Communication is a potential power in the society. To exercise this means of power in the lives of people for their information, entertainment, gratification and development there is a need to reform the process of communication to disseminate information in a proper perspective. Aiming of a new goal of communication in a changing world our young generation should know the techniques of modern communication using print and electronic media to interact and gratify the society.
Through the long visionary view of Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman Board of Trustees of Daffodil International University, he could realize that in the coming days, media, communication and information would be the most powerful tool and would be the thrust sector in the society. He felt the need to introduce the Journalism and Mass Communication Department in the university which would be a contemporary, critical and applied course of study offering to the students to achieve knowledge and skills in respective fields.
He dreamt that this department would be an ornament of the university. The course curriculum would be designed to provide the students with a comprehensive grounding in the theories, skills and research skills necessary to understand and work in the various electronic and communication sectors.
In March 2007, Mr. Md. Sbur Khan discussed the issue with the then Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Aminul Islam and delegated the responsibility to talk with Dr. Golam Rahman to join the newly opened Department in the university. Accordingly, Professor Dr. Aminul Islam talked with Dr. Golam Rahman and convinced him to join the department as the chairman. Mr. Md. Anowar Habib Kazal, Multimedia and Public Relations expert was appointed the Coordinator of The Department to assist Prof. Dr. Golam Rahman to develop the department. Professor Robaet Ferdous of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism at Dhaka University also joined The Department as part time faculty. The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication started its journey with only five students in the 2007summer semester. The first student admitted to the department was Md. Anisur Rahman who is now working in Jamuna Television, second one was Md. Golam Mostafa Kiron who is now working in Gazi Television, third one was Hafiz Abdul Kadar Azmi who is now working in Boishakhi Television, fourth one was Md. Muzahidul Islam, who is now working at Maasranga Television and fifth one was Md. Hasan Imam Imran now working at Gazi Television.
Later on Ms. Ameena Islam, renowned TV news presenter of ATN Bangla joined The Department in 2008. In the same year, Professor Golam Rahman left for Papua New Guinea to join the Department of Language and Communication Studies at The Papua New Guinea University of Technology as professor and head for 2008-2011. Before leaving, Professor Golam Rahman filled the position of head with Md. Shahid Ullah, who had vast experience in teaching and had been working at the Department of Communication and Journalism at Chittagong University. Gradually the number of enrolled students in The Department began to grow.
From spring semester 2009, The Department introduced two-year MSS programme with only four students and Dr. Sakhawat Ali Khan, supernumerary professor of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism from University of Dhaka was appointed as adviser of the Department.
To provide the students with hands-on training, a Media Lab was set up in 2010. Later on, Ms. Quamrun Nahar, Mr. Shaiful Haque, Mr. Md. Rashedul Hasan, Mr. Syed Mizanur Rahman, Mr. Sheikh Mohammad Shafiul Islam and Dr. Towfique E Elahi joined the department.
Professor Golam Rahman returned from Papua New Guinea and joined the Department as adviser and later on he was appointed first as the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and later as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the university.
Very recently Mr. Saleem Ahmed, Mr. Aftab Hossain, Mr. Md. Shariful Islam and Mr. Anayetur Rahman joined the department. However, Mr. Shariful Islam later left for a public university.
By this time, around one thousand students completed BSS and MSS degree from the department who are working in different local, national, international print electronic media houses and organizations with great fame and honor.