School of Mass Communication and Journalism organized a guest lecture on the topic of ‘Journalism in Today’s Scenario’ by Padam Shri Jawahar Lal Kaul on 27th September 2016. Before the lecture, Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. R K Mittal, Pro Vice Chancellor of the University Prof. Subhash C. Gupta and Dean, Prof. Omana Antony welcomed the guest and presented the bouquet. In his lecture Shri Kaul emphasized to maintain a balance between the profession and passion of journalism. He said that newspapers, radio channels and television channels are industry but, are different in nature. They should also respect their responsibility towards the society. He said that budding journalists should not follow any set path made by their seniors but they should thrive to search of their own. After the lecture students of mass communication department asked question on various topics. Students also asked question about his experiences during the emergency. In the end, head of the school Dr. Kumar Rajyavardhan thanked Padam Shri Kaul for the lecture and said that this type of lecture not only enriches the knowledge of the students but of the faculty as well.
Padmshree Kaul started his career from Times of India as a working journalist. He attained his superannuation from Indian Express Group of newspapers in the year 2000. He was awarded the Padam Shri for his long time service in journalism. As a working journalist Kaul covered all the major events in India including JP Movement and emergency in seventies, surrender of dacoits, assassination of former Prime Ministers Mrs. Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, socialist as well as BJP movements in the country, terrorism in J&K and after that. Mr Kaul has also written a book on Indian journalism “Patarkarita Kaa Bazzar Bhav” which was released by Bhopal University. Mr Kaul is presently president of J&K Study Centre. He is also the working president of Abhinav Gupt Samaroh Samiti which is observing the year 2016 as the millennium year of this world renowned philosopher and art critic.