Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: To cope with the demand for journalism education, the Department of Mass Media & Communication Studies (Formerly Department of Journalism & Communication) and University Industry Community Interaction Centre (UICIC) are jointly offering a six-month part-time diploma programme in print journalism. The course is targeted at college students and professionals such as freelancers, stringers and public relations practitioners.

Classes will be held in the evenings. Academics and professional journalists will handle classes, which will include an intensive hands-on training.

Students will receive training in reporting and writing, editing, editorial design, media management and media laws and ethics.

Application forms can be received from the department on all working days between 10.30 a.m. and 5 p.m. by paying Rs.100. Applicants may also email to:

Last date for submitting applications is October 23, 2006.