Admission is closed

Admission procedure consists of:

  1. Completion and submission of application form
  2. Admission Test, Personal Interview, and Counselling
  3. Notification and acceptance of admission

Application Checklist:

  • Complete the application form (online or hard copy)
  • Upload or attach a photocopy of your marks transcripts and degree certificates. Students awaiting final examination results may submit their provisional degree certificates or the latest marks transcripts.
  • Upload or attach the required essay: Describe a recent event that has received major national or international attention, and how it affected you (between 600 and 750 words).
  • Pay ₹ 1500 towards the application processing fee to place your application on active review.

The application processing fee may be paid using a Credit/Debit card/Net Banking/UPI (for online applications), or bank draft/pay order (payable at Bangalore) drawn in favour of “IIJNM Bangalore” for physical applications.

If you choose Physical Application (hard copy instead of online), send completed form to:
Admissions Processing Office
Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media
No. 406, 6th Main Road, 2nd Block, HRBR layout, Bangalore – 560 043 India
Tel: 080-2545 2564 / 2545 2565; Fax: 080-2545 2563
E-mail: admissions@iijnm.org

IIJNM Admission Test and Personal Interview:

Admission tests and personal interviews will be held online in a phased manner. Applicants will be informed of dates and time.

Following completion of your application form, you will be notified on your test/interview date and timing. If you have any questions, call Nandini (Senior Academic Assistant) at 97422 95805.

Admission Counselling for both applicants and parents will be conducted online by the Director of Admissions, following the interviews. This is an opportunity for candidates/applicants and their parents to ask questions about the program, job placement, hostel facilities, etc.

Click here for a sample of the IIJNM Admission Test.

Notification of Admission:

The results of admission test and personal interview will be made known via email and by courier within 10 days following the test.

Open Days for visit to IIJNM Campus:

While it is not mandatory, applicants are encouraged to visit IIJNM campus at any stage in the application process after emailing us at admissions@iijnm.org at least 3 days in advance.

The Open Days will include a tour of our campus where you will be able to see the range of facilities, understand the program structure, and interact with our academic staff and alumni. While it is not mandatory, all candidates/applicants are encouraged to participate on our Open Days and experience the atmosphere of the Institute.

You may contact us at 095132 40401/ 097422 95805 for further information regarding the admission process and/or campus visits.


Students are required to arrive in college 2 days prior to the start of the academic year for registration.

Students are also assigned their dormitory residence and may stay in the hostel from the registration day itself.

All fees paid are non-refundable.

Government COVID-19 regulations:

IIJNM is following all State and Central government covid norms and guidelines. In the case of a further lockdown, the quality of academics at IIJNM will not be affected.

While the previous lockdowns upended social structures and wreaked havoc on the country’s education system, IIJNM was able to pivot to online classes and studios immediately. Here’s how IIJNM successfully taught journalism during the pandemic.

Student Loans

In the past, several banks have provided student loans to IIJNM applicants who were accepted for admission. You may approach your local bank with whom your family has banking relationship for a student or personal loan for the programme. IIJNM will assist you in meeting the documentation requirements of your bank for the approval of student loan. You may contact Ms. Urmila Michael: Email: urmila@iijnm.org; Tel.: +91-97380 20865.