TSJ PG Diploma Journalism Admissions 2012

Times School of Journalism (TSJ) New Delhi PG Diploma (Journalism) Admissions Notice 2012.

Times School of Journalism (TSJ) conducts a year-long full-time PG Diploma programme in Journalism with the objective of churning out fully-trained journalists and content professionals for leading media organisations – not just in India, but abroad

The programme designed to be a top-of-the-line course, enables students to learn the art of reporting, writing, editing, designing, scripting, programming etc in its state-of-the-art facilities – which includes a fully-functional news room and a TV studio enabling students to get exposure on all aspects of print publishing, online content systems and TV programming

The students are selected based on All-India Written Examination, which is followed by personal interview at Delhi and other metros

Students can download the form from the website and submit a non-refundable fee for appearing for the exams

They also need to attach copies of relevant certificates with the application form and also answer why they are interested in doing the course

The academic year spans 12 months with 8 months of class-room training (including 3 weeks of winter training), followed by 3 months of paid hands-on internship

The students are given the choice to specialise in Business, Sports and General which includes Lifestyle/ Entertainment and City/Political journalism

However, what makes this course different from other run-of-the mill journalism programmes is its integration with Times Group businesses  which mean that not only do our in-house experts teach relevant topics to students in classrooms, but also do mentoring with individual guidance for each student during class-room training

The intensive training of nearly 4 months at various Times Group entities across India gives students the exposure of working with some of world’s largest brands and getting trained by the best in business – an opportunity not offered by any other media/non-media owned media/journalism school

The alumni of TSJ – working in other leading media organisations, also come to teach their juniors on a regular basis

Apart from experienced journalists, TSJ faculty also comprises of hand-picked members of the academia who are committed and are successful practitioners of their trade

Those who perform well during class-room training and later during internship, stand a chance to get absorbed in various Times Group brands

The journalism programme is an autonomous course and not linked to any educational bodies overseen by the government agencies

This, however, is not an impediment as the Times Group – thanks to its leadership position in media, has the best in-house and external faculty – which give it that edge which no other private or university-governed media/journalism school can strive to achieve

The courses have been readily accepted by corporate world and the students passing from this hallowed institution are always sought after by other reputed media houses, non-media companies and even government bodies

Specialization: Business (which includes Applied Communications), Sports, General (which includes various areas like entertainment, lifestyle, city, politics etc)

Eligibility: Any graduate with minimum 50% in graduation

Those with less than 50% but having relevant experience will also be considered

Age Limit: Not more than 28 years

Age limit can be relaxed for those with relevant experience

Selection: Through all-India entrance examination, followed by personal interview

Class size: Around 30

Course Duration: 8 months of class-room teaching (including upto 3 weeks of winter training) followed by 3 months of paid hands-on internship at any Times Group brand (location as per choice of student)

Media Platforms: Integrated (which includes all modes – Print, Broadcast and Online)

Application Fees: Rs 750/- (non-refundable) to be paid by way of demand draft drawn on Times Centre for Media and Management Studies and payable at New Delhi

Course Fees Rs 2,35,000/- Caution Money Rs 15,000/- (refundable), Service Tax @12.36% on Rs 2,35,000/- to be paid by students, Instalments 40% on admission, 30% within 15 days of admission and balance 30% within 1 month of admission

Last date for receipt of filled-up application forms 24th April, 2012

Entrance Exam

For candidates outside Delhi 13th May, 2012, Sunday

For candidates opting for Delhi 26th May, 2012, Saturday

Candidates must indicate their choice clearly in the admission form and admit card

No changes whatsoever will be allowed once form has been submitted

Course Commences Mid-July, 2012

Course Completion July-end, 2013

Fees deposited will not be refunded under any circumstance

Course fees and dates are subject to revision

Placements: Those with good performance will be absorbed by Times Group

Students also get selected by other media companies

How to Apply: Application forms must be downloaded from the net and sent to us with requisite copies of certificates and exam fee (non-refundable)

Applicants can choose their choice of location for test and interview and also have to attach a write-up on why they want to do this course