SRFTI is run by a Society constituted by the Government of India. The Society runs the
      Institute through a governing council that is constituted with select members of Society. The
      Governing Council is the supreme Body for all executive functions of the Institute. It also
      constitutes different committees/ bodies as deemed necessary viz., Academic Council Standing
      Finance Committee, etc.
      Relevant Website: www.srfti.gov.in
      Indian Institute of Mass Communication
            The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), registered as a society under the
      Societies Registration Act, 1860 came into existence in 1965. The Institute, was established with
      the basic objective of undertaking teaching, training and research in the area of mass
      communication.
            The Institute conducts a number of post-graduate diploma courses in print journalism, radio
      and TV journalism and advertising and public relations. Beginning in 1969, the Institute has
      organized a Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Development Journalism for middle level working
      journalists form Asian, African, Latin American and East European countries under the auspices
      of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India since 1969. A number of specialized
      short-term courses ranging from one week to twelve weeks are also organized to meet the ever-
      growing training needs of communication professionals working in various media/publicity
      outfits of Central/state governments and public sector organizations. The Institute also
      collaborates with different national and international agencies in conducting training
      programmes, seminars, workshops. etc. and in undertaking research projects.
            The Institute endeavours to contribute towards the creation and strengthening of an
      information structure suitable not only for India requirements, but also those of other developing
      countries. It provides its expertise and consultancy services to other institutions/organs of the
      Central/ state governments, public sector organizations, universities and other academic
      institutions. With the growing popularity of the Institute’s training activities and with a view to
      meeting regional aspirations, the Institute opened a branch at Dhenkanal, Orissa in 1993 for
      catering to the demands of the eastern region.
            At present, the Branch conducts two Post Graduate Diploma Courses— Journalism
      (English) and Journalism (Odia). The Government of India, through the Ministry of Information
      and Broadcasting makes financial support to the Institute available. The activities of the Institute
      are guided by its Executive Council, whose Chairman (Ex Officio) is the Secretary in the
      Ministry who is also the President of the Institute (Society). The other members of the Council
      include, inter-alia, representatives of the Institute’s faculty and eminent personalities from the
      media. Through its continuous hard work over the last more than four decades of its existence
      and excellent delivery mechanism, the Institute has achieved the envious position of a “Centre of
      Excellence” in the area of communication teaching, training and research.
      Teaching and Training Programme
            The academic and training activities of the Institute can be divided into four programmes:
      (i.) Post-graduate Diploma programmes for students: These comprise four programmes in
      Journalism and one in Advertising and Public Relations: 1. Post-graduate Diploma Course in
      Journalism-English; 2. Post-graduate Diploma Course in Journalism-Hindi; 3. Post-graduate