Type of College

Constituent University Department

Accreditation & Recognition

UGC, NAAC with "A" Grade




Christ University, Bengaluru

About Department of Media Studies, Christ University, Bengaluru

Department of Media Studies, Christ University, Bengaluru is a is the department of Christ University.

Christ University is Christian College established on 15th July 1969 by St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara and managed by Catholic congregation Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) which was established in 1831.

It is a "Deemed to be University" Christian College under Church of South India and widely regarded as one of the oldest and most prestigious colleges for Arts and Sciences in India, producing a line of distinguished alumni.

The department is self-affiliated with the Christ University, Bengaluru and it is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) & 12(B) under Act, 1956.

It is accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with "A" Grade (CGPA Score 3.25 on a 4 Point Scale in 3rd Cycle) on 2nd December 2016

The aim of the college is helping its members realize spiritual and moral as well as intellectual and aesthetic values also maintain its cosmopolitan and pluralistic tradition by enrolling young scholars from diverse communities and different social and economic backgrounds.

It is a co-educational self-financed Institute, providing a regular course in which is located in the urban part of Bengaluru played a pioneering role in the field of higher education.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) of India conferred Autonomy to Christ College in 2004 and identified it as an Institution with Potential for Excellence in 2006.

In 2008, under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India, declared the institution a Deemed to be University, in the name and style of CHRIST (Deemed to be University).

The college had received many awards and accolades at a city, state and national level for their educational advancements also received the numbers of achievements awards in the field of sports and curricular activities under the affiliating university.

In 2017 India Today-Nielsen survey, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) is ranked among the top private universities in India. The BBA and BCA programmes are rated among the best in India form 2012 to 2017.

In 2017, the Science programme was rated the best in India. Also, the university ranking moved up from 31st in 2012 to 8th in 2017. The department of Mass Communication has been received the rank 3rd best College in India for pure Sciences and Journalism by leading media houses.

The Department of Media Studies offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Master of Arts (M.A.) in Media and Communication Studies.

The college also offers three years undergraduate and two years of postgraduate courses in Arts, Science, Commerce, & Management streams with various specializations under the Christ University, Bengaluru. It also offers Ph.D. courses.

The multi-disciplinary University which focuses on teaching, research, and service, offers Bachelors to Doctoral programmes in Humanities, Social Sciences, Commerce, Management, Engineering, Education and Law to over 18000 students.

University examinations of different courses, examinations conducted by the Christ University, Bengaluru, and various other examinations are held in the college premises. Applications are open for Choice Based Credit System for the first cum first courses.


"Excellence and Service"


  • Strive to reach out to the star of perfection through an earnest academic pursuit for 'excellence' and our efforts blossom into 'service' through our creative and empathetic involvement in the society to transform it


  • CHRIST (Deemed to be University) is a nurturing ground for an individual's holistic development to make an effective contribution to the society in a dynamic environment
  • The department has a vibrant campus life with a wide range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The department has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping and beautiful flower-beds
  • The department has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The department has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The department has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, seminar halls, hostel, canteen, multipurpose halls, playground etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The department has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The department has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • Internet facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • The department has established an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) to assure the quality of the college and also details regarding submission of Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQAR) to NAAC annually
  • The Transportation facility is available for students
  • The department has a significant presence in the field of research. A number of major & minor research projects are awarded to the faculty members by the UGC and other bodies
  • The department has a large playground with well-equipment for different sports like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton and so on
  • A medical facility has been available in the college for the benefit of the students
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • The department has provided ICT facilities like computers, projectors, audio-visual gadgets, scanners and printers to the departments and also other aids and a huge number of availability of books for effective delivery of curriculum and for inculcating the knowledge of the subject
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • To sharpen the skill of students and their personality development, various curricular and extra-curricular activities are the regular features of the department
  • The department Unit NSS Wing performs different type of social services within and outside of the area
  • The department also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Arts Full Time 3 Years 10+2
  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Bank/ATM
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Reading Rooms
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Conference Hall
  • N.S.S.
  • Medical Facility
  • Counseling Centre
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Common Rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Bus Facility
  • Anti Ragging
  • Women Cell
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Public Transportation
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Training





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