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PhD Journalism (3 years) at Shoolini University emphasises on research and teaching skills. Scholars are encouraged to develop their own approach (both theoretical and methodological) to the study of journalism, while learning and collaborating with faculty who have a diverse range of specialties.  

Through this doctoral degree, they gain a solid foundation while exploring the theories and methods that shape mass communication research. The multidisciplinary program studies traditional journalism, the expanding boundaries of the industry, including the audience’s impact on news production, social media’s role in news, the new technologies shaping practice, and more. 

Veteran and practicing journalist Vipin Pubby is the mentor for the Journalism department at Shoolini University. He has over 40 years of experience and is the former Editor of The Indian Express.

As research is an integral part of our doctoral program, students participate in the department’s research and teaching missions through their assignments as research assistants, teaching assistants and graduate instructors.

Key Highlights

  • Shoolini University offers a highly specialised Doctorate degree in Journalism
  • Ideal student and teacher ratio 
  • Regular internships are available for students
  • Guest lectures by highly acclaimed global experts  
  • International exchange opportunities
  • Industry-oriented curriculum at par with global standards
  • Placements with industry giants

Key Areas of Research

  • Academia
  • Research
  • Social Correspondence
  • Publishing
  • Marketing
  • Social Sciences
  • Multimedia

Career Opportunities

  • Electronic Media
  • Advertising Industry
  • Digital Media
  • Public Relations
  • Print Media
  • Research
  • Content developer
  • Broadcasting

Course Instructors
Manju JaidkaProfessor
Vipin PubbyProfessor
Deepshikha ThakurAssistant Professor
Subodh Saurabh SinghAssociate Professor
Supriya SrivastavaAssistant Professor
Mala TripathiAssistant Professor
Anupama ChandelAssistant Professor
Apar KaushikAssistant Professor
Indu NegiAssistant Professor
Sakshi SundaramAssistant Professor
BhawnaAssistant Professor
Tej Nath DharProfessor
Isha JaswalAssistant Professor
Navreet SahiAssociate Professor
Rajesh WilliamsAssistant Professor
Hemant Kumar SharmaAssistant Professor
Frequently Asked Questions

Enrolling in a PhD program helps you begin or continue research in the field you're passionate about. You can delve deeper, make new discoveries, improve conceptual tactics and apply those concepts through the research conducted. You can decide what to work on, how to work, and chart your journey with support and guidance from a supervisory team.

Why should I pursue a PhD from Shoolini University?

Shoolini University is India’s No.1 Research University (QS World University Rankings, Asia-2023) with 150+ programs and top placements & internships in India. Over the past decade, Shoolini has built a worldwide network of partner universities to foster exchange opportunities, collaborative academic programs, faculty engagement and research, and other activities. Shoolini offers study abroad opportunities with scholarships to top universities in the USA, Australia, UK, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Italy, among others. Shoolini has filed 1200+ patents; its h-index is >100 with Field Weighted Citation Impact (FWCI) of 2.22. It has 104+ state-of-the-art laboratories, 9 Centres of Excellence, and 2 Shoolini Researchers are among the Top 1% Scientists of the world.

Students with a minimum CGPA score of 7.5/10 in the four-year-undergraduate program (FYUP) will now be eligible for PhD admissions, without having to complete a master’s program, according to the new regulations on the award of PhD degree finalised by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

The institution's accreditation by appropriate agencies means the program meets high standards of academic excellence. However, other factors, such as the field of research, number of publications, collaborations, etc., are also considered.

Doctoral programs require intensive training in research methods. This includes interviews, surveys, questionnaires, clinical trials, and laboratory experiments. These skills are put into practice when the candidate conducts fieldwork for the dissertation. Skills gained in qualitative and quantitative research methodology and statistical analysis are transferable to non-academic research environments, particularly for industrial research. In addition, employers outside of academia seek individuals with sound research skills to carry out projects at think tanks and research institutes in both the private and government sectors.

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Course Details
  • Eligibility: Four year graduation degree by research or Master’s degree in related discipline with minimum 55% marks
  • Admission Criteria: Shoolini University's multiple choice entrance test (SU-SAT), and assessment of research aptitude through concept note & faculty interaction
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Semester Fee
    Himachal Pradesh Domicile : 75000
    Non-Himachal Pradesh Domicile : 80000

* One-time refundable security fee of Rs. 10,000

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