Faculty

The SPJS is headed by Mr Subrata Nag Choudhury, a distinguished senior journalist. He had begun his Journalist career with The Statesman way back in 1979 and worked at a stretch for 15 years till 1995 to become a Special Representative and later the Chief Reporter of the Paper. So, when he joined The Statesman Print Journalism School in September 2017, it was getting back to his roots.
After having left the Statesman, Mr Nag Choudhury joined the India Today magazine and worked in Kolkata and the North East briefly. He left India Today to join the Telegraph Newspaper and worked for three years. Finally, he settled to the Indian Express Newspaper and was its Resident Editor till June 2016. In 2007, he won the prestigious Ramanath Goenka Award for Political Reporting on Nandigram land movement.
He is still a working journalist, writing regular columns for News portals like the Scroll.in and the Quint. He continues to write content for the Thomson Reuters News - world’s largest news service provider. It is his life’s experience for over 35 years as a Reporter that he is teaching now to his students in the Statesman Print Journalism School.
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.
Regular and guest faculty included Mr Ravindra Kumar, Editor,The Statesman; Mr Subrata Nag Choudhury, Director; Miss Aishwarya Mondal, Assistant Professor; Mr Shameek Sen, Assistant Professor, The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences; Mr Tarun Goswami, City Editor; Mr Swapan Mullick; veteran journalist; Mr Partho Sheel, Design Editor; Ms Gopali Bandopadhyay, Asst. Features Editor; Mr Uday Basu, Chief of Bureau; Mr Sailendra Mal, Chief Photographer; Sk Sadar Nayeem, Senior editor, Dainik Statesman; Mr Suman Bhattacharya, General Manager, Circulation; Mr Indranil Dutta, General Manager, Systems & Production; Mr Pulakesh Mukhopadhyay, Sports Editor; Ms Aditi Roy Ghatak, veteran business journalist; Dr Ashish Ghosh, eminent environmentalist; Mr Biswajit Matilal, General Manager, Public Relations, Birla Corporation; Dr Sunrit Mullick, Cultural Affairs Specialist & Educational Adviser at the American Center; Mr Buroshiva DasGupta, Director NSHM; Mr Subhasish Majumder, Expert in corporate communications, Mr Sam Rajappa, Veteran Journalist and Founder director; Mr Kishore Bhimani, Veteran Sports Journalist; Mr Siddharth Bhatia, Founding Editor, The Wire, Ms Kalyani Shankar, Vetreran Political Commentator, Dr Michael Lueders, Veteran Journalist and author from Germany.

The students had the opportunity to interact with a number of distinguished visitors during the year. Among them were Dr Lars Peter Schmidt, Head of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in New Delhi; Mr Benjamin Bidder, Moscow Corespondent, Spiegel/ Spiegel online; Mr Rainer Schmiedchen, Consul-General, Federal Republic of Germany, Kolkata; Ms Isha Malhotra, Press Officer,German Consolate, Kolkata; Mr Hans Christian Winkler, Head Press and Information, German Embassy, New Delhi; Mr. Krishnan Srinivasan, former Foreign Secretary; Mr Ajoy Bose, Senior Journalist; Ms Arati Jerath, senior journalist and commentator; Aunohita Mojumdar, Editor, Himal, Kathmandu; Mr M K Venu, Founder edirot, The Wire; Mr Mukund Padmanabhan, Editor, The Hindu; Mr. Akhilesh Upadhyay, Editor-in-chief, Kathmandu Post; Mr Shah Hossain Imam,Associate Editor, The Daily Star, Bangladesh; Ms Tongam Rina, Senior Editor, The Arunachal Times; Mr Sam Rajappa, Veteran Journalist and founder-director, The Statesman Print Journalism School; Ms Madhavi Goradia Divan, Advocate, Supreme Court of India; Ms Seema Mustafa, Consulting Editor, The Statesman; Mr Pradip Phanjoubam, Editor, Imphal Free Press; Mr Sidharth Bhatia, Senior Journalist; Mr Raj Kamal Jha, Editor-in-Chief, Indian Express. Dr Violet Valdez, Asian Center for Journalism, Manila.

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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;
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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.
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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