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Prof. Maxwell Fernandez

Prof. Maxwell Fernandez





Prof. Maxwell Fernandez, can rightly be remembered as the ‘Father of Journalism Education’ in the Universities in Kerala. His single handed efforts resulted in the launch of the first University level Mass Communication Programme in the State three decades ago. A first rank holder and gold medalist from the University of Mysore, he started the Master’s Degree Programme in Journalism (MJ) in the University of Kerala in 1976, the first of its kind in the State. In fact, as the founder head of the Department he laid a solid foundation within a short period of time which helped it grow into one of the well known Journalism Departments in the country.

Prof. Maxwell Fernandez, a native of Cochin was also the first person to head the Department of Journalism in the University of Calicut. Many prominent media persons and academics who had the opportunity to study in the Universities in Kerala always remember with gratitude the glorious contributions of Prof. Maxwell in shaping the destiny of Journalism education in the country.

The contribution of Prof. Maxwell was not confined to the academic world alone. He had worked as a reporter with The Indian Express and then as a sub-editor with The Week before joining The Kerala Times as its Editorial Co-ordinator.

Prof. Maxwell Fernandez left this world at the prime age of forty one,  in December 1989. The services rendered by this pioneer of Journalism education in Kerala are still remembered by many media persons with sincere gratitude.

Articles About/By The Teacher/Other Resources on the Teacher:

(Courtesy - The Week)

01. Prof. Maxwell Fernandez, Home, bitter home, January 1-7, 1984 Download PDF

02. Prof. Maxwell Fernandez, Customs: The other side of the coin, January 1-7, 1984 Download PDF

03. Prof. Maxwell Fernandez, P Aravindakshan, Minister on the mat, January 8-14, 1984 Download PDF

04. Prof. Maxwell Fernandez, Snake-crossed life, February 12-18, 1984 Download PDF

05. Prof. Maxwell Fernandez, Heroin sharks ride on crabs, August 14-20, 1983 Download PDF

06. Prof. Maxwell Fernandez, A dog for the underdogs, December 18-24, 1983 Download PDF

07. Prof. Maxwell Fernandez, Jews of Kerala-End of the road, February 6-12, 1983 Download PDF

08. Prof. Maxwell Fernandez, The Goddess of Kanyakumari, April 8-14, 1984 Download PDF

09. Prof. Maxwell Fernandez, The world of Clint Edmond Thomas, August 7-13, 1983 Download PDF

10. Prof. Maxwell Fernandez, Investigation-You can smuggle anything, January 22-28, 1984 Download PDF

11. Prof. Maxwell Fernandez, R Prasannan, Investigation-The Hetty diary, January 22-28, 1984 Download PDF

12. Prof. Maxwell Fernandez, Au Revoir, Anne Marie, January 2-8, 1983 Download PDF