School of Communication Studies

About School of Communication Studies


The School of Communication Studies at Panjab University was set up in 1941 at the University of Punjab, Lahore. The founding father of the School was Professor PP Singh who studied journalism in the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA. This makes the School of Communication Studies, the pioneer in journalism education in India. Presently, as per the Times Higher Education World University Rankings released on 5th September 2017, Under the Category Communication and Media Studies, SCS stand at 2nd position in India.

The School of Communication Studies has been awarded with the prestigious Chanakya award, for the ' Business Communication School of the Year (National) 2011-2012', by the Global Conclave of Public Relations Council of India and Indy's award for Excellence in Mass Communication in the year 2013 by the Stars of the Industry Awards.

Our faculty members have Research Fellowship, Projects, International Fellowship and International Best Research paper award to their credit and continue to act as consultants and trainers beyond the classroom. They are editors and serve as members of the editorial boards in Research Journals of repute. The part-time/visiting faculty of the School comprises of eminent, veteran and award-winning reporters, columnists, authors, magazine editors, documentary filmmakers, and digital media specialists.

The School prepares the students to perform a vital and challenging function of searching for the truth in complicated situations, usually under a time constraint, and communicating it in a clear, engaging manner to the public through our Print Journalism course. It also prepares the students in other professional fields of Media Management, Advertising, Online Communication, Public Relations and Graphic Design. In addition, the School educates scholars of Communications and Journalism, and functions as a significant guiding force in Journalism and inculcates in students the habit of thinking of themselves as leaders for change and improvement in the profession.

The School strives to adapt to changes in the profession, to respond to new developments in the way news is delivered and to prepare students to work in different environments. The coursework and syllabi are regularly updated to be in tune with the latest industry trends. In over 70 years the school has produced alumni who work not only in traditional journalism careers as reporters, editors and broadcasters, but also are public relations executives, media entrepreneurs, advertising professionals, web publishers and journalism educators.

91.2 MHz, Jyotirgamaya, the CRS (Community Radio Station) of the Panjab University is being run by the School of Communication Studies. It was inaugurated on 13th February, 2011 and is acting as a unifying agent amongst the university faculty, students and also the community. The station proudly offers four broadcasts a day that include a total of nine programs running for over 10 hours. The CRS is recipient of a DST grant to run its special programme on Science for Women Health and Nutrition. The Public Relations Council of India awarded the special programme Hamari Beti' run by PU CRS.The PU Radio has collaborated with BBC Media Action Group and UNICEF to produce a programme for adolescents called, ' Full On Nikki'.The programmes of Radio Jyotirgamaya can be heard for 10 kms radius.

An Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMMRC) and a PU Centre for Media Studies (PUCMS) are on their way to be set up in the School of Communication Studies with the purpose of outreach activities.


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