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 in UK for the award of Cardiff University MA Degree in Journalism.

Media Ambassadors India – Germany

The Media Development Foundation in association with Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) and supported by the Robert Bosch Foundation will facilitate an annual fellowship programme in India for journalists from Germany.


The Committee against Sexual Harassment at the Asian College of Journalism (in accordance with the Vishakha Guidelines 1997 and the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act 2013)




ACJ's Integrated News Room leverages digital technology to deliver multimedia, interactive, innovative journalism across platforms. N.Ram inaugurates the facility, the first of its kind for any J-school in south Asia.




















Nirmal Shekar

The students, faculty and staff of the Asian College of Journalism record with deep regret the passing away of Mr. Nirmal Shekar, former Sports Editor of The Hindu on February 1, 2017.



Short documentary filmed and edited on mobile phones as part of our mobile journalism module.


Print stream students produce a weekly lab paper The Word and a Special Issue on Covering Deprivation and Convocation Issue


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.

The Thoughtworks Chair of Rural India and Digital knowledge at the ACJ.



A synoptic overview, term-wise, of the curricular calendar for 2016-17.



The First ACJ award for Investigative Journalism has been announced.

The winner is Nilita Vachani for her story "Inside Job: The Woman Who Was Sacrificed to Nab Raj Rajaratnam" published in Caravan in November 2015


ACJ Award for Investigative Journalism 2015
Convocation of the Class of 2016


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