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Title of Project : Language of English Newspapers in India

Duration of the Project: Two years

Date of joining: May 12, 2010

Financial Support :
The project has been undertaken with financial support of Rs 8,88,800.00 from University Grants Commission. Click here to see details. This project is approved under discipline of Mass Communication in Humanities, Social Sciences and Languages of the UGC.


Dr Kiran Thakur, the retired Professor and Head of the Department of Communication and Journalism, University of Pune, is the Principal Investigator.

Prof Sanjay Ranade, the Reader of the Department of Communication and Journalism, University of Mumbai is the Co-investigator.

Place of Research : Department of Communication and Journalism, University of Mumbai

University of Mumbai :
The University, formerly known as University of Bombay, is among the oldest and premier universities in India. It is now granted a Five Star status by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). It has two campuses of area 230 acres and 13 acres, with 1.25 million square feet of built-up area, 22 thousand sq. feet of class-rooms and 84 thousand sq feet of laboratory space. It has two post-graduate centers, 354 affiliated colleges and 36 Departments. It has established its name in industrial collaborations and runs various professional courses.

The Department : The DoCJ, started in August 2003, has built up reputation as a leading communication and media in the country. This department blends the 'traditional' with the 'professional' in an endeavour to produce value-based media persons who are equipped to face any intellectual or business challenge that the industry throws at them.

The department offers the following courses:

1. Master in Arts - Communication and Journalism
2. Master in Arts - Public Relations
3. Master in Arts - Electronic Media
3. Diploma in Documentary Film Making
4. Certificate Course in Radio Jockeying