Admission Procedure

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Applications are invited for the tenth batch of students for the Post-Graduate Diploma course in English Print Journalism at The Statesman Print Journalism School. The prospectus/application form may be downloaded from the Download section on this site. Completed application forms should be submitted along with a Demand Draft for Rs 1,500 payable to the C R Irani Foundation at Kolkata. The deadline for receiving completed applications is 22nd July 2017. The course will begin in 16th August 2017.

Applicants must be graduates (in any discipline), not more than 25 years of age and possess sound English language skills. Those awaiting their undergraduate results may also apply. Applicants will be required to take a written test, to be conducted at Kolkata, Delhi and Siliguri on 30th July followed by interview. The admission procedure will conclude by August 2017.

The Statesman Print Journalism School is run by the C R Irani Foundation, a not-for-profit body set up in memory of late Cushrow Russi Irani. The SPJS has been set up as a school that (i) 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; (c) prepares its students for the realities of the world and the environment they must function in, training them to recognise both the good and the bad that they will see around them, and above all, (d) creates journalists who will be exceptional citizens, and who will strive to make their world a better place.

The SPJS offers a unique placement-cum-reward facility to students. It also offers first-rate facilities and provides a laptop and a digital camera to each student for the duration of the course. The classroom is air-conditioned and equipped with an overhead projector and other instructional tools. The school has a well-stocked library and subscribes to various newspapers and periodicals. An air-conditioned school mini-bus takes students to assignments and practical field trips.

The course also includes participation in seminars and workshops, at no additional cost to the student. Students have attended seminars/workshops conducted in Kolkata and other cities. The students have been taken on various field trips, including Chandigarh,Kovalam, Sunderbans, Serampore, Santiniketan, Haldia, Jamshedpur and Purulia. The school provides a simple, wholesome working lunch to students at no additional cost.

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The SPJS has a distinguished faculty headed by Mr Swapan Mullick, a veteran journalist. The SPJS is supported by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation of Germany.

Should you face any problem in downloading the prospectus or application form, please write to:

The Director,
The Statesman Print Journalism School
c/o C R Irani Foundation
Statesman House
4 Chowringhee Square
Kolkata - 700001


Or e-mail us at mullick_swapan@rediffmail.com or prasanto@thestatesman.net Or call us at +91 33 22125000

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA :
Applicants must at least be graduates (in any discipline), not more than 25 years old, and possess sound English language skills. Those appearing for final examinations can also apply.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Last date for receiving
Applications : 22nd July
Written Test : 30th July (Followed by interview)
Interview : End of July
Classes begin : 16th August, 2017

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Why SPJS ?

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 Swapan Mullick, a distinguished senior journalist who has been associated with The Statesman (as sub-editor, Assistant Editor and Senior Editor) for almost his entire professional life. He was also Director of the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute from 2006 to 2009.
Other members of the faculty include practising senior journalists from within The Statesman and outside. In addition, the SPJS arranges interactions between students and distinguished persons of various fields from India and overseas.
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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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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...
Read More

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;
Read More

Faculty

The SPJS is headed by Mr Swapan Mullick, a distinguished senior journalist who has been associated with The Statesman (as sub-editor, Assistant Editor and Senior Editor) for almost his entire professional life. He was also Director of the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute from 2006 to 2009.
Other members of the faculty include practising senior journalists from within The Statesman and outside. In addition, the SPJS arranges interactions between students and distinguished persons of various fields from India and overseas.
Read More

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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