Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (Malayalam)

Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (Malayalam)

  • Duration : One Year
  • Course Director : Prof. (Dr.) S. Anilkumar
  • Total Seats : 30

The Postgraduate Diploma Course in Malayalam Journalism was launched in 2017 in Kottayam Campus with a view to setting new quality standards in journalism training in the regional milieu. This is the first-ever Journalism Course in the Malayalam medium, with specific focus to impart quality training in language media on a national scale.

Over a period of two semesters, the students are provided with a broad perspective of communication field in general and that of Malayalam language in particular. The emphasis is on imparting ethics and values needed to promote free, fair and objective media practices. The students are exposed to new and evolving techniques of reporting, editing, production and distribution through a combination of theory and practical sessions. Over the period of the course, students report, edit and produce lab journals and other publications in Malayalam. They are also trained in TV, radio and digital media. There are voluntary media mentorship programme during semester break/vacation.

Objectives Of The Course
  • To provide quality training in the field of journalism in Malayalam language with special focus on regional aspects of mass communication such as language, technology and cultural practices.
  • To create professionally qualified, well-trained, and competent journalists who are well-versed in the nuances of Malayalam language media and are empowered with a national perspective.
  • To provide a perspective on the role of communication in India with an emphasis on the involvement and participation of journalists in the development and integration of the country through effective communication.
  • To expose the students to new/evolving techniques of reporting, editing, production and distribution in media with a special focus on the Malayalam language and Kerala’s socio-cultural milieu.
  • To familiarize the students with the nuances of New Media practices and trends and also to sensitize them regarding the challenges of fake news and misinformation.
  • To familiarize with the role of government media organisations and private mass communication initiatives in strengthening democracy and development.