Admission procedure consists of:

  1. Completion and submission of application form
  2. Aptitude test, counselling and personal interview
  3. Notification and acceptance of admission

Completion and submission of Application Form:

Admissions are currently open. Applicants may submit completed form and supporting documents, which may be considered for admission only if vacancies are still available.

Note: Early applications may be submitted prior to March 31, 2018. We encourage submitting applications early to assure quick completion of the admission process to the limited number of seats. Those awaiting college examination results may be given conditional admission.

Checklist of Application:

All applicants must submit the following online, or by mail to the Admissions Committee at the address given below:

  1. Completed application form.
  2. Photocopy of official transcripts of academic records from undergraduate, graduate and/or professional institutions attended (when available). Those awaiting final examination results may submit copy of the transcripts when they become available.
  3. Application essay: Describe a recent event that has received major national or international attention, and how it affected you (between 600 and 750 words).
  4. The Rs. 1,000 application-processing fee by credit/debit card or bank draft or pay order (payable at Bangalore) and drawn in favour of “IIJNM Bangalore.”
  5. Supporting material (if any) such as writing samples (published), record of achievements, etc.

Completed Written Applications must be sent 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

Application deadlines:

Early application (with a concession of Rs. 10,000): March 31, 2018

Regular Applications deadline:  June 10, 2018

Aptitude test, counseling, and Interviews: Test and counselling are held at Ahmedabad, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna and Pune during April and May. Test, counseling and/or interviews are held in Bangalore on the following dates:

Bangalore Centre:

Thursday, June 07, 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Friday, June 22, 2018

Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media
Opp. BGS International Residential School Nityanandanagar, Kumbalgudu
Kengeri Hobli, Bengaluru
Karnataka 560 074

Click here for a sample of the IIJNM Admission Test.

Results of interview will be intimated to the candidate within 48 hours.

Campus Visit (Optional):

While it is not mandatory, applicants are encouraged to visit IIJNM campus at any stage in the application process after emailing us at at least 3 days in advance. You can also call +91 78292 40368 to schedule a visit.


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.