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  • Name : Dr. C.M. Vinaya Kumar
  • Designation : Head of the Department
  • Phone : 91-891-284 4381 , 4382
  • Email:head.journalism@andhrauniversity.edu.in

The department of Journalism and Mass Communication came into existence in 1984 on the recommendations of 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 program was introduced in 1991, 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.D.V.R.Murthy and Dr.Challa Ramakrishna have been awarded PhD's in Journalism. The department has a 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 many Phd's and 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 Program
1. MJMC (Master of Journalism and Mass communication)
2. Ph.D in Journalism and Mass communication

10/06/2022 :: Introduction of Project Work in place of Internship for 4th semester MJMC Courses

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 Professor
Chairman, Board of Studies
M.A., MJMC, B.L.,
Media Laws, Public Relations,
International Communication,
Political Communication,
Human Rights and
Media and History of Media
Dr.C.M. Vinay Kumar Assistant Professor MA Litt, MJMC, Ph.D. Cultural Communication, Advertising and PR, Social Media Political Communication, Human Rights
Dr. T. Vijaya Lakshmi Assistant Professor MJMC, Ph.D. Television and Film Production, Editing, Media Issues, Gender Communication