Scholarships open for Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism, UMCSAJ, Last date 20 May, 2016

News UMCSAJ, Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, India - 8th April 2016

announces FULLY paid scholarship for Postgraduate Diploma in Journalisum. Last Date to receive the nomination from South Asia Foundation Chapters is 20th May, 2016. Interested candidates can apply through respective South Asia Foundation Chapter. Click here to contact to SAF concern person for details  

IMPORTANT DATES ( For Indian Applicants )

Last date for receiving online applications : April 11, 2016

Entrance Exam : 15 May, 2016

Admission Results : June 8, 2016

Classes will begin from 4 July, 2016


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 2016-17. He will also deliver the inaugural lecture to the class on the opening day of the new academic year, Monday July 4, 2016.


A Bachelor’s Degree is mandatory. Graduates in any discipline and students awaiting their degree examination results are eligible to apply for admission to the ACJ. Enrolled students should provide their degree certificate to the Registrar within the first week of commencement of classes. Students awaiting their examination results should provide their degree certificate latest by the end of February 2017.


The application form may either be submitted  ONLINE or  DOWNLOADED and completed.

For details on the application fee and procedures please click here


After a careful assessment of applications, short-listed candidates will be required to take an entrance examination on Sunday, May 15, 2016.

The examination will be offered in Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin, Bangalore,Chennai, Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai, New Delhi, and possibly other cities, depending on the number of applications received from a particular region.

The examination will be in two parts: (a) to test the applicant’s English language skills and facility and (b) the awareness of current affairs and general knowledge. It will also test the candidates’ writing ability and assess their analytical thinking and problem-solving skills. Other procedures may be prescribed for candidates from abroad.


Morning Session: 9.30 am to 11.30 am English (Paper Pattern)
Tea Break: 11.30 am – 12 noon
Afternoon Session: 12 pm to 1.30 pm General Knowledge (Paper pattern)
*(The paper pattern may change this year as the exam will be delivered online)


Applicants who have done well in the entrance examination will be invited to an interview at the college between June 1 and 6, 2016.

Admission results will be announced on June 8, 2016.

For SAARC Candidates (except India) can apply through their respective Chapter : Click here to know the chapter details.