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HyderabadUniversity of Hyderabad inks MoU with Turaga Foundation

University of Hyderabad inks MoU with Turaga Foundation

Published: 1st Nov 2021 11:55 am | Updated: 2nd Nov 2021 12:58 am

Hyderabad: In order to promote serious and public-spirited journalism, University of Hyderabad (UoH) has joined hands with Turaga Foundation, a city-based not-for-profit organisation, to administer the Narender Revelli National Media Fellowships for early-career journalists working in print, television, and the web.

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The annual media fellowships instituted by the Foundation, amounting to about Rs 1 lakh, every year, will be coordinated with the technical support of the University’s Department of Communication, which is among the top-ranking programmes in media studies and practice nationally. An MoU to this effect was signed on Monday by Vasantha Sobha of the Turaga Foundation and the Registrar of the University, Sardar Singh, in the presence of Vice-Chancellor Prof BJ Rao, the Head of the Department of Communication, Prof Vasuki Belavadi, and Senior Professor of Communication, Prof Vinod Pavarala.

Speaking on the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor expressed happiness at this collaboration and hoped that the fellowship will help encourage journalistic talents and contribute to public good. Sobha, the Foundation representative, said the Foundation is pleased to be associated with UoH to administer the fellowships, which she expects will support young journalists to produce good, meaningful stories on pressing issues.

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