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Courses for Indian Information Services

Course Coordinator: Ms Rinku Pegu

As per the Personnel Policy of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, IIS officers have a two year training programmes, including three months at the National Academies, nine months at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi and one year on On-the-job training. After undergoing a Foundation Course at the National Academies, Officer Trainees join at the IIMC for professional training where they are led through a programme that includes theoretical orientation, skill enhancement and an overall personality development. At the end of the first year of training, OTs are expected to know and understand not only the Indian Media and Communication industry but also be able to demonstrate their skills in media technology and have a clear concept of the underlying forces that are shaping the media-scape today.

Objectives of the Course

  • To equip the Officer Trainees with knowledge and skills to manage efficiently and professionally communication and media products, services and organizations/departments.
  • To provide in-depth knowledge of how markets are organized in the major segments of the media industry.
  • To develop critical understanding of contemporary social, cultural and economic processes and to relate these to rapid and ongoing transformation in the media and communication fields across the diverse sectors.
  • To orient the Officer Trainees to the various theoretical frameworks of communication.
  • To provide hands-on knowledge of the practical usage of communication technology.
  • To critically analyse the government’s role in the context of media, across the spectrum, with thorough knowledge of government processes in administrative and financial matters.

Training Calendar for the year 2018-19

Currently two training courses are being conducted by Indian Information Department of Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC)

1.       Nine month Induction Course in Communication and Media for IIS Group ‘A’ officer trainees from 01st Jan - 30th  Sep 2018 

2.      Six month Foundation Course in Communication and Media for IIS Senior Grade Group ‘B’ officer trainees 01st Feb – 31st July 2018

Course Syllabus

For IIS Group A OfficersView Document0

For IIS Group B OfficersView Document0