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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 ten months full time 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.

At St Paul's Institute of Communication Education, Mumbai, we embrace change - and the Diploma-Journalism- 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

Meritorious students will be offered upto Rs. 50,000 scholarship.*

*Subject to student's performance at entrance test and management decision.

Why should you sign up for this Diploma in Journalism ?

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 to 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 in this course. Students are continuously assessed by a variety of methods including essays, presentations, and participation in class.

The institute released Application Forms (Online mode/ Offline –Print copies) in the month of February 2019.


On campus 26-Mar-19 Tuesday
  9.30 am 
Online 29-Mar-19 Friday 11am onwards

Entrance exams are followed by a personal interview conducted on the same day.

Please contact for more information or call +91-9769905813


  • 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
  • Applicants from any discipline may apply-Arts, B Commerce, Science, B.Sc IT, BAFT, BMM, BMS, Engineering, B Tech, MBA, Hotel Management, etc., -who have completed their graduation (12+3) from a recognized Indian University
  • Students who are awaiting their examination (third year graduate level) results are eligible to apply for the Postgraduate Programmes.
  • Applicants must be between 21- 35 years of age
  • As English is the language of instruction at St Pauls Institute of Communication Education, Mumbai, proficiency in speaking, listening to, reading and writing English is essential.
  • 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 ( most recent exam undertaken) mark sheet
  • Application Fee is Rs.1500 (Payable by cash or cheque in the name of SPICE)

Please contact for more information or call +91-9769905813

The office address is: St Pauls Media Complex, 2nd Floor, 24th Road, TPS III, Bandra West, Mumbai 400050

  • Students will be evaluated on grammar, general knowledge and analytic skills, and knowledge of the industry.
  • 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.
  • The programme will commence on Monday, July 9, 2018
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.2,89,100/-  (Inclusive of Tax) Rs 2,89,100/- (Inclusive of Tax)

*A deposit of INR 20,000 will be collected in the First Semester from the students of Journalism against the use of studio equipment including DSLR cameras,   mics, etc. In case of a student damaging the equipment or returning it incomplete against the register, the deposit will be debited proportionately. Otherwise, it   will be refunded at the completion of the course.

Government Taxes are liable to changes.

The fee is payable in full or maximum two 50% part installments (as per the specialization):

  1. 1st Instalment: On acceptance of admission * 
  2. 2nd Instalment: Before 14th of August, 2019 **
    Rs 1,44,550  (Inclusive of Tax)*/** Rs 1,44,550 (Inclusive of Tax)*/**

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

Payment mode: All cheque/DD payments must be addressed to SPICE

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. Upon commencement of the course, no refund of fees is permissible.

For Student Loan Assistance 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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