Indian Institute of Mass Communication offers regular Post-graduate Diploma Courses. It is now time to apply for the 2012 batch of IIMC.
Since IIMC’s training programmes and alumni have made a mark, there have been demands to open more branches of the Institute. A branch was opened at Dhenkanal, Orissa, in 1993 to cater to the demands of the eastern region. Post-graduate Diploma Courses in Journalism in English and Oriya are being offered at the Dhenkanal branch. Subsequently two more branches of the Institute in the western and northeast region have been added at Amravati in Maharashtra and Aizwal in Mizoram. Two more branches are being opened this year at Jammu in J&K and at Kottayam in Kerala from the acedemic year 2012-13. To begin with the branches will offer PGD in Journalism (English).
Post-graduate Diploma programmes: (Comprising four programmes in Journalism and one in Advertising and Public Relations.)
1. Post-graduate Diploma Course in Journalism English
2. Post-graduate Diploma Course in Journalism Hindi
3. Post-graduate Diploma Course in Radio & TV Journalism English & Hindi
4. Post-graduate Diploma Course in Journalism Oriya
5. Post-graduate Diploma Course in Advertising and Public Relations English & Hindi
PG Diploma in Journalism (Eng and Hindi)
The two-semester course comprises the following papers:
1. Communication: Concept and Process
2. History of Press: Law and Ethics
3. Reporting: Concept and Process
4. Reporting: Practical
5. Editing: Concept and Process
6. Editing: Practical
7. Layout, Cyber Journalism and Communication Technology 8. Development Journalism
9. Broadcast Journalism
10. Public Relations, Advertising and Newspaper Management English Journalism
1. Communication: Concept & Process
2. History of Press, Laws & Ethics
3. Reporting: Concept & Process
4. Reporting: Practical
5. Editing: Concept & Process
6. Editing: Practical
7. Public Relations, Advertising and Newspaper Management.
8. Radio & TV Journalism
9. Development Journalism
10.New Media and Cyber Journalism
PG Diploma in Radio and TV Journalism
The two-semester course comprises the following papers:
1. Communication: Concept & Process
2. Evolution of media and ethics
3. Print & Development Journalism
4. Radio Journalism: Concept and Process
5. Radio News: Reporting and Editing
6. Radio Production/ New Media
7. TV Journalism: Concept and Process
8. Television News: Reporting and Editing
9. Television Production and Management
10.Advertising/ PR /Corporate Communication
PG Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations
The two Semester course comprises the following papers:
1. Communication Theory & Research
3. Advertising: Principles, Concepts and Management
4. Advertising Creativity and Campaign planning
5. Public Relations: Principles, Tools and Methods
6. Corporate Communication
7. Oral and Visual Communication
8. Production Techniques and Methods
9. Media Planning
10.Advertising, Public Relations & Marketing Research
PG Diploma in Journalism (Oriya)
The two semester course comprises the following papers:
1. Communication: Concepts & Process
2. History of Press, Laws and Ethics
3. Reporting I: Concepts & Process
4. Editing I: Concepts, Process & Translation
5. IT & Computer
6. Reporting II: Practical
7. Editing II: Practical
8. Electronic Journalism, Layout, Design & Production
9. Advertising, Public Relations, Government Information Network, Lab Journal
10.Project Work & Internships
Eligibility : Post Graduate Diploma Courses
Nationality: Only Indian nationals are eligible. In addition, five seats are available for NRIs/ NRI sponsored candidates. (NRIs/NRI sponsored candidates have to fill up a separate application form).
The selection for these seats will be based on qualification in a Written Entrance Examination, followed by Group Discussion / Interview or both for the candidates who qualify in the Written Examination. The applicants for NRI / NRI-sponsored seats are not required to appear for written examination.
Essential: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline. Those who have appeared / are appearing for a degree examination are also eligible to apply. If selected, their admission will be subject to their producing at least a provisional certificate in original from their college / university before 31 August 2012, failing which the provisional admission will stand cancelled.
Date of birth: For general category candidates: 1.8.1987 or later. For SC/ ST/ Physically Handicapped candidates, the date is 1.8.1982 or later. For OBCs it is 1.8.1984 or later.
Number of Seats
1. Journalism (Hindi) 62
2. Journalism (English) 62 62 15 15 15 15
3. Radio and Television Journalism 46
4. Advertising and Public Relations 70
5. Journalism (Oriya) 23
Selection of Candidates
Eligible candidates will be called at their own expense for a written entrance examination on 21 May 2012 at New Delhi/Bhubaneswar/Kolkata/ Lucknow/ Mumbai/ Patna/ Guwahati/ Bangalore/ Nagpur/ Aizwal/ Chennai/ Kochi/ Jammu/ Srinagar and Bhopal. The Institute reserves the right to call any candidate for entrance examination at any centre (other than his/ her choice) for administrative reasons. The entrance examination for the course in Oriya Journalism will be held on 22 May 2012 at Bhubaneswar only.
Candidates who appear in the written examination will be ranked on the basis of the marks obtained by them for the course they appear for. A shortlist will be prepared for each of the courses (including a separate shortlist for the reserved seats in each course). The short-listed candidates will be called for an interview/ group discussion during the last week of June/first week of July 2012 in New Delhi at the candidates’ own expense.
The list of candidates to be admitted to the courses will be prepared on the basis of the combined marks obtained by the candidates in the written examination and in the interview / group discussion. The weightage for the written examination and the interview / group will be 85: 15.
It is important for the candidates for P.G. Diploma in Journalism (English) to indicate their preference for New Delhi, Dhenkanal (Orissa),Amaravati (Maharastra), Aizawl (Mizoram), Jammu (J&K)and Kottayam (Kerala) clearly in the boxes given for this purpose. In case no preference is indicated by the candidate, the Institute will allocate New Delhi, Dhenkanal, Amravati, Aizawl, Jammu and Kottayam at its own discretion. No representation with regard to change of campus will be entertained once the selection is finalised.
IIMC is making all efforts to make the Jammu and Kottayam ( Kerala) regional centres operational for the academic year 2012-13. If, for some reason, these centres do not become operational, then the students selected against these centres will be adjusted at Amravati, Aizwal and Dhenkanal regional centres of IIMC.
The Institute will not be responsible for postal delays and / or loss in transit. Any dispute in regard to any matter shall be subject to the jurisdiction of Delhi Courts only.
After payment of the 1st instalment of fees, in case a candidate fails to join classes by 10.8.2012 without any intimation to the Institute, his / her admission will be cancelled forthwith and the seat thus vacated shall be offered to the next candidate in the merit list & the fees paid will stand forfeited.
Tuition fee for Course No. 1 & 2 is Rs. 46,000/- each, for Course 3 it is Rs. 92,000/-, Course No. 4 Rs. 64,000/- and Course No. 5 Rs. 26,000/-. For NRI candidates, the fee is US $ 8,000 for Journalism, US $ 12,000/- for Ad & PR and Radio & TV Journalism. These candidates must also send a DD in favour of IIMC, New Delhi of US$ 50 as Group Discussion and Interview fee along with the application form.
In addition, at the time of admission, Rs. 3000/- is to be deposited by all students towards the Student’s Welfare Fund. Students will have to pay their fees in two instalments:- the first instalment shall be payable in July 2012, on a date to be specified in due course and the second instalment by 15 December 2012.
Late fee will be charged with respect to payment of the second instalment of fees @ Rs. 20 per day after 15 December 2012. The names of the defaulters will be struck off the rolls on the last day of the month for failing to remit the fee along with late fee. Re-admission fee of Rs. 500 will be charged on re-admission within 15 days. The right of re-admission is reserved with the Institute. The paid-up instalment (s) of fee are not refunded if a student discontinues studies.
Hostel : Limited hostel facility is available in Delhi, Aizwal (only for girls). At Dhenkanal, Amravati, Jammu and Kottayam there is hostel facility for both girls and boys.
The Diploma Courses are full-time courses and students are not allowed to pursue any other full-time or part-time job or studies. Further, they are not permitted to undertake any full-time or part-time employment during the period. If any such violation is noticed, the Institute reserves the right to take suitable disciplinary action, including expulsion from the course.
Eligibility for Diploma
To be eligible for the award of a diploma certificate, every student will have to appear in the first and second semester examinations and secure a minimum of 40% marks in each subject.
Sale of application forms begins 19 March, 2012
Sale of application forms closes 20 April, 20112
Last date of receipt of filled-in Application Forms 20 April, 2012
Entrance Examination for all Course except Oriya Journalism 21 May, 2012
Entrance Examination for Oriya Journalism 22 May, 2012
Announcement of Entrance Examination results Ist/IInd week of June 2012
Interview dates Last week of June/ Ist week of July 2012
Announcement of final selection Second/Third week of July 2012
Last date to deposit first instalment of fee Third week of July, 2012
Last date to submit Graduation Marksheet/Degree, failing which the Provisional Admission will be cancelled August 31, 2012
1. The selection for admission to all courses is based on a written examination followed by a personal interview / group discussion. Separate entrance examinations will be held for Journalism courses in English, Hindi & Oriya, Radio & TV Journalism and Advertising & Public Relations.
2. The proportionate weightage between the written entrance examination and the personal interview/ group discussion is 85:15.
3. There is no standardised pattern for the written examination. However, candidates will be judged on the following parameters:
a) For Journalism Courses:
i) General Awareness, including understanding of social dynamics; interest in social history; awareness of public debates on matters of polity and economy; awareness about international developments influencing power equations in the world and their impact on India.
ii) Aptitude & mental make-up
iii) Language capability
iv) Analytical & comprehension skills
b) For Advertising & Public Relations:
i General awareness
ii Aptitude & mental make-up
iii Language capability
iv Analytical & Comprehension skills
v Brand awareness & recall
vi Quantification skills
The written entrance examination will be held on an all-India basis at New Delhi, Bhubaneswar (Orissa), Patna (Bihar), Lucknow (U.P.), Kolkata (W.B.), Guwahati (Assam), Bangalore (Karnataka), Mumbai, Nagpur (Maharashtra), Bhopal (MP), Chennai (TN), Aizwal (Mizoram),Jammu, Srinagar (J&K) and Kochi (Kerala).
Although a preference for examination centre is obtained from the candidate, the Institute reserves the right to call any applicant for the written entrance examination at any centre at his/ her own expense. A centre for written entrance examination and interview, once allotted, will not be changed under any circumstances.
All the candidates who qualify in the written entrance examination will be called for an interview / group discussion in the last week of June / first week of July, 2012 in New Delhi at their own expense. For the Oriya Journalism course, the interview / group discussion will be held at Dhenkanal (Orissa).
A list of candidates to be provisionally admitted to each course will be prepared on the basis of the combined marks obtained by candidates in the written examination and interview / group discussion.
How to fill up the Application Form
1. The applicant should fill the form in his / her own handwriting.
2. For each course, a separate form is required to be submitted for the: i) Journalism Course in
English; ii) Journalism Course in Hindi; iii) Journalism Course in Oriya; iv) Radio & TV Journalism; and v) Advertising & Public Relations .
3. Please start filling up the application form only after reading and fully understanding the instructions.
4. Do not use a pencil for filling the form. Use Black Ink only.
5. Please paste your recent passport size photograph, duly attested, on the Application Form.
6. Do not use dash (-) or dots (. . .). If any item in the application form is not applicable to you, write ‘NA’ (not applicable); or ‘No’, ‘Nil’, and, if applicable, indicate it with a tick (.) mark.
7. Applicants born on or after August 1, 1987 only are eligible for admission. However, relaxation in age of 5 years is given to SC, ST, and Physically Handicapped candidates and relaxation in age of 3 years to OBC candidates.
8. If the answer is ‘Yes’ against column 6 of the application form, clearly indicate as to which category (SC/ST/OBC) the applicant belongs.
9. Only Indian Nationals are eligible for these courses.
10. The applicant is required to put his / her specimen signature in the space provided in the Specimen Signature Box. The candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall only on production of the Admittance Card issued by the Institute.
11. Apply only very little gum at the edge of the flap for sealing the application forms in the envelope, so as to avoid damage to the form while opening the envelope.
12. It is very important that the application form be filled as per the instructions carefully and correctly. It is the personal responsibility of the applicant to ensure correctness in filling up this form. Any deliberate misrepresentation of information discovered even after the provisional admission would result in cancellation of admission to the course.
For downloading Applications : The candidate shall be guided on the website itself regarding the application downloading 15. Completed applications should reach (in person/ process. by post) the Registrar, Indian Institute of Mass Candidates filling the application form Communication, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New downloaded at www.iimc.gov.in must also send a Delhi-110067 on or before 20 April 2012. Demand Draft of Rs. 1,200/- for General & Rs. 1,100/-for SC/ST/OBC/Physically 16. The information given in this brochure can be Handicapped category candidates drawn in amended without any intimation. Any dispute in favour of "Registrar, IIMC, New Delhi” as regard to any matter shall be subject to the Entrance Examination fee on or before 20 April 2012, jurisdiction of Delhi Courts only. 2012 by post or in person.
Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Indian Institute of Mass Communication Amravati, Maharashtra Aizwal, Mizoram IIMC Campus, Dr. Shrikant Jickhar Memorial Research Centre for Central Indian History & Culture Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati (Maharashtra) 444602 Mizoram University Campus, Tanhril Post Box No. 190, Aizwal, Mizoram Telephone: 0389-2330034, 2330038 Telephone 089-56462200.
Price : Prospectus and Application Form purchased in person/Post : Demand Draft Rs. 1200/- for Genral category. Demand Draft Rs. 1100/- for SC/ST/OBC/Physical Handicapped category.
Prospectus : Prospectus and Application Form are available on IIMC website : Rs. 200/- (without application from) www.iimc.gov.in
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