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The ACJ Programme seeks to combine the "How To" aspect of journalism with a critical and reflective "Why" perspective which enables the young journalist to keep up with the demands made by a dynamic work environment and, as importantly, by a changing society.



SAF-Madanjeet Scholarships

The SAF-Madanjeet Singh scholarship covers eight countries, viz: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The ACJ postgraduate Diploma in Journalism to M.A. Journalism from Cardiff University

Students have the opportunity to “top up” an ACJ Postgraduate Diploma, by completing a Dissertation Project at Cardiff or at Chennai for the award of Cardiff University MA Degree in Journalism.

Birmingham City University - School of Media

Graduates from ACJ will now have the opportunity to gain a scholarship to study journalism at Birmingham City University. Birmingham School of Media offers two scholarships (instituted in the name of the distinguished Indian journalist N. Ram).

The Malcolm Adiseshiah Award for Distinguished Contributions to Development Studies

will be presented to Prof. Pulapre Balakrishnan,

Professor, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum

followed by the

release of the book

Development Perspectives


Mr. N. Ram

and the

Malcolm Adiseshiah Memorial Lecture

by the awardee

on Friday, 21 November 2014, 5:00 pm at

Asian College of Journalism (Lecture Hall, Second Floor)


PUCL - K.G. Kannabiran Memorial Lecture

Watch the  K.G. Kannabiran Memorial Lecture
"Safeguarding Security and Sovereignty"
delivered by Justice Wigneswaran, Chief Minister,
Northern Provinces, Sri Lanka and Former Judge,
Supreme Court, Sri Lanka.

Video Link 1 | Video Link 2 | Video Link 3 | Video Link 4 | Video Link 5

The students in the Print stream apply their newly acquired journalistic tools to produce a weekly lab paper ("The Word") to strict deadlines.


New Media students produce ACJ Newsline, a lab journal and contribtute to global collaborative projects. Students also experiment with cross-media tools and participate in virtual discussions with Indian and international media experts.

Students of the ACJ TV stream produce studio based news shows and field based reports and  features and develop expertise in all aspects of TV news programming.

Students of the Radio stream produce news bulletins, radio documentaries and current affairs programmes every day making effective use of sounds.


ACJ students report from the hinterland on issues of hunger and privation, corruption, conflict and alienation.



A synoptic overview, term-wise, of the curricular calendar for 2014-15.


Inaugural Lecture for the Class of 2015
by Prof Aijaz Ahmad


Lawrence Dana Pinkham
Memorial Lecture 2014
Robin Jeffrey


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