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Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)
(Full Time Doctoral Program)
Duration : Three Years (Semester Based)
About the Program
The Ph.D program of the University in Journalism & Mass Communication discipline is rigorous, multidisciplinary and broad in scope. This Doctor of Philosophy program is targeted at research scholars, members of teaching fraternity in Universities and Institutions of higher learning, and professionals from private and public sectors. The intensity of the program demands energy and zeal in the pursuit of greater insight into the chosen topic and a willingness to master all essential components of academic research. It covers doctoral research in a variety of journalism and mass communication related areas such as: Development Communication, Media and Gender, New Media Trends, Media and Culture, Broadcast Journalism, Advertising and Public Relation, Film Studies, ICT and Development, Hindi Journalism. The main objective of the Ph.D Program is to promote higher learning and advanced research in areas relating to Mass Communication & Allied disciplines.

The School has a range of active researchers who are focused on contemporary and historical analysis of journalism, news production, developmental journalism and political communication etc. The School also has active research links and collaborative research ventures with departments of other institutions in India and abroad.
PhD in Mass Communication is offered both full time and part time mode.

The program has a compulsory six months course work for both part time and full time modes.
Time Duration:
The thesis can be submitted after a minimum period of eighteen months (from the date of successful completion of course work) in case of full time PhD program and thirty months (from the date of successful completion of course work) in case of part time PhD program. Maximum duration for completion of full time or part time program is five years from the date of initial registration.
Why pursue a Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication from IMS Unison University?
1) Preparing Teachers for a Better tomorrow:
Grooming Teachers for Institutes, that are facing acute shortage of terms of quality faculty is the major aim of this unique Ph.D. program at IMS Unison University. With a good quality PhD degree, the successful candidates are able to command more respectable jobs in the society.
2) One of its kind Program:
The Most Integrated Program, it offers a coherent course of study that integrates the rigorous terrains of doctoral and Journalism studies.
3) Publications and Presentations:
Ph.D. scholars are encouraged to work on research papers publish them and present at National and International conferences. A regular monitoring is done by the Research Guide assigned to the scholar who reviews and guides the scholar on the progress of the research on a monthly basis.
4) Research Projects:
The Scholars have a supervised research experience and together with the faculty of Mass Communication work on challenging research projects.
5) Teaching Assignments:
The scholars are encouraged to interact with the junior Batches of various undergraduate programs to begin with to get hands on experience on teaching.
Career Opportunities:
The Ph.D. Journalism and Mass Communication qualified candidates can join different Media Companies and Media Research Companies. They can join Academic Institutions and take up challenging teaching roles and thus contribute towards the society.
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