IIMC gets permanent campus in Aizawl

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) has got a permanent northeastern regional campus at Aizawl that would help students from the region planning to pursue higher studies in journalism and digital media.
President Droupadi Murmu on Thursday inaugurated the campus that will offer postgraduate diploma courses in English Journalism and Digital Media besides short-duration media and communication courses.
With the main campus in New Delhi, IIMC has five regional campuses at Dhenkanal in Odisha, Aizawl in Mizoram, Jammu in J-K, Kottayam in Kerala and Amravati in Maharashtra.
The regional campuses have been set up with an aim of catering to different regions and meeting the need of media education across the country.
The IIMC North East Campus began functioning in 2011 from a temporary building made available by the Mizoram University.
The IIMC permanent campus on eight acres of land given by the Mizoram University has separate administrative and academic buildings along with hostels and staff quarters.
Since its inception, the campus is offering PG diploma course in English journalism for which most of the students come from other parts of India and some from North Eastern states.
“I am happy to inaugurate the permanent campus of Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Aizawl which will be a boost to the media and mass communication studies in the entire North East,” the President said.
She said that IIMC provides a dynamic learning and working environment which nurture new ideas, creativity, research and develops leaders and innovators in the domain of media and mass communication.