The last date of online applications for admission to five PG Diploma courses at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) has been extended from April 19, 2023, to May 5, 2023. Admissions will be done through the Central University Entrance Test (CUET), which will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). Aspirants can apply online at https://cuet.nta.nic.in/.
Admission to various courses will be subsequently held through a counselling process. Details of the same would be available in the IIMC Prospectus shortly. Admissions incharge Prof. Rakesh Goswami said that the entrance examination paper will have 100 questions, all of which will be mandatory. Question paper will be divided into two parts – Part A will have 25 questions based on language comprehension/verbal ability, general awareness, mathematical/quantitative ability and analytical skills; Part B will have 75 questions based on subject specific knowledge and will cover the following topics:
1. General Awareness of Indian Political and Economic Environment
2. International Developments (Political & Entertainment)
3. Awareness of Current Public Issues
4. Indian History & Social Science
5. Information Communication Technologies and its application in Media Industry
6. Mass Media & Society
Prof. Goswami said that students who have filled the CUET form earlier and did not opt for IIMC can opt for Indian Institute of Mass Communication when the correction window opens from May 6 to 8. If a student has previously opted for one of the courses affiliated to IIMC and now wants to opt for any other course, he can do the same during the opening of the correction window.
In the CUET (PG) information booklet, IIMC’s courses have been bunched under the ‘Common’ category and the question paper code is COQP17. The test paper codes of different courses at IIMC are at serial Nos. 1043 to 1047. Candidates are advised to keep visiting the NTA/IIMC website for latest updates.
He added candidates who have a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized university can apply for admissions to the IIMC. Students who have appeared/are appearing for Final year/semester examination of their Bachelor’s Degree are also eligible to apply. If selected, their admission will be subject to their producing at least a Provisional marks-sheet/Certificate in original from their college/university latest by 30th September 2023, (extendable in genuine cases after ascertaining the reasons). On completion of the course, the Diploma will be awarded only if the Original Degree Certificate is produced for verification at IIMC office.
General Category candidates should be born on or after 1.8.1998 (maximum 25 years as on 1st August 2023). For OBC category, date of birth should be 1.8.1995 or later (28 years as on 1st August 2023). For SC/ST/PwD candidates, the date of birth should be 1.8.1993 or later (maximum 30 years as on 1st August 2023).
For any query, the applicants may contact Academic Department, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi-110067.
Entrance Examination for the language courses will be held separately
The entrance examination for PG Diploma courses in Odia, Marathi, Malayalam and Urdu Journalism will however be held separately and the application forms for these will be issued shortly on the IIMC website, www.iimc.gov.in