The key requirements are:
Commitment to Journalism
Journalism is a field that values individuals who are curious, enthusiastic, creative and who have demonstrated initiative in their work and studies. We seek motivated students with a passion for uncovering the truth and a keen interest in what is happening around them. This may be reflected by describing clearly what motivates him/her to a career in journalism.
We expect journalists to be sensitive to language and to organize their thoughts clearly and coherently. While we provide remedial help in improving writing skills, fair command of the English language is a requirement.
One-year Postgraduate Diploma (PGD): A Bachelor's degree in any discipline is required. Applicants awaiting final year examination results or who will be graduating this year may also apply.
One-year Diploma program: Students who have completed or awaiting results for 10+2 / pre-university are eligible to apply. Prior knowledge of computer applications is not a requirement.
Background and Life Experiences
Consideration will be given to the applicant's background and life experiences that would contribute significantly to a dynamic and diverse student body.
As India's premiere journalism school, IIJNM is selective in its enrollment. While several other journalism schools admit large numbers of students, we offer only 100 seats per year on a first-come basis. Our focus on quality over quantity ensures low student-teacher ratios, one-on-one mentorships, and individualized attention to our student body. Additionally, we are able to assist our graduates in gaining superior placement opportunities with elite news outlets.
We attempt to make the admission process simple and fast. Applications are processed as they are received and those selected for admission are confirmed soon thereafter. Hence, those desiring to seek admission are encouraged to apply early.
IIJNM admits both Indian and international students. Selection is based entirely on merit, without any regard for gender, race, religion, or caste. There is no age bar.