National Institute of Social Communications, Research and Training (NISCORT), is a professional media training institute for journalism and mass communication studies. NISCORT offers various Master Degree programmes (MA), diploma and certificate courses in media and pastoral communications.
Founded in 1997 and owned by the Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI), NISCORT strives to create a media workforce who would produce morally uplifting and culturally enriching programmes and media content for the holistic growth of the society. The President of the CBCI is also the President of NISCORT.
“Asia is experiencing a boom in communications technology and it is not a threat to human cultures. It is a great gift from God to be used to spread the Good News”.
“Youths can play a great role in communications and they should. They can easily learn and adopt new technologies. I wish to see the Church in Asia become more communicative and keep all its channels open. It should make maximum use of the new technologies to strengthen social communications and bring the churches closer.”
Most Rev. Patrick P. D’Souza, late Bishop of Varanasi, was the first Chairman of NISCORT and he guided this institute for a period of six years from 1996 to 2002. The Catholic Church in India will always remember Bishop Patrick D’Souza, for the key role he played in making NISCORT a reality.