In view of the “growth” of the regional media, premier journalism school IIMC is considering offering courses in regional languages, including Malayalam and Marathi.
The insititute has also set up a ‘New Media and IT’ department at its Delhi campus considering the expansion of the digital media.
Director General of Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) K G Suresh today said the institute has begun consultations on offering journalism courses at IIMC centres in at least one regional language from the next academic session.
“We are keen to offer journalism courses in more regional languages at IIMC centres. We want that from the next session, a course in Marathi journalism should be started at IIMC, Amravati, and in Malayalam journalism at the Kottayam centre,” he said.
He said, “The move was in line with the growth being witnessed in the regional media.”
At present, IIMC’s Dhenkanal centre offers a post-graduate diploma course in Odia journalism. Its Delhi centre offers journalism courses in English, Hindi and Urdu.
Suresh also said the New Media and IT department has been set up in Delhi, keeping in mind the importance of the digital medium.
The institute is also providing training in new media to various government departments including officials of the defence forces, he said.