The Media and Entertainment industry in India is worth over 2000 billion rupees. The traditional media and new media, digital and non-digital media reign supreme here. Indian audience love their newspapers as much as they love their daily shows on online streaming services. In this regard, abundant opportunities wait to be explored in specialized areas of interpersonal and business communications, video and audio content production, branding and advertising, product and graphic designing, film making, photography, blogging, digital marketing, news reporting, script writing, editing, development communications, investigative and data journalism, social communications among other journalism, media, and communications fields. For anyone thinking of a career in media, this is truly the best time to be part of the media industry.
School of Communication (SoC) – a premier institution of media and communication in Manipal, India – is a constituent college of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) which is an Institution of Eminence as recognized by Ministry of Higher Education, Government of India. SoC is ranked 5th in the list of top ten journalism, media and communication colleges in India.
Established in 1997, the institution, by benchmarking high academic standards in its curriculum, has visibly contributed to the burgeoning media industry by providing it with trained, industry-savvy professionals for over two decades now. Its vision and purpose is embedded in a staunch code of conduct by way of which it promulgates the ethic of value education combined with social sensitivity.
Abreast with the competitive arena of media convergence, programs available at SoC consists of graduate degree, post graduate, and PhD programs in media and communication, and animation along with short term specialist post-graduate diploma programs in Corporate Communication and Sports Communication. The curriculum covers a wide area of core subjects with a plethora of electives to choose from, comprising of niche areas of enquiry such as trends in media consumption and market research, digital communication, audio & video production, data journalism, social media platforms, event management, corporate acumen, and the like; thereof, providing its student community a vantage point in entry across industry verticals.
Distinguished media scholars have led the institution over these years. Today, SoC is headed by Dr. Padma Rani, a sociologist, media researcher and educator with extensive teaching and research experience. Dr. Rani’s team of faculty at SoC consists of meritorious individuals with a passion for teaching and research bringing with them diverse backgrounds and experiences, hereby evolving and adapting pedagogies to make the academic environment always relevant and current.
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"MU enables students to acquire communication skills and the ability to integrate ideas and concepts for a successful career."
Dr Ramdas Pai
President and Chancellor
To create media professionals who can function efficiently in an increasingly hostile and diverse political and cultural atmosphere.
The institute is committed to excellence in the field of media education. The students are trained in all aspects of media, with high emphasis on gaining a well-rounded understanding of the ethical, cultural and political atmosphere of our country in particular and the world in general. Its primary objective is to ensure that the future of media is in safe hands.
Dr Pai with PM Sri Lal Bahadur Shastri. Kasturba Medical College, India’s first private medical college, was started.light-theme 1953
Kasturba Medical College opened.dark-theme 1955
MIT founded, Udupi Law College launched, and Medical Relief Society of South Canara set up to render services to rural areas.light-theme 1957
School of Nursing, Manipal startedlight-theme 1959
Kasturba General Hospital inaugurated.light-theme 1960
College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal set up.light-theme 1963
Valley View International Health Club launchedlight-theme 1968
First dialysis machine installed in Kasturba Hospital.light-theme 1971
Additions were made to the MIT engineering courses, for example, a one-year post-graduate diploma course was added in industrial engineering. Later in 1975, MEC changed its name to Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT).
MIT has also taken an active part in community development in Manipal. A land-use plan for the town has been developed by MIT staff, as well as standardized low-cost plans for college buildings.
A Canadian private foundation, Operation Eyesight Universal, gave Kasturba Hospital a completely equipped eye van.light-theme 1976
KMC celebrates its silver jubilee. Madhav Pai passes away. He was 81.
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TA Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) was set up this year. Today, it is among the leading management institutes in the country.
TAPMI’s mission is to build capacity in professional management in the country, and closer home, to reinforce the existing educational and health infrastructure at Manipal.
In early 2009, its 25th year running, TAPMI shifted to a new scenic 42-acre residential campus in Manipal.
TMA Pai Hospital (TMAPH) began functioning at Udupi, to provide quality out-patient and family-planning services to the people of Udupi and neighboring localities.
Equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure like ICUs with ventilators, fully equipped operation theatres, radiology service, ultrasound and laboratory etc., the hospital has links with the tertiary-care Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, which ensures priority treatment to patients on referral from Dr TMA Pai Hospital.
It was a time when the hotel industry was still in its infancy; there was a dearth of trained professionals and training colleges. The College of Hotel and Restaurant Management Studies (CHARMS) was established in October 1986 as a unit of the Dr TMA Pai Foundation.
In August 1987, the Foundation joined hands with Welcomgroup, the Hotels division of ITC Ltd, and the college was renamed the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA).
Manipal College of Nursing was established at Manipal. In 1991, Manipal Hospital Bangalore (MHB) was set up, accredited by NABH and AAHRPP, and comprising 55 clinical departments and 11 centers of excellence.
It is a flagship hospital under Manipal Health Enterprises and a landmark healthcare destination in south India. Ranked the Best Super specialty Hospital in Bangalore by THE WEEK-HANSA, it is among the best hospitals in India for cardiology.
In 1992, the KMC Hospital at Attavar, Mangalore was set up as a teaching hospital of KMC, Mangalore and an associate hospital of Manipal University.
That very year, the Shirdi Sai Baba Cancer Hospital and Research Centre was set up.
Manipal Academy of Higher Education awarded Deemed University status by Government of India, and is renamed Manipal University.
Manipal College of Medical Sciences established in Pokhara, Nepallight-theme 1994
The Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences (MCOAHS), now School of Allied Health Sciences (SOAHS) was established in 1999.light-theme 1999
Manipal University Dubai inaugurated.light-theme 2000
Golden Jubilee of Kasturba Medical College and Manipal Education and Medical Group.light-theme 2003
World class sports complex MARENA, launched in Manipal.
MU Chancellor and President Dr Ramdas Pai awarded Padma Bhushan. Dr Ramdas Pai becomes second Indian to be honoured with Malaysian title ‘Datuk’. Manipal University Jaipur launched.
Manipal Museum of Anatomy and Pathology opened.light-theme 2012
Manipal Group celebrates 60 years in Education and Healthcare. Golden Peacock Environment Management award for Manipal University. Manipal University Jaipur awarded