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School of Communication
The communication and media sector in India has grown several folds in the last two decades and is projected to continue growing in the coming decades. On the one hand, the industry has witnessed a virtual explosion in the process of creation and consumption of information and communication output and, on the other, an upsurge in the demand for intellectual and professional skills to face the challenges and the opportunities brought about by the transformative force of communication revolution. While new areas such as the Internet and multimedia, online journalism, 3d graphics and animation have emerged in the field, traditional areas such as Print Journalism and magazine publication, Radio, Television, Films, Animation, Advertising, Public relations, Event Management and Communication Research continue to hold ground and offer exciting areas in Communication. The School of Communication at Doon University is a response to these challenges by providing a flexible academic programme to study the emerging disciplines and train students for the many exciting professional careers emerging with the convergence of technologies and communication processes.
The School offers a two-year Master’s program in Communication for students interested in any of the following areas: Journalism, Social and Development Communication, Advertising, Public Relations, Photography, Radio, Television, films, animation, graphic design, multimedia, media management and research. The program curriculum is wide ranging and interdisciplinary and carefully balances theoretical knowledge and practical information. The curriculum will familiarize students with communication concepts both in theory and practice; introduce them to various streams of the communication discipline; provide hands-on experience on all relevant skill areas and allow students to specialize in an area for entry level jobs in communication and media sector.
As part of its professional emphasis, the program provides an opportunity to students to gain practical work experience through its internship placements in relevant organizations, interact with the leading professionals of the media and communication sector and assist students in funding suitable placements and self-employment opportunities. Currently, the University is in the process of building its library and audio video studios on the campus. State of the art facilities and a faculty that balances academic and professional competence complements the Master’s program. As in the rest of world, contemporary India finds herself in a vortex of change brought about by the transformative force of communication revolution, unfolding since the last decade of the 20th century.
ELECTRONIC MEDIA PRODUCTION CENTRE
The School of Communication has a state of art Electronic Media Production Centre (EMPC) having latest solid state technology being currently used by the media industry. The Centre is equipped with TV studio with a shooting floor of 26’ X 36’ feet for multi-camera productions, adequate number of cameras for Digital Still photography, and High-Definition Video cameras with accessories for outdoor and studio shoots. Other production equipments include Adobe software and final cut pro non-linear editing machines. Additional facilities include digital audio work stations, sound recording and editing facilities, multimedia lab with relevant software for print journalism and still photography units. Students have access to in-depth training by award winning professionals currently working in the industry in producing programs such as documentaries, commercials, television features and audio programs. Eminent professionals from news channels are often called for training students in news production and presentation. The EMPC will be updating its production facilities periodically to keep pace with the changing technology and demands of the profession. The Centre will also have a media library housing a large collection of books, journals, films, video cassettes, audio cassettes, stock shots, and press clippings for the exclusive use of students.
PROGRAMMES OF STUDY
Currently, the School offers the following Academic Programmes:
1. M.A. in Communication (2 Years)
Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline with 50% marks ( 45 % for SC/ ST and other categories as per Uttarakhand Govt. rules).
2. 5-Years Integrated MA in Communication [ with an option of lateral exit after three years with B.A. (Hons) Degree ]
Eligibility: 10+2 in any discipline with 50% marks ( 45 % for SC/ ST and other categories as per Uttarakhand Govt. rules).