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PhD Mass Communication is a 3-year program at Shoolini University that focuses on the study of media, spanning traditional media, contemporary, and the technology-driven new media. Mass Communication is a broad field and permeates all social, cultural, and political domains, impacting them and being influenced by the changing norms. 

A doctorate degree integrates communication theory, research methods, and critical analysis. The especially designed curriculum trains students in research design and methodology in mass communication, covering topics such as mass communication theory, communication research methods, and communication pedagogy. 

On completion of the program, our scholars can conduct pathbreaking independent researcher, become academicians, teachers, or pursue successful careers in media-related industries, such as public relations, journalism, advertising, and mass media.

Shoolini scholars get global exposure through international exchange opportunities with renowned universities across the world. Prominent among these are, University of Arkansas, USA; Lanzhou University, China; University of Naples, Italy; Taipei Medical University, Taiwan; Gachon University, South Korea; South Dakota Mines University, USA.

Shoolini University is UGC Approved and NAAC Accredited.

Highlights

  • Mentorship from practicing journalists
  • Practical experience in TV, Radio & Print
  • Experienced faculty with vast teaching and research experience
  • Rigorous academic curriculum
  • Regular literary and co-curricular activities
  • International exposure to students through seminars, conferences, and invited talks

Career Opportunities

  • Professor
  • Community College Professor
  • Corporate Communications Director
  • Marketing Director
  • Media Consultant

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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