• Nisha Purushothaman

    Regional Bureau Chief, Manorama News, Delhi

    MASCOM has moulded the journalist in me. Meticulous training under Prof.Thomas Oommen has sharpened my news sense and the ability to question those who are in power fearlessly. On ground training helped me to develop a nose for news. I have also gained experience and the tools necessary to build a strong reputation and be an excellent employee.


  • Gayathri Jayaraj

    Assistant Editor, Malayala Manorama, Kottayam

    It's true, MASCOM didn't 'teach' me journalism! Instead it helped me to imbibe, savour and enjoy the true spirit of journalism with passion. Yes, this school has nothing to do with typical classes or theories, it is a laboratory where we come face to face with realities of reporting, editing and professional management of news. And that's what real journalists do! Thanks for letting us to close books and learn from the world.

  • Midhun M. Kuriakose

    Chief reporter, Malayala Manorama, New Delhi

    Mascom really shaped the journalist in me. It was enriching to be nurtured in it's training, ably supported by Manorama's heritage resources. And it well imparts a journalist's core traits: diligence, decorum, and dedication. I salute Mascom for moulding me.

  • Mintu P Jacob

    Chief reporter, Malayala Manorama, Dubai

    MASCOM is second home to me - the home where the journalist in me was born. MASCOM is not a mere institute of journalism. It can aptly be called a mini university. It imparts not just journalistic techniques but rather gives us a holistic outlook on the various walks of life. I testify that everyone can choose MASCOM boldly. MASCOM will definitely shape your future.

  • Mahir Haneef

    Special Correspondent ,Times Of India ,Kochi

    Media,especially news,is an industry that needs you to hit the ground running once you graduate.You are expected to find news stories or edit and process them from day one, at par with the experienced journalists and media producers. Training at Mascom not only prepares one for it but also gives an edge over others.

  • Ajeesh Kuttan

    Video Producer/Correspondent, Cartoq, Delhi

    MASCOM gave us the space to think differently,come up with new and unique ideas and execute it. The amazing faculty (both editorial and technical) guided us throughout the course and made us realize the importance of teamwork in this industry. It is with their help and guidance that we have achieved our goals.

  • Arjun Ramesh

    Chief Executive, Adoholic

    It'll almost take a while at your new job to actually realise what MASCOM has taught you. From cutting down the flowery fluff from your writing to something as tiny as knowing the difference between 'its' and 'it's,' you are taught things you'll probably learn in an in-job training. That's how mascom, especially KTO, moulds you. They won't spoonfeed, instead they'll ask questions and you'll learn. Almost six months in this job, and I'm still pleasantly surprised every now and then when I realise I knew something, which I didn't know I knew.

  • Mathew T. George

    Senior Associate News Editor, The Week

    Though Mascom was my last year of formal education, it felt more like my first job. Unpaid, yes! The 10-month grind made my batchmates and me ready for the demands of the fast-evolving newsroom. The 17 years that followed were built on that one exacting year.

  • Chris Peters

    Speed Editor, Reuters, Banglore

    Mascom was a great place to learn reporting and writing, and more importantly it instilled in me the professionalism needed for a career in journalism. The faculty and students did not treat our time together as the last year of formal education, but rather the first year of our careers.

  • Rickson Oommen Varghese

    MD & CEO, The Fourth

    MASCOM is one of the most professional institutions I have studied in.The 1 year course helped me immensely in my professional career. During my initial years as a trainee/Sub Editor,the values inherited from MASCOM made sure I stick to the ethics and principles of journalism. The course and training at MASCOM had come in handy during my transition from a journalist to a Managing Director position in an emerging media ecosystem.

  • Reshab Shaw

    Senior Correspondent, Moneycontrol, Banglore

    Being in the profession for five years now, I can confidently say that MASCOM has built me ground up. Anyone reading this to gauge colleges to step into the world of journalism, be assured that this is one place which makes you ready for the real practical industry when you graduate. The course and Ravi sir help a lot by training you to deal with every challenge that awaits you in the newsrooms. All the best!

  • Prince Thomas

    Senior Assistant Editor, Forbes India, Mumbai

    The time I spent at MASCOM gave me a solid foundation in journalism with a holistic approach and in-depth sessions on reporting, editing and writing. Apart from learning new skills in each of these areas, one also sharpened one’s strengths and overcame weaknesses. The rigour of work at MASCOM is similar to that in real-life journalism. Even today, after almost nine years, lessons learnt there help me avoid mistakes and write better copy.


  • Jimmy Jacob

    Chief Copy Editor, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

    As India’s foremost training institute for print journalism, MASCOM helps students achieve standards that are higher than those of actual media organisations. It introduces them to the newsroom much before they actually get into one. Certainly a great way to launch a career.


  • Ram Mohan

    Assistant News Editor, Business Standard, New Delhi

    The main takeaway for me from MASCOM has been a way of thinking, a thought process that helped me become a better editor while dealing with copy. MASCOM teaches you to focus on the basics. Though many deride such a teaching process, being strong in basics is the only way to become a better writer or editor. And you can always fall back on the basics when in trouble and not go wrong.


  • Sanjith Sidhardhan

    Trainee Sub-editor, Times of India, Thiruvananthapuram

    Learning to stand before you can walk – this is how I would describe my stint at MASCOM. The newsgathering and editing done for the weekly lab paper makes it easier to understand the actual newspaper routine. It also helps you stay two steps ahead during your trainee days.


  • Shalin Thomas

    Sub-editor, The Hindu, Bangalore

    MASCOM was the best thing that happened to me. It not only helped me find my calling, but also groomed me well enough to confidently pursue it. The institute is unconventional, informal but professional, and has an edge over every J-school in the country. Despite its modest size and its location in a small town, it packs a punch like no other. By the end of the ten months there, you’ll either be thinking like a journalist or thinking of a new profession.


  • Manju Subhashchandran

    Senior Sub-editor, MiD DAY, Mumbai

    Seek, explore, prod and create. That’s how I would describe the training process at MASCOM. You won’t be expected to swill down pages of literature and reproduce them in ink. Training here means frenetic scrounging around for stories, meeting and interacting with new people and lots of earful for your half-baked efforts.


  • Shilpy Bisht

    Trainee Sub-editor, Mail Today, New Delhi

    MASCOM primarily focuses on improving the writing and editing skills of the students. More than just giving editing exercises to students, the instructors ensure that each assignment is thoroughly assessed and commented upon. These comments helped me improve the quality of my writing.


  • Manish Kumar

    Assistant News Editor, TOI, Chennai

    MASCOM remains a seminal learning centre for future journalists and communication specialists...the hands-on training and field visits are unmatched. I’d recommend it to all aspiring media professionals.


  • Anand Basu

    Correspondent, Reuters, Bangalore

    The training at MASCOM gave me a definite professional head start in my career. Of course, it was excruciating, but every bit of it was well worth it. The training gave me a strong base for pursuing a career in journalism and it instilled in me the discipline necessary to become a journalist.


  • Navin J. Antony

    Sub-editor, The Week, Kochi

    The training at MASCOM is not just about editing, reporting and page-making. It helped me improve my language, learn the importance of team work in bringing out a paper and prepared me to handle difficult situations.


  • Saradha Mohankumar

    Trainee Sub-editor, Deccan Chronicle, Chennai

    The training at MASCOM is not just about editing, reporting and page-making. It helped me improve my language, learn the importance of team work in bringing out a paper and prepared me to handle difficult situations.


  • Lena Saha

    Senior Copy Editor, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh

    MASCOM lays a solid foundation for a career in journalism. The hands-on training I got here has stood me in good stead. Anybody who has attended Prof Oommen’s classes knows what a great teacher he is. The do’s and don’ts of editing that he taught remain with me even as I progress in my career.


  • Shruti Karthikeyan

    Trainee Reporter, Deccan Chronicle, Kochi

    The training here grooms a student to work in any media industry. It has helped me work under the pressure of deadline and report news based on facts. Each and every assignment has helped me a lot to work in a daily newspaper with confidence.


  • Shubhankar Adhikari

    Sub-editor/ Reporter, The Sunday Guardian, New Delhi

    The training at MASCOM, involving the production of a weekly, is the best introduction to the industry for a journalism student. On most days at work, I am reminded of the usefulness of lessons learnt at the institute. MASCOM would be an advantage for every budding journalist.


  • Chippi Kuriakose

    Associate Producer, Manorama Online, Kottayam

    MASCOM moulded my personality and objectives. It was not just an institution - it was like a family. The home-like atmosphere, the friendly nature of the faculty and the training programme together came as a very different experience for all of us. The very practical approach to journalism is the hallmark of MASCOM. The process of page-making and the critical analysis of the pages that followed were very exciting.


  • Fleme Varkey

    Sub-Editor, Postnoon, Hyderabad

    MASCOM was the best learning ground I could have got. The field training and the exposure to different strains of thought were the best part of my stay there. In my very first job after leaving MASCOM, I was able to quickly adapt myself to the environment at the new office, edit stories, design pages and keep to deadlines - all thanks to the training at MASCOM.


  • Iype Vallikadan

    Popular Vlogger

    MASCOM definitely paved my way to a journalism career. The lessons I learnt there really helped me become a good journalist, develop a nose for news and find good stories.


  • Anjana Therese Antony

    Correspondent, Informist Media

    I would say my "career" started at MASCOM, though not as a journalist, but an aspirant. The in-hand experience I got on editorial and reporting saved me from potential difficulties when I joined the floor. Consistency was key. Rather than us, the students, it was the faculties at MASCOM who ensured that we retained our growth momentum. This place is a haven that gifted me a good bunch of friends, and yes, better jurnos.