Scholarships open for Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism at UMCSAJ, Last date 17 April, 2017

News UMCSAJ, Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, India - 27th February 2017

announces FULLY paid scholarship for Postgraduate Diploma in Journalisum. Last Date to receive the nomination from South Asia Foundation Chapters is 17th April, 2017. Interested candidates can apply from respective South Asia Foundation Chapter. Click here to contact to SAF concern person for details  


Last date for receiving applications : April 17, 2017

Entrance Exam : May 14, 2017

Entrance Results : May 26, 2017

Interview Dates : June 1-5, 2017

Admission Results : June 7, 2017



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 2018.


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

Application whether online or hard copy will need to be sent along with an application fee of Rs 1000/-

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 14, 2017.

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)


Applicants who have done well in the entrance examination will be invited to an interview at the college between June 1 and 5, 2017.

Admission results will be announced on June 7, 2017.