IIPM Enters Media Education
- Faculty of award-winning reporters, columnists, authors, magazine editors, documentary filmmakers, and digital media specialists.
- Bilingual training to be imparted
Kolkata 21st June 2010: IIPM, the leading management institution in the country, imparting real global education to aspiring managers, has now entered the rapidly growing and socially crucial arena of media education. In keeping with its motto of Dare to Think Beyond, the one year post graduate diploma being offered by The Sunday Indian (TSI) School of Journalism aims to bring about a breath of fresh air and industry relevance to media education. The Sunday Indian School of Journalism will be truly exclusive with an intake of only 36 students per batch, allowing students to get personalized attention and training from some of the best journalists in India.
The Sunday Indian School of Journalism is committed to educating a new generation of journalists who will uphold the highest standards of journalism. The course is intensive, rigorous and demanding, set against a backdrop that permits exploring diversity in a number of ways, engaging in serious intellectual inquiry, and debating a variety of opinions with the strength of interdisciplinary investigation. The quality, vitality and innovation of our programme match the best in the field, providing the foundation and opportunity for students not only to succeed, but to shape the future of journalism.
Commenting on the occasion Mr. Sutanu Guru, Managing Editor of The Sunday Indian and Dean of TSIJ said “Our 37 years of experience in the field of education and the platform of ‘The Sunday Indian’ the only news weekly to be published simultaneously in 14 languages have helped create a unique curriculum for the aspiring journalist of tomorrow. We have crafted a unique blend of classroom training and real life exposures to create journalists who will not only be top notch professionals but also uphold the values of this socially relevant profession”
The faculty includes award-winning reporters, columnists, authors, magazine editors, documentary filmmakers, and digital media specialists. They bring to our course their experienced, independent thinking with motivation that comes from their history of personal accomplishments. They are deeply committed to teaching, challenging, and supporting their students.
Soumya Bannerjee, a well known journalist who has worked with Ananda Bazaar Patrika and who will be closely associated with TSI School of Journalism Kolkata campus, said “Journalists cannot be manufactured; they have to grow from within. In future, youngsters have to become total journalists, like total footballers. And for that, one has to be absolutely passionate about news and journalism"
In addition, all students at the school will have to compulsorily undergo bilingual training in the art and craft of journalism. In today's rapidly changing world, being bilingual, and even multilingual, is very important for enhanced career prospects. Renowned journalist and Ashoka Scholar Pritha Sen opined "What is critical today to be a responsible journalist or information provider is a reaffirmation of the very basic tenets of journalism – thoroughness, accuracy, fairness and independence. Only an exceptional journalism school can teach all of this and the fifth overarching component – transparency.”
Apart from Kolkata, The Sunday Indian School of Journalism will have campuses in Pune, Bengaluru, Chandigarh and Delhi. Courses are scheduled to commence on July 30, 2010. Aspiring students and parents can send a mail to info@thesundayindianschool of journalism for more details.