St Joseph's Institute of Communication & Media Studies (SJICMS)

Department of Communication



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.

Department of Communication at St Joseph’s College (Autonomous) 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, it has been 11 years and the Department began striving to provide diversity and a focussed approach depending on the student’s needs and goals.

In the Department of Communication, 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.

The Department of Communication offers:

1. BA in Visual Communication
2. Bachelor of Vocation in Visual Media and Filmmaking
3. Bachelor of Vocation in Digital Media and Animation
4. MA in Journalism and Mass Communication
5. MA in Advertising and Public Relations.

BA offers an eclectic mix of graphic design, photography, television production, script writing, documentary filmmaking, advertising and more. MA offers a well rounded and all encompassing framework of theory and practical subjects like reporting, advertising, PR, media and culture studies, photography, research methodology and more. The pedagogical framework of the Masters course engages students in rigorous research, which translates into their dissertation in the last semester.

Rev Dr Richard Rego SJ

Associate Professor


Dr Amutha Manavalan

Assistant Professor

Program Coordinator

Dr Anupama Sharma

Assistant Professor

Program Coordinator

Mr Amal Roshan Sylvester

Assistant Professor

Program Coordinator