The PG Diploma Courses will begin in July 2019


Applicants to the courses 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.


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 a candidate’s performance in a written test and an interview.

2019 - 2020
MASCOM Shortlist

Entrance test

The entrance test will be held at the following centres:

  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Kottayam
  • Kochi
  • Kozhikode
  • Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Kolkata
  • Chennai
  • Bangalore.

Candidates will be intimated of the exact venue, date and time of the written test by means of the Admit card, which candidates must bring with them to the test centres as proof of identity. Candidates without the Admit Card may not be permitted to write the examination. Candidates must report at the test centre at least 15 minutes before the starting time.


Candidates successful in the test will be required to appear interviews at MASCOM in Kottayam at their own expense. Stundents will be told the final results at the conclusion of the interviews.

Checklist for application

  • Upload a recent passport size colour photograph (size less than 1mb)
  • Indicate clearly your 1st and 2nd choices of examination centres
  • Upload signature in black or blue ink
  • Originals of these documents are required to be produced only at the time of interview.

Special conditions

  1. A candidate who is a full-time employee or a student in another course shall not be eligible for admission.
  2. MASCOM reserves the right to cancel a candidate’s admission if it is proved that.
    a.The candidate submitted false documents or cheated in the entrance test.
    b. The candidate has a criminal record that became known only later.
  3. MASCOM reserves the right to cancel any test centre and to assign the candidate to another centre.
  4. The decision of the MASCOM Admission committee concerning the selection of a candidate will be final and binding.
  5. MASCOM reserves the right to reject any application found incomplete or otherwise deficient.
  6. MASCOM reserves the right to make changes to one or more of the regulations listed above.


MASCOM Shortlist
  • Last date for submission of applicationApril 30, 2019
  • Date of written examinationMay 25, 2019
  • Interview: Last week of June, 2019
  • Announcement of results Last week of June, 2019
  • First instalment of fees to secure admission July 2019
  • Date of commencement of classesJuly 2019