Four new IIMCs to be set up: Ambika Soni

     Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Friday said the country will get four new Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) from the next academic year. "The new institutes will come up in Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir, Vidarbha in Maharashtra and Mizoram," said Soni at the annual convocation ceremony of the IIMC here. The Government has acquired 15 acres of land for each on the campuses and the initial funding would be done by the state governments. "Apart from this, the existing PG diploma course in IIMCs in Delhi and Dhenkanal is also being made into a two-year one and the institute has approached the University Grants Commission to recognise it as a degree course," she added.

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