Department of Communication and Journalism became a full-fledged regular department of the Pune University in 1976. A short-term part-time certificate course was instituted in 1979 in co-operation with the Pune Shramik Patrakar Sangh. It was upgraded to a Diploma in Journalism (Marathi Medium) course in 1986. The department has introduced a part time post graduate Diploma in Journalism with English as medium of instruction from academic year 2003-04. The department has a research programme for Ph.D. degree. At present the number of students registered for Ph.D. is 8. The department introduced credit -point based semester system with effect from academic year 2001-02.
There id no formal Placement Cell in the department at present, but it they plan to establish one in the near future. However they routinely organize placement activity as and when possible. Students who pass out from this department get jobs in Media and Ad/PR field. Campus interviews are organized at the department, but experience so far is that by and large, no student remains jobless. Students get jobs/assignments even during the internship, depending upon their merit and skill. Many IT enabled service companies also take campus interviews and employ students.
Courses offered by Department of Communication and Journalism, Pune University