Best School of Media and Journalism in Dehradun | Jigyasa University (Formerly known as Himgiri Zee University)

School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Overview of the School

School of Journalism and Mass Communication of Himgiri Zee University is committed to providing the necessary skills, knowledge, and exposure to students to face the ever-changing and challenging world of communication, media, and entertainment. The school offers undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma, and doctorate programs in Journalism and Mass Communication ranging from traditional to new age media. The curriculum of programs is developed with a substantial interface with the industry. Teaching pedagogy, rigorous evaluation, and hands-on practicals are aimed to create effective academic delivery and enhance the learning experience of our students. Faculty members of the school are highly qualified and have wide experience in the media and entertainment industry. Prominent media personalities from leading media houses and academicians from renowned educational institutions regularly visit the school to interact with our students. The school emphasizes the holistic development of students through experiential learning through well-equipped modern studios, in-house radio station, project-based learning, industry-aligned curriculum, internships, and live projects of media houses. The school also organizes various extra-curricular activities such as photography, anchoring, news writing, workshops, seminars, debates, documentaries, animation, and cultural activities for the holistic development of students. The emphasis is on overall transformation to better prepare our students for careers and life. All these attributes, nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Himalayas, make the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Himgiri Zee University an ideal place for any young enthusiastic learner aspiring to develop into a thorough professional.

Objective of the School

  • To impart knowledge, develop skills and enhance attitude to meet the evolving challenges in the Media & Entertainment industry.
  • To maintain strong industry tie-ups for hands on experience and real-time exposure.
  • To develop industry-focused professionals through effective outcome-based education, innovative research and industry collaborations.

Significant Highlights of the School

  • The school runs its own Community Radio Station 107.8 'HIMGIRI KI AWAAZ'.
  • Complete final semester internship in leading media houses for BA JMC and MA JMC.
  • Experienced faculty (PhD and NET)
  • Workshops and guest lectures by experts from different media organisations.
  • Value-added courses and Industry workshops for hands-on exposure.
  • ICT based classroom teaching.
  • Working Radio Station.
  • Laced with state- of-the-art video production facilities.

Dean’s Message

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I Prof. (Dr.) Veena Hada welcome you on behalf of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, to Himgiri Zee University and acknowledge your interest in our University. Our school provides a comprehensive curriculum that covers a wide range of topics related to journalism and mass communication. Our courses are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today’s fast-paced media industry. Our faculty comprises experienced and dedicated professionals who are committed to providing personalized attention to each student. In addition to a strong academics program, we offer a range of facilities that are designed to enhance your learning experience. These faculties include state-of-the-art studio, professional-grade video and audio recording equipment, and editing software that you can use to develop your skills in areas such as photography, videography, editing, and more. We also provide access to a variety of resources to support your research and writing. Our library has an extensive collection of books, journals, and other reference materials related to journalism and mass communication. Our department is committed to providing our students with a well-rounded education that goes beyond the classroom. We offer a complete semester internship program to our students. We offer opportunities for engaging in community services and outreach programs. These experiences help to develop your skills, build your professional network, and gain real-world experience. In conclusion, pursuing a course in journalism and mass communication from our school will provide you with a strong foundation for a successful career in the media industry. Our academic program, experienced faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and extracurricular opportunities will provide you with the tools you need to succeed. We welcome you to join our family and look forward to helping you achieve your academic and professional goals.

With best wishes
Prof. (Dr.) Veena Hada
School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Faculty Profiles

Dr. Ritesh Chaudhary

Associate Professor
School of Journalism and Mass Communication



2. Ph.D. in Media Studies from University of Lucknow

3. MA (Journalism & Mass Communication) University of Lucknow

Experience / Research Area:

He has over twelve years of academic as well as Industry Experience including Reporting & Writing. He has a Doctorate in the field of Journalism & Mass Communication. He has served Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Central University and University of Lucknow as Guest faculty. Before joining Himgiri Zee University he was associated with Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, Lucknow as Assistant Professor.

Hobbies and other achievements:

His six books are published on Media Education. He has published more than 10 research papers and chapters in various National and International Research Journals. Along with this he has a degree of Law. He also has certification of ‘Film Appreciation’ from Film & Television Institute of India, Pune and ‘Literature, Culture & Media’ from IIT-Roorkee through NPTEL.
Apart from Teaching & Research, Dr. Chaudhary also wrote articles on various newspapers like DNA & Hindustan. He has also conducted various Workshops and Industry Oriented sessions for media students. He believes that teaching mass communication requires a perfect blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience His major area of teaching is Media Laws with a deep interest in research in Content Analysis and Content Management.

Mr. Sudheer Deoli

Assistant Professor
School of Journalism and Mass Communication


i. Ph.D. (Pursuing from Doon University, Dehradun)

ii. UGC-NET (Journalism & Mass Communication in Jan 2017 & June 2019)

iii. MA Journalism & Mass Communication from Doon University.

iv. MA – Sociology from Sri Dev Suman Uttarakhand University

v. BA (Hons.) Mass Communication, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal.

Work Experience

Social and development communication, Film studies, New Media, Ritual communication. Mr. Sudheer Deoli has eleven years of academic as well as industry experience. He started his professional career from a survey with IIMC and Ayush Mantralay, Govt. of India. He worked as a Graphic Designer for a PSBT film 'Water is Life' produced by Bioscope Film Production, a Dehradun based production house. He was the founding member of 107.8FM Himgiri ki Awaaz Community Radio station run by Himgiri Zee University. From September 2014, he is working as an Assistant Professor with School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun. He has a keen interest in understanding educational psychology, critique of Modernity, and post modernity. He is an ardent Cricket fan, interested in film history especially Hindi films and has an enthusiasm to understand Climate Politics and Economics. He is an expert of advance software like Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Quark Xpress, Sound Forge, and NUENDO.

Dr. Garima Singh

Assistant Professor
School of Journalism and Mass Communication


Ph.D. in Media and Communication Studies (Awarded)
M.A. in Communication

Work Experience

Presently working with Himgiri Zee University as Assistant professor since Sep, 2018

Worked with Himgiri Zee University as visiting faculty from Feb, 2015 till Aug, 2018
Worked with BFIT Group of Institutions as Lecturer from Sep, 2012 till July, 2014

Research Area/Interest

Have presented two papers at International Conferences.
Published three research papers on diverse topics like Diaspora community, Psychological Communication, Semiotics etc

Hobbies/Extra Curricular/ Other achievement

Vigorous reader/ writer/ Trained in Photography & Dance

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Scopus scholar Link: NIL

Ms. Soniya Chamoli

Associate Professor
School of Journalism and Mass Communication


i. . M.A. – Journalism & Mass Communication from HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal

ii. B.A. from HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal

Experience / Research Area:

Ms. Soniya Chamoli is an Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Himgiri Zee University Dehradun. She holds a Post-Graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication from Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal. She has a rich experience of twelve years in higher education. Her research interests include Advertising, Communication, and Public Relations. She has attended national and international conferences and participated in faculty development programs organized by prestigious institutions to enhance her professional skills. She has completed online courses - 'Communication Strategies for a Virtual Age' from the University of Toronto, Canada, and 'The Power of Podcasting for Storytelling' from the University of Wollongong, Australia.

Devendra Kumar Prajapati

Teaching Associate
School of Journalism and Mass Communication


i. MA in Mass Communication & Journalism

ii. Graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication

Experience / Research Area:

Mr. Devendra Kumar Prajapati has more than 8 years of Industry plus Academic experience in the discipline of Journalism and Mass Communication. Mr. Prajapati started his career as a media person during Graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication. He has worked with the media brand like Etv Bharat & UC News. After joining academics in 2019, he has been working with Himgiri Zee University for more than 3 years now. He has completed his Post Graduation in 2018 from Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow. His rich media experience and knowledge are a big plus for aspiring journalists. At the same time, they are also crucial for bridging the gap between media and academics. His article was Published in the Book “Bachpan Aur Media”.

Achievements/ Awards:

ISMP Adhaar Stumbh Award 27 Nov, 2021

Environmental Awareness presenting their Thought Award 28 Nov, 2021