Course Objective: The goal of this course is to provide a comprehensive overview of Business and Financial Journalism. More emphasis is placed on knowledge and concept learning, as well as skill-based training and hands-on experience with media tools and technologies. It prepares students to work in the media and entertainment industries as specialised business and financial journalists or anchors.

The course module was created with their teaching and learning methods in mind, which include:

  • Teaching based on concepts and knowledge
  • Learning based on skills
  • Data, tools, technique, and technology-based training

The delivery methods include lecture-based, interactive discussion-based, experiential learning through projects, experiential learning from industry interface, direct interaction with the industry, and internships. The programme will create a teaching-learning model that will be integrated with individual and group research to improve students’ knowledge, skills, and confidence in order to make them efficient and effective journalists.

Duration: 1 Year (Full Time)

Eligibility:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university. Those appearing in their final year are also eligible to apply.

Preference will be given to those who have an aptitude to demystify the world of Business and Financial News.

Internship: 8 Weeks

Fees: Rs. 2,70,000/- (Payable in 2 installments)
Rs. 5000/- Caution Money (Refundable after the Completion of the Course)


The course module is designed considering their teaching and learning methods which include:

  • 1Concept and knowledge based teaching
  • 2Skill based learning
  • 3Training with data, tools, technique and technology approach

The delivery methods include lecture-based, interactive discussion based, experimental learning based through projects, experiential learning from industry interface, direct interaction with the industry and internships. The programme will develop a teaching-learning model integrated with individual and group research to improve the knowledge, skills, and confidence of the students to make them an efficient and effective journalist.

Theory: Concept and Knowledge Based

  • 1Economics for Journalism (Micro, Macro & Global)
  • 2Marketing Fundamentals
  • 3Understanding Banking & Financial System
  • 4Business & Financial News Writing & Reporting
  • 5International Trade and Practices
  • 6Security Laws & Regulations
  • 7Indian & Global Business Environment
  • 8Basics of Laws relating to Business

Learning by Doing

  • 1Data Gathering & Interpretation
  • 2Financial Data Analytics
  • 3Business Analysis

Learning Media Technologies

  • 1Business News Anchoring
  • 2Interviewing Skills & Live Reporting – TV, Print, Radio & Digital
  • 3Operational & Handling of TV Equipment, Mobile Phone Technology & Digital Photography
  • 4Using Social Media Amplification for Journalism
  • 5Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word

Core Faculty

Prof. Ashok Ogra

Prof. Sajal Mukherjee

Prof. Naveen Gautam

Prof. Sanjay Ahirwal

Prof. Ankit Kumar Malyan

Prof. Mudita Raj

Ms. Pushpa Nair

Ms. Sunila Dhar

Prof. Pervaiz Alam

Dr R Sreedher

Mr. Om Prakash

Dr Atulit K Saxena

Vikram Srivastava

Mr. Aritra Mukherjee

Mr. Dipanker Saxena

Special Lectures & Workshops

Palki Sharma

Managing Editor, First Post

Rubika Liyaquat

Vice President, Bharat 24

Deepak Chaurasia

Sr. Journalist

Dr Anurag Batra

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld

Phonsok Ladakhi

Media Production Professional & Noted Bollywood Actor

RJ Simran Kohli

Founder Director, Speak For Change Foundation

Milind Khandekar

Digital Editor, BBC

A S Kanal

Independent Producer & Trainer (Former Teacher of Cinematography at FTII)

Manil Mayank Mishra

Theatre Mentor & Actor

Gurnoor Kaur Behl

Founder House of GKB

Arindam Mukherjee

Editor, Outlook Money Magazine

Sayeed Ansari

Deputy Editor & Anchor, Aajtak

Veena Jain

Ex. Director General (News), Doordarshan

Munish Bhardwaj

Noted Director, Writer, Actor and Faculty, FTII

Harikishan Sharma

Assistant Editor, The Indian Express

Roshan Panjwani

Partner Solutions Manager - News, Facebook India

John Samuel Raja

Co-Founder, How India Lives

Shyamlal Yadav

Senior Editor, The Indian Express

Smita Prakash

Editor, ANI