MCNUJC, or, the Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication is a public university in Bhopal. It is the first public university in India for journalism and mass communication. It was established in the year 1990 by Madhya Pradesh Government. The university is named after Makhanlal Chaturvedi, a freedom fighter and journalist. It is the first academic centre for journalism in the entire Asian subcontinent. MCNUJC develops professionals in Media, Communication, and Information Technology streams through traditional and modern methods of communication that are relevant to the current media needs. Most of the faculty members of the university hold a Ph. D. with a strong research contribution to the field. The courses offered on the campus are appreciated by academic scholars. Comprehensive academics with exceptional industry exposure and quality education on affordable fee structure with the best professional environment makes this university unique from other campuses. The honorable Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh is the Chairman of the University General Council and the Management Committee.
The University provides education in rural areas with more than 1700 associated study institutes. Over 1 lakh students are enrolled in regular programmes every year. The University is recognized under section 12(B) of UGC and Jansampark Vibhag MP. The university sticks to new trends of Media and Information Technology. MCNUJC offers undergraduate, post-graduate, as well as skill-oriented diploma courses in Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, Advertising and Public relations, Electronic Media, New Media, Computer Applications Media management, and Communication Research. This University has been experimenting by launching many new job-oriented courses that have received wide appreciation from employers. The University’s research contributions leading to the awarding of Ph. D. in Media and Computer Applications are appreciated equally. Most of the faculty members of the university hold a Ph. D. for their contribution to the field. The university dreams to transform the dreams of students into global opportunities for success.
The research program is designed to intensify the understanding of the students in various streams of mass communication theories and their application in journalism, media, and communication studies.
The prime focus of the course is gaining knowledge regarding Research Methodology and Processes in the field of Communication and Media. Research orientation in the areas of Communication and Media helps in shaping the future of a scholar as a researcher, as well as an academician. The university is appreciated for its research contribution in the various sections of mass communication and journalism. Students get ample opportunity to study subjects of their choices. The faculty members of the institution are renowned personalities from across the state.
It is a reputed university across Bhopal. There is a placement drive that happens within the college every year. Students are provided with the required training to enhance their skillsets, expertise, and personality before appearing for the interviews. Companies like ABP News, Dainik Bhaskar, Red Chillies Entertainment, Times of India, Balaji Telefilms Ltd., and Hindustan Times visit the campus every year to hire the best talents.