Times School of Journalism
 
 

Faculty

The core faculty at TSJ consists of professionals – mainly senior journalists – who are working across Times Group brands like Times of India, Economic Times, ET Now, timesofindia.com, economictimes.com etc. Apart from ensuring relevant education being imparted by active journalists, students benefit vastly when during their internship period the very same teachers become their seniors/bosses at work.

 

Being part of India’s largest media house gives us immense strength by way of access to a wide pool of professionals within Times Group and Indian media and non-media companies. Dedicated faculty from prestigious institutions like Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi, IIMs, IIFT, MICA, etc, are part of our regular visiting faculty. Similarly, media practitioners from organization like The Telegraph, Outlook, Mint, PTI, Hindustan Times, Caravan, etc, take time out of their busy schedule to come and share their knowledge and experiences with our students.

 

Team: The TSJ program is administered by the Times of India Brand team, headed by Executive President of Bennett Coleman and Company Limited, Mr. Rahul Kansal with active support from Times of India Group media brands like TOI, ET, ETNOW, timesofindia.com, ZoOm, etc. The course curriculum and academic inputs are drawn up by senior editors of Times Group brands, who also are involved in imparting classroom and on-the-job training.

 

The day-to-day affairs of the school is managed by a three member team comprising of Chief Mentor, Mr. Shekhar Bhatia (former Editor of top newspapers like The Telegraph, The Times of India and The Hindustan Times), Course Director, Ms. Shruba Mukherjee (former journalist with nearly 20 years of experience at PTI, ABP and Deccan Herald) and Principal, Mr. Devlin Roy (former journalist and a media professional with over 20 years of experience at Pioneer, PTI, The Telegraph, Observer of Business & Politics etc, and currently a member of the Corporate Strategy Group of Bennett, Coleman and Company Limited). Among the regular faculty are senior journalists from Times of India Group like Associate Editor, Mr. Kingshuk Mukherjee, Editor (Policy) Mr. Surojit Gupta, Associate Editor, Mr. Shankar Raghuraman, Senior Editors - Mr. Avijit Ghosh, Mr. Vinay Pandey, Ms. Rumu Banerjee, Ms. Nandita Sengupta, Mr. Amit Bhattacharya and others including senior designers and production staff.
 

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Jug Suraiya, Columnist & Former Edit Page Editor, Times of India

If you’re looking for a high-trajectory career in journalism you won’t find a better launching pad than TSJ. The countdown to take-off begins on Day One.

Ranjan Roy, Sr. Editor, Times of India

TSJ gives the opportunity to learn the craft of journalism from the best minds in the industry. The unique pedagogy and hands-on training at various Times newsrooms, is an experience which not many media schools can offer.

Prof.A.S.Narag, Faculty of Management Studies(FMS), University of Delhi

The Times Group has been offering a unique learning programme over the years which has carved a niche for itself.

Manoj Mitta, Sr. Editor, Times of India

Twenty five years into the profession, I still owe much of what I know about the craft of journalism to what I had learnt in this school.

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Anshul Chaturvedi (Editor, Delhi Times)

The young people who come through the TSJ route have the unique advantage of having a front row seat to observe how the country's biggest media conglomerate connects to other young people, much like themselves, and how it thinks the way they do. It's no secret that practical work exposure counts for as much - if not more - than the classroom in a profession like this one; when you club tight, focused classroom learning with real work exposure with an organisation as big as the Times, you've got a big, big advantage over your contemporaries looking to crack their way into the competitive world of the media.

Sandipan Deb, Former Managing Editor, Outlook, Founder-Editor, Open

While the curriculum at TSJ covers all the important aspects of
journalism, the interactive teaching process encourages independent thinking and curiosity. Teaching these intelligent and eager students was a stimulating experience for me.

Novy Kapadia, Sports Columnist with The Telegraph, Deccan Chronicle and Asian Age and Associate Professor (English), Delhi University

TSJ is an ideal training school for young people aspiring to join the media. It has excellent facilities, a vigorous and thought-provoking curriculum, exposure to experts in various fields of journalism and ample exposure trips to newsworthy locations. Developing writing skills, improving reading habits, editing, page making and learning production, the students get exposed to all aspects of media work, which helps them in their careers. Attention is given to details and the environment in TSJ is very professional.

The diversity of the students, who come from various cities of India
also makes the class competitive and interesting to teach.

Jyotsna Singh, senior media consultant with BBC

One thing that really strikes about TSJ is the solid PRACTICAL BASE and GROOMING it provides its students that can help them glide smoothly into an increasingly competitive media world.

Dr. S.C. Gupta, Senior Faculty Member

In view of the fact that I have been associated with Times School since its inception, I must say that this is an un-paralleled institute, committed to impart education par excellence & providing student’s bright career at all times.

Ramesh Tahiliani, Faculty

Rapid fire and intelligent questions along with continuous interactivity that makes me think on my feet and brings out the best in both the student and the teacher is how I will describe my experience at Times School.

Dr. Devendra Kumar, Senior Faculty Member

We inspire excellence after Aristotle, who said, 'Excellence then, is a habit'

Pro. A.K. Sengupta, Former Dean, IIFT

I have been associated with the School since inception. I have been teaching International Marketing and the students are extremely good and of high caliber. I enjoyed teaching them. This reflects the meticulous methodology applied by the School in selecting candidates. I also had the opportunity to meet some of the alma mater of the School who are occupying high positions in Times Group and elsewhere. They are extremely successful in their career with the inputs that they received from here.