Founded by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Madanjeet Singh in 2000, the South Asia Foundation (SAF) is a secular, non-profit and non-political organization. Its core objective is to promote regional cooperation through a number of UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institutions of Excellence in the eight SAARC countries. ACJ is one of these institutions of excellence.

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The SAF-Madanjeet Singh scholarship for the one year postgraduate course at the Asian College of Journalism covers eight countries, viz: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The scholarship covers: (a) tuition fees, (b) economy air travel from the scholar’s place of residence within SAARC to Chennai and back, (c) accommodation costs, on a room sharing basis, for the duration of the course in Chennai from July 2019 to May 10, 2020, (d) food expenses covering breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and dinner at the ACJ canteen, (e) a nominal amount towards pocket expenses.

Candidates should have cleared an undergraduate course in any discipline. Equivalent course in different SAARC countries would also be considered on a case by case basis. They must be proficient in English since all instruction and assignments at ACJ are in English.

For the Class of 2020 the quota of seats being reserved for the SAF-Madanjeet Singh scholars in each stream is as follows:

Printupto 4 seats
Televison1 seat
Radioupto 2 seats
New Mediaupto 4 seats

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For further details or clarifications please contact:

Registrar’s Office:
Asian College of Journalism
Second Main Road,
Chennai – 600 113
Tel: 91-44-22542840 / 22542842 – 47
Fax: 91-44-22542839