According to a recent announcement made by Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar, the Indian Institute of Mass Communications would be soon upgraded to Communications University on the occasion of the golden jubilee of the institute. The union minster on the event of Convocation Ceremony at IIMC said that proper steps would be taken to build up a roadmap so that initiation could be taken to build up the plan and implement it on time.
The minister also pointed out that he is in favor of participatory communication system and thus suggestions on the matter is welcomed and there would be a specific place in the website which would allow suggestions from every possible participant. The entire process would be a part of the Prime Minister’s visionary ideal of reaching out to more and more people in the nation through participatory communication making the people a major identity in the media fraternity.
Addressing the students in the university Javedekar said that the students must understand that there should not be any provision for paid news in the field of journalism and sensationalism should be avoided as journalism is a temple of “passion, compassion in a mission mode without commission.”
He also encouraged the students to use various mediums to gather news including social media along with other traditional media streams. He emphasized mostly on the ethics of journalism and encouraged students to join the army of best journalists in future.