Department of Journalism

The department offers a three year under-graduate course in Mass communication and Journalism for BA students. The department was started in the year 2005. Having a history of more than 13 years it has produced many media personalities who are shining in state and local media. The department has well-equipped studio with recording system and panel discussion table. The course comprises of theory as well as practical training. The department offers practical training to the students to bring out ‘Hombelaku’, a hand written wall magazine and has a YouTube channel ‘GDC Cine crew’.Today journalism as a career stands not only for a challenging career option  but also as a prestigious profession.

The career options include:
  • Print media
  • Broadcast media
  • Television media
  • New media
  • Photography
  • Cinema industry
  • Animation
  • Public Relation Officer etc.

The dept follows following innovative teaching method

  • Seminars and Assignments
  • Project work
  • Debate on different subjects
  • Guidance for creative writing and critical analysis
  • Five minute talk on the subject of their interest
  • Student participatory classroom teaching
Best Practices of the department
  1. ‘Hombelaku’: a handwritten wall magazine brought out by first year students. This will help them to improve their writing skill and to learn about newspaper page designing.

  1. Practical Interview: Dept. has well equipped studio with Panel discussion table. Students practice interview taking skill in this studio.


  1. Practical experience: students get practical experience of Voice recording, short movie making, video recording, photography, newspaper making in Quark Express page designing software, etc.

4.Movie-screening: This practical class is followed by discussion about the movie, camera angel, direction, acting, music and movie review.


2019-2020 report Date Program Description Number of participation
01 4-7-2019

Interaction session on the occasion of Press day celebration.

Vijayavani- Digvijaya 24*7 jointly organized interaction with Dr.Vasanth Kumar Perla , Former Director, AIR Mangaluru

02 1-7-2019

‘D.K. District Journalists Conference -2019’organized by ‘D.K. District Working Journalist association’at Town hall, Mangalore.

Six students of Journalism participated. Staff in charge- Shwetha, Head of dept.

03 2-8-2019 Guest talk

The department organized guest lecture on ‘Dynamics of Media” by Jayaram Shriyan, founder and editor of ‘Issues and concerns’, Surathkal  at AV hall.

04 30-8-2019

State Level Seminar at MGM College, Udupi

Five students of journalism participated in ‘Wildlife Journalism and Forest Conservation’ with specila keynote by Krupakar and Senani.Staff in charge- Shwetha, Head of dept.

2018-2019 REPORT Date Program Description Number of participation
01 Workshop students participated in a One Day workshop on “Photography” jointly organised by Kannada Sangha and Department of Journalism under aegis of Nikon India Pvt.Ltd. 06
02 Khaadi dress competition Students participated in Khaadi kadar competiton 07
2017-2018 Report Date Program Description Number of Participation
01 4-7-2017

Press Day Celebration

Dr. Shrinivas HR Associate Professor delivered lecture on ‘Opportunities in Journalism’. The program was presided by Dr. B Muralidhar Rao , Principal GDC. Vice Principal Prof.Krishnamurthy, Ms.Shwetha, Head of the dept were present 70
02 16-7-2017 Interview of Justice Suresh Hosbet  Ms Mahima of 1st B.A. Journalism took interview of Justice Suresh Hosbet, Former Chief Judge of Bombay High court . He talk about his childhood, experience as a Judge, about Human Rights etc. 03
03 20-8-2017 P.Sainath’s seminar Prof.Krishnamurthy, Vice-Principal, Ms Shwetha, Journalism Lecturer and 8 students were participated in “Karavali Kattu” ‘Talluru Nudimale” Special lecture by India’s well-known development writer P.Sainath held at Town hall, Ajjarkadu,Udupi. He delivered lecture on “Rural India in digital era”. 08
04 21-8-2017 Inauguration of “Media Club”  Ms. Chaithra Kundapura, Programmer Spandana Tv Udupi, inaugurated “Media Club” of the dept. She delivered talk on ‘Women in Media Field: Opportunities and Challenges’. 80
05 18-9-2017 Documentary movie screening Screening of documentary movie “Manjula Yashogana” done by Journalism students. Naveen Shetty , Senior Anchor, Namma Tv , Kulai was teh cheif guest. He inaguratde the Facebook page of GDC CINE CREW. 140
06 Document of pottery making
2016-2017 REPORT Date Program Description Number of participation
01 5-3-2016 Media visit Dept students visited to Udayavani Printing press in Manipal 35
02 15-3-2017 Movie screening Mr.Raghu Sivmogga film director the film Chaukabara and interacted with the students 50
03 Interview Students taken the interview of Dr.Sharath Ananthamurthy Professor and Chairman Department of Studies and Research Center in Physics Bangalore University 2
The Department consists of the Following Staff:

No Faculty has been added to this department yet.