Admission procedure consists of:

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

Completion and Submission of Application Form:

Complete the application form to place your application on active review.

We encourage submitting applications early to assure quick completion of the admission process to the limited number of seats.

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 Rs. 1000 towards the application processing fee to place your application on active review.

The application processing fee may be paid using a credit/debit card (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. 502, 5th ‘C’ Main, 5th Cross, 2nd Block
HRBR Layout, Kalyana Nagar, Bangalore –560 043 India
Tel: 080-2545 2564 / 2545 2565; Fax: 080-2545 2563

Dates and Deadlines:

Applications for the academic year of 2020-2021 will open on the 15th of November, 2019.

Early application deadline (with a concession of Rs. 10,000): March 31, 2020

Regular Applications deadline: June 10, 2020

Note: Those awaiting college examination results may be given conditional admission.

IJNM Admission Test and Personal Interview:

Online test and interviews will be held at centres: Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Ranchi; Kathmandu and Colombo.

Following the application, you will be notified on test/interview dates and venue. If you have any questions, call Nandini at 97422 95805.

Parents are invited to join applicants when they come for test and interview at the center. Applicants and parents will be briefed on the programme, job opportunities, and career prospects, and they may clarify any concerns before making the decision on admissions.

While parental visit is not mandatory, it would be helpful to come to IIJNM campus if the applicant has chosen Bangalore test center, or if an opportunity arises to visit the city.

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.

Open Days for visit to IIJNM Campus:

“Open Days” and admission counselling will be available at regular intervals during the admission period at our campus in Bangalore. Applicants who have not availed the opportunity to take the Admission Test or the Interview may request the same on any of the Open Days.

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.

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


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.

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.

The institute has partnerships with several banks and financial institutions who have agreed to consider student loan facility for study at IIJNM. Those applicants who are accepted for admission and wish to avail student loan through any of these organizations may contact Ms. Urmila Michael: Email:; Tel.: +91-97380 20865.