Accommodation

SPJS does not offer accommodation to students; hence, candidates who are either based in Kolkata, Howrah or Hooghly, or can make arrangements for their stay in Kolkata are preferred. However, we are committed to offering assistance in finding suitable paying guest accommodation to deserving candidates from outside Kolkata who are keen on studying at the SPJS. It must be noted, however, that SPJS cannot guarantee availability, or quality, of such accommodation.

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Why SPJS ?

ABOUT US

The Statesman Print Journalism School was set up in 2008 by the C R Irani Foundation, a not-for-profit body set up in memory of Cushrow Russi Irani, who was Editor-in-Chief of The Statesman from 1991 until his death in July 2005. The late Cushrow Irani was a distinguished newspaperman, who won the Commonwealth Astor Prize and the Freedom House Medal for his role in safeguarding freedom of the Press in India...
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MISSION

English-language newspapers in India today face a shortage of qualified, competent journalists. Many media schools have shifted focus to television, and produce graduates who are confused about the choice of medium. The problem is compounded in West Bengal, where many of the youngsters now ready to join the profession entered school at a time when English was taught Class 5 onwards...
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OBJECTIVES

The SPJS has been set up as a journalism school that :
(a) Trains youngsters to be competent, well-informed, liberal-minded journalists with an abiding faith in India’s democratic institutions and the rule of law, and an abhorrence for tyranny, injustice and corruption;
(b) Aims for the highest standards of professional competence, so that its graduates emerge as ethical, fair and well-rounded journalists;
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Faculty

The SPJS is headed by Mr Subrata Nag Choudhury, a distinguished senior journalist. He had begun his journalistic career with The Statesman in 1979, and worked at a stretch for 15 years to become a special representative and later the chief reporter for the paper. So, when he joined The Statesman Print Journalism School in September 2017, it was getting back to his roots.
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Placements

The SPJS offers a unique placement-cum-reward facility to the best of its students. At least five students from each batch are offered positions on regular scales at The Statesman. In addition, the first three students will be refunded 1/3 rd of the tuition fee paid by them upon completion of each year of service. In effect, those three students can expect a full fee refund from The Statesman by the time they have worked for three years. Additionally, but subject to vacancies,...
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