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The demand for news and news stories is on the rise as people are learning and exploring about what is happening in the world with unlimited access to digital.

At the School of Journalism, the course will also give you an in-depth understanding of the new-media, political, and economic contexts in which today's media are produced and consumed, locally, nationally and internationally. This will equip you to step into a well-informed world.

A new wave of change, e.g. smart phones as a primary screen and the ‘Internet of Things’  is likely to alter the way news and other content is created, distributed, consumed and monetized in India. As journalism professionals, you will write features, news stories, reviews and editorials, as well as develop skills in digital media production, to observe our world and report with exactitude. 

At St Paul's Institute of Communication Education, Mumbai, we embrace change - and the PGP-J - our flagship Journalism course focuses exclusively on principles and practices of journalism, primarily the dynamic media and communications landscape, where traditional communications have had to change and adapt

Why should you sign up for this PGP- J program?

Excellent infrastructure facilities, our TV Broadcast studio, production control and sound workshops offer a combination of traditional tools and the latest technology.

At St Pauls Institute of Communication Education, you will learn from experienced journalists, media producers and academics, while state-of-the-art services and facilities enable you research and recognize news to define your journalistic focus - print or broadcast journalism.

You will benefit from regular guest lectures and master class sessions. Work internships are available at leading publications.

There are no formal examinations on this course. Students are continuously assessed by a variety of methods including essays, presentations, and participation in class.


  • Analysing the news, sectionally, as reader and media professional This includes reports, features, columns, editorials, sports and business news.
  • Principles and practice of Journalism. The role of journalism in the age of New Media, News and Feature Writing, Objectivity, Entertainment, Newsroom Hierarchies, Interviewing, Investigative journalism, the impact of Social Media, Fact Checking, Ethics.
  • Reporting the News. Traditional and new formats for print and digital, with emphasis on recognizing news, finding the peg and using the Inverted Pyramid. This module includes several beats, political, crime, traffic, health, celebrity and lifestyle.
  • Media and the Law – covering Courts, reading case papers, contempt of court, libel and defamation, understanding copyright, intellectual property and infringement of the law thereof, vis a vis content and images.
  • Feature writing. Principles governing writing features, how to write soft and news features, making language an ally, sourcing for ideas.
  • Photography and photo journalism. What is photography, understanding light, using the camera and composition techniques. Field and lab assignments.
  • Design theory and Practice. Introduction, importance and use of Design in Print/Web. Understanding the importance and use of Production-Printing process
  • Computer skills for the media professional. Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel Draw, In-Design, applied to The Enquirer
  • Script Writing for various formats. Documentaries, videos, mobile videos. From brainstorming to completion.
  • Research Methods. Concepts, methods, and tools by which the media research is designed, conducted, interpreted, and critically evaluated. Developing skills in literature review, collecting, organizing, interpreting and presenting research data using competent methods. How to guard against plagiarism though citations and references.
  • Introduction to PR and its impact on today’s newsrooms
  • Introduction to Advertising and the role on marketing for news agencies
  • Remedial English. Undoing common mistakes, learning to write from a fresh perspective.
  • Introduction to Television. TV writing formats, Division of a Newsroom, Writing Exercises, doing Pierce to Camera, Writing Packages.
  • Sound studio. Understanding Acoustic Theory, Audio formats, introduction to non-linear sound editing.
  • Masterclasses


  • Creative Writing for all
  • Video Editing
  • Sound module continued. Using Pro-tools, Recording, Mixing, Editing. Preparing for Creative Editing with individual audios with script, missing, mastering outputting.
  • Digital journalism. Introduction, Getting Started, Digital Media Listening, Newsroom Strategy, News Dissemination, Collaborative journalism, Advocacy and Ethics
  • Film Journalism. Changes in perception, how to get an interview, keeping in mind publicity needs, working to deadlines, building rapport.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility with live projects - Nuances of Public Relations will be addressed.


  • Building television newscasts
  • Facing the camera
  • Television anchoring
  • Class and field projects
  • Final presentation
  • Video Editing – Final Cut Pro


  • Writing editorials, Columns, Opinion, Reviews
  • Multi-platform presentation of articles (using video, photography, sound)
  • Long form writing
  • Magazine journalism
  • Practicals and field work
  • Video Editing in Premier Pro

The Application Form needs to be filled-in at SPICE, Mumbai or online. Kindly furnish the documents:

  • One Passport size photograph
  • Original & Xerox copy of photo ID address proof
  • Original and Xerox copy of the 6th Semester mark sheet. Students awaiting the degree results may submit the Xerox copies of the 5th Semester mark sheet
  • Application Fee is Rs.1500 (Payable by cash or cheque in the name of SPICE)

Entrance Exam will be held at SPICE, Mumbai on Tuesday, 27th June 2017.

The entrance test will evaluate your general awareness on media, reasoning and analytical abilities and language skills.
The entrance exam will be followed by a personal interview with the Course Director on the same day

Selected candidates will be intimated via email, with further instructions on completion of formalities and joining the programme.

Carol Andrade

Dean Carol Andrade is a professor at the School of Journalism. A great believer in the value of sub-editing over reporting, she has worked with The Times of India, Mid-Day, The Afternoon Despatch and Courier on both news and features. Carol Andrade is a veteran of journalism in Mumbai since 1974 and likes to write about her travels. She enjoys technology and keeps her lectures interactive for students.

Rs 2,65,500 (Inclusive of Tax) Rs 2,77,300 (Inclusive of Tax)

Government Taxes are liable to changes.

The fee is payable in full or two 50% part installments:

  1. 1st Instalment: On acceptance of admission 
  2. 2nd Instalment: On or before 14th of August, 2017

The fee can be paid by Cheque, DD, NEFT, Cash to the following bank details:

SPICE (A Unit of Bombay St Paul Society)

A/c no. 0157053000053874

The South Indian Bank LTD,

0157 Mumbai - Bandra Branch

IFSC Code: SIBL0000157.

  1. Cheque/Demand drafts should be drawn in favour of “SPICE” at the address mentioned above.
  2. In case of NEFT payment, specify your name & course in the particulars: FirstName_LastName_Programme
  3. In the case of cash, PAN details to be provided.


Note: Fees once paid will not be refunded.

Lodging Facility:
The institute will provide lodging facility on campus for girls on a first-come-first-serve basis.

For Student Loan Assitance Contact: 

Premila D'Souza - Chief Manager - Branch Head 

Bandra Branch

Citizen Credit Co-Operative Bank

Tel: 022 2640 8717/ 2642 8293



Carlton Pereira - Branch Head

Turner Road Branch

Tel: 022 2643 0709




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