Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvediji (1889-1968), after whom the Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism & Communication has been named, was an ace poet, writer and journalist who acquired nationwide renown not only for his literary creativity and might of his pen but also for his undaunted participation in the national struggle for the freedom of India.

Panditji was a true disciple of Shri Balgangadhar Lokmanya Tilak and Mahatma Gandhi, and was a rare combination of Tilak – like fiery patriotism and sacrifices and Gandhian non – violence, self-abnegation and simplicity.

He was the illustrious Editor of “Prabha” and later “Karmaveer”, the journals which hit out at British imperialism and inspired the contemporary generation to throw off the yoke of alien slavery.

The British rulers repeatedly incarcerated him and his journals forcibly closed down with forfeiture of security deposits by the Government time and again. But the British excesses could not be nd the will of the valiant patriot – poet, who, once out of jail, indefatigably restarted his publication to mount assaults against the British imperialists as well as inner weaknesses and evils of the Indian society.

After freedom was won in 1947, Panditji refrained from seeking a share in power and continued to exhort people through speech and writing to toss off social evils and build an exploitation-free, equitable society as envisioned by Mahatma Gandhi.

A famous Poem “Pushp Ki Abhilasha” of Panditji, is presented in his own handwriting:

Today, the university has become an institution of repute in various disciplines ranging from journalism, mass communication, public relations, advertising, photography, radio, television, cyber journalism, videography and printing technology.

The Vice-President of India is the Chancellor of the university. The Chief Minister of the province of Madhya Pradesh is the Chairman of the General Council, which is the supreme decision making authority. The council includes a member of the Lok Sabha, a member of the Rajya Sabha, chairman of the Press Council of India, 10 members representing different states of the country – five of them appointed by the chief ministers and five representing five Indian languages.

University Status

  • Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism is a statutory University. The UGC has issued an official memorandum No. 9-4/92 CPP-1, dated 27th November 1992 in this regard.
  • The University is a member of Associations of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) London.
  • The University is a member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Tie-ups with Edith Cowan & Deakin University, Australia

One of Australia’s largest universities, Deakin, provides all the resources of a major university to more than 32,000 students. Established in the 1970s as one of the new generation Australian Universities. Deakin successfully combines a university’s traditional focus on excellent teaching and research with a desire to challenge conventional practices and to seek new ways of developing and delivering courses. Deakin University’s reputation for excellent teaching and innovative course delivery has been recognized through many awards over the past few years, and it has achieved consistently high ratings for graduate satisfaction.

Student & Faculty exchange

  • Academic staff cooperation on collaborative research, lectures and conferences.
  • Exchange of educational resource materials and publications.
  • Development and implementation of a range of credit transfer agreements for academic programs offered at each institution.
  • Implementing advanced standing and articulation between Faculty of Arts at Deakin and SBC.
  • Launching short term academic programs and projects.