Department of Journalism & Communication
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In Maharashtra, out of 7 Universities, four Universities are running the Department of Journalism and Communication.  Among them, Department of Journalism and Communication Science from Shivaji University is one of the well known department.  The Department was established in 1968 and initially conducted certificate course.  The department has started one year B.J.C. course in 1988 and one year course in 1994.  The intake capacity of the students for B.J.C. and M.J.C. is 30 and 15 respectively.
              The department has three faculty members, one Reader and two full time lecturers.  The department conducts these courses with the help of contributory teachers and media persons.  Since the B.J.C. and M.J.C. course is practical oriented, study tour, media internship lab journal, field visits are compulsory for the B.J.C. and M.J.C. students.  The M.J.C. students are requires to submit a dissertation as the part of the M.J.C. course.
          The department has produced one Ph.D. and now register 6 students for Ph.D. in Journalism. The department is well equipped with teaching aids such as V.C.R., T.V., V.C.P., Overhead projector, slide projector, Tape-recorder, Photo cameras, Video camera and two computers (One PC and One DTP).  The departments future planning is to develop video production unit, computer lab, record room and mini theatre for Film Journalism subject.          

  Research Areas:
  • Development Communication
  • Film Journalism / Film Studies
  • Electronic Media
  • Women and Media
  • Public Relations
  Academic Programmes offered : 
  • Ph.D.

  • B.J.C.

  • M.J.C.

  Course Structure :(Papers)

B.J.C.& M.J.C.           

Papers offered at B.J.C. & M.J.C 

  • B.J.C. 8 Papers & Practical 200 marks

  • M.J.C. 7 Papers & Practical 300 marks

  Seats / intake capacity:

 B.J.C. 60 seats & M.J.C. 30 seats


    For B.J.C. - Graduation from any faculty

    For M.J.C. - Graduation in Journalism

  Admission Procedure                 

For both courses by Entrance Test   

  • Eligibility                            :  M.J.C. Degree in Journalism

  • Admission Procedure         :  As per University rules

  • Fees                                  :  As per University rules                               

  Facilities offered:

Computer Lab, VCR, Slide Projector & OHP


  • Total No. of Readers          01

  • Total No. of Lecturers         01

  Dr. Omprakash Kalme  

  • Specilization                            :    Communication & Development  Communication

  •  No.of Publications                   :    Nil

    • Books                           :    Nil

    • Occasional Paper          :    Yes 

    • Monograms                   :    Nil

    • Articles in National/ 
      International Journals      :    Nil 

  Smt. Nisha Mude     

  • Specilization                            :    Reporting & Editing, PR  Development Communication

  • No. of Publications                   :    Nil

    • Books                           :    Nil

    • Occasional Paper          :    Yes 

    • Monograms                   :    Nil

    • Articles in National/ 
      International Journals      :    Nil

  Contact Person :

Dr. O. V. Kalme,
Department of Journalism and Communication,