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M.A. Journalism & Communication



Programme Offered:
M.A Journalism and Communication

Sanctioned Strength: 20


The Department of Journalism and Communication was a part of the 7th Chennai International Documentary and Short film Festival 2019. This event was conducted on 9th February in the Mini Auditorium. This was a joint venture with R.P.Amudhan’s Maruppakam. Four documentary films which were screened during the event are ‘The Tribal Scoop’ directed by Mr. Beeswaranjan Pradhan, ‘There is no Moon’ directed by Mr. Ajay T.G., ‘Tin Satyi’ by Ms. Debalina and ‘Those Stars in the Sky’ by Mr. Debaranjan. Mr. T.G Ajay, human rights activist and a documentary filmmaker from Chattisgarh shared his experience on his film ‘There is no Moon’ with the students.


Anchor Mr. C. Gopinath opened the vintage camera exhibition displayed at the Library Reading Hall for the public view on 4th February 2019.

Placement Achievements:

  • 2018 – Students placed in ETV, Little Talks and Raj TV
  • 2017 – Students placed in Sun Network and Cauvery Channel
  • 2016 – Students placed in Sun Network and Govt FM Channel in Nepal
  • 2019 Three students are currently working as Assistant Directors under renowned Filmmaker Mr. R. Parthiban for his upcoming film.
  • 2019 One student has been placed in Indiaglitz Youtube channel as anchor and producer.


  • Puthiya Thlaimurai TV Channel
  • Doordarshan
  • All India Radio
  • US Consulate
  • British Council


    Student’s Achievement



    Name of the student


    Events Participated:

    •   Sports-CM Trophy-2 times senior level

    •   Two times senior National match,

    •   One time junior National match

    •   Four times University of Madras match

    •   Two times All India Match

    •   Two times Inter-University match

    •   Pyka match

    •   ESPO match

    •   PSN trophy


    •   Sports-CM Trophy-2 times senior level – II place (Cash prize for Rs.75000/-)

    •   Two times Inter-University match II place in 2016 & I place in 2017

    •   Pyka match Winner for two times

    •   ESPO match – Winner

    •   PSN trophy Runner in 2016, III place in 2017



    U. N. Mahalakshmi

    Qualification: M.A., M.Phil., SET

    Designation : Associate Professor and Head

    Years Of Experience UG: 12 Years PG: 7 Years

    Area Of Specialization : Journalism, Photography, Broadcast Media, Film Analysis & Script Writing

    Email ID: [email protected]

    Nandhini C

    Qualification: M.Sc., M.A., M.Phil., NET

    Designation : Assistant Professor

    Years Of Experience UG: 6 Years PG: 6 Years

    Area Of Specialization : Photography, online journalism, social media communication, Television Production, Film Studies

    Email ID: [email protected]

    Theerka N

    Qualification: M.Sc., M.A., M.Phil., NET., SET

    Designation : Assistant Professor

    Years Of Experience UG: 5 Years PG: 5 Years

    Area Of Specialization :Development Communication, Public Relation, Communication Research Methodology

    Email ID: [email protected]



    The Department of Journalism and Communication was incepted in the year 2014. The department aims to give rise to new ideas and provides a forum for the creativity of the future journalists.

    The Department offers a PG course in M.A. Journalism and Communication to keep pace with the evolving trends in Journalism and Communication as a coveted discipline at post graduate level. The course would facilitate students to explore the various avenues of research in the vast field of communication and empower them to fit into jobs available in media.

    The core subjects include Print Journalism, Photo Journalism, Television Journalism Radio Journalism, Environmental Journalism, Communication Research Methods, Public Relations, Film studies and Projects. In addition to this, students will do two Internships in Print media and Electronic media.

    Department organises various workshops, seminars, presentations and field trips to various media houses on a regular basis to educate and inspire the students to bring forth their innovations. Furthermore, students are encouraged to be a part of the media clubs and various other events conducted by the department and the college.

    Students are given opportunities to explore the world of media by being a part of internship programmes offered by News networks, Television channels, publishing hubs and radio stations where depending upon the student’s interest, they are offered different career choices.

    Apart from this, students are hired to work as journalists by the placement sector where reputed companies like Sun Network, WE magazine, ETV, The Hindu etc hunt for new faces.

    Department Email ID:  [email protected]


    Workshops/Seminars Organized

    Workshops Conducted:

    •   2016 – Mr. Venkatesh, Head of the Direction Department, L.V.Prasad Institute conducted workshop on topic “Movie Making”

    •   2016 – A team from I- CAT Animation conducted work shop on SFX and Green Matte.

    •   2017- A series of workshops were conducted on Editing by Mr.Balaji, Editor,Cauvery News Channel , Photography by Sharanya Chander,Assistant Cinematographer in Tamil Film Industry and Cinematography

    workshop by Mr.Mathiazhagan,Cinematographer.

    The director and actor of the shortfilm ‘Naangam Vidhi’ Ms. Anusathya and Ms. Shailaja respectively conducted a workshop on shortfilm making.

    •   Documentary film making was conducted by the renowned documentary filmmaker and a Media Activist Mr. R.P. Amuthan.

    •   Filmmaker Mr. A.M. Aravindan conducted a workshop on filmmaking and film analysis techniques. He elaborated on elements of film, difficulties in working at the location.

    •   Mr. L. Balaji Saravanan, Editor Cauvery News conducted a workshop on editing nuances and technicalities in documentary filmmaking.

    •   Ms. Vani Subramanian, a women’s rights activist and a documentary filmmaker from New Delhi addressed our students.


    •   Mr. C.S. Amudhan, director of the movie “TamizhPadam” and RJ Shiva, the lead actor of the same movie shared their experiences with our students and other college media students.

    •   Whole of 96’ crew members were invited for an interactive session with students. The Director Mr. C. Prem Kumar, Cinematographer Mr. N. Shanmuga Sundaram, Editor Mr. R. Govindaraj, Designer Mr. Gopi Prasanna, Music Director Mr. Govind Vasantha, Lyricist Dr. Umadevi, Costume Designer Ms. Subashree, Sound Designer Mr. S.

    Alagiakoothan, Sound Mixing Engineer Mr. G. Suren and Associate Director Mr. Palani participated.

    Seminar Conducted:

    •   National Seminar on” Indian Media Changing Perceptions” on Jan 31st, 2014.

    •   Mr. R.Vijaya Shankar, the editor of the Frontline magazine gave students an insight on how a magazine and newspaper works and shared his views on reporting and publishing highly controversial news

    •   Mr. Suresh, RJ and Programming Head, Hello FM took on a different mic than in the studio for a

    seminar on Radio Programming

    Mr. Peer Mohamed Azees, Journalist, Media Entrepreneur and Founder of gave insight into the field of online journalism and scope of the industry.


    The biggest event of the year, our annual association ‘Drishya’ an intercollegiate fest was organized on the 4th of February 2019. It was inaugurated by ‘Neeya Naana’ fame anchor and journalist Mr. C. Gopinath. The audiences were mesmerized by his motivational speech. Following which an interactive session with debut directors, ‘Pyaar Prema Kadhal’ Mr. Elan, ‘Kanaa’ Mr. Arunraja Kamaraj, ‘Irumbu Thirai’ Mr. P.S. Mithran and ‘Kolamaavu Kokila’ Mr. Nelson was organised. The Association also witnessed celebrity walk-ins such as Music Composer and Actor Mr. G.V. Prakash, Mr. Saran and Ms. Aayira the lead actors of tamil movie ‘Sagaa’ and Actor Mr. Sanath Reddy. The valedictory Chief Guest VJ Surya distributed prizes and certificates for winners.



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