AJK, Mass Communication Research Centre

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Anwar Jamal Kidwai Mass Communication Research Center
Other name
Established 1982 (1982)
Type Research Centre
Parent institution
Jamia Millia Islamia
Affiliation CILECT
Location New Delhi, India

Anwar Jamal Kidwai Mass Communication Research Center (AJK MCRC), Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi was established in 1982 by Anwar Jamal Kidwai, the Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia University in collaboration with Canadian filmmaker and York University professor James Beveridge and his wife Margaret Beveridge. It was initially funded by a grant from CIDA, the Canadian International Development Agency. It gives training in film and video production at a post-graduate level.


AJK MCRC is a member of 'CILECT (International Liaison Centre of Schools of Cinema and Television)', Cannes, a world-wide organization of schools of film and television. The center offers courses including M.A. courses in Mass Communication and Convergent Journalism,Development Communication as well as post graduate diplomas in Graphics and Animation, Still Photography, Acting and Broadcast Technology. The Center has introduced the course of Convergent Journalism, an integrated Masters Degree Course in Print, Broadcast, Online and Photo Journalism.


  • Ph.D.
  • M.A. in Mass Communication
  • M.A. in Convergent Journalism
  • M.A in Development Communication
  • M.A. in Visual Effects and Animation
  • P.G. Diploma in Broadcast Technology
  • P.G. Diploma in Still Photography
  • Short Courses


Production facilities[edit]

The AJKMCRC has analogue and digital systems for programme production. There are three TV studios for multi-camera productions and DV and HDV cameras (PD-150, PD-170, HVR Z-1, DSR 570 and Panasonic DVX 100) with accessories for single camera shoots. Other production equipment includes final cut pro non-linear editing machines of the G5 series, with dual processors for film & video, Avid Adrenaline Media Composers, Arriflex 16 SR III film cameras, Steinbeck film editing machines, digital audio work stations, sound studio, multimedia lab with software for print journalism, and still photography units.

Recent additions to the production equipment include the Magnum Dolly system and the PICCOLO crane.

Media library[edit]

The media library has books, journals, films, video cassettes, audio cassettes, stock shots, and press clippings for the use of students. Students can use the Zakir Hussian Library of the university.

Community radio[edit]

The AJKMCRC as a part of its social commitment and responsibility towards the community within which it is situated, runs a community radio station on 90.4 FM. Addressing itself to the residents of the Jamia area, RADIO JAMIA broadcasts educational, enrichment and a wide range of rich socio-cultural programmes. These programmes can be heard around a radius of 10 kilometres on the Jamia campus. Currently, the radio programmes are produced by the students and the faculty of the AJKMCRC in collaboration with different groups and organisation in Delhi. RADIO JAMIA provides an excellent learning experience to our students.

Media Resource Center[edit]

The Media Resource Centre at the AJK MCRC is an archive and theory centre devoted to documentary, film and contemporary media practices. It has been set up through a grant from Sir Ratan Tata Trust


  • CILECT Asia-Pacific Association (CAPA)


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°38′07″N 77°13′30″E / 28.635308°N 77.22496°E / 28.635308; 77.22496