National Media Museum to be built in Bhopal

Bhopal: In the General Council meeting of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, it was informed that National Media Museum will be established in Bhopal. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan approved the proposal for establishment of Central Studio, Digital Media Lab, separate departments focused on cinema and Indian languages and Bharatmuni Research Chair in the university. In the General Council meeting held after January 2018, the budget estimates, accounts and audit reports of the previous years were approved. Decisions were also taken on various administrative matters. It was informed that the provisions of National Education Policy have been implemented in Asia’s first and country’s largest Journalism and Communication University. The University has been ranked among the top 10 educational institutions in the country by prestigious magazines like India Today, The Week.

Retirement age will be 62 years
The General Council gave post facto approval to implement the 7th pay scale for the teachers working in the university. Along with this, approval was also given to pay arrears to all teachers on the basis of 7th pay scale implemented from January 01, 2016. It was also agreed upon for regularization of teachers working on contract. The Maha Parishad also gave its approval for increasing the superannuation age from 60 to 62 years. Information about the new campuses of the university was also given in the meeting.

Approval of seat increase in PhD course
In the meeting, approval was given to establish Radio Karmaveer for practical training of students and discharge of social responsibilities in the university’s new campus at Bishankhedi. Along with this, the proposal regarding increase in seats in research book writing, Ph.D course was also approved. It was informed that MoUs were signed by the University with Consortium for Educational Communication, UN Population Fund, Mahatma Gandhi College of Communication Kozhikode Kerala, Media and Entertainment Skills Council New Delhi and other universities and reputed institutions.

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