Admission procedure consists of:

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

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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/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. 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

IIJNM Admission Test and Personal Interview:

Admission tests and personal interviews will be conducted online on an ongoing basis.

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

Admission Counselling for both applicants and parents will be conducted online by the Director of Admissions, following the online 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.

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

Open Days for visit to IIJNM Campus:

In view of the government advisories regarding the COVID-19 (Corona virus), IIJNM has temporarily suspended all campus visits. However, you are welcome to visit the IIJNM campus in Bangalore once State government restrictions are lifted.

“Open Days” and admission counselling will be available at regular intervals at our campus in Bangalore when permitted by the state authorities.

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 or reply to this email 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.

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:; Tel.: +91-97380 20865.