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Events and Activities

 Life on the Campus – Events & Activities


The residential campus offers a stimulating one-year Post Graduate Programme aimed at providing well-rounded education and honing of skills for a challenging job in the field of mass media and communication. 


Besides the classroom lessons, a variety of special lectures, lecture-demonstrations, hands-on-the job experiments, institutional visits, national seminars, online interactions and webinars are organized for the students throughout the academic year. All the courses will be taught by the in-house faculty, supplemented by sessions by experts from the industry and academia.


Seminars and Workshops: Seminars and Workshops on various themes and topical media issues are organized from time to time. Leading media houses and eminent practitioners are invited to deliberate and discuss issues of importance. Job-oriented training workshops are also conducted by eminent experts from various fields including movie/video editing, cinematography/videography, Television Production, Radio Production, Pagemaking, Page Layout, DTP, Digital Fact-checking, Online Journalism, and Data Journalism during the semesters. The workshops are led by academicians as well as professionals and industry experts.


Students’ Lab Journals: As part of the training to write for, edit, and design newspapers and magazines, the students of IIMC Kottayam design and publish a number of Lab Journals in English as well as Malayalam, IIMC Voice and Ezhuthola respectively.

Scholar in Campus: Kottayam Campus has been successfully conducting the Scholar in Campus interaction with students, every year. Renowned personalities and celebrities who have made a mark in their respective field are invited to the campus and students are given an opportunity to interact with and interview them.


Memorial Orations: As a tribute to the pioneering contributions of Devji Bhimji in the field of journalism in Kerala, IIMC Kottayam instituted the maiden Devji Bhimji Memorial Oration on 15th July 2021 on the topic Nation, Nationality and Media: Issues and Challenges. The maiden lecture was delivered online by Dr. C.V. Ananda Bose, IAS (Rtd).

Chengulathu Kunjirama Menon Memorial Oration was instituted to acknowledge the contribution of Shri C Kunjirama Menon in the development of Journalism in Kerala. The lecture was delivered by Shri. K. Jayakumar, IAS, Former Chief Secretary, Govt. of Kerala on 20th January 2022. Both these orations shall be annual feature in the academic calendar of IIMC, Kottayam.

Guruvandanam: organized with a view to express the students’ reverence for the gurus who initiate them to a world of learning.

Know our Language: aims at imparting basic communication skills in Malayalam for non-Kerala students.

Celebrations in the Campus: Independence Day, Republic Day, Hindi Diwas, Swachh Bharat Pakhwada, Vigilance Awareness Week, International Yoga Day, World Environment Day, National Youth Day, International Women’s Day etc. are observed/celebrated in the campus. Besides, festive occasions such as Onam, Holi, and Diwali are celebrated in the campus.

Social Me

The Institute has a vibrant presence on Social Media with a verified Facebook Page, a verified Twitter Account, and a verified Instagram Account. All significant activities at the Institute are communicated and publicized through the social media platforms.  In fact, IIMC Kottayam is the first regional campus of IIMC to have verified social media platforms for communication.

Placements & Internship: Today, our former students of Malayalam Journalism are working in diverse national and regional news organizations. The constantly updated and industry linked curriculum of IIMC prepares its PG Diploma students to take up challenging assignments in the fields of journalism, new media, advertising, public relations etc. The Southern Regional Campus is proud that it could provide placements to more than 70% of its students since the commencement of the course in 2017.


Towards the end of the academic session, the Kottayam campus organizes a placement/internship drive, thereby facilitating an interaction between the industry and students. However, it is not obligatory on the part of IIMC to provide placements to all the candidates.


It is mandatory for all the candidates to complete a four-week internship in any media organization of their choice immediately after the final semester examination. The students must arrange the internship as per their choice, for which the institute will extend all assistance by means of authorization/request letter etc. The Diploma Certificates will be issued only after completing the Internship for the prescribed duration in a reputed media organization and producing a valid Certificate in this regard.


Journalism Mentorship Initiative: It is an exclusive voluntary media initiative undertaken by the students during the first semester break, with various media masters at IIMC Kottayam. This is initiated with a view to ensure that our students are moulded into industry-ready professionals at an early stage of the course itself.


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