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IIMC-Entrance Exam

Posted Date: 18-May-2008  Last Updated:   Category: Education    
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Indian Institute of Mass Communication
The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) is a pioneer institute in the field of media studies. With its thirty years of establishment it has gained recognition from around the world and from UNESCO as a centre of excellence in the field of communication teaching, training and research, providing knowledge and skills to young communicators in a variety of disciplines including print journalism, photo journalism, radio journalism, television journalism, development communication, communication research, advertising and public relations.

The institute conducts an all India level entrance examination for admission to Post Graduate Diploma courses in Journalism and Adversiting & Public Relations in English, Hindi and Oriya languages.

The PG Diploma course in Journalism (English) is offered at New Delhi and Dhenkanal (Orissa) centres of IIMC. The PG Diploma courses in Journalism (Hindi), Advertising and Public Relations, Radio and Television Journalism are offerd at New Delhi centres while PG Diploma in Journalism (Oriya) is offered at Dhenkanal (Orissa).

Eligibility Criteria -
Nationality: Only Indian nationals are eligible to apply for IIMC PG Diploma entrance examination. In addition a limited number of seats are available for NRI candidates.

Essential Qualification: Bachelor's degree in any discipline. Those who have appeared/are appearing for the degree examination are also eligible to apply. If selected, their admission will be subject to their producing a provisional certificate in original from the college/university before 31 August in the year applied for, failing which the provisional admission will stand cancelled.

Desirable Qualification:

1. Post-Graduate degree in any discipline
2. Media-related work experience

Pattern of Entrance Examination -
Test Pattern: The test pattern of IIMC entrance examination is some how similar to CAT. There will be 10 abbreviations, some two marks questions on simple definition, current event things etc. There are long 10 marks questions – both knowledge-based like Indo Russian relations and general ones like your favorite radio and TV program or your favorite ad. Basically the paper checks your language skills, reading comprehension passages etc.

Note: However, the test pattern can vary and it depends on the institute which sets the question papers.

Medium of instruction: The medium of instruction for the entrance examination will be according to the course; e.g. PG Diploma in Journalism (Oriya) will be in Oriya and for PG Diploma in Journalism (English) will be in English and PG Diploma in Journalism (Hindi) will be in Hindi.

Selection -

All the candidates who appear in the written examination will be ranked on the basis of the marks obtained by them. A shortlist will be prepared for each of the courses. The short-listed candidates will be called for a Group Discussion/Interview in first week of July in New Delhi at their own expense. Candidates of Journalism (English) course can also be called for GD/Interview at Kolkata.

The list of candidates to be admitted to the courses will be prepared on the basis of the combined marks obtained by the candidates in the written examination and in the GD/Interview. The weightage for written examination and GD/Interview will be 85:15.

The institute will communicate individually to the selected candidates for interview/admission. However, the institute will not be responsible for postal delay and loss in transit. Any dispute in regard to any matter shall be subject to jurisdiction of Delhi Court only.

Tentative Dates -
Application Form: March/April
Entrance Examination: May
Interview: First week of July

Centres for Examination -
All eligible candidates will be called for the entrance examination at the following centres at their own expense.

New Delhi

Note: Candidates can give their preferences for examination centres. However, the institute has the right to call any candidate for entrance examination at any centres for administrative reasons.

Contact Information -
For more information you can contact the following address:

Indian Institute of Mass Communication
JNU new campus,
Aruna Asif Ali Marg,
New Delhi - 110067, India
Phone: 91-011-26160940/60 (New Delhi)/ 06762 – 226194, 226196 (Dhenkanal)
Fax: 91-0112610 7462 (New Delhi)


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Author: Vidya    22 May 2008Member Level: Gold   Points : 2
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