The Sunday Indian School of Journalism (A venture of Planman Media & IIPM)-

The Sunday Indian School of Journalism (A venture of Planman Media & IIPM)

.C-127, Phase 8, SAS Nagar,ELTOP Industrial Area,, Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India- 160071


There are media schools and there are media schools. And then, there is The Sunday Indian School of...

Courses Offered

PG Diploma in Journalism ,

About College

There are media schools and there are media schools. And then, there is The Sunday Indian School of Journalism where constant innovation is the key to learning. As a publication house we have never been in the business of just repackaging the news. Our focus has always been on putting across different, often shocking views, with an emphasis on sho

Placement Services

A well structured pan India placement cell has been constituted and will actively work towards providing full placement assistance to all students. The placement cell will consist of faculty and student co-ordination committees. The students, as a part of these committees, will be an integral part of the placement process. They will be guided and encouraged by the faculty co-ordination committees to make presentations to the industry and have interactive sessions with professionals, so that they can make informed career choices.

Each student will undergo one-on-one counseling sessions in order to understand their strengths and weaknesses, and gauge their interest and expertise, thus giving them time to work on problem areas and ready themselves for professional responsibilities.

Students will be made to fill a detailed placement form at the beginning of the course so that each students dreams and aspirations can be understood and efforts can be made to guide the student in the right direction from day one. Mock interviews, group discussions, debates and interactive sessions with industry professionals will also be an integral part of the placement process.

Infrastructure / Teaching Facilities

We have ensured that all our campuses have the very best of infrastructural facilities, setting an enviable benchmark for others to follow.

Wi-Fi enabled Fully Air-conditioned Campuses

All our campuses are wi-fi enabled, allowing students free access to the world wide web or data servers from any corner of their respective campuses. With fully air-conditioned classrooms, equipped with the latest A/V equipments, all the campuses are an amalgamation of latest technology and modernity.

Practical Labs
All the campuses have specially designed training labs to facilitate intensive learning in all practical subjects.

Computer Labs
Each campus has dedicated computer labs for producing print and on line journals and filing stories. These are equipped with the latest professional design and editing software being used by the industry.

TV and Video Labs
Our belief is that the technology of collecting, editing and transmitting news in a 24X7 broadcast news scenario is very dynamic and no media college can keep pace with the industry changes. To bridge this industry-academia gap we will not set up a tv studio, but rather tie up with channels and hire actual editing , graphics and shooting studios to train our students according to industry norms.

The libraries are stacked with numerous academic titles - books, journals, magazines and CD ROMs. The libraries also have an online indexing and title search facility, enabling students to locate a specific title and its availability, thereby speeding up the search process.

Campus Connectivity
The Sunday Indian Schools of Journalism are located in the heart of the city and are well-connected for student convenience. This is planned, keeping in mind available public transport facilities.

Institute Description

There are media schools and there are media schools. And then, there is The Sunday Indian School of Journalism where constant innovation is the key to learning.

As a publication house we have never been in the business of just repackaging the news. Our focus has always been on putting across different, often shocking views, with an emphasis on showcasing the untold story which needs to be recounted for its importance to our readers and society at large. This could perhaps answer the question why our publications have a not-too-large but steadily growing readership, that looks upon our magazines as the place to find diverse views and unexplored stories. Unlike those media schools who believe they are the best by virtue of their age and the brand name associated with them, we are always open to suggestions and criticism both from our students and from our readers. We don't think we know the best, but by paying attention to what you have to say we grow with each passing day.

Our Fundamentals :

  • We provide the basics of journalism, from which a person can grow.
  • We teach you to learn. In a world changing at an exponential pace, the ability to quickly understand and act upon information is paramount. And while this might sound like a crazy idea in a teaching-learning setting, our subject matter is dynamic in keeping with the industry standards and outside transformations.
  • We are a sandbox for experimentation, a place where the young can learn more about the world and their role in it. We encourage our students to experiment and play with reality in an environment where they can learn to fail gracefully too. This also makes us an incubator for new ideas, especially on money making through writing skills.
  • We make no false promises of offering placements in today's unsure world. Rather, we give our students those skills that will make them employable. We assist our students in their job hunt and mentor them long after they have passed out from college.
  • We have a board of advisors, who might not be glamorous journalists you can recognise at once, but those who have solid years of field experience behind them. In addition to sharing their experiences with you, they will also teach you entrepreneurial skills so that you look beyond the paradigm of working for others.
  • We are the only media school committed to turning our students into complete journalists with bilingual skills in print, broadcast and web journalism, and teaching them the nuances of regional Journalism.


The Sunday Indian School of Journalism is committed to educating a new generation of journalists who will uphold the highest standards of journalism. Our course is intensive, rigorous and demanding, set against a backdrop that permits exploring diversity in a number of ways, engaging in serious intellectual inquiry, and debating a variety of opinions with the strength of interdisciplinary investigation. The quality, vitality and innovation of our programme matches the best in the field, providing the foundation and opportunity for students not only to succeed, but to shape the future of journalism.

Our faculty are prominent and preeminent in their fields. They are award-winning reporters, columnists, authors, magazine editors, documentary filmmakers, and digital media specialists. They bring to our course their experienced, independent thinking with motivation that comes from their history of personal accomplishments. They are deeply committed to teaching, challenging, and supporting their students.

Besides a core curriculum, there are a number of electives to choose from and students are encouraged to work on independent projects with the faculty to customise their educational experience. In addition to dynamic, hands-on coursework and emphasis on practical training & skills, students will get the additional advantage of :
  • Small batch size and individual attention
  • Command on the local issues and language in addition to reporting in English
  • Educational tours to journalism hubs across the country.
With a rare blend of leading-edge research and professional training, The Sunday Indian School of Journalism is unmatched in its service to students and to the body of knowledge in journalism.


"I regularly read THE SUNDAY INDIAN and get benefit of both its news analysis and also opinion expressed in the Magazine. The Magazine in recent years is a good addition to the library of the weekly journals in the country which benefits me immensely."
(Arun Jaitely, Leader of Opposition, Rajyasabha, India) 

I never miss a single issue of 'The Sunday Indian.' The magazine is coming out really good. The issues come up with analytical write-ups on socio- economic topic and scientific write-ups are collection worthy.
(Prof. U.R. Rao , Chairman,  PRL Governing Council, ISRO)

I am very impressed with the quality of reporting in The Sunday Indian magazine
(N.R. Narayana Murthy, Founder Chairman, Infosys Technologies Limited)

Mr. Chaudhuri must be very challenging and passionate person; because coming up with a news magazine in 14 languages including English and also a few other publications are not easy. I really like the content of The Sunday Indian. The straightforward reports and analysis sometimes make me wonder how dare must be these people to write such a frank report! The conventional media reports will always try to be in safer zone but. Though the magazine comes in 14 languages nowhere I felt the language or the sentence structure fragile. Analyses of social- economical and cultural issues are tremendous. The column I like the most in The Sunday Indian is history mail. It makes you remember the forgotten historical events and also provides you with the ideas and opinion of historical persons. I feel advertisements in a magazine or newspapers are like humps on the road; it spoils the fun of driving. But in The Sunday Indian you hardly find such humps. But what I feel is, the magazine lacks emotional touch. Before short stories and book review pages used to give a complete look for the magazine. So including literary columns or stories will fill up the gap. I must admit the team is doing wonderful job. Good Luck.
(Padmashri  Nadoja,  Prof. K.S. Nisar Ahmed, Poet, Literary Critic)

The Sunday Indian is so interesting that I finish reading it in one sitting. It is very informative and analytical and covers all the important issues of the nation and the world. Thanks for such a good magazine
(Mohsina Kidwai, Rajya Sabha MP and senior Congress leader)

The editorial which appears in The Sunday Indian is one of the best. I like the way Mr Chaudhuri analyses foreign affairs, socio- economic issues and issues related to anti- terrorism. The write-up on an alternative budget was wonderful. The concept of bringing out a news magazine in 14 languages helps to spread awareness and news and get information from every corner of the nation. The tit-bits of information that the magazine gives in the first couple of pages inform the reader about current events succinctly. Your publication is one of the best! It be a world class product soon. The magazine will reach to the position of the world class magazine soon
(Justice Kedambady Jagannatha Shetty, Former Justice Karnataka High Court)

The Sunday Indian is really doing well. It has successfully transcended the middle-class mentality, which is ubiquitous in the media these days.
(Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy, Writer, winner of Jnanpith Winner in 1994 and Padma Bhushan in 1998)

The Planman Media Group provides interesting and informative material through its four magazines. People like such magazines which provide truth, appropriate guidance and information about the governments development programmes. I wish that Planman Media Group will prove to be a good friend of people and move towards new heights and popularity.
(Ashok Bhatt, Speaker, Gujarat Vidhansabha, Gujarat)

I am particularly impressed by the Human Factor magazine which is dedicated to the important aspect that humans are not mere resources, but are valued and accounted for as capital and that EQ is valued over IQ. This is a very important aspect to which this magazine is devoted. The Human Factor is a magazine dedicated to this important aspect of business. It has sensitised and educated a vast set of managers and helped them improve themselves and their performance. I am sure Human Factor will continue to play an even greater role in management education in the years to come. I wish Human Factor and all the other magazines from the group all success.
(N Vittal, former Chief Vigilance Commissioner)

Board of Advisors

Antara Dev Sen is the founder editor of The Little Magazine. She started her journalistic career with Anand Bazar Patrikas Sunday magazine, and has also been a columnist for The Asian Age, The Deccan Chronicle, The Week, The Indian Express, The Hindustan Times,, DNA and the Bengali magazine Bangla Live. She writes on the media, society, politics, culture and development. Sen is also a literary critic and translator. She has worked as a Senior Editor with The Hindustan Times and The Indian Express in Delhi. She was a Reuter Fellow at Oxford University and is involved with various media and literary organisations.

Working with the BBC, NDTV STAR News, ESPN STAR SPORTS and IBN7, Darain Shahidi perhaps has an enviable profile in Indian television journalism. Awarded the Best Sports Presenter in 2007 at the Annual News Television Awards, he has in the past worked as an anchor, producer and reporter. He has the distinction of having anchored the first ever BBC TV news in Hindi. His other credits as an anchor include, Saat Baje on NDTV STAR News and Sportscenter in ESPN. From mainstream TV journalism to superhit prime time sports news, Darain has raised his bar with each passing day. He is currently associated with Network18 as a presenter at IBN7.

Yashwant Deshmukh is a celebrated figure in the South Asian media and communication industry. As the founder-owner of YRD Media, he has emphasised on impeccable research, design and production and delivered innovative and original news analysis, spanning 15 Union Budgets, over 100 Union & Assembly Elections and a plethora of international socio-political and economic events across 30 nations. CVoter is a division of YRD Media and has worked with almost every major media group in India. It is now associated with UNI TV. This joint venture is envisioned to soon become South Asias most credible news window to the world.

First as a working editor for nearly 23 years and then as a media educator for the past 19 years, Pradeep K. Mathur has actively tried to help focus on generate awareness in society. Beliving media students are potential change agents, he has worked to broaden their dimensions of social consciousness. He is focused on social development journalism. He set up the Department of Publications and revamped its quarterly journals Communicator and Sanchar Madhyam. He also launched a publication programme for production of media books in critical areas. He has been actively involved in the training of mid-career journalists from the developing countries.

Pritha Sen is currently working on a targeted media product for micro entrepreneurs. She has worked as Senior Editor & Special Correspondent in the Anand Bazar Group, India Today Group and Outlook Magazine. She is a development sector consultant to national and international organisations like UNDP and ICRW. Sen was responsible for the launch of the award winning page Making a Difference in Outlook magazine. She is also credited with the launch of microbusiness magazines Small Change, Pluralist and the IAVI newsletter Sankalp, The Social Entrepreneur etc. She has been a Director on the board of Bandhan, India s fastest growing microfinance.

Ramesh Menon is a veteran journalist with 31 years of experience. A true convergent journalist, he has amassed experience working with print, television, new media and documentary films. He has worked with The Times of India, India Today, Business India Television, TV Today, Sahara TV, etc. He has been awarded the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism and the Madhavan Kutty Gold Medal for Excellence in English Journalism. He has authored a book on caste and communal violence in Gujarat. He has been involved in the production of over 20 documentaries and writes scripts for short films.

Saibal Chatterjee is a film and media critic who has, since 1984, worked as an editor and writer with The Telegraph, The Times of India, Outlook Weekly and the news website of The Hindustan Times. As a journalist, he has tracked trends and developments in Indian and world cinema for print, television and new media outlets. Besides serving on the editorial board of Encyclopedia Britannicas Encyclopedia of Hindi Cinema, released in 2003, he has authored a critical appraisal on poet-filmmaker Gulzar, Echoes and Eloquences. He won the National Award for best writing on cinema in 2003. He is currently a Consulting Editor with Planman Medias The Sunday Indian.

A PhD in Journalism, Dr Vartika Nanda is currently the HOD, Department of Journalism at LSR, Delhi. She has taught TV journalism at IIMC. Dr Nanda has done various journalistic assignments with Zee News, STAR News, NDTV, Lok Sabha TV, and with Sahara India Media as its programming head. Her print assignments include stints as Joint Editor with Sablog, columnist for The Pioneer and presently, Associate Editor, Communications Today. She received the Bharatendu Harishchandra Award in 2005, for her book, Television aur Apradh Patrikarita. In 2007, she received the Sudha Patrakarita Samman for outstanding writing on media issues.

A Masters in International Relations, S.Bandopadhyay started his journalistic carrer at ABP and later became Chief of Bureau, Delhi. He worked with Sangbad Pratidin as the Political Editor, and with Kolkata TV as Editor-in-Chief. He is presently the Editorial Advisor of the NE Bangla news channel in Kolkata. He has visited Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and China through journalist exchange programmes. He has also been part of Prime Ministers Entourage to USSR (with V P Singh), Germany (with P V Narsimha Rao), Durban in South Africa (with Vajpayee), USA (with Manmohan Singh), and has covered the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.

The Delhi-based Deputy Editor of Frontline brings with him 27 years of experience in the print, broadcast and electronic media. V. Ramakrishnans core focus has been on Indian national politics and social issues, as well as domestic and international Left politics. He has also worked on sociology related issues in environment, health and tribal life, as well as defense matters, with a special focus on the infantry division of the Indian Army. His list of associations with media organisations includes the BBC London, The Telegraph Kolkatta and renowned Indian language publications such as Mathrubhumi, Lokayat, Samakalika, Theekathir and Deshabhimani.

A news photographer since the 70s, Pramod Pushkarna has covered hard news and told stories through his lens. His work includes images of militancy in Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, the North East, the Sri Lankan rebellion, as well as being the first Indian photographer to have entered Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK), and captured images of soldiers at the Siachen glacier. He worked with India Today as the deputy chief photographer from 1978-2003. He was awarded the Durga Rattan Award for the Best Photograph of the Decade, 1985 and the Press Institute of India award, 74-78. His pictures have been published in leading international magazines like Time and National Geographic.

Sekhar Seshan worked for nearly 12 years with the United News of India (UNI) in Bombay as a Special Correspondent, Sub-Editor and eventually as the Chief Sub-Editor in charge of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa. He was part of the founding team of INPUT Public Relations under Reliance-Mudra. He then moved on to Ogilvy & Mather Public Relations. After this stint, his next media outing was with Business India as a Special Correspondent, where he even looked after pre-press production as the main Editorial Coordinator. He is now the Executive Editor & Bureau Chief - South (which includes Kolkata and Ahmedabad), of Business India.


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