Full placement for ACJ's Class 2008

News 14th April 2008

I am happy to inform you that we have already achieved FULL JOB PLACEMENT for the Class of 2008 of the Asian College of Journalism as on April 10, 2008.

All the 112 students have been placed in reputed media organisations across Print, Broadcast and New Media.

Campus placements at the ACJ began on April 1, 2008 and even within a couple of days the heavy demand for ACJ-ites in the profession was obvious. By the week ending April 5, a majority of the students already had multiple job offers and were in the enviable position of having to choose from the rival companies - all in the top league - wooing them. As faculty in charge of placements Prof. Sampath Kumar put it, " It was like a tsunami wave ".

The rest were snapped up over the next few days. By April 10, only 6 students were left uncommitted, not for lack of offers, but because they were continuing to weigh their options.

On the other hand, six major media organisations had to be requested to cancel their scheduled visits to the campus over the succeeding days because there were no students left to recruit.

Among the early recruiters were The Hindu, Times of India, Economic Times, Mint, HIndustan Times, Indian Express, New Indian Express, DNA, Telegraph, Reuters, UTV, Times Now, CNBC, CNN-IBN, TV 19, NDTV-Profit, NDTV-Metro, & IDG.

The Times of India group is the single biggest recruiter and The Hindu holds the record for offering the highest entry level salary this year.

Congratulations to Prof. Sampath Kumar who handled this mini job mela with such poise and  assurance. And to Prof. Nishat Ahmed who was there backing him every inch of the way. And, of course, to the ever deserving students.

Sashi Kumar
Media Development Foundation
& Asian College of Journalism
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Chennai-600 002
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