The history of Journalism education was not very old in Nepal.
The education of Mass communication and Journalism was introduced
in Nepal only in 1976. Ratna Rajya Laxmi College of Tribhuvan
University, the oldest university of Nepal, was the first college
to starts it from Proficiency level. Later it was developed
in diploma level in 1986. After the 15 years later it was able
to launch Master's level course in Journalism. Now it is proud
to announce that the department has already celebrated its silverjublee
in 2002. The time when the education of Journalism was introduced
in Nepal first time, Nepalese press was facing skilled manpower
as well as professnalism. Party politics was in line. In this
situation the education of Journalism played a role of fuel
to run this sector. Till the date hundreds of Journalists have
already been produced. It is proud to say that the products
of this department are in mainstream and even in the implementation
level. And most of the current national level media are holding
by this product of Ratna Rajya.
UNESCO assisted the newly set up Department of Journalism and
Mass Communication at R.R. Campus in the early 1980s for purchase
of instructional radio and television equipment, and for construction
of physical facilities in the campus. UNDP provided funding
for the training of journalism trainers in Kathmandu. Two of
the staff members of the Department are trained as trainers
also at IIJ Berlin. Very recently one more staff member has
been endorsed for higher education in mass communication at
a Japanese University. One photo lab equipment and one computer
have been acquired recently out of the campus internal fund.
The Department has three permanent teaching staff and three
media professionals on contract. So far, there is no lab assistant
on the staff.
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Bachelors and ................. in Masters . Like wise the ..........
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