Milestones

Milestones

2004

ULAB launched with UGC approval. MSJ undergraduate programme started with Prof. Sakhawat Ali Khan as the Department Head.


2006

Prof. Brian Shoesmith became the Department Head.


2007

The Media Lab was established. Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) Singapore membership.


2008

The Masters in Social Science in Media Studies and Journalism launched.


2009

Prof. Jude William Genilo became the Department Head. The first strategic development plan for the department was formulated. The number of students was 150 and full time faculty was 5. The Curriculum Integration Programme became a feature of the department. International Communication Association (ICA) USA membership.


2010

The first issue of the ULABian campus paper was published. The photo and film apprenticeship programmes were established. International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) UK membership.


2011

The undergraduate curriculum was updated with study concentrations in Business Journalism, Digital Film and Television Production, and Public Relations. ULAB Campus Radio CampBuzz went on air.


2012

The second strategic development plan of the department was formulated. The number of students was 500 and full-time faculty was 10. Global Alliance on Public Relations and Communication Management (GA) Switzerland membership. The graduate curriculum was updated to focus on Leadership Communication.


2013

Communication Major offered in the Master in Business Administration Programme. ULAB TV has been launched. Communication Initiative (CI) USA membership. Masters in Social Science in Media Studies and Journalism has been renamed as Master in Communication.


2014

Prof. Jude William Genilo wins CMO Asia’s Education Leadership Award; bringing international recognition to the Department.  For the first time ULAB became a screening site of the Creative Time Summit.


2015

The third strategic development plan of the department was formulated. The number of students was 732 and full-time faculty was 17. Prof. Jude William Genilo became the International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Ambassador. Animation apprenticeship programme, ULAB Animation Studio and public relations apprenticeship programme, PR4U have been launched. Started to organize CinemaScope Mobile Film Competition (CMFC).


2016

The ULAB MSJ Department passed the first stage of programme accreditation of the ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications).


2018

Programme CinemaScope started organizing Dhaka International Mobile Film Festival (DIMFF) with CinemaScope Mobile Film Competition (CMFC) as its competition category. Fact Checking web service FactWatch launched. Prof. Jude William Genilo’s term as IAMCR Ambassador was extended for another three years. The fourth strategic development plan was approved by ULAB management. The department has over a thousand students.

The Universityof Liberal Arts Bangladesh and its curricula are accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, and approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh.