From the Desk of the Head of the Department

  "Learning gives creativity,
  Creativity leads to thinking,
  Thinking provides knowledge and
  Knowledge makes you great"
      - A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

To harness the power of creativity in students through structured learning is what the Department of Media Sciences, Anna University has been doing since its inception in 2002. Today at our Department of Media Sciences, we offer M.Sc. Electronic Media (five-year integrated programme), M.Sc. Electronic Media (two year programme), M.Sc. Multimedia – specialisation in Visual Communication (two year programme) besides a robust PhD programme. Here, we teach multiple media disciplines ranging from Journalism, Radio Production, Photography, Filmmaking, Television Production, Graphics, Web Designing, Animation to Video Game Development.

The Department of Media Sciences, Anna University, is a premier centre of media education and research in India. The media landscape is rapidly evolving. Understanding this dynamic, the department has set up learning activities that allow students to discover differences between the past and present and explore how the digital age has now changed the way media function. The Department is contemporary, internationally relevant and it meets the latest industry standards. The students are allowed to explore their creativity in relevant, interesting, and worthwhile ways. Regular workshops, lectures and interactions with experts and the industry have helped our students keep pace with changing technologies and media needs.

The well qualified and experienced Department faculty work with excellent team spirit in a different technical team which leads to key research publications in multiple media related areas. Our efforts are also enhanced by the vital involvement of inspirational alumni, who are doing innovative and transformative things in their personal and professional lives to make the Department grow from strength to strength. Today, the Department’s alumni work in leading media organisations and in Government services. Empowering students with knowledge and equipping them with the latest skills to take on real world challenges and to see them emerge as dynamic professionals is the force that drives this Department towards greater success.

Your passion is our purpose. The Department will open up all opportunities for you to excel in what you imagined and beyond. We welcome you to the Department of Media Sciences.

Dr. Arulchelvan Sriram
Head, Department of Media Sciences
Director, Educational Multimedia Research Centre
CEG Campus, Anna University
Chennai - 600 025