IIMC Attains Deemed University Status, Empowering Academic Advancements

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), a renowned institution in the field of Journalism and Mass Communication, has recently achieved the prestigious status of a deemed university. This significant development now empowers IIMC to confer degrees, including doctorates, to its students. The official statement highlighting this transformative change underscores the institute’s commitment to advancing its academic offerings and recognizing its standing as a distinguished centre for media education.
According to the statement, the Ministry of Education, on the advice of the University Grants Commission (UGC), declared that IIMC has the status of a deemed university under a distinct category.
“On the advice of the UGC, the Ministry of Education, in exercise of powers conferred under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, hereby declares Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi along with its five regional campuses at Jammu (J-K), Amravati (Maharashtra), Aizwal (Mizoram), Kottayam (Kerala) and Dhenkanal (Odisha) as an Institution deemed to be a University under distinct category,” the statement said.
Taking to X, IIMC extended its gratitude to the Ministry of Education for declaring it a deemed-to-be university.
“A big thanks to the Ministry of Education for declaring IIMC New Delhi and its five regional centres as a deemed to be university. IIMC is committed to giving its best to promote education, training, and research in mass communication,” it posted on X.

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