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Head of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism Welcomes You

The Department of Mass Communication and Journalism at Bengaluru City University is striving to produce a new generation of responsible and tech-savvy professionals with its innovative methods and out-of-the-box thinking techniques. The Department is equipped with the latest technology and state-of-the-art infrastructure. We have a highly motivated and skilled team of faculty that will offer hands-on training to students and nurture them. Our curriculum has been designed by academicians with vast experience and experts who know the pulse of the industry and media requirements. The department is located in the central business district of Bengaluru in a tranquil and heritage building.


The Department of Mass Communication and Journalism will offer the best media education, training, research, and extension. We also offer an ecosystem that is technology and value-driven that will produce sound, seasoned and skilled students who fit into various platforms in media, advertising, and the corporate world They will be ethical, seasoned, and empowered professionals and ready to serve in the media industry.

Dr. Narasimhamurthy N

Professor & Chairman

Department of Mass Communication and Journalism

Bengaluru City University, Bangalore

Our Mission

The mission of BCU is the creation, dissemination and application of knowledge and to nurture the appropriate milieu for this endeavour. As a state public university situated in the heart of Bengaluru, we aim to

  • Be a gateway to knowledge for all, while actively promoting access, affordability, equity and inclusiveness.

  • Foster a vibrant culture by facilitating an open exchange of knowledge and ideas among academia, government, industry, community and society at large

  • Enrich the social, economic, cultural and political heritage, by leveraging on the human capital and resources of the city and the region

  • Enhance the reputation, growth and potential of Bengaluru as a leading global metropolis

  • Achieve excellence in teaching, research and service by engaging with issues of relevance in the local and global contexts

  • Create leaders of tomorrow across scientific, socio-economic, cultural and political domains

  • Develop among students a spirit of inquiry, respect for labour and social conscience

  • Become a distinctive public university by adopting innovative, efficient practices in its governance, academic and administrative affairs, and excel in serving all its constituencies

Our History

Bengaluru Central University inherits the legacy of the 160-year-old central college campus. It all started in the year 1858 when the British started a modest school called the ‘Bangalore High School’ with five students after some leading citizens of the city petitioned the British. It formed the nucleus of what would evolve into an important component of one of India’s leading universities before it became an independent university in post-independent India.

In 1875, perhaps as a sign of its growing influence as an institution of higher education, (it had 43 students at this point!) the ‘High School’ changed its name to ‘Central College’ when it became a First-Grade College, one of the oldest in India. Some of the early names associated with Central College include Charles Walters, H. J. Bhabha, John Cook, R. H. Piggot, M. T. Narayana Iyengar, John Guthrie Tait, F. R. Sell, Dr E. P. Metcalfe and Prof. C. R. Narayana Rao among other. All these people were responsible for the College to acquire a great reputation as a leading institute of higher education in India.

In 1916, the desire of many of the citizens of Mysore was sated when the University of Mysore was established with Maharajah’s College in Mysuru (formerly Mysore) and Central College in Bengaluru forming the two main colleges under its aegis. Right from its early days, Central College was essentially a science campus. Around the time the college became part of the University of Mysore, it acquired its imposing look with two big laboratories on either side of the main central block with its tall clock tower.

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