Periyar University,Salem
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Periyar University

Salem-636011, Tamilnadu, India.
Reaccredited NAAC with 'A' Grade - State University - NIRF Rank 83


The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication was instituted in 2008. All the faculty members are fully qualified besides having rich media professional experience and expertise in handling creative jobs. All the media houses have resource sharing facility by which there is professional exchange of views and thought process between journalists and journalism educators.

With the right blend of experience in the field and in class, the media aspirants are guided carefully into the realm of theories and research to become critical social commentators. Not only orienting the students into the academics, but also providing them with hands on experience in the field by way of rigorous internship built into the curriculum with adequate weightage, the students get exposed to the actual goings on in the media and become ready to take up media assignments immediately after completion of the course.




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Library and Infrastructure

Department of Journalism and Mass Communication library has a collection of over 1000 books with general library supporting with more than 75,000 volumes in reference and access sections. It has an e-resources centre with access to a collection of e-volumes of journals and books in various areas.

Students have hands on experience in operating the following media equipment and resources:


SI.No Title of the Project Duration of Project Name of Investigator Total Amount Sanctioned Status of Project
1 The Reach and Use of Social Media Among the University Students of Tamil Nadu 2 year R.SUBRAMANI 1.59 Lakhs Completed
2 Social History of Pre Independence Tamil Periodicals 2 year R.SUBRAMANI 3.60 Lakhs Ongoing
3 The Role of Communication in Creating Awareness about Sexual abuse among School Girls in Salem 2 year M.ANURADHA 5.28 Lakhs Ongoing


Programmes Syllabus
M.A., ViewView
M.Sc.,(5 Year Integrated)
M.Phil., View



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