"We go the extra mile to get our kids out there. They thank us by leaping ahead, beyond our wildest dreams."
- Fr B J Shailendra Phani Kumar, SJ
Head of Department
| Who we are and what we do
The Department of Mass Communication was started in the year of 2004. Ever since then it has trained students to articulate their creativity with a solid background in technical expertise. We aim to provide the widest possible range of skills to turn our students into top media professionals. The specialised course focuses on visual communication, filmmaking, and short-film making. The students are also exposed to advertisement creation and production.
Some key statistics for the Department of Mass Communication:
we offer 1 UG course of 3 years for B. A in Mass Communication
Admissions to our B.A. Mass Communication course happens through the common Loyola admissions route.
| What makes us different
Guest lecturers who are practicing in the fields of film making, documentaries, & advertisement production; large & small-scale projects on advertisement creation, making films; discussions on visual communication, photography, & short films; practicals – we do everything in our power to make sure our course is as interactive as possible. A few reasons why students are so in love with the department:
Our students take full responsibility to organize and ensure the success of two large media fests – LenZcape, a city-wide, theme-based photography competition-cum-exhibition, and INFOCUS, a national-level, theme-based short film and documentary film festival.
Mass Communication Labs are fully equipped with state-of-the-art studios, edit-bays, and audio recording facilities.
We go to great lengths to have experts talk to our students. Some of the names we drew include photographer Michael Monteiro, Ms.Ratna Rao Shekar of WOW! Magazine, and Ms Swathi Sucharitha - Senior Journalist with The Times of India
Our department doesn't do lectures. Instead, we have discussions where everybody is a learner. The students love it, as do the teachers. Drop by for a visit.
| Major events in our journey
Since our genesis, our students have been reaching out and making their dreams come true. We help, too. Here are some major achievements:
Department Of Mass Communication starts at Loyola Academy
Tomin Paul wins the 1st prize in elocution competition organized by Osmania University.
Chintaka Senadeera, Sarah Deepti, Deborah, Samuel, Jonathan, and Vaishali Chopra win 1st prize for short film “Disaster” at “Twilight 07”, Aurobindo Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi,
Department conducts a seminar titled “India Untouched”
Rituraj and Tomin Paul win the 1st prize at L.N. Birla National Debate Competition
Department organizes a talk on Human Rights with Rev Fr John Soosai Manickam SJ, an advocate of the human rights Movement, as speaker
Promita Sengupta is selected for the Hyderabad Cricket Association under-19 Women's Team and participates in South Zone Inter State Cricket Championship held at Ananthapur
Sarah, Sonali, Jose, Ashok, Nikhil, Mitika, Brieti, and Ambily win Best Documentary and Editing awards for film “Lagaa Stigma Ka Aag” at Coimbatore National Film Festival.
Ms. T. Sneha Reddy attends Global Young Leaders Conference at Boston, USA
Gautham Kumar bags award for Best Film at film festival in Ahmedabad for “Caste and Counterview”, also selected for a film festival at Czechoslovakia
Department starts a summer certificate course on “Television Production” sponsored by the UGC.
Two documentaries produced by Praveen Kumar, HOD, “Telanganam” and “Doll’s House” nominated and screened as official entries in Film Telangana, a digital film fest organized by the Karimnagar Film Society & Discovery Foundation USA
Department conducts ‘LenZcape 2011’, a photography competition, on World Photography Day
Department produces 24-minute documentary film “Precarious Lives”, based on nomadic tribe Gangiraddilu, sponsored by the UGC under CPE Phase II project.
Ms. V.J. Bharathi, Mr. Vikram Kumar, and Mr. Hudson Taylor conduct a 10-day training program on “Hands-on Training in Audio Video Editing and Multimedia for Interactive CD production” for Home Science College, Hyderabad
Maitreyi Tadepalli is selected for the final round of Mr and Ms Public Speaker, Hyderabad, organized by JCI Club.
Sashidhar Kocharlakota bags the 1st prize for “Kaun Banega Bhashapathi” competition at the inter-collegiate fest organised by Bhavan’s Vivekananda College.
Department conducts ‘LenZcape 2013’, a photography competition, on World Photography Day
The Department of Mass Communication organized a seminar on “Multimedia” by Ms. Rachel Sauer, lecturer at the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media on 7 September, 2015