Indian Institute of Mass Communication, IIMC will not be conducting the entrance test this year, due to COVID -19 pandemic. The premier institute of media education, an autonomous institute operating under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, has decided to skip the entrance exam for all the eight post-graduate diploma courses offered in its six regional centers, for the academic session 2020-21. The institute will shortlist the candidates based on the marks obtained in the qualifying exams including class 10th boards, 12th boards, and graduation, followed by an online interview.
The decision has been taken in view of the Coronavirus pandemic. Aspirants will not be able to come to the exam centers to appear for the entrance exam amid the pandemic.
“In view of the worsening situation of COVID-19 in many regions and receipt of enquiries from concerned candidates and parents about the need to travel to centers for appearing in the entrance examination, the Institute has, now, decided to go for a marker-based selection process, as a special case, this year, ” the official notice reads.
The selection of non-NRI quota candidates will be based on essential qualifications and merit. A list of shortlisted candidates will be prepared based on the marks obtained in qualifying Graduation Examination, Plus Two Examination, and Matriculation Examination with a weightage of 40:20:20 percent respectively. The shortlisted candidates will be appearing for an online interview. The interview will be carrying a weightage of 20 percent. The final list of candidates to be given admission will be decided on the basis of the candidates’ overall score out of 100 marks.
“Applicants need to submit via email a written (200 words) or video (1 to 2 minutes) Statement of Purpose describing why she/he wants to join the course,” the notice reads. Students who have already applied, do not need to apply again but have to send the state of purpose.
The results of the same will be declared around September 10. The rank list will be published on the IIMC website at iimc.gov.in and the selected candidates will be intimidated by an email as well.
IIMC has also extended the application deadline for admission to four languages – Urdu, Odia, Malayalam and Marathi as notified on July 3, till August 14.
The Application Fee for general category students is Rs 1,000 and Rs 750 for OBC/SC/ST/Differently-abled/EWS category
- Date of Issue of Notification: 28th July 2020
- Last date for Application Submission: 14th August 2020, till 5 pm.
- Announcement of shortlisted candidates: 31st August 2020
- Dates of Online Interview: 3rd September 2020 Onwards
- Announcement of Rank List: 10th September 2020
- Last date for Remitting Fees: 20th September 2020
First Semester Classes to be held online:
IIMC will conduct classes of the first semester students online due to Covid-19. “The first semester of all PG Diploma courses will be conducted in online mode only, in this academic year. It is expected from all the prospective students that they have access to a good quality laptop or computer with a strong internet connection at home or their place of stay,” the notification read.
“Moreover, the admission form for all the courses Hindi Journalism, English Journalism, Radio and TV Journalism Advertisement and Public Relations is expected to be released anytime by August 1,” Raghuvinder Chawla, Academic Coordinator at IIMC told the media.