IIMC Jammu will be journalism hub of North India: DG
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IIMC Jammu will be journalism hub of North India: DG

Director General, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, K G Suresh, on Saturday said that Jammu campus of the institute would emerge as the journalism hub of north India.

Director General, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, K G Suresh, on Saturday said that Jammu campus of the institute would emerge as the journalism hub of north India.

Suresh, who is in the winter capital in connection with IIMC's foundation stone laying function by Prime Minister on February 3, told Greater Kashmir that Urdu language is very strong in Jammu and Kashmir state and once IIMC Jammu shifts to its own campus, it will introduce programs in Urdu and Hindi journalism, which are presently available at Delhi campus only.

He further added that as per studies, readers' focus has now shifted to vernacular press and to tab this IIMC was planning to introduce various programs in regional language as recently done in Marathi and Malayalam at its Amaravati-Maharashtra and Kottayam-Kerala campuses.

"New media is future of journalism and Jammu campus will have all the facilitate to run special course on new media," he said, adding, "The campus will also design special program for government officials, teachers and other administrators of north India and it will become communication hub for entire northern India."

The DG further revealed that IIMC received a Letter of Intent from Human Resources Development Ministry, to convert IIMC into deemed university and the campus will offer post graduate courses, doctorate degree and other academic courses at larger scale to train academicians also and produce people not just for industry but for institutions.

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