The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India established the second campus of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication in 1993 at Dhenkanal, Odisha for meeting the requirements of teaching, training and research in journalism and mass communication of the eastern region of the country. The new campus, spread over 7.5 acres and situated in the valley of Panionhala (meaning Hanging Water in Odia) Hill, commands a majestic view. Located about 80 kms. from Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha, Dhenkanal nestles in the rural and tribal hinterland of Central Odisha. It is connected by both rail and road (NH 42).
Video Studio: The Institute has a modern production studio, equipped with digital cameras with synch and special effects generators. The editing consoles comprise I-Mac, FCP Mac-Pro digital video editing systems and on-line digital video editing. For radio transmission, the Institute has separate sound recording, FM and voice-over studios, which are used for imparting training in Radio and TV technology.
Audio Studio :The Institute is equipped with the requisite facilities for radio news-gathering: professional tape and digital recorders, microphones and other accessories.
Auditorium : The auditorium, Manch, equipped with state-of-the art infrastructure, was inaugurated in October 2002. The auditorium is ideal for seminars, conferences, presentations, cultural programmes etc. It has a seating capacity of 418 and a covered area of 1232 sq.mts.
Computer Labs Print: During 2011-12, IIMC joined the National Knowledge Network (NKN), a state-of-the-art, multi-gigabit, pan-India broadband network for providing a unified high speed network backbone for all knowledge-related institutions in the country.
Library: The Library subscribes to over 82 Journals/ magazines and 32 Leading Newspapers. It has also been providing a newspaper-clipping service to its users, including complete record of news items and leading articles on Mass Communication published in various leading professional journals and periodicals.