Department of Journalism & Mass Communication 

The department of Journalism and Mass Communication of Karnataka State Akkamahadevi Women’s University, established in 2007, maintains high academic standards in its curriculum.  The department is giving more focus to practical training by using professional equipment and software.

Contact Details:
Prof.Onkargouda Kakade,
Ph.No: 9611488205
Media is considered as the fourth pillar of democracy, and forms the backbone of any Developing nation. The Department strives to provide a platform for the students from rural and downtrodden sections to explore the field of Journalism and Mass Communication. The Department aims to contribute to the society through imparting a dynamic flair for writing, creative bent of mind, nose for news, adept in photo and video editing as well as innovative and professional use of the mass media.

The environment of mass media has changed. The boundary between mainstream media such as newspaper, radio, and television is diminishing rapidly. This is the era of Convergent Media. This post-graduate JMC program will prepare students to enter this new integrated media in the globalized world with a strong foothold. The program’s objective is to produce women graduates with knowledge in journalism and mass communication, preparing them to be leaders in media and communication sectors. The curriculum focuses on Mass Media concepts, theories and professional practices, in digital lab and studios. Students are provided the arena for critically analysing and comprehending issues around the world.

  • To ensure high standard of Media Education
  • To develop writing skills among the students
  • Encourage each student to search for knowledge and understanding.
  • Prepare students for further study and ongoing learning.
  • Expose students to a range of valuable learning experiences.
Sl.No Course Duration Eligibility Intake Career Options Syllabus
1 M.A in Journalism and Mass Communication 02 Years / 4 Semesters Bachelors degree in any subject with minimum 50% marks in aggregate ((40% in case of SC/ST & Cat I and 45% for OBC candidates) obtained from any recognized University. 30+10 Job opportunities in Reporting, Editing, Advertisement sections in  Print, Electronic and New Media. View
2 Ph.D       Researcher in Media and Media Education Institutions, Government Sector  
3 B.A IN JMC 3 Year/ 6 Semester        
4 Add on Diploma/Proficiency Course in Translation and Print Production 4 Semesters / 2 Years     Translator, Content Writers in Media Organizations  
5 Add on Advance Diploma / Proficiency Course  in Electronic Media Production 4 Semesters/ 2 Years     Job Opportunities in Electronic media as News Anchor, Program Producer, Script Writer, Video Journalist, Visual Editor, Voice Over Artist, Announcer Etc.  
6 Certificate Course in Graphics Designs 20 credits- any one Semester     Opportunities to become Graphics Designer in Advertising, Television and Film Industry. Freelance Graphic Designer.  


Sl.No Photo Name & Designation Qualification Specialization Contact Details Resume

Prof. Onkargouda Kakade

Chairperson & Senior Professor

M.A, Ph.D Reporting, Translation, Development Journalism


Ph.No: 9611488205


Dr. Tahmeena Nigar Sultana

Assistant professor


Media Research Methodology,

Broadcast Journalism

Advertising and Public Relations


Ph.No: 9482248372


Mr. Sandeep

Assistant professor


Digital Media,

Television Production,

Online Journalism, Advertising


Ph.No: 9844681398



Sl.No Project Title Principal Investigator Sponsoring Agency Sanctioned Year Budget Status
1   Prof.Onkargouda Kakade Department of Planning, Programme Monitoring and Statistics, Government of Karnataka 2018 5,54,000 Completed
2   Prof.Onkargouda Kakade Impress Indian Council Of Social Science Research 2019 10,00000 Completed
3   Prof.Onkargouda Kakade National Women Commission Minor Research Project 2019 4, 94,000 Completed


Sl.No Title  Author Name Journal Name Year Impact Factor
1 Impact of Digital India on Women: A literature review,   RESEARCH REVIEW International Journal of Multidisciplinary, Volume-05, Issue-03 March -2020  
2 Construction of the ‘Beauty’ concept: An Analytical Study of Femina – A Leading Women’s Magazine,   Journal of Media and Social Development, Vol. 6(1), January-April 2018, pp 69-76. ISSN 2320-8244 2018  
3 Masculinity and Surrogate Products: A Study of Prime Time TV Advertisements.   Media Mimansa, April-June, pp 2-7. ISSN 2229-5593 2018  
4 Revoking the spirit of nationalism and empathy through social media: a case study of sianchen tragedy,   International journal of creative research thought, issn-23202882, vol 6, page-1133-1136. 2016  
5 Social Issues Related to Muslims in Newspaper – A Comparative Study of Kannada and Urdu Dailies,   Social Sciences International Research Journal, Vol 2, Spl issue 2016, ISSN 2395-0544, PP: 47-50. 2016  


1. State of art Television Studio with High Definition Camcorders, Tele-prompter, Cyclorama, Green Screen, Cool Lights and Discussion Panel

2. Production Control Room with high end Video Switcher, Audio mixer, Playout, Injest and Live editing softwares

3. Visual Editing Laboratory with Mac Computers and Final Cut Pro Software

4. Outdoor Live Production Unit

5. DJI Phantom 4 Drone Camera

6. Professional Video and Still Cameras

7. Computer Lap with professional media softwares and High Speed Internet Connectivity

8. Smart Board and other ICT enabled classrooms

9. Department Library with good number of resources

  • Study tours to Media Organisations organised every year to give more practical knowledge to the students.
  • Special Lectures and Workshops on various topics from the industry experts.
  • Celebration of Press Day.
  • Creating opportunities to the students to participate in the National, International level workshops, seminars, Media Conferences organised by different organisations in and around Karnataka.
  • Encouraging the students to bring out Special Edition Journals and News Bulletins on Special Occasions
  • Providing Hands on Experience to the students in LIVE coverage of events.