15 Sept 2023

Madhya Pradesh: Vice President Dhankhar Will Confer Degrees On Students Of Bhopal’s Makhanlal Chaturvedi University, Inaugurate New Campus

Bhopal: Vice President and Visitor (Ex-officio) Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Jagdeep Dhankhar will inaugurate the new campus of the university located at Bisankhedi in Bhopal on Friday, 15 September. 

Dhankhar will also award degrees to the students in the fourth convocation ceremony of MCU. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will participate in the programme virtually.

MCU has five campuses and 1600 study centers 

Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) KG Suresh said that in the convocation, degrees will be awarded to the students passed from June 2018 to December 2022. In the ceremony, degrees will be awarded to approximately 500 students including postgraduate and 23 PhD students. The university has five campuses and 1600 study centers including Bhopal, in which about 2 lakh students are studying. 

Public Relations and Public Health Engineering Minister Rajendra Shukla said that it is a matter of pride for us that Vice President Dhankhar will inaugurate the new campus of Makhanlal Chaturvedi University (MCU). Minister Shukla said that it is the success of the university that today lakhs of students are getting education in various genres of journalism through different campuses and study centers of MCU.


Minister Shukla congratulated the Vice Chancellor, concerned students and academic staff for the successful operation of the community radio “Radio-Karmaveer” operated in the university campus. Shukla said that radio is still relevant in spreading information about public welfare schemes of the government to the people in remote areas.

2 academic buildings Takshila and Vikramshila

There are two academic buildings Takshila and Vikramshila in the new campus of the university. A total of ten departments operate in these two grand blocks of four storeys each of the university. Indian Language Department has also been established under the National Education Policy. 

Nalanda Library has over 42000 books

The Nalanda Library in the campus has more than 42000 important books on subjects like journalism, media, mass communication, management, advertising, public relations, computers etc. Besides, every department also has its own separate library, auditorium and conference hall. More than 850 people can sit together in Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Auditorium. There is also Tansen Muktakaash Manch with seating arrangement near to 450. Makhanpuram campus also has accommodation facilities for professors, officers and employees.

MCU among country's top-10 universities 

It is noteworthy that the university has been included in the list of top-10 excellent universities of the country by India Today magazine and The Week.

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