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History of Communication Study in Brazil: The Institutionalization of an Interdisciplinary Field

This chapter explores the history and contemporary status of journalism and communication education in India, deals with some of the challenges it faces, highlights its blind spots and engages with some of the key trends in sector. Successive media systems in India have each left their imprint on the nature and character of journalism and communication education. Since 1947, the history of journalism and communication education in India is firmly tied to state-sponsored universities. Post-liberalisation in the early 1990s, the more than 100 university departments in the public sector in India that offer journalism and communication training coexist with literally hundreds of courses offered by private institutions-private universities, media foundations and a variety of stand-alone training centres. The state needs to invest in the regulation of journalism and communication education in the public and private sectors and learning supportive of particular political interests-for example journalism training that supports the cause of Hindu or Islamic or Christian nationalism.