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P.G. Diploma in Development Communication

Anwar Jamal Kidwai, Mass Communication Research Center offers a postgraduate diploma in development communication. It is self-financed full time diploma course. The duration of the course is one year. It has total forty seats. The course endeavors to produce professional communicators. The course facilitates students to understand the use of contemporary as well as traditional media like radio, print, television and video. The course is designed and tailored with the view of providing students with quality education in the field of development communication.

After completing the course, students get into the field of media set-ups, development agencies, Govt. and Non-Govt. organizations as media practitioners and development communication strategists. The course covers the following aspects of communication.

  • Concept, Development and Approaches
  • Development Concerns and Issues
  • Development Planning
  • Development Communication
  • Communication Evaluation and Research
  • Methods of Communication for Development - I (Radio & Television Production Sound)
  • Methods of Communication for Development - II (Documentation, Print Journalism, A/V and Photo Journalism)
  • Methods of Communication for Development - III (Media Campaign, Theatre & Folk form)
  • Project
  • Field Training

Eligibility Criteria
Students who wish to take admission to the above-discussed programme need to have the following qualification.

Students who have taken first degree in Humanities, Arts, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering or Medicine etc. can apply. Students must have obtained at least 50 % marks in aggregate in their degree exam.

Admission Process
The entrance exam consists of a written test followed by a personal interview. The exam aims at assessing student's ability and aptitude. The written exam is to be held in Delhi. The aim of written exam is to examine student's aptitude, views over a wide area of knowledge and general awareness. Students who cleared the written test will be short-listed for the personal interview. The interview will be held in Delhi. It must be noted that the admission is totally based on the student's performance in the test. The break-up of marks is given below.

  • Written exam - 85 marks
  • Interview - 15 marks

The names of students who are short-listed for written test and personal interview will be displayed on the notice board of the designated test centers as well as center's website.

Fees and Dues structure for postgraduate diploma in Development Communication

Admission chargesRupees
Enrolment fee (in case not already enrolled)50
Admission fee100
Identity card fee 50
Cost of syllabus 300
Total 600
Annual Fees
Community radio/misc.160
Canteen establishment charges 50
Cultural activities 150
Equipment caution money (refundable)10, 000
Foundation day celebration 100
Exam fees500
Library caution money (refundable)2, 000
Garden fees/campus maint. Fee100
Sports and games150
Medical fee100
Students aid fund 50
University magazine40
University development fund 500
Subject association fund100
Total 14, 000
Consumables charges17, 500
Tuition fees18, 500
Training and production fee3, 000
Grand total 53, 600


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