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The Campus

The ACJ’s campus at Taramani, Chennai, has a built-up area of 80,000 sq ft. and comprises the academic and residential blocks .

With its diversity, liveliness, educational and developmental resources, and cultural traditions, Chennai presents itself as a vast laboratory for students of journalism to explore and test their skills.

The location gives the campus the unique advantage of being insulated from the din and bustle of the metropolis and yet just a hop away from its nerve centre.

The campus is ecologically friendly with solar power panels generating the major part of the electricity consumed.

The composite facility provides an excellent setting for students to live and learn together in a congenial and stimulating atmosphere.

The college complex includes:

  • 10 large computer labs
  • 8 classrooms, big and small, fitted with modern teaching aids
  • A large hi-tech multimedia lecture hall
  • 2 conference halls
  • A spacious and well stocked library
  • A workshop facility and a seminar room each
  • Print and new media edit desks with latest production software
  • An Integrated Digital Newsroom to produce stories combining, text, video and audio
  • 2 digital TV studios with multi-camera shooting floors and attached production control rooms
  • 10 digital TV edit suites;
  • A digital studio section equipped for audio recording, editing and multi-track mixing
  • A commodious canteen and students’ common rooms
  • A state of the art, 342-seater multimedia auditorium conceived as a versatile space for music, dance, theatre, video screenings, meetings and seminars

All students have access to computers with high speed connectivity (Wi-Fi), LAN networking, and software packages.

UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Centre for South Asian Journalism

The UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Centre for South Asian Journalism, which is housed on the campus, undertakes research programmes on the news media, mapping and monitoring the news media in India and South Asia, developing new perspectives on news media coverage of deprivation and the challenge of peace building in the region.

About Chennai

Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is one of India’s great metropolises, combining the old and the new, the modern and the traditional. It has a rich cultural tradition and is home to highly regarded educational and research institutions as well as to some of the best medical centres in the country. It has major communication and media resources and is one of India’s leading centres for software development and for information and communication technology. Mahabalipuram and Kancheepuram, two ancient historical heritage centres, are within striking distance of Chennai.