Department of Communication & Media Studies




Communication & Media Studies Faculty Member Courses



The department of journalism was established with the very inception of The Gomal University in 1974. The courses of studies have been updated periodically over the years. The department now offers a composite degree of masters in mass communication. It includes a focus on journalism with three practice based papers and focus on mass communication reflected in several courses in communication and social sciences theory and research methods. The students are also given some training in MS Word Processing and computer analysis of survey and content analysis data-sets. Recently the board of study of the department has changed the name of the department as well as the degree being offered, as Mass Communication in the light of the recommendations of the HEC.  A recent job absorption study revealed that over 60% of the graduates of the department have been absorbed in professionally related jobs. The rest occupied jobs in other areas in the job-market. This can safely be assumed to be a high rate of job absorption considering the present high figures of educated unemployed in the country. The department now offers M.Phil and Ph.D Programs of studies and classes of both the programs are in progress.

The department possesses a well stocked library containing latest titles published abroad. Included among its holdings, and in keeping with the multidisciplinary focus of mass communication, are reputed foreign research journals belonging to communication and other social sciences. Additionally, almost all leading national dailies and some foreign news magazines are also subscribed. The back issues of all the magazines are saved for research purposes in the archives of the central library of the university.













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