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The Ministry of Education Announces the Designation of IIMC as a Deemed-to-be University

The Ministry of Education, acting on the recommendation of the University Grants Commission (UGC), has conferred the status of a deemed-to-be university upon the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC). This recognition applies to both the main campus in New Delhi and its five regional campuses in Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), Amravati (Maharashtra), Aizawl (Mizoram), Kottayam (Kerala), and Dhenkanal (Odisha). As a deemed-to-be university, IIMC is now authorized to confer degrees, including doctoral degrees.

“In accordance with the recommendation of the UGC and by virtue of the powers vested under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, the Ministry of Education officially designates the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi, and its five regional campuses in Jammu (J-K), Amravati (Maharashtra), Aizwal (Mizoram), Kottayam (Kerala), and Dhenkanal (Odisha) as an Institution deemed to be a University under a distinct category,” states the official declaration.

The institute expressed its appreciation to the Ministry of Education for conferring upon it the status of a deemed-to-be university. “A heartfelt thanks to the Ministry of Education for declaring IIMC New Delhi and its five regional centers as a deemed-to-be university. IIMC is dedicated to delivering excellence in promoting education, training, and research in mass communication,” stated IIMC in a post on the microblogging site X.

Established on August 17, 1965, under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Government of India, IIMC also serves as the training academy for Indian Information Service (IIS) officers. The concept of granting deemed university status to IIMC is not a recent one, as the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting approved this initiative back in 2016.