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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 2015.

Students who have sought time to provide documentary proof of their having completed bachelor’s degree, but fail to do so by the February 2015 deadline will not be eligible to appear for the campus placement tests/interviews nor for the postgraduate diplomas.


The application form may either be submitted ONLINE or DOWNLOADED and completed.

Application whether online or hard copy will need to be sent along with an application fee of Rs 1000/-

For details on the application fee and procedures please click here


After a careful assessment of applications, short-listed candidates will be required to take an entrance examination on Sunday, May 11, 2014. Should this date change because of the election schedule, there will be an announcement on the college website.

The examination will be offered in Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin, Bangalore,Chennai, Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai, New Delhi, and possibly other cities, depending on the number of applications received from a particular region.

The examination will be in two parts: (a) to test the applicant’s English language skills and facility and (b) the awareness of current affairs and general knowledge. It will also test the candidates’ writing ability and assess their analytical thinking and problem-solving skills. Other procedures may be prescribed for candidates from abroad.


Morning Session: 9.30 am to 11.30 am English (Paper Pattern)
Tea Break: 11.30 am – 12 noon
Afternoon Session: 12 pm to 1.30 pm General Knowledge (Paper pattern)



Applicants who have done well in the entrance examination will be invited to an interview at the college between June 2 and 7, 2014.

Admission results will be announced on June 9, 2014.

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