Department of Mass Communication


About Department of Mass Communication - Aligarh Muslim University


Today is an age of Information and Technology. The traditional means of communication have become redundant or they have evolved with time. There is a vast reservoir of knowledge in different forms today. This knowledge needs to be understand as well as distribute. So, the study of Mass Media and Mass Communication is a necessary exercise in present circumstances.


Department of Mass Communication, AMU is one of the finest in India of its kind. Mass Communication Department, AMU has all the necessary and state-of-the-art facilities that are required to study this subject. The administration is actively engaged in making the Department of Mass Communication one of the best in Aligarh Muslim University.


Department of Mass Communication, AMU offer only Postgraduate and Research courses. There are no Bachelor level courses offered by the Mass Communication Department, AMU. However, the department also offers 1 - year P.G. Diploma in Public Relations & Journalism.  


The faculty at Mass Communication Department, Aligarh Muslim University has been instrumental in encouraging students to understand and adapt to the international level of expertise in video making and journalism. As a result the students of this department have won many national level awards in video production. The teachers are always focused towards honing the skills of the students in various specializations.


Mass Communication Department, AMU boasts a fantastic seminar library that has about 2000 books. These books are from the different area of Mass Media and Mass Communication. In addition to this the library also has many journals that are being subscribed to cater to the needs of the students.


Areas of Focus in Mass Communication Department, AMU


Science and Technology communication


Language media (Hindi/Urdu) studies


Print Media Studies


Media Discourse Analysis Studies


Electronic Media Studies


Advertising Studies


Development Communication Studies


Public Relations Studies


Courses offered by Department of Mass Communication


P.G. Diploma (Public Relations)             - 10 seats (Boys and Girls both)


P.G. Diploma (Journalism)                       - 15 seats (Girls and Boys both)


M.A (Mass Communication)                   -  20 seats (Girls and Boys both)   


M.Phil (Mass Communication)              -  As per requirement and government norms


P.hD (Mass Communication)                 -  As per requirement and government norms


Faculty Members of Department of Mass Communication


Dr. Afrina Rizvi - Professor and Chairman


Prof. N.A.K. Durrani - Professor


Prof. M. Shafey Kidwai - Professor


Dr. Pitabas Pradhan - Associate Professor


Dr. Gopal Krushna Sahu - Assistant Professor