Course & Fees

Applications are invited for the Thirteenth Batch of SPJS

COURSE OFFERED : PG DIPLOMA IN ENGLISH PRINT JOURNALISM

CURRICULUM :
The entire focus of SPJS is on print journalism. Towards this end, the syllabus will cover the following :
a) ) Reporting, with special emphasis on news reporting, business reporting, interview techniques and sports reporting.
b) Editing, as well as Headline and Caption Writing.
c) Feature Writing.
d) Newspaper Design and Page Make-up.
e) Production Methods
f) Law of the Press in India.
g) News Photography.
h) Specialised writing on environmental, scientific and legal issues.
i) Multimedia and web journalism.
j) Understanding India ~ its institutions, its political and legal framework, its security environment and its neighbours, and
k) Understanding the world ~ to sensitise students to international institutions and multi-lateral frameworks, with emphasis on three regions of special interest-Asia, Europe and the European Community and the United States.

A STUDENT’S DAY :
Typically, a student’s day will be divided between classroom instruction and field work. Every day, students will join one of The Statesman’s senior editors to critique the morning’s papers, especially The Statesman, and seek to understand the reasons and compulsions behind story selection, layout, editing and other aspects of production. Each student will be provided with a computer and a digital camera for use during the course.

DURATION OF COURSE :
Nine months, commencing August 2020 and concluding May 2021

FEE STRUCTURE :
Tuition : Rs 65,000/-
Course materials, periodicals,
Library, field trips : Rs 20,000/-
The Statesman Style Book : Rs 1,000/-
Internet charges : Rs 1,000/-
Convocation fee : Rs 1,000/-
Security Deposit (refundable): Rs 10,000/-
Total : Rs 88,000/- + applicable taxes Rs 10,000/-

PAYMENT SCHEDULE :
Upon acceptance of offer : Rs 35,000/-
On joining the course : Rs 35,000/- (including security deposit of Rs. 10,000/-)
By 31 October: Rs 28,000/-

No refund of fee is permitted should a candidate change his/her mind after accepting admission.

Service tax may be applicable.

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.

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