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CICRA Campus inaugurates Executive Masters’ in Mass Communication


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Addressing a long-felt need in Sri Lanka’s media and communications industry, CICRA’s campus in Colombohas announced the inauguration of an Executive Master’s degree programme in Mass Communication in collaboration with the Asia e-University (AEU) of Malaysia. The programme is geared to providing professionals working in the mass communications field the opportunity to gain a valuable academic qualification under theguidance of an eminent faculty, while doing their day jobs. 

Prof. Theodore Fernando
 
Dr. Madubhashini Galagedarage
 
Nimal Gunewardena
 
Dilrukshi Handunnetti
 
Shihar Aneez
 
Dr. Achala Abeykoon
 
Kamal Liyanage
 
Vasana Wickremasena

The MSc programme includes eight modules covering New Media, Public Relations, Development Communication, Investigative Journalism, Media Ethics, Media Law, Mass Communication and Research Methods.

The Faculty comprises Prof. Theodore Fernando and Dr. Madubhashini Galagedarage - Senior Lecturers at the Open University, Mr. Nimal Gunewardena - Founder of NGage Strategic Alliance, Ms. Dilrukshi Handunetti - Executive Director at the Centre for Investigative Reporting Mr. Shihar Aneez - Reuters Bureau Chief, Dr. Achala Abeykoon of the University of Visual and Performing Arts and Mr. Vasana Wickremasenaand Mr. Kamal Liyanage academics of the CICRA Campus.

“The program covers a full 360-degree view of modern domain knowledge in the media and communications sphere, and has been designed keeping working professionals in mind, where they can complete the degree within a 12 to 15-month period” explained CICRA Campus’ Group Director& CEO Boshan Dayaratne. 

The degree is offered by Asia e-University of Malaysia, which is a university established under the Asia Communication Dialogue, and recognized by the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka. The graduation will take place at the AEU Convocation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

CICRA Campus is a licensed partner of the AEU, and has been offering an Executive Master’s in Information Security locally since 2015. Currently 250 candidates are studying for this degree at CICRA while 67 have graduated to date from AEU.

More details on the program could be accessed from the website www.cicracampus.net


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