Manorama School of Communication (MASCOM)

MASCOM - Postgraduate Diploma Course in Print Journalism

Manorama School of Communication (MASCOM)

MASCOM - Postgraduate Diploma Course in Print Journalism

MASCOM (Manorama School of Communication) invites applications for the twelfth one-year Postgraduate Diploma Course in Print Journalism. Requests for the Prospectus and Application Form should be accompanied by a demand draft of Rs. 500/-in favour of MASCOM, payable at Kottayam, Kerala. The deadline for receiving completed applications is April 15,2013.The course will begin in July, and end in May 2014.

Candidates with a bachelor's degree in any discipline and those awaiting degree results may apply. Selection is based on an entrance examination to be held at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and various centres in Kerala on May 18, and an interview at MASCOM in.Kottayam in July.

MASCOM, launched on August 17, 2002, by the 125-year-old Malayala Manorama group, is an acknowledged centre of excellence for journalism training in India. The course introduces students to state-of-the-art journalism through meticulously designed training modules, which ensure the students receive a well-rounded education in journalism and current events.

During the course the students will dissect and analyse news, bring out at least 25 issues of their weekly lab newspaper, undertake overnight news-gathering field-trips and interview leading academic, political and media personalities. They will acquire advanced skills in reporting,editing, speedwriting and computer software.They are also exposed to the state-of-the-art technology and communication systems employed at Malayala Manorama. The students are provided with personal computers, with 24-hour dedicated Internet connectivity and a telephone with STD facility for newsgathering.

MASCOM's in-house instructors, both Indian and from abroad, are experienced journalist-teachers who have got national and international exposure. Assisting the core faculty is a panel of acknowledged experts in their chosen fields.

Most MASCOM graduates are presently working in various capacities in national and regional media houses across the country.

MASCOM will help provide admitted students with comfortable, furnished quarters and the MASCOM canteen offers meals at subsidised rates.

Deadline for receiving completed applications -April 15, 2013

Entrance Examination _ May 18,2013

Interviews and beginning of classes - Early July, 2013

The medium of instruction at MASCOM is English, but students are free to choose between English and Malayalam streams for specialisation. For students aspiring to a career in English or Malayalam journalism, MASCOM training will give them a headstart in the profession.

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MASCOM - Postgraduate Diploma Course in Print Journalism