National Medium Museum to be established in new campus of MCU

Vice Chancellor Prof KG Suresh inspects site, issues instructions to expedite construction work

Bhopal, 21 September, 2020: Vice Chancellor of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of journalism and Communication Prof KG Suresh on Monday undertook a review of ongoing construction work at the upcoming new campus of the University at Bishankhedi. He issued instructions to provide world class facilities and environment to students including a National Medium Museum, Training Centre for faculty and media professionals, classrooms equipped with modern facilities and a state-of-the art studio.

Prof Suresh was accompanied by University Registrar Prof Avinash Bajpayee, Director (Production) Dr Ashish Joshi, MP Housing Board Deputy Commissioner MK Sahu and other officers. The Vice-Chancellor took stock of progress of completion of administrative, academic block and residential campus. He said it will be developed as a green campus. Solar energy will be used and water harvesting will be done.

Prof Suresh said that an innovative National Medium Museum will be established here to display the history of the media and portray Indian communication system. Open classroom facility, as in ‘Gurukul’ concept will be organised. Central library will have cafeteria, where students can enjoy tea-coffee while studying.

Prof Suresh also issued instruction for setting up a life size statue of late Pundit Makhanlal Chaturvedi, in whose memory the University has been established.

The Vice Chancellor issued instructions to setup studio equipped with modern technology for digital and electronic media. Suresh said that University will be developed as a Centre of Excellence for training along with media education. Creche will be opened for children of working parents and research scholars.

Sprawling new campus

New upcoming campus of the University is being developed in 50 acres in Bishankheri. This will be developed as a green campus. Two hostels – each with 150 seater capacity for girls and boys, 46-bed hostel for research scholars and 850-seat auditorium and amphitheatre of 450 seating capacity will be developed there. Facilities like gym, sports field, meditation centre will be provided to students.