Dhaka University's Mass Communication and Journalism (MCJ) Department celebrated its 56th founding anniversary yesterday through various programmes on campus.
Marking the day, teachers and students of the department brought out a colourful procession from the foot of Aporajeyo Bangla at 11:00am.
Parading main thoroughfares of the campus, the procession ended in front of social science building of the university, where a prize-giving ceremony and discussion programme were held at Muzaffar Ahmed Chowdhury Auditorium.
With DU MCJ Department chairperson Kaberi Gayen in the chair, the programme was addressed by DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr. Md Akhtaruzzaman as chief guest.
Professor Emeritus Serajul Islam Choudhury presented a keynote paper titled “Mass Media, Social System and Liberty of Mass People” on the occasion.
The MCJ department started its journey through diploma courses on August 2, 1962 and it is now offering undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD degrees.