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Institute to offer TV journalism from this year

THE INDIAN Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) has expanded its curriculum to include Television Journalism in the academic year 2004-05. Scheduled to commence in August, the institute's programme will include one-year diploma training. The institute also runs post-graduate diploma courses in television, print and web journalism.

The TV Journalism programme will help students master the techniques of writing and editing broadcast news material. The students will learn the basics of television reporting skills, how to shoot interviews and news reports and get an insight into the nuances of editing and news presentation techniques, according to the institute's associate dean, Anand Sagar. The students will be involved in regular course work as reporters, camerapersons, writers and producers, using sophisticated TV production equipment and editing software.


STILL ON journalism training, the Bangalore-based Sri Sri Centre for Media Studies has invited applications for its one-year postgraduate diploma programme in print and broadcast journalism. The programme, according to the institute people, is a careful mix of academic work and hands-on training.

The students bring out their fortnightly newspaper, "Dateline Bangalore".

Selection is based on a four-hour entrance test, covering proficiency in English language, general knowledge and professional aptitude. The test will be held in six cities on June 20, followed by a personal interview of the short-listed candidates.

Graduates or postgraduates in any discipline (Science, Humanities, Arts, Commerce, Literature, Psychology, etc.) with a minimum of 50 per cent marks in the aggregate may apply. The last date for receiving applications is May 31. For more details, contact the centre on Ph: 26557572; website,, or email:

Technotsav 2004

THE BANGALORE-BASED Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology will organise "Technotsav 2004", its annual inter-collegiate technical festival, on May 11. Among the events lined up for the festival are competitions in technical paper presentation "Technical Plethora", a hardware project presentation, "Monseigneur Hard", a software project presentation, "Soft Boomerang", a technological quiz "Question Mark", debugging and optimisation "Lost in", a webpage designing "Byte Boutique", technological creative writing "Beyond Limits", a technological treasure hunt "Quest" and gaming "Doomed." For more details, call Ph: 28467248 or 28477024, website

Pantheon 04

THE RNS Institute of Technology will conduct its annual inter-college festival, "Pantheon 04" from Thursday. Cricketer Anil Kumble will inaugurate the festival. Along with all the usual campus events connected with such festivals, Pantheon 04 will also witness a major rock music competition. The rock competition starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Bands such as Myndsnare, Bhoomi, Synapse, Millikans Oil Drops, Symptom Now, Moral Collapse, Farenheit and Medicis from Pondicherry will perform. The winning band will perform from 6 p.m. There will also be rock show with the Kochi-band Motherjane performing. The opening act will be by the Bangalore rock band, Threnody.

and K. Satyamurty

By Rasheed Kappan and K. Satyamurty

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