ADMISSION

NOTICE FOR STUDENTS

OUR NEWSROOM IS YOUR CLASSROOM

Applications are invited for the thirteenth batch of students for Post-Graduate Diploma course in English print journalism at the Statesman Print Journalism School. The prospectus/application form may be downloaded from the ‘Download Application Form’ section available at the drop-down menu under ‘Course’ page on this site. Completed application forms should be submitted along with a Demand Draft of Rs 1,500.00 in favour of ‘C R IRANI FOUNDATION’, payable at Kolkata. Last date for receiving completed application is 15 June 2020. The course will begin mid-August 2020.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA : Applicants must be graduates (in any discipline), not more than 25 years old, 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 in Kolkata, Delhi and Siliguri on Sunday, 28 June 2020, followed by an interview and final selection by First week of July 2020

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 (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; (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 the best of its students. The top three students from each batch are guaranteed positions on regular scales at The Statesman. Additionally, but subject to vacancies, other graduating students will be considered for positions in The Statesman. Specialised placement assistance will also be offered.

SPJS alumni have been employed by The Statesman and other reputed publications/organisations including Pioneer, the Press Trust of India, The Times of India, Deccan Chronicle, Deccan Herald, The Hindu, The Telegraph, Moneywise Media, HSBC, SBI, Thompson Digital, Force magazine and Cenveo Publisher Services.

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

The twelfth batch of students graduating in May 2020 is likely to be similarly placed.

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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, send your e-mails @
subrata.nagchoudhury@gmail.com  |  smita.abraham@gmail.com  |  prasanto@thestatesman.net
Or, call us at +91 33 22125000


    IMPORTANT DATES
    Application process starts in March 2020
    Last date for receiving applications: 15 June 2020
    Entrance Test: 28 June 2020
    Interview and final selection: First week of July 2020
    Classes begin: Mid-August 2020

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 Subrata Nag Choudhury, a distinguished senior journalist. He had begun his journalistic career with The Statesman in 1979, and worked at a stretch for 15 years to become a special representative and later the chief reporter for the paper. So, when he joined The Statesman Print Journalism School in September 2017, it was getting back to his roots.
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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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