The Government of India has announced the upgradation of Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) as an International Media University.
‘I am very happy to announce that we have decided to upgrade the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) as an International Media University. The Planning Commission has already approved the proposal and my Ministry is working to make this Institute into a world class media education, training and research University, by an Act of Parliament. This will fulfill the growing demand of the media industry to provide more trained and qualified professionals,” P. R. Dasmunsi, Minister of Information & Broadcasting said while addressing the students of IIMC in Delhi.
Stuti Kacker ,Director, IIMC, conferred diplomas to these students. P. R. Dasmunsi presented awards to the students of the Post Graduate Diploma Courses.
“As an international media university, the role and responsibilities of IIMC are also going to increase tremendously. As Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru said and I quote “A university stands for humanism, for tolerance, for progress, for adventure of ideas and for the search of truth. It stands for the onward march of the human race towards ever higher objectives. If the universities discharge their duty adequately, then it is well with the nation and the people. But if the temple of learning becomes a home of narrow bigotry and petty objectives, how then will the nation prosper or people grow in stature ,” P. R. Dasmunsi said.