Established in 2007, the Department offers two courses: M. A in Mass Communication, and M. Sc. In Electronic Media. The major objective of the Department is to train students in the spheres of journalism, television production, radio production, advertising, public relations, film studies, digital media and photography. Our aim is to nurture cutting edge media professionals with effective communication and critical thinking skills. We work towards preparing young minds with a strong foundation in values and principles, who proactively intervene in the development of a just and humane society.
To aid in practice-based journalism, the Department brings out a student’s practice journal titled ‘The Inquirer’ and also runs a digital version ‘The Inquirer’ which can be accessed at http://www.
Television & Radio Production
Students produce documentaries and short duration video programmes. They engage with socially relevant media projects. Likewise, students produce programmes for Puduvai Vaani, a FM Community Radio station of Pondicherry University. They also facilitate the community nearby to produce programmes thereby ensuring community participation. Students also produce experimental videos and audio programmes along with podcasting.
Students are offered intensive training on photo journalism and are encouraged to organize exhibitions. In addition, they are exposed to different types of photography.
Guest Lectures and Workshops
Students produce documentaries and short duration video programmes. They engage with socially relevant media projects.
The students are offered intensive training in photo journalism and are encouraged to organize exhibitions.
Guest Lectures and Workshops Enrichment lectures by national and international media professionals and academicians as well as workshops by media practitioners are organised on a regular basis to amplify the
theoretical and practical knowledge of students on various topics related to media and communication.
MOUs and Collaborations
MoU has been signed between the Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India, and UFR INGEMEDIA of Toulon University, Toulon, France. The MoU makes it possible to have students and faculties exchange, collaborative conferences, coguidance
of doctoral students between the two universities.
Another MoU has been signed with IGNCA (Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts), New Delhi.
An MoU has been signed with JIPMER and Puduvai Vaani, Community Radio station of Pondicherry University.
Vision and Message of Head of Department (i/c)
Dr. Radhika Khanna
- Associate Professor