A.J.K. Mass Communication Research Centre is a premier media institution in India founded in 1982 by Anwar Jamal Kidwai (former VC of Jamia Millia Islamia and later, Chairman of the Centre). The institute offers graduate and post-graduate courses in the art, craft and technology of the modern media. The MCRC provides the highest standard of media education and training with a professionally and academically accomplished faculty and a broad spectrum of visiting professionals. Over the years, the graduates of the MCRC have distinguished themselves in a diversity of media related fields and made their careers as television producers, feature film directors, documentary filmmakers, reporters, editors, camera persons, writers, teachers, scholars, production designers, graphic novelists and installation artists.
AJK MCRC has been constantly rated as the best journalism school of India. Many eminent personalities have been an alumnus of this institute. It is also known for the extremely hard selection process which it adopts to select students before finally giving admission to them. AJK MCRC is famous for selecting students after thoroughly going through their portfolio and evaluating them on every possible angle. It is said that only "best of best" are selected to study at AJK MCRC. It is considered a matter of pride among journalism, film, entertainment aspirants to be selected for studying at MCRC.