A Bachelor’s Degree is mandatory. Graduates in any discipline are eligible to apply for admission to the ACJ.

Candidates who are yet to write their undergraduate degree examination (because of the delay due to the lockdown) as well as those awaiting the results of their undergraduate examination are also eligible to apply.

Enrolled students should provide their mark sheet or degree certificate to the Registrar ideally within the first week of commencement of classes. However, since the undergraduate exam results are likely to be delayed, more time may be given for submission of the certificates. All 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.

Date for Application extended until May 11, 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.

The personal online interview which was to follow the online entrance test is being dispensed with.

Candidates who seek counseling to decide their specialization and integrated courses, or more information on the unique advantages of the ACJ-Bloomberg programme, may please contact 91-44-22542842-44/47/40 and will be referred to the appropriate member of the faculty who can assist them.

The entrance test results are being intimated to successful students individually by email.

(*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.)

All the dates mentioned above are subject to change depending on the situation.

The start of the academic year 2020-21 will be suitably deferred to after the undergraduate degree examination is held by universities across India.

In the eventuality of lockdown conditions persisting over a long period, please be assured that ACJ has the inbuilt technology, digital firepower and professional capability and skillsets to deliver its postgraduate programme online until conditions are congenial to transit to offline classes.