IIMC commences course in Urdu journalism

To enhance the skill of media professionals working in Urdu language, the Indian Institute of Mass Communication has begun a five-month Diploma Course in Urdu Journalism.

PTI| Updated: Dec 19, 2013, 15:06 PM IST

New Delhi: To enhance the skill of media professionals working in Urdu language, the Indian Institute of Mass Communication has begun a five-month Diploma Course in Urdu Journalism.

The course intends to improve proficiency of journalists working in Urdu language newspapers and capabilities of media professionals in the language, the I&B ministry said in a statement here.

The initiative was taken after I&B minister Manish Tewari held detailed discussions with journalists and editors at All India Conference of Urdu Editors.
During the discussions, the representatives of the Urdu media had requested the Minister to initiate skill and capacity building measures through short term courses in the medium.

In its statement, the ministry said the course currently initiated by IIMC was non-residential and focused on contemporary trends and practices in the field of journalism, use of technology, copy-writing and writing for TV.

The course aimed at capacity building and enhancing the skills of practitioners of Urdu journalism.

IIMC invited applications on September 16 by placing advertisements in leading Hindi and Urdu newspapers. The entrance exam for the Urdu Journalism Course was held on October 20 and interviews were held on November 9, the ministry said.

The course commenced on December 2 with eight students and is expected to be completed in April next year.