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Admission to MAMR



Masters of Arts in Mass Relations (MAMR) is a post graduate fulltime course on Journalism and Communication offered by CSRD-ISWR. MAMR is a University of Pune affiliated programme, recognised by UGC and the Government of Maharashtra. This course enables the students for applying for jobs in various types of journalism and media sector at national and international levels.

Master of Arts in Mass Relations

Media can play a catalytic role in all the round development of a nation. Course on “Mass Relations” does not just stop with communication but it goes a step further by training students in journalism, public relations, advertisement with direct field experience s and knowledge. Endowed with the great heritage of courageous Journalism in India over last 150 years, the new age media needs to play this very crucial role responsibility.

Career Opportunities

The Print, Broadcast and Digital Media are experiencing rapid expansion. Mass media, new and internet communication offer promising and remunerative work opportunity in the field of reporting, editing, advertisement, public relations, media agencies, corporate organizations, NGOs and Government sectors.

Duration of the Programme

The duration of the Master Degree Programme is two academic years. The Programme duration is divided into four Semesters.

Medium of Instruction

As per the guideline of Univesity of Pune, the medium of instruction for MAMR Programme is English.  However students are allowed to write their examination in Marathi also.

Subjects of MAMR at Glance

  Semester I


Optional Subject for Semester IV(Students should select any one group of the following)
Group A
MR 101 – Indian Society and PolityMR 102 – Basics of PsychologyMR 103 – Print JournalismMR 104 – Basics of Communication



MR 403 – Marketing and Sales ManagementMR 404 – Social Marketing and Event Management


Semester – II


Group B
MR 201 – Basics of ComputersMR 202 – Social PsychologyMR 203 – Public RelationsMR 204 – Research Methodology



MR 405 – Banking Practices and ManagementMR 406 – International Trade – Theory, Practice, and Management


Semester – III


Group C
MR 301 – AdvertisingMR 302 – Development CommunicationMR 303 – Electronic JournalismMR 304 – Basics of Management



MR 407 – Importance of Web Technology in Mass RelationsMR 408 – P. H. P. programming for Web Technology
Semester – IV (Core Subject)


Group D
MR 401 – DissertationMR 402 – Understanding Economics


MR 409 – Counseling Process and Skills in Mass RelationsMR 410 – Career Guidance and Counseling for Mass Relations.


Group E


MR 411 – Print Journalism (S)MR 412 – Electronic Journalism (S)


The minimum eligibility for admission to MAMR Programme is a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from any recognized University. Candidates appearing for final year examination whose results are awaited are also eligible to apply.


Candidates seeking admission should have completed 20 years of age and must be below 40 years. This rule may be waived under special circumstances.

Seats and Reservation:

The intake for MAMR programme is 30 students. The institute is a Christian Minority Institute. The seats are filled up as per Govt. norms applicable to the minority institutes. Minority candidates are required to submit an attested true copy of Baptism and Church Membership Certificate from their Church authorities while submitting application. The other category (SC/ST/OBC/PH) Candidates are also required to submit attested true copy of certificates, for considering them in their respective category.


Online Application System

Before starting the application process please read the below instructions carefully and make sure to keep your education related documents handy.


Step 1: Fill up the Online Application form and press Submit button

Step 2: After the submission next screen will provide you a printable version of the form you  filled in.

Step 3: Deposit the fees of Rs. 550/- in below mentioned bank account and take a note of  the  Transaction ID received from the bank

Bank Details:

Account Title: BPHE Society’s CSRD-ISWR General Administration Account

Bank Name: Union Bank of India, Station Road Branch, Ahmednagar (Maharashtra)

A/c No. 505401010912034

IFSC Code: UBI No. 550540

MICR Code: 414026002

(Note: Amount can be deposited using NEFT/RTGS facility from any other bank if branch of Union Bank of India is not present in your area)


Draw a D.D. of Rs. 550/- in the name of Director, CSRD-ISWR, Ahmednagar, Payable at Ahmednagar.


By obtaining Challan from CSRD-ISWR office and deposit Rs. 550/-in the Union Bank of India, Station Road Branch, Ahmednagar.

Step 4: Visit the online registration system again and fill in the transaction ID/ D.D./Challan No., method of payment and other details and press the Submit button.

Step 5: Send hard copies of your documents on the following address by Registered/Speed        Post/Courier:


G. P.O. Box No. 25, Station Road, Ahmednagar-414001 (M.S.)

Submission of Duly Filled in Application Form

(a) Candidates can send their duly filled in applications through Registered Post/Speed Post. The envelope should be addressed to the Office Superintendent, CSRD ISWR, Station Road, Ahmednagar 414 001.The candidates should write, in bold capital letters on the envelope, “APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO THE MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME (2013–15)”

(d) Candidates can submit their applications personally to the Office Superintendent (CSRD) Institute of Social Work and Research, Ahmednagar, against proper receipt. The Institute will not be responsible for the applications delivered to any other functionary of the Institute.

(e) The last date for receiving the Application Forms, complete in all respects, by hand or by post, is August 25, 2013. Candidates should clearly note that the Institute will in no case be responsible for non-receipt of their applications or any delay in receipt thereof on any account whatsoever. They should, therefore, ensure that their applications reach the Institute on or before the prescribed last date.

Hostel Facilities during Admissions:

As compared to the number of applications received from outstation candidates, hostel facilities available are quite inadequate. Therefore, hostel accommodation may be provided to some of those candidates who do not have relatives or friends in the nearby area. Those needing accommodation should write to the office superintendent.  Allotment will be on a first come first serve basis. During the period of selection, the charges for lodging will be Rs. 50/- a day, which should be paid to the CSRD office against proper receipt immediately on arrival.

Verification of Original Documents: The selected candidates must produce the following documents for verification, in original, at the time of admission. If a candidate has submitted his/her original documents like certificates, mark-sheet, etc. to a College/University for re-evaluation or for any other purpose, he/she is required to produce a letter from the college/ University authority addressed to the Director of the Institute clearly indicating that the candidate’s original documents, as stated above, have been retained by the college/ University for a specific purpose.

Payment of Fees: The full fees and deposits of the first year should be paid in Bank through Chelan obtained from the office, or by a Demand Draft drawn in favour of Director, CSRD, Ahmednagar payable at Ahmednagar. The candidates are required to submit the cash or demand draft of the requisite amount towards first year fees and deposits at the time of verification of original documents. Otherwise, the admission will be treated as automatically cancelled. Bank timings are 10.30 to 3.00 p.m.

Payment of First Semester Fees and Deposits (in Rupees) are as follows:





From Maharashtra



Other States



Original Documents Required For Verification

(i)            Graduation Mark-sheet/Documentary proof of appeared for final exam if result is awaited;

(ii)           Transfer Certificate from the earlier college.

(iii)          No Objection Certificate from the employer, if employed;

(iv)         Baptism certificate (only for Christian minority)/Caste/Tribe Certificate for SCs and STs;

(v)          Income Certificate of the preceding financial year (only for SCs and STs who are eligible for          GoI Post-Matric Scholarship);

(vi)         Certificate of disability (if applicable);

(vii)        Certificates of extra-curricular activities, if any.


(a) If any of the above documents in original are not produced for verification, or if the copies of the document attached to the Application form do not tally with the original documents, provisional selection will be immediately cancelled.

(b) Admission will be subject to the fulfillment of the eligibility requirements as confirmed through verification of original certificates and mark-sheets etc.

(c) Original documents for verification will not be accepted by Post or courier service. They have   to be presented by the candidate or by his/her authorized representative.

Refund of Fees: Fees once paid will be refunded as per the university of Pune rules.

Hostel Accommodation: Separate hostels are available for men and women. However, the number of available hostel seats is limited. Therefore, it is not possible for the Institute to provide hostel accommodation to all the outstation candidates selected for the Master’s Degree Programmes of the Institute. Outstation candidates, requiring hostel accommodation, should check hostel allotment status from the Office Superintendent of the Institute. The Institute reserves the right to decide admission to its hostels and can refuse admission to the hostel without assigning any reason.

Please note that candidates cannot claim hostel accommodation, merely because they have submitted the hostel form or obtained admission or paid fees in full.

Identity Card: The selected candidates should give 4 recent stamp size photographs for issue of Identity Card, at the time of verification of original documents, to the office.