MASCOM offers a full-time course in print journalism, leading to the award of Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism. The course is organised in three trimesters, each of 12 weeks duration. In addition, students will serve a three-week internship after the third trimester and undertake at least two field trips during the course.

THE COURSE AT A GLANCE

Applicants to the course must have a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognised university. Students who have appeared in their final examination may also apply. However, they will have to furnish adequate proof of graduation for their admission to be regularised.

MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION

The medium of instruction will be English. However a limited number of seats will be available for students who are also proficient in Malayalam and intend to pursue a career in Malayalam print journalism.

STARTING DATE

The 2016 - 2017 academic year will begin in July 2016.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants to the course must have a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognised university. Students who have appeared in their final examination may also apply. However, they will have to furnish adequate proof of graduation for their admission to be regularised.

SELECTION

Candidates aspiring to join the course are expected to have a good academic record, a keen interest in current affairs and politics, a deep commitment to journalism as a career and sound writing skills. Admission will be on the basis of the candidate’s performance in a written test and an interview.

COURSE FEE AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE

The total fee for the course is Rs. 1,00000/- plus Service Tax as applicable of which Rs. 20,000/- shall be paid to secure admission, Rs. 40,000/- in the first week of the second trimester and Rs.40,000/- in the first week of the third trimester. As MASCOM is dedicated to the task of attracting the best students into journalism, students who qualify for admission may seek financial assistance from MASCOM on the basis of merit and means.

The focus of the course is to maximise the employment potential of students. Accordingly, the utmost emphasis is given to hands-on training, while ensuring students acquire a solid grounding in journalism theory. The course aims at producing journalists who will become fully-functional members of the media industry in the shortest possible time.

Manorama School of Communication