Established in 1988-89, the Department of Communication, has emerged as a premier university department in the country. The Department is best known for journalism, and communication and media studies. What started off as a Discipline with just one programme soon evolved into a department offering PG & Ph.D programmes.
The Department offers a full-time PG programme with specialisations in three streams viz: Television & Radio, Communication & Media Studies, and Print Journalism & New Media.
Students at the department study the process of mass communications from the perspective of mass communication theory, political economy, historiographical/ cultural studies & development. They also train in skill sets such as print & new media journalism, electronic media production, communication studies &, advertising & public relations.
The department also offers a Ph.D (Communication).
With faculty known nationally & beyond who are constantly involved in research, publishing and consultancy, the department is the much sought after destination for those interested in specialising in different areas. It is endowed with industry-grade labs to train students in all the three specialisation streams.
The Audio-Visual Documentation Resource Unit (AVDRU) is the first of its kind in a university setup which offers Audio-Visual documentation / project evaluations etc.
The Department also collaborates with a number of NGOs, Multi-lateral agencies such as Unesco, Unicef on a number of initiatives.