Department of Media and Communication Studies
This department, founded in 1977 as Department of Journalism, was renamed as Department of Mass Communication in 1985. Keeping the latest market requirement department is renamed as “MEDIA & COMMUNICATION STUDIES” in year 2013. It trains students for career in the fields of communication and journalism offering BS and Masters of Arts (M.A) programme in Media & Communication Studies. The four year BS degree courses have been redesigned to provide professional education with theory-cum-research and practical based approach in every day life-like situation and meet the needs of market and professional fields i.e., print media, electronic media, journalism, advertising, public relations and development support communication.
Practically, it is the only institution offering courses in Media & Communication Studies to the people of rural and Urban Sindh. The Department has a well-stocked seminar library with a fine collection of more than 3500 latest books and periodicals and also has two well-equipped media laboratories, comprising sufficient number of computers, well established Studio, video cameras, editing processors, tape recorders, multimedia projectors and laser printers etc.
The students are required to write report news stories, columns, articles and features in weekly newspaper ‘Roshni’ and monthly magazine ‘Shaoor’ reflecting scholarly and independent thought. Under these programs students are treated as journalists who would one day be called upon to accept responsibilities in administrative or supervisory positions in media organisation.