By Maeeshat news,
Renowned author, philanthropist and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) alumnus, Dr Frank Islam will inaugurate the Frank and Debbie Islam Mass Communication state of the art Auditorium-cum-Preview Theatre of the Department of Mass Communication on February 13 at 2: 30 pm.
Dr Islam donated a grant of Rs one crore for the project’s civil work, acoustics and interiors. The department already has a three-camera state of the art studio AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor will preside over the inaugural function. The inaugural of the state-of-art auditorium with a seating capacity of 150 people comes after the establishment of a three-camera studio at the Department of Mass Communications.
Established in 1938 by Mr Chaudhary Reham Ali Hashmi, author of Fanne Sahafat (Art of News), the Department of Mass Communications offers Masters in Mass Communications, MPhil and Phd programmes, is one of the premier institutions of the country engaged in imparting training in mass communications theories and skills. “Strong academic orientation and extensive, hands-on-training enable majority of students to get jobs before the result is out,” said Professor Shafey Kidwai, Chairman, Department of Mass Communication.
Some of the distinguished alumni of the Department are Nadeem Asrar (Al Jazeera) Saif Khalid (Al-Jazeera), Parvez Alam (BBC), Iftikhar Ahmad (Director, Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia), Romana Khan (ABP News), Arfa Khanum (The Wire), Ghulam Jeelani (Mail), Brijendra Prashar (Hindustan Times), Naved Anjum (Indian Express), Ehtishamuddin (TV18), Ashish Sharma (Times Now), Feroz Haider (Times Now), Nadim Ahmad (Aaj Tak), Wali Ahmad (Indian Express), Vivek Varshney (The Nav Bharat Times), Anuj Kumar (The Hindu), Ehtesham Ali (NDTV), Hina Zubair (ETV), Raheel Pasha (ETV), Prof Ehtesham Ahmad Khan (Dean, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University, Hyderabad), Mohammad Asim (NDTV) and Poonam Sharma (Aaj Tak) .