Welcome to IMS
Institute of Media Studies, popularly known as IMS, was founded in 1994 by an inspired group of eminent intellectuals and journalists of Odisha with support and encouragement from the State Government. The Institute is affiliated to Utkal University and recognized by the Government of Odisha.
During the past 22 years, IMS has been committed to excellence in higher education foraying into diversified disciplines of learning. It has steadily evolved into a world class academic institution recognized for the experiential learning it offers, the competent and compassionate faculty, the stellar media laboratories, academic vibrancy and cosmopolitan culture. Since its inception, it has been producing trained media, social, financial and industrial professionals while the institute has blossomed into a center of excellence in media studies as well as in social and management studies. At present, it offers four courses - MJMC, MSW, M.Com (Financial & Control) and MA PMIR.
The institute has a state-of-art campus in the heart of Bhubaneswar. Known for its creative dynamism and flexibility, the IMS offers varied programmes blending skill development and value orientation to shape the career of students and develop holistic personality to be privileged members of the civil society. A governing body and advisory board comprising reputed academicians, media experts and exponents of corporate and social sectors have been managing daily affairs the institute. The decision of the management stands final and decisions taken in the management relating to academic activities are transparent to the public.
With a desire for an effective convergence of relevant multi-sectoral subjects on an infrastructure-rich complex, IMS has set up the Centre for Rural Development (CRD), a developmental research centre with a full-fledged academic wing. CRD seeks to emerge as a centre of eminence in applied development through research, study, project formulation and implementation, evaluation and monitoring, consultancy etc. As an autonomous unit of policy research and action for holistic social sector development, CRD is gradually evolving into a premier developmental institute under the able and pragmatic guidance and leadership of Director Prof. Upendra Padhi.