Whether Nostradamus could see the future is a matter of debate. Anwar Jamal Kidwai could, at least as far as the future Indian media was concerned. His years as a journalist, diplomat and distinguished bureaucrat had, perhaps, given him an insight into the shape of things to come in the field of mass communication. It was this “feel” for the future of mass communication that made him back his dream of setting up a centre for producing trained and competent media professionals for an industry whose contours were still hazy.
In a manner of speaking AJK’s vision gave MCRC a head start in providing world class educational and research facilities in mass communications at a time when most media professionals started their career without any formal training. However, it would be unfair to deny credit to the agencies and institutions whose role in helping the centre compete with the best international mass media educational institutes is adequately highlighted in different sections on this website.