COURSE AND FEES:
Applications are invited for the sixth batch of SPJS.
COURSE OFFERED: Post-graduate Diploma in English Print Journalism
The entire focus of SPJS is on print journalism. Towards this end, the syllabus will cover the following:
a) Reporting, with special emphasis on news reporting, business reporting, interview techniques and sports reporting;
b) Editing, Headline and Caption Writing;
c) Feature Writing;
d) Newspaper design and Page Make-up;
e) Production Methods;
f) Law of the Press in India;
g) News photography;
h) Specialised writing on environment and legal issues;
i) Understanding India – its institutions, its political and legal framework, its security environment and its neighbours, and
j) Understanding the world – to sensitise students to international institutions and multi-lateral frameworks, with emphasis on three regions of special interest-Asia, Europe and the European Community and the United States.
A STUDENT’S DAY:
Typically, a student’s day will be divided between classroom instruction and field work, including assignments, exposure to the newsroom environment and production techniques. For an hour each day, students will join one of The Statesman’s senior editors to critique the morning’s papers, especially The Statesman, and seek to understand the reasons and compulsions behind story selection, layout, editing and other aspects of production. Each student will be provided with a computer and a digital camera for use during the course.
DURATION OF COURSE
Nine months, commencing August 2013 and concluding May 2014.
Tuition : Rs 80,000
Course materials, periodicals,
Library, field trips : Rs 17,000
The Statesman Style Book : Rs 1,000
Internet charges : Rs 1,000
Convocation fee : Rs 1,000
Total : Rs 100,000 + applicable service tax
Security Deposit (for camera) : Rs 10,000
Upon acceptance of offer : Rs 45,000
On joining the course : Rs 45,000 (including security deposit of Rs. 10,000 for camera)
By 31 October : Rs 20,000
No refund of fee is permitted should a candidate change his/her mind after accepting admission.
Service tax may be applicable.
Applicants must at least be graduates (in any discipline), not more than 25 years old, and possess sound English language skills. Those appearing for final examinations can also apply.