A Bachelor’s degree is mandatory. Graduates in any discipline are eligible to apply for admission to the following:

  • ACJ-Bloomberg Business and Financial Journalism programme and
  • ACJ Integrated Multimedia Journalism programme.

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, if 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 March 2024.

Application Procedure

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 2360/- (inclusive of GST @ 18%). Candidates applying for both programmes need to pay only one application fee. 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 accompanies 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.


Application Forms will be processed only if they are complete in all respects and on receipt of the application fee.

Entrance Test & Interview

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

From this year the process of the online entrance test and the online interview that follows it will be ongoing and held at regular intervals. Candidates applying for either or both of the programmes will be intimated, within a week of receipt of the completed application,

  1. a) the date and time of the online test, and
  2. b) date and time of the online interview to follow.

The test will assess the candidate’s English language skills, general knowledge and awareness of current affairs.

Candidates who seek counselling on the two postgraduate diploma programmes, may please call 91-44-22542842/43/44/45 or email admissionacj@gmail.com. They will be referred to the appropriate member/s of the faculty who can assist them.

Candidates selected for admission will receive an email within a week of the completion of the online interview.

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