The community radio station of Panjab University was inaugurated on 13th February, 2011 and is acting as a unifying agent amongst the university faculty, students and also the community. The station offers 4 broadcasts a day for over 10 hours duration.
The aim of setting up the CRS is to impart knowledge and information related to education, health and environment, social, cultural and local issues and to provide a platform for dialogue and discussion amongst the community members, students and faculty. Jyotirgamaya also serves as a platform for awareness generation, education and experience sharing with the community in the vicinity of the CRS. Having been set up by the School of Communication Studies, the CRS also acts as a training ground for the students of electronic media.
The content is generated by the students of the school with active help of the faculty and staff. Community participation in the CRS is encouraged and the station takes measures such as providing internships to students and training to interested members of the public. It also undertakes activities such as the 72 hours marathon programming for awareness generation and community involvement.
The radio programmes can be heard over a range of 10 kms and the listenership base is on the rise.
University Enquiry Number: +91 172 2534818, 2534866 (from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on working days including Saturday)