A Fly-through IIJNM

Inauguration ceremony in the year 2000 with Union Minister Arun Jaitley, and former Union External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, in the presence of His Holiness Sri Balagangadharanatha Swamiji


The Institute’s mission is to educate students in a broad range of practical skills and concepts involving the gathering, editing and presentation of information. The purpose is not just to train candidates for the next job in the field, but to educate them for significant careers.

The hope is that IIJNM journalists will not only be competent practitioners by today’s standards, but also that they will help raise those standards.


The Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media (IIJNM) is among South Asia’s leading post-graduate schools of journalism and media. Located in Bangalore in the heart of India’s high-tech industry, the institute offers an excellent curriculum that combines both theory and practice to prepare its graduates for positions in the media industry. IIJNM offers a curriculum developed in association with Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York. Its programs in print, television, radio and multimedia journalism embody the best practices in media industry and media technology.

With increasing opportunities for employment in the media profession, journalism today is a preferred career choice. As an independent institution not affiliated with or run by any one newspaper or media organization, IIJNM is able to maintain wider association within the industry. Our graduates have access to practically every media organization for possible employment. IIJNM offers its students extensive placement assistance, and to date, has achieved practically full job placement for our graduates at attractive salaries.

If you aspire for a great career in journalism, you must get started with the best training for it. There is no other institution in India that offers what IIJNM does for you – both theoretical and practical training by excellent faculty from around the world who have been or still are working journalists. You study in a friendly and professional environment that prepares you to take up the challenge and move up the ladder in the media profession.


Our campus is a living laboratory on how to communicate to the world outside. Learn and enjoy in the world of IIJNM.

A breath of fresh air for all – students and faculty in classrooms, under the banyan tree, in digitally enabled media labs and high tech TV studio. IIJNM sets the perfect atmosphere to concentrate on work, and unwind over a cup of coffee after a hectic day in the news room. Watch the video.