14-OCT-2019: Dr Frank Islam to inaugurate Mass communication Auditorium
ALIGARH October 14: Celebrated author, philanthropist, entrepreneur and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) alumnus, Dr Frank Islam will inaugurate the Frank and Debbie Islam Mass Communication state of the art Auditorium-cum-Preview Theatre of the Department of Mass Communication on October 16 at 11 am. Dr Islam donated a grant of Rs one crore for the project. The department already has a three-camera state of the art studio.
AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor will preside over the inaugural function. The inaugural of the state-of-art auditorium with a seating capacity of 150 people comes after the establishment of a three-camera studio at the Department of Mass Communications.
The Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Akhtar Haseeb, Dr Abdullah Abdullah (USA), Mr Syed Ali Rizvi (USA) and Professor Akbar Husain, Dean, Faculty of Social Science will also grace the occasion.
The Frank and Debbie Islam Trust, in collaboration with the department of Mass Communication will honour two eminent alumni of the department Ms Romana Israr (Anchor, ABP News) and Mr Anuj Kumar (Senior Assistant Editor, The Hindu) and three prominent local journalists ? Mr Santosh Sharma (Dainik Jagran), Mr Pranav Agarwal (The Hindustan) and Mr Mohammad Kamran (News 18, Urdu) will also receive the honour.
Established in 1938 by Mr Chaudhary Reham Ali Hashmi, author of Fanne Sahafat (Art of News), the Department of Mass Communications offers Masters in Mass Communications, MPhil and PhD programmes, is one of the premier institutions of the country engaged in imparting training in mass communications theories and skills. ?Strong academic orientation and extensive, hands-on-training enable majority of students to get jobs before the result is out,? said Professor Shafey Kidwai, Chairman, Department of Mass Communication.
Some of the distinguished alumni of the Department are Nadeem Asrar (Al Jazeera) Saif Khalid (Al-Jazeera), Parvez Alam (BBC), Sumaira Khan (TV9), Romana Israr (ABP News), Arfa Khanum (The Wire), Ghulam Jeelani (Mail), Brijendra Prashar (Hindustan Times), Naved Anjum (Indian Express), Ehtishamuddin (TV18), Ashish Sharma (Times Now), Feroz Haider (Times Now), Nadim Ahmad (Aaj Tak), Wali Ahmad (Indian Express), Vivek Varshney (The Nav Bharat Times), Anuj Kumar (The Hindu), Ehtesham Ali (NDTV), Hina Zubair (ETV), Raheel Pasha (ETV), Prof Ehtesham Ahmad Khan (Dean, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad), Mohammad Asim (NDTV) and Poonam Sharma (Aaj Tak) .
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