IIMC to be upgraded to Communication University: Javadekar

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday that the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) would be upgraded into a 'Communication University'.

ANI| Updated: Oct 21, 2014, 12:39 PM IST
IIMC to be upgraded to Communication University: Javadekar

New Delhi: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday that the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) would be upgraded into a 'Communication University'.

"Steps would be taken to initiate this process and a roadmap would be prepared soon by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting," Javadekar said during the convocation ceremony and launch of golden jubilee celebrations at Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) on Monday.

Inviting suggestions from the public, especially the young generation, Javadekar said, "A specific corner would be developed on I&B Ministry's website for these suggestions to be placed for the perusal of the Ministry."

The entire process was part of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's communication vision which laid emphasis on 'Participative Communication'- a communication process which linked the key stakeholders including the media fraternity.

Exhorting the students who were conferred diplomas to avoid sensationalism at all costs and fight the menace of paid news, Javadekar said, "A young journalist ought to work with passion, compassion in a mission mode without commission."

He also called upon the students to balance information taking into account the sourcing of information from different media sources which included new and traditional media streams.

"These aspects would lay down the architectural framework for ethical journalism in the future," Javadekar added.