About School of Mass Communication

School of Mass Communication, KIIT Deemed University (KSMC) became vibrant after the first intake of students within its undergraduate programme in 2016. In 2017, the department shifted to its new state-of-the-art campus, named Koushik, popularly known as Campus-18. Overlooking the beautiful Rose Garden, the campus is set amidst greenery. KSMC has excellent infrastructure and associations with its sister concerns, Kalinga TV and knewsodisha.com. Here, students get a practical exposure that makes them industry ready.

KSMC provides two degree programmes – Bachelor of Communication & Journalism, and Master of Communication & Journalism. The Master’s programme provides the opportunity for three specializations, namely Convergent Journalism, Communication for Social Change and Communications Management. The course structure of the School has been approved by the Board of Studies and Academic Council for being holistic in nature and providing a solid foundation at the graduation level and expertise at the post graduation level.


KSMC nurtures talent in the field of Communication and Journalism to create workforce and future leaders for the industry and academia.


  • KSMC inspires excellence through effective pedagogy designed to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills among the students.
  • It aims to prepare future communicators, journalists and associated professionals to build a plural, democratic and information-rich society, driven by knowledge, ethics and values.


Prof Himansu Sekhar Khatua

Director General

Dr Bidu Bhusan Dash

Acting Dean

Dr Rajeev Kumar Panda

Associate Dean

Faculty-in-Charge (FIC) serves as the primary channel of contact between the different stakeholders, including students, parents, industry professionals, and school leadership. FICs are chosen by the faculty council and approved by the school leadership every year.

Dr Rajeev Kumar Panda : Academic Inspection, Admission, Staff Welfare, Training, Internship & Placement, Visiting & Adjunct Faculty, Purchase
Dr Bidu Bhusan Dash : Discipline, Consultancy, Project & Research, IQAC, International Relations, NSS
Dr Anurag Sahu : Students Affairs & Extra-Curricular Activities, Students Counselling, Students’ Exposure, Alumni
Ms Ruby Nanda : Examination, SAP and Moodle
Dr Sananda Mukherjee : Library, Hostel (Girls)
Mr Souptik Garai : Time Table, Social Media
Dr Aniruddha Jena : Events (Seminar, Workshop & Conference), Website Development, Hostel (Boys)