Centre for Media Studies
The Centre for Media Studies (CMS) is a prime academic location in India for the development of critical understanding about media and its engagement with society, polity and economy.
Envisaged primarily as a centre for research and academic study, it concentrates on developing a critical understanding of the role of the media in contemporary times. The media's functioning, and its intersections with contemporary society, polity, economy and culture are primary areas of its research concerns. The Centre also engages itself with the constituting and determining factors of media such as its social, regional and language base, commercialization and profit motive, institutionalization and organizational scale, media institutions and media houses, infotainment content and search for alternative niches through new media etc.
Inter-disciplinary approaches to study and assess the evolution, role, relevance and impact of media in India is the hallmark of the Centre. Towards this purpose, it engages closely with scholars working in this field in allied schools and institutions. Taking cognizance of the roles that media structures as well as the ways in which these structures are embedded in society, play in defining its functions of legitimating and critique, the areas with which the Centre has been engage in research and teaching activities include:
Historical evolution of the structure and patters of structures and ownership of different media in India aired in the world. The dynamic of the scholarship between media and society, photos & Technology.
1.) Structure, ownerships and corporatization.
2.) Interface between media, politics, society and technology
3.) The evolved and emerging diversities, linguistic, cultural and political, economic, in media today.
4.) The idea and relationship of media and democracy.
5.) Media and regulations in historical and contemporary frames.
6.) Internet and social media.
7.) Media and the creation of social values.
8.) Media and popular culture
The Centre initiated its Direct Ph.D. programme from the Monsoon Semester 2013, and integrated M.Phil/Ph.D. programme from the academic session 2015-16.