Director, Information & Public Relations Shri Meghachandra Kongbam, today, inaugurated a One Year Diploma Course in Media & Journalism at N. G. College. The Diploma Course is undertaken by the N. G. College, RUSA Unit in partnership with Free Press School of Journalism.
In his speech as Chief Guest, Shri Meghachandra Kongbam said that Journalism is the study of art of communication through writing and media is the study of different kinds of mass communication media through which communication messages are transmitted to reach the diversified audience. The importance of Journalism and media has increased more and more in the modern age to establish a cordial human civilisation. Besides, it has a good job prospects in different fields like teaching profession in media, working in press, radio, television, film, advertising agencies, and as Public Relations Officer in companies, he added.
The Vice Principal and Nodal Officer, RUSA of N. G. College narrated the journey of how the vocational course on journalism has been brought to the college. He thanked the support of the Chief Editor of Imphal Frees Press Shri Pradip Phanjoubam for realisation of the dream project.
The Chief Editor of Imphal Free Press and Nodal Officer of Free Press School of Journalism Shri Pradip Phanjoubam stated that the journalism course would be of more practical than theory so that the students could join any media related organisations after completion of the course.
After the inaugural session, Shri Meghachandra Kongbam, who completed P.G. Degree in Journalism from the Benaras Hindu University in 1979, conducted the maiden class of the course by presenting a lecture on Art of Communication and Communication Process.
It may be recalled that the Manipur Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh inaugurated the Vocationalisation of Higher Education under Rashtriya Uchchattar Shiksha Abhiyan in 29 Government Colleges and 11 Government-Aided Colleges in Manipur on June 29 last at D.M College Multipurpose Hall, Imphal, as a part of 100 Days Programme of the Government. (DIPR)