Noida, Jun 8: The ZIMA School of Journalism has launched an exclusive 9-month Certificate programme in Journalism at its Noida campus today in collaboration with Zee Media Corporation Limited (ZMCL), India’s largest news network. The 9-month course includes a 3-month Internship in an actual newsroom, during which students will be paid a stipend. Loan facilities through Essel Finance are also available to those who may wish to opt for it. Also Read - Zee Digital Continues its Growth Streak, Crosses 150 Million Users on ComScore in March 2020

Students are enrolled after an extremely rigorous Potential Assessment that comprises news based written tests in English, Hindi & anyone Regional Language, Live video shot into Camera and culminates with an interview by senior Editors of Zee Media/DNA. Those successfully completing the 9-month course, will get opportunities to work with Zee Media / DNA in various capacities. Also Read - DNA Technology Bill Seeking to Control Use of Information Introduced in Lok Sabha

Pedagogy is designed to ensure students are groomed as multi-format, multi-lingual journalists and trained in the latest trends and technologies within media, including Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality etc. Classes will be taken by established names of the academia as well as industry, supplemented by guest lectures and internships; thus ensuring a very strong industry interface. This course thus addresses the growing concern that students may not be industry-ready. Also Read - Diligent Media Corp sells land for Rs 57 cr

While the batch at Noida has commenced, a similar initiative is planned in Mumbai, with enrolments on in full swing. Sushil Joshi, Chief Human Resources Officer, CHRO, Zee Media Corporation Limited (ZMCL) stated, “We are very selective about entry standards into the course & select only those who have high natural aptitude so that we can transform a rough diamond into a polished diamond ie. top class new-age Multi-Format – Multi Lingual journalist for Zee Media & DNA . Hence, the course design is highly experiential & practical oriented. This course will be the route through which Zee Media & DNA will build its own Young Journalist pipeline’’.

Those interested to enrol in the courses can contact yogesh.lad@zeemedia.esselgroup.com / diana.chettiar@dnaindia.net.

About ZIMA/ ZICA

In line with the need for institutes that provide premier vocational education with extensive avenues for employability, ZIMA and Zee Institute of Creative Art (ZICA) provide programmes for 12th grade/ graduates in Journalism (Broadcast, Print & Digital), Animation, Visual Effects (VFX), Graphic and Web Design.

The demand for quality education in India has been growing at an exponential rate. Studies reveal that students are actively seeking institutions that not only offer creative courses of high calibre, but also a promise of employability. Keeping this in mind, ZIMA and ZICA aim to provide the right opportunities for media graduates to bridge the skill gap and prepare them for the competitive world with a wide range of programmes such as News Editing, News Reporting and Anchoring, TV News Camera and Artificial Intelligence in News Analytics and Digital Media. These courses provide hands-on experience to aspiring students in the dynamic field of Mass Media.

ZIMA is a twelve-year-old entity that extensively offers courses in Film, Television & Journalism (TV, Print and Digital). The duration of these courses ranges between 3 to 12 months with exclusive internship opportunities with the Zee Media Group. To further encourage students, the group also offers education loans to aspirants who wish to make a career in the field of Journalism.

On the other hand, ZICA is India’s first full-fledged Classical and Digital Animation Training Academy that trains youth in classical 2D and modern 3D animation. Over the last 22 years, ZICA has grown to become a novel institution that has nurtured a vast group of talented alumni. With a state-of-the-art infrastructure, the training provided to its students is practical and focused on creating a stimulating environment around them. ZICA also gives major priority to the principles of art and design as well as the basics of animation and computer-based digital animation. With two schools i.e. ZICA – School of Animation and VFX and ZICA – School of Design already in smooth operation offering a plethora of creative courses, the institution has emerged as a hub for students to channel their blue-sky thinking professionally.

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