Course & Fees

Applications are invited for the Eighth Batch of SPJS

COURSE OFFERED : PG DIPLOMA IN ENGLISH PRINT JOURNALISH

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, 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 environment and legal issues;
i) Understanding India ~ its institutions, its political and legal framework, its security environment and its neighbours, and
j) 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, including assignments, exposure to the newsroom environment and production techniques. For an hour each 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 2015 and concluding May 2016.

FEE STRUCTURE :
Tuition : Rs 80,000/-
Course materials, periodicals,
Library, field trips : Rs 17,000/-
The Statesman Style Book : Rs 1,000/-
Internet charges : Rs 1,000/-
Convocation fee : Rs 1,000/-
Total : Rs 100,000/- + applicable service tax
Security Deposit : Rs 10,000/-

PAYMENT SCHEDULE :
Upon acceptance of offer : Rs 45,000/-
On joining the course : Rs 45,000/- (including security deposit of Rs. 10,000/-)
By 31 October : Rs 20,000/-

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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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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