Times School of Journal
About Times School of Journal
Tracing its roots to 1838, the Times Group is India’s largest media house with a dominant presence across all media platforms and a footprint spanning the whole of Indian sub-continent. The flagship daily of the group – The Times of India – is today the largest English newspaper in the world with its sister publication – The Economic Times being world’s second-largest English business daily.
With the mainstay of the group being creation and distribution of content, the Times Group employs some of the best minds in the business, who constantly endeavour to set new benchmarks in providing cutting-edge news, views and analysis to a varied section of the society – day in and day out.
With the objective of promoting excellence in the field of media, the Times Group set up the Times Centre for Media Studies in Delhi (now known as Times Centre for Media and Management Studies) in 1985 with a one-of-its-kind year-long programme in Social Journalism, which soon became the talk of the town as it was the first such offering by any media house in India. In the years to come the journalism courses were transcribed into a new unit called The Times School of Journalism.
In 1990, TCMS added another school for marketing aspirants called Times School of Marketing (now known as the Times School of Marketing and Management). The vision for the school was to build young graduates tuned to the discipline of media-marketing as well as giving them a definitive insight into the workings of the Times Group. The annual programme was planned with the objective of giving an overview on all management functions with a deep insight into the discipline of marketing – with emphasis on media marketing and advertising.
Since then, TCMMS, TSJ and TSM have been grooming young minds and training them as successful media professionals – many of whom are leaders and experts in their chosen field. Apart from running Post-Graduate programmes in journalism and marketing from its premises at New Delhi, TCMS has also run specialized courses on Sales Management, Private Equity and of late a path-breaking programme in Business Journalism – which draws its strength from the dominance the Times Group has in business news.
The various programmes run by the Times Group under the aegis of TCMMS, TSM and TSJ are autonomous courses and not linked to any educational bodies overseen by the government agencies. This, however, is not an impediment as the Times Group – thanks to its leadership position in media, has the best in-house and external faculty – which give it that edge which no other private or university-governed media/journalism school can strive to achieve. The courses have been readily accepted by corporate world and the students passing from this hallowed institution are always sought after by other reputed media houses, non-media companies and even government bodies.
Courses offered by the Times School of Journalism:
After 6 months of class-room training, students can opt for specialisation in any one of the following subject:
• Candidate must have completed graduation from the recognized University with at least 50 % aggregate to be eligible for this journalism course. Candidates who belong to the reservation categories are exempted in the above mentioned eligibility criterion. Furthermore, candidates who belong to the Defense background are also offered relaxation of 5% in the above mentioned eligibility criterion.
• Candidate must be less than 27 years of age.
• Candidates who are Diploma holders in both the 10+2 as well as Under Graduate level are eligible enough to apply for the course.
Application are available from : March
• Last date for submission of application forms: 3rd week of May
• Date of Entrance Examination: Last week of June
The General Journalism exam will be of 3 hours. Those who opt for Business specialization will have to additionally appear for the business exam module of 1 hour. This test will be held on the same day and timing will be immediately after the General Journalism exam is over. Candidates can opt to sit for the all-India exam to be held in all those places where there is an edition of Times of India.
The general exam for the PG Diploma (Journalism) programme will have a mix of the following:
The exam for business specialization module will have questions on:
A candidate who is writing this exam should have a well structured plan. The topics in the syllabus should be covered in timely manner. For the candidates many reference books and study materials are available in the market. You can also get this study materials and information’s from the net too. Candidate should go through the previous year question papers and should conduct mock test for evaluating yourself. Coaching centers will also help you in scoring good marks.
Courtesy : TSJ website