Mysore: Model Press Conference, an activity of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Mysore was held on 22nd of Feb 2023. At the venue the students of first and second year, and the research scholars were present to attend conference. They had the chance to ask their questions as a practice of journalistic approach. The questions were posed for the Mysore City Police Commissioner, Mr. Ramesh B who was the guest of the conference. The local and international students have put their questions forward and the Commissioner has answered.

Ms. Prithika, a second year student from Nepal has asked if there was any helpline for international students in English language so they could solve their problem.

She received a ‘No’ but the commissioner explained that an international student can ask the person behind the phone to hand over the call to someone who speaks English.

A first year student asked if the digital billboard on the traffic circles or squares can be increased for the awareness of the public. The commissioner said that he will work on it.

“Organising such events has been a tradition of the department.” said Professor Sapna who is the chairperson of the department.

The postgraduate program offered by the department is a two-year Master of Arts (MA) degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. The program is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the field of journalism, including media ethics, media law, media research, and media management. The curriculum also includes practical training, internships, and research projects.

The department also offers a Ph.D. program in Journalism and Mass Communication for those interested in pursuing research in the field. The program is designed to provide students with advanced research skills and equip them with the knowledge and expertise needed to contribute to the field of journalism and mass communication.

The Department of Journalism at the University of Mysore has a team of experienced faculty members who are experts in their respective fields. The department also has state-of-the-art infrastructure, including a well-equipped media lab, library, and other facilities to support the academic and research activities of the students.

In summery, the Department of Journalism at the University of Mysore is a reputed institution for journalism education and research, known for its academic excellence, practical training, and industry exposure.

The University of Mysore is a public state university located in the city of Mysore in the state of Karnataka, India. It was established in 1916 by the then Maharaja of Mysore, Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV, and is one of the oldest universities in India. The university has been accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with an ‘A’ grade.

The University of Mysore offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in various fields such as Arts, Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, Commerce, Management, Law, Education, and Technology. The university has several affiliated colleges offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

The University of Mysore has a rich academic tradition and has produced several eminent scholars and leaders in various fields. The university has a well-equipped library, modern laboratories, sports facilities, and other infrastructure to support the academic and extracurricular activities of the students.

The university also has a strong research culture and encourages its students and faculty members to engage in research activities. The University of Mysore has several research centers and institutes, and its faculty members are actively involved in research and consultancy projects.

Overall, the University of Mysore is a reputed institution of higher education in India, known for its academic excellence, research culture, and contribution to society.

In the end of the model press conference, Mr Ramesh was thanked and he received lots of appreciation for his work.


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