Thursday, June 12, 2008
IIMC to be made global media varsity
THE INDIAN Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) would be upgraded as an International Media University.Planning Commission has already approved the proposal and the information and broadcasting ministry is working to make this Institute into a world class media education, training and research University, by an Act of Parliament. This will fulfill the growing demand of the media industry to provide more trained and qualified professionals.IIMC offers the post graduate diploma course in Hindi journalism, post graduate course in journalism in English, post graduate diploma in advertising and public relations, post graduate diploma course in Radio and TV journalism and diploma course in development journalism.this institute was established in 1965 by the then information and broadcasting minister, Indira Gandhi. a recent industry report stating that in the last four years, the Indian media and entertainment industry has recorded a cumulative growth of 19 percent on an overall basis.The report also predicts the industry is estimated to grow at compound annual growth rate of 18 percent in the next five years .