Top Journalism College in Mumbai

Any Graduate
10 months
400+ Hours
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The PG Advance Diploma programme in Journalism & Digital Media is a 10-month, full-time course, aimed to train budding journalists with an in-depth understanding of the field. What makes St Pauls Institute (SPICE) the best journalism college in Mumbai? For starters, the course is designed expertly by veteran journalists, and caters to the ever-changing landscape of media, across platforms- print, broadcast, and digital.

The flagship course strikes the perfect balance between theory and practical, application-based learning. With a keen focus on the principles and practices of journalism, students will also learn the art of reporting in both- print and broadcast, with clarity and brevity, as well as anchoring and editing, using some of the industry’s best equipment and software.

To create newsroom-ready journalists, students will learn the ins and outs of managing a newspaper- from story ideation, interviewing, reporting and even on-page editing with Adobe Indesign. With broadcast, on the other hand, students will learn to overcome the hurdle of facing the camera with anchoring- taught by some of the industry’s best; collecting bytes and editing – with Adobe Premiere Pro, and producing professional news bulletins.

Supervised and taught by some of Mumbai’s best journalists, students learn the tricks of the trade-in class and are then sent out into the industry on internships in some of India’s best media houses like the Times of India, Economic Times, Mirror Now and even Star Sports, and thus making it one of India’s best courses in journalism.

Adapting to changing trends is the hallmark of any postgraduate Journalism and Digital Media course in Mumbai. If you’re looking for a PG Diploma in Journalism course in Mumbai, then St Pauls Institute (SPICE) is the perfect choice for you. Read on for the course details.



1Principles and Practices of Journalism
2Newsroom (Print)
3Reporting /Beat Reporting
4The Craft of Storytelling
5Capturing the Image (Digital)
6Design, Photoshop, Graphics
1Newsroom (TV and Digital)
2The Craft of Storytelling
3Capturing the image (Videography)
5Beat Reporting
Dylan D’souza ( Batch 2015- 2016 )
Dylan D’souza ( Batch 2015- 2016 )Digital Media Strategist, Digi Osmosis
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Studying at St Pauls was by the best learning experience I’ve had till date as this institute not only focuses on the theory aspect of the media industry but it also floods you with a tremendous amount of practical knowledge, which is really helpful when you actually get out there in the real world to work. The professors are great and they really get out the best in you and help you realize what you are really good at.
Santia Gora ( Batch 2013- 2014 )
Santia Gora ( Batch 2013- 2014 )Reporter, NDTV India
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We started with the basics; I will never forget the initial lectures in which we got a detailed understanding of news. We also gained first-hand news experience with our student paper, SPICE Enquirer- The Activist. The City Reporting module helped me explore Mumbai, a city to which I was a newcomer. With our Law and Media classes, I was able to enter the ATS Office and the Police Commissioner’s office. While working on a documentary, I got an insight into the lives of the underprivileged and marginalized. During the broadcast module, I became more camera friendly and interviewed politicians. SPICE has brought me to a point where I can proudly call myself a journalist.
Anil Dias ( Batch 2012- 2013)
Anil Dias ( Batch 2012- 2013)Correspondent / Reporter, The Times of India, Sports
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The Journalism course at SPICE is a great learning experience. The faculty is amazing and the experience that the industry experts bring is unbeatable. Everyone at SPICE goes all out to help us with whatever difficulty we have and the facilities provided are great. In short, they leave no stone unturned in ensuring that all our needs (and more) are met.The Journalism course at SPICE is a great learning experience. The faculty is amazing and the experience that the industry experts bring is unbeatable. Everyone at SPICE goes all out to help us with whatever difficulty we have and the facilities provided are great. In short, they leave no stone unturned in ensuring that all our needs (and more) are met.
Monil Shah
Monil Shah Account Manager at - Scarecrow M&C Saatchi
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My journey at SPICE was quite magical. I felt lost after my graduation in Mass Media. I happened to come across courses at St Pauls, and paying heed the guidance as to what all is on offer, I enrolled myself for a PG course in Advertising & IMC which I used to give shape to my career as per my interests. Over time, during the course, I gained a lot of knowledge and practical strategies that benefited me personally and professionally. Studies were not just theoretical but also practical and this exposure made me aware and ready to face the challenges that came my way.
The scenario was comforting, not limiting myself to the classroom but also participating in various events and activities that took place, which helped me be more confident. Not forgetting the faculty team who were so reassuring -my every doubt and decision were analysed and backed by them - and most importantly their observations and work experience added up to the right kind of exposure needed.
My journey at SPICE is now a beautiful cherished memory.
Devesh Dugar
Devesh DugarSr. Solution Strategist at Schbang, Mumbai
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St Pauls is the place where I first got acquainted with advertising and marketing (Adv & IMC) as a post-graduate student. Thanks to the professors there, I instantly fell in love with it. As a newcomer to Mumbai city, St Pauls offered me a family-like feeling and warmth I didn't even have to ask for. This is also where I became more aware of my capabilities and learnt how to channel them well. The best part about the curriculum - apart from the admirable teaching faculty - is that there are no exams, but just a wide range of assignments, giving you a hint of what's waiting out there for you to take on.
Purva Joshi
Purva Joshi Grey Worldwide Account Executive
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I am now working as an Account Executive with Grey Worldwide where I handle three accounts.
Apoorva Agashe
Apoorva Agashe Retainer Reporter in the Crime and Investigations team in Mid- Day,
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I had a lovely time in the institution, the mentors here are very helpful and their advice would help you prosper in life. The staff is very helpful and cooperative and the assignments would help you a lot in your career.
Christalle Fernandes
Christalle FernandesFeatures writer intern at Sunday Mid-day
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I joined the college to understand the field and improve my writing, and it was a memorable journey! It was what made me think of features journalism as a potential career option. We had a great time doing assignments and learning from our professors.
Anurag Gawde
Anurag GawdeAgency Producer - Schbang Motion Pictures
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My course at SPICE really helped me achieve a lot of confidence and success in my field of work.

I gained hands on knowledge in professional communication, production and general etiquettes practiced in the industry.
Sunny Stephen Pammy
Sunny Stephen PammyCopy Supervisor, Ogilvy
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St Pauls gave me a rich experience of what the advertising industry is going to be like.
Till this day I follow the things I learned during my time.
John Doe
John DoeBrand Services Director- Leo Burnett
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St Pauls Institute of Communcation gave me the right foundation to establish myself and my professional route. It gave me the apt platform to build my skills and the right people to interact with (inclusive of the staff, professors and other students). Not to forget, even the guest lecturers that involved the top specialist’s tier, who came for a candid chat gave us so much perspective about life and how they strived through all twists and turns, giving me a reality check at the beginning of my career.
Caroline Fernandes
Caroline FernandesAccount Executive - Adfactors PR
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St Pauls Institute of Communication Education has given me wings to fly high. It has helped me believe that the dream I dreamt, a few years back can be turned into reality! This is one of the best institutes for mass communication. With the amazing faculty and facilities provided here. You won't regret your decision when you join SPICE!
Vivica Dsouza
Vivica DsouzaAccount Executive - Adfactors PR
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St Pauls is an institute that prepares you for every challenge in the media industry. The faculty equips you with the necessary skills and encourages you to chew more than you can bite. The standard of assignments and projects helps you build your portfolio beyond your time at SPICE. Very grateful to have been a part of this institute.
Alagammai M
Alagammai M Management Associate at MSL
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My experience St Pauls was enriching, both academically and personally. The faculty were amazing and really fun and diverse student body fostered a vibrant learning environment.
What is the duration of the course?

This is a ten month course, but one year if you include the internship period

What is the USP of SPICE?

Great infrastructure, constant updating of curriculum based on market needs, faculty from the industry and a willingness to change based on feedback.

Great atmosphere, engaged teachers, a feeling that you have joined a family. Ask our alumni! 

Do you provide placements?

We guarantee internships for all the students and assist them for final placements. In a lot of cases, the students are offered permanent positions at the places where they intern. Internships have one more advantage. They put you in touch with other internships. In case they are not, every effort is made by the institute to help them in getting placed. 

Is it online or offline?

Due to the pandemic it is conducted online. However, even now the practical aspects of the course are being conducted offline. For the future, it will be a mix of online and offline, to minimize commuting problems for our students and teachers, as well as to save time. Think of an offline/online mix of 70:30. 

What is a average starting salary?

The average salary can vary from Rs.15,000 to Rs.40,000 per month.  Last year, one student made it into a job paying Rs.42,000 per month, three months in to the pandemic. Past experience has shown that salary hikes are quite generous and a student can aspire to earn a minimum of around Rs.6 lakhs per annum or more within a span of three years, if their performance is good

What is the fee for these courses?

The PG in Journalism Course Fee is Rs 2,36,000, inclusive of GST.

How will the entrance exam be conducted?

After your online or offline application, you will be contacted for an entrance examination.  For Mumbai and surrounding areas, these are conducted at our Institute in Mumbai.  However, due to the lockdown, the exams were conducted online. This is followed by a personal / online interview with the head of the programme that you have applied for. 

How do I apply for the course?

You can fill in the application form on the website, upload the documents and make an online payment towards the application form.

The documents required are:

  • One Passport size photograph
  • Original photo ID & address proof
  • Original 6th Semester mark sheet. Students awaiting the degree results may submit the photocopies of the 5th Semester ( most recent exam undertaken) mark sheet
  • Application Fee is Rs.1500 (Non refundable and to be paid online)

You can also contact us on +91-9769905813 / and our counsellor will get in touch with you and guide you through the process. 

How do I prepare for the entrance exam?

The entrance exam has been devised to test your awareness of current affairs, general knowledge and Basic English Grammar so general reading of the daily newspapers and general knowledge will hold you in good stead.

For those who are interested in Journalism, some awareness of Current Affairs is recommended.

What was percentage of students that got placed last year?

Almost 100% of our students were either placed or opted out of the placement procedure for various reasons. Last year due to the pandemic our average was affected but over the year all of the students did get placed.

Journalism students did well, going straight into jobs over six months. That is, about 80 percent. A couple opted for higher studies, the others were not interested in placements.

Is the postgraduate in Journalism and Digital Media program a masters or a diploma program?

It is a post-graduate certificate course, which is well-received by the Media Industry. A look at our website will reveal where our alumni are currently working.  

Is journalism a good career?

It absolutely is! Pursuing journalism gives you opportunities within the media industry not just as a journalist, reporter, or anchor, but also opens doors for opportunities in broader media careers such as content producer, public relations expert, content writer, advertising professional or any field that requires mass communication professionals! 


Click on the Enquire Now button, fill the form & our course coordinator will help you with the admission process

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