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From the academic year 2013 – 2014, Department of Mass Communication offers Ph. D. program in Print Media, Broadcast Media, New Media, Film Studies, Integrated Marketing Communication, Advertising.

We especially focus on inter – disciplinary research. Department of Mass Communication invites applications for the program.


The research programme in the department offers a rich-interdisciplinary perspective where the scholars get to work with research supervisors with diverse research interests spread across communication and media studies.

Rigor and quality set us apart. The progress of the PhD scholars is frequently and closely monitored by a Doctoral committee consisting of members from various academic institutions, from India and abroad. This provides the scholars with a national and international approach to pin their research in the map of the contemporary research trends. Quality research publications in reputed international journals are a mandatory and essential requirement for the completion of the PhD programme.

Scholars also get to access an ever-expanding repository of e-resources. Originality in research is strictly monitored through anti-plagiarism software. Scholars are meticulously trained in software assisted qualitative and quantitative analysis methods. Few of our alumni have gone on to join reputed Indian and foreign universities as post-doc fellows and faculties.

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Handbook for the Candidates


Doctoral programs at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham are designed to develop outstanding educational researchers with a wide range of research skills as well as in-depth knowledge and practical understanding and expertise in their chosen field of educational research.



1. Fundamentals of Communication Non-credit paper
2. Communication Research Methods 4 Core-paper
3. Media and Culture Theory 4 Core-paper
4 Mass Media Effects Research 4 Core-paper
5. Research Area related Specialization 4 Related to Print Media, Broad cast Media, New Media, Film Studies, Integrated Marketing Communication, Advertising etc.
6 Minor area paper 3 Minor area



The applicant should possess a Master’s Degree or equivalent from a recognized University/ Institution.

Applicants should show evidence of strong academic record. Excellent test scores on standardized graduate aptitude tests such as GATE or GRE, and publications in recognized conferences and journals are examples of such evidence.

Important Note

2024 Phase 1 Admissions Open
Last Date to Apply : July 15, 2024


Research Areas under the program
  • Print Media
  • Broadcast Media
  • New Media, Film Studies
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Advertising and Health Communication

Dr. A. Balasubramanian has completed a funded project entitled ‘Documentation of the lifestyle of the Irula tribe in Gudular, Nilgiri District, Tamil Nadu with an emphasis on socio-economic development of the community’ funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST) under ‘Natural Resources Data Management System’ (NRDMS) with a rant of Rs. 15.95 lakhs. This project is a pursuit to visual document of the Irula tribes’ problems, the resources identification and steps to be taken to develop cultural, economic, and social well-being of the community through proper education. He is also an Associate Editor in International Journal of Instruction, Technology and Social Sciences and served as a Reviewer for Journals, Conferences and Swayam course on Photojournalism.

Dr. Kalyani Suresh was chosen as the Best Professor Teaching Advertising Management by ABP News for the National B-School Awards 2013, and is the recipient of the Indira Parikh 50 Women in Education Leaders award, 2019.

Faculty members from the Department of Mass Communication have published research articles in Scopus and Web of Science indexed journals.

Department of Mass Communication have produced two PhD candidates and more than 12 scholars are pursuing their PhD. PhD Scholar Ms. Neethu Parvathy’s paper “Rituals that Bond and Rituals that Divide: Evidence from a Tribal Society in India‟ has been accepted for publication in the American Sociological Association Conference 2020 . She was awarded an ICSSR fellowship with a grant of Rs 70,000/-

Facilities & Infrastructure

Well equipped Studio catering to industry standards that has provided a fillip to visual documentation for funded projects and research project. Software for analyzing Quantitative and Qualitative data.

Fee Structure

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Dr. Kalyani Suresh
Dr. Kalyani Suresh
Vice Chairperson
Associate Professor

Dr. Balasubramanian A.
Dr. Balasubramanian A.
Assistant Professor

Dr. Payel Das
Dr. Payel Das
Assistant Professor (Sl. Gd.)

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