The Birmingham City University has instituted a scholarship in the name of N. Ram, Editor-in-Chief, The Hindu, for Masters' studies in journalism at the Birmingham School of Media from the current year.
The “N. Ram Scholarship,” which will provide full academic fees, will be worth around £10,000 and will be open exclusively to graduates of the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ), Chennai. The awardee will be selected jointly by The Hindu, the ACJ and the Birmingham City University.
“Birmingham City University is delighted to offer the N. Ram Scholarship as an annual graduate prize starting from Summer 2011. The University's Media School, ranked in the United Kingdom's top 5, has a strategy of linking with top journalism and media schools around the world for research and knowledge exchange. The Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) in Chennai certainly fits that category. The School of Media prides itself also on its connections to top media organisations, including the BBC, The Guardian newspaper and SKY TV. Through the involvement of Mr. Ram, Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu, the School is pleased to extend those relationships at a high level in India. Mr. Ram is associated with the highest possible standards in journalism, standards which the University expects from its media and journalism graduates,” said John Kirk, head of International and Business Development, Faculty of Performance, Media and English, at the University.
John Kirk, Sharafath Yoosuf and Bob Calver from the University will be in Chennai to launch the scholarship and give seminars at the ACJ from July 26 to August 4, a communication from the University added.