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Departmental Profile


The Department of Mass Communication which started functioning in 1996 has over the years established itself as a premier centre for communication studies in North-East India. The department provides quality training and media education at post graduate and doctoral levels. Equal weightage is assigned to theoretical aspects and practical training. Special training programmes are arranged by the department enabling students to learn directly in different reputed media organizations in order to provide them with the necessary exposure to various media practices. The infrastructure of the department consists of a Video studio, Audio Studio, Associated Control Rooms, and a comprehensive post production facility with audio edit suites, FCP non-linear editing, Computer Lab and screening hall. The department’s TV studio is fully equipped with broadcast quality equipments coupled with online multi camera production facility. Adding yet another feather to its illustrious cap, the department has been recently granted a Major Research Project(MRP) by UGC, New Delhi on the thrust area of modern mass India and two Major Research Projects (MRP) by ICSSR, New Delhi.

Courses Offered Duration Number of Seats Programn Course Structure Timetable
MA(by course work) Two Years (Four Semesters) 46
M.Phil (by course work & dissertation) Three Semesters
Ph.D. (by course work & research work)
D.Litt. (by research work)
PG Diploma in Journalism Two Semesters 15


Name Designation Area of Specialization Email & Contact
G. P. Pandey, Ph.D.,LLB Professor Advertising and Public relations, Communication and cultural studies, Media Laws, Communication Research. gyan.prakash.pandey@aus.ac.in



Charvak, Ph.D., M.Phil.(Applied Economics) Associate Professor Electronic Media, Development Communication, New Media & Research Methodology charvak@aus.ac.in



Partha Sarkar, Ph.D. Associate Professor Advertising, Public Relations & New Media partha.sarkar@aus.ac.in



 Syed Murtaza Alfarid Hussain, Ph.D.  Assistant Professor Radio & TV Journalism, Documentary Filmmaking, Media, Culture & Society  alfarid.hussain@gmail.com


Ayesha Tahera Rashid, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Communication Research, International Communication, Development Communication ayeshatr@gmail.com



Paromita Das, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Advertising, Public Relations, Traditional & Modern Mass Media & Communication Research paromita.das@aus.ac.in



Raghvendra Mishra, Ph.D * Assistant Professor Environmental Communication, Public Relations, Communication Theory & Researc aghavendra.mishra@aus.ac.in


* On Lien

Head of Department

Prof. G. P. Pandey
  (03842) 270831 (O)


The department has a brilliant placement record. Students passed out are now to be found in different public and private sector organizations, media houses, advertising agencies, news agencies and also in universities, colleges and educational institution of repute. Some of the recent recruiters are ONGC, NHPC, CRY, Times of India, DMRC, PTI, UNI, ETV, The Statesman, ICICI bank, Free Press Journal, Tezpur University, Assam University and Sikkim Manipal University.

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