UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Centre of South Asian Journalism (UMCSAJ)

Since the 26 October 2010, Mme Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General announced that the 12 SAF Institutions of Excellence will be able to use UNESCO logo and named UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institutions of Excellence.

MSF Representatives with SAF Scholars at UMCSAJ on 25 April, 2015 uploaded by Sunil Binjola
Director   : Mr Sashi Kumar
Registrar : Ms. Sudha Umapathy

MoU signed between South Asia Foudnation & UMCSAJ ( UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Centre of South Asian Journalism) 
June 2017

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the South Asia Foundation (SAF) and the Media Development Foundation (MDF) sets forth the agreements reached between the parties relating to the setting up of the Madanjeet Singh Resource Centre for Journalism Studies at the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) administered by the MDF in Chennai, India
07th May 2007


Details of the ACJ's academic course and activities can be accessed at its web site: www.asianmedia.org/admissions/overview.asp

Applications for the SAF Madanjeet Singh group scholarship at ACJ should go through the secretary of the board of your respective country and get the approval of the Chairperson.

In an innovative move designed to promote regional cooperation, the South Asia Foundation (SAF) has instituted 16 full scholarships for young people (women and men) from the eight SAARC countries to study at the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Centre of South Asian Journalism (UMCSAJ), Chennai.

The scholarships will cover the tuition, living and travel costs of the selected students for the duration of the ACJ's ten-month post-graduate diploma course in journalism.

Students from Afghanistan started benefiting from the scholarships in 2003, Bangladesh in 2002, Bhutan in 2002, India in 2002, Maldives in 2002, Nepal in 2002, Pakistan in 2004 and Sri Lanka in 2002.


UMCSAJ 2014, April15
Front Row Left to Right:- Dr. Syeda Hameed, Vice Chairperson SAF-India, Madame France Marquet, Trustee MSF & SAF,  Prof Salima Hashmi, Chairperson, SAF-Pakistan
Second Row Left to Right:- Mr Navin B Chawla, Advisor, MSF,  Mr N Ram, President MSF, Mr. Shigeru Aoyagi, UNESCO  Director & Representative to India, Mr Nishchal N Pandey, Chairperson SAF-Nepal, Mr Kamal Hossain, Chairperson SAF-Bangaldesh, Prof Veena Sikri, Vice Chairperson, SAF-India. During the Visit to UMCSAJ on 15 April, 2014


News UMCSAJ, ACJ, Chennai, India - 7th May 2018

The ACJ awards for investigative journalism 2017 and Convocation of the class of 2017-18.

News UMCSAJ, Chennai - 1st May 2018

UMCSAJ Invites to attend ACJ Award for Investigative Journalism ( 2017) and the Convocation of the Class of 2018

News UMCSAJ, Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, India - 6th March 2018

UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Center for South Asian Journalisum(UMCSAJ) announces fully paid scholarship for PG Diploma in Journalisum

News Kathmandu, Nepal - 5th November 2017

Mr Sashi Kumar, Director, UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Centre of South Asian Journalism (UMCSAJ) met UMCSAJ's alumni from Nepal

News India - 2nd June 2017

MoU renewed between South Asia Foudnation & UMCSAJ ( UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Centre of South Asian Journalism) on 5th June 2017