The first professional and academic teaching of Journalism started in 1961 (1340) as a department in the framework of Kabul University Literature School the firs cohort of its graduated students were 17 students.
This school turned as an independent school in the framework of Kabul University with two separate departments (Radio & Television and Print). In 2016, the school upgraded its curriculum while the then two departments were merged together and titled as “Journalism Department” and Public Relations Department was established, too. In 2018, the third department founded with the school with communication studies scope. The Communication Studies Department soon placed within the Kankor (Inertance Exam) and enabled the eligible candidates to select this department. Since April 2020, all three departments started offering eight semesters with no overlap with any of its sister department. This enable the potential candidates to select any of them through Kankor exam. These three departments are taught at Communication and Journalism School’s three-stored building on Kabul University Campus. The school enjoy resources and facilities as equipped teaching classes, radio, television, print, and photography studies. The students are professionally enabled to work as journalist, producer, communication and PR specialist to serve their society.
The Public Relations students peruse their theoretical lessons within the classes and labs and follow their practical lessons at the government and NGOs’ PR departments and private sectors. They work as PR specialist, communication practitioner and journalists.
The Communication and Journalism School since its establishment offered 60 cohorts of undergraduates both from its morning and evening shifts to the Afghan society.
Our alumni from Journalism Department work at conventional media as radio, TV, print, and news agencies and also play active role in social media areas. Also, our PR and Communication Studies’ alumni work as communication and PR specialists and spokespersons.
The overall facility of Communication and Journalism School includes a three-floor building with seven teaching classes, staff and professors’ offices, library, radio, television, print, and photography studios, counseling center and a conference room. The curriculum of the school revised in cooperation with five select US-based universities (Nebraska Omaha, San Jose, Ball State, and Arizona) in 2013. Then another round of revision took place in 2023.