K.G. Suresh, Director General of Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) announced that the institute is giving more emphasis to offer journalism courses in regional and local languages. Similarly, the institute will also provide journalism courses in vernacular languages.
He made this announcement at a national seminar on “Media, Technology and Power of Politics: The Indian Conventicle.” The seminar was organised by Department of Mass Communication, Mizoram University. On this occasion, he indicated that it is significant to bring back objectivity to the media in the country. He said that with coming of age of technology and a surge in electronic media and subsequently electronic journalism, traditional journalism has suffered a great loss. He emphasised that the telecast of programmes like panel discussion on television has widely substituted old field reporting.
Due to a shift in technology, journalism had transformed into social media and became fodder for the news. He further explained that media must have a self-regulation rather than regulation by the state.
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An autonomous society under the aegis of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) is one of India's premiere journalism & mass communication colleges in India. Established in the year 1965, IIMC is funded and supported by Government of India. The institute was inaugurated by Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India and has five regional centres and stands on top regarding infrastructure and faculty. The average faculty-student ratio of IIMC is 1:8.
IIMC offers the following courses: -
- Advertising and Public Relations
- Radio and TV Journalism
- Journalism (English, Urdu, Malayalam, Odia, Marathi and Hindi)