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  • Name : Prof. D.V.R. Murthy
  • Designation : Head of the Department
  • Phone : (+91)9985051793
  • Email: prof.dvrmurthy@andhrauniversity.edu.in

The department of journalism and mass communication came into existence in 1984 on the recommendations of four dignitaries viz., Prof Bashiruddin (Osmania university), Prof C Mohapatra (Berhampur University), Mr. G M Bhargava (Resident Editor, Indian Express), and Mr. R Sampath (former Deputy editor, The Hindu). Initially, the bachelor of journalism and mass communication course was introduced and subsequently, in 1991, the department introduced Master’s degree in journalism and mass communication. Significantly, the department was the first in the country to introduce PhD programme in journalism and mass communication when Prof K V Nagaraj was the head of the department. Prof.P.Bobby Vardhan, Prof.D.V.R.Murthy and Dr.Challa Ramakrishna have been awarded PhD’s in Journalism. All these three faculty members had Media experience. The department has very strong potential in employment hence the placement is 100 Percent. The products of the department have occupied very important positions like CEO’s & Chief’s in various popular Media institutions. Further, the department has been concentrating on result oriented research and could able to produce 33 Phd’s and Five MPhil’s. At present the department has one Post Doctoral Fellow (UGC), One Senior Research Fellow (UGC), one ICSSR Fellow, and one RJNF Scholar.

S.No Name of the Course Duration Intake
1. MJMC (Master of Journalism and Mass communication) 2 Years 30 Seats
2. MS Communication and Media Studies 2 Years 30 Seats
3. Diploma in Journalism 06 Months 40 Seats
4. Diploma in Photography 06 Months 30 Seats
5. MA (Communication and Media Studies) 02 Years 30 Seats
6. PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication 01 Year 30 Seats
7. Diploma in Soft Skills 06 Months 30 Seats

Name Designation Qualification Specialization
Prof. D.V.R. Murthy Professor,
Head of the Department &
Director, Japanese Information
and Study Centre
M.A. (Litt),
Development, Journalism/
Communication Theory,
Research Methodology,
International Communication.
Dr. Challa Ramakrishna Associate Director,
Media Relations
M.A., MJMC, B.L.,
Media Laws, Public Relations,
International Communication,
Political Communication,
Human Rights and
Media and History of Media
Dr. P.Nirmala Guest Faculty M.A., MJMC, Ph.D. Advertising, Media Management,
Cultural Communication and
International Communication
Dr. G.K.D.Prasad Rao Guest Faculty M.A.(Litt)., MJMC.,
History of Journalism,
Telugu Journalism and
Translation Studies,
Editing & Print Media,
Writing for Electronic Media
for Radio & TV
Dr. K.Ramachandar Guest Faculty MJMC., LLM.,
MA(Politics), Ph.D.
Political Communication,
Media Laws & Ethics, Social Media
Sri. V.V.S.V. Narasimham Editorial Assistant MJMC., B.Ed. Editing, Translation &
News Writing Skills
Dr.C. Krishnaveer Abhishek Soft Skills Trainer
cum Faculty
M.A (English), MA(Hindi),
Communication and Soft Skills,
English Language Teaching,
Writing Skills,
Emotional Language Teaching
and Culture and Communication.