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A Public-Private-Partnership University under RUSA 2.0 of MHRD (Government of India), established by the Karnataka Govt. Act No. 24 of 2021
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Institute of Communication & Media Studies

The Institute of Communication and Media Studies at St Joseph’s University provides students with knowledge, skills, and experiences that will enable them to have successful lives and careers. It has a long history of excellence in teaching and research. Since its inception in 2008, Institute began striving to provide diversity and a focused approach depending on the student’s needs and goals.

At ICMS, we study the ways that communication techniques and technologies shape who we are, how we govern ourselves, and what kinds of cultures we inhabit. We embrace both media theory and media practice. Over the years, we’ve trained scholars who’ve reshaped their fields and entered into the field of journalism, among others. MediaCon 2024 An International Conference on Media Politics and Governance


To equip students with the skills required to become modern media practitioners and empower them to be conscientious professionals in the contemporary media industry.


To urge students to think critically about how the media operates and engender debates regarding important socio-political issues. To transform students into active participants and stakeholders in the world around them.

Message from DEAN

Rev Dr Richard Rego SJ

Message from DEAN

We are living in an Information Society, in which a large number of the people are information workers; they produce information and they feed on information. More appropriately, it is a Communication Society, in which everything is molded in terms of communication. If you are not a communication worker -at least in your own little way- you don’t belong to the 21st century. Addressing this reality, the Institute of Communication & Media Studies (ICMS) strives to train our students become effective communication managers, who manage communication content meaningfully and efficaciously.

To this effect, currently we have five dedicated communication programs – three at the under graduate (UG) level and two at the post graduate (PG) or masters. The UG programs – Bachelor of Art in Visual Communication (BA-VC or BVC for short), Bachelor of Vocation in Visual Arts and Filmmaking (BVoc-VMF), and Bachelor of Vocation in Digital Arts and Animation (BVoc-DMA) deal in contemporary media technologies and platforms, bringing in the best academically and professionally. We have best of teachers from academia and industry. They go out of their way to accompany you in your academic, professional, and human endeavors. No doubt our students have won laurels at the national and international level. These students are our ambassadors. You check it out! The two PG Programs (the senior most of our Communication offerings - MA in Journalism & Mass Communication, and the junior most of them - MA in Advertising & Public Relations) are very special. While the former has consistently been rated one of the top PG programs in Journalism and Communication in the country, the latter became a sensation among students all over India in its very first year. It is a one-its-kind program in the entire country, for it is entirely taught and anchored by the industry professionals as adjunct faculty. And you know what it can do you when the academia works so closely with the industry! That is the miracle you see here in ICMS. Welcome then, be a part of ICMS and the College; take shelter under the wings of our “cool teachers,“ be guided by their friendly care and concern; take lessons from our industry professionals in animation, film, photography, graphic design, journalism, advertising, public relations, and be challenged. Know that you have redefined the field of communication. Welcome.


SL. No. Name of the Supervisor Designation Area of Specialisation PhD Scholars
1 Rev Dr Richard Rego SJ Associate Professor

Area of Specialisation

  • Film Studies, Indian Cinema
  • Social Media, Social Media Discourses
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Broadcasting, Community Radio.
  • Media Education


  • Lazarus Lepcha
  •  Solomon Maria Donald


  • Amritha Menon
  • Godwin Emmanuel

PHD Scholars

Name of Research Scholar Date of Enrollment for Coursework at SJU Area of Research Title of the Thesis (Provisional) Link to the Profile of the Supervisor Status of the Thesis
AMRITHA MENON 16-01-2024 Mass Communication Mass Communication In Coursework
GODWIN EMMANUEL 16-01-2024 Mass Communication Mass Communication In Coursework
LAZARUS LEPCHA 10-07-2023 Unveiling the News Habits of Digital Natives: A Comprehensive study on youth's News consumption Patterns in the digital era Unveiling the News Habits of Digital Natives: A Comprehensive study on youth's News consumption Patterns in the digital era In Coursework
SOLOMON MARIA DONALD 10-07-2023 Film History, Cinema and Urban space, Folklore Film History, Cinema and Urban space, Folklore In Coursework

Research Fellows

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Visiting Researchers

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Post-Doctoral Researcher

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