The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) will soon make its present felt when at least one course of study commences on July - August this year. This was stated by non other than Shri Sunil Tandon, Director General of IIMC, New Delhi when he called on the Chief Minister Pu Lal Thanhawla at his bungalow a couple of days back.

Shri Sunil Tandon at the outset, applaud the Chief Minister for his initiative in setting up IIMC Campus in Aizawl and extend happiness for his cordial cooperation at all levels with the Institute. Shri Tandon apprised the Chief Minister that the campus would require at least 10 acres of land for the setting up of the Institute in Aizawl adding that he had identified a suitable plot of land for the purpose. Tandon also stated that Aizawl will be one of the eigth All India Entrance Test Centres across the country, which he said, will be conducting the test on the 24th May this year. The Chief Minister on his part informed him that the Mizoram government stepped up all out effort in hastening the establishment of the Institute in Aizawl.

To ensure speedy setting up of the institute and accelerate the pace of progress, New Delhi has appointed Mr. L.R.Sailo, a retired I&PR Director who is currently Press Secretary to Chief Minister as "Special Officer' to undertake all essential for the purpose. It maybe recalled that it was Smt Ambika Soni, Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting who had given a nod to go ahead with the institute at the request of Pu Lal Thanhawla. In fact, Shri Tandon's visit to Aizawl was the result of the Chief Minister's request to New Delhi.

 Shri Tandon had met Chief Secretary Pu Vanhela Pachuau earlier on the issue. IIMC classes will initially be taken at the Mizoram University campus at Tanhril.


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