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Asian College of Journalism PG Diploma Admissions 2018

ACJ Chennai Admission to Postgraduate Diploma Programs for 2018-19

Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) Chennai PG Diploma Admission 2018 - ACJ Chennai  invites application for admission to its two Postgraduate Diploma Programs for the academic year 2018-19

This entrance exam is conducted annually for granting admission to students who wish to pursue their post-graduation diploma course from the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ). Candidates can get complete details about the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) Entrance Exam 2018 on this page below.


Important Dates for ACJ Entrance Exam 2018

Last Date for receiving Applications: 16th April 2018

Shortlisted candidates will receive an exam regarding their hall ticket between 05th May to 09th May 2018

Date of ACJ Entrance Exam 2018          : 13th May 2018 (Sunday, 09.00 am to 02.00 pm)

Announcement of Shortlist of candidates for the Interview in the ACJ Web: 22nd May 2018

Interview in Chennai at ACJ: Between 30th May and 03rd June 2018

Announcement of Admission Results in the ACJ Web: 05th June 2018


Also See : Admission Notification

ACJ 2018 Details

  • Asian College of Journalism is dedicated to the task of producing such journalists. It is a postgraduate college designed to provide students with excellent journalism education adapted to the specific needs of India and other developing countries in Asia.
  • Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) offers Postgraduate Programs to candidates


Postgraduate Programs Specialisations

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism - There are four streams of specialization- Print, New Media, Television and Radio


Core Courses offered

  • The Core Courses offered at ACJ are as mentioned below:
  • Reporting, Writing & Editing
  • Tools of the Modern Journalist
  • Key Issues in Journalism
  • Media Perspectives
  • The Media, Law & Society
  • Recently, ACJ in collaboration with Bloomberg has also launched a new postgraduate diploma course in Business and Financial Journalism (BFJ)
  • ACJ Entrance Exam 2018 exam dates have not been declared yet. However, last year the entrance exam was conducted on 13th May 2018


Eligibility Criteria

  • A Bachelor’s Degree is mandatory. Graduates in any discipline and students awaiting their degree examination results are eligible to apply for admission to the ACJ. Enrolled students should provide their degree certificate to the Registrar within the first week of commencement of classes
  • Students awaiting their examination results should provide their degree certificate latest by the end of February 2019


ACJ Entrance Exam Scheme

  • After a careful assessment of applications, short-listed candidates will be required to take an entrance examination on 13th May 2018 (Sunday) between 09.00 am to 02.00 pm
  • Shortlisted candidates will receive an email regarding their hall ticket between 05th & 09th May 2018


Exam Centres

  • The Exam will be offered in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi, Ranchi, Patna, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram and possibly other cities, depending on the number of applications received from a particular region
  • The exam will be delivered online in real time and will be in two parts: (a) to test the applicant’s English language skills and facility and (b) the awareness of current affairs and general knowledge. It will also test the candidates’ writing ability and assess their analytical thinking and problem-solving skills. Other procedures may be prescribed for candidates from abroad


 Entrance Exam

  • Morning Session: 9.00 am to 02.00 pm English (Paper Pattern)
  • Tea Break: 11.30 am - 12 noon
  • Afternoon Session: 12 pm to 1.30 pm General Knowledge (Paper pattern)
  • (The paper pattern may change this year as the exam will be delivered online)



  • Applicants who have done well in the entrance examination will be invited to an interview at the college between 01st week of June 2018
  • Admission results will be announced on 30th May and 03rd June 2018


ACJ Entrance Exam 2018 Application Procedure

  • Application Form may either be submitted ONLINE or DOWNLOADED and completed
  • Application whether online or hard copy will need to be sent along with an application fee of Rs.2000/-
  • Candidates applying for both programmes need to pay only a consolidated processing fee of Rs.3000/- the fee can be remitted as an online transfer or sent as a Demand Draft in favour of “Media Development Foundation”, payable at Chennai with your reference number, full name, email id and mobile number written on the back of the DD
  • In the case of online transfer the applicant will be directed to the Online Payment gateway once the form is completely filled
  • The applicant is requested to keep Credit Card/ Debit card/ Net Banking details ready for making the payment. The applicant using the payment gateway service is required to pay the convenience fee as prescribed by the service
  • SC/ST applicants are exempt from the application fee on production of their community certificates


ACJ Chennai

Media Development Foundation, Asian College of Journalism, Second Main Road, (Behind M.S Swaminathan Research Foundation) Taramani, Chennai-600113, Tel: 91-44-22542840/22542842, Email asian_media@asianmedia.org.in, Website https://asianmedia.org.in