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I&B Ministry working for Deemed University status for IIMC

Published on : 15-Jul-2016 Powered by

The country’s premier journalism school IIMC may get Deemed University status with the I&B Ministry planning to move a proposal to the HRD Ministry in this regard.


“The I&B Ministry is actively considering working towards getting Deemed University status for IIMC. A proposal in this regard may soon be moved,” a senior official said.


The official said the proposal will have to be submitted to the HRD Ministry for evaluation and according of Deemed University status to Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC).


IIMC centres, at present, offer diploma courses in journalism and once it gets Deemed University status, it will be able to grants bachelor’s and master’s degrees.


The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has been planning to get ‘Institute of National Importance’ tag for IIMC, but it will now focus more on making it a Deemed University, the official said.

(The Indian Express)

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