New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will be commencing media research courses, soon. As per sources, the M Phil and PhD courses in media research will be offered at the Centre of Media Research at JNU. The Centre of Media Research at JNU has got the approval recently, from the University Grants Commission (UGC).
Further, sources told that the courses have been exclusively designed keeping in mind the growing demand for specialized courses in media at the research level. In addition, sources told that in comparison with traditional media courses, the new course will keep research, analysis and application of media in diverse field, in focus.
Deepak Kumar, Chairperson, Centre for Media Research (JNU), said that the centre will be different from other schools of media, as it will prepare analysts and not journalists. In addition, he said that interdisciplinary approaches in the field of evolution, role, relevance and impact of media will be encouraged here.
As per sources, the curriculum of the new research courses of JNU will focus on the areas that need thorough media analysis and have a more focused approach. Moreover, sources informed that the centre will be prepared by 2012.