The Department of Culture and Media Studies started its academic journey in July 2011 under the School of Social Sciences. It was established to nurture new fields of enquiry in the domain of interdisciplinary media, cultural, and communication studies in India by training the young minds through teaching and research. The curriculum is designed to enable the students to understand the inter-relation between media and culture that shapes the individuals and communities and is in turn shaped by them. The Department aims to prepare the students to enter the world of media and cultural studies with a critical perspective and analytical mind through an introduction to various media technologies, practices, and narratives.
The Department equip the students to handle media technologies and to inculcate journalistic skills and values. Through inter-disciplinary approach, the Department builds the foundation for the students to produce cutting edge documentaries, films, videos, photographs, and other forms of creative expression. The students are acquainted with media industries and organizations through internship, industrial visits, conferences, workshops by prominent visiting faculty and professionals. They are enabled to handle media equipment and techniques that would help them secure a place in media industry, research organizations, and educational institutions. The Department stands for ‘Communication for a Meaningful Society’.
Apart from Journalism and Communication Studies, the niche areas for the Department are:
- Cultural Studies
- Intercultural Communication
- Cinema Studies
- Media Production
- Visual Culture
- Development Communication