ULAB has been placed in the World’s Universities with Real Impact (WURI) Ranking 2020 for innovative and creative approaches in the thesis of the Masters in Communication program offered by Media Studies and Journalism department. ULAB has been ranked 46th among the top 50 universities under the Industrial Applications category.

MSJ launches two new study concentrations: Digital Journalism, Communication for Development.

The new Masters Curriculum was implemented.

The ULAB MSJ established Axis MIL, an outreach program to promote media and information literacy among the youth.

MSJ got affiliated with ASEAN Public Relations Network.



The ULAB MSJ shifted to Mohammadpur Permanent Campus.



The ULAB MSJ launched its online fact-checking service FactWatch.

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 almost 900 students and 15 full-time faculty.



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



CinemaScope started to organize the Dhaka International Mobile Film Festival (DIMFF).

Animation apprenticeship programme, ULAB Animation Studio and public relations apprenticeship programme, PR4U have been launched.

Prof. Jude William Genilo became the International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Ambassador.

The third strategic development plan of the department was formulated.



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.



ULAB TV has been launched.

Masters in Social Science in Media Studies and Journalism has been renamed as Master in Communication.

Communication Major offered in the Master in Business Administration Programme.

Communication Initiative (CI) USA membership.



The film apprenticeship programme, CinemaScope, has been launched.

The second strategic development plan of the department was formulated.

Global Alliance on Public Relations and Communication Management (GA) Switzerland membership.

The graduate curriculum was updated to focus on Leadership Communication.



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.



The first issue of the ULABian campus paper was published.

International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) UK membership.



Prof. Jude William Genilo became the Department Head.

The first strategic development plan for the department was formulated.

The Curriculum Integration Programme became a feature of the department.

International Communication Association (ICA) USA membership.



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



The Media Lab was established.

Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) Manila membership.



Prof. Brian Shoesmith became the Department Head.



ULAB launched with UGC approval.

MSJ undergraduate programme started with Prof. Sakhawat Ali Khan as the Department Head.


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.