MoU signed with Indus Broadcasting and Corporation to help students hone their skills
The University of Sargodha and the Indus Broadcasting and Corporation (IBC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the capacity building of the students of Communication and Media Studies.
The MoU was signed by Noman Yasir, Incharge Department of Communication and Media Studies, and Sabookh Syed, Editor IBC on January 28, 2020. The Vice Chancellor Dr Ishtiaq Ahmad, ORIC Deputy Director Dr Anjum Murtaza and faculty members of the Department were also present.
Sabookh Syed said it was important for the students of media and journalism, especially those studying in universities located in the far-flung areas of Pakistan, to have practical exposure of the field for securing their places in the sector.
“The IBC would help them get hands-on experience and make good journalists and media practitioners in future,” he added.
The MoU aims at enhancing exposure and practical experience of the students by arranging joint academic, training and research activities for them.
According to the agreement, the IBC would provide support and assistance in the capacity building of the students through formal and informal trainings and workshops. Besides, both parties would arrange joint academic and research activities to enhance exposure and practical experience of media students. The parties would also arrange ‘Young Writers Competition’ once a year at Sargodha University.
The agreement also calls on the IBC to provide portfolio portals on its websites for the students of Sargodha University so that they could be able to showcase their articles/reports online.
Other provisions of the MoU include technical support to the IBC through SU’s Web Development Cell and special coverage of events.
The IBC is an Islamabad-based initiative taken by a group of journalists and communication professionals who believe to promote democratic values and advocate culture of debate among the masses for behavioral changes and provides services related to training, production, broadcasting, social media marketing, research and monitoring.