The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) will soon start a certificate course to impart necessary skills among Urdu journalists. In a statement released here today,the Information and Broadcasting Ministry said the decision to launch the short-term course was taken in chairmanship of Uday Kumar Varma who,as the I&B secretary,is also the chairman of the IIMC board.
At a recently held conference of Urdu editors,Information and Broadcasting minister Manish Tewari was apprised of the need to provide quality training to Urdu journalism aspirants. During discussions,the representatives of the Urdu press had requested Tewari to initiate skill and capacity building measures through short-term courses in the medium.
The course would be non residential and open to all full-time or freelance Urdu journalists,and shall focus on latest journalism practices,use of technology,copy writing and writing for TV,the ministry statement said. The Institute is in process of finalising the course duration,curriculum,fee structures etc,which is expected to start in the next academic session,the ministry further said.