Asian College of Journalism Chennai

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Asian College of Journalism Chennai

Asian College of Journalism ( ACJ ), Chennai was established in 1994 by the Indian Express group, offering only a print course. In 2000, ACJ was taken over by the not for profit Trust founded by journalist and media entrepreneur, Sashi Kumar and was shifted to Chennai, in the same location as the old Hindu office on Wallajah Road. ACJ now comes under the aegis of the Media Development Foundation headed by chairman Sashi Kumar. For the first two years in in Chennai ACJ was headed by K Thomas Oommen. Oommen was a veteran who had set up the Times Foundation school for Journalism in the 1980s and was part of IIMC, Delhi in the 1970s.

The Asian College of Journalism is dedicated to the task of producing such journalists. ACJ is a postgraduate college designed to provide students with world class journalism education adapted to the specific needs of India and other developing countries in Asia. ACJ seeks to prepare their graduates to achieve the highest standards in all branches of the profession, keeping in focus the trend and thrust of convergence in the media, and the consequent demands for multiple skills made on the contemporary journalist.

Asian College Campus

ACJ’s new campus at Taramani, Chennai, has a built up area of 80,000 sq feet and comprises the college and the residential blocks, both four stores high. The college complex includes ten large computer labs; eight classrooms, big and small, fitted with modern teaching aids; a large hi – tech multimedia lecture hall; a commodious canteen and a student’s common rooms. All students have access to computers with high speed connectivity, LAN networking, and software packages.

Facilities of Asian College Chennai

  • Library
  • Computer Labs
  • Classrooms
  • Lecture Hall
  • Seminar Room
  • Conference Halls

Asian Journalism College Placement Cell

The College counsels students on placement and assists them by arranging on – and off – campus interviews from mid April. ACJ has become the preferred destination for media organisations in search of talented and capable young recruits. ACJ graduates are currently working in news organisations throughout India and in some other South Asian countries.

Among the media employers of ACJ graduates are The Times of India, The Economic Times, The Hindu, The Indian Express, The New Indian Express, Mint, The Asian Age, The Telegraph, The Statesman, The Hindustan Times, Frontline, Business Standard, Business Line, Digit, UNI, NDTV, CNN – IBN, Times Now, CNBC, Aaj Tak, Headlines Today, Star News, NewsX, ANI, Reuters, ETV, UTV, TV9, Cricinfo, Sify.com, and Big FM Radio.

Courses Offered by Asian College

Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism

  • Category : Journalism
  • Degree : Diploma
  • Mode : Full Time
  • Medium : Campus

Duration : 1 Year

Basic Eligibility : Graduation

Asian College Contact Details

Name : Asian College of Journalism ( ACJ ),
Location : Second Main Road, Behind M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Taramani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,
Contact No. : 044-22542840 / 22542842 – 47,
Email : asian_media@vsnl.com,
Website : www.asianmedia.org.