The University has become an institution of repute with a number of courses in various disciplines ranging from Journalism, Mass Communication, Public Relations, Advertising, Library and Information Sciences, Photography to highly sophisticated Electronic Media, Radio, Television, Cyber Journalism, Videography, Printing Technology and Information Technology.
The University is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). It is not an Open University providing Distance education. It does not provide education through correspondence. It is not a Conventional University having limited territorial jurisdiction. It has jurisdiction through out the country. Consistent with the recent trend of globalisation and internationalisation of education, the University is imparting education outside the country also.
The Chairman, Press Council of India, Ministers of Education, Public Relation, Finance Govt. of M.P., Leader of the opposition of M.P. Assembly, Member of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Eminent Editors, Media persons, Educationists, representatives of language, press are the members of the general council.
All courses are as per the University Grants Commission (UGC) Nomenclature referred to section 22(1) of UGC. The University is the member of Association of Indian University (AIU)and also accredited by International University Accreditation Association (IUAA) of USA.
In order to provide opportunities to the faculty to improve their qualifications and to introduce research activities, the University has established nine regional centers at various locations in India. The University bridges the gap between the students and the industry by helping the students in Job placements. Distance education is an established and recognized mode of education, which is inconsonance with changing socioeconomic needs and emerging demands of the knowledge era.
Keeping up with spirit of Open University system and in accordance with National Policy of Education, which lays emphasis on continuing and distance education, the University is providing quality education in rural and urban areas.