nurture the students in the various industry-based ways of journalism. Beyond the scope of the curriculum, the program goes on to shape the interpersonal and communication skills of the students in preparation for their careers in journalism and mass communication.

  • To promote excellence in instruction, research, and professional practice by preparing future professionals in the field of Journalism and Mass Communication who are culture-conscious, development-oriented, socially responsible citizens and committed media professionals.
  • To offer technology–driven Postgraduate and Research programs in the domain of journalism and mass communication.
  • To cultivate strong professional, research, theoretical, critical, and ethical skills in a diverse and engaging environment that prepares students to be socially responsible media professionals, scholars, and citizens.
  • To keep regular interaction with the media industry and professional associations who understand as well apprehend the contemporary trends in media education and carry out adaptation of the same.



  • MA in Journalism and Mass Communication

The PG course in Journalism and Mass Communication is a two-year degree programme divided into four semesters and is designed to impart theoretical knowledge and practical efficiency in handling various disciplines of communication in numerous industry platforms. The program aims to impart a balanced knowledge of practical as well as theoretical fields of the industry along with the research works. The course provides an excellent opportunity for individuals who want to seek an in-depth knowledge of the media industry and hone their skills in its various fields. Students also get opportunities to pursue a mandatory internship at a variety of media agencies during their studies to gain practical industry experience. Students are prompted to prepare radio documentaries, video documentaries, television news assignments, print assignments, etc. The pedagogy thrusts on developing students’ intellectual potential so that they can access and produce media messages in a socially responsible way. The learning outcomes would be to produce professionals in print media, electronic media, web, films, advertising, and public relations. Another aspect of this course is to evolve students into media literate persons in media criticism and handling of media text—cognition, aesthetics, ideology, and philosophy.


Laboratories :

Print Laboratory

One of the fundamental areas of professional training in any media institution, the print media laboratory is the flagship wing. Comprising 20 nos. of HP Desktop computers used for Designing Lab Journal, internet surfing, and printing the lab is fully geared to meet the current trends in laboratory journal preparation.

Television Studio

The Department has a Television Studio for the students to learn video editing and filmmaking. It is well equipped with a Multicam setup, effectively functional high-definition cameras, camcorders, sound recorders, an editing bay, teleprompter, and microphones, a production control room with a vision mixer and audio mixer for a multi-camera production, and a professional lighting system, which are used by students for photography and making videos, news clips, films, and documentaries. As well, all types of cameras are available to learn and master the skills of photojournalism.

Screening Hall

A short but well-planned screening hall is an important source for students watching documentaries/films and allows enough space for organizing small-scale film festivals/conferences/workshops. The hall is fully air-conditioned. Equipped with the latest Audio-Video Projection system, it allows for the seating of over 100 persons.

Computer Lab

The computer lab having 40 computers with internet facilities is used by students of Journalism and Mass Communication for their research project reports, dissertations, and other academic work assigned to them. Currently, the lab is shared with the Department of Computer Science.

Faculty :


Departmental Activities:

  1. Organized a Social Conclave on “Media, Culture and Social Action” at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh, Vizianagaram, on 6th November 2023.
  2. Organized a talk on “Content Writing Profession: Scope & Opportunities”, at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh, Vizianagaram, on 1st July 2023.

Study Resources :

Shodh Swayam
Swayamprabha Moocs
NAD Epathshala