The premier media academy of Odisha - Institute of Media Studies (IMS) under Utkal University - has been organising the Eastern India’s biggest literary and academic extravaganza, the National Media Conclave (NMC), since 2017. The three-day conclave that has established itself as the most awaited and celebrated event in the media academic realm usually kicks off on November 21 to mark the birth anniversary of former Chief Minister of Odisha Dr Harekrushna Mahtab and remember his journalistic works.As has been its speciality, the 'Media Mahakumbh' presents an electrifying conglomeration of the country’s top academicians, policy makers, media luminaries and communication experts to debate on various issues relating to media and communication.

While the finest minds in media education and literature come together for the mega scholastic meet, a galaxy of academicians, research scholars, media professionals, communication experts chair the NMC platform & share their vast repertoire of experience.