About the Department

Welcome to the Department of Mass Communication, Journalism & Media Studies, Cotton University! The history of this department dates back to December 3, 2004 when it began functioning as Media and Communication Study Center (MCSC) with a One-year Post Graduation Diploma course in Mass Communication & Journalism. MCSC was placed under the Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) set up in 2003 to impart skill-development courses. The Center was eventually upgraded to a full-fledged Department in July, 2018.

The Department currently offers a three-year BA Programme and a two-year MA Programme in Mass Communication and Journalism along with offering Mass Communication as an Elective course in the undergraduate...

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Head of the Department

Recent Publications

  • Mahabahoo in association with Multicultural Educational Development Trust, Dr Sayanika Dutta (2021). How to Save News Today: Perspectives of Media Freedom and Responsibility (ISBN: 978-93-87494-48-0), 175 Years of Media in Assam and Beyond , [2021]

  • Press Institute of India, Dr Sayanika Dutta (2021). Creating awareness, spreading pertinent messages - silently. Vol 13, Issue 1. Jan-March, 2021. (ISSN: 0042-5303), Vidura - A journal of the Press Institute of India , [2021]

  • Press Institute of India, Dr Kuntala Das (2021). Will censorship of creativity stifle OTT platforms? Vol 13, Issue 3. July-Sep, 2021 (ISSN: 0042 5303), Vidura - A journal of the Press Institute of India , [2021]

  • Press Institute of India, Dr Sayanika Dutta (2020). Doordarshan, thank you for taking us down memory lane. Vol 12, Issue 2. April-June, 2020. (ISSN: 0042-5303), Vidura - A Journal of the Press Institute of India , [2020]

  • Centre for Publications, St. Claret College. Arunachal Pradesh, Kuntala Das (2020). Media and Peace Process: Looking Beyond Conflict Coverage (ISBN: 978-93-5419-238-8), Media Representation of Northeast India , [2020]

  • Department of MBA, GCC Centre of Management Studies (GCMS), Gauhati Commerce College, Dr Sayanika Dutta (2020). Social Media and Women Entrepreneurs in Assam (ISBN: 978-93-5407-923-8), Entrepreneurial Innovation & Regional Development , [2020]

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Scholarly Resources

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