The initiative to launch the course has been taken after Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Shri Manish Tewari had detailed discussions with working journalists and editors of Urdu language newspapers at the recently concluded All India Conference of Urdu Editors.
During the discussions, the representatives of the Urdu newspapers had requested the Minister to initiate skill and capacity building measures through short term courses in the medium.
The decision to launch the Certificate course in Urdu Journalism was taken in the 124th Meeting of the Executive Council of IIMC held on 26th June 2013 under the Chairmanship of Shri Uday Kumar Varma, Secretary (I&B) and Chairman, IIMC.
The course would be non residential and would be open to all working / freelance journalists in the Urdu language and shall focus on latest journalism practices, use of technology, copy-writing and writing for TV.
The course would be aimed at capacity building and enhancing the skills of practitioners of Urdu journalism. The Institute is in process of finalizing the course duration, curriculum, fee structures etc. which is expected to start in the next academic session.