The Department of Communicative English was reborn in 2013 after being a part of the Department of English for nearly two decades. Started in 1995 as a vocational course that gave students a foundation in mass media, it is now an independent department. The department has 104 aspiring media students being trained in Mass Media, Journalism, PR, HR and Advertising.
The courses are typically conducted through a combination of lectures, seminars, screenings, internships, industry visits, as well as written and practical assignments. We regularly organize enrichment programmes that give them the opportunity to meet and interact with professionals from different facets of the media – journalists, advertising professionals, popular authors, critically acclaimed filmmakers and management experts.
It is a practical industry oriented programme with hands on training in the field of Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations and Visual Communication.
The students also play a very proactive role in promoting ecologically friendly practices. A documentary was prepared by the students of the Department on Plastic Waste Awareness (2016) to promote the usage of cloth bags brought out by the Bhoomitra Sena Club. The documentary is being used to train Kudumbsree units to make these bags. It continues to be screened extensively at various other institutions to create awareness on the issue.