The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, functioning under the Faculty of Humanities, is one of the oldest department of Maharshi Dayanand University.
It was first established in 1978. Sh. Tarachand Gupta was its’ founder Head of the Department. It functioned till 1983. Thereafter, owing to administrative reasons, the department was closed.
The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication was re- established in 1988. It’s functioning till date supporting the cause of quality media education.
Earlier, the Department offered One Year Bachelors’ Degree Programme in Journalism and Mass Communication. From the session 2004-06, the Department is offering Two Years’ Masters’ Programme in Journalism and Mass Communication. M. Phil programme is being offered from the session 2007-08. Ph. D programme is being offered from 1999.
Presently, the department is headed by Prof. Harish Kumar. The Department has four fully qualified faculty members. It has necessary infrastructure, and facilities required for post- graduate course in Journalism and Mass Communication.
The Department focuses on holistic personality development of the students. It works towards preparing socially conscious, competent media professionals, with a defined VISION and MISSION. With a laid out future road map, the Department intends to be a Centre of Excellence in times to come.