A Bachelor’s Degree is mandatory. Graduates in any discipline and students awaiting their degree examination results are eligible to apply for admission to the ACJ. Enrolled students should provide their degree certificate to the Registrar within the first week of commencement of classes. Students awaiting their examination results should provide their degree certificate latest by the end of February 2021.

Application Procedure

The application form may either be submitted ONLINE or DOWNLOAD and completed. Application whether online or hard copy will need to be sent along with an application fee of Rs 2360/- (inclusive of GST @ 18%). Candidates applying for both programmes need to pay only a consolidated processing fee of Rs. 3540/- (inclusive of GST @ 18%). The fee can be remitted as an online transfer or sent as a Demand Draft in favour of “Media Development Foundation”, payable at Chennai. Please ensure that the full name, email id and mobile number of the applicant accompany the payment.

In the case of online transfer the applicant will be directed to the Online Payment gateway once the form is completely filled. The applicant is requested to keep Credit Card/ Debit card/ Net Banking details ready for making the payment. The applicant using the payment gateway service is required to pay the convenience fee as prescribed by the service.

SC/ST applicants are exempt from the application fee on production of their community certificates.

Last date for receiving applications is April 20, 2020.

  • Applicants are required to indicate, in their completed application, both the stream of specialisation and the integration course opted for i.e. Print, New Media and Broadcast.
  • Application Forms will be processed only if they are complete in all respects and on receipt of the application fee.

Entrance Examination & Interview*


After a careful assessment of applications, shortlisted candidates will be required to take an online entrance examination. Candidates can take the examination individually in their homes or at any place where they have access to a computer with internet facility.

The examination will be held online in real time on Sunday, May 17, 2020 between 10 am and 12 noon.

The candidates will receive an email between May 12 and May 15, 2020 detailing the process of connecting online for the examination on May 17.

The two hour long examination will test the candidate’s (a) English language skills and (b) general knowledge and awareness of current affairs.

Applicants shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the entrance examination will be invited to an interview conducted online at an appointed time on any day between May 30 and June 3, 2020.

The names of applicants shortlisted for the interview will be posted on our website by May 23, 2020. The applicants will also be informed individually by email about the date and time of the online interview.

The final admission results will be announced on the ACJ website on June 4, 2020.

(*The procedure detailed above replaces the scheme intimated in this section earlier, which entailed candidates having to take the entrance test at designated test centres across the country and the shortlisted candidates having to come to ACJ in Chennai for the  interviews.)