The year-long full-time PG Diploma programme in Journalism in English and Hindi offered by Times School of Journalism (TSJ) is a top-of-the-line course run with the sole objective of creating fully-trained journalists for leading media organisations. The academic year consists of class-room training and hands-on practical training at news rooms across various Times Group and other media companies.
Times School of Journalism: The best in media studies
With the objective of promoting excellence in the field of media, the Times Group set up the Times Centre for Media Studies in Delhi (now known as Times Centre for Media and Management Studies) in 1985 with a one-of-its-kind year-long programme in Social Journalism, which soon became the talk of the town as it was the first such offering by any media house in India. In the years to come the journalism courses were transcribed into a new unit - The Times School of Journalism (TSJ).
In 1990, TCMS added another school for marketing aspirants called Times School of Marketing (now known as the Times School of Marketing and Management). The vision for the school was to build young graduates tuned to the discipline of media-marketing as well as giving them a definitive insight into the workings of the Times Group. The annual programme was planned with the objective of giving an overview on all management functions with a deep insight into the discipline of marketing – with emphasis on media marketing and advertising.
Currently, the education business of Times Group is administered by 3 learning centres – TCMMS, TSM and TSJ – with the sole objective of grooming young minds and training them as successful media professionals – many of whom are leaders and experts in their chosen field.
Apart from running Post-Graduate programmes in journalism and marketing from its premises at New Delhi, TCMS has also run specialized courses on Sales Management, Private Equity and of late a path-breaking programme in Business Journalism – which draws its strength from the dominance the Times Group has in Business News.
What makes these programmes different than those run by other media/non-media entities is the integration these programmes have with the core businesses of Times Group – which means that not only do our in-house experts teach their trade to students in classrooms, but also do mentoring with individual guidance for each student when they go for their training/internship stint at various Times Group entities across India. This internship exposure of working with some of world’s largest brands and getting trained by the best in the business is not offered by any other media/non-media owned media/journalism school.
The course curriculum of each of the programmes not only have a unique blend of class-room teaching and hands-on training - but thanks to leveraging its leadership position in media, the Times Group is able to ensure that the best in-house and external faculty teach the students– which give it that edge which no other private or university-governed media/journalism school can strive to achieve. This makes the programmes far superior to run-of-the-mill programmes which have to opt for the standard curriculum format needed for getting government recognition. In short, rather than following the prescribed standard needed for government certification, Times Group has carved a niche for itself in designing a curriculum that is more tuned to the industry needs and market realities.
PG Diploma (Journalism) English & Hindi
The year-long full-time PG Diploma programme in Journalism offered by Times School of Journalism (TSJ) operates with the sole objective of churning out fully-trained journalists and content professionals for leading media organisations - not just in India, but abroad. The programme designed to be a top-of-the-line course, enables students to learn the art of reporting, writing, editing, designing, scripting, programming etc in its state-of-the-art facilities - which includes a fully-functional news room and a TV studio enabling students to get exposure on all aspects of print publishing, online content systems and Broadcast journalism.
The students are selected based on a All-India written examination, which is followed by personal interview at Delhi and other metros. Students can download the form from the website and submit a non-refundable fee for appearing for the exams. They also need to attach copies of relevant certificates with the application form and also answer why they are interested in doing the course.
The academic year consists of class-room training and hands-on practical training at news rooms across various Times Group and other media companies. The students are given the choice to specialise in Business, Sports and General which includes Lifestyle/Entertainment and Civic/Political journalism. However, what makes this course different from other run-of-the mill journalism programmes is its integration with Times Group businesses – which mean that not only do our in-house experts teach relevant topics in classrooms, but also mentor them individually.
The alumni of TSJ - working in other leading media organisations, also come to teach their juniors on a regular basis. Apart from experienced journalists, TSJ faculty also comprises of hand-picked members of the academia who are committed and are successful practitioners of their trade. Those who perform well during class-room training and later during internship, stand a chance to get directly absorbed in various Times Group brands across various locations in India.