Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media Bangalore announces Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism (PGDJ) Admission 2024, Apply now


IIJNM Bangalore PG Diploma in Journalism Admission 2024 – Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore invites application for admission to Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism (PGDJ) Program for the session 2024.



  • The Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media (IIJNM) stands out as one of South Asia’s premier post-graduate institutions for journalism and media studies. Situated in Bangalore, the hub of India’s thriving tech sector, the institute provides a comprehensive curriculum blending theoretical knowledge with hands-on experience, equipping graduates for diverse roles in the media field. In collaboration with Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, IIJNM has crafted programs in print, television, radio, and multimedia journalism that reflect cutting-edge industry standards and technological advancements.


Important Dates

  • Registration: July 20, 2024
  • Start of 1st semester: July 22, 2024
  • End of 1st semester: December 20, 2024
  • Semester break: December 21, 2024 to January 5, 2025
  • Start of 2nd semester: January 6, 2025
  • End of 2nd semester: May 5, 2025
  • Graduation ceremony: May 9, 2025
  • Placements/internships: May 12, 2025


Eligibility Criteria

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism (PGDJ): A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline is required. Applicants awaiting final year examination results or who will be graduating this year may also apply.


Application Process

  • Complete the application form (online https://www.iijnm.org/ or hard copy)
  • Upload or attach a photocopy of your marks transcripts and degree certificates. Students awaiting final examination results may submit their provisional degree certificates or the latest marks transcripts.
  • Upload or attach the required essay: Describe a recent event that has received major national or international attention, and how it affected you (between 600 and 750 words).
  • Pay Rs. 1500 towards the application processing fee to place your application on active review.
  • The application processing fee may be paid using a Credit/Debit card/Net Banking/UPI (for online applications), or bank draft/pay order (payable at Bangalore) drawn in favour of “IIJNM Bangalore” for physical applications.
  • If you choose Physical Application (hard copy instead of online), send completed form to: Admissions Processing Office, Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media, No. 502, 5th ‘C’ Main, 5th Cross, 2nd Block, HRBR Layout, Kalyana Nagar, Bangalore –560 043 India Tel: 080-2545 2564 / 2545 2565; Fax: 080-2545 2563 E-mail: [email protected]


Early Application Deadline:


  • Early applications must be submitted prior to March 31, 2024 to avail a concession of ₹ 20,000. We encourage submitting applications early to assure quick completion of the admission process to the limited number of seats. Those awaiting college examination results may be given conditional admission.


Selection Process

  • Selection Will be based on Admission Test and Personal Interview:
  • Admission tests and personal interviews will be held at the following cities:
  • Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, Ranchi

For more details and apply please visit the official website