AMU to launch community radio and television soon

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New Delhi, Jan 14 (UNI) The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) would soon launch community radio followed by community television in an attempt to bridge the communication gap with students.

AMU Vice Chancellor Prof Abdul Aziz stated this inaugurating 3-Camera Production Studio at the Department of Mass Communication on the varsity campus today.

Interacting with post-graduate students of Mass Communication, he said the University was planning to launch the community radio to bridge the communication gap with the students.

Prof Aziz said this would be proposed by community television.

The University would provide all necessary infrastructure staff and facilities to the Department of Mass Communication to launch the radio, he added.

The Vice Chancellor said the students would get the much required practical training with the launch of the community radio.

In reply to a question, Prof Aziz said the University would start some new job oriented courses such as graduate courses in bio-informatics, disaster management, agriculture and retail marketing.

In a statement here, AMU spokesperson Dr Rahat Abrar said the Department of Mass Communication has set up the 3-Camera Studio at a cost of more than Rs one crore.

''We give hands-on training to students in news and current affairs programmes besides studio interview and talk shows,'' said Department chairman Dr M Shafey Kidwai.

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