Mediated communication is deeply embedded in our political, economic and socio-cultural discourse. Given the rapid and pervasive growth of the media and the extent of its overall ramifications, it has become all the more necessary to research into the interrelationships between media and culture, generation of meanings, processes of representation, interpellation and reception. The proposed Master of Philosophy programme is designed to strengthen research base at the advanced level so that the growing field of communication research in our context gains greater momentum. It will pave the way for further research at the PhD level.
The opening of the MPhil programme is well justified by the rich background of our senior faculty. The Department, which has been steadily growing since 1962, is currently manned by Professors and Associate Professors, mostly holding doctoral degrees.
The proposed programme will run for two academic years. The degree will be awarded by the University in recognition of the successful completion of the courses of studies and research as prescribed by the Academic Council.