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   Post-graduate Diploma Course ..

General Information : Duration - Eligibility - Number of Seats - Reservation - Selection of Candidates - Medium of Examination
                                         Fees - Hostel - Freeships - Library Facilities - Identity Card - Travel Concessions - Attendance - Re-Checking

General Information
  • Journalism (English), New Delhi Dhenkanal (Orissa), Aizawl, Amravati, Jmmu & Kottayam
  • Journalism (Hindi), New Delhi
  • Advertising and Public Relations, New Delhi
  • Radio and Television Journalism, New Delhi
  • Journalism (Oriya), Dhenkanal (Odisha)
Duration and Academic Calendar
Date of commencement of I Semester August
Mid Semester break Diwali Festival
I Semester examinations December , 2nd/3rd week
Winter Vacation December , Last week
Date of commencement of II Semester January , 1st week
II Semester examinations April , Last week
Internship May 
Announcement of results and closing of the Academic session Last week of May
Nationality : Only Indian nationals are eligible. In addition a limited number of seats are available for NRI sponsored.
Essential : Bachelor's degree in any discipline. Those who have appeared/are appearing for the degree examination are also eligible to apply. If selected, their admission will be subject to their producing a provisional certificate in original from the college/university before 31 August in the year applied for, failing which the provisional admission will stand cancelled.
1. Post-Graduate degree in any discipline
2. Media-related work experience

Number of Seats
Course New Delhi Dhenkanal Aizawl Amravati Jammu Kottayam
Journalism (English) 62 62 15 15 15 15
Journalism (Hindi) 62 - - - - -
Advertising and Public Relations 70 - - - - -
Radio & Television Journalism 46 - - - - -
As per Govt. of India orders.

Selection of Candidates
All eligible candidates will be called at their own expense for an entrance examination in third week of May in New Delhi, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Patna, Lucknow, Mumbai, Bangalore, Guwahati, Aizawl, Nagpur, Bhopal, Chennai, Jammu, Kashmir and Kochi. The Institute reserves the right to call any candidates for entrance examination at any centre for administrative reasons.

All the candidates who appear in the written examination will be ranked on the basis of the marks obtained by them. A shortlist will be prepared for each of the courses. The short-listed candidates will be called for an Group Discussion/Interview in June last week/first week of July in New Delhi at their 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 GD/Interview. The weightage for written examination and GD/Interview will be 85:15.

The Institute will not be responsible for postal delay and loss in transit. Any dispute in regard to any matter shall be subject to jurisdiction of Delhi Court only.

Medium of Instruction and Examination
Course 1 English
Course 2 Hindi
Course 3 & 4 English or Hindi
Course 5 Oriya
Tuition fee for courses 1 & 2 Rs. 50,000 each, for course 3 it is Rs. 70,000, for course 4 is Rs. 92,000 and for course 5 is Rs. 28,000. For NRI sponsored candidates the fee is US$ 8000 for Course 1 & 2 and US$ 12000 for Course 3 & 4.

In addition, at the time of admission, Rs 3,000/- is to be deposited towards Student's Welfare Fund.

The students will have to pay fees in two equal installments; during last week of July and first week of December. A late fee will be charged@Rs.20 per day after 15 December and the names of the defaulters will be struck off the rolls on the last day of the month. A 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 installments of fees are not refunded if a student discontinues studies.

Limited seats only for outstaion women candidate. Excellent facility for both men and women candidates at all Regional Centres.

Four freeships (half) are available for each P.G. Diploma Courses on merit-cum-means basis. The half freeship may be withdrawn on poor academic performance or indiscipline.

"Rati Aggarwal Scholarship" will be awarded to meritourious female student of Hindi Journalism Course in ent. exam. In addition, STAR TV scholarship will be awarded to a meritorious student of Radio & TV Journalism in ent. exam and Achin Ganguly scholarship will be awarded to a meritorious student of Ad & PR in ent. exam. (For nine months) 

Library Facilities
The library is open from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00p.m., Monday through Friday. It is closed on holidays. During the examination period, it is however, kept open on Saturdays. Every student has to make a library deposit of Rs.5000 which will be refunded at the end of the course, provided the student does not owe anything to the library. Each student is to borrow two books at a time for one week. If a student loses a library book, he or she must replace it or pay its price.

Identity Card
Identity cards are issued to the students soon after enrollment. The card must be returned at the end of the course. On loss or mutilation, a second identity card is issued on payment of Rs.50.

Rail and Air Journey Concessions
The students can avail themselves of rail and air journey concessions as per rules for visiting home town during vacations.

Minimum 75% attendance is necessary for a student to become eligible to sit in the examination for each semester. The Director General may condone the shortfall in attendance to the extent of 5% if he is satisfied that the shortfall was due to reasons beyond the control of the student.

No answer paper will be re-evaluated. However, a re-checking of totaling and/or a scrutiny whether any answer was omitted from evaluation will be made up on a written request to that effect from the aggrieved student upon payment of a checking fee of Rs 100 per paper.

In case a student does not appear for one or more papers in an examination or fails to secure the minimum prescribed marks in one or more papers, a request for re-test will be considered on merits of the case after the completion of the academic session. Re-test fee of Rs.500 per paper will be levied and if passed, only supplementary diploma will be awarded.

The students will strictly observe the rules and regulations that Institute may frame from time to time regarding evaluation system, minimum standards of academic performance, discipline, attendance, etc., required for satisfactory completion of the programme of studies. The Institute reserves the right to rusticate a student from the course if his/her performance or conduct is found unsatisfactory.

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 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 certificate, every student will have to appear in the first and second semester examinations and secure a minimum of 40% marks in each subject.

A minimum of three cash awards will be given to the meritorious students in each course on the basis of overall performance.

Information contained in this Prospectus is liable to change. The dispute, if any, will be judiciable in Delhi only.
Post-graduate Diploma Course : General Information - Journalism (English) - Journalism (Hindi) - Journalism (Radio & Television) - Adversiting & Public Relations - Journalism (Oriya)

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