Who We Are
The unprecedented development of information technology has added a new dimension to the area of communication and journalism, opening new career avenues day by day. Parallely, a growing tendency is also seen among the new generation to get involved in the field of mass communication. Of late, 'Mass Communication & Journalism' has gained immense popularity among the youths of Assam and the neighbouring states as well. The latest trends in this sphere show wide prospect of employment in journalism, advertising and other fields of mass communication for the brilliant students of the North East not only in the region but also across the globe. Besides the incredible increase in the number of newspapers, journals and magazines in the state, several big business organizations have expanded their operations in the region. Unfortunately, most of the youth are deprived of the opportunity to study such professional courses. Thus to provide a platform for such promising young minds, noted film-maker and social activist, Late Sailadhar Baruah, with the help and co-operation of an able team of educationist, intellectuals, journalists and social activists, established the Assam Institute of Mass Communication & Media Research in 2007. This non-profit institute fulfils its goals by:
a) Developing and hosting practical tools and resources for media education and research.
b) Initiating formal and non-formal media education programmes and curricula that enrich public understanding of media history, technologies, production and daily use.
c) Fostering information and technology professionals and consumers to encourage their mutual understanding and further collaboration.
Marching ahead on the road to success, powered by a truly modern philosophy of education, AIMCMR positively beholds a mirror to a bright and magnificent future for its students.
Dr. Birendranath Dutta former Professor and Head, Deptt. Of Folklore Research formally inaugurated the Assam Institute of Mass Communication & Media Research in presence of much acclaimed film actors Bishnu Kharghariya, Tapan Das etc on 5th September 2007. We are taken aback at the overwhelming response received from the people throughout Assam immediately after its inauguration.
In the following year that is 2008, the Institute had participated in the 'ADDA' film festival where its documentary 'The silent creation' made by its students got the best documentary film award.
In the 'COMMUNIKA media festival' arranged by the Gauhati University in 2009, 'Best Photography Award' was awarded to our participants.
The media festival instituted by CEC in 2010, best institute award is received by our Institution on the basis of performance of our participating students. Our students secured first two places in 'Shrestha Asomiya' Category 2nd in Radio Jockey and topped in photography and story category.
During 2011, our students while participating in 'Vistas', the media festival organized by Tezpur University our students won several awards in short film category (The Red) and in logo and Ad making category.
The institute is affiliated to Dibrugarh University. The institute is also a study centre of Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University. With the endeavour of enabling the youth of our region to face the competitive media world with the right skills and right objectives, AIMCMR is proud to announce the introduction of a few short-term media courses. These courses are aimed at providing a focused and concrete study of specialized areas of mass communication.
To play a pivotal role in developing the cognitive and professional skills of its students in the area of mass communication.
To provide professional knowledge-based skills that enables its students to work satisfactorily in the field of Print and Electronic Media.
To provide the student with required skills and orientation to become involved in socially relevant and beneficial research work in the various areas ofthe subject.
To instill in its students a burning zeal for academic excellence and make them socially sensitive, morally responsible and committed towards theircareer.
AIMCMR aspires to be one of the foremost institutions of mass communication and media studies in the region by offering academic programmes based on quality education, scientific research and traditional culture.
AIMCMR seeks to create opportunities for higher education in the various disciplines of mass communication such as journalism, advertising, public relations, audio-visual media, etc. and thus generate highly qualified specialists for our society.