PG Diploma courses in Journalism at IIMC: Apply by 12th May
The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) with main campus located in New Delhi and campuses at Dhenkanal, Odisha, Aizawl, Mizoram, Amravati, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kottayam, has invited applications for admission to the One Year PG Diploma courses being offered at different centres.
The Programmes offered, centres, seats are as follows:
(i)PG Diploma in English Journalism: New Delhi (68 seats), Dhenkanal (68), Aizawl, Jammu, Amravati, Kottayam (17 each) (ii) PG Diploma in Hindi Journalism: New Delhi (68) (iii) PG Diploma in Radio & TV Journalism (Bilingual – English & Hindi): New Delhi (51) (iv) PG Diploma in Advertising & PR: (Bilingual – English & Hindi): New Delhi (77) (v) PG Diploma in Urdu Journalism: New Delhi (17) (vi) PG Diploma in Odia Journalism: Dhenkanal (25) (vii) PG Diploma in Marathi Journalism: Amravati (17) (viii) PG Diploma in Malayalam Journalism: Kottayam (17).
Eligibility: Applicant should be an Indian national and should have a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university. Those who have appeared / are appearing for a degree examination are also eligible to apply, subject to submitting at least a provisional certificate in original from their college / university latest by 31st August 2019.
Date of birth: General category candidates should be born on or after 1.8.1994. Applicants of SC/ST/Physically Challenged category should have been born on or after 1.8.1989 and those of OBC, on or after 1.8.1991.
Selection: The selection will be based on qualification, merit based on the written test followed by Group Discussion and Interview.
Written test will be held as per the following schedule: 25th May, 2019, 9 a.m -11 a.m: Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Urdu; 26th May, 2019, 9 a.m-11 a.m: English, Hindi; 12 p.m-2 p.m: Radio & TV; 3 p.m-5 p.m: Advertising & PR.
The written test carrying 75 marks will have questions from (i) General Awareness, including an understanding of the current trends in social-political dynamics, social-cultural history, legal and Constitutional provisions, Rights of Citizens, Developmental issues-health, education, ecology and economy, Global developments and their impact on India (ii) Aptitude and mental make up (iii) Language skills: written and oral (iv) Analytical and comprehension skills (v) Ethics and values (vi) Social Consciousness (vii) Lateral thinking capabilities (viii) Creativity, Brand awareness and recall (for Advertising & PR).
Test Centres: IIMC Written Test will be held at Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Amravati, Aurangabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Dhenkanal, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jammu, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi and Srinagar. The Entrance Test Centres for Indian Language Journalism: Malayalam Journalism- Kottayam, Kozhikode; Marathi Journalism- Amravati, Aurangabad, Pune; Odia Journalism- Dhenkanal; Urdu Journalism- Bhopal, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jammu, Lucknow, Patna, Srinagar.
Application Fee: Application Fee is Rs 1,500/- for each course for General Category and Rs.1,000/- for OBC / SC/ST/PH/EWS category.
Application: Applications are to be submitted online at www.iimc.gov.in by filling up the correct application form and by paying the entrance examination fees through the payment gateway link provided on the site. The last date for submitting applications online is 12th May 2019.
One can apply for multiple courses. They can submit one Application Form for either English Journalism or Hindi Journalism. The written entrance examination and question paper will common for both the courses. Similarly, the candidates can submit one Application Form for Malayalam Journalism / Marathi Journalism / Odia Journalism / Urdu Journalism. The written entrance examination for above courses will conducted simultaneously. Separate application forms should be filled up for Radio & TV Journalism and Advertising & Public Relations Courses.
Applicants will be ranked course wise and category-wise on the basis of the marks obtained in the written test. All the candidates declared successful in the written test will be called for Group Discussion and Interview in the last week of June or the first week of July 2019 at IIMC New Delhi at their own expense. Group Discussion and Interview for Malayalam, Marathi, Odia and Urdu will be held at IIMC Kottayam, IIMC Amravati, IIMC Dhenkanal and IIMC New Delhi respectively. Group Discussion carries 10 marks and aims to assess candidate’s ability to absorb and understand an issue, clarity of his / her own thoughts, views and opinions, besides judging his/her ability to communicate with people
NRI Quota: Five additional seats are available in each course for NRI / NRI-sponsored candidates. The eligibility criteria and age limits for NRI quota candidates are same as above. However, the applicants under NRI / NRI sponsored quota are not required to appear for the written examination. They can directly participate in the Group Discussion and appear for Interview by depositing an entry fee of US $50.
For details, visit www.iimc.gov.in