Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), an Internationally-known centre for training and research in Mass Communication and an autonomous body under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt of India, has invited applications for the following Post Graduate Diploma Programmes at various Centres of the Institute, to be held from August 2014 to May 2015.

(i) Journalism (English) atNew Delhi, Dhenkanal (Odisha), Aizawl(Mizoram), Amravati (Maharashtra), Jammu (J&K) and Kottayam (Kerala). There are 62 seats each at New Delhi and Odhisa. At all other centres there are 15 seats.

(ii) Journalism (Hindi), New Delhi (62 seats)
(iii) Radio & Television Journalism, New Delhi (46 seats)
(iv) Advertising and Public Relations, New Delhi (70 seats)
(v) Journalism (Odia) Dhenkanal (Odisha) (23 seats)

Five seats available in each Course for NRIs/NRIs sponsored candidates, for which a separate prescribed application form should be submitted. Applicant should hold a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline. Those who have appeared/are appearing in final degreeexaminations are also eligible to apply.Applicant should have been born on or after 1.8.1989. Those of SC/ST/PH categories born on or after 1.8.1984 and those of OBC born on or after 1.8.1986 are also eligible.

Reservationof seats for SC/ST/PH/OBC categories will be as per Government of India orders. The medium of instruction and examination will be Hindi and/or English. For Journalism (Odia), it will be Odia.

Limited Hostel facility/accommodation will be available at Delhi and Aizawl for outstation girl candidates only. At Dhenkanal, Amravati, Jammu & Kottayam, facilities will be available for both boys and girls. The fee for Journalism (English) and Journalism (Hindi) will be Rs. 55,000/-. For Radio & Television Journalism, it will be Rs. 1,00,000/-. For Advertising and Public Relations, it is Rs. 77,000/- andfor Journalism (Odia), it will be Rs. 30,000/-.

Selection to the Programme will be based on an EntranceExamination to be held on 31stMay 2014 at New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Patna, Lucknow, Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal, Chennai,Jammu, Srinagar, Kochi, Nagpur, Aizawl and Guwahati centres. However, Entrance Examination for Post-graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Odia)will be held on 1stJune 2014 at Bhubaneshwar Centre only.

Question papers of previous years are available at website.

Interview will be held in the last week of June/First week of July, 2014.For Post-graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Odia), it will be held at Dhenkanal (Odisha) and for all other courses, it will be held at New Delhi.

Application forms can be purchased in person or by post.Application forms and prospectus can be obtained on payment of Rs. 1200/- for general category and Rs.1100/- for SC/ST/OBC/PH category through a Demand Draft only, drawn on any scheduled bank payable to Registrar IIMC at New Delhi, from IIMC New Delhi or IIMC Dhenkanal (Odisha). Request for applicationforms should be accompanied by the Demand Draft & a self-addressed envelope of 27x17 cm, with stamps worth Rs.70/- affixed.

The application form can also be filled after downloading it from website.
The Completed application form must beaccompanied by a Demand Draft of Rs. 1200/- for General & Rs.1100/- for SC/ST/OBC/PhysicallyHandicapped categories drawn in favour of Registrar, IIMC New Delhi.

There is a common application form for Journalism (English) and Journalism (Hindi). There are separate applicationforms/entrance examinations for the other courses. Those who wish to apply for more than oneCourse will have to fill separate application forms for each Course they wish to apply for.

Last date for issue of application forms is April 30, 2014.Completed application forms with DD should reach Registrar, IIMC, ArunaAsaf Ali Marg,New Delhi-110067 on or before April 30, 2014.

IIMC branches are located at Dhenkanal (Orissa-Sanchar Marg, Dhenkanal, Orissa- 759001); Amravati (Maharashtra- Dr ShrikantJickhar Memorial Research Centre for Central Indian History & Culture, SantGadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra-444602); Aizawl (Mizoram-Woodrose Cottage, V-34,Venghlui, Aizawl-796001); Jammu (J &K) (3rdfloor, VikasBhawan Rail Head Complex, Jammu Tawi); Kottayam (Kerala-Ground Floor, Classroom Cluster, Mahatma Gandhi University, Priyadarshini Hill PO, Kottayam-686560).

The details of the contact persons and the contact nos of the centres are given atMore information can be obtained from New Delhi - 011-26741073, 26741352, 26741062, Fax : 011-26742462,26741268, Dhenkanal 06762-226194 & 226196, Fax: 06762-226195, 226197