Published: Friday, 03 June, 2016 4:16 PM

Deakin University

Deakin University partners with St Pauls Institute of Communication Education

Deakin University, Australia, partners with St Pauls Institute of Communication Education to offer Masters Degree in Communication in India

Deakin University offers this two-year Post-Graduate Degree for the first time outside Australia
Students will be able to get this degree at one-third the cost
Students have the option to study first year syllabus in India and second year in Australia

For the first time, Deakin University is offering its two-year Masters Degree in Communication outside its four campuses in Australia. The University has tied up with St Pauls Institute of Communication Education (SPICE), which has campuses at Mumbai and Bengaluru. Designed in an innovative manner, students can opt to study both years in India or study for the first year in India and the next year in Australia. The Masters Degree is designed for students who aim for a career in journalism, public relations, advertising, corporate communications, public affairs, etc. The Master of Communication course is crafted to create professionals with advanced knowledge of communication, theory, analysis, research and skills. The course recognizes the advances in communication technologies and the increasing globalization of business enterprises. There will be two intakes, one each in March and July every year. The Course begins in mid-July this year.

According to Dr. Dominic Savio D’Silva SSP, Director of SPICE, “The Master of Communication program fills the void for students aspiring to be successful in journalism, public relations, advertising, corporate communications, public affairs, etc. in India and anywhere else in the world. The design of the course is such that the student gets to learn the nuances of these professions in India while skilling with the global systems, processes and best practices from Australia. Emphasis will be given on learning from Industry experts, participation in live case studies, placing the students in leading organizations and guidance from the best faculty in India. Our students will have the edge because they will be trained to be successful in the Indian environment with a degree from one of the best universities of the world.”

Speaking on the occasion of the signing of the agreement between the two constituents, Ms. Ravneet Pahwa, Director, South East Asia, Deakin University, said, “Deakin University enrolls over 1000 students from India each year for various academic courses. Students come to Deakin University from over 50 cities from Maharashtra, Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, etc. We wanted to make the Master of Communication program relevant to Indian conditions so that the student gets the best of both worlds. Also, this course in India will cost less than a one-third of what a student would spend while doing it from Australia. To ensure that there will be no compromise in quality, we chose to partner with St Pauls Institute, who have best infrastructure to support such a program.”

The applicant must have a successful Bachelor Degree and also meet minimum English language requirements. On successful completion of the Pathway programme at SPICE in Year 1, students would be enrolling at Deakin University in Year 2 to complete the Master of Communication through Deakin Cloud Campus, supported and coached by SPICE faculty.

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