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Thursday, 8 March 2012

Asian College of Journalism calls applications for PG Diploma

ACJ invites applications for admission to the Postgraduate Diploma programme of 2012-2013.

ACJ offers four streams of specialisation: Print, New Media, Television and Radio.

The curriculum, spread over three trimesters, combines the ‘how to’ aspect of journalism with a reflective ‘why’ perspective and is designed to enable students acquire the knowledge, skills and discernment for ready employment in the profession.

ACJ diplomates who clear a set benchmark are eligible, after a qualifying
dissertaion project, for the MA journalism degree of Cardiff University, UK.

For copies of the prospectus, write to:Registrar, Asian College of Journalism, Second Main Road, Taramani
Chennai-600 113, India. Telephone: +91-44-22542840 / 22542842 - 47;
Fax: +91-44-22542839; Email: asian_media@vsnl.com

A demand draft for Rs. 1000/- favouring ‘Media Development Foundation’ payable at Chennai must accompany your application.

The last date for receipt of completed applications is April 30, 2012.
SC/ST applicants are exempt from the application fee on production of their community certificates.

Graduates in any discipline and students awaiting their degree examination results are eligible to apply.

Selection is based on an entrance test held at various centres in India and abroad in late May 2012 and a personal interview at the college in Chennai in mid June 2012. The academic year begins on July 9, 2012.

The ACJ is administered by Media Development Foundation, a not-for-profit public Trust.


Graduates in any discipline and students awaiting their degree examination results are eligible to apply for admission to the ACJ. Enrolled students should provide their degree certificate to the Registrar within the first week of commencement of classes. Students awaiting their examination results should provide their degree certificate latest by the end of February 2013.


After a careful assessment of applications, short-listed candidates will be required to take an entrance examination on Sunday, May 20, 2012. The examination will be offered in Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai, New Delhi, and possibly other cities, depending on the number of applications received from a particular region.The examination will be in two parts: (a) to test the applicant’s English language skills and facility and (b) the awareness of current affairs and general knowledge. It will also test the candidates’ writing ability and assess their analytical thinking and problem-solving skills. Other procedures may be prescribed for candidates from abroad.

Morning Session: 9.30 am to 11.30am English (Paper Pattern)Tea Break: 11.30 am – 12 noonAfternoon Session: 12 pm to 1.30 pm General Knowledge (Paper pattern)


Applicants from India who have done well in the entrance examination will be invited to an interview at the College in early June.Final results will be announced in the third week of June 2012.

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