Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media

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Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media, Bangalore
Type Private
Established 2001
Dean Dr. Abraham George
Academic staff
Students 120
Location Bangalore, India
Campus 5 acres
Student publications The Observer and The Soft Copy
Colors Purple and White         
Affiliations Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, City University London, United Press International

The Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media (IIJNM) is a post-graduate school of journalism located in Bangalore, India. It was founded in 2001 by the BS&G Foundation, a collaboration between The George Foundation and Adi Chunchangiri Maha Samasthana. IIJNM offers diplomas in print, web and TV journalism, with unique curricula developed under the guidance of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.[1] The dean of the college is Abraham George. IIJNM has been ranked first among Indian journalism colleges.[2]


Students specialize in one of three areas[edit]

  • Print Journalism (Newspaper and Magazine)
  • Broadcast Journalism (Television and Radio)
  • Multimedia Journalism (reporting using text, video, still photography, audio and graphics.)

IIJNM offers the following two programs[edit]

  • a) Post-graduate diploma in print, broadcast or multimedia.

Those with a Bachelor’s degree or expect to receive shortly may apply for this Master’s level diploma program. (click here for more details)

  • b) Graduate diploma in print, broadcast or multimedia.

Those with10+2 or Pre-university graduation or expect to receive shortly may apply for this Bachelor’s level diploma program. (click here for details)

Electives Offered[edit]

  • Political Reporting
  • Business and Financial Reporting
  • Covering International News
  • Magazine Writing
  • Investigative Reporting
  • Digital Photo Journalism
  • Opinion and Editorial Writing
  • Covering the Arts and Cultural Events
  • Sports Reporting
  • Covering Social and Religious Issues
  • Covering Health and Environmental Issues
  • Issues in Developmental Journalism
  • Rural Reporting
  • Television News Magazines & Documentary
  • Covering Science and Technology
  • Radio News Bulletin and Documentary (Click here for more details)

Tie - ups[edit]

IIJNM has recently announced a tie up with United Press International University. will run two online mentoring workshops for IIJNM students in the academic year 2011-12. This program allows for students to engage in an internship-like experience writing local stories for international audiences and getting individual feedback on stories from working journalists.

IIJNM also has an ongoing student exchange program with the City University London.

In the past IIJNM worked with the BBC World Service Trust on their i-learn program for working journalists. IIJNM also conducted a study-abroad globalisation module for students of Development Economics of Earlham College, Indiana.

Visiting speakers[edit]

IIJNM is regularly visited by public figures. Notable guest lecturers from the field of journalism have included Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, former BBC Delhi bureau chief Mark Tully, Outlook Group editor-in-chief Vinod Mehta, Indian Express editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta, President of Editors Guild of India and IBN 18 Network editor-in-chief Rajdeep Sardesai, former Deccan Herald editor K. N. Harikumar, multiple award-winning writer and journalist Ramachandra Guha, author and journalist Jeremy Seabrook, former India Today and Outlook editor Aniruddha Bahal, Times of India foreign editor and USA correspondent Chidanand Rajghatta and former journalist and Carnegie Corporation Director of Journalism & Special Initiatives and Strategy Susan King[disambiguation needed].

Notable guest lecturers from outside the field of journalism have included RTI activist Aruna Roy, Andrew Whitehead and Asghar Ali Engineer, Karnataka Lokayukta Justice N. Santosh Hegde, cricketer Roger Binny and badminton player Prakash Padukone.[3]


Admission to IIJNM involves completing and submitting the application form available at their website. This is followed by an online test and a personal/telephonic interview. The admission cell works from the first week of May till the first week of July.


  1. ^ Making The Headlines. The Hindu, 2004.
  2. ^ [1]. Chillibreeze top ten journalism colleges. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ [2]. 'Visitors', IIJNM website. Retrieved 2010.

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