A.J.K. Mass Communication Research Centre

A.J.K. Mass Communication Research Centre (AJK MCRC) is a mass communication research center located in New Delhi, India and a constituent institute of Jamia Millia Islamia. The full form for AJK MCRC is Anwar Jamal Kidwai Research Centre [1] named after its founder Anwar Jamal Kidwai in 1982.

A.J.K. Mass Communication Research Centre
TypeResearch Centre
Established1982 (1982)
AffiliationJamia Millia Islamia
Academic affiliation


The center offers courses including M.A. courses in Mass [2], Convergent Journalism, Development Communication, Graphics and Animation as well as post graduate diplomas in, Still Photography, Acting and Broadcast Technology. The Center has the course of Convergent Journalism, an integrated master's degree program in print, broadcast, online and photo journalism.


Production facilitiesEdit

The AJK MCRC has analogue and digital systems for programme production. There are three television studios for multi-camera productions and DV and HDV cameras (PD-150, PD-170, HVR Z-1, DSR 570 and Panasonic DVX 100) with accessories for single camera shoots. Other production equipment includes final cut pro non-linear editing machines of the G5 series, with dual processors for film & video, Avid Adrenaline Media Composers, Arriflex 16 SR III film cameras, Steinbeck film editing machines, digital audio work stations, sound studio, multimedia lab with software for print journalism, and still photography units. Recent additions to the production equipment include the Magnum Dolly system and the PICCOLO crane.

BBC programmes Hard Talk India and Face To Face which were presented by Karan Thapar were shot inside the television studio at AJK MCRC. Programmes were produced with the assistance of AJK MCRC's staff and featured some of the biggest names in Indian public life.

Media libraryEdit

The media library has books, journals, films, video cassettes, audio cassettes, stock shots, and press clippings for the use of students. Students can use the Zakir Hussian Library of the university.

Community radioEdit

The AJK MCRC as a part of its social commitment and responsibility towards the community within which it is situated, runs a community radio station on 90.4 FM. Addressing itself to the residents of the Jamia area, RADIO JAMIA broadcasts educational, enrichment and a wide range of rich socio-cultural programmes. These programmes can be heard around a radius of 10 kilometres on the Jamia campus. Currently, the radio programmes are produced by the students and the faculty of the AJK MCRC in collaboration with different groups and organisation in Delhi.

As per The Hindu, "Radio Jamia, which started in 2005, broadcasts shows from 2-5 p.m. and replays the previous day’s broadcast from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The programme broadcast include an hour-long ghazal segment and a 20-minute dedicated show for regional songs covering diverse linguistic communities residing in its service area, apart from shows on education, health, sports and social issues."[1]

Media Resource CenterEdit

The Media Resource Centre at the AJK MCRC is an archive and theory centre devoted to documentary, film and contemporary media practices. It has been set up through a grant from Sir Ratan Tata Trust.

Student achievementsEdit

Under the guidance of Professor Farhat Basir Khan, MCRC students Neal Kartik and Pranab Kumar Aich won the prestigious 'Student Focus Competition' at Sony World Photography Awards 2009, Cannes.[2] Jamia's team achieved the feat by defeating 60 of the world's best universities across continents and bagged a cash prize of 50,000 Euros.[3]

Nishtha jain, Shirley Abraham and Amit Mahadesiya are three Jamia Millia Islamia (AJK MCRC) alumni who got invited to judge Oscars by Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, USA in 2020.[3]


AJK MCRC was ranked #1 in Outlook India's "Top Mass Comm Colleges In 2017".[4]

It has been consistently rated as amongst the top mass-communication colleges in Asia.


Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ Nagpal, Akshita (28 July 2014). "Community radio makes waves" – via The Hindu.
  2. ^ "Indian students win global photo awards".
  3. ^ "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Delhi and neighbourhood".
  4. ^ "Top Mass Comm Colleges In 2017". Outlook India. 5 June 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Zinda Bhaag: a Pakistani film which feels Indian". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Ritu Kapur | Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism". reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Overthere". The Telegraph. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Female Idol Blog Series – Filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastava On 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' And More". WMF. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Mumbai photojournalist Danish Siddiqui wins Pulitzer prize for series on Rohingya crisis". The Economic Times. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  11. ^ Sharma, Parul (11 March 2009). "Another proud moment for Jamia institute". The Hindu. Retrieved 8 March 2018.

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Coordinates: 28°38′07″N 77°13′30″E / 28.635308°N 77.22496°E / 28.635308; 77.22496