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SAF-Madanjeet Singh Scholarships for the Class of 2025

Founded by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Madanjeet Singh in 2000, the South Asia Foundation (SAF) is a secular, non-profit and non-political organization. Its core objective is to promote regional cooperation through a number of UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institutions of Excellence in the eight SAARC countries. ACJ is one of these institutions of excellence.

The SAF-Madanjeet Singh scholarship for the one year postgraduate course at the Asian College of Journalism covers eight countries, viz: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The scholarship covers: (a) tuition fees, (b) economy air travel from the scholar’s place of residence within SAARC to Chennai and back, (c) accommodation costs, on a room sharing basis, for the duration of the course in Chennai, (d) food expenses covering breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and dinner at the ACJ canteen, (e) a nominal amount towards pocket expenses.

Candidates should have cleared an undergraduate course in any discipline. Equivalent course in different SAARC countries would also be considered on a case by case basis. The candidate must be proficient in English since all instruction and assignments at ACJ are in English.

For more details about SAF please visit the website:

SAF-Madanjeet Singh Scholarships for the Class of 2025

For further details or clarifications please contact:

Registrar’s Office:
Asian College of Journalism
Second Main Road,
Chennai – 600 113
Tel: 91-4422542842/43/44/45


Ambassador Madanjeet Singh, Founder of the South Asia Foundation (SAF), played a seminal role in making the Asian College of Journalism what it is today. He contributed liberally to the building of the new campus at Taramani, Chennai. The annual scholarship grant endowed by SAF enables young women and men from South Asia and each constituent of SAARC to study at the ACJ and imbues their journalistic perspective with the spirit of mutual understanding and goodwill. His infectious enthusiasm for a new sense of regional belonging and togetherness drives us forward. We bow before the memory of our dear, invaluable friend and benefactor and rededicate ourselves to the cause of excellence and humaneness he held dear.