SNDT Women's University (Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University)

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Department of Communication media for children

 

Department of Communication media for children

Educational Qualifications: M.Sc. (Home Child Development), M.S. (Broadcasting), P.G.Dip (Social Com Media)

Information about the Department

Department Goals

* To train women into a fast growing field of mass media with special interest in producing material for children.
* To develop prototype media material for children and test its effectiveness.
* To develop a resource center and become a clearinghouse of media material for and about children.
* To develop a research center dealing with children and media.

History & Present Status

The department offered a one-year postgraduate diploma till 1993, and now it offers a two years master's program. The course is innovative and the only one of its kind being offered in India. It focuses on both educational and recreational needs of children between 3-12 years and trains women in producing a variety of media material in traditional (puppets), electronic media (audio - video/computers) as well as writing for children.
The department received grants from UNICEF in the initial stages, for conducting the program, training and equipment. A book grant from from British Council helped with the departmental library and later grants from U.G.C. enabled the department to purchase professional beta and digital equipment for Audio Video production.

Department of Communication media for children
Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University
1, Nathibai Thackersey Road,
New Marine Lines
Mumbai-400020,
Maharashtra
India

 

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