IIMC to Launch 3-month Advanced Course in Sanskrit Journalism: Careers and Opportunities
New Delhi, Aug 18: The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) has decided to offer a three-month advanced course in Sanskrit journalism. Students who wish to pursue a course in the Indian language will be offered a three-month long certificate programme in Sanskrit journalism, said IIMC director general KG Suresh. The decision to introduce Sanskrit journalism was taken on Thursday at the IIMC Executive Council and announced on Friday. For the course, IIMC has collaborated with Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, the officials added.
The course will be provided by Lal Bahadur Shastri Sanskrit Vidyapeeth and the training will be provided by IIMC. “We have set up a new unit known as the department of Indian languages that will offer courses in Sanskrit and other Indian languages. A memorandum of understanding has been signed with Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha. They will look after the language part while we will draft the curriculum,” Suresh said, India Today reported.
“It will be a three-month advanced course in journalism wherein the Vidyapeeth will take care of Sanskrit teaching,” IIMC director-general KG Suresh said. “It has been our effort to promote Indian languages. We started with making Urdu a full-fledged journalism programme, then Marathi and Malayalam followed. The institute will also have a department of Indian journalism,” he added.
When asked about the career and opportunities of Sanskrit journalism course, Suresh said, “Sanskrit media is in the evolutionary process. There are people interested in it. People who are aspiring to be journalists also have to equip. We will provide them training at our community radio station.”
Apart from that, Sanskrit journalism students can also apply for Vaartavali programme in DD, and Sanskrit bulletins in AIR. “Some Sanskrit magazines are coming up too. There is a market for people who understand news and Sanskrit. It needs to be slowly explored,” he said.