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September 9, 2009

Four more IIMC branches on the way

Four more IIMC branches on the way

NEW DELHI, Sept 8: Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Tuesday announced plans to set up four more branches of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), India’s premier institute of journalism. Soni also announced the upgradation of the IIMC into an international media university. The IIMC will have four more branches, one each in Jammu and Kashmir, Mizoram and in southern and western India, Soni said at the 42nd convocation function held at the IIMC campus here. These institutes would be set up in a phased manner and proposals will be firmed up soon in consultation with the concerned agencies and the state governments, Soni said to applause from over 200 students in the IIMC auditorium. The information and broadcasting ministry is working out the modalities to develop this institute into a world class media education, training and research university, Soni said. After upgradation to an international media university, IIMC will be able to award degrees in addition to the post-graduate diplomas it currently awards. IIMC will also be able to start courses at the under-graduate and post graduate level and award M.Phil and PhD degrees, Soni added. (IANS)

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