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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.

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 10-week fellowship programme in India for seven journalists from Germany.



2015 - 2016 CLOSED





Alan Rusbridger, who is demitting office as Editor of The Guardian (UK) to take over as the Chairman of the Scott Trust which runs the paper, will be teaching at the ACJ in the first term of the Class of 2015-16. He will also deliver the inaugural lecture to the class on the opening day of the new academic year, Monday July 6 2015, on the theme 'Journalism after Snowden'.



P.Sainath will be the first ThoughtWorks Chair Professor of Rural India and Digital Knowledge at ACJ


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.



A synoptic overview, term-wise, of the curricular calendar for 2015-16.


Raj Kamal Jha, Author, Chief Editor, Indian Express will be the Chief Guest at the convocation of the ACJ Class of 2015. He will deliver the Lawrence Dana Pinkham Memorial Lecture for 2015 and award the Diplomas

on Sunday, May 3, 2015, (World Press Freedom Day) at 6.30 p.m.


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