The University of Mysore has many “first” to its credit. Education in Journalism
is one of these. The Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Journalism
was started on August 9, 1972. However, the regular classes were formally inaugurated
on September 20, 1972. Thus, the University of Mysore created history by introducing
Journalism as a subject of study at the post-graduate level offering M.A. degree.
Dr. Nadig Krishna Murthy, Professor and Head, who is pioneer in Journalism
education in India is the founder of the department.
The Government of Karnataka, the University Grants Commission and the
University of Mysore have played an important role in establishing the post-graduate
department on a strong base. In this regard special mention must be made of
Prof. D. Javare Gowda, former Vice-Chancellor and of Mr. D.V. Urs, former
The Department of Journalism at the Maharaja’s College, Mysore was started in
1951. Journalism was offered as one of the three optional subjects. Very soon this subject
attracted a large number of students and gained popularity.
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