The Department of Journalism was established in 1976 at Birla Campus, Srinagar (Garhwal). Later on, the nomenclature of the department was changed to ‘Centre for Journalism and Mass Communication’ from 18 September, 2000. The admission to the B.A. (Honours) Journalism and Mass Communication and M.A.(Journalism and Mass Communication) courses are done through merit which is conducted normally in the month of June/July every year. The department also runs Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication.
The Centre for Journalism and Mass Communication has well equipped laboratories for print media and electronic media (Audio-Visual) including studio for the practical training of students. The department has the facility of class rooms, seminar hall, conference room and photography lab. Provisions for the students have been made for extensive field and institutional visits/Apprenticeship training in the courses being offered by the department. In addition to the permanent faculty, the department also engages guest faculty to augment the strength of the faculty to facilitate teaching in the department.
The courses being offered by the department provide ample job opportunities to students in the field of journalism and mass communication. The alumni of the department have been serving several prestigious organizations of the print and electronic media.