Convocation ceremony and inauguration of the new campus at Journalism University on 15th September
Vice President of the country will confer the title: Vice Chancellor Prof. KG Suresh
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Public Relations Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla will also be present
The event will be held in the Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Auditorium located in the Makhanapuram campus
Bhopal, 13th September, 2023: Makhanlal Chaturvedi National Journalism and Communication University Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) KG Suresh, while giving information in the press conference, said that the convocation ceremony and inauguration of the new campus is being held on Friday, September 15, at Makhanpuram, the new campus of the university located in Bishankhedi. Prof. Suresh told that this is the fourth convocation ceremony of the university, which will be attended by the Visitor of the University and the Vice President of India, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar. Prof. Suresh informed that Chairman of the General Council of the University and Chief Minister of the State, Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan and newly appointed Public Relations Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla will also be present in the convocation ceremony.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Suresh informed that degrees will be awarded to the students who have passed from June 2018 to December 2022, in which about four hundred and fifty students, including 23 postgraduate and PhD students in the convocation ceremony.. Prof. Suresh said that the convocation ceremony was pending for a long time and could not be held due to the pandemic, but now this event is going to be held on September 15 in the Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Auditorium of the Makhanpuram campus of the university in Bishankhedi. Vice Chancellor Prof. Suresh expressed great happiness that for the first time in the history of the University, the convocation ceremony is being organized in the University’s own Makhanapuram campus.
While sharing information about the new campus, Prof. Suresh said that it is due to the virtues and blessings of Dada Makhanlal Chaturvedi ji ,that the university, which started from two rooms, now has four campuses including one in Bhopal. The university has sixteen hundred study centres in which about two lakh students are studying. While giving information, Prof. Suresh said that the fifty acres Makhanapuram campus near Bishankhedi, has two academic buildings , Takshashila and Vikram Shila. A total of ten departments function in these two grand blocks of four storey building of the university. As per NEP ,Department of Indian Languages has also been established in the university. Prof.Suresh said that Madhya Pradesh has emerged as a film friendly state and shootings of many films and serials take place in Bhopal throughout the year giving an excellent opportunity to the talented youngsters and artists of the city. He said that this year a new department, Department of Cinema Studies, has been started by the university in which many big artists have also come to the university for seminars and lectures since the opening of this department including the entire star cast of Kerala Story.
The campus houses a huge central library known as Nalanda Library which has more than 42 thousand important books on journalism, media, mass communication, management, advertising, public relations, computers etc. and other subjects, along with departmental libraries in each department. Every department also has its own auditorium and conference hall. Prof. Suresh informed that the university also has a big auditorium named after the famous journalist and editor Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi, with a seating capacity of eight hundred and fifty people for hosting big events. This year, the three-day National Film Festival organized in Bhopal was also organized in the same premise and in the same auditorium in which many big personalities of the film industry including film actor Akshay Kumar were present. There is also Tansen Muktakash Manch named after Swar Samrat Tansen with a seating capacity of about four and a half hundred located at the back of this auditorium. Vice Chancellor Prof. Suresh said that in the 32-year history of the university, this year’s 15th August (Independence Day) was a historic day, as it was marked by the launch of University’s own Community Radio Station, Radio Karmaveer.
He said that the university hosts a boys hostel named after Bharat Ratna Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and a girls hostel named after Punya Salila, Maa Narmada in the campus itself with all the modern facilities . The hostel has a fully equipped gym in both boys and girls hostels. Sandipani Meditation Center has been built in the campus for yoga and meditation.
The University also has a guest house named after Bhagwan Birsa Munda ,equipped with all the modern facilities for the guests. A transit hostel has also been built which is named Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar. There is also housing facility for professors, officers and employees in the Makhanapuram campus itself. The complex has also been provided with the facilities of club house, swimming pool, gym etc. in the name of the great hero of Assam Lachit Borphukan.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Suresh said that it is a matter of great pride for the university that it has been included in the list of top-10 excellent universities of the country by India Today and The Week magazines. He said that Makhanlal Chaturvedi University is the first media university in the country, which implemented the National Education Policy (NEP).
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