DURATION : ONE YEAR
COURSE DIRECTOR: Prof. Mukul Sharma
The PG Diploma Course in Journalism (Hindi) was started to cater to the growing need of skilled and professionally trained media persons for Hindi newspapers, magazines, TV and radio channels, as well as websites, etc. The primary focus of the course is to impart conceptual, operational and directional skills in the processes of news gathering, production, presentation and dissemination.
The 2011-12 course had 55 students. The initial phase of the course emphasized the theory and concepts of communication and journalism. As the course progressed, the practical inputs increased progressively and, in the final phase of the course, over 80 percent of the inputs consisted of hands-on practical exercises.
During the entire academic year, the Department of Hindi Journalism organized seminars and workshops to enhance the understanding and practical abilities of the students. These included special workshops on Business Journalism and Photography. The Department also organized debates and discussions on current issues and topics regularly, wherein, each day, two students were asked to present their contrasting viewpoints and answer questions. The whole class then participated in discussions in the presence of a faculty member. This practice gives tremendous confidence to the students and also enhances their awareness levels.
During the academic year, the Department invited many leading editors of Hindi newspapers and TV channels to interact with the students, who learnt from the experiences of these senior journalists. The students produced their own lab journals towards the conclusion of the course, utilizing the knowledge and skills acquired during the course. To partially offset the impact of the growing trend of commercialization of the media, concerted efforts were made to impart training in Development Communication in accordance with the mandate of the Institute. The students produced special lab journals on their visit to the Surajkund Mela, on the Rail and General Budgets, as well as on the Economic Survey.
After completion of the course, the students went for internships in leading newspapers, news agencies and TV channels. The Department also facilitated placements and around 65 percent of the students were placed in newspapers, television channels and news agencies such as PTI-Bhasha, Dainik Hindustan, Rajasthan Patrika, Dainik Bhaskar, Amar Ujala, ABP News, Alpha Media and Sea Express, while some students have gone in for further studies.