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The Department of Electronic Media, the Department of Mass Communication and the Department of Library and Information Science (DLIS) were started in the academic year 2007-08 with a motivation to grasp the ever-expanding knowledge domains of media and culture, media production, informatics, knowledge management and library and information sciences. Initially all three departments were under School of Physical, Chemical & Applied Sciences. Recognizing the meta-disciplinary nature of all these subjects, the three departments have now been coalesced into one single enclave called The School of Media and Communication. Further, the three subjects share commonality in teaching and research, and the same is evidenced in the synthesis of communication and information sciences in universities across the globe.

The School of Media and Communication comprises of i) the Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communication (DEM&MC) and ii) the Department of Library and Information Science. The Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communication (DEM&MC) was created in 2012, by combining the Department of Mass Communication and Department of Electronic Media. It offers two postgraduate programmes viz. M.A. in Mass Communication and M.Sc. in Electronic Media, Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication and PhD in Media and Communication since 2010. The Department of Library and Information Science (DLIS) began offering MLIS programme in Library & Information Sciences in 2007, Postgraduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking (PGDLAN) in the evenings in 2009-10 and PhD in 2010.

The School of Media and Communication is one of the emerging interdisciplinary academic entities of the University. The broader arc of the school’s curriculum encompasses Digital Media and Culture, Journalism for Print, Radio, Television and Internet, Media Production, Library & Information Science and Technology. Its profound aim is to produce informed scholars and skilled manpower to meet the needs of the national and international communities as well as industries.

The school’s main goal is to achieve excellence in all respects including teaching, services, research and innovation. By that corollary, the school offers an innovative communication and information curriculum to impart knowledge to postgraduate students who come from diverse social, cultural and economic backgrounds. The school maps the career for graduates by turning them into a new breed of journalists, media professionals (both print and electronic), and research scholars, Library & Information Science Professionals who are fit to meet the needs of the industry in the country and abroad.

Dean's Message

Dr. C. K. Ramaiah

Contact Details

Dean : 0413-2654047

Office : 0413-2654047

Mail : dean.smc@pondiuni.edu.in

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