The Institute of Communication and Journalism (ICJ) was founded in 1995 to provide best-in-class Journalism and Mass Communication education, in the Self-Financing Stream directly under the Mahatma Gandhi University . Over the past 23 years, the ICJ rose to the ranks of the most sought-after media management course, moulding high quality media professionals. With its unique design of the course which focuses on honing practical skills and delving deep into each subject on a theoretical level, contemporary application of knowledge and analysis, the MCJ course equips the students to pursue Journalism careers across the media spectrum. The ICJ was proudly considered the flagship Department of the MG University since its founding. The design is underpinned by strong industry support and knowledge brought in by a formidable range of advisors and professionals from the media, and faculty with rich working experience in the field. Apart from the state-of-the-art facilities inbroadcasting, telecasting, video production, print media and web-journalism training, we are also developing a unique innovative approach to the enterprise and media management in the creative industry. The full-time P.G course, the Master of Communication and Journalism (MCJ), offered by the MGUniversity in 4 Semesters through our Department is designed for students wishing to pursue Journalism careers at a high level of engagement. Practical oriented coaching is our strength.
For enhanced visibility and performance standards for key job-oriented Departments, under the initiative of the M.GUniversity, the Centre for Professional and Advanced Studies – C PAS was established by the Government of Kerala. The ICJ is currently under C-PAS and the course is affiliated to the MGUniversity. The Education Minister of Kerala is the Chairman, The Higher Education Secretary of State holds the position of the Vice-Chairman and the University Syndicate Member Dr. P.K Padmakumar functions as the Director of C-PAS.
The course attracts students from across the country and boasts of having its alumni in prestigious national and internationalmedia establishments,ranging from Reuters to local channels and dailies; Here is an indicative list of key areas and organisations that our alumni is currently a part of:
English news papers like the Times of India,Hindu, Hindustan Times, Indian Express, Deccan Herald, Deccan Chronicle Vernacular dailies such as MalayalaManorama, Mathrubhumi, Mangalam. Kerala Kaumudi, Deshabhimani, Deepika, Madhyamam, Janayugam, Veekshanam, Chandrika, Janmabhumi; News agencies like PTI, UNI,
TV/RadioChannels like Asianet, Manorama, Mathrubhumi, Kairali, Mediaone, News18, Jai Hind,Dooradarshan, Janam, Kaumudi, AIR, FMs, both in vernacular and English channels;
Faculty members in Universities, Colleges and Higher secondary institutions PROs of prestigious concerns including PIB and State Public Relations Department, Content Writers at leading corporates and new age businesses.In short, our alumni is in the league of the most sought-after media professionals across the spectrum of media and journalism careers.