History of the Department

The Department of Studies in Communication was established in the year 1973 with the initiative taken by the then Vice-Chancellor of Bangalore University Dr. H. Narasimaiah.
Dr. E K Eapen, an expert in the field of Communication was invited to head this Department of Communication.
A galaxy of eminent journalists and communication experts and academicians were involved in the initial stages of the development of the Department.
Dr. A V Shanmugan, UNESCO consultant and professor, development communication IIM, Dr. Nateshan, UNESCO consultant on Broadcasting, Dr. H K Ranganath, UNESCO consultant in traditional media, Sri. Kuldeep Nayar, eminent journalist and former High Commissioner to Great Britain, Dr. Bashirudin, Prof of journalism and former ambassador to Qatar and Vice-Chancellor of Dr. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad, Dr. A W Khan, Former Vice-Chancellor of Indira Gandhi Open University, Prof. Satish Bahadur, Film and television Institute of India, Pune.
Dr. N V K Murthy, Director, Film and Television Institute of India, Prof. N V Thirtha, Head Department of Education, Bangalore University.
These eminent persons were involved in teaching and academic programs of the Department. Subsequently, Prof. B A Shridhara, Prof Leela Rao, Sri. Ramesh and Prof. Balasubramaniam joined as faculty members of the Department. Later, Prof. H S Eshwara PhD from the Univeristy of Wisconsin who had earlier worked at Mysore University succeeded Dr. Eapen as the Chairman of the department. Subsequently, Prof. B A Shridhara, Prof. K Puttaraju, Prof. Leela Rao served as the Chairpersons of the Department and at present Prof. Jagadeesh Prakash is the Chairman of the department.
The department was the first to recognise the growth of Television in India and the first and foremost department to have developed CCTV facilities to train the students in the production of Television and Radio programs.
The department was encouraged by the UGC with the sanction of six posts of Readers to expand Six independent specialized branches of communication with the concept of establishing a School of Communication viz., Journalism, Satellite Communication, Communication Policy and Planning, Advertising and Public Relations, Rural Communication and Communication Research.

ChairpersonDr. B. K. Ravi    (01.12.2018 To UFO)

Contact Details:

JB Campus:

Department of Journalism & Mass Communication
Old Pareeksha Bhavana
Jnanabharathi Campus
Bangalore University
Bengaluru - 560056

080 – 22961986

Central College Campus:

Department of Journalism & Mass Communication
Prasanna Kumar Block
Central College  Campus
Bangalore University
Palace Road, Bengaluru - 560009

A. Course Offered - MS. Communication

B. Nature of Course - Semester Scheme

C. Duration - 4 Semesters (2 years)

D. Intake - 40 + Payment Seats – 06

Out of the 40 seats, 30 seats shall be reserved for Journalism Graduates and another 10 seats for Non-Journalism Graduates.

E. Eligibility:

Journalism Candidates: Candidates who have passed the bachelor’s degree with 50 percent of marks in the aggregate of all the examinations of the degree in the optional subjects of Journalism shall be eligible for admission.
Non-Journalism Graduates: Candidates who have passed the bachelor’s degree examination of Bangalore University or any other University recognized as equivalent with 50 percent of marks in the aggregate of all the subjects including the languages are eligible as per the Bangalore University rules

Sl. NoNameQualificationsDesignationSpecializationView Profile
1Dr. B.K. RaviM.A., M.S.Comm., Ph.DProfessorPrint Media, International Communication, Political Communication, Film Studies, Electronic Media, Development CommunicationProfile
2Dr. B.Shaila ShreeM.S.Comm., M.Phil., Ph.DAssistant ProfessorCommunication Theories, Environmental Communication, Media Laws, Technical Writing, Magazine ProductionProfile
3Dr. N.Sanjeeva RajaM.S.Comm., Ph.DAssistant ProfessorReporting, Technical Writing, Kannada Press, Magazine Writing Profile