Admission Procedure

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The Statesman Print Journalism School (SPJS) Entrance Examination 2019 will be conducted to admit eligible candidates for a Postgraduate Diploma Course in English Print Journalism. The examination will be conducted in May 2019. The final selection will be done by short listing the successful candidates in the written examination, who will then appear for an interview.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA : Students with a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline, no more than 25 years old, are eligible to apply

A very limited number of seats, based on merit, are available

Candidates appearing for their final examinations can also apply

There will be three centres – in Kolkata, Delhi and Siliguri – where the examination will be conducted.

The SPJS entrance examination (duration: 3 hours) is a 100-mark written test that will primarily evaluate the candidates’ grammatical knowledge and writing skill in English as well as their general knowledge and awareness.

All the shortlisted candidates will be called for Orientation which is comprised of individual interview and a group discussion round.

Watch out for more announcements soon on the SPJS website (www.spjsco.in) as well as in The Statesman newspaper.

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For appearing in the Entrance Examination, candidates will have to successfully fill and submit the application form along with a Cheque/Demand Draft of Rs 1,500.00 (examination charges) in favour of   ‘C R IRANI FOUNDATION’, payable at Kolkata.

Candidates can obtain the application form by downloading it online from the school website (www.spjsco.in) or by visiting the SPJS office at:
The Statesman Print Journalism School
Statesman House
4 Chowringhee Square
Kolkata - 700001


SPJS ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 HIGHLIGHTS:
Date of Submission of Application Form : APRIL 2019
Entrance Test Date : MAY/JUNE 2019
Individual Interview Date : JUNE 2019
Final Result for Admission : JUNE/JULY 2019

For any queries/clarifications, kindly contact:
Mr Subrata Nag Choudhury, Director, SPJS
M: 9830841883 / 9433051883/ landline: + 91 33 22125000
Email: subrata.nagchoudhury@gmail.com

Ms Smita Abraham, Assistant Professor, SPJS
M: 9874350709
Email: smita.abraham@gmail.com

Ms Moumita Sen, Administrative Officer, SPJS
M: 9433370972
Email: moumitaspjs@gmail.com

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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What Alumni Say

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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