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Four New IIMCs from 2011
The country will get four new Indian Institutes of Mass Communication from the next academic year.
The new institutes will come up in Kerala, Jammu & Kashmir, Vidarbha in Maharashtra and Aizwal in Mizoram, it was announced by Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni here on Friday.
The government has acquired 15 acres of land for each of the campuses and the initial funding would be done by the state governments, she said at the annual Convocation of the IIMCs here.
Apart from this, the existing PG diploma course at the IIMCs in Delhi and Dhenkanal is also being made into a two-year one and the institute has approached the UGC to recognise it as a degree course.