ACJ-Bloomberg launch Financial Journalism; entrance test on June 4
Updated on Apr 24, 2017 - 12:38 p.m. IST by Urvashi Dalal
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Bloomberg News and the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai in collaboration has launched a postgraduate degree programme in Financial Journalism. ACJ has appointed Jarshad N.K. as the Dean for the programme. Commenting on the programme launch, John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg, said, "With the combined network of Bloomberg News and ACJ, we developed a curriculum. Together, we are bringing the future of financial journalism to India." The ACJ application process for the programme started from April 19, 2017, and the entrance test for admissions will be conducted on June 4.


The programme, launched on April 18, is India's first co-branded financial journalism post-graduate program, designed to equip students with essential skills needed in a modern global newsroom.


The 'ACJ-Bloomberg Postgraduate Program' aims at teaching students the latest journalism skills related to writing and editing, digital and multimedia reporting, ethics, investigative reporting, fundamentals of finance and government reporting.


Jarshad N.K, Dean for the programme, commented, "I'm excited to be leading our first batch of students through the inaugural year of this unique journalism program in India. We built this course from the ground up to be the most relevant and innovative financial journalism in the country today and we think the students will be getting a lot of practical value from it." Jarshad was formerly the Deputy Editor at The Hindu Business Line.


"We're extremely proud to be partnering with Bloomberg News to develop what we feel is now the very best financial journalism program in India and this part of the world," said Sashi Kumar, Chairman of the Asian College of Journalism.


The dates for the 'ACJ-Bloomberg Postgraduate Program' 2018 are as follows:


Admission Dates



Application Opens

April 19, 2017

Last Date of Application

May 17, 2017

Entrance Exam Date

June 4, 2017

Admission Result Announcement

June 21, 2017


July 15, 2017

College Start

July 17, 2017

Bloomberg is a business and financial information news centre. The Asian College of Journalism is an institution of journalism education located in Chennai.


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